Saturday, June 29, 2013

Ernie and Mr. Bean at Bendigo

Two very excited little bears - Ernie Dingle and Mr. Bean on their way to Bendigo for the Craft Alive Show recently - brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.......
They were not impressed with the cold! Minus 5 degrees at Coldstream!!!
It was quite chilly to say the least in the showgrounds shed, and we were in an enviable(?) position near the big roller doors, which were open, of course! Arctic wind!!!!
However, we were wearing our warmest clothes, and it didn't take long to set up. But there was the chattering of tiny teeth to be heard from under one of the quilts!
Despite their fur, Ernie and Mr. Bean were planning their emigration to warmer climates!!!!
The stand looked a treat, and the roller doors were eventually closed.
When we arrived at the motel that evening, the two terrors thawed out and began demanding in whining little growls.
"When are we having tea? When are you going to turn on the tellie? Is my electric blanket on? I want a hot chocolate."
And so on.
It was so nice when they fell asleep!
The next day Ernie was thrilled to see Bananas in Pyjamas.
He also had a trip into Farmer Darryl's Animal Farm.....
.....just sitting around.....
.....nearly eaten by a goat.....
.....clowning around up on the roof.....
.....helping with the washing.....
.....and a face-off with Polly. Ernie thought she was a very scarey bird.....
.....he was glad when Farmer Darryl took charge.....
.....time for a rock.....
.....and a sit.....
.....and more sitting.....
.....but this time he fell off.....
.....and after that a coffee with his New Best Friends.....
.....do you think they'd notice if he had a biscuit......

.....and time for a warm-up while he's waiting for his coffee.....
.....time for a bounce.....
.....and time for The Kazoos.....but where are they?.....
.....oooh, there they are.....
.....and it was a bit foggy on the way home.....
.....still foggy.....
.....and foggy at home.
Now to get warm again!
Liz
P.S. Mr. Bean was very unhappy. He had to stay put in a special position on the stand because he was part of the teddy bear hunt for all the kiddies, and he missed all the action. He told Ernie that next time it was his turn! 
P.P.S. A HUGE thanks to the Craft Alive team - they are so helpful, friendly and organised and can't do enough for all of the stall holders. We will be back! 



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