Wednesday, December 31, 2008

wAlKiNg iN a WiNtEr WoNdErLanD...

another first for RP visiting oops Norfff... snow ..... yeah it snowed today

he has now had sand, sea & snow may try him on s..s..s.. sangria next!!!

No basket ball today I am afraid RP

He loved eating the snow thank goodness he heeded my words and kept away from the yellow stuff!!

Happy Bear Year everyone


Can't believe you sent us out into the elements DP?? Yes it is snowing here !!!!

Hi Brother Bears!...just wanted to pop in & wish you are HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Like my balls?

Monday, December 29, 2008

a GrAnD dAy OuT..........

Christmas Day came and went with RP deciding he would rather stay in the Dolls House ... ooops sorry the American Embassy rather than face a huge fat guy wearing a red suit and a big bushy beard (he says it is a scary hidden memory he has had since his child hood (or that roughly translated seems to be the jist of it) .... this bear needs some therapy I can tell you)

My Kudler thought it was time to get some fresh air after being cooped up over Christmas with out more of a to do she loaded the car with dog and me .... oh and RP
Sue was so kind she let RP borrow her special hand knitted scarf because it is way colder here than in California .....(mmmm he looks quite good in pink must keep my eye on my pink satin shoes)

WOW it is great on the beach, it was so frosty that the sand still had a layer of frost over it, a bit cold around the trossachs though!!

Kudler took us to the top of a really high sandhill so we could enjoy the sunset over Formby Beach

My it was chilly around my ears but I just could not get my hood up but a really kind passer-by helped me ... arr that's better :-)
RP just didn't seem to be feeling the cold ...I soon found out why.
He was flushed with excitement the sunset had done something to his shyness.
(I figure it is a bit like werewolves with full moons)

Suddenly RP grabbed my hand and started running, it was all I could do to keep up. I could feel my stitches stretching .... and my feet stumbling in the sand ... and then he jumped.... .......

we flew through the air with the greatest of ease and landed (thump) on to the next sandhill in a great big heap .... my how we laughed

We then played hide from the Kudler

..... and we climbed trees as only bears can ... [good grief it must be 40 years since I last climbed a tree ... it's like riding a bike you never forget how]

we had a fabulous day out and I think we have finally 'bonded' me and RP ... group bear hug

(Ahem RP please move your hand from there ...........)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

progress report ........

I have checked and the residents of the Dolls House seem in high spirits (well as higher spirits as Victorians can get with a big brown bear squatting in their hall way)

Presents have arrived for RP and he has donned a Santa hat ... I reckon that tomorrow we maybe able to tempt him out with the smell of some good home cooking ...
Sue has been doing her bit and chatted away with him. I asked what he has said and she shrugged her shoulders and replied ' I have no idea ... perhaps BB should have come over with him to translate' (mind you I can never get a word in edge ways with Sue)

I may put Hannah Montana or High School Musical on the TV for a quick language lesson lol :-)

Merry Christmas Bears of the World .... heres hoping your stuffing doesn't bust out all over today with the excitement and food fest

lots of love SnOwY BeaR xxx

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

HaPpY bEaRdAy To........

Johnny & Sunny from Random Place of Mind

Read Johnny's sad story here

Hope you both have a smashing day from all the Dear Teddy crew

SnOwY BeaR, Busy Bear and the Grumpy one xxxx

Monday, December 22, 2008

strange house guests..

As you know I have RP (Replacement Bear for Busy Bear) staying over here for the Christmas Holidays ,,,, he arrived a few days ago and after meeting us Norvern folk ... promptly disappeared.

I know he ain't used to being sociable after the treatment Busy Bears Kudler gave to him but I thought for sure we could turn him around with our Northern kindness & hospitality .....

I am afraid though this has not been the case....... I found him tonight (thank goodness) housed in the Dolls House. He has put up the USA flag and has his personal teddy standing guard as security.

All I could make out from him was

'I am on American soil... this is my home .. I claim immunity'

My Kudlers Dolls House is now an American Embassy................she won't be best chuffed about that I can tell you !!

Goodness BB what on earth did you do to this bear over the years ??

Sue where are you when I need some female logic and TLC ??

Sunday, December 21, 2008

set another place for dinner dear......

I managed to finally persuade my kudler to go to the post office and see what the parcel was that was waiting for her. We had recieved the notification a few days before but as the opening hours for collection are 06.30 - 12.00 hours a day had to be chosen were kudler had time to queue up before work.

yoh the parcel is from California.... it must be Replacement Bear!!!!!

Kudler carefully removed the sellotape and opened the box.

We both stood there in silence (I am glad Sue wasn't there at the time ... she has a god awful scream)...

RP didn't appear to be breathing ... there was no movement ... I whispered to kudler

'he obviously only had enough air and food to last him the journey .. it was those 3 days lying in the Post Office that has done it!!'

I reached into the box to stroke poor RPs head and..........
He shot bolt upright, waving a flag and starting singing

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Lets just say I had to quickly change my trousers.
Kudler was creased up on the floor laughing ... when she regained her composure she says
'at least he has come prepared to work over christmas as he has brought his own tea towel' kudler hates drying dishes.. I think she was taking a dig at me....

I called Sue over now I realised RP was alive and kicking ... and she being such a doll honoured RP with a pair of reindeer earings... he did look a bit bewildered to say the least ....but they do suit him

'Welkum to the UK Reeplacmnt bear.. so pleezd to hve u heer for Kristmuz. arh home is yr home ... help yourself 2 wat u want nd hope yr stae is a cumfurtable 1'

He looked at me with a blank expression ......I don't think he understood me... it must be my Northern England accent !!!

It is not going too well !!!!
To make matters worse suddenly we were mobbed by the menagerie that Sue has in the toy box... they are out of control I tell you

'ya no my lyttle ol' Inglish cuzins, this heer bare is gonna get sum shut I...eye hv barelagg. c y'all l8r'

No idea what he said but he got back in his box and covered himself up in his tea towel

Next morning I got another shock ... the box was empty... I knew I shouldn't have left him alone with the cats........ ...... (to be continued....)

To read about replacement bear and how he fits in with busy bear click on their names

posted by SnOwY bEaR

Friday, December 12, 2008

Replacement Bear

So, yeah...I'm Replacement Bear. Click my picture to read my story...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

gUeSS who is ComIng For diNNer??

Yes I, Snowy bear, am having a special visitor all the way from the US of A to join our Christmas table in the UK..

Must tell my kuddler to set an extra place for the feast.

The 'special' visitor was placed in a carton today so I expect him here in about 10 days... so much to do, so little time and we haven't even got a single decoration up here yet .... unless you count the reindeer that has been hanging on a kitchen cupboard that the kuddler forgot about last year .. and thought it bad luck to take down after the event... sheesh!!

So watch this space for his arrival ... I am not to sure what to expect as I believe he is a bit disturbed and way hung up about stuff because he was labelled a 'substitute' , 'not my bear', 'take it away' to the main kuddler who owns him... I hope he won't be too much of a disruption??

Sue is good at TLC so must get her on board for this one... kid gloves maybe the order of the day ....

Friday, December 5, 2008


Those lovely people at Fuel My Blog arranged for some snacks to be delivered to me to try, made by Wholebake.
Unfortunately, Daddy Papersurfer got to them before I did, so I can’t say much except *grumph*.

I did notice however that the makers were probably old hippies as the bars contained hemp, had a picture of weed on the packaging and even the name, 9 Bar, has connotations with the days of ‘peace and love’. [9 Bar is a term used by dealers for a 9 ounce bar of pot – DP didn’t know anything about all this, I had to tell him].

Anyway, he said they were delicious, although he found the individual bars rather large and filling. He would have preferred there were four smaller bars rather then three large ones.
They are the sort of snack he likes, healthy and all that, but be warned, they are still quite calorific, so don’t assume healthy means non-fattening.

If Mark, who runs Wholebake, would like to send me some more, I would be very grateful. Some anti-DP device should be employed, like long words on the envelope to confuse him and then I might stand a chance of ‘getting me some’. I could go and buy some I suppose at Waitrose, Asda, Sainsbury, Tesco, Morrison’s or Holland & Barrett but I haven’t got any money – *grumph*.

Monday, December 1, 2008

tis the season to be jolly ....

Ok bears of the world..... it is now December.
'Tis the season to be jolly tra la la la la la la la la la ..... full of festive cheer .....hurrah horray...................

The new Bearthday month is up and running for December and we only have one Bearthday to date in there and it is Johnny who is languishing on a council tip (don't fret dear readers he is fine and getting 3 square meals a day)

please oh please I /we urge you to send us bears your Bearthday dates or special event dates ... we promise a mention and a special pressie .... just look at Grumpy's face for the before and after as he got his 'special' gift on his special day....

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