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Sam warned me. "And somewhere, amid the mountains, the Bears are planning," he said. He was, of course, quite right.

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Well, not quite, we have another 10 hours or so, but this is the last time I'll be on-line. Did some more retail therapy yesterday - jeans, and a new giant roll-bag on wheels to carry all the new toys. Going out, we had two items of check-in baggage. Going back, we have all four, and I have a new lap-top bag that's MUCH bigger than the one on the way out and also has a handle, and wheels. The bears are being persuaded into the cases as I type.

The time not spent shopping was at the Amish Village - interesting, mildly informative, and makes me think that to understand what's going on there, I need a lot more information. As with anything else in life, it's more complicated than you think.

Crochet sock is round the heel (almost) and on to the straight bit before the toe. We'll see if a (blunt) crochet hook is allowed on the plane with me. Edit: yes, it was.

Plans for today include another shopping mall near Baltimore. I have no idea where we'll pack the results. We only managed this lot by throwing away half the worn clothes as being not only in need of washing but also worn out.

Oh yeah, since I have the link to hand for the last time, here's where we've been staying for the last few nights.
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No, only one more. We dropped into Boyds, you see. I was wearing my new Tshirt, the one that modifies the Virginia state motto to say that Virginia is for Steiff lovers. We met several floors of bears, but only one small one decided that we needed looking after. Before today, we had no bear to guard the Coke, and this obviously needed correcting. So Brody joined us.
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A little town that's supposed to be the centre of the music around here, so that's where we headed, via a farmers' market.
and this is getting a bit long, so here's a cut
shopping, bears, music, all under here )
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We met a New Bear in Pigeon Forge. Well, we met a lot of bears, but only one decided to adopt us. [livejournal.com profile] soren_nyrond told us to "Meet intersting bears", so we did. This one is called Smokey, which would have caused some confusion if he'd stayed in the shop, but is fine as long as each bear goes to a different Human.
Smokey Bear
He's enjoying the travelling, and the view from the car window.
Bear on car door

New Bear!

Mar. 28th, 2007 01:21 pm
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Once a year, work do a "raffle" where you pay a pound to pick a possible name for a Bear from a list. The cash goes to a fund to buy talking watches for blind children - it's a small thing, but practical, useful, possible, so I'm all in favour. Every year, I go and meet the Bear, decide which of the names on the list best suit him or her, and pay my pound.

This year, the Bear is called Steven. He spent a week in Reception suffering the indignity of anonymity, then an afternoon on my desk, and went home strapped into the front passenger seat. He is now keeping Dave company, and learning how to operate the TV remote control.

Edit: picture down in the comments.

Ow. Ow. Ow.

Mar. 1st, 2007 05:16 pm
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Yes, I do still exist. And yes, that's three separate "ow"s.

Ow 1 )

Ow 2 )

Ow 3 )

Tonight is St David's Day (well, it has been all day....) so I'd better work out what we're doing. See if Sainsburys can provide a bunch of daffs and some lamb, at least.

And tomorrow is Dave's birthday - he's got the pressie (new massive case for his various cameras), I've bought the card, but he has no idea what he wants to do to celebrate. Out for a meal? Dunno. Out to a film? Dunno? Evening in London? Dunno. Come on, give me some enthusiasm here!

New Bear!

Mar. 8th, 2006 12:38 pm
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One of the ladies whose databases I support has just come back from a few weeks in Australia - and look who came back with her!

Bears in work

That's him in the middle. To the left of the photo is a Millenium Bug, and over on the right is Viktig, an Ikea bear I got from the same team a couple of years back. He's clutching a raffle ticket that may lead to another Bear being added to the Hug.

Sorry about the photo quality, but a PDA camera can only do so much.


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