So who is this Julie Pryke person anyway?


I bet some of you really do want to know a bit more! Here I am – the person who’s been telling you all about my fund-raising effort for my project ‘Stand and Deliver’.

I’m retired, from Yorkshire, a Mum to 3 fab sons, and a ‘Nana’ to 4 gorgeous kids – Thomas & Fini in Germany and  Kian and Ayla in Birmingham.

I try to visit them all regularly and when I can’t I talk to them using Skype as I think it’s really important that they know all their absent family and not just our names.

I stated telling stories to Thomas (almost 12) when he was very tiny and it became a regular request from him by the time he was about 18 months old. It then spread to the other 3 as they came along.

I found that I could tell very quick ones – to satisfy the immediate need – by looking around me and spotting items I could bring to life – for example a wooden cat who became a pirate, a tree trunk which looked like the back of a dragon , it was so scaly. I would include the child in the adventure – as the hero/heroine of course . Then I started adding a magic version of me to help get us out of the scrapes I’d invented.

I can help you get started in the same way and would love to do so as I believe everyone can tell tales – but some people just don’t realise they have those skills yet, or lack the confidence  to do it.

PLEASE let me help you by following my blog on

my facebook page

or on my Leocrowd page – this page has a longer story ‘Joshua’s Birthday Surprise’ and a model you can make with/for your  family.  Have a look and come back tomorrow for more!

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Julie Pryke Written by:

Mum of 3, with 4 grandchildren, from a new born right up to 10 years of age. She has been a play-group and play scheme leader, worked with youth and community groups; was a College lecturer. She is a “born story-teller” and a member of Bradford Writers Circle. She’s still learning but when she grows up she wants to tell more children’s stories!

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