The Winnie-the-Pooh Five
Saints and Spinners has included a list on her blog of the Ten Reasons Why I Loved Working In the Central Children's Room (where I am now). It's all interesting and worth looking at, but I think my favorite link was to the Winnie-the-Pooh controversy that happened some eight odd years ago. Even Tony Blair managed to get involved in some way. This explains the steady stream of Bring-Pooh-Home messages that appear in our guestbook (countered nicely by the Australians comments of No-Leave-Him-Here). I brought this incident up with Pooh himself recently, and he was much put out by the news article's constant references to how "glum" he looked. "Good heavens, what do they expect? Do they want me to grin?", he demanded of me. I made a hasty exit and left him grumbling to himself. There's no reasoning with him when he gets in one of his moods.