It’s Winnie the Pooh Day! Apparently, the day of A A Milne’s birth (18 January 1882) is celebrated as Winnie the Pooh Day.
As many readers of my blog will know, I love Disney but, more than that, my favourite characters are the 100 Acre Wood gang, especially Eeyore – I think it’s because he just gets on with it and tells everyone not to worry about him. I know he comes across as gloomy but, hey, I still like him. Anyway, I was brought up on the tales of Winnie the Pooh and loved the books long before I saw the Disney short films.
When my grandma died, my mum and her sister bought their grandchildren (my son and my cousin’s son were the only great-grandchildren my grandma had at the time) a big story book each. My mum chose a large Winnie the Pooh book for my son. Amazingly, the book is still intact 18 years later! If you saw how my son has treated most of his books, you’d be surprised it’s still here.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to celebrate Winnie the Pooh day by watching any of the stories on DVD as all of ours were on video and my son wore them out! I really should get round to replacing them with DVDs… hmm… I can read my son’s book though 😉