Remember when Aariz meeting Peter at the lovely Beatrix Potter World, where all the animals characters brought to live?
But I never tell you about Beatrix, what a shame. I should share a little bit about her remarkable life journey. Or anyone who've watched Miss Potter film, starring Renee Zelweger and the handsome Ewon McGregor.
The Life and Work of Beatrix Potter..
Beatrix Potter was born on July 28th 1866 in London. A typical Victorian family, the Potters lived in a large house with several servants and Beatrix was educated at home under a sequence of governesses. Beatrix first visited the Lake District with her family in the summer of 1882 and she went on to spend many happy childhood holidays in the region. She and her brother Bertram explored the woods and fields, caught and tamed wild animals and sketched and painted all they saw.
Beatrix’s very first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit was published by Frederick Warne & Co in 1902, costing just one shilling, and became one of the most famous books ever written. More than 40 million copies of this book have been sold worldwide in more than 35 languages. And many books since then..
With the money she made from her early books she made the Lake District her home and bought Hill Top Farm in the village of Near Sawrey. Managing Hill Top taught Beatrix much about farming and she began to extend her property in the Lake District. A local solicitor William Heelis advised her on her property dealings and was later to become her husband. By the early 1930’s she had bought over 4000 acres of farmland with the money she had made from her 23 tales, many of which were inspired by and written in the Lake District.
Renee portraying Beatrix Potter in Miss Potter movie
Most of her later life was devoted entirely to farming, Herdwick sheep being her passion, and on her death in 1943 she bequeathed all the farmland to the National Trust so that it should remain undeveloped and unspoilt forever...
Well, some people live to inspire..
We love Windermere, and we've promised to come back again =)