Let’s hear it for Winnie the Pooh and his friends on Winnie the Pooh Day, which takes place on 18th January each year.
It’s a time to sit back, perhaps with a little pot of something – honey, perhaps – and to celebrate the joys of A A Milne’s books about Winnie the Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood (Ashdown Forest). Winnie-the-Pooh or The House at Pooh Corner make for a lovely read, and it’s easy to get lost in their adventures in the wood.
There are some wonderful stories in them – and some amazing lessons in life, as well, which are as true today as they were when A.A. Milne penned them back at the start of the twentieth century.
So here are 7 ways to celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day….
Some of my favourite Winnie the Pooh sayings are...
Never let things come to you, go out and fetch them - Winnie the Pooh
It isn’t much good having anything exciting, if you can’t share it with somebody – Winnie the Pooh
A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference - Eyeore
You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes – Winnie the Pooh
A hug is always the right size – Winnie the Pooh
"It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like, ‘What about lunch?” - Winnie the Pooh
"The things that make me different are the things that make me." – Piglet"The most important thing is, even when we're apart, I'll always be with you." - Christopher Robin
Take a few moments to reflect on these on the 2020 Winnie the Pooh Day!
A.A.Milne wrote the Winnie the Pooh stories for his son, Christopher Robin. The characters were based upon the real nursery toys belonging to him, and their adventures are set in Ashdown Forest, where the family lived.
E.H. Shepard drew Pooh and his friends. I love his drawings for their simplicity. They say everything without being pretentious, and indeed they have become classics.
Three Cheers for Pooh, the most wonderful Pooh!