Prescription for the Blues

I have discovered a fail-safe remedy for any kind of black mood, from the grumps to full on miseries.

Winnie the Pooh. Or The House At Pooh Corner. On audio book.

Sounds silly, doesn’t it? But trust me, it works. Every time.

10 thoughts on “Prescription for the Blues

  1. No – I always use kids books (that are familiar to me from my childhood) as pick-me-ups, and audio-books of them for getting to sleep if I’m not-so-happy. Not specifically those ones (though I like them) but same idea!

  2. My favourite is Little shop of horrors. Steve Martin as a sadistic dentist doing an Elvis take off really cracks me up:)

  3. I have the first three Paddington books constantly on my nightstand-I read them if I can’t sleep. Works every time! Now I’m going to have a look at the Winnie-the-Pooh audiobooks on audible (have to use those credits..) Thanks for the tip!

  4. What a brilliant idea. Off to see if the library has a copy on CD. The Harry Potter books, read by Stephen Fry – are also very good.

  5. I love playing music really loud – the Communards (remember them?!) are really good as are the Jackson 5 or early Beatles

  6. Have you seen there’s a sequel to House at Pooh Corner? It tells of what happens when Christopher Robin comes home from school and sounds brilliant. It had a great write up in the Telegraph. i’m off to order it right now, so I’ll let you know.

    I love Winnie the Pooh., He’s just the best.

  7. Sounds perfectly logical – audio books work well!
    My favourites are Harry Potter – all seven of them! I love the rich language, the vivid details, the story… and I get engaged in this “real” fantasy world that makes me both laugh and cry. Although English is not my native language, Harry Potter audio books must be in English!