Its the big 5 0 for Paddington today
He's having a tour of the London in a Black Cab to celebrate and there's a photo competition for those lucky enough to see him, (see the site)
Think of the number of children who have laughed about and enjoyed his stories over the years, he was certainly a regular visitor to my classroom over the years,
and how many of them knew where Peru was on the world map but not their own town!
Off to drag my duffel coat out of the cupboard to wear while I drink cocoa and eat marmalade sandwiches virtually with, Simon Mills who has just let me know about it via Twitter, and anyone one else celebrating.