Sunday 17 July 2011

Watch out for the Heffalumps!

I know I'm a big kid but I have always loved the Winnie The Pooh stories and so there we were back in England and half an hour away from the famous 100 Acre Wood & Pooh Corner shop! So what is a girl to do, well my lovely fiance agreed and off we set on an adventure in the footsteps of A.A. Milne!  Nestled in East Sussex and I mean so well nestled we couldn't find it, we drove around and around in circles until we felt quite dizzy and needed a cup of tea and honey! First we found the little shop, rather disappointing with not much stock, but a very cute building, just the right size for me to get into at 5foot4! It used to be a sweet shop where Christopher Robin, A.A. Milne's son, was taken every week by his Nanny on their donkey!

It was their adventures into the surrounding woods that captured the imagination of A.A. Milne and E.H Shepard. Can't you just imagine Pooh & friends walking through these landscapes as part of the 100 Acre Wood?

(copyright Winnie The Pooh)

(copyright Winnie The Pooh)

Talking of Bears, there are 2 Bears that are having fun joining in the Christmas in July Sale.  Romeo & Callum would love to go on their own expodition to find a new family, so if you'd like to bring one of them into your life they have got a very special adoption discount, but only for a little while.  They'd love you to visit them over HERE.

On our next expodition together we'll be hunting for the original Pooh Sticks Bridge, would you like to come along, don't forget your sticks, oh and a little something, maybe some honey?!  Catherine x


Joanne@ Desertmountainbear said...

Your bears are beautiful. I love the colors of both of them.

And thank you for the trip to Pooh Corner. With the new movie coming out I have been thinking a lot about them lately.

Julie said...

What a sweet looking little shop! We're big fans of Pooh here, as well. My girls' daddy just took them to see the new movie yesterday.
Your bears are so very sweet!

Anonymous said...

Hi Catherine now following your lovely Blog :-)

Georgianna said...

Oh, Catherine, you and Hatfield are a perfect combination! How great that you got to visit.

D and I were both raised with Pooh. We went to that little shop, too. I think I only bought a bookmark. :)

Thank you for bringing us along. And your new bears are so wonderful! xo – g

p. s. we did try to find Pooh Bridge but had to turn back due to it being very muddy. Next time, as you say!

elaine said...

Love your England pictures, that garden is truly an English Country Garden.

Mandy @ Belle and Boo said...

This is such a lovely post Catherine, I can imagin them walking there perfectly clearly in my head. I have to go x

victorian parlor II said...

The bears are adorable and I really enjoyed seeing the Pooh areas too:)!



Hillcrest Cottage said...

My favorite childrens' books...thanks for sharing!!

Tracy said...

Oh, this was great fun, Catherine! I've always loved Pooh and his pals, so this was very fun to see! I'm looking forward to seeing the new Pooh movie soon...NEVER too old for Pooh. ;o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Niki Jackson said...

We went to Pooh Corner in September! Funny seeing your pic outside the shop. We played Pooh Sticks on the bridge. xx

Vicki Boster said...

Oh Catherine - I think it would be delightful to visit the shop and the Hundred acre wood! I loved seeing these photos - especially the one of you at the shop!

Your bears are so adorable - they will bring somuch love to their new family - I am sure they will be on their way soon to a loving home!