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AnnCardiff Report 6 Jul 2008 16:08

Hi again Mo - I love teddies and cats - have a cat and other teds too!!

Teddys Girl

Teddys Girl Report 6 Jul 2008 15:46

Hi Ann

Mine came down air raid shelters with me during the London Blitz, and my poor old Dad had to go back through all the gun fire to get him for me one night when I forgot him.

At the moment he is sitting on the chest of drawers in my spare bedroom, surrounded by other bears One who is I suppose 72, and is a tiny one. Another my late mil made and as his leg was wonky, she could not sell him. so I took pity on him.

Then two modern ones rescued when my Pal's grandson was having a clear out.

You guessed I just love Teddy Bears.

Even my cat who looks like a black bear, is called Teddy.



AnnCardiff Report 6 Jul 2008 11:05

Hi Mo! Mine is a youngster then, he's only just had his 72nd birthday!!

It was hard parting with him but I wanted him to be famous!!!


Teddys Girl

Teddys Girl Report 6 Jul 2008 10:56

My Teddy Bear is 77 years old, bought for me ,by a proud Gran for her first grandchild.

I dont think I could part with him even for just a few months.


Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 6 Jul 2008 01:20

Ann, that must have been interesting, and to meet a fellow contributor to the letters page was good. You will have a face to go with the name now, when he writes in again and vice versa.

My Mum must have got rid of my pink teddy, she was a bit too fond of chucking my things without asking, sadly. I do have some studio pics of me with him tho but sadly, only in black and white.
Ted will have lots of interesting things to tell you about when he gets home after Christmas.



AnnCardiff Report 5 Jul 2008 23:23

Well last night was the launch of the exhibition - of course I had an official invitation to be there and on arrival was given a badge to wear with my name on it. Lady Mayoress opened the exhibition - lovely lady, spent a good time with her and her husband and I must say, Ted looked rather forlorn sitting in a glass case with some other objects. I felt really sorry for him but he has to stay there until January when he can come back home. There were drinks and canapes being handed around and I met some very interesting people - man came up to me, read my badge and said "that name is familiar" so I looked at his and said the same. We are both regular contributors to the Viewpoints page in the South Wales Echo!! Nice to put a face to the name


AnnCardiff Report 30 May 2008 18:27

the very one Clare but I have a feeling the statue may have been moved - that area of the city is under massive redevelopment at the minute

°o.OOº°‘¨Claire in Wales¨‘°ºOO.o°

°o.OOº°‘¨Claire in Wales¨‘°ºOO.o° Report 30 May 2008 18:22

Ann I'll call in & visit Ted, I take it he's in that building near the statue that often holds a pint of beer

julia of sussex

julia of sussex Report 30 May 2008 18:06

i still have my childhood bear hes called ting a ling
(had bells in his ears a long time ago), he lives in a suitcase where its nice and warm lol

hope he enjoys his stay

julia x


maxiMary Report 30 May 2008 17:54

Did Teddy wear his Wellies?
I had 5 golliwogs as a child, all handmade by differednt rellies, they were packed into my bedside table for the trip to Canadqa when we emigrated. they never arrived. For goodness sake it's not as if they travelled on the Titanic . . .


Joanna Report 30 May 2008 17:46

I bet he is pleased that his Mum wrote that; he has led a sheltered life, after all.
He should be labelled as a Teddy-pandy (not Toni-pandy! Sorry for the awful spelliing!)
Well, he is Welsh!


Cyprus Report 30 May 2008 17:45

Aww what a lovely adventure for Ted--shall I send him a postcard?


AnnCardiff Report 30 May 2008 17:42

no sadly I didn't, but the lady who took him from me was very kind indeed - we had loads of forms to fill in and things to read, one of which asked how you would like your item treated!!! I just asked "Please don't shout at him, he's not used to it"


Joanna Report 30 May 2008 17:39

What a lucky Ted!
My panda (a utility toy handed down from my sister) loved to wave at trains - but he never managed to ride on one.
Did you see your Ted settled into his glass case?


Cumbrian Caz~**~

Cumbrian Caz~**~ Report 30 May 2008 17:22

Awww bless teddy Ann!!

I hope he has a lovely adventure!!

Caz xx


AnnCardiff Report 30 May 2008 17:07

well that will be nice for him to have lots of visitors!!!

Ann X


JackieInCardiff Report 30 May 2008 17:02

Hi Ann
Hope Teddy settles in well... I'll have to pop in and say hello to him when the exhibition starts-I work right next to the old library on The Hayes...

Jackie x

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 30 May 2008 17:02

Lovely Ann

If I get down to Cardiff I will look out for him.



AnnCardiff Report 30 May 2008 16:52

Teddy is now in the centre of Cardiff!! He enjoyed it on the train but was a bit taken aback by all the noise in the city centre - I won't get him back until January now, but I can pop in and see him and will be invited to the launch of the exhibition next month


AnnCardiff Report 30 May 2008 10:31

Today's the day!! Me and Ted will be off in a minute to meet the lady at the museum - think we'll go on the train rather than bus - he hasn't been on a train before and fortunately it's not raining cos he hasn't got a mac.