Adventures with the Storyteller


I think we all have a crush on this “so, so British and too cute” guy from BBC’s Cbeebies.  Perhaps I would sleep better if Storytelling Richard would visit me each night and tell me a wonderful story, before tucking me into bed with a “night, night, sleep tight” . . .  then again, I might be a trifle too “stirred” to sleep. Then again, perhaps I would have some really interesting dreams once Morpheus did claim me.

Main health effects of sleep deprivation (See ...

Main health effects of sleep deprivation (See Wikipedia:Sleep deprivation). Model: Mikael Häggström. To discuss image, please see Template talk:Häggström diagrams (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(BTW, for the first time in days I was actually asleep when my husband prepared for work –he often finds me still awake–and I have no memory of hearing him moving about this morning. I slept until noon. Given when I fell asleep, that was a bit more than eight hours. The most sleep I have had in days. Nice.)

About fedoralady

I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

15 responses »

  1. Oooh some of those symptoms of sleep deprivation are truly scary!!! But I’m glad that you managed to get 8 hours of sleep! How are you feeling now? Funny, funny captions again! Your sense of humour has certainly not been affected by the lack of sleep! 🙂

  2. When he says, “Night, night, sleep tight!”, I get shivers all over!

    I’m glad you managed to get a good night sleep:)

  3. OOOOOOOOOOOOO!! I DO like that last picture and the caption that went with it! I found myself making a rather evil-sounding cackle because of how he does that “looking up under his eyebrows” thing!! I find him so adorable reading the Cbeebies stories as he puts so much into them, voicing all the various characters! 🙂

    I’m so happy you finally got some quality sleep! You certainly needed it! And it does help our bodies and our minds as your diagram shows. Hope you get a lot more! 🙂

    • That is a very teasing and rather seductive look for a man reading bedtime stories, isn’t it? 😉 He is an absolute delight in those clips. You can tell he thoroughly enjoys telling those stories. It’s like he is reliving a bit of his childhood. 😉 Thank you for the good wishes. I remember very well a chapter in my abnormal psych class about sleep deprivation and a study they conducted with volunteers. There were before, during and after photos of the subjects. By the end of the study, these nice, normal-looking people resembled either zombies or axe murderers. 😦

  4. I love the goofiness of his storytelling. He’s an absolute delight, as you say.
    Good to hear you got some sleep, Angie. 🙂

    • His goofy, geeky side just endears him all the more to me. I love those photos of him dancing in the blue suit and white shirt from the Cold Feet shoot–he looks like he is having so much fun.

    • Thank you, Phylly, yes, it is Photoshop Elements 10. My husband and I have been taking a class. I have had to miss a couple of sessions but he is trying to keep me up to speed (he’s the real techo wiz in the family). It is a lot of fun and I am amazed at all the things you can do. He also has Premiere Elements, which is the video version of Photoshop. Maybe I will tackle learning that at some point.

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