When North Canterbury's Jess Davidson started the Smile and Pod podcast a year ago, her aim was to inspire regular folk with stories from successful New Zealanders.
She began reminiscing about her grandfather, the stories he would tell her as a child, and more importantly how he would tell them – his humour and his turns of phrase.
After leaving her job in December, the former television and radio host started In My Own Words, a private recording service for people to leave their story for others to hear.
It could be recording a eulogy, a best man's speech, or a grandparent reading books to overseas grandchildren, and is especially pertinent in today’s Covid-19 travel-restricted world.
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Are you, your children or grandchildren getting involved in Halloween this year? Stuff and The Press newspaper would love to hear from you.
We are hoping to find out how things may be a little bit different for Halloween this year due to Covid-19, and to see how people are still pushing through with their celebrations.
Will you be wearing a face mask with your costume? Or offering hand sanitiser to trick or treaters? Whatever it is you're up to, we'd love to hear about it.
Please comment below or email email@example.com if you are celebrating Halloween this year and would like to share how.
Thanks in advance folks!