A good friend of mine stopped, quiet concerned, to ask:
“you do know there’s a bear in your bag?”
Oh the silly Germans.
Paddington Bear gave her a little fright. Why would a grown woman be carrying a bear to the beach and then take photo’s of him?
This serious question only became more confusing when Germany saw other people at the beach, with their bears, taking photos. Somewhere in the UK someone decided it was hilarious, and acceptable, to do this. I’ve never questioned having Paddy with me on the road. In fact I think he rather enjoys it.
Here he is at Cronulla about to pop in the sea!
Paddingtons outfit is almost perfectly suited for the outdoors, so it was no surprise that he tucked into farm life just as keenly as he would lean towards a hot lady bear.
Paddington Bear has no fear against the deadliest of spiders, or even the brown snake that can kill you within seconds of its bite. He is courageous amongst the hills and whizzes around on the country motorbike to his heart’s content. Here he is, rustling amongst the wild dry grass:
While in Sydney we were led to the famous Beach: Bondi, just 20 minutes from the beautiful city.
Paddington’s not overly keen on swimming – I don’t think his little legs cope very well in the water – but he thoroughly enjoyed the ice-cream and playing volley ball with the local girls.
Here we are touching down in the sand:
One of Paddington’s best memories was visiting Central Park, New York, where he met a very jolly book-worm. To this day they’re good friends and remain dear pen-pals.
Central Park Low Down
Enjoy the following activities or visit Central Park’s Official Site for further information.
- A gentle walk
- Ride your bike
- Cross-country skiing (seasonal)
- A healthy swim
- A game of tennis or baseball (good to just sit back and watch, too)
- Rock climbing
- Picnic with friends
Read an overview of the emergency booklet. He loves reading and this is always his first big read on any journey.
Remember, if you’re not as strong as Paddington please don’t sit in the emergency exit seat.
2. Cushion Soft Bottom
Select your seat carefully. Paddington usually chooses the aisle seat, especially on long haul journeys; it’s easy to pop to the loo and adds extra leg room. Occasionally he gets stuck in between the creases, ensure you don’t try to squeeze through these, as Paddy will tell you, it’s not very comfortable. Silly poppet.
3. Cool and Comfy
Wear comfortable clothing, but keep it stylish. As Paddy does in his top hat and deep blue, toggled jacket.
Thanking you, Paddington!