|15th December 2010
After attending the evening
in Madame JoJo's where a tip-off was that Pete Docety might
be there (we didn't see him) I did a bit more celebrity interviewing
in the early hours of this morning outside Funky Buddah nightclub
in Mayfair. Page 3 girls and some not long 18-year-old that
turned out to be Gary Lineker's son George Lineker. Despite
seeming somewhat bemused he kissed me, maybe he was missing
his own teddy bear. I briefly met Golfer Lee Westwood and I
the rather more sober Brooke Vincent and Sacha Parkinson of
Coronation Street and Glamour Gal Casey Batchelor. Video footage
was taken but is not for our personal use.
We just up loaded a video
of me and Debra being arrested at the Savoy Hotel.
I am becoming quite the socialite
and bear about town. I spent the night stompin at the Savoy
and having a swell time, cocktailinging and nibbling and even
being arrested by scantily clad police ladies. One of naughty
cop girls handcuffed my neck and led me inside the station where
she punished me. Debra later got arrested too for her dancing
and whipped. This all took place at Quintessentially's 10th
birthday bash at the Savoy Hotel in London.
I met Ronnie Corbert but we
lost him just before I got to interview him. The theme was 1920s
and the clothes and music fabby doo doos as were the cocktails
'The Parisian’, ‘The Pink Lady’ and ‘The Quintessential’. I
also quoffed some Pommery Grand Cru Vintage 2000 Champagne but
we had plenty of soft drinks inbetween - All in moderartion
Hello to all the people I met.
Hi Jaqualine. Too many others to mention - some are in the Bearsac
Meets Public page.
I loved devine washboarding
singer Dott Reed
and her band, Dott even held me with her on stage and everything.
I met and had a few words with
Actor Leslie Phillips.
I think I might be finding a
new niche market in celebrity interviewing and it is producing
a sudden surge in me being photogrpahed with celebs. In
less than a week we have had 3 days of shaking up the conventional
style of celebrity interviewing. Not sure how long this new
direction will last or where it will go but for the time being
it is something to do for the crack. We can't show you any footage
as it is not for personal use.
Today we met and interviewed/spoke
to (in varying degrees) Bruce Forsyth, Adrian Chiles, Naomi
Campbell, Gordon Brown, Piers Morgan (who thinks I have an annoying
voice) at the Mandarin Oriental Hotelwhere and event was being
held for Piers.
Later at The Cuckoo Club in
Swallow Street I met Bill Wyman formally of The Rolling Stones
and now of Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings. That man has such soft
hands. I felt like asking him for a glass of his Pouilly-Fumé
2009 he had on ice on the seat next to him but Debra telepathically
told me it would be cheeky. He wasn't too impressed by the music
in the Club but he did show me, with his finger, how he cleans
his teeth! Photo of me and da cool man on my
Bearsac Meets Celebrities
page along with Bruce and Wilnelia Forsyth, Adrian Chiles
and Bill Wyman.
Gordon Brown laughingly asked
of me 'What's that' but moments in to our explanation he was
dragged off by his Advisor/PA?. We caught up with him a little
later only to have the same thing happen. Poor man only wanted
to speak to the cute teddy bear and he gets dragged off twice
by some probably teddy bear hating dunnowhat!
Sadly we didn't manage to find
Prince William; word was out he was out with his woman but word
not enough as to exactly where. I recon he'd have loved me and
would have igh fived me and everything; not sure though that
he'd have snogged me like so many other famous people have in
the last week! We passed by where Victoria Beckham was eating
but didn't hang about for her to come out - she can be got another
Bill, Bruce, Wilnelia, Adrian,
Naomi, Gordon it was nice to meet you all if you read this.
Piers, it was even nice meeting you and I think it is just jelousy
of my cuteness to yours that made you dis me tonight. Keep bearing
it up! X X X
What a lucky, lucky teddy bear
I was tonight at celebrity haunt night-club Embassy. I got held
to the bosom of Samantha Fox and kissed by her and everything.
What a genuinely lovely down to earth and bubbly lady
she is. Sam was not the only famous person to be struck by my
charms tonight. I interviewed not just Sam but:
David Van Day (Singer with Dollar and Guys 'n' Dolls, TV personality)
David snogged me and likes a glass of Jelly Baby wine, which
is my favorite tipple.
Actress and TV Presenter Lizzie Cundy http://www.lizziecundy.com/
Miss Universe Great Britain 2010 Tara Hoyos-Martinez. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tara-Hoyos-Martinez-Miss-Universe-Great-Britain-2010/118962391457265
Of course they all found me so adorable and so were each of
them. Sorry but the interviews are not for Debra's and my use
but there is a photo of Sam Fox with me and Debra (why did Debra
have to be in it too) in my Bearsac
Meets Celebrities page.
I would like to wish those celebrating
it Happy Chanukah.
Yesterday (1st December) we
met James May of Top Gear. Debra bough his book How To Land
An A330 Airbus and he bought her book Travels With My Teddy
Bear; though I wonder if he felt pushed into it by Debra - Judge
for yourself in the video.
James thought that I could even be The Stig. See still image
of me and James on the Bearsac
Meets Celebrities page.
In the evening we attended 'Modiva'
a celebrity hangout nightclub in London where I was getting
a few kisses in the process of networking. The party was an
after party in honour of the Rugby Autumn Internationals and
was attended by England and New Zealand Rugby players and Chelsea
Footballers. Not quite sure what some of the Rugby stars made
of me but one (not named on here) pulled Debra into a dance
after having snogged the face of me. A Michael Jackson West
End musical Thriller dancer assisted me in Moonwalking. It was
not all kisses for me though as I even got punched and head-butted
- in a friendly way though. See a video
of part of my fun.
The time at Modiva was a welcome
contrast to the quick drop-in made to the MyDaily.co.uk launch
party held at House of Saint Barnabus in Soho which, early on,
was a rather bleak affair. DJing were where model Daisy Lowe
and musician Alex James. Wonder if things hotted up later for
Keisha Buchanan of Sugarbabes and Gizzi Erskine is a British
stylist, cookery writer and Chef who was also on the guest-list.
But if the minimal Paparazzi standing in wait on entry but had
buggered off to more interesting venues when we left ½ hour
later was anything to go by then maybe not. Not deterred by
pretty sniggering madams Debra tried on wonderful dress costing
over a grand that would be totally inpractical for anyone under
6 foot to wear. The video
is a little red but have a look so here's a photo.
|20th and 21st
Debra, Anita and I joined thousands
of demonstrators on 20th November in London for the call on
the world Governments to stop war and send the troops home from
Afghanistan. Not deterred by the bitter cold we held out pickets
and joined the short march from Trafalgar Square to Whitehall
after the speeches. Anyone interested in do so there are some
people, including some from WhiteFlag Revolution who will be
sleeping outside WhiteChaple opposite Downing Street over the
next 2 weeks (assuming they don't get moved on). See the following.
The White Flag Revolution youtube
See my video for a short snippet
of my yesterday. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-1A9J7Xz1I
I met one man and his dog who
are now inscribed in my Bearsac
Meets Public page.
Today, Sunday, I supervsied
Debra taking part in National Sewaday or Sevaday, which is a
social action initiative of the Hindu community. Other faiths
are dooing their versions too, such as the Jewish Mitzvah Day.
But we Joined the Hari Krishnas and their volunteers in Borehamwood
and cleared rubbish from a park in Off of Maxwell Road. At first
glimpse there didn't seem to be much rubbish about but the team
of about 25 collect 1/2 van full, mostly from in and around
the shrubs along the outer edges of the park. Afterwards we
joined some of the volunteers for some yummy yum yum hare Krishna
grub back at Bhaktivedanta Manor in Letchmore Heath before getting
a lift home with a Borehamwood HK.
Both me and the nutty woman
have been really busy of late and so not updated the diary until
now. Though there is nothing of any relevance to tell you.
Halloween saw me and said nutty
woman Camden Proud. We we heard a couple of songs of a couple
of bands 'Empaire States' and 'Capelle' but we spent most of
the time in the karaoke room where Debra showed me up at with
her awful singing and changing the the lyrics of Big spender
from 'I could see you were a man of distinction to' 'bear' of
distinction! I even got to meet Edward ScissorHands and Dracula
(well that's who they wee dressed as anyway) they are in my
Public page (though I don't know their real names).
For anyone that wants to get
their feet chewed by tiny fish take yourself down to Camden
Town. See my video.
Hello to the 2 nice young men
in the shoe shop where the ducks sometimes waddle in. I saw
your message Russell but there no email address to reply to.
We have a few T-Shirts left bu they are far too big for you
(whichever one of you is Russell). They are XXL and very wide.
However, as far as we know there is one more signed copy of
Debra's book 'Travels with My Teddy Bear'
in Waterstones (though I don't think they know where in the
shop it is). If thta has gone and you or anyone else is interested
then it can be bought online or ordered in bookshops (unsigned)
but if anyone has it on them and they see us we are happy to
Hi Ladies at Abigale's Tea House
in St. Albans - I laugh 'at' her too, so don't feel bad!
Although we rarely go to pubs
in Borehamwood (not our sort of pubs) we decided to patronise
our local one 'The Green Dragon' in Leeming Road and visit it.
On ordering her drink the young
barman told Debra he cannot serve her. Surprised she inquired
as to the reason. The answer, that she had caused trouble in
here. Bemused, she laughed and was just about to comment that
he must be trying to wind her up when an older man came up and
told her she could have a drink if she just sits and has a drink
and that she'd caused trouble last time she was in when people
were trying to watch the football.
Remembering the last time she
was in and realising igorance was on the agenda she calmly asked
what is she to do if people ask her about me. Jim O'Sullivan
told her to say he's fine (meaning me) and that's it and then
just to ignore them.
Debra explained that she thought
that would be rather rude and suggested that she be honest and
say that she has been asked not to persue any conversation about
or with me. She was told not to say that and again to ignore
them. Again she pointed out that that would be rude. She informed
Jim that she did not appreciate his finger pointing (even if
it was to he floor and not at her). She found it rather agressive.
She was asked if she wanted a drink and said no.
At no time at any stage during
our previous visit to the pub on the 22nd August (the time the
landlord spoke of) were we asked to keep quiet or stop communicating;
nor were we told about anyone being annoyed.
On that day we were walking
past the pub and got speaking to people outside and was asked
in by one of the locals. We went in and sat with him and his
friends. They were asking us about me and other stuff and one
of them kept asking me to speak to people. One of them was photographed
with me and is in my Bearsac Meets Public page. In actaul fact
we were more interested in the football ourselves but the local
kept talking to me and calling me names, having a harmless joke.
Debra had even said a few times that people might be trying
to watch the football but the local carried on having a laugh
calling me names.
As these types of things go
though I bet he was not told the same on his next visit.
Recently done up yet still looking
like a bedraggled set from Shamless The Green Man is one of
those pubs that displays a notice reading 'Travelers by appointment
only'. Oh, how civil of them! One cannot help but wonder what
other type of people can attend if only by appointment?!
One might be forgiven for thinking
Mr O'sullivan has ideas well above his station!
Tonight at the Appollo Threatre
I met Actors from Arthur Miller's All My Sons. Stephen Campbell
Moore, Jemima Rooper, David Suchet and Zoe Wanamaker. They are
the latest addition to the Bearsac
Meets Celebrities page. Debra loves Zoe, so she was as happy
as me to meet her, but I kept cool about it unlike that nutty
owner of mine.
I would like to wish those celebrating
them happy Eid and happy Jewish New Year. Hope the new year
and new clothes serve you well.
The Bhativedanta Manor was kicking
today and I was kicking it in the main music tent with da Hare
Krishnas and visitors to the grounds of the gaff once owned
by George Harrison of the Beatles. He left it to the Hare Krishnas
and they often hold events in the grounds. Attending with her
friend Anita Debra and I met lots of people and the odd dog
or two. Whirls of colour flashed, with glitter, danced to the
enchanting rhythms amid chants and song.
I escorted Debra around the
Japa Meditation Trail as she chanted 108 times (once for each
bead of the necklace given her)
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare
Not content with that she chanted
again with the beads whilst waiting in the Prashad queue for
the yummy free food in the Prashad tent.
The event was 'Janmashtami'
which is the birthday of Lord Krishna. Krishna Janmashtami is
observed on the 8th day of the dark half of the month of Bhadrapada
in the Hindu calendar.
Cycling back from the manor
to Borehamwood was scary ordeal as Debra's light had broke on
our way and Anita's did have one. With unlit country lanes to
contend with it was a little daunting. Debra and Anita even
signed up to do some volunteering work with the HKs; so I guess
I will be seeing somewhat more of the gaff and the HKs.
I have put up a video
of the music tent.
There is a new gossip
about us on the gossip page; we got it not long after it was
posted by the young woman on the tube yesterday that could do
with a teddy bear in her life to cheer her up. The other woman
she was with was lovely but this wee lass seemed to be imprisoned
by the ties of society's unspoken rules; poor lass.
If you have not seen them then
there are 32 short videos of the carnival; here is the link
to the first of 30 daytime ones http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufFVFxy5FXs
and first of 2 night-time ones http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtb_ALvZ3tY
And one of me meeting Norris
the Chimp on the tube on the way home. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imuBd7iVac8
Happy birthday to Jayne Cooke.
x x x
Akee 'n' Saltfish, Dumling and Rice 'n' Pea
Me with Debra, Zef and Blue-Balloon
I had a mad day Notting Hill
Carnival where I met lots of lovely people and a few not so
nice people, boooo. After days of being naughty the weather
decided to behave itself and graced us with it's sun. I'm sure
coppers must like the festival as we saw many with scantily-clad
women clinging to them; I had my fair share of that though!
I was hoping to meet lots of cuddly toys but met only 3. I did
meet a couple of balloon dogs and a giant dancing flamingo puppet
I have uploaded 32 short videos
of the carnival; here is the link to the first of 30 daytime
and first of 2 night-time ones http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtb_ALvZ3tY
And one of me meeting Norris
the Chimp on the tube on the way home. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imuBd7iVac8
New people on the Bearsac
Meets Public page.
A little party
food and a bottle of Pouilly Fume
It's offical, I'm now a teenage
teddy and my owner, Debra, is suddenly feeling very old. I think
she is also a wee bit worried that I will transform into some
sort of ASBO monster now I have struck 13. I'm not sure what
my teenage moves will be yet; and I'll likely be keeping her
guessing for a while if I figure it out. I cannot report yet
any difference in feeling and the world looks much the same
as it did before.
My advance into the teens was
a rather quiet affair: Going from carriage to carriage we offered
sweets to passengers and autograpahed flyers with a rather fetching
photo of me on them but very few passenger them took up. We
did get some animation and uptake of sweety offers in one carriage
on our way to work and one on our way home but otherwise there
was great misery on The Misery Line. We did meet a lovely young
human man called Samual who was paying London his first visit.
It was also his birthday but he was 21 so has a few years up
on me and 21 is the biggy really isn't it - at least in your
human world. Why? Samual, Hope your first time in London was
fun and not spoilt by the many miseries that plague this wonderful
city with their Sheeple crud pollution.
My party at home was quiet
and small but there was nosh and splosh both as a noun and as
verb. Although there were no real Jelly Babies (my favorite
food) there was an ample supply of photocentric ones supplied
by my good friend Marco via Facebook. Thanks Marco.
Thanks to to the people that
left messages in my guestbook and for one emailed to me and
messages left on social network sites too. I feel so honoured
that people took the time to wish me happy birthday. Because
of you all I had a happy 13th.
Samual, you are now on the Bearsac
Meets the Public page.
If anyone wants to leave in
my guestbook, a belated birthday
greeting then please feel free.
Taking a different root as were
nearing home today we came across a lovely woman called Susan
sitting on the doorstep stroking a cute catty called Tigger,
saying good-bye before it went back to it's owner. Susan had
believed the cat to be a stray and maybe a little sad to be
doing the farewell.
Debra and the woman chatted
and I even managed to get the odd word in. Both human and cat
were happy to be photographed with me for the Bearsac
The more observant among you
might have noticed that there is a new signpost on my island.
We hope that it will generate more visits to the general teddy
bear pages. Please check them out by clicking on different branches
of the signpost.
There a nice new addition on
the gossip page by a Hare Krishna monk.
Oh what a mad one we had today.
We left work a bit early to go and meet some CouchSurfers at
Trafalgar Square Maze. On the Northern Line on the way I was
adverting my website and Debra's book
(as we often do). Getting off to change at Kennington Debra
had a young man say 'excuse me'. She at first assumed that he
just wanted to get passed us so moved aside. He again said 'excuse
me,' but added 'I want to speak to you.' and she assumed he
wanted to ask about the website, book or about me.
Saying 'look at this' he produced
his ID with the police star thing on it. He looked about 20
years old so Debra didn't believe he was a police officer (he
was in plain clothes) and so she walked away. He touched Debra's
arm to get her attention (not in any bad way) but it freaked
her out. She said he wouldn't touch her if he was the police
or shouldn't (unless arresting her). She walked more, he persisted
taking from his pocket and dropping his handcuffs. Debra pointed
out that anyone could mug a police officer and get the stuff
Appearing rather embarrassed
at dropping his handcuffs he still persisted following us onto
the next tube. Now Debra was highly stressed and agitated and
not sure what to do. Sensory overload kicked-in big time. We
all got off at Waterloo as asked ask by him -Debra starting
to think we could at least go to a member of staff and he thought
that would be good too.
Debra went into panic with
all the noise and uncertainty of the situation. We were taken
up to the room where all the CCTV and phones are as it was quieter
for Debra and she'd asked for a reasonable adjustment because
of her disability. There the officer spoke to Debra making out
a record of his stopping her to speak to her. The Outcome section
was put down as 'Words of advice' and Debra was given a pink
carbon copy and sent on her way.
It could have been worse and
we think that he wished he'd not even bothered! We get the feeling
he wanted to backtrack as he might have felt sorry for Debra
due to her reaction and having Asperger's Syndrome and sensory
integration difficulties. Debra even thinks he was rather cute!
(what is she like)! But then again maybe he was a just a jobsworth
He had apologised for touching
her but we think maybe he might have unofficially meant an apology
for bothering in the first place! Think he realised that he
had opened up a can of worms when he decided to persue his talking
Debra was told not to advertise
on Transport for London TfL (or it may have just been the London
Underground). We were
escorted back to the platform by a nice member of staff as Debra
had a bad situation on the escalator going up to the room.
We then continued late to meet
the Couch Surfers - Debra doesn't do 'late' but had to get over
the stress of being so. There was no-one with the CouchSurfing
sign at the entrance to the maze so we just went in and Debra
filmed me going around. She soon started asking people if they
were from Couch Surfing, people saying no, shaking their heads
or looking confused I guess. Suddenly a woman said 'Yes!' and
we walked around the maze together, Debra still asking people
if they were from CS - we found more people and the CS posse
We had a group photo afterwards
and went to the pub and were met by some more CSers. One lady,
Susy bought Debra's book after us telling
the story of our ordeal. Debra didn't advertise it - it was
the story of being told not to advertise that resulted in it
being asked about. Debra then photographed me with Susy for
the Bearsac Meets
Public page. Thanks Susy hope you enjoy reading the book.
We met lots of nice CSers this evening and would have stayed
longer in the pub if it wasn't for the fact Debra was finding
hard with the noise even with her ear-plugs. Hi to all we met
- maybe we'll see you around at another event.
On the tube on the way home
I told people 'I am Bearsac and I'm famous but I'm not allowed
to advertise my website or my owner's book'. I was asked how
to spell my name so I spelt it. And such is the start of a new
'I am Bearsac, there's no 'k'
in Bearsac - I'm famous on the internet for being a talking
travelling teddy bear but I'm not allowed to advertise my website
or her book because my owner Debra was warned by a the police,
so use your initiative'.
So far (tonight) this has gone
down well with fellow passengers, with more interaction than
with my usual spiel.
Maybe the officer has done us
a favor, and if he reads this I even feel that he will wish
us good luck! Who knows, maybe he might eve buy the book!
We just happened to speak to
another police officer at Kentish Town Thameslink Station that
has been on my website and said that most of the police in his
previous office had seen me or been on the website. He didn't
see why the Transport Police Officer had bothered, that most
police wouldn't and that his colleagues all have talked about
We also met nice a young man
with a meatball Sub on the Tube that let me pretend to eat some.
When the tube stopped at Chalk Farm Debra and I realised we'd
missed getting off to change at Camden so we just made it through
the doors before they closed, telling the carriage there is
no 'k' in Bearsac and they know what to do. When we got on the
southbound tube, the young man we had sat next to on the northbound,
was on there - we had only made him miss his stop too! He changed
at Camden for Kentish Town like us. Debra said you're not getting
the Thameslink by any change and he was! So together with the
second policeman we sat and chatted - me being photographed
with the young man who is called Ravi (let me know if I got
the wrong spelling in the Bearsac
Meets Public page).
We have uploaded video
part 1 of 3 of the maze onto YouTube and will do the rest
soon. We might do one about the police incident too. But meanwhile
here is a photo of Debra and me with the pink carbon copy of
Debra's 'Words of advice' session with Mr Transport Cop. We
made sure his name cannot be seen as we don't want my fans harassing
Carbon copy of record of Debra
being advised not to advertise on TfL
video of Debra with her police stop record
I met a young lovely lady called
Anne today at Camden Town tube station when she approached and
asked Debra if I am Bearsac. She had heard about this website
from a friend that met us at the airport in Amsterdam a few
years ago. We are delighted to say she even bought Debra's book
and was happy to be photographed with me for the
Public page. Thanks Anne hope you enjoy reading the book.
We have added art on the art
I just had to go and check out
London's latest in thing to see if it's what Boris Johnson cracks
it up to be. London's card payment cycle hire scheme. The idea
is you pay an access fee either at a docking station, online
on by phone. You can become a member and get a key that gives
them faster access to the many unsightly blue bike with Barclays
Bank plastered all over them! You don't have to be a member
though, you can just use your credit or debit card at a docking
station terminal. The first 30 mins is free. Even though Debra
and I didn't bother we thought we'd see the bugs that will inventively
get reported first. 14 + can use the cycles but be over 18 to
buy purchase access. You can hire up to 4 cycles (not sure if
that is for same price or not). If you want to see what the
cycles and docking stations look like see my video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1pKgaP3HgM
I have since learnt what happens
if you get a puncture or a flatty - so sorry Boris!
Had a great weekend. Friday
Debra and I went to a joint internet soical networking meet
in a pub and met lots of people. Saturday we went with Friends
Anita and Simon to Rhythms of The world 2010 music festival
in Hitchin where after a couple of hours of adjusting sensorywise
Debra and I mushed and ran about doing our stuff and videoing
it so look ou soon for links when we put stuff on YouTube. We
met a woman that has read Debra's book - she will be in the
Bearsac Meets Public page over the next couplof days as will
other people we met. We have lots of photos and videos to sort
through and convert to internet useable sizes, so bear with
us. Debra bought a Karimba (finger piano) and is a bit obsessed
by it at the monent. We partied with lots of strange dudes who
took a shine to me we and did genreal mad stuff and everything.
Today we attended the Arsenal
v Cardif Pinnacle match at Borehamwood Football ground which
was raising money for The Peace
Hospice in Watford. Arsenal Celebrity Xl won 9-1. The team
was a mix of old Arsenal players and other celebrities - we
have added photos to the Bearsac Meets Celebrities page and
also new members of the public will be uploaded soon. I'm off
to bed now. x x x x x
Got bathed on Saturday so I'm
a nice clean teddy bear now. However Debra filmed it and put
it on YouTube.
It's comes to something when you owner videos you and puts it
on the net for everyone to see.
I updated the travelcentre a
couple of days ago with photos of me in Ireland.
Today whilst waiting for the
delayed First Capital Connect train I was photographed with
Andy and Lawrence who you can now find in my Meets
Public page. Hi lads, hope you like being center of attention.
Email us if you want higher res versions.
Got a tip-off that some ex Big
Brother contestants were doing waiting duites at Nandos in my
town, Borehamwood so got Debra on her bike down there. There
we met beautiful twins Samanda - Sam and Amanda Marchant BB8,
just as beautiful Charlie Uchea BB8 with Govan of BB11, Brian
Belo BB8 (who related me to Munkety Tunkerty) and Stuart from
BB2 before the house was in the Wood. They all looked so cute
in the photographs (for humans that is) and were very friendly.
Charlie was not at all nasty; I think she rather fancied me
as it goes! See the photos on the Bearsac
Meets Celebrities page.
They were all doing a charity
stunt for Banardos by waiting in the restaurant. Somehow we
lost Shabby BB11 for the photo but she shook my paw.
Sorry BB8 lot, we did see BB8;
we somehow thought you were with the BB7 lot. We have only seen
the after bomb scare BB5, BB6, BB7 and BB8 but it was a pleasure
to also meet contestants from BB2 and BB11. We didn't know the
BB11 ones as Debra no longer has a TV but thanks for the photos
despite our ignorance. Sorry too if we got name spellings wrong,
there is conflicting info on the net but we went by your name
badges. Feel free to sign the guestbook
We wish you all the best of
luck with your ventures.
The bear is back in town. I
was away in Ireland for a week via a visit to Debra's old school
in Delamere, Cheshire and a stay overnight at her brother's
house in Chester. Our trip has generated new guests in the Bearsac
Meets Public page. Big Hello to everyone we met, photographed
or not, and big thanks to everyone that helped us out in various
We will update the travel centre
over the weekend if not before with photos of Delamere and Ireland;
so be sure to come back.
Manor home of the Hare Krishnas previously
I had a ripe old day with Debra
and our friend Anita at Bhaktivedanta Manor which was given
by George Harrison to the Hare Krishnas click
to read more.
The day's event was Strawberry
Festival. I was sort of expecting a few thousand more strawberries
than what we saw. It was only after that Debra found out there
had been a strawberry eating contest; I'm sure I would have
won had I taken part. However, we all had a fabby day meeting
humans and animals including maybe the world's most beautiful
cow who seemed to have a craving for sesame seed snaps and bit
Anita's hand in her overenthusiasum to devour them as Anita
fed her. I enjoyed seeing a cow having a refreshing wash before
being milked of her cow juice. How I wished Debra had have remembered
that ther was a bullock cart ride we missed out there as well.
To learn more about the Hare
Krishnas and see what other events are being held click
Borehamwood's Got Talent and
that's no lie. I saw it tonight at The Ark; not Noah's but The
Ark Theatre. 12 acts of variant age showed what they are
Bringing much applause were:
Amelie Freedman & Lily Grant
- The Gym Twins (gymnastic dance).
Eyelyn Harris - singing
Miller Henderson - street dance
Sarah Bradwell - singing
PDYC performomg RUSH part of
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2010
Emma Weston Singing with Brother
Ben on Guitar
Peter Hewitt reciting his poems
and giving us a little song
Sarah Giles - singing
Mo Silverman - as Elvis
Abbie Morrison - singing
Taylor Crosby - Singing
K's School of Dance - Dancing
Circus of Disturbia
All the acts were fantabbytastic.
3rd was Peter Hewitt
2nd Taylor Crosby
Winners K's School of Dance
The winners got a trophy but
all the acts won (if you can call it a prize) a meal at Nandos!
It was Taylor Crosby who got
my vote, made my fur go all funny. Thanks guys for a brillant
evening, all were stars on that stage tonight. Even Scooby Doo.
There was also a star off the
stage in my row. A lady in the 4th row having hot flushes over
the Elvis act - I was more entertained by her reactions to him
- that lady sure has got it going on.
The evening was kind to us weatherwise
as we waited outside The Theatre Dury Lane. I had the good fortune
to meet the lovely Actress Kerry Ellis who played Nancy in Oliver
The Musical and also to meet Lottie the dog that plays Bulls-eye.
Lottie gave me a kiss, she is such a sweet dog. See human and
beast on the Bearsac
Meets Celebrities page.
Thanks to the man that bought
Debra's book in Covent Garden; hope you like it.
The Borehamwood Carnival will
unlikely ever be famed for it's excitement but it was a little
better than a few years ago. Well done to evryone involved though,
shame there werent' more floats. I walked up Theobald Street
with the Hare
Krishnas and had a
chilling time before meeting 2 of Debra's friends to have a
little go on the Energy
ride at the fair and then some wine at The Mops & Brooms
pub where Debra and her friends Anita and Simon entertained
themselves at the kiddies play area in the beer garden. Not
sure what was in Debra's wine but it turned her into a bin
monster as you will see in the video.
It is the Borehamwood
Carnival today folks so hope to see lots of you Wooders there.
I sure hope it warms up in the next couple of hours though.
Want to give a big thank you
to Sian and Paul who bought Debra's book Travels
With My Teddy Bear on Thursday - hope you enjoy it. Thank
you to everyone else who has bought it to; would love to get
your reviews. People can order in online or order in bookshops.
If you see Debra witha yellow bag she usually has books in it
to sell, so keep them peeled. We will be happy to sign books.
It is with regret that
I inform you that I am out fo the Teddy Bear Football World
Cup through injury. I sprained my left ankle during a practice
session yesterday evening. This is a great loss to the England
team and I am concerned that without me in my number 7 shirt,
running down the wing scoring and creating world class goals,
we will perish.
I have confidence though in
my team-mates that they will get through to the last 16. At
least we have guarenteed front seat tickets for the Final. Of
course I was looking forward to scoring a hatrick at the final
and playing my part in our other goal. I had put a bet on us
winning 4-0 in the final but I guess now, without me, we will
simply be spectators.
Gary Numan and Ade Fenton
DJing with Macs at The Roundhouse
Aftershow clean-up and famous
We had a great day out in Camden
where Debra bought a scrolling LED belt buckle - see a video
I escorted Debra to The Roundhouse
in Chalk Farm to attend a John Foxx gig. Debra was a fan of
Foxxy from 1979 but this was the first time she has seen him
live, so she thought it was magical. Her only disappointment
was that he didn't perform 'The Garden'. I
enjoyed very much seeing Gary Numan and Ade Fenton DJ even though
they did it with computers rather than decks and vinyl - would
have loved to see Gary spinning.
There were some other Musicians
and DJs certainly worth a mention:
Jori Hulkkonen - DJ-persona
Producer Remixer Radio Host YLE (Finnish National Broadcasting
Company) Lumi Records
Mark Jones - DJ Phuture Radio
and Wall of Sound boss
Louis Gordon - Musician who
guessed as Keyboards with John Foxx
Robin Simon - Guitarist (Early
Ultravox, Humania) guesting with Jon Foxx
John, Robin and Louis are on
my 'Bearsac Meet
Celebrities'. page in the gallery.
Boris relaxing with a Pimms
in Debra's office
Meet my new brother Boris. Whilst
walking past the house of a former colleauge of Debra's, Rachel
called from her door. When we turned back to her she produced
the teddy bear in the photo above which she gave us. Like me
Boris is a rucksack. It rather put my nose out of joint at first
but he is starting to grow on me and as a token of freindship
I have allowed him to sit on my special wooden chair now we
are back home, so he feels that is his home too.
At Debra's work one of her colleauges
even belived her when having hidden me, she showed him Boris
and told him that I had had a makeover. He actually believed
her! So too did a a few people in Borehamwood! His mussel doesn't
protrude like mine and he has big feet, so really we look nothing
alike even if we have the same fur type and are both rucksacks.
Big thank you to Rachel.
I am a bit worried after
Debra told me about her strange dream this morning. She wasn't
in it but she could see me. I was at Warren Street tube station
on the platform waiting for a canal boat. There were lots of
barges and I had to wait for the teddy bear one. For some reason
I had 3 ears after being bitten by a rabbit that lived under
tracks like the mice.
I know a warren is where rabbits
live but I wonder what this dream might mean?
Me outside Theatre Royal Dury
Debra is a member of Couch
Sufing We met 3 other members Wira, Maya and Aslina with
whom we went to see Oliver. Meeting first in a cafe we talked
about ourselves, Asperger's syndrome, culture, British attitude
to immigration, Isralie occupation and I waved at people sitting
outside the window!
We all sat in the second row
on the balcony for the show, which was amazing. Debra and I
have seen Oliver before but in a smaller theatre with smaller
cast. It was hard not to sing to some of the songs.
Outside the threatre afterwards
I met other threatre goers a young man that stopped when I spoke
to him and took from out of a sock athe the bottom of his rucksack
a cuddly toy mouse. We shook paws but the mouse does not speak.
In the Build-a-Bear shop in Covent Garden I spoke to some shop
assitants: some lovely young ladies (one of which remembers
meeting me at the Hamley's branch) and also a nice young man
who makes funny sounds like the man in the Police Accademy film.
We also met some lively people
on the tube that high-fived me. There a group of young men that
we met in the crowded Covent Garden station and on the tube.
They have a travelling panda called Vincent or VP Panda who
sadly was not with them at the time - send us a link as we cannot
find you mate. We also met more people on The Thameslink who
found my name somewhat amusing.
Debra and me having Afternoon
Tea at Claridges
For her 43rd birthday we had
Afternoon Tea at Claridges Hotel, which is favored by the Queen
and many celebrities. We didn't see Her Majesty if she was there
but instead 'I' was given the royal treatment and had a cushion
brought for me to make me more comfortable, which made up for
our sandwiches and pastries not being served on a tired cake-stand.
From the assortment of 30 teas we opted for the rare Pai Mu
Tan. The leaves are from a special tea bush called Narcissus
or chaicha bushes and are naturally withered and dried in the
Although the white bread was
a tiny touch on the dry side and there were no Jelly Baby fillings
I enjoyed the the crusts off sandwiches. Assuming there would
be more pastries than we received Debra declined the offer of
more sandwiches. If you ever have Afternoon Tea there yourself
make you you accept more sandwiches as there is not a lot of
pastries. What there is though is extremely scrummy yum yum
for the tummy tum. The jasmin and mango cup cake looked like
it might be a little too on the sweet and sickly side but was
just right. The unexpected mango puree filling an oasis in the
centre of delicate sponge. The layed shot of the day was orgasmically
to die for; rising from a raspberry jelly (clearly not from
melted cubes or crystals), chocolate cream, mixed berries topped
with a wafer thin disc of dark chocolate. The
small apple and raisin scones a treat; soft and gentle and almost
melt on the tongue (at least that's what Debra thought - I don't
have a tongue or mouth).
Contrary to popular belief scones
should be eaten like bread rolls and broken off bit by bit and
jammed and creamed rather than sliced horizontally and jammed
and creamed in one go. I made sure Debra did this properly although
she managed to drop some on the floor and spill drops of tea
on the table - can't take her anywhere. The staff were wonderful
and I think they rather liked me. The ambiance was warm, relaxed
and not too formal. Cello and piano softened the chinking of
the green and white striped china. We were given a gift at the
end of a tiny Claridges tin of tea; not sure if everyone gets
it or not or if it was because they thought me so cute.
Some people feel intimidated
by places they think posh but there is nothing intimidating
about Claridges, it is very relaxing laid-back and not at all
pompos or pretentious. Thank you to the staff at Claridges and
hello to the guests that we met there.
Before Claridges we went to
Selfridges. In the ladies a woman asked Debra if she is Debra
Schiman. 'Yes, how did you know' Debra inquired of the woman.
The woman, called Judith, produced our book from her bag! She
had not met us but her daughter had seen us on a train and told
her about us! It was so weird as we were going to leave home
an hour later than we did but suddenly left earlier to look
around the shops. We signed the book for Judith and Debra took
a photo of me with her which is in my Bearsac
Meets Public page. Hello Judith! Wow, it is so strange to
meet someone like that that has our book!
Thank you to all the birthday
greetings from Debra's Twitter, MySpace and Facebook friends.
We might make a video clip over
the next few days of are visit to Claridges, so come and check
Came across some more
gossip about Debra on an Arsenal forum.
Though it seems like they have missed the photos of me with
Arsenal players so far as there is no reference to them. Who
knows, maybe if they read this they will see them on my Bearsac
Meets Celebrities page.
Debra's book on stage by Gary's
Just back from seeing Gary Numan
play in a gig at Scala; and how fabby dabby he was. The balance
of new, old and somewhere in-between interlaced smoothly maybe
due to the hard-edged reworking of a couple of the oldies -
making them sound freshly composed; but then I guess Gary's
music never dates. Needing her voice for meetings at work Debra
wasn't her usual loud screamy self; just as well as she blasts
my ears of even if they are cloth! Having both signed it Debra
threw her book on stage for Gary; makes a change for Gary to
get our autograph!
During the encore a surprise
guest took over the singing of Cars rewording it somewhat to
a version that might have been banned in 1979! The wordsmith
was none other than Adam Ant! After the gig I was given a splintered
drum stick as a souvenir. We didn't hang around to meet Adam
Ant as Debra's feet were feeling the pinch too much. However,
we did get an 'almost meets' as a screen grab of Adam with Gary
from video footage see my Bearsac
Meets Celebrity page. For any Numanoids reading this and
of course Gary and Gemma if you do - there is a photo right
at the bottom of the page from a few years ago of Gary with
Bearsac at HMV. Perhaps an updated photo one day please Gary!
Taking a rest from dancing
After seeing a CouchSurfing
post about a jam session that was to take place in a pub in
Kings Cross yesterday Debra spontaneously decided to go as we
have not yet been to any event as a member of Couch Surfing
and we thought it would be a good chance to get into the swing
of things. Turns out there weren't really many Couch Surfers
there and it wasn't really a chance to talk much but we had
a great time and met some nice people. Not being musically equipped
I played my part by being the dancing bear (please note Debra
is not Simon Smith, although I am an amazing dancing bear!)
Outside Earls Court for the the Ideal Homes Show
Yesterday, having obtained a
free ticket from the Evening Standard,
we attended the Ideal Home Show at Earls Court.
There was a exhibit with demo
of what a home and it's facilities might be like in the near
future . Having seen the first demo and being around later for
the second Debra and I took advantage of knowing what would
happen by placing ourselves in prime spot. There were windows
that use a knob to make them clear and opaque. In the first
demo the demonstrator spoke of being able to see people eating
in the cafe on the other side of the windows when he turned
the knob to make them clear. So, when we knew it was about to
come up in the second demo we ran around the back and stood
right behind the windows ready for him to make them clear. When
he did there were Debra and I pulling faces and waving at him
and the audience! We later had a few people say they saw us
behind the window when they saw us around the exhibition.
We watched cooking and gardening
theatres where celebrity chefs and gardeners were cooking or
talking. We'd not heard of any of them but they do Google. Both
Richard Phillips (Chef) and Monty Don (Gardener) did not want
to hold me for a photograph so they are on the Bearsac Meets
Celebrity page as 'almost meets' as Debra got photos of me with
them in the background before we met them. Well, I guess we
did meet them but not in a me being photographed with them sense.
I'd have prefered it be Chefs Ainsley Harriot or Jamie Oliver
and Gardener Charlie Dimmock. Debra would have preferred the
Chef to have been Gino D’Acampo and Alan Titmarsh as Gardener.
I was once pointed out to another chef between filming by a
smiling Ainsley Harriot when I went to see Ready Steady Cook
but I didn't get the chance to meet him. He would have certainly
liked to be photographed with me.
We did meet a nice celebrity
on our way to The Ideal Home Show. Dean Gaffney was happy to
be photographed holding me. When Debra gave him her book card
he picked up on where it says Asperger's Syndrome and said that
his brother has Asperger's.
It was a pleasure to have met you Dean if you read this, maybe
you and your brother might want to see the Asperger's
Dean is on the Bearsac
Meets Celebrities page. He is a very nice human.
We met two nice Community Support
Officers on the way and some other people through the day, even
three people that recognised me from Borehamwood and four people
that have seen me on the London Underground before. So we would
like to say a big hello to them all. Huh, so-called celebrities
not wanting to be photographed with me - I am more of a celebrity
Hello to Pete who bought Debra's book.
5-0 to The Arsenal! Yippee!
We were walking home past the Green Lion in Borehamwood when
were asked by people smoking outside if we were watching the
game. So we paid an unplanned visit to watch the match, and
so pleased we did - Good old Arsenal. Hello to everyone we spoke
to in the pub; those that went off to the Indian resaurant I
hope yu enjoyed it, we have had 5 takeways from that place when
being at various people's homes and have never rated them. Maaybe
it's better eating in the restaurant.
Hello to Mihaela who I met on
the Jubiliee Line - you are now in my Bearsac
Meets Public page in the gallery. Thanks for buying the
book and hope you enjoy it.
Today Debra's work took her
to Parliament for the All Party Parlimentary on Learning Disability
- on the subject of making elections accessibel. We spoke breifly
to Tom Clarke MP who had bought Debra's book last time we were
there but he has not yet read it - Come on Tom, get reading!
Want to wish Gary Numan happy
52nd birthday. Debra has beena Numanoid 1979 and I am also a
fan of the man. Hey, that rhymes! Any Numanoids see my Numan
page. It is rubbish as there is hardly anything on it really
but you can link to his site from it.
A video called 'Bear With Me'
about me and Debra is online Thank you and well done Bracken
May and Fin Carew who made it - it is brill. Thank you to the
the lady with beautiful voice singing Teddy Bears' Picnic, Alessi
The puppets in the video are now in the Art
of Bearsac page. They were made by Bracken.
While I'm at it this is a link
to another documentary about Debra and me made by students at
Westminster Film School. http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi3500803097/
Had quite a journey to Debra's
office yesterday. I got called racist names by some chavs on
the Thameslink. Then on the tube a mixed-race or light-skinned
black/brown man said I am not cute because I am brown! Not quite
sure how he was meaning it - humans a a weird bunch!
There were two good moments
though. Debra sold a copy of her book 'Travels
with My Teddy Bear' .
Also a man, as he was
getting up to exit the tube, gave her £5! She didn't realise
what it was at first and assumed it to be a bit of paper with
a website on or something as people do sometimes give her bits
of paper with websites to look at. When she realised it was
a fiver she tried to refuse it saying that she was not homeless
and was on her way to work! The man didn't take it back and
just got off the tube. One of the other passengers then informed
us that the man was a well-known actor called Marc Warren. We
have just Googled him and have found that he played Danny Blue
in Hustle. He has also been in Grange Hill and Dr Who. Bet he
was laughing to himself that we didn't recognise him when I
would have been saying to him and the other passengers that
I have been photographed with famous people for my website!
Debra advises the ladies to look out for Marc as he is rather
cute. We see from IMDb that his will be in Ben Hur which is
currently in production.
If by any chance you read this
Marc thank you very much for the £5. Was not sure why
you gave it us. A passenger suggested it might have been because
you liked what we were doing - so sorry if you took offense
at Debra's not wanting to take the money. Hope you don't mind,
but Debra is donating it to DANDA when she attends a committee
meeting tommorow. DANDA
(Developmental Adult Neuro Diverse Association) DANDA is
run and controlled by people that have neuro-diverse conditions.
(If anyone wants to donate to DANDA there are donate buttons
on their website).
DANDA caters for adults as adults
get overlooked by services; as do people with invisable disabilities
like Dyspraxia, Asperger’s Syndrome, AD(H)D and other related
conditions such as dyslexia and dyscalculia. Like
many small charities DANDA get very little money; it tends to
be the well-known charities that get endless amounts of money
and can afford expensive campaigns to raise more money. The
big charities often have lavish food and drink at their functions
and often use pity to get the public to donate, thus making
the people they raise money for look like meek victims that
need to be mollycoddled. User-led charities and the people that
use their services don't want pity; they want rights and equal
inclusion in society. Debra and I urge people if you want to
give to charity, give consideration to the philosophy and politics
of the charity and realise that small user-led charities need
your money more than the big boys and deserve it more as they
are not run by do-gooders that want to help the 'poor dears'.
We have just updated the Gossips
page with a blog about Debra refusing to disembark from an early
terminated First Capital Connect train.
We attended Hugglets Teddy Bear
Festival today at Kensington Town Hall where we met thousands
of teddies and hundreds of humans. Thanks to the people that
bought Debra's book Travels With My Teddy
Bear; hope you enjoy it. Thanks to the person that bought
the book on the tube this morning too.
My daughter 'Teasac' came 1st
in a teddy bear skipping competition and her curling team are
through the the semi-final of the Teddy Bear Curling Championship;
bet you never thought teddy bears play curling.
I have an imposter!
I have had a few stalkers before but now I have just been made
aware that I have an imposter using a 'k' Bearsack. This
wannabe has a twitter! Please be aware that this rag tag and
bob tail is not me and bears (excuse the pun) no relation to
is not me - I'm far better
I may be imitated but never
To the person that posts that
they saw me on a sidewalk; if you meant me then you left you
the message on the wrong teddy's website; hope you find me someday
if you haven't made it here yet sweety.
Sometimes you just have to make
a stand. Commuters of First Capital Connect on the Thameslink
line (of which I am famous) will maybe know what I mean. Yet
again there were problems. The train was held at Hendon for
about 5 minutes and we then treated to a very polite and heartfelt
apology that the train would now be terminating. Passengers
disembarked and stood on the platform all apart from Debra and
me. Solo human and defiant teddy bear, fed up with the ever
deteriorating train service stayed put. The driver dutifully
entered each carriage making sure no passengers remained and
informed Debra that the train has terminated and to to get off.
Debra said 'I'm not getting
driver 'Yes you are'
'No I'm not' replied Debra calmly.
'I'm phoning the police'
'Phone them then' said Debra.
The driver then took to the open door informing the passengers
on the platform that the service is being held up as a passenger
is refusing to get of the train.
Debra said not to use me as a feeble excuse and that the train
was canceled and terminated before I refused to get off.
The driver then told the passengers that he had phoned the police.
Well, he must have an invisible Eastenders phone that connects
straight away as we saw no phone and it was only 10 seconds
or so after he had tried to intimidate us by saying he was phoning
the police. He must have texted them as we heard nothing!
The driver then decided to take another route around his problem
and sat down near us (but not too near)! He talked about overtime
as if Debra would be annoyed that he gets overtime, for her
protest I guess. Debra calmly informed him that she hopes that
he does get overtime and that she has no grudge against him.
Passengers then tried to reason
with Debra who calmly said that she had done this before a couple
of years ago and it had worked. By now the driver had gone into
the driver cabin. and Debra was on the phone to her employers
asking them to get on to a newspaper. However before the newspaper
phoned her the driver came out of his cabin and informed us
that the train was back in service! Debra then got a call from
the Evening Standard and there is an article on page 11 at the
bottom. It is also on the their website click
This will feature this on the
Politics page as a more permanent
I urge all you passengers next
time you are told the train is terminating before its destination
make a stand a stay seated!
Some pages on my site get very
few visits even where there is a button on the toolbar for the
page. In a bid to get bring more awareness of these pages I
am starting a This week's Featured Page.
You can click the icon on the homepage
that looks like this.
or click on it here now.
I will attempt to link it to
a different page each week but likely I won't as I have to rely
This week's featured page is
the Politics page. This is getting
0 - 4 vists a day only and politics is very important. There
is not much on there currently but we want to make this a feature
(It is not about party politics).
Next week will most likely be
the Art of Bearsac page
and then in following weeks the Teddy Bear
Dating page - the
Bear Problem page and other pages but you need not wait
to read these pages are featured you can click on the links
here now or explore the site.
Sorry to the 2 men that were
disappointed that we had no more Travels With My Teddy Bear
books to sell today on the First Capital Connect train on the
Thameslink line. Due to the cancelled trains Debra and I went
northbond to St Albans to get a fast southband train into London.
This worked out well for us (as getting different train to the
one planned often does). We sold the last book we had to a lovely
lady on the way into London; (hello lovely lady). This left
none for the two men that asked for a book each in another compartment.
However, we see these men quite often on the train and I know
they come on this website. So I am letting you know, and anyone
else that sees us and is interested, that we have just ordred
more of Debra's book and hope to have some some time next week.
In the meantime you can order from Amazon which you can link
to from our book page.
To the lady in the green coat,
whose foot Debra trod on in Brixton Market this afternoon, a
big sorry to you x x.
Hello to the lovely lady we
spoke to in Banardos charity shop, nice to know you are not
part of society's sheeple.
To the lady smoking outside
the Brixton Road shop she works in, that I upset by saying 'hello'
to her - you need a teddy bear in your life girlfriend!
Does anyone know what Jeremey
Clarkson said about Asperger's Syndrome on Top Gear on Sunday,
we cannot find out online just yet, only that he said something
in relation to a fake suicide on an advert. Before finding out
that much we were wondering if it was it in connection to co-presenter
James May (who is more on the spectrum than most in our opinion)?
If anyone can enligten us the please email.
Hello and a belated Happy New
year to you. I have been a busy teddy bear so far this year,
too busy to wish you all the best for 2010 before now. I do
hope 2010 will be a happy one and one that will bless ou with
a teddy bear for your birthday if you don't already posess one.
There is a new teddy on the
Teddy Bear Dating page - she is called
Ted and is very pretty.
I am a teddy bear that admits
when I am wrong. I told lots of people that the book of the
year would be Debra's book Travels With My
Teddy Bear and it was not. It will be this year though!
Check it out. YOu can read the blurb, readers reviews and link
to Amazon to order it.