Beatrix Potter – 150 Years Young

Today marks a special date in the literary world. It is the 150th birthday of the one and only Beatrix Potter. The legacy she leaves behind is remarkable. She was a keen writer, illustrator and sheep farmer. Her beautiful house is available to look around. It is as she left it, with her nick-nacks placed as she wished. The National Trust are looking after her property and grounds now. 

To celebrate, a few weeks ago I found this lovely looking book from a National Trust shop. I can’t wait to learn more about the books I loved growing up. There are some beautiful photos in this book too. 

There have already been special coins by Royal Mint released earlier this year to mark this occasion. I’ve been on the look out but I’m yet to find one! I’ll definitely keep trying though! (Images below from Google) 

Today, the Royal Mail have released new stamps as well to celebrate this amazing woman. They are so cute! I will have to get myself a set of these. (Image from Google) 

So, I’ve been thinking about how I can mark this birthday in my own way, in a way that’s special to me. I’d love to visit her house, but the chances of that are quite unlikely due to distance. Therefore, I’ve decided that this summer I am going to read my favourite Beatrix Potter stories, in the garden, in the sunshine. There’s no bigger tribute that I can give as one person. Without people reading her stories, her legacy would have died long ago. Let’s keep the magic alive. 

A hearty thanks to Beatrix. You’ve made many a childhood more exciting and adventurous. You’ve made children love the outdoors and animals. I have vast memories of reading these stories at my Grandma’s house as a youngster. 

Finally, it’s important to remember this:

Beatrix Potter lovers out there, what are you doing to mark such a special birthday? Have you been lucky enough to get one of the 50p coins yet? 

Big love all xx


Filed under Beatrix Potter, Birthday, Children's Literature, Literature, National Trust

19 responses to “Beatrix Potter – 150 Years Young

  1. *cries* if only I lived in the UK! Thank you for making my morning though. Looking at BP’s illustrations always makes me happy! šŸ™‚

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  2. Beatrix Potter stories were so wonderful!

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  3. You should visit the house, despite the distance. It’s beautiful and I know it smwould be special to you Charlie. Make it happen…

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  4. Ahh I adore Beatrix Potter- she’s one of my all time favourites!!! I sadly haven’t got my hands on one of those 50p coins though! Great post šŸ™‚

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  5. A lovely post. We still have the boxed sets we bought for our children long ago.

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  6. Marilyn

    Thanks for the Beatrix Potter post. Her books are splendid.

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