Sunday, October 2, 2011


Free clipart of Winnie the Pooh walking and stomping."Where are we going?" said Pooh, hurrying after him, and wondering whether  it was to be an explore or a What-shall-I-do -about-you-know-what.
"Nowhere" said Christopher Robin.
(The House at Pooh Corner.)

I first wrote under the title of "Notes from under the Mountain" about 10 years ago, and then when I started blogging it seemed a natural choice to call my blog the same title. 'Notes' are mainly about embroidery and family, I am hoping that this new blog  .... Other side of the mountain..... will be more a scrapbook about the little things that give me pleasure and I hope might give someone else pleasure to read.
So to the words of Pooh    Where are we going?   I only answer not nowhere but now here... and so here I am launching a new adventure.
Free Winnie the Pooh watching a falling leaf clipart.

I grew up in an era of Winnie the Pooh from AA Milne not from Disney... it was war years and I remember our books had green mottled covers and thickish poor quality paper, we wore them out from love, not carelessness and so when my children were of an age to be introduced to this good friend, new copies had to be bought. Both of them own their own complete set of A.A. Milne books,
Barryn is a batchlor and so his copies are still here and often read by his youngest neice.
We can all quote favourite lines and poems  from these books, the piece I quote  often- is the last verse of the poem Teddy 'Bear' found in the book- When we were very Young.

A bear, however hard he tries,
Grows tubby without exercise.
Our Teddy Bear is short and fat
Which is not to be wondered at;
But do you think it worries him
To know that he is far from slim?
No, just the other way about?
He’s proud of being short and stout.

Do you have a favourte A.A. Milne poem ?  
   Will you leave a comment and share?   
 Thank you for dropping in. come again sometime and see what I have added


  1. Oh, I am really looking forward to hearing about your other side.
    I love Pooh too, he has such an innocence and charm Irene xxx

  2. i loveeeeeeeeeee poohhhhh so much.......