My Grandmother used to enjoy telling me the story of Winnie the Pooh, swelling with pride as she exclaimed that A. A. Milne’s much loved bear was named after her home town of Winnipeg. The stories were a favourite in our house, and catching a glimpse of Winnie the Pooh’s statue as I rode past on my BMX always sparked fond memories.
She’s gone now, but suffice to say that I’m genuinely a little overwhelmed that from this Friday (April 15th 2011) I will finally be able to share this fond memory with my children, her great-grandchildren, and pass the love of our favourite Silly Old Bear on to them.
I’ll of course be printing out these sweet certificates for the kids as an extra special keepsake of our very first trip to the cinema as a family, and of a fourth generation falling in love with Winnie the Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. If you’re a bit of a softie like me, click here to download yours too!
Excuse me, I think I have something in my eye.