Wednesday, 8 April 2015


and so the song begins.....

Alfie's standing guard! He can sense something about to happen...Whitby asks him if everything is ok?
Alfie just growls under his breath in warning .........

Several hours later when the bears are off with their little Misses and Masters or in the kitchen worrying  Mrs Mum for Honey sandwiches and cakes, with the dogs around their paws hoping for any falling crumbs......

"Zak push it harder!" demands Toby " Or give it a lift and push at the same time ,that should help!"
" YOU push it harder!" says Zak sounding exhausted

"You think that bear would have woken up by now! " says Toby amazed at the little sleeping Hugo.
"Yes " agrees Zak" especially when you dragged it over all those big bumps on the grass!"
"It's probably that bears that's making it so heavy !" says Toby
Zak shakes his head in disbelief " He's only tiny!"
" I bet he weights a TON!"
Zak just rolls his eyes " and No we are not dumping him on the ground!"
Toby sulks for a minute..

Finally Toby joins Zak back at the bench.

"Right " says Zak " On three we both lift and give it a big push!"
" Ok " agrees Toby " When I say three.."
"Why do you get to say three!"
" Because I am in charge !"
"Says who? "
" Me! Now on ...
"THREE " shouts Zak lifting and pushing making Toby quickly have to do the same!

"Are we nearly there ? " gasps Zak winded from lifting and pushing the bench
" Yes , just down here through the formal box garden , through the Lychgate and down round to near the damp garden...... "

" z z z z z z "
" ...then over to the new paving...."

It suddenly goes quiet except for the sound of some very tiny snores and two boys sighing..

" I quite like this bench here " sighs Zak with a groan

" I was just thinking the same thing! " replies Toby with a large yawn.

" They did give me some chocolate to take it to the new paving area " ponders Toby " But it was not a lot of chocolate "
"What chocolate ? " asks Zak

" It was just a small bar of Cadbury's " says Toby " I saved us a square each for when we finished "
" A square " a stunned Zak says " each!"
" Well of course " says Toby smiling " I knew it would only be fair to give you a piece "
Toby walks away whistling , while Zak sighs , I suppose I should be grateful he actually kept me a piece!, he mutters

"What about Hugo? " calls Zak looking at the sleeping bear
"I'm sure he'll come back to the house once he wakes up " answers Toby " I wonder if we can get another bar of chocolate off the girls to carry it the rest of the way? " he muses walking off.
Zak looks worriedly at the tiny sleeping bear.....

Gently picking Hugo up, Zak rests him on his shoulder, thanking goodness that it's only tiny Hugo and not one of the bigger heavier bears. Hugo sleepily opens one eye, sees a familiar sweater and smells a familiar smell and drifts off back to sleep ..............he was having such an action packed dream........



  1. Great to see all those little bears out in force again Toby and Zak working on a mission together.....although as per usual Zak doing the lion's shared of the work and Toby helping himself to the bigger part of the reward.

    Just how caring is your Zak when he decides not to leave the tiny Hugo soundly sleeping out there on his own?
    Love the ending about Hugo opening a sleepy eye and recognising his safety with Zak promptly goes back to sleep again whilst Zak carries him indoors.
    Reminds me of when I was a child and my brother and I had been out with my parents visiting family and friends for the day and then gone to sleep in the back of the car on the way back. On arriving home my father would carefully carry us in and up the stairs and put us on our beds for mother to then take off our shoes and tuck us under the blankets, still in our day clothes, where we carried on sleeping until we woke up the next morning.

    1. I thought it was time a few story lines appeared and the bears and boys are starting to get restless!!
      I was pleased how this part ended.

      I remember more carrying in my sleeping daughters to be laid down and shoes , coats etc removed and tucked into bed. I think having a little one snuggled against your neck while you carry their sleeping weight is one of the most beautiful things in the world.:)xx

  2. Awww love the last photo with Zak (I LOVE Zak!) carefully carrying Hugo back to the house! Like you both say, I remember similar things when Brendan was small, how we'd carry him from the car and put him to bed and he'd wake up the next morning remembering nothing of his journey home. I'm sure he'd do the same now given the chance! ;) LOL
    Hugs Sharon xx

    1. You'd probably put your back out S, if you had to carry Brendan now :)
      Great post Dee!!

    2. You'd probably put your back out S, if you had to carry Brendan now :)
      Great post Dee!!

  3. Precious; that little dreaming Hugo upon the boys shoulder!!
    Keep working boys! You deserve more than one bar of chocolate!

    1. Don't encourage them Anne, That Toby will be wanting a bag of chocolate if he thinks he can get away with it!

  4. Glad to see the bears are out and about after a long gloomy winter and Hugo is super cute x

    1. Thanks Theresa. I thought it was about time they came out of hibernation!!

  5. A super post Dee! Love seeing the bears again. Toby and Zak are real troopers carrying that heavy bench. But, Zak won my heart in the last photo where he picked up Hugo and carried him back home. What a special boy! It reminded me of that song " He ain't heavy, he's my brother". Thank you for a great tale! :) xxx

    1. Thanks Ginger. Zak is the sweetest kindest little boy, which is just as well with thoughtless Toby for a brother!! :)xx

  6. Good for Hugo that Zak is a lot more compassionate than his brother! Hugo is soooo tiny!

    1. Zak is the best little boy here :) And Hugo one of the Villages tiniest bears.