Above are Humph, Teddy, Someone Special, Harvey and Snowy.
Below they are again.
is a teddy bear who came from the Middle East
over thirty years ago.
Humph is the Victor Meldrew of the teddy bear world - not that he'll thank me for telling you that.
Jack Tar is the opposite of a stowaway. We were fortunate enough to be on the maiden voyage of the Ocean Princess liner. Jack Tar was on board at the start of the voyage but left to live with us. He's a roughty-toughty teddy that likes to sit up drinking rum on Friday nights.
In Jack Tar's lap is Rudi. Rudi is a reindeer but is an honorary teddy. He came from Finland. He insists on being on the Christmas tree because he had a red nose. He tends to hibernate from October to mid December to prepare for his tree duty, and again from mid January to Easter to recover.
Next is Harvey, or, in full, Harvey Goldsmith. He is a very responsible bear: he is in charge of looking after jewellery. The jewellers, Goldsmiths, gave him to us to look after. Despite being responsible, he is quite, quite scatterbrained. Hence, he is scatty Harvey. Sadly, Jan tried to make him feel better one day by giving him a posh title: Scattylogical Harvey. Ahem. I haven't told him or her what that word means; if you know what it means please keep schtum. If you don't, don't bother looking it up; it is not likely to be a word you need to know exists.
Next is the biggest of the big bears, Teddy Bear. He still has his bow tie in this picture. That has long since gone now. He didn't like it and nor did I.
In Teddy's lap is Someone Special. Yep, that's his name. He looks after whatever Jan's PC is at the time. It was Someone Special who got Jan through her BA.
|Jack Tar||15th February|
|Someone Special||25th October|
|Techno Ted||25th October|
|Shambles||2nd Friday in December|
|Jersey Jem||14th August|
|Cadbury Bear||29th September|
|Barty||He's still trying to decide...|
|The lamb with no name||29th September|
|The Kleenex Bears||15th February|
|Congratulations Bear||13th May|
|The Teasel Mice||13th May|
There are others...