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This page will help you keep up-to-date with what I've been up to. I'll also let you know here when I've made changes to my website that I hope you would like to see.

31 July 2022News from Plumtree!

big tod reading a bookI see Big Tod has come out of his two-year-long COVID hibernation and is now taking on his new role (that's my OLD role) of looking after the children in the Children's Corner at St Mary's in Plumtree. That's him in the picture on the left.

big ted reading his sums bookHis reading's not up to much tho' - "The Beginner's Bible for Toddlers" - you wouldn't catch me reading a book for toddlers! Maybe it's typical of the state of antipodean ursine education (#snigger!).

I'm currently reading "Hard Sums for Clever Bears". When I've finished that I've got the next volume waiting, it's called "More Hard Sums for Even Clevererer Bears". It looks very exciting. You can see me on the right.

If you click on the pictures you'll see bigger versions which will help you to compare our differences. As we're distant cousins, there aren't that many differences (other than our choice of reading material obvs!) - of course my fur is far more spendid, my ears more admirable and everyone says I have a MUCH cuter nose [When you say "everyone", Big Ted, who exactly do you mean?].

P.S. You can read more about Big Tod in What's a Doppelgänger?

P.P.S. I've had a thunk... Maybe the "...Bible for Toddlers" that Big Tod is reading is actually something to do with "Little Tods". After all, I had a Little Ted, p'raps Big Tod has a lot of Little Tods (i.e. Toddlers - geddit!) that he's reading to. That's actually a bit of a scary thought; I wonder where they've come from! I'm not sure that a "...Bible for Teddlers" would work either 'cos that's not actually a word.

big ted's paw printhappy reading,
love from Big Ted


17 June 2022Out and about in Leicestershire

Hello again dear reader,

big ted at potters marston churchEarlier this week, as it was sunny, I thought it would be good to have trip out so I've been out and about in my new home county of Leicestershire (that's tricky to spell in a hurry!) and I visited five more St Mary's churches. Sadly, none of them was open for me to have a nosey round inside, which was a shame.

They're all places quite near to my home in Kib: Anstey, Potters Marston (see the picture on the left), Broughton Astley, Ashby Magna and Willoughby Waterleys. What lovely names! I've added the details - and photos of ME of course - to my Leicestershire page.

P.S. Did you see Paddington and the Queen on the telly earlier this month at the Queen's Jubilee - what a great bear he is, but his table manners give bears a bad name! The Queen's rather nice too; imagine her eating marmalade sandwiches!

big ted's paw printHave a lovely summer,
love from Big Ted

17 May 2022Norfolk again!

st mary's church fishley, showing its round towerAnother trip to Norfolk, but to a different part of it this time. And I saw lots of lovely St Mary's churches, and most of them were open for ME to look around. [I don't want you to give your reader the impression that the churches were open just for you, they were open for anyone to visit, Big Ted]

I visited one church at Fishley with a lovely round tower (see the photo on the right) - I like them in particular, I think they must have been really tricky to build. I am in this photo, but you might have to squint to see me! (You can click on it for a bigger picture).

There was also one St Mary's, at Thrigby, that I tried to visit but I was befelled (or do I mean befuddled?) by a number of problems - Auntie Fiona couldn't park safely nearby; Uncle Les would have had to stand in the middle of the road to take my picture; and there was a Wildlife Garden with wild animals on three sides of the church! Since I didn't have a photo taken at it, I haven't added it to my list. Frankly, I think it was a lucky escape, I could have been "Tednapped" and de-stuffed by a Sumatran Tiger! What a horrible way to go.

This time ALL the churches were in the one county, Norfolk, so that should make it easier for my assistant to update my website without too many rude words! I am assured that this will happen soon. [You are a cheeky bear, Big Ted! It's actually not much easier as you have now visited over 40 St Mary's in Norfolk and they have to be arranged alphabetically. Stick to the Ws, it's much easier!].

Update: I've just been informed that my Norfolk page has been updated and all the new St Mary's churches have been added with lots of lovely photos of ME!


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