Well today we needed to go back to the garden centre to buy some fleece to wrap round some plants we are over wintering and now that the weather’s again taken a very wintery chill , we needed the fleece now.

If you have seen the film The Golden Compass you will know about Lyra and the Polar Bear she befriends, if you have not seen the film , it’s a good watch.

When  we went to the garden centre we came across what they had left of the Polar bears, Penguins and Huskies, they had all been reduced to half price. I had already bought a small polar bear before Christmas when they were first reduced, which I used in the photo shoot of the baby boys.
They had one large Polar bear left, he had a mark down his side as if something had dropped onto him and dried leaving a yellowy look just behind his front leg.

He was still quite expensive , so I walked away , figuring I would go back next weekend and see if he was still there and maybe cheaper still.That worked until I got into the car having loaded up our few half price bargains, then while Paul was putting the trolley back, I thought some more about the big Polar Bear, then when Paul got back to car I asked him to go and buy it for me!!
He said Yes but I had to walk back and get it due to the fact that he was now frozen !!

So did I go back through all that freezing cold wind and ask the cashier if I could not get mark off could I bring it back?????

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Of course I did!!!

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Belle very kindly put a coat on to play the part of Lyra for the photo shoot.

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I am pleased to say the mark came off despite shredding the sponge!

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Here is the Polar bear cub used in the baby boy’s photo shoot.

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a change of sides.

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‘m very pleased I went back for him, he will be a really useful prop for winter photo’s and I will have to take some photo’s for this years Christmas cards and hopefully remember which file there in this time!!

But I have already failed on one of my resolutions….Belle’s dress is tucked up in the coat on one side!!Will need to do better!!

Well I am off to watch the Golden Compass because I just cannot remember that bears name!!!

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