Come Sail Away

Grandfather’s study was a place where one didn't touch a thing, not the globe dangling half cocked, not the stuffed Pigeon, the moose or the fox and most definitely not, decidedly not the smallest of ships adrift in a bottle to the left of the mantlepiece clock.

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Welcome to our Storytelling Podcast

Hosted by Nanny Bea in a cosy cottage she calls Dave with two squirrels, one kitten and hens that she can hypnotise.  Nanny Bea likes nothing more than storytelling, except maybe rich tea biscuits (which are far from rich and taste nothing of tea). Crammed full of professional character voices to engage, inspire and occupy young minds (4-9 in human years) with stories and banter written to uphold values such as kindness and respect, oh and silliness, lots and lots of silliness.

Weekly episodes last about 10-20 minutes, we pretend that is to give you variety and not because we lack the self control to do other wise.

Recent Posts

  • Bumble Jumbo

    Trevor and Stan were a couple of ordinary fleas just looking for a break from the monotony of life, so when Trevor’s uncle offered them two free tickets to paradise, they jumped on it. Well Trevor jumped and Stan kind of staggered, he has an unearthly fear of flying.

  • The Toilet Paper Fairy

    The Gunndersons seemed like a regular family. They fought over the best seat, cried over their split milk and laughed over any unexpected sounds or smells. It wasn’t until one day, on a Monday that Courtney, the youngest of the Gundunderson gang, realised her family was not what they seemed.

  • Mariuccia and the Meatballs

    On top of spaghetti all covered in cheese, there were three meatballs 'til somebody sneezed. Make meatballs with Nonna Mariuccia but watch out, they're slippery little suckers!

  • Time Keeps on Slipping into the Future

    But at a faster rate than it should. Can one man convince the world and can he do it in time?

  • The Plight of the Hairless Chihuahua

    Edwin was a happy pup, the perfect Chihuahua, if your idea of perfect didn't include hair. An ugly duckling who finally found where he belonged.

  • Uber Doober Doo

    It's Sam's dream to become a vet but he doesn't have the time to make his dream come true. Maybe with a little help from his friends?

  • Darcy the Dragonslayer

    There was something extraordinary about Darcy, something even Darcy didn't know.

  • Mina and the Moonlighters

    From the land of figs and roses, comes an unsuspecting band of creatures.

  • Cowboy Chicken Ranch

    As you’d suspect this ranch has cows, it also has chickens but what it doesn’t have, it hasn’t had for a mighty long time.

  • Buttercups and Daisy Chains

    One time when the gardener was feeling heady from midday sun, he cut the hedges into a waddle of Penguins looking for an iceberg to float away on, this was quickly cut down once Aunt Blanche caught site of them.

  • How to Succeed in 6th Grade without Really Trying

    Tiggy was so busy trying to find her 'thing'. She was in The Trampolene Troup, The Myth Buster Group, Mimes and Mimics, Clones and Physics, Eco Warriors, Territorials, The Spelling Bee, Tales (and you guessed it) Tea, just about every game, craft or club you could think of.

  • A Rainbow Production

    Just as the curtain goes up, they realise Orange is missing. Will they find her in time? Will the show go on without her? Find the answer to these questions and more in this week's episode with Nanny Bea.

  • Talking Trees

    A story of Forest who’s in a forest, and is looking for some hope.

  • The Diary of a Dormouse Detective

    In Moussissippi the Rat Pack rule, that is until the Mousecapades comes to town.

  • The Tale of Benjamin Bunny

    Beatrix Potter's classic tale with a tail. Peter Rabbit’s cousin comes to town and mischief follows.

  • The Mole Who Was Afraid of the Light

    Marty was a typical mole who discovered that in order to find his future, he must face his fears.

  • The Easter Basket

    The Easter story from Myriam's point of view. She was tormented by seven rats until the Nazarene came to town. He not only freed her from the rats, he carried her load and she followed him faithfully to the very end and back.

  • Buggins and Gubbins Go to the Flea Circus

    A teeny, tiny tale of identical twin fleas.

  • Dave, the Reluctant Cowboy

    Young Dave was full of spit and vinegar until he met the perfect antidote, Jet and Blizt, a couple of even ornerier horses.

  • Snakes and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

    George with a G has a head full of thoughts, he thinks about how the moon hangs on in the sky, how ketchup hangs on in the bottle but mostly he thinks about...well probably better you hear for yourself.

  • The Shrinking Giant

    In the hidden land of Antarcticadia lived a very disagreeable giant until one day she met with a fully automatic, never problematic, entirely mechanic laundry facility that didn’t live up to its name.

  • The Story of Doctor Dolittle

    The great doctor of Puddleby-on-the Marsh preferred the company of the worst animals more than the best people so he learned how to speak their language. In this classic tale we follow his adventures around the world all because he can talk to the animals.

  • Message in a Teeny, Tiny Bottle

    Long ago when the birds were the only ones tweeting and clocks were the only ones tic tocking, there lived a little red robin.  All was going to plan until a cuckoo, cuckoo with a higgledy piggledy brain came to visit.

  • The Incredible Captain Tom

    Some times it takes 100 years to notice an extraordinary person. Some time it takes just 1 step to make extraordinary change. Go to https://captaintom.org/ to find out more about the incredible Captain Tom.

  • Jack and the Jelly Beanstalk

    There are many Jacks in the world of well known tales, the nimble one, the friend of Jill, Jack who ate no fat, Jack Horner who merely sat in that corner. But our Jack is a different Jack, not to be confused with the kind and grateful boy who went up the beanstalk either. Our Jack is neither kind nor grateful in fact he’s all together disagreeable.

  • The Interstellar Optic Smeller Radiographic Alien Teller

    Marly lived on a farm, with some pigs, a couple cows and lots of chickens, there’s always room for chickens. What there wasn’t room for was the space ship she was trying to hide behind the barn when the corn was high, in the silo when the wheat was low and under the bales of hay when the cows weren’t hungry.

  • There’s Snow School Today

    When a snowball the size of the moon falls from the sky, school goes virtual and Seb is bored until a visitor arrives and changes everything.

  • The Truth Fairy

    Career crisis for a prospective Tooth Fairy. Will Penelope find her destiny in the mouths of babes?

  • Peter and his Pickled Peppers

    Why did Peter, a piper by trade, go out and pick those pickled peppers? That’s where the story begins.

  • Twas the Night Before Christmas

    The well loved poem with some special visitors to wish you all a Happy, Merry, Jolly Christmas wherever you are and however you spend it.

  • The Nativity Story

    The story of the baby born to save the world. Please feel free to use this in your own Nativity.

  • The Nutcracker on Christmas Eve

    ust before midnight on Christmas Eve the toys come alive, lead by the fearless Nutcracker against the Mouse King and his army. Coming next week...The Nativity Story!

  • The Velveteen Rabbit

    The classic tale of a little Rabbit stuffed with saw dust wants nothing more than to become Real.

  • Tilly the Travelling Turkey

    Just as the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade is setting up, Tilly the Turkey makes her escape all the way to Plymouth for a feast that would make the Pilgrim Fathers proud.

  • Lighthouses, Levers and Lasers

    A mysterious visitor comes to class which turns into a circus and a city and a salty seaside, all in search of an answer. Where did the mobile phone come from?

  • Planet Zid v Planet Zod

    A young boy named Dibit from planet Zid faces off the giant Grug from Planet Zod with nothing but a sling shot.  A familiar story but with flying aliens, feathered sheep and an extra pair of arms.

  • The Wind in the Willows – The Riverbank 1

    Mole ventures up from underground to find life at its fullest particularly when he meets his new friends Ratty and the river. The first story from the classic tale.

  • Dr Frankenbeans and His Mashup

    Dr Frankenbeans is busy in his laboratory working on what some call an abomination, but he considers a masterpiece that will change the world forever! (well, change mealtimes...occasionally)

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Part 2

    We continue along the yellow brick road with Dorothy and her friends when they finally meet the Great and Powerful Oz, but is he a whiz of a wiz, if ever a wiz there was? (Part 2 of 2)

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Part 1

    There's no place like home and the Land of Oz proves that. This story is so big it requires two episodes. The concluding episode will be available next week.

  • The Knitted Boy

    This boy’s story starts with the king, as do the stories of all the other boys and girls, birds and bees, buds and trees. You see this king created the kingdom, with his own hands. He is not one of those a jack of all trades, no, he’s a master of everyone.

  • Gordon Fox and the Three Hares

    One windy winter’s day Gordon Fox stopped at the motorway services for some Doritos and a Diet Coke when off in the distance he saw not one, not two but three hares in matching leather coats.

  • Come Sail Away

    Grandfather’s study was a place where one didn't touch a thing, not the globe dangling half cocked, not the stuffed Pigeon, the moose or the fox and most definitely not, decidedly not the smallest of ships adrift in a bottle to the left of the mantlepiece clock.

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