Monday, 9 December 2013

Jim's bear and bird houses.



One of the bears toddled off over our little bridge yesterday to his new home.
We thought it best we take his photo with our cottage bear to remind us that the lucky ted is going to sit under a palm tree, on a small Caribbean Island, he really did come from here.


He might have to take off his Winter sweater, scarf and hat in all the heat. I also forgot to remind his new owner, that although he will probably love living in the sun, he shouldn't be placed in full sunlight for long or it will fade his colouring. Mohair left in the sun tends to fade.
With an after thought maybe I should have given him a sun hat but I wasn't quite sure where he was going to live, in London or on that far away island.  Oh, lucky bear.


We've been promised an update and photo when he arrives, apart from a car ride, one long haul plane journey, it also involves a helicopter ride. He is going to be a house bear, sitting looking out onto a sun drenched, golden sandy beach.
At certain times he will have to  pull his weight at keeping Grandchildren happy when they go to visit. Oh, lucky bear.
It was a pleasure to see his new owners eye's light up as he was handed over yesterday.

Back to reality, the bird houses made last week were put into place.


The Soggibottom carpenter had to climb down a water relief channel and then back up onto the bank on the other side. JUST LIKE A CAT. With the help of a ladder.


The bird boxes (houses) are very popular, if you look back to old posts you can find out how to make them yourself. The patten and instructions are free.
THANKS TO THE SOGGIBOTTOM CARPENTER.
For everyone who has emailed to say thank you for the patten and instructions of how to build a bird box, your very welcome.
The bird boxes seem very popular with bird reserves all around the world.


The days of long shadows are here again, for one minute I was with the bear sitting under a palm tree, in thought anyway.
Have a great week.

8 comments:

WoolenSails said...

A tropical island sounds good, right now, lol.
He is such a wonderful bear and I am sure he will be loved in his new home.

Debbie

Sue said...

We're sitting in snow with freezing temperatures. I'd like to go visit bear with you.

WendyCarole said...

What a lovely bear :)
Well Done brave bird house man

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww safe journey little Bear!! We know you'll be happy where you're going! You are adorable! Take care
x

Rhissanna said...

I'm glad he's wrapped up warm! I think it's cold everywhere! And I love those birdhouses. What a cute idea.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We love your carpenter putting up the birdie houses. Did he make those bird houses?

The long shadows in the sky are gorgeous!! Just gorgeous!
And that little bear is going to be so happy in his new home, He is a beautiful bear!
love
tweedles

Molly The Wally said...

Thank you so much for your kind words and Pip truly loved her blanket since the moment she got it. I won't wash it and let Molly have it with Pips' smell on it for comfort.
Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Icy BC said...

Your bear looks so adorable!