The Bears have decided to open their old website up again for anyone who wishes to visit them. The site is so any of the bears can post whatever they want which they either can’t post here on Jammy Toast or which they just want to share with anyone. The site will not be posted to every day but only when one of the bears feels they have something to say. Apparently I am banned from the bear’s website and they are responsible for running it themselves – that’s gratitude for you. If anyone feels like visiting them just click on the link above.
It was only a couple of weeks ago that I mentioned we had not found a new bear since January. Then, in the space of a couple of weeks, we found two pretty close together. Now, only a week after our last new friend arrived, we have another bear here at Jammy Toast. Unfortunately, he was surplus to requirements at his former home although we are not quite sure of the circumstances. After arriving this morning he has spent most of the day sitting with Razzi watching the telly and seems to be settling in nicely.
You know the old saying that you wait an hour for a bus and then two come along together – well it appears the same is so with Renault Bears. We haven’t had a new bear here at Jammy Toast since January, then last week Mike Teavee came to join us and now today we have another bear knocking on the door. He is actually an old friend of Efron; the “scruffy” bear who arrived here from Wellingborough back in 2009. Luckily this bear hasn’t been treated as badly as Efron was when he first arrived.
Iwas off work today so had my day planned out to be a nice lazy one. A lie in followed by catching up on some telly on my sky box which is slowly filling up with programmes which I record but don’t seem to find the time to watch. Well today I would make up for that lying on the couch, feet up and trying not to snooze during the vital bits of the programmes. However, all this was shattered when there came a knock on the door and there stood the postman with a parcel in his hand. This could mean only one thing – the new bear we were expecting had arrived.
Iwas asked yesterday why we haven’t had any new bears for quite some time and I realised that it has, in fact, been quite a while. The last time we had a new arrival here at Jammy Toast was back in January. There are a few reasons for this but mainly it is a result of our own success. When we started saving bears on eBay, for example, we quite often only had to pay 99p for a bear plus a couple of quid for postage. Then suddenly, people began to realise that someone was buying up all the Renault Bears and the prices shot through the roof. You cannot get a Renault Bear on eBay now for less than a tenner and they sell like hot cakes.
Those of you who pop over to the Bear’s own website at Renault Bears may know that Razzi caused a bit of stir yesterday by posting a topless picture of his heroine Mena Suvari. This is his third post on the subject of Mena and we are all beginning to think he is obsessed. We have had suggestions that he is a little stalker and even that Mena needs to get a restraining order from Judge Judy to keep the pesky little guy at bay. Razzi just laughs and says that the actress would love him as a stalker.
We have been asked a number of times recently who invented the teddy bear? Although this is a question we have answered previously, I was shocked to discover that it was three years ago when we last looked at the question. The short answer is that Germany and America both hotly contest the title of “Inventor of the Teddy Bear”. Indeed, Steiff and the Ideal Novelty and Toy Company can both lay claims to having designed teddy bears as early as 1902. Did both sides suddenly invent a teddy bear at exactly the same moment or did one side copy the other? Here is what we said in 2010…