The World According To Fred #3 – Creativity

So, creativity. Something people tend to admire in pop stars, actors and other ‘celebrities’. Not that I think any of them have any creativity in them whatsoever. I mean, when was the last time Victoria Beckham decided to design a new scarf perfect for a teddy bear?

HJ finished my new scarf tonight, sat in front of yet another self inflicted viewing of the 1995 BBC rendition of Pride and Prejudice. She insisted that I posed for a photograph, which I obliged, just for all you lovely people…


I do believe it turned out rather nicely! I wish she would open her services to other teddy bears out there, she’d be quite the fashion guru! But she reminds me that there isn’t really a market for it, although she might knit a few more scarfs to sell at one of her reenactment events for a few pennies, and she is also considering making a few rag dolls to sell as well. I mentioned that if I wrote about this on here, she could get some commissions to get her started. She laughed, and said I could mention it if I wanted, but it would be unlikely that I would have any takers. Besides, she would need to get some supplies…

But what I mean to talk about is the fact that young people have to be creative these days in order to survive. The people I admire are ones who use theit skills and talents in order to make an extra living. One of HJ’s friends, Badger, does tattoo designs, and charges when someone uses them in a tattoo. I think it is genius, and HJ wants him to design one of her tattoos when she actually gets around to getting one done. People in HJ’s generation are drawing, designing tops and making music in order to make life work for them, and I have to say, best of luck to them.

In the meantime, I had better prod HJ to figure out her novel ideas/designs for her prototype doll…


The World According to Fred #1 – Summer

I like the summer. Especially when it’s hot, but breezy, with clear blue skys. Today I enjoyed a bit of a sunbathing session with HJ in the Gosport garden, whilst she did a bit of knitting and blogging.


I decided to pose with these lovely flowers that were on the table where HJ was knitting. They did smell rather lovely, even if they did make me sneeze (do bears get hay fever?). Perhaps I ought to start taking allergy tablets.

HJ is knitting me a brand new scarf, as my one that she knitted me last Christmas has started to look rather naff, I might be a teddy bear, but I like to look fresh and stylish! She has chosen some really cool rainbow wool that gives the finished article a tye dye like style. I can’t wait for it to be finished, I know that all the other toys are going to be rather jealous of me (they kind of are already, but that is besides the point) but HJ does joke that I must be one of the most spoilt teddy bears ever. I don’t think so, I just know what I want. Like I want most of the Build a Bear clothing range!


See, it looks rather nifty, doesn’t it?

We are back indoors now, as HJ has gotten sunburned on her shoulder and chest (silly girl) and is now sat on her bed rubbing aftersun lotions all over her angry, red skin. She says that the red ought to become a tan, but I know she never really tans, that actually, all she does is goes red, burns, and is usually white as a sheet again come September.


And now, for a ‘selfie’ of me and HJ. She tells me that these selfies are rather popular on the internet at the moment. Thank goodness I can’t do the duck face, that would be rather daft!

I do like summer, but today was a tad bit too hot for my liking. Why I couldn’t of just stayed inside, keeping cool is beyond me. HJ wants me to go with her to the beach at some point, hinting that some swim trunks might be mine if I do go. But I might pass on that if it is hot again. Besides, next week we are off to yet another one of HJ’s reenactment camps, and we’ll have to get two trains and the Tube, which I’ve done before, and didn’t really enjoy that.

I guess that concludes this week’s post. Next week I shall be talking about camping…