With only four sleeps left until Christmas Miss Beatrice Bear thought that it was perhaps time to take Bertie Button shopping .......which she had avoided doing until now as Bertie was very close to exploding with excitement whenever the Christmas word was mentioned as it was !
So, having had a big pot of strong tea and a firm chat to Bertie about what he should - gifts for friends and family - and should not - gifts for Bertie - be looking for, Beatrice braced herself and took Bertie shopping.
Under the watchful eye of Beatrice Bertie chose a trolley and, making 'brum brum' noises, very quickly disappeared among the shop isles....
Time passed and there was no sign of his return so, fearing that the small bear had got lost in the rather large shop, Beatrice went looking for him. Bertie was nowhere near the gift section .....but he had managed to find the crisp and sweetie shelves !
Reluctantly Bertie returned his carefully chosen sweeties and, with Beatrice holding one of his paws, started looking for things that were on his list......
Sometime later two tired but happy bears had completed all their shopping and were ready to head home so Beatrice made her way to the till ......
....and while she was paying for their purchases a certain little bear was spotted tiptoeing very quickly out of the door with a trolley full of sweeties. Oh Bertie Button !
With thanks to Colin, our very patient local village store keeper, for allowing our bears to roam unsupervised around 'Glenview Stores' and for not involving the police when Bertie tried leaving the store without mentioning the trolley full of goodies he was taking with him !