This week, we are back with another blog that is packed with cute and loving stories from us at My Bear Shop. Continuing the series of short stories, all written by our wonderful team members at the My Bear Shop HQ. Surrounded by bears and soft toys at work, we are always able to reminisce about our childhood memories. Also, be reminded of the warm feelings that our teddies give us. Today, the beloved Roshan has written about her childhood bestie, Snowie, and the memories they built in Panama and England!
Roshan & Snowie
First Play Date:
March 1995, when I moved to Panama.
A Little About My Best Friend:
Snowie came into my life when I was 4 years old. We had just moved from England to Panama so things were kind of scary and new for me. So, I’d done what I always did… Retreated into my shell. I remember it was a really hot day and my parents wanted me to make friends. So, we went to a park to meet a family my parents knew from their volunteer work. They had two daughters and one of them handed me this pink and white chubby teddy bear with a bell in its head. This was their “welcome to a new country don’t be scared” present for me.
I got HEAVILY attached to her and she became… Snowie! I took Snowie everywhere. I played with her in so many different scenarios. Some days she was a nurse fixing my other stuffed animals problems, other days she was a keen detective on the heels of the Cookie Burglar! We did everything together. My family would join in and we’d play games of “Where’s Snowie?!”. We would hide her in all kinds of places around the house – I think the best one was where she was gone for 2 whole days when my mum had managed to fit her into an empty Pringles tube!
I kept Snowie even when her bell stopped ringing, through growing out of my other toys, through moving back to England. Why? Because she came to me at a difficult time in my life and I’d love to be able to pass her on to my own kids someday… And play more rounds of “Where’s Snowie?!”.