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  • The Bearmaker

Well, I couldn't let Halloween 2018 pass, without at least one mischievous teddy bear now, could I?!

Mischief, 19"

I left the evening Halloween celebrations to the youngsters this year and instead enjoyed the spooky shennanigans through the mysterious medium of social media! My grandchildren had fun at their Halloween party, little Izzy dressed as a baby pumpkin and young Toby, made a rather dashing ghostly pirate. Toby and I also spent a lovely afternoon making sparkly Halloween decorations to display in his house ... and we sparkled Nana's carpet rather well too!

Unfortunately, a mischievous local group of teens decided to spoil the fun for little ones by creating their own Halloween mayhem this year. I heard reports of the celebration being used as an excuse to steal pots of trick or treat sweeties and to take pumpkins excitedly collected and carved by children with their parents, from doorsteps - sadly the next day, I found several of those carefully carved pumpkins discarded on our local playing field and smashed to pieces; there was also party litter and the remnants of fireworks set off illegally, so I spent a good half hour in the pouring rain that afternoon, clearing the field to ensure our dogs and young children could play safely there again. Hopefully now Halloween is over for another year, the local teens will settle down and with luck, may have outgrown their anti-social nonsense by the time All Hallowes Eve comes around again next year!

Anyway, that's enough Halloween chat from this ol' witch. I hope you enjoyed your celebrations if like me, the mystery and magic of Halloween brings out your inner witchypoo!

Happy Halloween 2018!

  • The Bearmaker

You may have noticed I have been a little quiet of late, well that is because I have been in my favourite place in the whole wide world, beautiful Cornwall!

I have been visiting Cornwall with my children for almost thirty five years, as we love spending time together there. This year we explored the furthest tip of the county, right down as far as Lands End and had a wonderfully, blustery time!

We hiked for miles, chatted for even longer and laughed our way through each adventure. Polly and Betty were delighted to have their favourite people together for a whole week and had a lovely time visiting quaint fishing harbours, pubs, tea houses, castles and beaches with us.

Sharing Cornwall with my family was very special to me, especially as this year we were joined by Grandson and my new Granddaughter. Izzy and Toby have been so much fun!

After an eight hour car journey, I returned home tired but so happy. Thank you so much for my wonderful week in wild 'n windy Cornwall Family. You made it absolutely perfect.

  • The Bearmaker

I must confess, I can't resist a royal wedding, least of a fairy tale wedding such as the one Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared with us on Saturday ... but that wasn't the only important event that day, as early on Saturday morning, a very special little girl was brought safely into the world by her mummy and daddy and for the second time in my life, I was blessed to become a Nana!

The birth of a new baby into a family is such an incredible blessing, reminding us all that life is to be celebrated and cherished, that family is all that matters and when everything is said and done, a new generation within a family, offers everyone happiness and hope for the future. 

I couldn't be more delighted for my son, daughter-in-law and grandson on the safe arrival of their beautiful baby girl. 

Welcome to our family little one, 

I am so thrilled to be your Nana!


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