Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bob, Paddy and I are enjoying our trip to Ireland!  Getting here was a story all to itself. Our first plane from Chicago  was first late and then deemed un-flyable due to hydrolic system problems. No other plane available until one from London arrived.... in four  hours.  When that one arrived it was reported to have door seals problems and the mechanics would have to go through a pressurization routine..... luckily for us it passed and we flew out about six hours late!  More later about our time in Dublin.........We spent a day and a half roaming all over Dublin either on foot or on a "hop on hop off "bus. We went to the Natural museum of history and saw the skeletons o HUGE giant Irish deer. We went to Guiness Storehouse...learned about beer and Bob learned to pour a perfect glass. We went to Trinity University saw the exhitibs in the old library.. including the Book of Kells which is a huge illustrated Four Gospels done about 1100 ad. We went to Marks and Spencers and Tesco...two stores I have always been curious about. By bedtime each night we were exhausted. Today we headed west and Bob leaned how to drive on the left
  Too bad he had to start by getting us out of Dublin! Tonight we are in Killarney ... 300 km away, highways are ok but little turny roads..narrow to boot and roundabouts are harrowing!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

who's going to Ireland with us?

Who's going to Ireland with Bob and me next week? Well... Paddy of course!  I think I will have fun taking pictures of him wherever we go ... Dublin, the Aran Islands, Kilarney etc.  Since fall is fast arriving, I made him a scarf and hat  and his own backpack  for his souvenirs ( not sure he'll find anything small enough!) . Paddy is only 4.5 inches tall so I will be able to fit him in anywhere in my luggage.

Saturday, September 6, 2014


For the first time ever I have sold out at a show!! The Bright Star Online show started yesterday... by 10 am this morning all the bears and friends were sold!!  Fantastic...amazing...wonderful!  I am doing the happy dance.....

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Bright Star's online fall bear and friends show

The Bright Star online bear show starts tomorrow at 11 am Eastern ... that's Friday the 5th.  Look for my bear with pumpkins to get to my page.... here is the link

Hope to see you there!