Hello world!! My name is Big John Bear – BJB or Beej for short. I’ve been making lots of lovely friends and tweeting about my adventures on Twitter @bigjohnbear for a while, but wanted to share longer stories and more photos, so here I am writing my first ever blog. I thought I should start by telling you a little bit about me and my family….
I am a Pedigree jointed bear, and I was adopted for my Mummy’s first birthday from the famous toy store Hamleys in Regent Street, London. We grew up together in Bedfordshire, England and had lots of adventures together as cubs travelling all over the UK, Europe and even all the way to Canada!
Unfortunately as silly humans sometimes do, Mummy decided she was too “grown up” to take me on adventures when she reached her twenties; but I was still always her bedtime companion and go-to guy for cuddles and comfort. But that all changed in 2009 when she met Dora (not his real name – maybe I’ll tell you about that another time).
When Dora came on the scene he used to help me dress up in funny outfits to make Mummy smile when she got home from work and he helped me go on secret adventures and we wrote Mummy a little book about them. So it was only natural that when Dora asked Mummy to marry him that I would be Best Bear at their wedding.
After the wedding I got to go with them on their honeymoon to Durness in the North of Scotland, and from then on the three of us have gone on lots of adventures together all over the world.
We all live happily together with Rio our Spanish Water dog and many other teddy and stuffie friends in Shropshire near the famous Ironbridge. But soon, we will be leaving our little house in Shropshire and making a big move…… but more on that soon!