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Our Messy Rainbows

Our Messy Rainbows

By Dee & Ray
Life conversations with Dee & Ray!
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Changing feelings when we loose
In this episode, we talk to Ally from @sportshub_gb where we discuss the importance of team working skills, how we can change our feelings when we feel sad & how being active makes us happier! Follow Ally @sportshub_gb
April 28, 2021
Maths on Toast
In this episode, we speak with Susan Bugby from Maths on Toast about the great work the charity is doing to support families, how to build confidence in maths and tricks for remembering the 8 times tables! Maths on Toast run a monthly free Maths workshop for children, to find out more, visit
April 11, 2021
Being Brave!
In this episode we talk to, Tricia Thompson. Tricia is from Scotland and talks to us about her favourite character called Merida from Brave. Like Merida, Tricia loves adventure having lived & worked in Sydney, New York, Abu Dhabi and volunteered in India. She also loves running & walking in nature and is creating a business to get more people active & giving to charity. Tricia’s advice for being brave? It’s inside all of us and we can choose to take that deep breath and be brave. It can feel uncomfortable but after that first step it becomes easier and we feel stronger inside. We loved finding out how to feel and become brave from Tricia! To find out more about the great work Tricia is doing follow @moneymile2020
April 04, 2021
Quest 79 - Find Your Inner Gold
We are joined by Karen Darke (MBE). Karen is an amazing person who won the Paralympic gold in the sport of Paralympic hand-cycling in Rio 2016. It was the 79th medal for Britain, and 79 being the elemental number for Gold led to Karen creating Quest 79: Find Your Inner Gold. We discuss Quest 79 and why we aim to publish 79 episodes by the end of 2021! @myquest79
March 28, 2021
Dr Pooch - Get Well Johnny books
Dee & Ray are joined by Dr Pooch! In this episode, we learn what holistic health means, why Dr Pooch created the Get Well Jonny books and why it's important to look after our health. We hope you enjoy! @drpooch
March 26, 2021
In this episode, Ray shares a Spring poem that she wrote and Dee shares her poem called Environment Ethos. If you would like to share your poems with us, tag Our Messy Rainbows. We would love to see them!
March 26, 2021
Mothers Day Special!
Happy Mother’s Day! Dee is joined by her mummy in this episode. They talk about what it’s like to be a mother and what life was like before children. There were lots of cuddles and tears recording this but we hope you enjoy this unscripted episode.
March 14, 2021
Gardening is good for me!
Spring is here! We are joined by Mary Kidson to find more about how gardening is good for us and how you can grow plants & vegetables even if you don't have a garden. Enjoy!
March 14, 2021
Lockdown Loaf
On this episode, we discuss how to set up your own business with Dee’s school friend Winnie. Winnie started her own business baking bread during lockdown. With the profits, she is splitting the money between the NHS and the Orantange sanctuary. We loved hearing about Winnie’s business journey and think her story is inspirational! Well done Winnie and your Lockdown Loaf tastes amazing! Enjoy the episode!
March 03, 2021
Happy Campers - Learning about our emotions
How do we love ourselves when we don’t know how to? How do we keep the negative chatter in our minds quiet? Is sadness a normal feeling? Listen to this episode with the incredible @nicoledonnelly where we learn all about our emotions. To find out more about Happy Campers visit @nicoledonnelly & check out where you will find a free poster to help children deal with their emotions.
February 25, 2021
The Crafty Teen Ari
In this episode we are joined by The Crafty Teen Ari! Ari started her business in May 2020 making accessorises using Paracord. She makes dog & cat collars as well as bracelets for humans! Even though Ari felt nervous to set up her business she did it and she is introducing new products. We hope this episode is helpful for children that wish to set up their own businesses.
February 23, 2021
The Entrepreneur’s Doctor
In this episode, Dee & Ray are invited as guests to be on The Entrepreneur’s Doctor podcast. They discuss how to manage stress, what is means to be an entrepreneur and what their hopes for the future are. We hope you enjoy and learn lots from this episode.
February 18, 2021
Learning about fitness
In this episode we are joined by @annekafit from @barfibootcamp! Dee & Ray discuss with Anneka why it’s important for children to exercise daily especially during lockdown. We hope you enjoy this episode and learn lots!
February 17, 2021
Children’s Mental Health Week
In this episode, Dee talks about how sadness is a normal feeling to experience and how it’s important to acknowledge it. She also talks about the things she does to keep happy when she is feeling down.
February 03, 2021
Happy New Year!
In this episode, Dee & Ray say thank you for supporting them with their podcast journey and discuss their New Year goals!
December 31, 2020
Jesy leaving Little Mix
In this episode, Dee & Ray discuss how they feel about Jesy Nelson leaving the group Little Mix and some of the reasons why they think she left. Resources that you may find useful to support children are: and Jesy’s documentary - Odd One Out is available to watch on
December 30, 2020
Living with Sight Loss
This episode is a Q and A with Bhavini who has her own podcast - Visual Eyes with Bhavini. Bhavini started loosing her eye sight from the age of 17. As well as presenting her own podcast, she is also a radio presenter on BHF radio. Listen to this episode to find out how Bhavini’s guide dog helps her to live independently, how she got into podcasting & how she raises awareness about sight loss.
December 30, 2020
I’m going to be a pilot!
How do you become a pilot? What do you have to study? We asked our friend Kajal, who is currently at Kingston University, studying to become a pilot. This episode discusses how to dream big, how dreams come true and what skills and attitudes you need to become a pilot.
December 13, 2020
Online Safety
In this episode, Dee and Ray discuss online safety with Sharon from the Safe to Net foundation. The organisation aims to keep children safe online. The episode is a Q and A with the children asking how they can keep safe online.
November 17, 2020
This episode is about Manners and how the girls try to demonstrate respect towards others. They start off by talking about manners but then the conversations turns into into how they sometimes DON’T have manners and they talk about Fantastic Farters and Bubbly Burppers! Enjoy!
October 28, 2020
In this episode, Dee and her sister talk about journaling and why they find it helpful as part of their bedtime routine. Do you journal? Let us know if you do! Enjoy the episode.
September 30, 2020
In this episode, Dee is in conversation with her mum’s friend, Karyn, about periods. Dee asks questions to find out more. We hope this episode is helpful to everyone that listens!
August 29, 2020
Back to school
This episode is about going to Back to School in the autumn term of 2020. Lots of parents and children will be nervous about sending children back to school with Covid-19 still around. Dee explains how she is feeling about going back to school!
August 23, 2020
Top 10 books
In this episode, Dee talks about her top 10 favourite books! Lockdown has given her more time to catch up on books and in this episode, she shares her favourite books and explains why she loves them.
August 13, 2020
Leicester Lockdown
Leicester City was the first city to go into a local lockdown. The second lockdown has been difficult for adults and children. On this episode, Dee shares how she is feeling about local localdown and how to remain upbeat!
July 14, 2020
Evening routine.
In this episode, Dee shares her evening routine and why she finds it helpful to follow a routine. It can be easy to let routines go during lockdown but we hope children find this episode helpful.
July 09, 2020
In this episode, Dee talks about grief and how she feels about loosing her Grandpa. She mentions a book that helped her to process her grief. The book is by a charity called, Winston’s Wish.
June 28, 2020
Morning Routine
In this episode, Dee is joined by her little sister. They talk about why they have a morning routine and why they find it help. Enjoy!
June 20, 2020
School after Lockdown
In this episode, Dee talks about her first day back to school after lockdown. She discusses how she felt and what the day was like. The best words to describe her first day back would be REALLY GOOD! She also talks about what children can do if they are feeling anxious about returning to school. We hope you find this episode useful
June 16, 2020
This episode is about fear, how Dee feels when she is scared and how she plans to overcome fear.
June 07, 2020
Today is Dee’s 9th birthday! On this episode, Dee shares her favourite poem and reads her own poem, Nine Wishes. She discusses how she will be celebrating her birthday in lockdown.
May 27, 2020
Find out how Dee is doing in Lockdown and what she is doing to make herself happy when she is feeling sad. She provides tips on how to stay positive during Lockdown.
May 19, 2020
How it makes children feel when people are unkind. How to be kind.
May 14, 2020
How to deal with stress!
May 13, 2020