Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hello Mum,
I have a great time. I went this week with Anita and Jacques to the North Sea. They were married for 45 years and I went with them. I was at the seaside and on a boat. Although I like it here very much I are going to be a little bit homesick. Anita has made a friend for me and he will travel with me. Next week I will go on my long way home. I hope you like my photo's. Oh boy what was it cold outside and a lot of wind.
I have to give you greetings form Anita and Jacques.
Till soon
Bear bear

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Hello Mum,
I have been a while in the Netherlands now and it is not cold but a lot of wind. So I got a sweater. Do you like it. I met some new friends. There are pictures of my new friends. Today I have been on a tour on the bicycle. We went to a lake. It is very hard to climb a bicycle as you can see on the picture. Anita and Jacques has ask if I can stay till after 26th October. Then is there 45th weddinganniversary. If the weather is nice they go to the seaside and I am invited. Maybe there will coffee with cakes, yammie.
Next week I go with Anita to a quilt show. In November I will coming home, so I will be with my family before christmas.
Anita put some pictures of me on her site:
Love you mum
Bear bear

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Well I'm off again on the next leg of my journey, I have had such fun here in Taranaki, I thought I would leave you with a few highlights of my stay, first we have the beautiful Mt Taranaki itself

And the Stratford Glockenspiel Clock Tower featuring Romeo and Juliet of course!

The Hawera Water Tower

The beaches

The wind wand on the foreshore in New Plymouth

And as my host family live on a dairy farm, I have been immersed into the farming lifestyle

The hardest part of my journey though is saying goodbye, Mum you will have to come and visit one day, I'm sure Michelle and her family will put you up and show you all the sights too(quiltshops included)

Bear Bear

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The beach

We checked out the local beach during the week, this is some of the coast line off South Taranaki...

The wind was blowing and the clouds looked threatening...

The second cliff face you can see in the picture is actually the edge of Shells new farm! Far too high to fish from, but there has been mention of it being a great place for hand gliders or kite surfing. The water looks far too cold for this little bear though!

I would much rather stay and look at the view from the comfort of the car!
Shells DH often goes out on his kayak for a fish, kahawai, blue cod, lemon fish... Mmmmm...

Just a few more days before my travels continue, we have one or two more sights on the list so let's hope the weather co-operates!

Until next time
Bear Bear

Friday, June 18, 2010

Hey Mum, We found this old portrait!
Do you recognize them? Can you see any resemblance? Apart from being furry of course!
I wonder what their lives were like...

Bear Hugs
Bear Bear

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Well I'm here in Taranaki staying with Michelle from So far I have helped Michelle and her family shift to their new farm job, we have explored the farm in between showers of rain, once we got stranded in an old haybarn...

And we've been doing lots of shopping...

First off we bought some mittens to keep my paws warm! And then headed off to the LQS, 'Cinnamon Lodge'

This is the fabulous Claire who owns the shop, I got lots of snuggles and got to see a lot of great quilts too! The quilt I am sitting on has six blocks that are weaved from bias strips (sorry the photo doesn't show it very well) to form different patterns. The one behind us with the Matryoshka dolls was so pretty.

There were lot's of little nooks and crannies to explore

And I made some new friends

And just look at this beauty

There's such a lot of work gone into this quilt, it's going to look stunning when it finished!

Unfortunately I cant share what I bought here yet, as it is for my next host!
We have plans to do a little sightseeing as soon as the rain stops, so make sure you check back here soon.

Bear Bear

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Kia Ora everyone, I have arrived safely at my first destination…

Here I am relaxing after my long journey. It is a lovely autumn day here today, though I’m told the nights are pretty cold.

Can you guess where I am?

Here I am with Olivia the youngest daughter of my host family, isn’t she cute and check out that dimple!

Make sure you check back here again soon, to see more of my adventures!

Bear Bear