Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Where would I like to be?

You'll never guess where I went today!!!!
A travel agent's.

I'm going back home.

I was born, several years ago now, in China.
And this morning, Chris and I went into a big shop
and met a man called John, who is a
"travel agent."

He spent ages on the computer,
then Chris gave him some money,
(well, it was a bit of plastic, but they seemed to
think it was money), and we went home
(to our house.)

Chris says that we're going to go to King Kong
and China. I know about China, of course,
but I kind of thought King Kong was a
relation of Bongo's. Must have got that wrong.

I was a little bit worried, because I quite like
living in Didcot, but Chris has promised to
bring me back after our visit.

I can't wait! It's where I really want to be!

Monday, 18 January 2010

Can you guess what I did today?
I went to school. It's a long time since I did that,
and I realised that some of the children knew much
more than I did. So I practised my numbers
(counting down from 4, which is quite difficult
when you don't have any fingers!), and read some books.
We were so good and worked so hard
that Chris let us play for 15 minutes at the end
of the day. I played with Polydron, which is great!!!
Got to go now, but I'll catch up with everyone tomorrow.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Out of hibernation -at last!

Hi, everyone. At last I've managed to wake Chris up after her hibernation - I thought that was just for bears!! We have done a few things, some I've been really pleased about, and one or two a bit scary. So I'll show you some pictures first . . . . (Sorry, Clemmie, I've left a message to you in the last lot of comments)

As you can see, some friends came round to play. I've known them a long time, and it's good to catch up.

I've also been learning to read - thought it'd be useful when I want to look at the dic, um, diksh, you know- that big book that tells you hard words.

Today has been very exciting. I was a bit scared - I'm sometimes nervous about meeting new people - but I had such a great time with Bongo and Curly that I forgot I hadn't met them before. And do you know, Pamela, I think I might be beginning to understand that love thing - but don't tell Curly!!!

We watched the humans playing with paper for a bit, but then we decided to have an ADVENTURE!!!! (Actually it was my idea, and I think it was a good one.

When they weren't looking, we crept outside,
and found a playground. It had a seesaw,
and a slide, and some bouncy things.
We weren't heavy enough to bounce,
but the slide was fun.

Chris' photos weren't very good though,
we were too fast for her!

When we got in, nobody seemed to have noticed we'd been out. We thought about going out again, but then I found the chocolate biscuits. Don't think the ladies had noticed them, there were lots still there, so I helped myself!

Well, Chris seems to think it's my bedtime. I'll wrap myself in my new quilt (did you notice it?) and talk to you again tomorrow.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Today I learned that . . . . .

Today I learned that it was
Chris' birthday. I wasn't
sure what that meant, but
the pile of presents and
number of texts and phonecalls
showed me that it was important.

Today I learned that if I ask nicely
she'll make me some clothes.
And I learned that
that little pink box prints out
photos of me
(and of Hannah and Daniel,
whoever they are!)

And just as I thought that my brain would burst from all the new things I'd learned, she showed me how to change photos on the computer. Wow!!!!

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Flying kites!

Well, that was a good day
-beautiful sun, snow and
a walk. Of course, it was cold,
but I snuggled up in the pocket
of Chris' fleece -felt a bit
seasick at times, but warm.

As we were going out, I noticed
she had two cameras with her.
When I asked why, she said
we were going to the kite tree.

Now, I know about kites. We
flew one when we were in Denmark,
but it didn't seem quite the weather for it.
She explained though, that kites were birds.

So I climbed a tree to
have a better look for one.
I was very thrilled to find one:

but she said it wasn't big enough.
After a while I saw another. This one was very noisy, but apparently it was too big:

We waited around for what seemed like hours, and in the end one came within `shooting` distance. (When she said that, I was worried for a minute, but she meant with the camera!) To me it didn't look much bigger than the noisy one, but she was happy.

I was glad I was hidden in the fleece pocket, though. It did look a bit hungry!

Speak to you soon,

Comenius xxx

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Not a slave, an angel!

Hi, all. How are you doing in this snowy weather? I think you might need a fur coat, Pamela. Some of us are lucky because we already have our own homegrown variety.

Busy day, today. I've been exploring the snow.

I hadn't met snow before, though my white bear friend had told me about it. Trouble was, he didn't tell me what
happened when it melted.
So I was quite happy to go out
and make a snow angel,
and to explore the deep
crevasses from the
washing line.
Then - I came into the warm. And all this amazing snow turned into water!!!! I had to wrap up in a towel and sit by the magical gingerbread house to get dry. The sweets were very tempting, but I resisted. My human was supposed to go back to swimming cl . . . .slimming club tonight, but she says it's off because of the snow. I think I believe her.
Lots of love to all my friends out there. We're going to have a nice warm drink and watch a DVD - I've suggested Ice Age, but I'm not sure Chris is happy with that. See you!!!

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Am I a slave?

Now, I don't want to sound grumpy, but really! Do you know what I've been doing this morning? Taking down Christmas decorations! I thought that was a job for a human. Still, I did have a bit of fun.

Now, I was telling you about my travels.
When I was still quite young, I was invited
to a wedding, in Austria. My human's
daughter was getting married -
don't know why Austria, but I did get lots
of exercise climbing mountains
- and drinking beer. Stiegl was my fave!

Got to go now, as she's off to work
See you tomorrow.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Pleased to meet you!

Hi! Pleased to meet you. My name is Comenius Bear, and I'd like to tell you something about myself.

I've been living with Chris for about 7 years now, and as a cub I travelled lots. My first trip was to Malaga, to visit a Spanish school and learn about Spain. Somewhere this disorganised friend of mine has photos of me at the Alhambra in Grenada, but guess what? She can't find them.

We're luckier, though, with my second trip. I went to Denmark, again to a school (can you guess what Chris used to do for a living?) and met friends from other countries. We had great fun playing at Hogwarts, and exploring a Viking village!

Today I was looking forward to a pleasant day of retirement, just the same as every other day (bit boring, to be honest), when I was rudely picked up and taken outside. And without a coat!!!! It may look pretty, but it's seriously cold out there. I was glad I had my winter fur.