Are you sitting comfortably?
And do you have suitably festive attire on, or at least some pyjamas?
Have you got a cup of tea or hot chocolate to hand, a cosy blanket and possibly a teddy bear (or preferably a dragon)?
Do you need the loo?
Alright, then. Let’s begin…
Too long; didn’t watch? Fair enough! If I’d actually known how long it would take me to read aloud a whole Beaufort Christmas story I might not have started … If you’d like your very own copy of Beaufort Scales & the Christmas Baubles to read at your leisure, you can sign up for the newsletter here, and I’ll send you five free Beaufort stories (including this one) for you to download and keep. And if you signed up to the newsletter before I was giving them away, you can let me know below or pop me a message, and I’ll email you a copy.
And for those of you who have read Yule Be Sorry but are new to the world of Beaufort, you can now see why Mortimer was a little nervous about the whole Beaufort and Christmas market situation …
Actually enjoyed my terrible reading aloud skills (I do read really well in my head, but obviously far too fast…) and are looking for more? Well, firstly, that’s just strange, but secondly, sure, why not? Check out Layla and I reading from Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, or a little bedtime reading featuring my favourite cat pyjamas.
And now, over to you, lovely people – do you enjoy reading aloud, or being read to? What are your favourite books or stories to read aloud with? Let me know below!