Tango here. We're starting to hear stuff about a thing called Olympics which are going to be in London in 2012. I've decided to enter the Bear Gymnastics Team and will now demonstrate my spectacular Forward Roll. Start Sitting Position.
Get Head In Position....
Kick with Feet to Land on Back....
And Finish in Sitting Position!
Worthy of a Gold!!!!
Next, we're going to demonstrate the Interspecies Syncronised Sitting Relay Team sport...
Aparently, this award is based on the release of Cate Gardner's short story collection, Strange Men in Pinstriped Suits. The book is available for pre-order and at a discount of $1.99 off of the cover price. To help celebrate this release, Cate and Strange Publications have a contest with two prize packages to choose from.
Strange Men in Pinstripe Suits award
The 'Strange Men in Pinstripe Suits' award is given to only the strangest of folk, and as the recipient of such you are deemed very strange indeed.
Now you must go forth and celebrate the strangeness of friends (and strangers - strangers are always allowed) by nominating blogs run by strange folk. *Beware, some people don't like you to refer to them as strange…Try to avoid them if possible.
1. Add the logo of the award to your blog post. 2. Add a link to the person who awarded it to you (don't mess with strange people). 3. Nominate seven other blogs telling us why you think the recipient is strange enough to deserve the award. 4. Leave a message for those nominated on their blogs. 5. And, if you email catephoenix(at)gmail(dot)com and tell her you've received the award for your strangeness, she'll enter you in the biggest kick-ass Strange Men competition ever. Details over at http://www.strangemeninpinstripesuits.com/ (click on the award link on the home page)
Now, seven friends who I think are a bit strange.... well now.
1. Dilly the Crocodragon has to be one.
2. Bob T Bear isn't as strange as Dilly, so he can be two!!
3. Urban Don is a bit strange but only because he makes steampunk stuff which is renowned as being strange!!!!!
4. Will the Wombat because he's a Wombat. I think he'd like to be Strange even if he isn't yet!
A couple of weeks ago, we went to Shoreham for the day with a friend of Andrea's. First of all, we lost an ATC on a lamp post!
then we had to drive over to Shoreham!!
After we parked the car, we went for a walk past this pretty church.
We even met a Famous Football player for the England team!!
He was telling me about a Cafe that he runs called Teddy's.
It's run by lots of Bears!!
Bob T Bear would love it here!!!
We started walking down a scarey bridge, but Andrea couldn't make it to the other side. She can't cross bridges where you can see through the sides.... she can't go up fire escape stairs either, because she can see through the stairs. It scares her, you see.
So instead we went back to see a Museum all about the fishing and boating industry in the area. It was really interesting!!
We saw this chap over the road!! he's funny!!
Then we went for lunch at Teddy's!! The food was YUMMY!!
After lunch, we drove over the river and went for a walk by the boats.
This one had flowers in it!
Those shutters are really pretty too.....!
We found another Muriel too!
We even saw some houseboats!! People live here!
and so does this cat! He was friendly!
There's another houseboat...!
then we went for a walk by the sea to do some scavenging.
I found a pencil and lost of drift wood and an oyster shell!
There's even plants that grow on stones!!!
Andrea's friend found a Wish Stone! That's a stone that has a hole through it - you write a wish on a piece of paper, roll up the paper and jam it through the hole in the stone and then throw the stone as far out into sea as you can. But if the paper falls out before it hits the water, it won't work.
I hope her wish stone comes true...
Then it was time to drive home!
What a lovely day out!
When we got home, Andrea showed me the lemon cake she'd bought at Teddy's!
We found so much drift wood on the beach today!! It'll be fun painting and carving stuff on it!
We even found a wish stone too!!
We'll have to write our wish on a piece of paper now!
Beanie Mouse lives in the south of England and has been painting and creating artworks for many years. Some will be "lost" somewhere on the planet, some will be mailed out and on the Emporium blog, reviews are given on various stuff! Beanie also travels and blogs about that on the Beanie Mouse blog.