Testimonials

"An Enchantress...Her mesmerising voice is transporting me to some faraway places"

The Guardian

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"I joined your storytelling last night. I would like to say a heartfelt thank you.  Your final story in particular, infused into my bones like osmosis. It had been a dark, dank day and this story brought the light back. I am a farmer and baker myself and I woke early today to bake with the resonance of that story willing me on, the knowledge that trust in goodness, beauty, innocence is alone enough. I hope I wove that spirit into my bread. I write as the bread awaits the wood fired oven."

Rupert, Slavic Stories for the Winter Solstice 2020

"Nana led the walk with such care, warmth and generosity that there was instantly a sense of unification and togetherness in the group. As we meandered through the autumnal forest, we heard magical stories, beautifully told, and we took in the wonder around us - enjoying spotting the forest's many delights.

I felt the calmest and most present I have felt in a very long time. I think frequently of the morning we shared - and can't wait to go on another walk with Nana soon. Her story walk was a tonic, a healing elixir of words and nature. A truly magical experience"

Cristina, Forest Story Saunter 2021

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"An Enchantress...Her mesmerising voice is transporting me to some faraway places"

The Guardian

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"An Enchantress...Her mesmerising voice is transporting me to some faraway places"

The Guardian

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"I have never heard anything like that, a whirlwind of emotions and senses, such a journey you took us on. This is a really difficult time for my family and you made this Solstice magical thank you. Prayers and blessings."

Audience Member, Slavic Stories for the Winter Solstice 2020

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"I have never heard anything like that, a whirlwind of emotions and senses, such a journey you took us on. This is a really difficult time for my family and you made this Solstice magical thank you. Prayers and blessings."

Audience Member, Slavic Stories for the Winter Solstice 2020

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"An Enchantress...Her mesmerising voice is transporting me to some faraway places"

The Guardian

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"An Enchantress...Her mesmerising voice is transporting me to some faraway places"

The Guardian

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"An Enchantress...Her mesmerising voice is transporting me to some faraway places"

The Guardian

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"This was a magical experience. I booked it in December as a surprise for my family (grandmother in her 80s, two adults and two teenagers). We went on a storytelling walk in a beautiful wood. Nana kept three generations engaged for three hours with her captivating stories, her knowledge of nature and even some of her own poems. She chose beautiful spots to stop and listen to her and welcomed our feedback and requests. We all loved the experience and hope to do it again in the Spring! Thank you Nana for sharing with us"

Selene, Private Story Walk, 2020

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"I have never heard anything like that, a whirlwind of emotions and senses, such a journey you took us on. This is a really difficult time for my family and you made this Solstice magical thank you. Prayers and blessings."

Audience Member, Slavic Stories for the Winter Solstice 2020

"I have never heard anything like that, a whirlwind of emotions and senses, such a journey you took us on. This is a really difficult time for my family and you made this Solstice magical thank you. Prayers and blessings."

Audience Member, Slavic Stories for the Winter Solstice 2020

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"I have never heard anything like that, a whirlwind of emotions and senses, such a journey you took us on. This is a really difficult time for my family and you made this Solstice magical thank you. Prayers and blessings."

Audience Member, Slavic Stories for the Winter Solstice 2020

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"We booked a walk with Nana for our break in Lewes - and it was the highlight of the trip. It was a beautiful few hours, connecting to the natural surroundings, listening to poetry and ancient stories. Even a freak downpour of rain didn’t dampen the experience! Nana is really knowledgable about the local area and landscape, and gave us a new way of relating to the nature. I haven’t stopped thinking about it since!"

Gemma, Private Story Walk, 2021

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"An Enchantress...Her mesmerising voice is transporting me to some faraway places"

The Guardian

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"I booked a 1:1 storytelling walk with Nana as a birthday present to myself and it was brilliant. Beautiful surroundings, wonderful poems and stories chosen to fit with my needs, and time to reflect and create. Nana is an engaging storyteller and a warm and patient presence. I'd highly recommend these walks if you want to reconnect with yourself through stories and nature."

Sam, Private Story Walk 2021

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"I cannot recommend The Story Apothecary enough.

This storytelling is the best medicine I’ve found so far whilst showing up each day in my mum's journey to death. Better than therapy. It’s such an intense time, and these stories take me elsewhere for a bit and soothe my soul."

Anon, Story Apothecary Podcast Listener

"Wonderful evening thank you Nana. What a tremendous gift you have, thank you for sharing it with us all."

Audience member, Slavic Stories for the Spring Equinox, 2021

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"I so enjoyed a soul-warming, uplifting walk with Nana. She shared inspiring stories and poems, great conversations and companionable quiet moments, to appreciate the lovely surroundings. Balm for the soul, particularly in these difficult times."

Alison, Private Story Walk 2021

"Loved the morning out on the South Downs, on the walk led by Nana, combining professionalism and warmth. The highlight for me was the stories that she told - so well chosen and beautifully told, she held us in her spell as she told them and the stories continued to resonate long after. I highly recommend the walk as a unique experience, combining walking, storytelling and space for your own creative writing. And the rain didn't dampen our spirits, it just added to the special atmosphere."

Olivia, Creative Storytelling Walk 2020

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"It was magical! The sea and the land and the stories became one"

Chloe, Seaside Story Walk, 2019

"So thankful to have met and walked with this beautiful lady Nana yesterday on the down land at Lewes. Sitting in a field of wild flowers listening to her bring stories to life was magical. Being given time to tap into my own creative writing was a gift. Listening to the other women their stories and their writing was moving and beautiful. Altogether a very inspiring wonder filled outingI highly recommend you try it."

Mary, Creative Story Walk 2020

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"What a wonderful walk last Saturday gently up and down The Downs. I've been revived and calmed all week from the lovely experience. You have a lovely gift Nana, I'm grateful to have found your walks and will be joining more. Everyone should give it a go - you will be enlivened and restored, promise!" 

Grainne, Creative Story Walk, 2020

"Nana had chosen a beautiful walk for us that took in different aspects of nature on the way; pretty villages churches, country lanes and open marshland and river..... Walking in the footsteps of Virginia Woolf. It was paced well and on the flat so was suitable for the less experienced walker too. Nana was very aware of safety and the well-being of the whole group. There were regular breaks during which Nana told us a traditional tale or legend. All in all a very pleasant way to spend a Sunday."

Penny, Story Walk 2020

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"Spellbinding"

Audience Member, Beyond the Water’s Edge: Transformational Tales from the Sea, 2019

"Thank you so much for the wonderful day! These beautiful woods and your marvellous stories were such a delight for my soul  Robins and deers were a great company too, so amazing!"

Private Story Walk, 2020

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"Today's walk was a delight - beautiful stories, great company, captivating nature. Thank you, Nana, for helping us find inspiration and creativity, for unlocking the poets within us, for making the day so special!"

Lana, Creative Story Walk 2020

" Thank you Nana for a wonderful walk, such inspiring scenery, magical storytelling a precious moment of serenity in a world of current 'madness' "

Sarah, Story Walk 2020

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"The story walk was a magical experience. Nana's storytelling and readings of poems take you to other worlds while at the same time open up your eyes to the world around you, to nature and your connection with it. We thoroughly loved it."

Nadia & Tim, Story Walk 2021