I know, it's been months since I last updated the Blog, and I promised you so faithfully that I would try and do better in 2017 - so much for that!
At the start of the year we decided the time had come to move from our much loved home of almost 30 years. So we did a few jobs and then put the house up for sale at Easter, thinking that it could take some months to sell which would give us time to sort oursleves out and get rid of 30 years of clutter! Much to our suprise, the house sold almost immediately which was sort of great, except that we hadn't done the necessary clearing out and had only a few weeks in which to get rid of stuff and pack up. We found a house we loved only down the road from our beloved Delamere forest and our offer was accepted, great we thought, but it all went a bit wrong and so we have had to go ahead with the sale without having a home to go to. Mum came to the rescue and offered to put a roof over our heads until we find somewhere. Packing up all our belongings was a nightmare, you don't realise how much stuff you have accumulated until you have to fit it into cardboard boxes and a 20 foot steel container! So this summer has sort of passed in a blur of visits to the local tips, (sorry - household recycling centres!) charity shops and our storage centre. All the fur and bear making materials have been packed and come with us to Mum's and here we are, exhausted but moved!
We will be hard at work for the next few weeks as we have a couple of big fairs coming up, The Nottingham Bear Fair on Bank Holiday Monday at Patchings Arts Centre, and Hugglets on September 10th at Kensington Town Hall, London. As soon as we can we will be doing a Newsletter and putting new bears and our exciting new Haven Hares, onto the Website so do visit again and see who is new.
Please note our new telephone number is: 07948 200031, our email address has not changed.