Lulu and kite on Primrose Hill - London - picture stolen from Brandy Milburn
Yesterday Lulu's class included a trip to Primrose Hill. The gushing librarians knew that this is the place where Mary Poppins flew her kite in the movie. I am sure they were all singing "Let's Go Fly A Kite" but they should have been doing "Singing in the Rain" as it started to hail.
Mary Poppins is a series of children's books written by P. L. Travers. Throughout the Mary Poppins series, which lasted from 1934 to 1988, Mary Shepard was the illustrator and acted as a second author. The books centre on a magical English nanny, Mary Poppins. She is blown by the East wind to Number Seventeen Cherry Tree Lane, London, and into the Banks' household to care for their children. Encounters with chimney sweeps, shopkeepers and various adventures follow until Mary Poppins abruptly leaves, i.e., "pops-out". The adventures take place over a total of eight books. However, only the first three books feature Mary Poppins arriving and leaving. The later five books recount previously unrecorded adventures from her original three visits. - From Wikipedia.
Today - July 12th - is Lulu's birthday. We were married 41 years ago - she was 4 years old at the time.