Introducing Angela Yardy, the writer
(Also known as “Angela’s Poems”)…
I live in England and am blessed to have been able to achieve my dream in life which, from a very young age, was to be a full-time wife and mum. As my alternative choice of career was to be a teacher, I have filled those years with voluntary children’s and youth work in church and schools, hence my experience with nativities. My volunteer work led to a few years as a teaching assistant at my children’s school, but I gave up this role so that I could be an extra voluntary support to children with special educational needs where sufficient funds were not available to do enough, as well as establishing and running a school book club….You get the picture: I love children, and helping them to achieve their potential!
I have two fantastic teenage children myself, both of whom make me very proud, and who, together with my selfless husband, have supported me in everything that I have done.
It was a chance lesson in my son’s primary class which introduced me to my previously undiscovered love of poetry and I continued writing from there, adding my poems to a free educational poetry website www.angelaspoems.com for the purpose of encouraging others to have fun with poetry. Once the seed was planted, it continued to grow and I am grateful to friends (and indeed to strangers around the world) for their encouragement, particularly as it has now developed into trading as Best Children’s Nativity. I have many years of ideas to work on and to add to my websites as I find the time to write, including rhyming Easter plays, the first of which I have written and hope to make available soon.
How did Best Children’s Nativity get started?
I started off as wife and mum (That’s what I most desired.)
The poetry came later when I felt myself inspired.
The work that I was doing as a volunteer in schools
And churches meant that I built up some valuable tools.
So now, two decades later, I have purpose written many
Nativities because I searched but never could find any!
They all were too inflexible, with licence fees required,
And so, I wrote my own; that’s how my poetry transpired!
My sister was encouraging, she saw potential to
Expand my skill at writing, for the benefit of you.
Hence that’s where Helen comes in; my ‘sister on the net!’
She is the other half of this nativity duet.
For Helen and her husband, Scotty, said that they would do
The website and the marketing to bring the scripts to you.
And so, that’s how it started: initially one script.
The feedback was fantastic, and I was more equipped.
Another script available, the feedback better still:
Customers requested that I write more; so I will!
So thanks for your support, I’ve much more writing I can do
We just need word to spread and, hopefully, that’s down to you!