Paddington Bear has arrived in London. We all love bears and he is no exception, loved by children and adults alike.
Paddington Bear is a fictional character in children’s literature. He first appeared on 13 October 1958 and was subsequently featured in more than twenty books written by Michael Bond. The friendly bear from deepest, darkest Peru -with his old hat, battered suitcase (complete with a secret compartment, enabling it to hold more items than it would at first appear), duffle coat and love of marmalade–has become a classic character. Paddington books have been translated into 30 languages across 70 titles and sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.
The film is out in the UK and it looks like fun.
So in London are 50 different Paddington Bears on show all designed by different famous people.
You can find the trail here!
I went on a bear hunt to find some for myself…
Selfridges designed by Kate Moss
Sparkles designed by Frankie Bridge
Rainbow designed by Darcey Bussell
Special Delivery designed by Ben Wishaw
Paddington is GREAT designed by Stephen Fry
The Bear of London designed by Boris Johnson Mayor of London
Paddington the Explorer Ripleys believe it or not
Blush designed by Nicole Kidman
Paddington LLoyd Webbear designed by Andrew Lloyd Webber
It was beary great fun finding them and they will be auctioned off in December helping children.
How The Trail Will Help Children
The lead charity partner of The Paddington Trail is the NSPCC who will be auctioning off the bears with Christie’s, both online and in a live auction in December, with all the proceeds going to the charity. It is hoped that The Paddington Trail and associated activities will raise more than £500,000 for the NSPCC and its ChildLine service. The trail also benefits children’s charity Action Medical Research, for whom Paddington has been the official mascot for over 35 years.
Wishing you all a bearrilliant week ahead
and send you all a bear hug!
Please look after this bear
The three bears
St. Pauls Bear
You all know me as the bear who went to Spain last year to meet Manny from California. Well, Manny has run away to China, hope he enjoys it.
I had a lovely holiday here in London with my mum and her sister. I saw many places I have never seen before. I was so lucky and happy that I could go with them.
First we went to Chislehurst Cave that is where that photo was taken and I didn’t remember.
A man made cave from the Saxons then the Romans extended it for finding flint and the it was used in the 2nd World War for 50 000 people. It was rather cold and so many ways you could easily get lost so we had to follow the guide with the lamp as there was no light.
She did say “every last Thursday of the month they look for lost tourists”, but I didn’t want to stay that long…..
Then we had a picnic in a park just in time as the heaven opened with lightning and thunder.
We visited Danson House which was a Georgian house and had a Victorian kitchen where I had some fun…. as you can see:
Well I was allowed to go and sit anywhere yay!
After that my mum went with her visitors to Buckingham Palace. I wasn’t allowed in there…. it was rather posh my mum said and she thoroughly enjoyed it ( specially the cake with the crown) , she brought some pictures back to show us.
Well enough for today…. I hope you enjoyed the little tour as much as I enjoyed all the travels.
Soon more from me!
See you soon!
Since I have redone my bedroom with new furniture and pictures, I needed something to complete it.
I have a new lodger in my flat and he is well loved already.
May I introduce
He came to me to work yesterday and I took him home straight away.
Some of you might recognise him, as he is related to Manny from Marsha’s blog. He has the same ancestors.
Of course he had to check his new room out straight away and sat on different furniture.
We are getting to know each other at the moment and I am sure it will develop in a wonderful friendship!
So far we had a lovely day together and enjoyed each others company! He loves blogging too and will give me some advice, and probably do a post by himself one day !
He loves lots of hugs,
is very loving,
is very cuddly
never makes a mess,
and is so cute!
A big Welcome to Danny!