Saturday, 6 December 2008
One small step for mankind.........
Good morning! My friend, Weaver of Grass, has kindly allowed me to take over her blog for today. WoG and I are old friends and have been together for thirty five years woman and bear. I came to her from darkest Peru via Wolverhampton. We have had our ups and downs but dearly love each other despite this. Unfortunately my orange hat has gone missing owing to small humans being keen to wear my coat, hat and wellies when they were young enough to fit into them
So - hatless - I come to you today to proclaim a huge achievement to Beardom. We oldies are always quick to criticise the young - I do it myself from time to time. So I am doubly proud today to salute those four Spaceteddies. I take my hat off to them (well I would if I could find it).
For two hours and twenty minutes after being launched from the fens of East Anglia, those chaps, wearing specially designed space suits (year 8 Parkside and Coleridge Community Colleges), hovered thirty kms above the earth in a giant weather balloon.
Then they gently parachuted back to earth into a field near Ipswich, fifty miles from their launch site. Ed Moore,a third year student, said,"It went off smoothly and we retrieved the bears unhurt."
This is the world's first Bear only space flight which took off from Churchill College, Cambridge.
So can we please have three loud bloggie cheers for beardom everywhere: hip,hip.......; hip,hip.........; hip,hip........ Thank you for your time.
Signed: Paddington Bear.