When I was One,
I had just begun.
When I was Two,
I was nearly new.
When I was Three,
I was hardly me.
When I was Four,
I was not much more.
When I was Five,
I was just alive.
But now I am Six, I'm as clever as clever.
So I think I'll be Six now for ever and ever.
from 'NOW WE ARE SIX' by A.A.Milne.
Yes that's right, it's my birthday today. Yippee! Oh and it's going to be just the bestest of days!
Gail is taking me down to Nottingham on the train to visit Human Granny.
We will be away for a few days and may not be spending much time near a computer. But before I go I must show you this wonderful 'bouncing frog' card that arrived yesterday, all the way from Raleigh, North Carolina.
Isn't it fun? And look what it says inside.
Thank you so much Madi (and your kind and lovely Mom). You have made me feel really special.
Oh and one last thing. The wee poem at the top of this post comes from 'Now We Are Six', a collection of verse by 'Winnie the Pooh' author A.A. Milne. Human Granny was given the book by her 'Mummie and Daddy' on her sixth birthday, in 1936. Later, in the 1960's HGY used to read to it Gail when Gail was just a wee pup.
So I like it that Gail read me this special poem on my sixth birthday, although (between you and me) I am rather hoping for some treats too when we get to Nottingham.