Guess which two little bears will having some explaining to do when they meet the professor tomorrow.
Well Billy Bear has arrived and with his arrival Bertie's recent secretive behaviour finally all makes sense ! It was Billy's visit that Bertie has been busily preparing for all along and having caught them together I fear the worst.....two naughty bears with catapults. Oh oh.....
Beatrice Bear who lives with Liz at Dalmally Railway Station just loves to be involved with everything happening in the Studio .
Its a busy place and Beatrice has lots of tasks looking after the new bears in the Bear Room as well as visitors who want to hold her and speak with her.
This week she watched very carefully as her Auntie Sandy gave a lesson on Spinning wool to a new student.
Beatrice often watched Liz spin when she had a quiet moment and was amazed to hear her softly humming and noticed how calm it made her and how happy she was when she had a little time to spin.
She listened very carefully to Sandy's instruction and an idea formed in her head...she so wanted to spin.
She asked her Mummy Liz if they ever made spinning wheels bear size , she was not sure if bears could spin but she practised drawing out the wool into manageable pieces-
Aunty Sandy said this was called drafting.
The postman arrived with a parcel and Liz called Beatrice over as she unwrapped it and the excitement of a serious little bear was a joy to behold.
It may take time and some help from the other bears but Beatrice is enjoying so much the learning of a new skill with the soft and fluffy wool from Graham and Liz's sheep.
Well, well, well, today I stumbled across the answer to just what Bertie Button has been up to in recent weeks.
What are you hiding behind your back Bertie Button and what are you and Billy Bear
Oh dear ...... Billy is on his way.....and you thought Bertie was a mischievous bear.....
Tokyo is one such bear . Destined for greatness and a difficult challenge he has been steadfast and true to his task.
He has also stolen the hearts of all that he meets on his wide travels.
His passion for horses is growing and he has even been learning riding skills from young Niamh.
Bertie Bear still misses Hope , Tokyo's own horse but loves to see the photos of the adventures of this brave tiny bear .
All the bears follow the journey and events Tokyo travels to and they can often be heard cheering for all the Irish riders when they compete.
Both Mummies and all the bears wish a successful next event to all the horses and riders .
Keep up the good work Tokyo!
At dog walking time today Bertie announced that instead of climbing into my coat pocket, as he would normally do, he would like to bring his lovely new bike and practise riding it on the farm track while I played with Ollie and his ball. I readily agreed and off we set.
Very soon Bertie was happily riding, albeit a bit wobbly, up and down the track and promising to catch me up so I wandered ahead.
After a few minutes I turned round to see how Bertie was doing only to find that what Bertie had done was disappear !
What a fright ! Had he fallen ? Was he hurt ?
I ran back to where I'd last seen him only to spot him, not on the track but coming out of the woods........Now correct me if I'm wrong but he looked a little guilty to say the least .........and why were there a bundle of sticks tied to the back of his bike ....
A little shame faced but offering no explanation Bertie climbed onto his bike and followed.... and this time I kept a close eye on him upon which it soon became apparent that little bears with little legs can't cycle quite as far as they think ! Luckily for Bertie his faithful friend Ollie realised he was struggling and lent a helping paw.....and I got to carry the bike home.
Not surprisingly Bertie disappeared when we got home, no doubt to avoid any questions or so I thought, but no, Bertie was being quiet for a completely different reason ......
Oh Bertie Button what ARE you up to now !!!!
Tokyo bear is off with the Irish team to compete in Belgium.
All the hard preparations and the many helpers have done their tasks , now its little Tokyos turn to keep the travelling team in good spirits.
He loves sleeping in the horse box and the sweet smells of horse and tack is his favourite scent.
Wishing Tokyo and all the Irish team well on this next stage of their journey from all the bears and their Mummies here at The Bear Room headquarters Dalmally Railway Station in the Scottish Highlands
Bluebell Bear is one of our new April bears and will be ready to be introduced properly to the world very soon .
We love his gentle nature and his love for babies of all sorts .
This little lambs mother was too poorly to look after him and one of the sheep at Dalmally Station is in need of a lamb …perfect .
Mum and baby are happily together now and Bluebell Bear was so excited to tell his bear friends all about his new friend.
Bluebell Bear proudly showed the lamb his newly felted wool coat.
Our wonderfully talented friend created the design with hand blended coloured wool especially for Bluebell. Thanks Janette , a perfect one off jacket for a one of a kind bear.
Its a little sad when bears go off to their new homes but Beatrice Bear sees many people come back to visit her 'station parents' and it is always a joyous time. Peggy Flora is leaving for some wonderful adventures and Beatrice is looking forward to all the future cups of tea to catch up on all her news .