Thirty-four years ago, today, the BBC broadcast my very first radio programme – a documentary celebrating Pooh's 50th birthday, entitled Three Cheers for Pooh! Ever since Pooh has kept on popping back into my life.
Why, only yesterday, just like Eeyore in Chapter Six of Winnie-the-Pooh ('In which Eeyore has a birthday and gets to presents') I received two surprises: one was a copy of the Norwegian translation of The Pooh Book of Quotations which I edited (in English) many years ago and which, for those who read contemporary Norse, looks like this...
The other was a Royal Mail First Day Cover of their most recent set of commemorative postage stamp featuring the Bear of Very Little Brain and his Friends as depicted by the official artist of the 100 Aker Wood, E H Shepard.
Unfortunately, I can't show you the stamps because, if I were to do so, I might infringe the copyright of Disney who owns all Shepard's visual representations of Pooh & Co.
However, you might like to know that the Presentation Pack of stamps, miniature sheet and the First Day Cover are all accompanied by Words (by Me!) telling you Who's Who, What's What and Explaining Everything You Might Need to Know...
The Pooh stamp collection is available from all good Post Offices or directly from Royal Mail.