My fondest memories of when I was a little girl was my love of teddies. And not just any old teddy but one extraordinary teddy bear in particular. It was very dear to me as it came from a very special person in my life…..my grandad.
Grandad really was my hero. Time spent with my grandad was just the best, and it saddens me that I can never get that back but one thing is for sure that I will certainly cherish it for a lifetime. Harold known as ‘H’ to his friends, was a very hard working miner. There used to be lots of excursions throughout the year where the miners and their wives would be able to go on trips and generally let their hair down. On one trip my grandad won me the biggest teddy bear. It stood about 4ft tall!
I called him ‘Harold’, I named him after grandad. Well, I was going to wasn’t I?! After all, he was my BFF. Harold was my go to when I was sad, he gave the best cuddles. He brought me comfort when I was scared and he was the best playmate ever!
When my grandad left this world it broke my heart. I had lost my best friend. I still have Harold to this day and every time I look at him propped up against the wall in our room I see memories. Lots of fun, laughter and beautiful memories. You see a teddy is not just a teddy, it is something you will take through life with you and every single one has its own little story to tell.
Now I have children of my own and I see them share that same special bond that I had with mine.
One very special bear that will never grow old and that is Winnie The Pooh. Jayden has Pooh and Piglet by Posh Paws which are inspired by the latest Disney Christopher Robin movie. This lovely vintage range of Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger are sitting on Debenhams shelves waiting for a new home. They are available in 7″, 10″ and 20″. Ours pictured are 10″. They are super soft and snuggly and the attention to detail is awesome. It is clear to see that they are high quality and built to last and I just know that the boys will play with these for many years to come.
So they went off together. But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing. – A.A.Milne
*We were sent these products for the purpose of this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own and 100% honest.*