Hello everyone, Razzi here. I thought it was about time I wrote on Jammy Toast again because things are going to rack and ruin. It’s getting that bad that last week we even missed a rather special birthday. Sooty – the water-pistol toting bear – was seventy last Thursday. When Harry Corbett bought the glove puppet from Blackpool’s North Pier in 1948, I bet he couldn’t have believed he was teaming up with a future telly star. Sooty cost Harry 7s/6d (about £11.50 in today’s money) but proved a bargain as he grew from those humble beginnings into a star of stage and screen. Sooty prefers to let his wand and water-pistol do the talking and none of us has ever heard Sooty talk. And yet the bear who loves performing his magic tricks has still managed to have a catchphrase – “Izzy wizzy, let’s get busy”.
Hello everyone, Razzi here. It has been a little while since I wrote a Razzi Writes for you which is mostly because I only write when I have something to say and secondly Jammy Toast has been so busy with so many other things. Andreaa has returned to our fold and taken Jammy Toast by storm. I do really enjoy reading her posts even if they do sometimes give me a headache and her Hold Ya Plums has me in fits. I do have it on good authority that we are running out of Hold Ya Plums because there are only a few recordings available. We are continuing to look for more though and we also have something else up our sleeves which I think you will like just as much if we can’t find any more.
Hello everyone, Razzi here and I would like to thank my friend Andreaa for spilling the beans on someone who I thought was a very good friend of mine; Cher. Although I have not seen her for nearly a year – because she is in America – I have been loyal to our friendship and have not been seeing anyone else while she has been away. Now Andreaa tells me that Cher is six months pregnant with her first baby. She swore to me when she married that hairdresser guy that it was just for the publicity to help her career because there is still a stigma attached to being in a relationship with someone outside your species – namely, a bear.
Hello everyone, Razzi here and I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas time and enjoyed yourselves with everything you did. Here at Jammy Toast we have had a great time except that Granny decided we didn’t need a full turkey because they are so big that we usually throw much of it away after Christmas. We like to have the turkey for Christmas dinner, maybe a few butties thrown in later in the day and then Davidd will make a Special Fried Rice on Boxing Day and this year Auntie Diane wasn’t coming until today and she asked Granny to save her some because she wasn’t having turkey at her house. So all that turkey required and Granny decided she would only get a turkey crown. Then, when she opened it, it was about the size of Jon Pigeon’s chest cavity.
In December 2015, Davidd told us the tale of The Great Teddy Bear Shipwreck Mystery. The story goes that back in 1903 some three-thousand teddy bears were sent by ship from Steiff’s factory in Germany to America only for them to disappear. The bears were made and packed up for shipment, but there is no record of them ever reaching their destination and none of the US-bound bears has ever been found. The templates, patterns and even photos of the bears exist but not even one sample was kept. One popular explanation is that there was a shipwreck and the bears had a watery end. All that is certain is that if just one of these bears turned up today it would be ‘open chequebook’ time for museums and collectors. After all, these were the first teddy bears ever made.
Our friend Lexi has been complaining that I haven’t written anything for a while, so I thought I better get writing. I never usually write about any one thing in my column and just waffle away about many different subjects – so why change now. Well this month Granny has been surpassing herself with her behaviour, so I thought I would cover this. In truth, I think Granny is trying to monopolise Jammy Toast. Davidd tries to write about subjects, at most, once a month. However, Granny has already had two stories so far this month and I am just about to relay another. This is because our Granny is barking mad!
The other day, Davidd announced that Jammy Toast will be featuring a new series of posts concerning animal cruelty. It was originally Egginanoo’s idea to feature the Show Your Soft Side campaign, but when people complained about the lack of male hunks on Jammy Toast, it was decided to make it a regular feature instead of a one-off story. As Davidd told us on Saturday, it all started over the case of the Baltimore kittens who were set alight. This followed the cases of Daffodil, Caroline, Pokey, Palmer, Benny, Mireille and Elisa, all cats in a rescue program that had suffered injuries consistent with burns.