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After the sun had set it was time to tuck little ‘Tales’ into the comfort of his duvet. The first of this evenings bedtime stories was taken from a book printed in 1906 by Frederick Warne & Co. The Tale Of Mr. Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter.

‘Mr. JEREMY stuck his pole into the mud and fastened his boat to it. Then he settled himself cross-legged and arranged his fishing tackle. He had the dearest little red float. His rod was a tough stalk of grass, his line was a fine long white horse-hair, and he tied a little wriggling worm at the end.’

We then read The Famous Five, Five Have Plenty Of Fun by Enid Blyton, where three weeks were to be spent at Kirrin Cottage by the sea ….

And so to bed to dream of fishing, the seaside and ice cream.