We have just returned from a wonderful one weeks holiday in South Devon.
And we also had some amazing, unforgettable experiences - so I will be doing some blog entries about it.
The first of these is about a Lost Teddy Bear, would you believe!
We were walking along the seafront at Exmouth - lovely sandy beach but unfortunately, for me, it was not warm enough to go swimming. But what did we suddenly see sitting, forlorn, on one of the benches overlooking the sea? A very large, slightly damp teddy bear. He was just so cute. He also had some seaweed on him. I love teddy bears - well, I love all soft toys and have lots of them at home. So, we had to take some pictures.
Then, a couple of days later, I looked on the map and spotted that we weren't too far away from Lyme Regis in Dorset. I remembered going there as a child and that it was a beautiful place. I relayed this to Glenn - and so we went there. And what a truly lovely place. We visited a working mill, for one thing - it has been revived over the last few years, and now makes lots of flour, as well as being a major tourist attraction. Fantastic!
Then, we spotted this shop called 'Alice's Bear Shop (& Teddy Bear & Doll Hospital)'. What a wonderful shop! Teddy bears and soft toys and dolls everywhere; and children's story books etc. Now, I have never seen a Teddy Bear Hospital shop in my entire life before. I mean, what are the chances? It suddenly occurred to me to tell the lady in the shop about the teddy bear that we saw on the beach. She was very interested and asked us to send her the photos that we took.
So, I came home and did that, and the lady in the shop has just put this entry on Facebook. How lovely eh, and what an amazing sequence of events!
Here is the link to 'Alice's Bear Shop' facebook page.