More ideas of how to cheer-up myself during this bleak January weather...spending! I bought myself a little pressie off Fleabay, and yes it was a little over my two shillings budget. Still, it made me smile and thats enough. This wee bear is clockwork, and once fully wound, does a very athletic march, stopping occasionally to sniff the air, and then carries on until eventually he gets a bit tired and has a nap, sound familiar?
Luck would have it, I have since found out that this bear was made by Schuco, Germany, thus making it rather collectible i fancy, possibly worth a lot more than I paid for it. But anyway, thats not the point 'cause he's gonna stick with me and show me how to survive the British winter.