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Many people have admired my clothes as I travel the country. I like to think I am a suitably suited sartorial bear! Unfortunately, it didn't start off that way.

When I first became aware of living in the Children's Corner at St Mary's Plumtree, I was (big gasp) a bare bear! I know, it's dreadful. There I was living in a church and running around with nothing on.

I soon put a stop to that though and ordered up a couple of T-shirts to hide my shame. So now I had two T-shirts, one in green with white writing and the other in white with green writing. They said "St Mary's Church Plumtree" on the front and "Big Ted" on the back, in case I got lost or forgot who I was.

It soon became obvious that I required another crucial bit of apparel - trousis! If you've ever sat on a damp wall, or in a holly hedge, having your photo taken with a bare behind (snigger, "bear behind" - old joke of the ursine variety) you'll know exactly what I mean. So Auntie Fiona managed to snare me a couple of pairs of rather snazzy trousis to keep my bare bear behind covered.

I then had to make some adjustments to my T-shirts 'cos they were a bit long and always had to be rolled up or they looked like dresses (which made Little Ted snigger and fall off the pew).

And then finally, I was given a lovely present - a stripey cardigan made especially for me. It's lovely and bright and kept me warm in St Mary's when the heating is off (most of the time) and when I was out and about in the winter and inclement weather (again, most of the time).These pictures show the various stages of my wardrobe as it built up (I've not added a picture of me without any clothes on - that would be rude). There are some hats as well, the notes underneath say it all.

Green T-shirt with no trousis! You can see how the T-shirt is all rolled up too.
The first outing for my white T-shirt - far too long - this is NOT a good look
Nice khaki trousis, but the T-shirt's all bunched up and still looking scruffy
And smart new camouflage trousis to go with my white T-shirt (I like this combination)
This was my first outing wearing my new cardigan, shame you can't really see it in the photo
Shortened T-shirt - that's much better
Oh yes, a very smart look!
If it's very cold, I have been known to wear a wooly hat to keep my admirable ears warm - I'm not convinced it suits me though
...and this hat is definitely going in the bin! I've been told that I look like a furry Frank Sinatra (I have no idea what that means)
And the least said about this the better. It was itchy and horrid and Little Ted laughed at me (see more below)
My new look! - And this is me wearing one of my brand new T-Shirts which we got when I moved to Kib (it's since been shortened a bit so it looks much better).

I know I wasn't going to say much about the Santa Suit - but really! It was horrible and made my splendid fur all staticky.  The hat just drooped over one of my admirable ears and didn't fit at all. Also, Auntie Fiona said it was flammable and so I wouldn't be allowed near any candles when wearing it. (Mind you, I'M fairly flammable myself and wouldn't want to go on fire).

In the end, after me throwing a huge strop about ever wearing it again, the Santa Suit was taken outside and we tested its flammability - it was, very!!  It's gone now, hurrah!!

P.S. Now I've moved to Kib I've updated my wardrobe with three new T shirts all with my name on them. They're in white and grey and blue and are very smart. I've left one pair of trousis and my cardigan behind at Plumtree so Big Tod can use it - as an Antipodean bear he feels the cold much more than me. I might ask Auntie Fiona if she can knit!

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