This year marks 150 years since the birth of the beloved children's Author, businesswoman and conservationist Beatrix Potter and I have been asked to share my favourite memories and what her stories mean to us in this lovely Easter Blog Tour alongside some amazing bloggers and if you enjoy my post do make sure to stop over at The Gingerbread House tomorrow for more chances to win some Peter Rabbit Goodies.
Even though my childhood was spent in South Africa, Peter Rabbit was a well know and well loved story in our household, along with Jemima Puddle-Duck, Squirrel Nutkin and Mrs Tittlemouse. My mother being an Expat made sure we had a good dose of British culture in our lives and I am so glad that Beatrix Potter was one of them. Her stories always captivated me from a young age, I have naturally been a lover of the outdoors, nature and the magic of woodland setting with all it's animals and wild adventures to be had. My favourite Beatrix Potter memory to date has to be when I was pregnant with my eldest and the first purchase I ever made for him was his own copy of Peter Rabbit, for me it was an exciting moment, to be able to pass on a childhood favourite and relieve it again with my own children - this is the beauty of her timeless books.
This year we are hoping to make it up to the Lake District to visit Hill Top, Beatrix Potters 17th Century farm house as well as take the boys to The World of Beatrix Potter attraction which brings to life all of her stories in a fun and interactive way.
If you love Beatrix Potter and all her wonderful stories then you will love this amazing Giveaway consisting of some beautiful Peter Rabbit goodies including a Peter Rabbit Newborn body suit, Hat and Mitt set, a beautiful Grey Shawl and Peter Rabbit Milestone Cards (worth £47.99) and tickets to the new Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground at Willows Activity Farm worth £76. Give-away ends on the 25th March.