On my flight over to New York I watched the wonderful film ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’.
It tells the story of how A.A. Milne, inspired by his son playing with his soft toys in Ashdown Forest in Sussex, wrote the classic Winnie the Pooh books.
A footnote at the end of the film’s credits stated that all but Roo of Christopher’s toys were now on display at New York Public Library.
In actual fact they have only just returned to display after going through a year long extensive clean and repair. After all, they are nearly 100 years old. You can read about the painstaking work by clicking on CLEAN POOH.
I was delighted to pay a visit to see the delightful creatures for myself.
The rest of the library is marvellous too, especially the huge Rose Reading Room on the top floor.
The theme for both my kids rooms when they were babies was the classic Winnie the Pooh. My older boy is a teenager now but I still love Winnie the Pooh. It’s so nice to read your blog because it brings back memories. Thanks. 🙂
We can all do with a bit of childlike behaviour now and again!
I loved the film Goodby Christopher Robin, and while I haven’t visited the New York Public Library, I have visited Ashdown Forest, and recently saw the Winnie the Pooh exhibition at the V&A in London! Such fun! #farawayfiles
Hopefully you will get the ‘hat-trick’ one day soon! I must get to the V&A. Wilbur.