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13/03/2016

Beatrix Potter Easter Blog Tour & Giveaway



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.





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115 comments:

  1. I had several of her books when I was little and my favourite was The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies and Mrs. Tittlemouse!

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  2. I remember visiting the Beatrix Potter the Tailor of Gloucester museum and house and never wanting to leave.

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  3. These were my Favourite bedtime stories ... I always remember my dad coming home from work and reading me Peter Rabbit before he tucked me in for bed.

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  4. I remember being read a Beatrix potter story by my mum when i was little and i loved it :-) x

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  5. Going round my friends house and reading her books- she had them all.

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  6. What springs to mind and the book I loved most was the story of miss moppet but loved all the story's

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  7. I remember the first time my mum read The Tale Of Squirrel Nutkin to me, I was at my grandad's visiting down in Devonand i asked her if Squirrel Nutkin lived in the fields near his house (as we used to see a lot of red squirrels there)

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  8. We had a Beatrix Potter VHS tape when I was little. I think Peter Rabbit got caught by some naughty rats and they rolled him up in pastry. I could be imagining that though haha.

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  9. i remember my gran buying me an ornament f peter asleep in his bed

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  10. I so love these books, they conjure up wonderful memories of being young. Every household should have them x

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  11. reading the books to my little brother

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  12. My family nickname was Jemima Puddleduck when growing up so I've always had a fondness for BP. I dress my baby daughter as Jemima for her first world book day x

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  13. Reading the peter rabbit books with my mum when I was little!

    Ashleigh

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  14. Being read them at night by my mum before bed

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  15. My mum reading it to me when I was little

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  16. Reading all the books to my little girl she's now 18 beautiful memories xx

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  17. The books. I still have the whole collection x

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  18. Reading my peter rabbit for the 1st time

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  19. Reading the books to both my children, who loved them

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  20. Reading the books to my daughter

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  21. Love Beatrix Potter Jemima Puddleduck is my favourite

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  22. As a child I had miniature copies of her books!

    Kirsty Fox

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  23. My mum used to read Beatrix potter books to us when we were little

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  24. I simply adored the books when I was a child

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  25. reading the books to my children when they were little, now to my grandaughter

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  26. Gifts of the books etc as a child.

    Rachel Craig

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  27. Eating my dinner off of my special peter rabbit plate.

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  28. My nan reading the books to me when i was little

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  29. Reading them to my children then visiting the Beatrix Potter museum in the Lake District.

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  30. I remember my uncle coming to visit me in hospital when I was little and reading me 'The Tale Of Squirrel Nutkin' until mum and dad arrived. They were so impressed with his reading, they stayed just outside the curtain until he had finished so as not to interupt him ;)

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  31. my family used to read me the books, loved them

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  32. my mum used to read them to us when we were little and I loved the characters, especially peter rabbit xx

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  33. I loved reading the books when I was younger and now I love that my little boy gets to enjoy them too!

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  34. When I was younger I was lucky to go to the museum in the lakes and i loved it it's only small but now I take my daughters as we are lucky to be close to the lakes :) xxx

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  35. Reading Peter Rabbit stories and loving them :)

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  36. Totally remember reading these books with my dad when I was little. Am looking forward to doing the same with my little one as they grow up (once they arrive!).

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  37. Beautiful books for children love these ❤️

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  38. Reading the books to my daughter Gemma and now to my grandaughter

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  39. When reading the book to my son 10 years ago. We have a little puppet which came with our book

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  40. Reading the books when I was little, just before going to bed.

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  41. I've never read any Peter Rabbit, this is for grandchildren

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  42. When we took my toddler to the Beatrix Potter museum in the Lake District in September. We are such big fans so it was lovely to take him there.

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  43. Inside the home of mrs tiggy winkle. It always made me want to curl up in there and hibernate

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  44. My nan introduced me to Beatrix Potter as a child and used to read me the stories on her lap, such lovely memories

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  45. I loved Beatrix Potter characters when I was a kid. I used to make Plaster Cast models using the rubber moulds & plaster of Paris I think it was and I loved painting them afterwards.

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  46. I remember having a Beatrix Potter children's dinner set x

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  47. Reading the stories to my daughter

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  48. I have always been called Jemima Puddleduck and my favourite book when I was little was Brer Rabbit.

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  49. I loved reading the books and the beautiful illustrations :)

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  50. parents reading them to me when i was younger

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  51. My Mum reading me the Tales of Mrs Tiggy Winkle

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  52. I have fond memories of the stories they are so special.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  53. have the books read to me at bedtime

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  54. hot milk and honey in may peter rabbit cup when i was unwell and my dad read to me in bed

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  55. Peter Rabbit and his mischievous character - I remember I always worried as a child when we got to the point in the story when he enters Mr McGregor's vegetable plot as I thought he was going to get hurt! (@PeanutHog)

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  56. My favourite memory is hearing about the hapless Mr McGregor. For some curious reason, I remember him above all other characters.

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  57. Mum used to read to me. One of my favourite stories was Johnny Town Mouse.

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  58. My grandfather used to read to my sister and I when we were young, I remember the voices that he used, we loved the stories and him x

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  59. sharon sheppard22 March 2016 at 18:47

    Reading peter rabbit to my children and looking forward to reading them to my little granddaughter when she gets older x

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  60. Admiring the pictures in the book, even well before I could read.

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  61. I remember the stories being read to me as a child

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  62. My sister used to have Beatrix Potter wallpaper in our childhood home, it was so cute.

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  63. getting all the books for my daughter and reading them to her, she loves peter rabbit :)

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  64. siting and reading the books with my mum

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  65. My nan reading me the books as a child :)

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  66. Being scared that Peter Rabbit would be caught by Mr McGregor!

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  67. So charming, and takes me straight back to my childhood. Beatrix Potter is something I will read to my new arrival, the nursery has the Potter theme!

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  68. Beatrix Potter's tales and characters are so charming, I am expecting, and my nursery theme is Beatrix Potter and I will certainly be reading the books at bedtime!

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  69. I loved reading the books as a child

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  70. I had a set of all the books when I was young and read them with my mother over and over again.

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  71. I remember my Gran reading me The Tale of Peter Rabbit and telling me about the other characters which is such a precious memory as she is no longer with us x

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  72. Reading Peter Rabbit as a kid loved the book. (Emma Schofield)

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  73. Reading the books to my children and now my grandchildren

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  74. when we were little my mum used to read us these books a lot, my favourite memory is my sister shouting "stop weif" (should be thief but she couldnt say it) when Mr McGregor catches Peter in his garden

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  75. I had a jemima puddledunk stuffed toy when i was a little girl that i used to take everywhere with me

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  76. My favourite memory is the Peter Rabbit cup and bowl I had, absolutely loved them and I used them every day :)

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  77. receiving a new book in the series for birthday and christmas

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  78. We had a Beatrix Potter story collection when my children were little and we used to sit for hours reading together. -Donna W

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  79. I grew up reading Beatrix Potters books, always so imaginative.

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  80. Reading the books when I was small sitting with my nan!

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  81. I remember my nan got me a a beatrix Potter little dinner service and we would have a tea party with it that ended with a story :) sadly when my nan died a lot of the toys and books she had for me where given away to charity including my tea set

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  82. playing with my dollies and my china peter rabbit tea set my Nanny bought me. Still have it boxed and all , almost 40 years old :)

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  83. My nan reading me Beatrix Potter stories as a child, such happy memories

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  84. Comparing Mr. McGregor with a grumpy old neighbour.

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  85. Beatrix Potter the Tailor of Gloucester museum is fab, I love it.

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  86. i love having them as a bedtime story and now read to my kids

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  87. I remember having all the books when I was little and my mum and dad reading them to me. I have just had a baby boy and his nursery is decorated with Peter Rabbit! Searched everywhere for the wallpaper etc!

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  88. Reading the books, especially Peter Rabbit, to my children who adored them.

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  89. My kids favourite was Peter Rabbit, but mine has to be Jemima Puddleduck

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  90. I have 2 egg cups with Peter Rabbit on from my childhood reminds me of having breakfast at my big nans when i was little

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  91. I remember being read Mrs Tiggywinkle by my late grandma lovely stories

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  92. Bedtime stories with peter rabbit!

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  93. My mum used to tell us that Hunca Munca left a shiny penny if we helped clean the house, I didn't know until I had children and read Beatrix potter books to them that Hunca Munca was in one of the stories

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  94. When Peter Rabbit got caught under the fence - that bit it really upset me as a child, my nan used to read it to me

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  95. I had a Jemima puddleduck pocket mirror which i absolutely loved growing up.

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  96. I remember having them read to me as a child

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  97. Reading the books to my daughters! They loved the illustrations to!

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  98. having a little miniature collection in my room aged 5 :)

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  99. Lynsey Buchanan24 March 2016 at 21:53

    I remember getting the books from the library and my mum helping me to read them myself.

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  100. My Nana used to have an apartment in Bowness when I was growing up so we went to the museum and to Hill Top and Sawrey most weekends.

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  101. My mum reading them to me every night!

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  102. I had a pop-up Peter Rabbit book when I was little which I loved.

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  103. Taking my little girl to the museum in the Lake District x

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