Bruce Bramble leaves home tomorrow to start his new life at Cheltenham College Junior School. Tolly Dolly Posh (the brains behind this website) is applying for an academic scholarship there and will be taking Bruce Bramble with her with the intention of handing him over to the Headmaster during her interview.

Good luck Bruce Bramble, and Tolly Dolly Posh.

Professor Basket was last seen walking through the corridors of St Edwards School, Cheltenham. Apparently the school is short of academic expertise in the area of applied mathematics so Professor Basket will certainly be a help as he studied this at Cambridge University (so he told us).

We wait with sheer anticipation to see how he applies his knowledge, expertise and charisma at this school.

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It’s great news for the community of bear followers. Professor Basket is preparing to travel the globe on his quest to raise money for the charity CLIC Sargent! Watch out for more tales of this well educated and erudite bear.

Poor Bluebird, left in the Lake District over 12 weeks ago and not a word from him. Where are you Bluebird?

It’s been almost 16 weeks since Bear Gustav left home and we haven’t seen or heard from him. He’s become yet another casualty of the big wide world. Is someone kidnapping my bears?

Sad news, Alfonso is now permanently missing in action. We left him at the National Trust site, Croome Park. Despite several phone calls to the Trust it appears that one of the members of staff in her mature years (my polite way of saying she is an old biddy) has stored Alfonso away some where.

So Alfonso is officially a casualty and has been lost.

We are so sad..

Where Did You Find or Leave Bear?: Found in Rondevlei, Garden Route, South Africa. Left in Cape Town

Relaxing on the verandah, I gazed dreamily at the sunset over the lake. A sudden shriek tore apart the peace, followed by snarling, spitting and screeching. I ran to the bushes below the house – a lynx was crouched in the grass,a teddy-bear clamped in his jaws. My cat Kelsey was leaping up and down, slashing her paws at the predator’s face. A claw caught his nose and with a grunt he dropped the bear and slunk away.
Kelsey uttered a “rowrrl” of triumph as I picked up the quivering bear. “Mamma mia,” he groaned. Once safely at the house I inspected the furry little body, but found no wounds. After a dose of Rescue Remedy the bear was calmer. “My name is Giuseppe Armondo,” he explained, “and I am on a tour of the world.”
Kelsey and I exchanged cynical glances – what crazy bravado, a small bear travelling all alone!
Giusepppe went on, “I came to South Africa to see the wild animals, but I didn’t expect it to be so close up. I was just going for a little hike.”
“This is Rondevlei,” I said, “part of the Wilderness National Park. There are many animals here – deer, monkeys, porcupines, and up there -” I pointed at the hills – “baboons and even some leopards. It was bad luck that you met up with the great nocturnal hunter, the lynx.”
The bear shivered. “I thank your brave cat for saving my life.”
Kelsey modestly licked a paw.
Then Giuseppe murmered, “My neck hurts – that giant cat shook me very hard.”
“How do your arms feel?” I asked.
“There is pain in my shoulders and my paws are going numb.”
“Well, Giuseppe,” I said, “you’ve come to the right place. This is the Body Stress Release Academy, where we train students how to release the tension that becomes locked into people’s bodies.”
I carried him to the technique room an showed him a nerve chart. “Compression here, in your lower neck, affects the nerve supply down your arms and into your paws. Lie down on the couch so I can do some pressure tests, and find the exact sites of body stress.”
After I did several gentle prods on the bear’s neck, he sat up and smiled, moving his neck freely.
Giuseppe stayed at the Academy for two days, sleeping on the couch with Kelsey. Yesterday I put him on the bus to Cape Town. As I waved goodbye, he called out, “I’m going to climb Table Mountain, I’m going to swim with sharks, and I’m going to meet Nelson Mandela!”
I just nodded and smiled, for who am I to stamp on the dreams of a courageous but delusional teddy-bear?


It’s Tolly Dolly Posh here! I just liked to say that, we are very happy with what we have achieved! Unfortunately, we have lost 2 bears, but we are still rolling on!

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Go on, Go On A Bear Hunt!

Love Tolly Dolly Posh xx

We heard some sad news today. Bluebird Whoppit has  disappeared. He was taken to the Lake District and was left with a family at  a Buddhist festival at the end of July. Nothing has been heard of him since.

RIP Bluebird.

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