Pedro The Penguin

Bilberry Woods character Pedro the Penguin handmade by Laura Mirjami | Mirjami Design.jpg
Bilberry Woods character Pedro the Penguin sitting on his tweed chair reading books | Handmade by Laura Mirjami | Mirjami Design..jpg

Pedro is originally from Spain and his initial arrival caused a lot of a stir in Bilberry Woods. Apparently, they said he didn’t fit in since he wasn’t a woodland creature. But Pedro didn’t mind and in fact, it was slightly questionable if he even understood what the neighbours were saying.

Pedro simply settled into his little cottage by the second fork of the Lanes and even though it was a fair walk from the Lake, he was happy. Every day he would walk to the Lake and test the water. Up to this date he still hasn’t swum in the Lake, he says it is still too cold and too wet.

The only exception to his non-swimming days is the day when he saved Bernard the Badger or as the folks in Bilberry Woods know him, Mr Higgins, from drowning in the river.

That day didn’t only earn him the full respect of the Bilberry Woods residents, but also Mr Higgins became one of his best friends and most afternoons they meet up for a cup of silver tea with a dash of brandy.

They would either sit in the front garden by the Cherry tree or inside by the fire and have a game of scrabble. The aim was originally to teach Pedro English, but he still stubbornly insists on using Spanish words on the board and if nothing else Mr Higgins has learned quite a bit of Spanish himself.

LIKES: Well aged brandy and log fires.

DISLIKES: Swimming – water is usually too cold. When you loose a scrabble piece.

MOTTO: Life is like well-aged brandy: rich and full bodied, but full of surprises (it may sound better in Spanish).