Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Best Laid Plans.......

Well now, after a perfect alignment the other day, the stars must have jumbled themselves up again! So much for yesterday's plans! In the morning the car had a flat, Chris changed it and on inspection noticed that two other tyres had worrisome splits in them! (We have a very bumpy drive into our place which can be very hard on our tyres but to get three splits all at once was just plain unlucky, I think some track maintainance has become rather higher on the "to do" list!) So yesterday was spent replacing the tyres and wandering around Launceston while waiting for the task to be done. We looked at vacuum cleaners, as the one we have is barely functional. Don't get me wrong, it still sucks.........but it sucks........it is held together with gaffer tape and now the head has lost a spring and I can no longer lower the brushes for hard floors, so I guess we need a new one. I could go for one of those little cheapies, but I do like the Dysons! And of course, depending on who you're talking to, things get confusing. I'll just have to struggle on with my geriatric Phillips for a while, but will have to decide something soon.
So........because of yesterday's dramas I didn't get around to photographing my giveaway bear, let alone getting him in here!
I can say our shortest day was cold, wet and windy. Today is looking decidedly better with a frost this morning, and the sun shining through the bay window is managing to warm me a little. I have just popped outside and taken this photo. This is my next giveaway! ( Thankyou Sandi for making such a cute button for this one)
If you want to be in with a chance to win this bear, leave your comment below with a suggested name for him/her. If you want some extra chances repost this photo on your own blog with a link back here and I'll add your name an additional two times to the hat/bowl/basket. I think that will do, I don't want to inundate you with rules! I'll look forward to your name suggestions, the draw will take place in two weeks and the bear will be given the name that comes out of the hat. Good Luck!

73 comments:

  1. Who wouldn't want to be in one this?? If I won this giveaway the bear would be called Moonlight, your link is on my blog sidebar.
    Cheers Susan ♥

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  3. Hi Linda,
    I would call him Kyanu. He has a very sweet face :)
    Hope the Bear making is going well

    Sherroy :)

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  4. Polar bears are my favourite kind of bear! He is beautiful! I think it's a he, because of the naughty little boys look on his face :)
    I would name him something non-traditional, but cute. Marshmallow is the best I can think of. It suits him I think. I hope he's willing to travel, 'cause I'm not that close to you!
    I've put his picture and link in my sidebar: http://liraeldreams.blogspot.com
    Thank you for the opportunity!

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  5. I'd call her Suki.
    I'll put your button on my blog's sidebar. That's two chances. And do family get an extra one just because? So that's three, right?

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  6. Hi Linda, how about Flurry! Please count me in with a chance to win him, he's gorgeous!!!

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  7. Hi, lovely bear.
    How about Flake?
    Love to win him.

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  8. Just love him, got my fingers and toes crossed, I think he looks like a Lil' Ben!

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  9. Ok, this is probably going to sound dumb as heck... but I'd name him Snurfle. He looks like the type with the roaming, snuffling nose... a snurfler. XD

    littlebearries@yahoo.com

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  10. hi! I'd also like to take part in your giveaway!!!
    I like the name Fluffy for him! it's so white, cute and furry!!

    my link is on the right side in my blog http://bayle03.blogspot.com/

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  11. I think he looks like an Aurora to me :-)

    I have posted a link on my blog also...

    http://emo-bears.blogspot.com/2011/06/awesome-giveaway.html

    I shall cross all my fingers and toes!!

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  12. Sooo cute! I'm going for Rumpole the polar bear :o)

    Blogged about it here: http://thelittlestthistlecraftshop.blogspot.com/2011/06/another-other-giveaway.html

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  13. Snowball sounds like a good name for him. he is gorgeous and I would really like to have him come and live with me.

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  14. He is very cute!!!!!! I love him. May be he is Sema ( it is russian name).
    I put your link right in my blog http://galchonka.blogspot.com

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  15. Oh gorgeous!!! I think she is 'Mon' the cute little polar girl bear!!
    Adding a link at www.lombardbears.blogspot.com
    Hugs Lindax

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  16. I would love him to come and live with me. I would call him Icicle.
    Hugs
    Bev

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  17. This bear needs to come join my boys, they would get along wonderfully. I would name him Froster. I will copy your button and link it to my site. http://santaandthemrs.blogspot.com/

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  18. Hi Linda, he looks like a Brody to me.

    Hugs
    Therese

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  19. Dear Linda, He reminds me of my Dog so I would call him 'Winston' and if he is anything like my dog he appears tough but really is a scardy cat and he would fit into my palace of bears and have a lot of fun.

    Hugs Sue xxxx

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  20. Hi Linda, I would love to have Lucus come live with me. Thank you for such a nice give away. I have added a link to my blog.
    Hugs, Linda

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  21. I think I would call him popsical tho my daughter thinks its a girl bear and should be called Lauran.

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  22. Thank you for such a nice give away, wishing winning him
    Hugs
    Natalia

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  23. oh my goodness. I would squeal with delight if I won this little guy. I think he looks like a 'Magoo' to me :)
    Emma

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  24. I have placed your link on my sidebar under "Giveaways". Your polar bear is fabulous! I would call him Ghost. In Chinese culture the July moon is called Hungry Ghost moon. Thanks for such a lovely offer!

    http://www.seraphimbears.blogspot.com
    http://www.micheleseraphim.com

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  25. Hi Linda,
    I think "Snowflake" is a nice name for the bear.
    The link is on our blog:
    http://henrys-welt.blogspot.com
    Hugs
    Heike and Henry

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  26. He`s such a little cutie with a wonderful face and I think 'Addie'could be a good name for him!

    I have set a link to the sidebar of my blog
    http://blumbaerchen0.blogspot.com

    Hugs
    Gabriele

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  27. Hi Linda
    I think this little guy should come to live with me - he will feel at home with all the other Benson Bears . He looks like a Nyva to me which is an English/Spanish name meaning snowy.
    I'll post him on my blog too!

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  28. Been trying to put something on my blog but can't publish anything!!!! Just when I thought I'd get my act together and write something!!

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  29. This is a beary hard....so many good names! I will post him/her to my blog too!
    "Arty" short for Antarctica!
    Mini Hugs Wendy XX

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  30. Hi Linda
    Such a gorgeous boy! He would make a great mate for Bobo's Bear. He looks like "Snuggles" to me.
    Cherise

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  31. I think his name should be Маргаринчик = [mлrgл`rint$ik] - no idea why, just my personal wish)
    http://poppylover-poppystyle.blogspot.com/2011/06/blog-post_9194.html

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  32. Linda
    He is adorable! I'm thinking Byron would be cute.
    And here's a link to my post about him on my blog: http://www.bequestbears.net/2011/06/another-giveaway.html
    Thank you!
    Diana

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  33. Hey Linda....I think this gorgeous boy would suit the same Sami...not only is it my daughter's name (but it's unisex right?) but because the Sami people never speak the polar bear's name for fear of offending him.

    That means if I were lucky enough to win him he wouldn't be confused with my daughter as I wouldn't say his name aloud!

    The Sami people would refer to him as God's dog or 'man in the fur coat'....the latter I really love!!!

    I don't have a blog so I'm going to post a link on my Facebook account...

    My bears all have their fingers crossed that they'll have a new playmate soon ;0)))

    Hugs Jan

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  34. Hi Linda, Please enter me in your giveaway. Your sweet little bear is beautiful. From the first time I saw him the name that came to me was Joseph. Don't ask me why, but now I see him again and I still think Joseph.

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  35. Hi Linda, this is such a cute little bear! I hope he can come live with me in Singapore! I think "Snowy" would be a good name for him.

    I have added your give-away button on my blog side bar.

    Hugs, Wayne

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  36. He's adorable. I would call him Yuki. It's Japanese for "snow".

    Sanjbear

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  37. What a dear little bear. I would call him Miki which is Inuit for little. He could come and rub noses with my little bears. Thank you for the opportunity.

    June

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  38. He is adorable! After looking at his little face for awhile a name came to me....Arcticlaus. He lives in the arctic and that's also where Santa Claus lives.

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  39. I love him already and have a nice special place for him. His name should be Gingle

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  40. Linda, I think this little fellow would definately like to come and live with me ! He is a beauty, and I'd name him Bjorn. (Scandinavian for Bear)

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  41. Finally managed to post on my blog so now more chances - yay!! So he can definitely come to live with me.

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  42. Hi Linda,

    How very nice of you to have a giveaway for one of your sweet little bears! Of course, I am no different from all the others who left comments here when I say, he would be more than welcome here with me and the bears here. In fact, I asked the bears to look at his photo and give me a suggestion for a name. After much dithering between them they finally decided his name should be Chilly Snowflake the Artic Snow Blizzard Polar Bear. They said they would nickname him Chilly. So there's our suggestion. I hope you have a fun time with this giveaway!

    ~ginger

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  43. I would call him Yoshi.
    I shared on sidebar: http://inga2010.blogspot.com/

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  44. I would love him and call him Popsicle, because my favorite popsicle flavor is vanilla and that's what he reminds me of.

    I would love to post him on my sidebar!

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  45. Just love him. A great name for him would be Polo . Would love him to come live with me! many hugs Tracey

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  46. So sweet! I would call this little bear Snowflake :)

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  47. I love her! How about "Tundra"? :)

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  48. I think he should be called ISBJORN (the ice bear). He is so cute!

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  49. once again an amazing bear has come to life i think he should be called tut tut

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  50. Hi Linda

    I love your bear, and he reminds me of the snow. So being from the south of the state I suggest you call him 'Wellington'.

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  51. He's gorgeous! Of course I (& my hug) would love him to come live with us! We would call him "Thalar" (a crude abbreviation of "Thalarcos" which is the Greek scientific name for polar bear). Putting Thalar's button on my blog now! juliuskingdesigns.blogspot.com
    bearhugs, Bec

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  52. Pick me! Pick me!!!

    He's adorable Linda - looks like a 'Chubs' to me!!! (I'm sure he's thinkin' that he'd like to come and live at mine - you can tell by the look on his face LOL!!!)

    Just to be sure I've set up a link on my blog - good luck with the draw!!!!

    Hugs,
    Marg xoxox

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  53. Thank you SO much, Linda, for a chance to win this little sweetie. When I look into his eyes, I just see "Ben"--pure and simple. I've posted about your giveaway on my blog---www.binglebears.com. Now I'm just going to keep my fingers crossed that I might be lucky enough to win him.

    Warmly,
    Cheryl

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  54. I adore this little bear. I would call him Arthur! and he would be so loved by me if I won! I am off to post your giveaway on my blog (www.plushpussycat.com) right now (in the right sidebar under Giveaways)!

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  55. This little fellow has such a lovely chubby face! I'll name him Blanc. I'd love for him to come play with my bears.

    I've pasted a link on my blog now. Keeping my fingers crossed... :)

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  56. Linda, he is a beautiful bear! I have been pondering about his name for more than a week and have decided that I would call him Candle.
    Thank you for the chance to win him.
    Tharina

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  57. Hi Linda,

    I hope the stars will align themselves for me next Wednesday, because I would love to win this gorgeous teddy. Moreover I could do with some good news after my basement flooded last Tuesday during what must have been the worst hail storm I have ever seen (I'm playing the sympathy card here...)
    I think his name would have to be "button", because he certainly pushes my buttons! ;o)
    Hugs,
    Peter & Little Benson

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  58. This bear is a girl IMHO, her name would be Lilly if I were so lucky to become her Mom!

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  59. Only a bear knows his or her true name an dthey seldom share this knowledge, as knowledge of a name gives power over a creature.

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  60. wow! wow!
    amazing Giveaway!
    congrats!
    I want to play with you...
    please enter my name...
    I've posted this on my sidebar
    lapappilon.blogspot.com
    lapappilon@gmail.com
    Hugs
    Eva from Serbia

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  61. What a wonderful giveaway! His little face looks like a "Dilly" to me! Sooo cute! Hugs,
    Janice

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  62. I hope this posts. I've tried three times.
    If she were mine, I would name her SnowBelle. She is gorgeous, and so are all of your wonderful bears.

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  63. I just wanted to let you know that I just came across your blog today. You are an AMAZING artist! I love your bears. I am following you now,
    Maggie

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  64. Beautiful BEAR! I would name him Blitz.

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  65. He is wonderful! Would love for him to come and live with me. =) And His name would be Pickles. Thanks for the chance.

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  66. love your polar bears. I would name him frosty. Love to be in the draw.

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  67. Her name should be OMO .....like the washing powder! She is very beautiful and in my opinion she is a GIRL bear. Thanks for this opportunity. I would love to post your pic on my blog, but alas i dont have one . I shall try to post it on my fb page. x

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  68. http://iakoma.blogspot.com/2011/07/blog-post_06.html

    Ilove him!! I ll call him GUNDA! It means snowboll in my language!THanks for chance!

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  69. Dear Linda,If I won this giveaway the bear would be called Arthur, your link is on my blog sidebar.
    http://mule4ka.blogspot.com/

    Nina

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  70. Hello!
    I would like to register for the game.
    The game is played in the sidebar there. www.napmnap.blogspot.com
    Let the bear's name: Tony Teddy

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  71. Hi,

    I would like to call her " junie" to commemorate the giveaway in June.

    Thank you

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  72. What about naming him 'Bergen' - he looks quite a bit like the polar bears in Norway.

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