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Long before there was Paddington Bear, Shaun the Sheep and Peppa Pig, there was Winnie the Pooh. For over 90 years, the bear with very little brain and his friends Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Tigger, Kanga, Roo and Christopher Robin have entertained and enchanted both…

via Exhibition Review: Winnie the Pooh: Exploring a Classic (V&A) | Enough of this Tomfoolery!


With thanks to Olga for posting the link on Facebook and to James Osborne for writing it.

Special thanks to CBC Radio for an interview that resurrected this little-known story about the origins of Winnie-the-Pooh. Here’s a summary.    Winnie-the-Pooh was born in Canada! Well, sort of. I…

Source: Winnie-the-Pooh: The Forgotten Connection | jamesosbornenovels

Take care and keep laughing!


This is my third and final quote for the challenge Jane Morley invited me to join — thank you, Jane!

Jane started with a Winnie-the-Pooh quote and I cannot finish the challenge without adding A.A. Milne’s silly old bear.



Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered.

“Yes, Piglet?”

“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.” 


Here are three lovely people with three lovely blogs I’m tagging for the challenge. Dear friends, if you are pressed for time, please don’t feel you have to take part.

  • You haven’t lived until you’ve seen the photography of Cindy Knoke. Whether a flower, a rose, a hippopotamus or an elephant, Cindy has a way with a lens that puts many photographers in the shade.
  • Peter from Counting Ducks has a ready wit when it comes to the foibles of human nature. You will find yourself laughing and crying when you read his stories.
  • Katherine Scrivens is a Bristol-born artist who lives in Denmark. While she is known for her silhouette paintings, the great thing about Katherine is that she is always up for changing her style. At the moment, for instance, she is taking her inspiration from Holbein.

Take care and keep laughing!


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This is an assignment done for an Illustrator class many years ago that I found in a file when I was looking for something else.  Pooh’s song seems perfect for the end of a week in April when once again spring can’t seem to decide to stay.

Cottleston Cottleston Cottleston Pie,
A fly can’t bird, but a bird can fly.
Ask me a riddle and I reply
Cottleston Cottleston Cottleston Pie.

Cottleston Cottleston Cottleston Pie,
Why does a chicken? I don’t know why.
Ask me a riddle and I reply
Cottleston Cottleston Cottleston Pie.

Cottleston Cottleston Cottleston Pie,
A fish can’t whistle and neither can I.
Ask me a riddle and I reply
Cottleston Cottleston Cottleston Pie.

I’ll be away for a few days…enjoy the weekend, see you next week.

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