Friday, July 15, 2016

Who Loves Peter Rabbit?

Can one really ever be too old to enjoy Peter Rabbit and friends?

This is my favourite BP series - I have them on DVD and will delight in watching them with my grandchildren one day ;)

I don't think so. I think that Beatrix Potter created a world that is timeless and stretches across all ages. I can honestly say that I love this little lot of characters now as much as I did when I was small. And I know for a fact that my grandmother feels the same ;)

This year the Royal Mint has brought and is bringing out a series of 50p coins to celebrate and mark Beatrix Potters life - her 150th birthday I do believe. My daughter happened to get one by pure luck - I don't think the lady operating the cash register knew what she was handing over. You can buy each coin in the collection for £10.00 a pop! While I am not a coin collector nor do I plan to become one, I will be keeping an eye out for any other Beatrix Potter coins that are in circulation.

I wanted to show you one of my own prized Beatrix Potter treasuries that I adore and could never part with. In fact it was one of the few books that got shipped from SA to England in our move just over five years ago.

It's the Beatrix Potter A Journal...

It's pages are an absolute delight to read over and over.

There are little additions throughout the book, as if Miss Potter is writing personally to you. There's a copy of a game she made up, letters that you can take out of the envelope and read, and embedded into the back cover is a copy of her first book 'Peter Rabbit'.

You can buy this book from Amazon for around £4.60 - there is a kindle version but I would not recommend buying it in that format - the hardcover edition is what you want.


I have a few Peter Rabbit cross-stitch charts actually - have had them for a few years - and I am always meaning to get around to stitching at least one of them - think I might make that a goal for this year.

Wishing you all a whimsical weekend... ;)


  1. We have that book ourselves, definitely a treasure. I also enjoy At Home with Beatrix Potter.

    What a wonderful treasure your daughter has! She will cherish that her whole life, I am sure. For the memories :)

    Enjoy your weekend -

  2. What a lovely book! Wonder if my daughter would like it. I've tried to get my kids into Beatrix Potter but so far they are on the fence. (Where did I go wrong?! I kid, mostly....)

  3. We are a family of Peter Rabbit fans and love reading the many adventures to the children. We have the full book set, which is a joy. Love your journal, I have never come across that before.

  4. I adore Peter Rabbit and all things Beatrix Potter. I have that book, it is lovely isn't it. I will look out for the 50 pence pieces!

  5. Yes, Peter Rabbit is perfect as is that beautiful book! My daughter's room has been Peter Rabbit since before she was even born and these days I have been thinking that mine should be too. I adore that Perfect Day song that you have playing today. It is the intro song to the Peter Rabbit shows on dvd, of which I have 2 sets. An extra should anything ever happen to the first. I think Peter Rabbit is more than a mere book character, it is a way of life.

    On my car's front bumper is a Union Jack tag, but it really should be Peter Rabbit.

    1. Perfect Day is one of my favourite songs Elizabeth. I first heard it on the Peter Rabbit dvd's you mentioned. I too have the dvd set and just adore them. I agree, I think Peter Rabbit is more than just a book character ;)

  6. It's been so lovely to read everyone's comments on Peter Rabbit. It's wonderful to know that so many of us share an affinity for this sweet little character wherever we are in the world :)


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