Hi Everyone, its really Me just back from a quick trip to Brazil to check out the footy venues. Boy its going to be great!
Arrived home to total mayhem.
Turns out Cedric, whom I left in charge of the 'Ask Monty' Column while I was away, has totally lost the plot. He has been answering the ask Monty letters but forgetting to post them on the web and some of his advice is very risky to say the least. He told one poor bear to use plenty of suntan lotion before going to the beach and the bear got plastered in sticky sand and spent the rest of the holiday hanging on a clothes line without even a view of the sea! and when another wrote in wanting Dating advice he matched her up with a Polar Bear with a cola addiction- I ask you!
Anyway I'm back now, but while the World Cup footy is taking up so much time, the advice column will have to go on the back burner. I am spending all my time calming down the smaller bears who are vastly overexcited about the whole thing.
There are charts, team colours over every door and a planned sweepstake that is already causing trouble. One of the bears heard the More or Less Programme on radio 4 on how sweepstakes are held by BBC sports reporters, and now we have to have a sweepstake to decide the order of the teams in the sweepstake and another to decide who gets to pick first? My head hurts!! ( But that could just be the Tequila I got in duty free!) As long as I get the winning team in the draw I'll be happy!
Monty Middlechild, Bear adventurer, and supporter of the Arts, An ardent Bear Politico speaking up on behalf of Bears Everywhere !