As another year comes to an end we would just like to thank everyone who contributes to The Bear Blog. Without you lot out there, it would get very lonely around here. We hope everyone has had a great year and enjoyed the festive season to its fullest. We also hope that Santa was kind to everyone who had behaved himself or herself over the past year. Remember, if you did not get what you asked for this means you were a naughty boy or girl and you will have to mend your ways for next year.
One of The Bears favourite singers, Van Morrison, has become a Dad again at the age of 64! As is usual for the “Victor Meldrew” of the music world, he kept the pregnancy and birth a secret and only announced it through his website. The child, born on Monday to the singer and manager Gigi Lee, is to be called George Ivan Morrison III after Van.
As we come to the end of another year, it is usual to think back on the year that has passed. Perhaps, to think of friends who are no longer with us? One such friend who died in 2009 is TV presenter and Hero of the Bears Tony Hart. We thought it would be a fitting tribute if we asked his old friend Morph to tell us what it was like working with Tony for nearly 20 years. Over to Morph…
Well The Bears had a great Christmas and their only negative thought is why it cannot be Christmas every day. Razzi did have a little misadventure with the Christmas tree when he knocked it over but unfortunately, no one had the video camera ready to try to get £250 out of Harry Hill. The highlight of Christmas day had to be The Royal Family. The Bears were a little upset that Jim did not say “My Arse!” which is their favourite Jim saying, but he more than made up for it with his latest catchphrase… NO CHIP PAN!?!?!?
All The Bears and myself would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and we hope you get everything you have asked Father Christmas for. Everyone here at The Birkenhead Bear Sanctuary never feels like it is Christmas until we have watched The Snowman. Every year we sit in front of the telly for half an hour and watch the animated version of the Raymond Briggs book. So far this year we have not seen it so we thought we would bring it to you. This is our favourite scene where the boy flies with his Snowman while Peter Auty sings the theme song…
Excuse the early hour but we would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas Eve and seeing as we are waking up to snow this morning, we thought we would organise a little Festive Fun. Get out in the snow and build a Snowman, take a picture of it and email it to us at the usual address in the sidebar. We will publish the best ones later today. You have until 6pm to get the pictures to us.
Those of you who read the blog on a regular basis may remember Mercedes the Bear. Originally from the Canadian town of Churchill, Manitoba, Mercedes was taken to Edinburgh Zoo many years ago and in October this year was moved to the Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland. Up until now, Mercedes has not experienced the arctic conditions that she experienced over 25 years ago in Canada. Now, visitors to the Highland Wildlife Park Kincraig near Aviemore, Scotland, can see Mercedes in a winter wonderland!
Hello everyone. Well I woke up this morning and looked out the window and eyak — it’s been snowing. Sorry for all you snow lovers but I’m just not a fan of the cold white stuff it may look nice but its bloody horrit. So today I will stay in bed and watch it out the window from the comfort of my cuddy!
Today is the day The Bears decided to put their Christmas tree up. The job was designated to Eon, Elonex and Elgar to put the tree up, decorate it and make sure the lights were all untangled and working. No mean feat for a human with fingers and thumbs but it is even harder for a Bear with claws and pads. However, they did a great job and had the tree up in no time. Even the lights decided to play the game and came on first time!