Friday, 12 November 2010

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh rolling in mud to disguise himself as, a little back rain cloud, in order to sneak some honey from the bees, a cunning plan that does not quite work out as he anticipates.  The Maximum card features the recently issued stamp of Christopher Robin and his bear with a Pooh Corner, Hartfield, cancellation, a place where you can have cream teas in Piglit's Tea Room and various cakes, some featuring honey.  Pooh would approve of that, his own words, "It is more fun to talk to someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but short easy words like 'What about lunch'".  Perhaps afterwards play Pooh Sticks at Poosticks Bridge. Of course any bridge in the world is available for Pooh Sticks, identify the sticks, throw in the river, and race to the other side to see who has won.  A game played by generations of children, and one you don't ever quite grow out of.  

This year the countries participating in the 2010 Europa stamp issue used the theme of childrens books.  Here in Britain they featuring AA Milne's Winnie the Pooh and the EH Sheppard drawings, which unlike the coloured-in postcard, used the original black and white images
of Pooh and friends. He may have been "a bear of very little brain" but had lots fun with his friends. As AA Milne wrote "Wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the forest, a little boy and his bear will always be playing".

Beth of The Best Hearts Are Crunchy is our hostess for Postcard Friendship Friday

7 comments:

Snap said...

wonderful, wonderful, wonderful... I love POOH. A big cheer for children's books and celebrating them.

PaperSponge.com said...

"Tut, tut. It looks like rain." Who doesn't like Winnie the Pooh.

Aimee said...

I love, love, love this card! And the stamps too! We are big Pooh fans around here and the "little black raincloud" episode is one of our favorites. :) Disney World/Land has a Winnie the Pooh ride that takes you through all the most famous pooh stories...the blustery day (where the wind really blows on you), the litte black rain cloud and lots of others. Its one of my favorites rides just for the nostalgia factor alone!

Sheila said...

I bought loads of the stamps for use on postcards, and can't bring myself to part with them!

Coffeedoff said...

I liked the Pooh stamps too! I think they have been very popular on the postcards.

Joy said...

Oh happy day, tiddly pom, lots of Pooh fans.

Dorincard said...

MCs...English language homophones: Weannie, Poo? Oh, my Gosh-hawk! :)