This Easter I visited one of the kinder gardens in a nice Bulgarian city. The children and their teachers painted pretty Easter eggs and my portrait is on one of them! It was great fun!
Category Archives: Mr Daffodil in world culture
Y-E-L-L-O-W: Happy birthday to Mr Daffodil!
I was born exactly two years ago today. It was the first sunny day after many dark, cold days of winter.
That winter had felt like it would last forever. But it didn’t, because even the darkest, coldest winter eventually gives way to spring and summer. And here I am, still exploring the world two years later!
I like giving presents on my birthdays. So here is my present to you: the yellowest song I know! And today is my birthday 🙂 woohoo!
Friday songs: My love is like a yellow, yellow Daffodil!
What a gorgeous spring sunny day!
I hope it is sunny where you are, too. I want to share with you an old poem about my family, beautifully read by the British actress Noma Dumezweni. She has such a captivating voice! If you are ever sad, think of a big yellow field of gentle, happy Daffodils, and you will feel happy again!
Below is the text of the poem. It was written by a famous British poet, William Wordsworth.
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
Thousands of Daffodils gather at St Paul’s!
I have not written a new story today because I have been very busy these past few days. I have been travelling on important Daffodil business! I am attending the big daffodil event at St Paul’s Cathedral which started last week. Thousands of Daffodils* gathered to support the Marie Curie charity and the nurses who work there. We are supporting an important cause. Marie Curie is a great charity that takes care of very ill people, makes sure they are not alone and helps them feel better.
If you are in London, come by and see us! You’ve most certainly never seen so many Daffodils in one place. And you can hear stories from nurses and patients and pick up a daffodil pin.
He are some pictures!
* 2100 Daffodils, to be precise. That isn’t as many as “thousands” but is very impressive and beautiful nevertheless. Very yellow.
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