Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Strawberry notes from The Land of Potter

Mum says that she gets to choose activities on her birthday so she smiled her way through a whole Beatrix Potter pilgrimage thing. She says we can go to the Pool tomorrow.

They gave us books of The Tale of Samuel Whiskers at her house, but we had to give them back at the end. We had to find real things in the house that she painted for the book. We saw the dresser from that book and from The Tailor of Gloucester, which Mum says was BP's favourite of all the books. We also saw the fireplaces that she put in the books, and the landing, and the mouse hole, and the dolls house. Mum says it wasn't the real house, because that belonged to niece of the man who made the books, but we're not so sure because it had the ham and the cot.

Lucinda and Jane were supposed to be in the bedroom, because Mum's book said so, but we couldn't find them. She asked the gentleman about them and he said that he didn't know where the dolls had gone. Mum and the gentleman were very sad.

It was very hot again today. Mum says we can go to the Pool tomorrow.

To get to the other Beatrix Potter place we crossed the longest lake on a small ferry. That was fun. It isn't the biggest lake. Mum says we have that at home and that's right because Finn McCool took a big lump of earth to throw at Benandonner in Scotland and that made Lough Neagh.

The Beatrix Potter place is really cool, and sometimes we listened to Mum telling us all the stories, but there was an awesome touch table where you could move maps of the Lake District all over the place. Mum did a puzzle with some random person's child. You can walk through lots of the stories and Jo had his picture taken in Mrs Tiggy-Winkle's kitchen. Matt says he has bumped his head there all two times before. He didn't bump his head today.

Then we had snack, and bought Lego Hero guys with our holiday money in the toy shop and went back to the barn and went for pizza and Mum and Dad took us on this street thing round Keswick. Lots of people dressed up and told stories about Keswick. Beatrix Potter was there but Mum thought the lady doing her made her seem too silly.

Mum says we can go to the Pool tomorrow.


Jane and Chris said...

Well, if Mum says so then it must be true. You ARE going to the pool tomorrow!
Jane x

M.K. said...

Lovely! What a treasure to walk with your children through Miss Potter's own home. I love that they give you a book and ask you to FIND the items in the house -- Oh! I would love doing that! So glad you get to go to the pool tomorrow :)

Angela said...

Oh dear have I got the date wrong and missed your birthday? Sorry sorry sorry. Will make up for it when you get to our corner of the planet. x

El Perro Blanco said...

Sounds like a fun day - perhaps you might like to go to the POOL tomorrow.

Pom Pom said...

Oh your mum is my kind of Beatrix fan! I'm sure you know her birthday is July 28th. I might have to break out the Peter Rabbit cupcake liners and have a granddaughter tea party.
I hope you DO go to the pool and float about, enjoying the English sunshine.

GretchenJoanna said...

The missing dolls would make me very sad, too, but I get the feeling that you boys were not moved. Have fun at the pool!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

oh but I want to go to the pool with you and then back to the Potter place...wonderful!

The dB family said...

I hope not going to the pool didn't make the boys too sad. At least they know they are going tomorrow. :o)