The year 2016 celebrates 150 years of the life of Beatrix Potter, most famous for her endearing tales of Peter Rabbit and friends, encased in little white books that formed a fond part of my childhood. With 23 tales in all, Beatrix Potter was not only a successful author, but an ambitious businesswoman helping launch the range of Peter Rabbit merchandise, as well as being a botanical artist and passionate conservationist. With a year full of various celebrations around Beatrix’s life, I’m here to join along a blog tour taking over from Jo yesterday, sharing with you some of my memories as well as giving you the opportunity to win some fabulous Peter Rabbit goodies!
To mark the occasion we have been trying out some of the newly released merchandise in the form of this rather delicious milk chocolate Peter Rabbit from Charbonnel et Walker (rrp £15). It’s beautifully detailed and consists of thick milk chocolate, that tastes rather divine.
This Peter Rabbit plush by Gund stands at 16cm tall. It’s really soft and beautifully made, a perfect gift for anyone this Easter and suitable for ages 1+. This soft toy is available from H Samuel and F Hinds.
When I was a child I was an avid reader, and recall fondly visiting the local library at the top of our road once a week to change my books. I always remember picking up one of the little white covered books by Beatrix Potter as one of my selection and gradually worked my way through all the titles, before reading through them again and again. I loved the tales of Jemima Puddle duck, Miss Tiggywinkle, the Flopsy Bunnies and Squirrel Nutkin to name just a few. I’m pleased to say I’ve managed to pass on some of my love for Beatrix Potter onto my children and they have several books that I read to them each nighta and they enjoy them just as much as I did.
To celebrate 150 years of Beatrix Potter with my readers I have the most gorgeous bundle of baby goodies to giveaway from Mothercare and Puffin books worth almost £48!
The bundle consists of a really smart bodysuit £8, Hat and Mitt set £8 and grey shawl £22 from Mothercare. This are all simply beautiful and if I was having another baby now, I’d have this on it, I just love the soft grey and white colours. Also in this bundle is this really lovely set of Milestone cards £9.99 in Peter Rabbit designs. Again these are so nice and I wish they had been around when my children were born.
I also have two other Beatrix Potter giveaways running – 4 tickets up for grabs for entry to Peter Rabbits Playground at Willows Farm, just enter HERE and a family ticket to the World of Beatrix Potter HERE.
To win the lovely bundle of baby goodies simply fill in the Gleam form below:
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the chocolate and soft toy in order to write an honest review.