“What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood?” – Beatrix Potter.
On Saturday, the weekend challenge over on our site Weekly Prompts was Razzmatazz. Although a colour challenge, we encouraged our readers to stretch the challenge to fit, and my second response is just that, a bit of a stretch! Aso linked to FOWC Education.
The year before last, son Joss and I took a short break, a trip to the Lake District in Cumbria. Both of us being longtime fans of Beatrix Potter, our main focus during our long weekend was to ‘educate’ ourselves and find out more about her. At the time, I wrote several blog posts about our trip.
Soon after returning home, I began to re-read the Beatrix Potter stories, and then I hit upon the idea of creating a talking book for my five youngest grandchildren. You may have already seen this on my previous blog, but I’ve included again here because you’re never too old for a bedtime story!
For Evie, Scarlett, Lily-Jane, William and Alice – something extra for during the stay at home lockdown!
The basis for Beatrix’s first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit was initially written in the form of a letter on the 4th September 1893 to a real child, her friend’s five-year-old son who had become ill. It was later suggested to Beatrix that she should turn the letter into a book.
Visiting the village of Sawry where Beatrix once lived we came across this garden, and finally I give you a little of the colour Razzmatazz!
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2020 Weekend Challenge Razzmatazz from Weekly Prompts and Fandango’s challenge Education.