Sunday, August 7, 2011

Childlike delight

As a child do you remember playing Pooh Sticks over river bridges, watching to see who's stick came out the other side first?  Well I certainly remember this and so it was with great childlike delight that we found the original Pooh Sticks bridge that Christopher Robin actually played at and most likely inspired this in Winnie The Pooh.  It was quite a challenge to find, but eventually our persistence was rewarded, it is looking rather tired but I guess I'd be rather tired if I was that old!



From Sussex we drove on through the ever beautiful scenery of Dorset, spending the day at the National Trust Property, Stourhead with its iconic temples and bridges nestled in amongst the tapestry of trees.




My new website is almost ready to reveal to you all after a long time in the making.  I've also started on a new embroidery pattern, so watch this space for lots of news!  Take Care, Catherine x

12 comments:

  1. I always thought the pooh sticks bridge looked kind of shoogly even in the pictures in the book lol Glad you found it though, hope you won ;o)

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  2. My little pirates were playing pooh sticks yesterday! Emma

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  3. This has me missing England sooo much...*sigh*... Dorset looks so beautiful! Love the Pooh sticks... I can't remember when I last played that. Great news about your new site. :o) Happy Week, my friend ((HUGS))

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  4. Really beautiful photos, Catherine! How wonderful that you found the bridge! We never did, although we gave up because it was so muddy.

    Very much looking forward to your new site, too!

    xo – g

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  5. Oh wow, you found it :) I love Pooh Sticks!! Loved that story too with Eeyore floating by hehe.
    Gorgeous photos too....you make me very jealous ;) Huggies xx

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  6. I feel slightly embarrassed but I had never heard of Pooh sticks until last year (aged 29) when my husband explained it to me . I was never really a Winne the Pooh fan as a child.

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  7. I've only been to England once but I promise for my next trip to also find that bridge. Beautiful.
    Thank you for visiting & commenting on my blog. I'll be ordering from you next. Your work is delightful. Can't wait to see the new website...I think this one is great.

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  8. Hi Catherine! I wish I could visit the pooh bridge, my mother raised me and my brother on pooh bear and all his adventures. I look forward to your new website! have a great day! hugs, Jennifer

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  9. What a perfect place to derive inspiration!

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  10. I was in England once, and the Pooh Sticks Bridge was one of my top things to see! We managed to find it. My son was a baby and didn't want to throw his stick in the water. He preferred to chew on it.

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  11. Recently I found out that my husband did not know what 'Pooh sticks' was and I wondered if I really should have married him based on this info ;-)

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