Sunday, October 19, 2014

British Literature at its best: Pooh Bear and Shakespeare

This weekend while I was at the temple I took a little detour and visited a part of Ashdown Forest.  This particular trail was near where A.A. Milne and his family lived, and thus the stories of Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends all take place in this area.  I had a little brochure from Ashdown Forest that explained where different sites actually were, as described years ago by the adult Christopher Robin.  So here are pictures I took while on the trail!

Galleons Lap--The Enchanted Place! (because, as young Christopher Robin reported, nobody had ever been able to count whether there were 63 or 64 trees.  I myself counted about 91, but was a little unsure about that number, so I think it really must have been enchanted)

Heffalump Trap by the Lone Pine

A.A. Milne Memorial

Roo's Sandy Pit

NorTH PoLE, DISCovERED By PooH, PooH FouND IT (where Roo fell into a stream and Pooh fished him out using a pole, which could have been no other than the North Pole itself)

I also tried to play Pooh Sticks here, but after throwing in 3 different sticks, I still couldn't get one to come out under the other side of the bridge

100 Aker Wood, where Owl lived

Eeyore's Gloomy Place

Other pretty pictures from walking the trail

Also recently I took a trip into London to see a Shakespeare play at the Globe Theatre.  It was so fantastic!!!  I saw "Comedy of Errors", which was soooo hilarious!!  I loved the play so much, and the atmosphere was fabulous!

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