Jammy Toast Dogs #2

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Last month, I started a new series of posts to tell you all about the doggies we have had the fortune to know over the years. So today, I thought I would continue with the doggie stories and continue to tell you about some of the characters we have known over the years. We really love German Shepherds, or Alsatians, here at Jammy Toast – mostly because they are so loving and intelligent. They make great guard dogs but are also friendly towards the rest of their pack – human, bear or otherwise. The first German Shepherd we ever had was a character by the name of Max.

Great Uncle Bimbo’s Ghost Stories #4

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As we already know from his Great Uncle Bimbo Remembers column our Uncle Bimbo has a great memory of past events. However, what you may not know is he also has other gifts. One of those gifts is making up stories to help young bears get to sleep at night. Bimbo likes to make up ghost stories to frighten everyone into sleep. After one of Bimbo’s stories there is not a bear at Jammy Toast who dares to get out of bed to ask for a drink of water. However, because Bimbo is getting on a little he does sometimes get confused and mixes up true stories he has heard over the years with the stories he has made up. So there is always a little bit of confusion as to if Bimbo’s stories are true… or maybe, just maybe there is some truth in the story he is telling!

Jammy Toast Dogs #1

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Did I mention, Max was also a bit of a vandal?

Over the years we have had the fortune to have known many doggie friends. So, starting today, I thought I would share some of our doggie stories with you because we really have had some characters over the years. We really love German Shepherds here at Jammy Toast, mostly because they are so loving and intelligent. They make great guard dogs but are also so friendly to the rest of their pack – human, bear or otherwise. The first German Shepherd we ever had was a character by the name of Max. Max was a bit special and I mean that in all senses and connotations of the word.

Who Remembers The 1976 Heatwave?

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Cooling off in a pool, Hampstead Heath in London.

Here in Britain we are experiencing the hottest summer since 1976 according to modern records. Heathrow had sixteen consecutive days over 30°C from 23rd June to 8th July and for fifteen consecutive days from 23rd June to 7th July temperatures reached 32.2°C somewhere in England. Furthermore, five days saw temperatures exceed 35°C. On 28th June, temperatures reached 35.6 °C in Southampton, the highest June temperature ever recorded in the UK. The hottest day of all was 3rd July, when the temperatures reached 35.9°C in Cheltenham.

Chiltern Teddy Bears

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A 1960s Chiltern Hugmee Teddy Bear.

We have mentioned many different teddy bears here on Jammy Toast. Of course, Jammy Toast was originally setup to save and protect Renault Bears but we have also mentioned others. Steiff, because of our friend Monaco, but there are many, many more which have so far failed to get a mention. Starting from today, time and space allowing, I aim to put that right by starting a voyage of discovery through all the different types of teddy bears. I thought I would start the voyage by looking at me. I was made by a company called Chiltern (originally HG Stone & Company) and I am a Hugmee Bear.

Great Uncle Bimbo Remembers #27

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Hello, my name is Bimbo. I am Great Uncle to all the bears even though I am not a Renault Bear myself. It is a bit of an honorary title because I am a very old bear. In fact, I was bought for Davidd by his Grandparents on the day that he was born many, many years ago. I can remember many things that have happened in my lifetime and these are the things I write about in my column. I will tell you of things that happened not just to Davidd and me, but things I can remember from television, news or anything else that comes into my head.

Great Uncle Bimbo’s Sporting Memories #5

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Davidd and I are 57 years and during those years we have watched some great sporting events. Today, we would like to continue our series of posts where we recall our memories of those events featuring some of our greatest heroes. We have lived through England winning the World Cup (we were a little young, though), Muhammad Ali’s greatest fights, Stoke City winning the League Cup and Botham’s Ashes. Some great times and even more great memories which we hope to share with you during the coming months. Today we would like to share our memories off

Great Uncle Bimbo Remembers #26

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As Christmas comes to an end for another year, it always reminds me of an event Davidd told me about as a child many years ago. He says it is the very first event that he can remember from his childhood and he swore when he told me years ago – and still does to this day – that the event actually happened. The event in question happened on Christmas morning when Davidd was around five years old. It was a normal Christmas morning and he had just opened his presents and was particularly excited to receive a pedal car that he could sit in and propel himself around the garden with. Davidd set off outside into the garden to try it out.

Great Uncle Bimbo’s Sporting Memories #4

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Andrew Flintoff turned around the Second Ashes Test of the 2005 series with two wickets in one over.

Davidd and I are 57 years old this month and during those years we have watched some great sporting events. Today, we would like to continue our series of posts where we recall our memories of those events featuring some of our greatest heroes. We have lived through England winning the World Cup (we were a little young, though), Muhammad Ali’s greatest fights, Stoke City winning the League Cup and Botham’s Ashes. Some great times and even more great memories which we hope to share with you during the coming months. Today we would like to share our memories off

Great Uncle Bimbo Remembers #25

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Hello, my name is Bimbo. I am Great Uncle to all the bears even though I am not really a Renault Bear myself. It is a bit of an honorary title because I am a very old bear. In fact, I was bought for Davidd by his Grandparents on the day that he was born many, many years ago. I can remember many things that have happened in my lifetime and these are the things I write about in my column. I will tell you of things that happened not just to Davidd and me, but things I can remember from television, news or anything else that comes into my head.