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Old 06.12.2011, 10:51
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Re: A bearly true story - My Weekend at the Fundbüro

According to bear.
He hid under the seat because he wanted an adventure. Then he got scared and cried until the lady driver found him. But he couldn't pronounce his name properly and forgot the name of his street (He kept saying it last night so he wouldn't forget again).
At the fundbüro he was given no food and made no friends with other bears because he was crying and wouldn't talk to anyone.
They let him out on Sunday to see if he could find us, but he only looked in Zürich city centre so couldn't.
Anyway, it was his birthday yesterday so that was good.

As for spares, I only bought one to start with. He was a clintons, childrens hospital special, fully articulated for £10. Didn't think she would attach, and then realised that he was the world so went back to clintons and they had no more (it was about 6 month later, she was only 6 months old when we bought him). My mum contacted head office and managed to buy 3 more for £9!. Two live here, one at daddy's house and one at granny's house (although granny's is unloved and fluffy). Real bear has a specific love pattern, his ears have the correct fluffyness for stroking in order to get to sleep that the others just don't have.

It was so nice and warming to hear of all the other found stories.

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Re: A bearly true story - My Weekend at the Fundbüro

i'm thankful my kids don't have teddies. Although i once had to bring my 2 year old along on a doctors appointment. There was a little stuffed donkey he took to and played with it during our visit. The next morning the nurse phoned me to let me know that my son left "his" toy at the office. Even though it wasn't ours, i was very touched she cared enough to call.
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it's taken some tracking down Sand.. but I've found him for you... he's fallen on some rough times tho..

I do love the colonials lack of understanding of proper English:

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Rhyming Slang for particular quantities of money in the United Kingdom include; "Lady Godiva" for a fiver (£5), or a "Jacks" - Jacks Alive (extremely rare). A "Cockle" is £10 - Cock and Hen - ten. A "Tenner" is £10. A "score" is £20. A "pony" equals £25. A "ton" or "century" is £100. A "monkey" is £500. A "grand" commonly means £1,000 and use of this term is now very widespread. A "oner" (one-er) has referred to various amounts from one shilling to a pound to now meaning £100 or £1,000 and a "big one" denoting £1,000.
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Caught me out there too, I need to watch more Eastenders.
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Caught me out there too, I need to watch more Eastenders.
ok, while not a cockney.. .youse an Englander... I thought all youse was up on the lingo ? you know.. hep to the jive ?
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We have done that, but the replacement bears are not loved and squashed as the original is. A friend of mine had the foresight to buy 3 bears for her then baby daughter. She rotates them still now (daughter is 5 years old) - bear goes for a wash and out pops replacement bear for the next stint. Her daughter apparently still has no idea there are 3 blankie bears.

Oh that I could be that organised
This is what I did with both my kids. My daughter' friend Nuki is having a identical twin and it gets rotated without any trouble from her, and she knows they are two but doesn't mind at all.
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We give ours a Pepsi bottle to cuddle. They're so easy to replace...
And here I was thinking it was a beer bottle...
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ok, while not a cockney.. .youse an Englander... I thought all youse was up on the lingo ? you know.. hep to the jive ?
Ahh, bu' ah speyk Lanky twang! Or something like that.
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