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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It's Elementary...

Another outing day and again, it is bucketing rain! How does that work?? Archives days are nice and outing days are yucky. Not fair!! I think I should have brought my rain jacket instead of my ultra chic leather bomber jacket! Anyhow... this morning, we had a look at something that has always mystified us... Monument Tube Station actually has ... a Monument there!!! Who knew? You can pay a few quid to hike up the stairs on the inside and have a look around but... no... we were on a more important mission.

Getting to a Starbucks and finding a comfy chair with an electrical plug... and a hot chocolate of course!!! After a few happy hours there, but no sign of any other bears, we decided the rain wasn't going to let up and made our way via the tube to...

Yep... Baker Street!!! They famous Baker Street!

Jerry and Ben had recommended a visit here. As some of you know, one of my alter egos is Sherlock Sandy... and Ben said I might, just might... find an outfit here!

Oooohhhh... look!!! A whole flotilla of bears wearing a Sherlock outfit! (Ajdin will be happy to hear that these bears going bottom-less as well).

And then you could get keychains with small pipes and whistles and stuff. Those ones were sold out of course!

I asked one of the bears if they had any spare outfits for sale. It took a horridly long time for him to go downstairs and rummage around and call down a shop girl and... I admit I fell asleep eventually...

And woke up to find myself here!! Outside Big Ben and the Parliament Buildings (still bucketing rain). Mama wouldn't tell me if she had bought a Sherlock outfit.... saying "it's a surprise". Eh??? Little bears do not do surprises beary well!!!

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  1. So glad you got to the Sherlock museum!!! We're anxious to know if a sherlock outfit was found!! You could do Sherlock Sandy adventures on your blog (with of course Ben Watson as your sidekick, Inspector Ajdin, Little Moriarty Fox and Colonel Jerry Moran as vilians, the every loveable Mrs. Beanie Hudson who looks after Sandy, and many more characters...)

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    1. It was great fun! So much to see and the gift shop kept us captive for a while. We are home now (the joys of post-dated blogs) and Mama is fighting off an ear infection and other nasties. I will have to be patient...

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  2. Ah, I am in good company of bottomless bears!

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  3. The Sherlock Holmes museum looks beary interesting and I must admit that starbucks you are relaxing at looks beary modern and fancy.

    I am surprised there were other bears at the museum in Sherlock outfits....gives me hope that your mom got you an outfit as well.


    PS- Thanks for the post card. I did some research on the bearskin hats.....it looks like the bear skins come from Canada! Of course my roommates say you can't believe everything on the internet (and Wikipedia for that matter).

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    1. Bearskin hats from Canada??? Nooooo!!! Hmmm... I'm not liking those guardsmen so much anymore!

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    2. I think all the Canadian stuffies need to get together and write a pointed letter to the Queen and have them start using imitation Canadian Bearskin. With 35 million people in Canada, if every stuffy wrote one letter I bet you could change the tradition...

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    3. No kidding!! Apparently the Brits have been trying to do that for a while saying it's unethical but the faux-fur bearskins don't hold up all to well.

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  4. Remembear Sandy, Christmas is coming beary soon. Be sure not to do any snooping or detective work before hand and you will be surprised.

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    1. Christmas? I might have to wait until Christmas for my surprise?? I don't know about you but I am not the most patient little bear!

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