By Truffle McFurry
(Illustration by Miki de Goodaboom)
The other day I had such a wonderful surprise. a very nice lady wrote me an email, yes to me in person, Truffle McFurry. She had found the image of Teddy Lynton here, in Go Teddy.
We had met Teddy Lynton in England as we were visiting all the bears from my mate Gyles Brandreth, the very famous and lovely man from the TV in England. My Mom Miki wrote about it here. Read it, it is very interesting. Lynton was the Teddy of Tony Blair, a very important man says my Dad.
The nice lady was saying that she was a friend from Mary Lou, who had made Lynton. That Mary Lou had a shop once in London, and it was called “Lou Lou Bears”. What a cute name for a teddy bear shop, isn’t it?!!! Anyway Loulou was very happy to see her bear Lynton painted, and to see it on all the nice things my mom sells. She wants one of them too.
She made my day! My Mom and auntie Ann said
“The circle is closed!”
I don’t know exactly what it means, but they love it when a circle closes, so I guess it is a fabulous thing!
Love you all
By Miki de Goodaboom (Text and Illustration)
Before my Truffle McFurry entered my life some years ago, I had no idea about the world of teddy bears. I had never had one before. I did not know how beloved they are around the world, among children and adults as well.
I went from one surprise to the next when I read Michele Brown ‘s (Gyes Brandreth’s wife) book “The Teddy Bear Hall Of Fame ” and discovered their story. I found out that even some very important people in history have had and loved a Teddy bear, and not only as they were children. And I thought:
“As long as this is the case, the world cannot be that bad!”
One of these men is Tony Blair. There he was, his Teddy Bear “Lynton”, posing in front of following letter written y Tony Blair:
“Here is Lynton, my family Bear. he was sent to me just after the 1997 General Election and holds a special place in our hearts. He normally leaves at Chequers but has come for a holiday at The Teddy bear Museum. I hope you enjoy meeting him as much as he will enjoy meeting you!
4 July 1998 – Tony Blair”
We certainly were over the moon to meet Lynton. I could, of course, not resist painting him in front of Downing Street 10…