Paddington and the Lady in Red
"Hullo everyone! Do you know what? Today is the birthday of a very special Flickr friend of Daddy's and mine. She likes red ever so much, so Daddy and I thought we would take some photos for her with presents wrapped in her favourite colour.
Each box and bag is filled with big little bear hugs and snuffly birthday kisses from Daddy and me for her on her birthday!
Happy Birthday to you Lady in Red from Daddy and me!
This lady in red is very beautiful, both outside and in because she is so thoughtful, kind, generous and welcoming. Although Daddy sent her some of these photos on his I-Phone to her today, we wanted to put them up on the big screen for her.
We hope that you enjoy them too, and if it just happens to be your birthday too...
Happy Birthday to you too!"
My Paddington Bear came to live with me in London when I was two years old (many, many years ago). He was hand made by my Great Aunt and he has a chocolate coloured felt hat, the brim of which had to be pinned up by a safety pin to stop it getting in his eyes. The collar of his Macintosh is made of the same felt. He wears wellington boots made from the same red leather used to make the toggles on his Macintosh.
He has travelled with me across the world and he and I have had many adventures together over the years. He is a very precious member of my small family.