And there’s nothing better to help us to unwind than a few Christmas stories and songs. And, it's even better if a professional storyteller dressed like a Christmas elf does the storytelling.....
Christmas is an extremely busy time for me too. Again, I have to have the two calendars, one on the phone and stuck on my fridge, to keep a close eye on all of my bookings!
"‘Twas the night before Christmas Storytime” is a storytelling event that I have facilitated annually in Lucan library for the past 7 years. This year, I will also be performing in Ballyroan Library on 18th December at 6.30pm and Cashel Library, Co. Tipperary on 19th December at 6pm.
I will have a morning Storytime in Naas Library on 20th December at 10am. This won't be a pyjama event, but the same stories and sing along!
I see many familiar faces, some of the children and their parents who have attended my regular events at the library throughout the years. Many who have attended (and outgrown!) my toddler time events and I get to see how they've grown up and find out how they're enjoying school.
For some families, it's part of their Christmas tradition to start their Christmas time off with, which is lovely too.
And to finish the event, our final story is the classic “‘Twas the night before Christmas”, which opens Christmas up for everyone and they can go home with a warm, traditional Christmassy feeling.
I don't want to give too much away, but this year, the magic storytelling box has a story inside that involves some penguins (my favourite!) and a Christmas Unicorn (of course!). You'll just have to come along to my storytelling event to hear what happens to this group of characters!