Peter Pan Characters Inside The Magical Realm of Neverland are JM Barrie’s Most Famous Creation

Wendy: Where do you live?
Peter: Second to the right, and then straight on till morning.
Wendy: They put that on the letters?
Peter: Don’t get any letters.
Wendy: But your mother gets letters.
Peter: Don’t have a mother.
Wendy: No wonder you were crying.
Peter: I wasn’t crying about mothers. I was crying because I can’t get this shadow to stick. And I wasn’t crying.

Peter Pan Wendy flying to Neverland J.M.Barrie by Chas Buchel 1904

The magic of JM Barrie's 'Peter Pan' is captured in this delightful illustration by Chas Buchel, 1904

Wendy: I think you have, Peter. And I daresay you’ve felt it yourself. For something… or… someone?
Peter: Never. Even the sound of it offends me.
[Wendy tries to touch his face, and he jumps away]
Peter: Why do you have to spoil everything? We have fun, don’t we? I taught you to fly and to fight. What more could there be?
Wendy: There is so much more.
Peter: What? What else is there?
Wendy: I don’t know. I guess it becomes clearer when you grow up.
Peter: Well, I will not grow up. You cannot make me!

This day celebrates the 150th anniversary of James Matthew Barrie’s birth at Lilybank, Kirriemuir in the region of Angus, Scotland.      Read more »


Topical Stamp Collecting is Fun!

As I was reading Topical Time, the bi-monthly magazine of the American Topical Association, I said to myself that I should share this great resource and beautiful magazine in “SecretsToStampCollecting” newly born blog.


My First Stamp Album - 1952 - Minkus Co

Well, here it is…and it is the first post too! :-)

When I first started collecting postage stamps in my youthful days, nothing would have led me to think that this fun activity would become a life long rewarding hobby to cherish with passion!

I have fond memories of those days when I was sitting outside at the backyard picnic table, on a sunny and non windy day with my stamp album, some hinges, a magnifying glass and envelopes of used worldwide stamps.

What great pleasure it was to discover the people, the flowers, the architecture, the animals, the musical instruments and so many other lively facts depicted on the postage stamps of far away countries, as well as on my own Canadian native land stamps.

I’ve learned a lot about the world we live in through my stamp collecting hobby and still do today!

Topical Time is my favourite resource when it comes to topical stamp collecting. Since I signed up for the membership, it is always with great joy that I pick up my copy inside the mailbox. Read more »