Luther and I went to the Hundred Acre Wood today and played Pooh sticks on the Pooh Bridge.Â (Honestly, I’m not making this up! …)
At the heart of Pooh Country you will find “The Enchanted Places”. Christopher Milne first called them the Enchanted Places in his book of the same name published in 1974. In his book he tells of his childhood and the many adventures he had. The Enchanted Places are situated in and around the Ashdown Forest within the Parish of Hartfield, and are much as they were in those distant days back in the 1920’s. This was where the young Christopher Robin, who was an only child, played many of his childhood games. His adventures were shared with his Nanny, who would accompany him onto the Forest, and his Nanny told them to his mother. Christopher’s father, A.A.Milne, heard about them from his wife. The “Enchanted Places” are therefore the actual settings for the Winnie-the-Pooh stories and in due course Alan Alexander Milne compiled them into his famous books, Winnie-the-Pooh – 1926 and The House at Pooh Corner – 1928.
We had a great time and did an exhausting walk afterward of many miles.Â Luther was a big, brave boy and walked nearly the entire time!