Well the Royal Wedding went off without a hitch ( loved the dress!!) and afterwards all the bears had to be banned from practising the Balcony scene as several were caught posing, at great risk, from the top of the Conservatory Windows.
To let off steam all the Bears went to Plumpton Woods for a May Day picnic in the Bluebells, They held the usual May Queen celebrations and all was going well until twilight when Simpkins, one of the younger ones was nearly carried off by a badger who mistook him for one of her cubs. It took a lot of negotiations and an SAS style rescue to recover him from the hole where he was being detained. Simpkins told us afterwards, that when we rescued him he was being scolded for getting up early ( an unheard of event in the Bear Household!)
The next day we were out in force for the May Fair at Weston, a huge event, thought I had to stop some of the Bears signing up for the clay pidgeon shooting contest- never trust a Bear holding a gun they are very clumsy - that's my advice for free!
My trip to the Royal Opera House to see Roland Villazon in Werther was sublime! We cultural types just love Opera. But my BBC I-player recording of the Royal Ballet dancing Alice In Wonderland has been completely ruined by Grizelda who insists on singing along off-key to the music whenever I try to play it. She is rather miffed because Flora was chosen as Queen of the May, and it goes without saying that when Grizelda's nose is put out of joint she makes sure the whole world knows about it!
On Saturday all the Bears turned out for the Blakesley Bears Show in the Reading Room at Blakesley, a lovely Fun packed Day and a great chance to meet old and new friends and talk endlessly about my favourite subject- Bear!
Needless to say the younger bears extracted a reward for all their efforts and a new bright red plane was purchased so that all could indulge their passion for flying across the garden, however the intermittent wind and rain has put the flying on hold, so the bears are contenting themselves with practising their
parachute landings from the top of the stairs , scanning the weather reports from Turweston Airfield and laying bets on predictions for the next sunny day.
Off to catch up on the Lunchtime News- Toodle Pip!
Monty Middlechild, Bear adventurer, and supporter of the Arts, An ardent Bear Politico speaking up on behalf of Bears Everywhere !