Monthly Archives: September 2010

Travelling Bear settles in- part 3

Well, September has been challenging so far… I am playing unwilling host to a nasty flu thingie that has me feeling like a squashed bug, so I have been spending a lot of time curled up in fetal position wishing that the virus or whatever it is would just go away and let me return to my normal happy, healthy self!!!

Needless to say, I haven’t felt like blogging – who wants to hear moaning and groaning?

Anyhow, I thought I would FINALLY tie up the adventures of the tiny traveling bears (see part one and part two)

Earlier in the summer, my son and his wife and one of their closest friends moved one of their other near and dear friends to Vancouver, BC.

I gave them wee teddies to keep them safe on their journey,  and my son took photos of the bears on the trip.

He also took pictures of Paul and his teddy as they settled into their new home:

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Teddy decided that he quite liked hanging out with the prayer flags. He sent lots of good wishes out with them, too….

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He’s mostly hanging out around Paul’s computer, helping with editing school work and stuff like that.

He needs to give Paul a little nudge to send us a note… ahem….

Because we are all sending Paul and Teddy tons of love and hopes for great happiness in their new home and school and city!!!



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Adventures of 2 travelling bears part 2

Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! sometimes, technology is BEYOND frustrating!

I have spent the last 2 hours, trying to get this post to ‘take’…. but even though I have edited it a dozen or more times, and even deleted, and started over …. the photos just WON’T show up…..  I’ll try again tomorrow….   😦

In part one of the adventures of the traveling bears ‘ Link ,

the bears and their humans set out for Vancouver to get Paul moved and settled in for his new school year.

photo copyright Angus Findlay

The bears loved sunbathing on the dashboard of the van, and agreed that they had the very best view of the scenery.

photo copyright Angus Findlay

They quite enjoyed exploring the sand dunes in the Rocky Mountains.

Secretly, they were relieved that they didn’t meet any of their large Grizzly cousins.

Although, they assured everyone that they would be very brave and speak politely to any enormous bears who ambled past….


Paul and Little Bear took a verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry deep breath when they arrived on his new doorstep.

photo copyright Angus Findlay

It was a fine road trip…. next ….. settling in……


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The adventures of 2 travelling bears-1

One of our son’s closest friends, Paul, decided to move to another city to go to school.

So, our son and his wife and another of their dear friends, (Mike), decided to drive Paul to his new city.

They loaded up their van with Paul’s possesions and came out to the farm to spend the night before ‘take off’.

As I watched them preparing for the journey, I had the sudden impulse to ask Paul if he would like a travelling comfort bear to keep him company on his great adventure.

He said- Yes, please!

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Luckily, I have a stash of them, crocheted from the designs in my book: Crocheted Teddy Bears (link)

Mike was also open to adopting a teddy, so he chose one, too….

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Soon, the Intrepid Travellers were all packed and ready to head out down the road, over the mountains to the Coast…..

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The van was loaded right to the gills, so the bears decided to check the air pressure on the tires….

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They declared it to be acceptable.

All hatches  battened… and the team prepared for a good night’s sleep and an early morning departure….

Further adventures of Team Paul and  The Amazing Travelling Bears to be continued….


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