|Nitey night by Bessie Pease Gutmann|
Noun. Jocular or nursery. M17.
[An English county.]
Up the wooden hill to Bedforshire is one of the most endearing childhood expressions that I've ever heard. It evokes thoughts of everything that a child's bedtime should be - secure and tranquil, but with just a pinch of adventure as they climb that wooden hill and get ready for stories of heroes and princesses from far away lands, all the while tucked up safely in the rolling hills of their own little Bedfordshire.
Thank you to Debbie from Moonflame Cufflinks for requesting Bedfordshire. If you have any special memories from your bedtime as a child, or anything you do or say as a parent to make that journey to the Land of Nod a little easier, please share them with us in the comment box below.