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Two Little Bears

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

At Last!

Hello from the land of Pharaohs - well, at least it used to be.

So here we are in Egypt.
Took soooo long time to update. It because we don't have our own computer and have got only dial-up connection at home at this moment.....
It might change after Christmas.

The trip from Spain wasn't too bad. We were tucked nicely in the carry-on bag, the flight arrived more or less on time, no luggage was lost and going through security was easy. Nobody called us suspicious bears - which happened once before.

We visited the pyramids in Giza, the oldest pyramids in Saqqara, Khan el Khalili bazaar, Alexandria , etc, etc.... We are now well settled in.

Hopefully we can post some photos and more info about how things are over here soon(ish).

Love to you all
Teddy and Pencil

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

We Are Moving

Just a little announcement.
We are moving!
No, not the blog. We are physically moving to Egypt.
So, fingers (or paws) crossed, that we can find more time and opportunities to blog once we get settled in.
Meanwhile, have a nice summer holiday and hopefully see you very soon!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Don't Leave Teddy Bears In The Woods!

We came across this weird idea the other day- Clutter Clearing Teddy Bears.
What??? We are not a clutter!!!

Anyway, on this site called, they were talking about how to get rid of unwanted teddy bears...
One of the things they suggested was;

to take soon-to-become-ex-teddy bear to a forest, sit it in the branches of a tree, and leave it there for the elements to reclaim it.

Ehhh, sorry, that would be a bit spooky... Could you imagine a forest filled with sad, neglected and frightened teddy bears?
If you visit this site, you'll find many, many more suggestions from various people about what to do with no longer needed bears.

But among those, we found this message.
Getting rid of a well-loved teddy bear (no matter how much one feels one has moved on) is like getting rid of part of one's soul. OK, they're cloth and stuffing with beady glass or shoe-button eyes, but like many of the comments I've read, they have the imprint of love someone has put there. I mean, you and that bear have a history together, much like a person and their dog or cat (which you wouldn't euthanize and bury unless it was suffering). How much space can ONE bear take up? Get rid of something else you don't need, such as that kitschy plastic statue Aunt Clara sent you from San Francisco. I still have my first teddy bear from 48 years ago, plus the one my mother gave me the year she passed away, and a tiny beanie my fiance and I bought together (we take her everywhere). Three bears, two grown-ups. -Diane

Well said, Diane!
Yes, exactly. How much space could one teddy bear (or two) take up?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Earth Day Photo Project

Earth Mosaic Project

Are you doing something special for the Earth Day?
We will be participating in the Earth Mosaic Project!

Earth Mosaic Project wants you to participate in this Earth Day event by sending them some images. All you have to do is that you take photos within the 24 hour period of 22 April 2009 and upload it to That's all!

It really doesn’t matter if you’re hot-rod D3X or 1Ds Mk III pro-shooter, or a student with a 1.3MP cellphone camera. We all share this planet, and we’d like you all to share in this mosaic. And that leads us to what YOU can do now. The success of the project depends on getting hundreds of thousands of images. Each one represents your tiny block of our life on earth. Even though you can’t see your picture at first, you can see the result, and you know that you’re part of that. Everyone is. Everything we do, affects our planet.

There are some rules and you can find them out on their website, so go to and check them out before the event.
Hope you'll join us!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Dessert or Desert

I really, really thought that Teddy mentioned a "dessert", not a "desert"... Phewww.

by Pencil

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My Heart Soars

My Heart Soars

The beauty of the trees,
the softness of the air,
the fragrance of the grass,
speaks to me.

The summit of the mountain,
the thunder of the sky,
the rhythm of the sea,
speaks to me.

The faintness of the stars,
the freshness of the morning,
the dewdrop of the flower,
speaks to me.

The strength of fire,
the taste of salmon,
the trail of the sun,
and the life that never goes away,
they speaks to me.

And my heart soars.

Poem by Chief Dan George

There's a piece of really beautiful music inspired by this poem composed by Friedemann. It is also called "My Heart Soars". If you are interested in, it's in the album "Earth Songs - 12 Original Songs Honoring the Earth".

By the way, the little valley in the photo is the area we are living in. ;)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Long time no see

Hi there.
We haven't blogged for a while (again), hope you all are doing well. The reason we've been so quiet is because we've been having a dilemma; whether to continue blogging or to stop it completely... Still not so sure what to do.
Meanwhile, we will be posting some of our photos we haven't yet shown to you until we make our final decision.
Hope you enjoy our little photo stream :)

Teddy and Pencil

Sea of Light - Two little teddy bears, Teddy and Pencil, are gazing at the sea full of light. Photo was taken in Malta, by Yukiko Aramaki.

Sea of Light
(St. George's Bay, Malta)