Thursday, 31 January 2008

Skywatch Friday!

It is not the mountains that we conquer, but ourselves.
Sir Edmund Hillary

As I prepare for my Expedition I am trying to get as many tips as possible.
I was watching a programme about the late Sir Edmund Hillary and the cold sky made me think...
"Will it be like this in the Arctic?"

I think it will!
Those of you in Norway will have a good idea!

I am going to stay for a few days with my Grandma, whilst she knits me some suitable colthes.

I will be back soon!

Lots of Love,
Edmund (the explorer) Nesbitt!

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

ABC Wednesday.........

B is for.....Bow Tie!

This Bow Tie is not suitable for an explorer, so my grandma, the other Mrs Nesbitt is sorting me out with some proper clothes. I wont throw the bow tie away however, I will keep it incase I get invited out to any posh "do's" whilst on my expedition.

So, my first ABC Photo.
Nice to meet everybody.
I am going to look at your "B's" now!

Lots of Love,

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Hello, introducing Edmund(the explorer) Nesbitt!

Hello there,
I am so so glad to meet you all...
You must be wondering who I am and why I am here.....
well read on!

So much has happened this last week, it has all been so exciting, but I will start at the beginning and tell you the important bits.

Last week I was in the basket of unwanted bears at a charity shop in Guisborough.
I heard some of the volunteers talking about a story they had read in the local newspaper, The Evening Gazette.

here is the article...

Grin and bear it!

Jan 24 2008 by Naomi Corrigan, Evening Gazette
Heather Thompson, pictured left with some of the bears heading to Norway in a bid to raise £30,000 for St Theresas Hospice

A GROUP of intrepid teds are heading off to icier climes for a record-breaking picnic attempt.

In June, Heather and Geoff Thompson from Darlington are taking the bunch of bears to lunch - 700 miles away to North Cape in Norway.

The challenge was set up in a bid to raise £30,000 for the specialist children’s bereavement service at St Teresa’s Hospice. And in doing so the pair would also break a world record by holding the most northerly teddy bears’ picnic ever.

Heather, who works part-time at the hospice, said: “We went to Norway two years ago and did a flute duet in the world’s most northerly Methodist church and raised £13,000 for the hospice.

“I have been going to schools to talk about the hospice and I take in Barnaby Bear. We thought using teddies would be a great way to raise money for the hospice.”

To send a bear, people need to raise at least £100.

When I read the article I thought how exciting the adventure would be for the lucky bears chosen to go.

I didn't give it any more thought, then on Friday I heard Heather being interviewed on Tees Radio by the lovely Alex Hall.

Well the next thing I knew was today, at about 11.45 two ladies came into the Charity Shop and headed staraight for the Teddy Bear basket.

They picked me up, looked closely, muttering "Yes, about 9 inches!" and before I knew it I was being handed over to Ken, the volunteer.

who then handed me over to my new mummy, Mrs Nesbitt!

We travelled home together and now I am told I am going to Norway in June.

MrsNesbitt wants to raise £100 for the children's unit at the Hospice and over the next few weeks we will share with you our weekly preparations for this wonderful expedition.

You can help, by signing up as a friend or pledging just a small amount to this great cause.

By becoming my friend you will be able to put my picture on your blog and tell all your blog visitors about my expedition.

I am now known as Edmund Nesbitt, in memory of a great explorer my mum tells me.

Watch this space!

Hope you become my friend.