Category Archives: Bears on the shelf

A box, a bag and a folder

Funny how you pack things away sometimes. Paper is surprisingly heavy, and there was a huge box of it up in the roof, so our task today was to go through it and dispose of whatever we could. The thing … Continue reading

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Dear Diary: book keeping

We had our field trip to Skeg today, and I have a new bonnet. My last one ended up in the bin at the hospital as I must have dropped it outside fighting the car parking machine. By the time … Continue reading

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Teddy stories

Many years ago I started writing Teddy Bear stories. Sadje’s post here reminded me of them and you may recall Grandad . Grandad was my second bear, the first having been stolen off my pram when I was only a … Continue reading

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Shelf Portrait

Unfortunately, our Bear Hug was reduced more than considerably when we got the boat, and I hope that our bears all found good homes where they are loved and well cared for. I wrote quite a few teddy bear stories … Continue reading

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Portrait of my inner shelf

You may recall Hubby building some shelves to house our DVD collection and knickknacks when we did our revamp last year. Having retrieved our treasures from MOH’s roof some time ago, this is how it looks now: ‘Grandad’ had to … Continue reading

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Grandad’s surgery

Hubby is my hero. He is also pretty good with a needle, so it comes as no surprise that he is responsible for Grandad’s makeover. The pilot in this picture is Rembrandt (but that’s another story). Grandad is my bear, … Continue reading

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Let’s celebrate

’nuff said.

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Mop Fair

Apparently this dates back to the 12th century when people were looking for work and would attend a fair carrying one of the utensils of their trade. In later years, those who wanted to work but had no specific trade … Continue reading

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By Request: Lucky

I have mentioned our bears and the sadness at having to part with the majority this past week. Let me tell you about Lucky. He was thus called because he was actually far from it, and he is one of … Continue reading

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Splitting a Hug

Over the years, Hubby and I had collected numerous teddy bears in various guises, the cuddly toys, books, ceramics, pottery, pictures, figurines, and we wrote stories about some of them and how their lives were before they joined our growing … Continue reading

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