A.A. Milne was born this day in 1882

Dug out the skis from the loft and headed for Urra Moor, the highest point on the North York Moors, which is flat enough for cross country skiing and high enough to retain the snow for a little longer. Today though the visibility was down to zero but before disappearing into the cloud I managed to snap this photo. I have taken one of this gate before in much pleasanter conditions.

But what’s the connection with A A Milne whose birthday it is today, 18th January? He was the creator of Winnie the Pooh, which reminded me of this poem sung by Piglet, another one of Milne’s characters:

The more it snows (Tiddely pom),
The more it goes  (Tiddely pom),
The more it goes  (Tiddely pom),
On snowing.

And nobody knows  (Tiddely pom),
How cold my toes (Tiddely pom),
How cold my toes (Tiddely pom),
Are growing.

Which just describes the state of my toes when I got back to the car.

 

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