Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Silly Old Bear

Winnie The Pooh always meant a lot to me growing up like I previously explained, ever more so since re-reading the books as an adult and being charmed by the characters and their wise wit all over again. Secret Honey are a Japanese brand with full licensing by Disney, and for many years have been releasing exquisite original clothing inspired by various characters. I've collected a few of their dresses over the years and always enjoy browsing the new releases, but this Winnie The Pooh dress passed under my radar until recently when I spied it in the sale section - so it worked out in my favour! I adore how it's based around the map of 100 Acre Wood which features in each book, and it feels perfect for autumn.

Most of my days lately have been spent drawing (my recent Oz infatuation has really gotten my creative juices flowing and taught me to enjoy drawing again, it's a nice bubble to be in), reading, and walking through the fields to watch the seasons change. The fruit is plentiful and I've already been foraging in the hedgerows. I just love this time of year, although everything is dying it somehow feels renewed and full of hope.

I've also been making the most of my railcard and traveling as much as possible. I've always enjoyed the train, and the quiet moment of calm it provides to bookend the adventures. It's my favourite place to read, which is a shame as it isn't terribly practical for me to get the train often! I attended a record fair this past Sunday that was several towns over where I managed to complete my Pink Floyd LP collection, and this week I shall be traveling down to London to go to the theatre. I'm due to have surgery at the beginning of October which will no doubt cut my autumn rather short (it's on my dominant arm which will render it unusable for several weeks - so no drawing for me, but hopefully plenty of reading) so I'm determined to make the most of September.

“Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
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