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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.

01 September 2022Gone fishin!

Hello Dear Mr/Ms Reader,

I've gone off on my hollybobs again; this time mostly to Oxfordshire ('tho I do hope to sneak in another county or two to annoy Auntie Fiona - she has to do the techie bits to help me with this website).

I will add the details of all the lovely St Mary's I've visited when I get back home to Kib (and when Uncle Les has sorted out all the photos).

I'll be in touch soon.
Love, Big Ted

Hi again! I'm now back from my holidays and in need of a jolly good snooze. However I thought I'd let you know that my website has now been updated with details of the EIGHTEEN St Mary's churches that I visited. Twelve of them were in Oxfordshire and the other six were in Berkshire, a county that I'd never visited before.

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

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