Saturday, August 6, 2011

Welcome To The World Of Beatrix Potter

Welcome to Hilltop the home of Beatrix Potter. Its here where her story begins. She purchased Hill Top In 1905. Bought for £2,805 with the profits of her first published books which included ` The Tale Of Peter Rabbit `.
She owned Hill Top for 38 yrs. Entering the house you step back in time. The house is arranging in a similar way to how it would have been all those years ago. Where Beatrix would have had her treasured furniture and possessions.
Hill Top is the place where she wrote and illustrated many of her little books.
Outside you can explore her much loved garden. There are trails here fro the children.
Back inside you can walk in Beatrix Potter`s footspteps: warm yourself by her kitchen fire, spot her hat hanging on the peg in the kitchen; hear the clock still strike on the hour ... Hill Top opens the door into a time capsule of this amazing women`s life. Everything at Hill Top belonged to Beatrix. You can even see the desk where she worked. Owned now by the National Trust this house is now safe and the history that surrounds it will be there for us to see and that of our children and grandchildren there after.

Above Once Stood The Old Post Office The Tale Of The Pie & The Patty-Pan (pg19)

Above Tom Kitten`s Gate The Tale Of Tom Kitten (pg30)

Above Tower Bank Arms The Tale Of Jemima Puddle-duck (pg42)

Above Anvil Cottage The Tale Of Samuel Whiskers (pg67)

Above Post Box Peter Rabbits Almanac ( February )

above - Ginger and Pickles Shop - The tale of Ginger and pickles (pg18)

The Beatrix Potter Gallery is situated in Hawkshead a few miles from Beatrix`s home. Here you can see some of her original artwork. The charming building which house`s her work was once owned by Beatrix`s husband, William Heelis. The house itself is stepping back in time which many nooks and crannies to explore where you could easliy get lost. The age of the house tells on the second floor were the floorbaords creak. The quaint village of Hawkshead is very pretty well worth a visit.

The World Of Beatrix Potter Attraction

Based in Bowness is is a must for any fan young or old of Beatrix Potter. Here you can explore the world of Beatrix. Stepping into her imagination you can explore the wonderful landscapes where all of 23 of her tales are held.

All the favourites are there including Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-duck and Mre Tiggy winkle. The animation is wondeful with sound effects and the storys as you go along your journey around the exhibition.

The whole journey inspires you as you explore the magical world. Stepping through a doo your enter the Peter Rabbit garden. Is Mr Mcgregor hiding there ?

I have always loved Beatrix Potter stories reading them to the children when they were small. I have a good collection of her books including stories about her life and art work I find these fasiacting. This lady was surely an inspiration to many people including myself, she had a wonderful imagination and you can see why when you visit her house with the beautiful surrounding countryside. Pure Bliss ! recently Simon bought me another book relating to Beatrix Potter walks around her home and the lakes, we will be definatly using it on our next trip the beautiful lakes. I also found a countryside cookbook at a carboot with Beatrix Potter recipes many of them easy to so from cakes to wines. I am looking forward to when our new kitchen will be finished !!!

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