A visit to Winnie the Pooh Country, South England
ONE of my sharpest childhood memories is a scene glimpsed early one morning from the top of a double-decker bus.
In a forest clearing dappled with spring sunlight, a fox sits scratching himself at the centre of a carpet of bluebells. At the sound of the bus he pricks up his ears and darts away, a rust-red streak disappearing into the deeper cover of the woods.
It was a moment of magic in a mysterious place I already knew was home to some curious and loveable characters. The place was Ashdown Forest, home of Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, the very irritating Rabbit and Kanga and Baby Roo.
Written by Liz Byrski for news.com.au in Australia
Originally published 03 May 2011
Published 5th May 2011
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