Beatrice Bear was so excited to model the new Shetland Shawl miniature 'Haps '.
They arrived in todays post specially created by the bears favourite knitter Mavis Clark.
Beatrice wanted to look like Liz when she tried on Mavis' full sized authentic Shetland Wool Shawls , she just loved how warm she was on this sunny but cold January day .
Doesn't she look beautiful - however these special haps are for some bears being created this year in the Bear Room ...very exciting to see which future bear may wear these as part of their special outfit.
Beatrice Bear follows her Mummy Liz around the Station on her many jobs .
Collecting the eggs from the hen house is one of her favourite .
Every day throughout the summer she went to the hens nesting boxes and helped lift the eggs .
She was very quiet and never disturbed the yellow striped flying creatures Mummy Liz told her about.
When Liz came into the Bear Room today and gathered all the bears to see something special Beatrice never imagined that the wasps would leave the beautiful home they had created from chewed wood .
She got to hold the nest on her lap and noticed the tiny egg chambers that had already hatched and flown away.
The bears were very excited and when Liz then showed them the big hive Beatrice just squeaked and couldn't wait to get a closer look.
In fact Beatrice so so amazed at how light it was she insisted on having it placed on her tummy, much to the amusement of the other bears .
What a joy to share such amazing acts of nature to a very eager audience of Book Cover Bears.
Now the nest will go off to one of the paper makers Liz knows and will be recycled into paper. Beatrice will just love to draw her pictures on that paper!
Samhain ( Halloween ) has been and gone, with spooky stories and extra treats for the ever growing Bear Room population .
One bear is super excited at being chosen to go and live in his new forever home.
He was happy to be here while his Mummy Bear was unwell , for all he is a rascal he is very attached to his Mummy Andrea.
How happy all the bears were to hear that she is well and at home tucked up in her bed.
That was a double celebration and the bears are happy to wave goodbye to some of their friends knowing that there are some new bears just emerging from their wooly beginings
Beatrice is a curious bear and especially when it comes to work Mummy Liz is doing in the studio . Today she learned a little more about Indigo dyeing and wistfully looked on as Liz coloured a new bear coat with beautiful blues . The bubbles in the fermentation made her want to burst them but she is such a well behaved bear that she caused no trouble to Liz and was allowed to watch all the dye process even the magical crotal dyes .
She is however very curious to know who this very special coat will be for !!! Perhaps some new bears will join the Bear Room very soon .
Keeping safe and indoors for the bears at Dalmally Railway Stations Bear Room has been a challenging time but apart from the squabbles , all the bears have done well.
Beatrice has been a shining star inventing new games especially for the baby bears .
Lewis has discovered he has a 'way with the wee ones ' and is proud of his new skills .
Fergal has an endless series of natural history knowledge that even astounded Liz .
Monica didn't need much encouragement to make music , much to Lucys delight as she has certainly found her singing voice .
Happy Humphries was sad for a bit when he couldn't get out to tend his real daffodils so Liz made him some more felted ones and his smile returned again .
Wiggles Wilson surprised everyone with magic tricks that had lots of ohs and has and giggles.
The most amazing change is in Billy Bear - sometimes edging towards the naughty side he has been so kind and helpful since the lockdown. Mind you i do think his clever idea of making a den might have had a little to do with holding hands with Beatrice in the dark .
Oh dear Bertie Bear you had better watch out , it looks like your best pal might be trying to steal your girlfriend away from you !
Beatrice is such a wonderful helpful bear , no wonder she has many admirers and Liz just loves the way she keeps the Bear Room so clean and shiny with her own beeswax polish . Perhaps Beatrice needs a special treat, now what might she like to do for her treat ?
Sorry Beatrice still too soon to visit Bertie even if you have your own mask and wash your hands lots but soon .
Beatrice Bear has been feeling a little sad this last week, the weather has been amazing and there should be loads of visitors at the Studio but there is no one visiting , no one getting trains to wave at and no trips out to see new sights or meet new people...
even Berties Mum Andrea doesn't come for tea anymore!
She saw one person with a mask on who waved but she didn't see through the window and the covered face who it was.
She had asked her Mummy Liz why the delivery person wore a mask and learned how it wasn't a disguise but a way of staying safe .
Then she heard the post van arriving in the stations car park and the click of the letter bin outside the Bear Room window.
Usually Mummy Liz reads her post first and came to tell Beatrice about it but today she came straight into the bear room holding a letter ......for me !
Oh my Beatrice was jumping up and down with excitement - who sent it ? What was in it ?
Four kisses on the envelope just for Beatrice ...
Wow a parcel inside with ribbon and lovely wrapping paper ,so exciting .
Little Beatrice squeals with delight when she sees its from Bertie Bear her very best friend...hmmm what's in the parcel?