Jammy Toast Dogs #6

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Today I am going to continue with our series of posts telling you all about the doggies we have had the fortune to 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. Just like his owner, Max was a little special and had a few social problems. These problems usually manifested themselves in his desire to kill anyone he met.

Great Uncle Bimbo Remembers #28

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Robbs Department Store situated on the left opposite Pykes and the Army & Navy Stores.

The very first thing I can remember as a young bear was sitting in Robbs Department Store in Birkenhead. Robbs – or Robb Brothers Limited, to give it the correct title – was a large department store established in Charing Cross, Birkenhead in 1872. There were lots of shops in Grange Road. At the Grange Road West end is where “Robbs” stood, a large store which was rather up market compared to Allinson’s at the other end of Grange Road. In between – from what I can remember – there was Woodson’s (a grocery shop), Waterworth’s (a green grocers), Timpson’s (the shoe shop), Pyke’s (the jewellers), The Co-op and Woolworths plus many more.

Jammy Toast Dogs #5

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Today I am going to continue with our series of posts telling you all about the doggies we have had the fortune to 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. Just like his owner, Max was a little special and had a few social problems. These problems usually manifested themselves in his desire to kill anyone he met.

Jammy Toast Dogs #4

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Today I am going to continue with our series of posts telling you all about the doggies we have had the fortune to 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. Just like his owner, Max was a little special and had a few social problems. These problems usually manifested themselves in his desire to kill anyone he met.

Jammy Toast Dogs #3

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Today I am going to continue with my series of posts to tell you all about the doggies we have had the fortune to 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. Just like his owner, Max was a little special and had a few social problems. These problems usually manifested themselves in his desire to kill anyone he met.

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.