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TESTIMONIALS

May 2020

Wow, what an amazing super fast service. I ordered Friday and arrived Saturday. I am delighted with my beautiful Charlie Year bear. Its gorgeous little face peeping out of the box really made me smile. I will certainly be back. Thank you so much for an amazing service. 

Gill - Livingstone (Charlie Bears 2020)


May 2020

My family bought us a surprise present, which came in the beautiful form of Marisa. We would highly recommend this gorgeous bear to any hug family, as she has the most adorable face.

Elise & Andrew - Scotland (Charlie Bears Marisa)


May 2020

Just to say that I received Orchard yesterday, safely and beautifully packed and she is lovely! Thank you:) 

Carole  Epsom (Minimo Orchard)


April 2020

Thank you very much for sending the extremely cute Jump rabbit so quickly and beautifully packaged. I could hardly believe my eyes when she arrived less than 24 hours after placing the order. She is a present to me for my birthday at the beginning of May so slightly ahead of schedule. 

Jump is settling in very well with the large number of bears, rabbits, and other furry friends who occupy most rooms in our house. They are great company for me and my husband during the current situation. Our furry friends are always cheerful and good for a hug when times are tough.

Please stay safe and well and keep sending out a hug in a box to brighten the days and provide comfort at night for everyone in lockdown.

Lesley - Wiltshire (Charlie Bears Jump)


April 2020

Thanks for excellent and really quick delivery of the bear which I purchased Monday and was delivered Wednesday. My daughter has added it to her collection and loves him.

Paul - Stourbridge (Goody Two Shoes)


April 2020

Wow, 24 hours and 26 mins and Denny has arrived an amazing bear (face is so sweet) think I may have lost him to my daughter. You are doing a fantastic job in these uncertain times and keeping us all smiling with news letters etc, will be back with you soon.

Stuart - Nottingham (Charlie Bears Denny)


April 2020

I just wanted to write you a little review, today my mum received her Shani Charlie bear that I purchased for her as a surprise present. To say she was thrilled with her is an understatement, she is absolutely besotted with her and Shani has already been sat pride of place on her bed. In my mum's own words "She is a princess & of all the Charlie Bears out there she is the most beautiful!". It's a difficult time for everyone at the minute with the Covid19 pandemic, but these bears bring us such joy & brighten the homes they are brought in to. Thank you so much for your fantastic 5 star service, and speedy delivery, you are a fantastic stockist and I'll definitely order from you again. 

Olivia - Gosport (Charlie Bears Shani)


April 2020

Thanks so much for Helter Skelter, Cotton Candy and Miss Marple. Super packaging and fast delivery. A++++ service as usual. Miss Marple is for my Mum, but I am impressed with her I have now pre-ordered her for myself.

Sarah - St Austell (Various Charlie Bears)


April 2020

What service. SHANI arrived this morning. THANK YOU. I am so very glad I ordered her she is lovely. Really cuddlesome. Just what we need right now.

Ann - Ross-shire (Charlie Bears Shani)


April 2020

OMG only got your email yesterday & Bryce arrived NOW!! He is gorgeous. So snug in his bed which you made so comfy for his journey home. Thank you sooo much. You’re the dream team. Stay safe x

Noreen - Bridlington (Charlie Bears Bryce)


April 2020

I have purchased many items from yourself for my wife. We would like to thank you so very much for the excellent service that you consistently provide.

Michael - New Zealand (Various items)


April 2020

Just to let you know Speedy arrived today, over the moon with him, lovely features, thanks so much. 

Sally - Norfolk (Charlie Bears Speedy)


April 2020

Just wanted to thank you have received Shrimpy this morning, very cute. Beautifully packed as always. I cannot believe Shrimpy arrived in under 24 hours from placing the order in the present situation. Has already joined some friends in one of the display cabinets. 

Lynn - Berkshire (Charlie Bears Shrimpy)


April 2020

Thank you for the gorgeous Moonmin who arrived safely and very comfortably today. Excellent service once again from Corfe Bears. Stay safe everybody need to visit again when we are freed.

Janet - Gloucestershire (Charlie Bears Moonmin)


April 2020

Just wanted to say a big thank you to you all for my Charlie Bear 2020 which I received this morning. I’m so grateful to you for your fast service unbelievable in these current circumstances. The bear is absolutely gorgeous such a beautiful face I’m so thrilled with her.

Beverley - Hempstead (Charlie Bears Year Bear 2020)


April 2020

I would recommend Corfe Bears, not just for their ground breaking customer service, but their pleasant manner and communication skills. Going above and beyond, for the owner to call me personally to talk through my mix up with ordering 1 bear 3 times, through my PTSD anxiety issues. I felt like I had made a new friend. This kind of service is rare to find. All bears arrived beautifully wrapped and no issues.

Lorraine - Lancashire (Charlie Bears Angelica)


April 2020

Just to let you know Miss Marple has arrived safely today - very soft cuddly bear. Thanks for your superb service and keeping working to get the bears to us.

Sandra - Essex (Charlie Bears Miss Marple)


April 2020

Imogen received her Charlie Bears Jump Bunny earlier today. Imogen is very pleased and loves her Bunny. Thank you for your wonderful service and kindness.

Elaine - (Charlie Bears Jump)


April 2020 

Received one Miss Marple and she is really lovely, so glad I bought her.

Judy - Bournemouth (Charlie Bears Miss Marple)


April 2020

Just to let you know Miss Marple has arrived safely today. Very soft cuddly bear with a special birthday 29.2.2020. Thanks for your superb service and keeping working to get the bear to us.

Sandra - Essex (Charlie Bears Miss Marple)  


April 2020

Slow Coach arrived today. What an adorable turtle! Love him. Thank you very much for fast and well packed delivery to Germany. 

Sabine - Germany (Charlie Bears Slow Coach)


March 2020

I just wanted to say thank you very much for the parcel which arrived safely and very well packed and very quickly. Good Two Shoes is gorgeous, I love her. She has taken centre place in my expanding hug. Thank you once again for a very easy and successful transaction. As always it has been a pleasure to deal with.

Carolyn - Wimborne (Charlie Bears Goody Two Shoes)



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MAY
30

Corfe Bears Newsletter 30th May 2020

BEARS TO LOOK FORWARD TO 

We have lots of bears and animals that are due to arrive between now and Christmas, so you can pre-order them now, giving you time to save up for them. I write all of the detailed descriptions for each bear and on this, you will also see the anticipated time of arrival within the year - shown as QUARTER 1, 2, 3 or 4

QUARTER 1: JAN-MAR
QUARTER 2: APR-JUN
QUARTER 3: JUL-SEPT
QUARTER 4: OCT-DEC

LOLLYGAG - Sloth

Kirsteen, from Aberdeen has just received 3 new bears, one of which is LOLLYGAG. She said:-
“Just to let you know that the bears have just arrived. I took Lollygag out, gave him a snuggle, sat him on my bed and he promptly fell over and started snoring! He then decided that he needed to get his photo taken in the sun. It was too hot for him though - not something I would expect to say in Aberdeen in May! Sadly, he didn’t do any weeding for me. I will have to work on this. I hope Shenanigans is behaving and not making a mess in the kitchen - he looks even cuter in his apron and chefs hat.”

I can report that the Corfe Shenanigans is currently on his best behaviour, as he needs to stay in my good books, because he is desperate to do some baking, wearing his new apron and hat…. so watch this space. I need to get my work up straight first and then we can have a baking session!!

Serena, from Nottinghamshire also loves her Lollygag:-

“Lollygag has arrived safely. Wasn’t sure whether or not I would take to him with his claws but OMG you have sent me the most perfect one, his face is amazing Thank you so much”

Lollygag has also travelled to his new home in Germany. Uta says:-

“When I woke up this morning my first thought was, this would be a perfect day for a new bear.  And what happened? At noon I found a parcel at my door, I immediately opened it and there was LOLLYGAG!!! What a marvellous bear, wonderful fur, and these large claws! In no time at all he was digging in my flower pot and made a mess, see for yourself. But I can’t be angry with him, not with this look he gives you. Thank you for wrapping him up so carefully, and sending him here so fast. Thank you again for all the wonderful daily mails! I appreciate that so much.”

RICHARD IS RE-AVAILABLE!!!

We now have 1 RICHARD IN STOCK

Be quick if you would like him!!!

DEDICATION TO CARERS!!! …. and a THANK YOU TO MY MUM!!

We would like to say a “BIG THANK YOU” to all of the wonderful people who are full or part-time carers. You provide amazing support and help to your relation/friend, etc and they wouldn’t be able to manage without you!

My Dad had MS for 30 years and so my Mum and I know only too well all of the work included, which is very tiring and stressful! My Dad sadly passed away 20 years ago, just before my daughter, Jade was born. Jade is in the picture, with Mum…. spot me in the top corner!!! My Mum was a tower of strength for him and nothing was too much trouble. She nearly always had a smile and hardly ever moaned, but we know that things can get on top of you sometimes and you just need a short break or a hug to be able to carry on. My Dad, like others, would sometimes take his pain and frustration out on my Mum, so sometimes it seemed that she wasn’t being appreciated, which can be hard to take when you are tired, but believe me, my Dad or your relation does appreciate everything you do… so please carry on with your good work….. you are all saints!!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!!

Carrie sent us this email:-

“Thank you for all your wonderful emails. Unfortunately I have no way of sending you photos, but decided to count my bears yesterday… or try to count them. I couldn’t believe it, I have over 200 and that doesn’t include Skyfall or the 4 Muskateers and all my little bears! I am my husbands carer and my bear family helps to keep me sane.”

Bears really do provide comfort for people in a lot of different ways and so this is why we love selling bears and being involved with them, as it is more than “just a sale” to us, as we know they help a lot of people, which is wonderful!!!

So on that note, I will say bye for now…….

Happy Browsing!!

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Filed under: Corfe Bears News — corfebears @ 9:10 am
MAY
29

Corfe Bears Newsletter 29th May 2020


29th MAY…… 

IT’S A SPECIAL DAY!!

It is a special day for 2 of our lovely customers:-

Linda, from Birmingham is 70 TODAY!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

We recently featured a story from Linda in one of our newsletters…… Her Mum liked to be known as Bessie or Bess and so Linda bought her the Charlie Bears Bessie for her 100th Birthday. Very sadly, her Mum passed away, at the age of 101 and Linda now has this very special Bessie bear, who sits cuddling her namesake Charlie Bear “Linda.”

Linda has now sent us this update and she says:-

“I am 70 tomorrow the 29th May and so I bought myself Aldwyn as I know my mom would have wanted me to have him from her on my special birthday. He is sitting with the mug I always used at her house for all the numerous cups of tea we had together. Thank you for your lovely emails, so cheerful during such an awful and lonely time. I love all my bears, what a pleasure it is to speak to such a lovely family. Thank you.”

We are glad that Linda has now got another memorable bear and it goes to show that bears can be a comforting reminder of the special people in our lives and can give lots of welcoming cuddles too!
ALDWYN has been going to lots of new homes recently and there are a lot of happy new owners out there. If you would like one of your own, please click on his name.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A PATIENT LADY

We would like to say “Happy Birthday” to Katherine from Kildare, Ireland. She received her SHENANIGANS from us on the 20th May, but hasn’t been allowed to have him until her birthday today. So I expect she is having fun with him, as I expect he is full of energy after being cooped up in the box for so long…. it’s a good job he had a comfy bed, thanks to Stace’s great packing skills!!
Katherine said she will send us some photos…. so watch this space….

SENDING SURPRISES!!

Jean, from Kirkby Stephen is a “customer” of ours, but we don’t think of her as that…. she is our friend, which is what we consider you all to be. Anyway, she asked if we could send WANDA out to her friend Jools, (who is also a friend of ours)…. she needed cheering up, after her beloved cat had just passed away. So we sent him flying off to her, with Jeans message in a card and WANDA did the trick and made Jools happy. Jean emailed us and said:-

“Thank you so much for sending WANDA to Jools, she was over the moon with it. What a perfect way to send gifts.”

And here is the photo that Jools sent to Jean, together with her message.

If you would like WANDA
we now only have 1 left!!!

If you would like to cheer someone up/give them a “missing you” pressie, or send a present for a special occasion, we can include a personalised message - so just contact us with the details.
Nicola, from Chelmsford has a very happy son….
“Just wanted to say a big thank you for the excellent service I received in purchasing a Charlie 2020 year bear from you for my son’s birthday. He opened it yesterday and he loves it! He said to thank you for letting me know when you had more stock as he didn’t think he was going to get one.
Beautifully packaged and delivered really quickly. This is the second time I have ordered from you and will definitely do so again.  We will also look forward to visiting you in person as soon as we can go on holiday again!”

This is the Charlie 2020 Plush Year Bear that Nicola purchased. This is a very collectable bear and she is IN STOCK NOW!

And finally, we finish with a lovely message from Kate, in Stoke-on-Trent.

“Hi all, I just wanted to say thank you for your daily emails, they have been the highlight of my day for the last few months. I’ve been off work for 2 months due to Covid-19 and having your emails to look forward to each day has been my little ray of light. I’m excited for my bears from Q3 to come and join my hug.
Keep up the good work.”
I am glad you are all enjoying these newsletters and I will do my best to send one each day, but there may be the odd occasion when this isn’t possible, due to the high amount of work we have. Thank you to everyone for sending in all of your lovely emails and photos - I would love to reply personally to them all, but I am just running out of time. However, I do read all of them and will try to include as many as I can in a newsletter at some point.

On that note, I will say bye for now……

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Filed under: Corfe Bears News — corfebears @ 9:07 am
MAY
28

Corfe Bears Newsletter 28th May 2020

WHO’S A CLEVER GIRL!!

We start the newsletter today, with a very moving bear story from Henley, in Leicestershire:-

“You have been posting images and stories in your e-mails out and I was wondering if you could please use mine? You see I lost my Mum to cancer only a year ago and my bears are her spirit that hold me tight and surround me with love. My story so far is untold and only my Dad and I really have heard it. I would love for others to hear it and see the power of love a Charlie Bear has to offer. All the pictured bears are in one room, my bedroom. There’s about 160 of them and I have another 40/50 not shown too. I look at their little faces and I am instantly overwhelmed with joy. I hope my story can inspire many to buy a Charlie Bear or more. The ability to hold a soft bear in my hands and tell it my upsets takes them away and I can carry on with my day then.”

Monday 25th May was a very emotional day for Henley, as it was the 1st Anniversary of her Mum’s passing and I sent her a BIG VIRTUAL HUG and I’m sure you do too!! Henley is not alone in finding comfort in the magic of a bear, as I am sure a lot of you will know!!
Here are some photos of the bears in Henleys room - there are just a few……..

“Shenanigan’s hiding on my door with his new friends. You can just see his hat and top of his head. I have been a collector for nearly 4 years and every one of my 200 bears has its own unique story to go with it. Luckily they already have a name!”

Now, onto a lighter & happier note….

Our Corfe SHENANIGANS was very excited to hear that a package had arrived for him….. “What is it? What is it?” he cried excitedly.
Well….. guess what it was??………

AN APRON!!!!!

COMPLETE WITH A TIE!!!
(And little pocket)

CLOSE YOUR EYES FOR THE NEXT SURPRISE…

AND A CHEFS HAT!!

WOW!!

AND…… SOME HOMEMADE COOKING UTENSILS whisk/spoon/tongs/rolling pin!

NOW HE IS ALL SET FOR HIS NEXT COOKING SESSION…. I WONDER WHAT HE WILL MAKE???

Watch this space!!

NOW, WHO IS THE CLEVER GIRL TO MAKE THIS WONDERFUL SET???
………. HENLEY!!!!! (As featured above)
Shenanigans thanks you very much and I also want to thank you too….. because Henley also handmade a lovely surprise present for me!

Here is Shenanigans giving it to me.

Isn’t it great!!

THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!! XXX

Here are some photos that Henley has sent during her creative process…. assisted by her Shenanigans, who was also the perfect model, to get the size right and she was also helped by her two dogs… MIPPET and LOTTIE!!

FINDING THE MATERIAL…
THIS LOOKS PERFECT!!
I’m told the Corfe Shenanigans is quite “BAAR…. MY”, so this will suit him.

MEASURING UP        CUTTING TO SIZE         SEWING UP
MAKING THE TIE               GETTING TIED UP            GETTING SOME HELP
(oh! Wrong hat!)
I need to make a chefs hat!!

CLEVER ME!!

…..  & HENLEY….
+ MIPPET & LOTTIE who had fun with the cardboard tube!!

UNTIL TOMORROW!!!

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Filed under: Corfe Bears News — corfebears @ 9:04 am
MAY
27

Corfe Bears Newsletter 27th May 2020


IT’S BEEN “PANDAMONIUM” HERE!!

PHEW!! It has been very busy here and so we didn’t get chance to send you a newsletter yesterday….. I was very torn, as I know how you are all loving them, but there just weren’t enough hours in the day and so I made the hard decision that work had to come first!

The newsletter on Monday was called “SHOPPING CONFUSION” (with Cotton Candy & Soda Pop) and I seem to be going more and more mad by the minute, so I sometimes wonder if people will understand what I mean and get my weird sense of humour.

Well… you did seem to like and understand it, judging by the comments that I received, so that’s good!

Here are a few of them:-

Christine, from Preston says: “Your ‘Shopping Confusion’ is hilarious - well done, you are a very talented lady. And so are your bears!! I do so admire how you compile your daily newsletter bringing people with a love of bears together in these extraordinary times and I really hope your company continues to thrive and one day I can come and visit you in your lovely shop.”
Susan, from Flintshire says: “Another brilliant anecdote from you, it certainly keeps a smile on the faces of all those who are isolated, keep up the good work xx”
Nina, from Wiltshire says: “Loved your update, I can’t stop smiling. Thank you and look after each other.”
We would like to say “Happy belated Birthday” to Kirsteen, from Aberdeen, who’s birthday was yesterday. She said she loved ‘Shopping Confusion’ and thought that Shenanigans must have been helping them!! Then she went on to say… “I dread what to think what Shenanigans gets up to, once he has his apron, etc. There will be no stopping him. You’ll need to keep a close eye on him!”

If you have been following our newsletters for a while, you will know what she means, but if you haven’t, SHENANIGANS is our resident bear, who is a real cheeky chappie, who gets up to a lot of mischief. He did some baking recently and here is a reminder.

Well, he was really desperate for an apron and perhaps a chefs hat, so I asked if anyone would like to make one for him.

WELL… GUESS WHAT??… his wish came true and all will be revealed soon…

Another little package has arrived for him today, but it is at our Bearhouse, where Stace sends all of the bears out, so Shenanigans has got to wait to see this one later.

Do you recognise your writing? …. a special thanks will be on their way to you soon.

If you are already making an apron and/or hat or thinking of making one, please still do it, as all aprons will be worn in future baking sessions and will be featured in the newsletter!

Please send to:-
C/O Shenanigans
CORFE BEARS, UNIT 7
VICTORIA AVE IND EST
SWANAGE
DORSET
BH19 1AU

HOT OFF THE PRESS!!!
2 NEW ARRIVALS……
Talking of pandemonium, there really will be panda MONIUM now, as a very popular panda called MONIUM has been re-released in a smaller size, called ANNIVERSARY MONIUM and we also have ANNIVERSARY SHADES, which is a smaller version of SHADES, from 2010. These were made for Charlie Bear signing events, that were due to take place in 2020, but these have had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
They are both £65 and are 30cm in size.
IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE: We only have a VERY SMALL AMOUNT of these, so please order online and it will be first come, first served. If you try and phone or email us, it could be too late, so online orders will be better for you. As soon as they sell out, we will move them to our retired section, as at this stage, we are not able to get more and are not putting people onto a reserve list. Therefore, we would politely ask that if you have missed out on them, please do not contact us to go on a reserve list or ask when we are getting more, etc. Thank you.
Claire, from Sheffield has just received her Anniversary Shades and says he has arrived safe and well, but isn’t happy at the moment and not impressed, as Claire has asked him to help with her study session on AAT Management.
His expression says it all, as he seems to be baffled and wonders how he is expected to work out “first in, first out” (FIFO) or other calculations, such as “how much contribution per unit?” Are you baffled as well??….. you’re probably not the only one!! Claire will have to take a break from her studies and join the bears in a play session, as I think Anniversary Shades will prefer that!!

And finally….. Jacquie, from Kent was waiting for her new Charlie Bear PILOT PETE to arrive. Here is an image from him, so you can now picture the scene, as she tells her story…..

“Dear All, l don’t know about shopping confusions! But we were a little confused at the arrival of Pilot Pete. He was expected, but not quite in the way he arrived. Enjoying a cuppa one afternoon we heard the sounds of a helicopter flying over and a few seconds later a beary “tally ho!” was heard and something flew past the window and landed on the lawn (just missing the magnolia tree). Charlie Bears Dick and Heather were taking an afternoon stroll and rushed over and found Pete laying on his back with his parachute over his face. It turned out that Pete, before he left either your depot or the post office, had heard that a couple of his mates in the air ambulance were flying over this way, so he pulled in a favour and got them to drop him off. After a brush down and a sticky bun to revive him he was fine and would like to apologise to Stace after making him so comfortable for his journey only to leave a broken open box behind with no word where he had gone! So thank you everyone and he has been telling all the other bears of his piloting exploits. Keep up the good work, l know all the bears love you and l am looking forward to receiving Dave when he arrives. Stay safe.”
Well, this certainly was a delivery with a difference!! I am glad by bears (and my imagination) are not alone in doing crazy things… so all of you mad bear lovers out there… get your thinking cap on and plan some crazy adventures with your bears!!

P.S. PILOT PETE STOCK ALERT - ONLY 1 LEFT!!

Click HERE to buy!! Hopefully he will arrive at your home in a more dignified manner!!

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Filed under: Corfe Bears News — corfebears @ 9:00 am
MAY
25

Corfe Bears Newsletter 25th May 2020


SHOPPING CONFUSION

I am shielding and can’t go out, so I asked the bears to help me with some shopping…..

I fancied a bit of a treat, after working such long hours, so I asked COTTON CANDY to get me some

COTTON CANDY!!
Also known as candy floss.
….. it didn’t go too well…..

This is what I got….

Oh dear!!!! Bless him….. good try and the thought was there!

I was feeling thirsty, after speaking to lots of my lovely customers all day (and you know how I like to natter!), so I asked SODA POP to get me some…..
SODA POP! (A fizzy drink)
This is what I got…..
Good job I like water….. there’s plenty in the tap!!!

I was going to work through the night, to catch up with all of my work, so wanted a snack to keep me going… so I asked COTTON CANDY and SODA POP to make me some….

If you haven’t heard of this, it is a processed cheese sauce or spread - usually found in America.

This is what they made….

Look in the bowl carefully….

I’m sure the Charlie Bear CHEESE WHIZZwould have known what I wanted. I guess I will have to wait until quarter 3, when she is due to arrive and I’m sure she won’t get in a whizz and tizz with the shopping!

Click on the name to pre-order!

So if you want to treat yourself to some COTTON CANDY and
SODA POP you can click on their name, as they are in stock now and this will “POP” them into your shopping trolley!

Stace is an expert personal shopping packer and so they will arrive in perfect condition!
We have already included some Cotton Candy reviews in previous newsletters, so here are a couple of happy customers, who have just received SODA POP.

Sue, from Romsey says:-
“I just wanted to drop you a few lines to thank you so much for the service that I have received. ‘Soda Pop’  was delivered by the ‘Royal Mail’ on Thursday. I was so impressed with the attention to detail to make sure that my beautiful bear arrived safely. He is absolutely gorgeous. Going back a few years now, in fact on 08/03/14 (my birthday) I remember my husband and I taking a day trip to Swanage and we actually visited your shop. Even better he bought me my first bear called ‘Blackberry’ as a birthday present. I have recently retired and part of my present was another bear called ‘Alyssa’. Since then the bear collection has started to grow and it is quite by chance that I stumbled across your website. So pleased that I did, now that I have found you I will not be purchasing from anywhere else. I already have another 4 bears on pre-order.”

Yvonne, from Nottinghamshire:-
“Thank you, I received Soda Pop today, beautiful”

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Filed under: Corfe Bears News — corfebears @ 8:57 am
MAY
23

Corfe Bears Newsletter 23rd May 2020

GRRRRREAT NEWS!!!!

KONIG THE TIGER IS NOW AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER!!!

Konig is one of the most popular bears….. well actually tiger…. in the 2020 Collection and when he first arrived, after fulfilling all pre-orders, the spare stock sold straight away!!!

A lot of people wanted him and were very disappointed that he was not available, so if you would like him, then pre-order QUICKLY, to ensure that you will be guaranteed of getting him.

Sally, from Middlesex was one of the lucky people to get him and as you can see from her comments, she thinks he is grrrrreat!!!!


“My Konig arrived this morning - very fast delivery! When I opened the box and took him out, he just took my breath away!
Wow - what a fabulous tiger!
His colouring and fur are beautiful, and his expression seems to say that he will take care of me (he gives great hugs!)
If there is one big bear that you should consider buying this year, it is Konig!
Thank you all so much for your fantastic service and hard work.
I really enjoy the daily emails - they really cheer me up!”
He really has been a ROARING success, as you will see from all of these comments from his lucky owners:-
Michaela, from Bristol says:-

“Thank you so much for sending Konig to me. He was beautifully packaged. He is adorable! I won’t hesitate to use you guys in the future and will be recommending you to others. I am keeping a close eye on your website! “

Donna, from North Ayreshire sent this fantastic photo and says:-

“Just to say, thanks for sending Konig - he is an absolutely beautiful bear, (tiger) who has been greatly admired and settled in well. Thanks also for the daily newsletter updates, which are a nice addition to my day. Keep safe and sending bear hugs.”

Dora, from Gloucester is delighted with him….. and also with RODDERS - cat, who is also available to pre-order.

“Hello, AND oh my, KONIG!!!!! He is truly magnificent. What a face. Thank you for sending him and his little pussy cat friend Rodders so promptly. Rodders is such a sad little cat, he needs  a lot of cuddles. But, Konig the tiger is the best, such personality. Thank you very much.”

And one final comment, from Nicola, in Boston:-
“Hi, I would just like to say thank you for the quick delivery of the fabulous Konig, love him x”
We have more amazing reviews of Konig, but we think you now get the picture and realise just how great he is…. so you  have been warned
….
PRE-ORDER QUICKLY!!!
That’s it for today, as we still have a lot to do!! Please bear with us… this recent delivery was very big and we are still working through it, along with everything else, so we will be in touch as soon as we can…. PHEW!!!
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Filed under: Corfe Bears News — corfebears @ 5:52 am
MAY
22

Corfe Bears Newsletter 22nd May 2020


BETTER LATE, THAN NEVER….
well… a day late!!

I see that some of you missed my daily newsletter yesterday, so sorry about that. We received a very big delivery on Wednesday, with lots of pre-orders to contact and send out, so we had to concentrate on that, as I don’t like to keep people waiting for their bears…. so it was all in a good cause.

We still haven’t finished contacting everyone yet, despite literally working round the clock, so please bear with us, we haven’t forgotten you and will be in touch soon.

We also have a lot of other things to do, so need to catch up with that too, so here’s your newsletter for today, as we didn’t want to miss another day.

Helen, from Dunblane has just received Roulade and says:-

“First of all, I want to thank you for your daily emails. I’m on the shielded list and have not been out of the house since 14th March, so I get comfort from the communication. Now to the best part, as I received Roulade today and I really cannot believe how quickly he got here. Once again, it’s a very big THANK YOU for your much valued service. I’m not very good with modern technology, but I’m going to try and send a photo.”

Well, Helen did manage to send one and here he is………

She says “Just love him xxxxx”

Roulade is so popular, that we have sold out all the ones we had in stock already, but don’t panic….. we have more to come, so you can pre-order him HERE.

MORE HAPPY CUSTOMERS…….

Liz, from Sutton Coldfield says:-
“Well, I say thumbs up and thanks to you all for keeping our adorable, lovable and just cannot do without “bears” very much in the forefront of our minds……. very welcome emails, as they are a desperately needed change from the gardening and housework, as my kids, like birds, have flown the nest!!
So Cheers and and thank you…
Georgina, from Wigtownshire sent us this email on Wednesday at 12:22pm:-
“Hi loving these news letters from yourself, keeping everyone going. Thought I would send you a pic of some of my pandas, Karl is waiting for his girlfriend Kelly, which I ordered yesterday for my birthday
He is waiting”
Then, 15 minutes later, we received another email:-

“Hi - update: ordered yesterday “wow” just came today, so pleased”

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGINA!!

KELLY IS IN STOCK NOW… if you would like one of your own

Joan, from Essex loves our newsletters…..

“Loving your regular emails - especially the tales of Shenanigans!!! Thank you for all that you are doing to keep spirits up. I hope you are all well and enjoying the weather. Looking forward to receiving Dragonfly. Take care and sending you all big bear hugs and virtual kisses

That’s it for today…. I must get back to “work” now!!!!
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MAY
20

Corfe Bears Newsletter 20th May 2020

HOT OFF THE PRESS!!

EXCITING NEWS…..
We have a big delivery of Charlie Bears arriving today and are currently in the process of contacting all of the people who have placed pre-orders on these bears…. so if you haven’t heard from us already “bear” with us…. we will be in contact soon.
BEARS AVAILABLE
After fulfilling all pre-orders, we are pleased to say that the following bears are available for you to buy…. but be warned….. some quantities are very low, BUT if you have missed the one that you wanted, we have more to follow of most
(but not all)….. so first come, first served!!

This cute little mouse has taupe fur, that has lots of brown and cream tipping, but it has been shaved at her elbow changing the fur colour to taupe and this shows off her lower arms, which are bent. The lower legs have also been shaved and show her padded and stitched paws. Her chest and muzzle are caramel and this is also on the inside of her big ears. No mouse would be complete without a tail and she has a lovely long one!

Roulades can be savoury or sweet and the Charlie Bears Roulade is both….. he is savoury,as he is cheese roulade and if you take a look at him, you will see that he is very “sweet!!”

Here is another mouse…… CHIVES….. an ideal partner for ROULADE, as chives are one of the ingredients in a cheese roulade, so they go together perfectly…….

Chives is made from short-pile, blue/grey mohair fur, which is quite sparse and show the yellow backing material, giving a greenish hue. Lighter fur has been used on his muzzle and on the ends of his yellow stitched paws. He has all of the typical mouse features such as a long, tapered muzzle, small pink hand-stitched nose and mouth, tickly whiskers, small dark eyes and a long tail.

Christine, from Preston will be pleased to hear that she will be getting a new arrival soon…..
“I look forward to receiving Roulade, as he looks adorable with his lovely little face. I do have several of the mice that Charlie Bears have done, but most of them are quite small. The boys love them, but they are not as cuddly as the bears. However, they are extremely well made, with such attention to detail and it is that what attracted me to the collection in the first place.”
PRAIRIE has arrived and joins LEA & ORCHARD, so this beautiful trio of rabbits are now complete and they are all in stock now!!

PRAIRIE has light mohair fur, which is sparse in places, enabling the rich golden backing material to show. Her tummy and muzzle are made from luxurious white alpaca fur, which will be lovely to stroke and her small pink hand-stitched nose and mouth and dark eyes, with white underneath give her the cute factor. She has all the typical rabbit features, including long, floppy ears, tickly whiskers and fluffy tail.  She wears a pale pink organza bow, together with a round beaded pendant. What move can you ask for….. she has it all!

ORCHARD & LEA

Click on their name for the full description

Another cute Minimo has also arrived………

PEARL GREY

The Minimo Pearl Grey is an adorable mouse, made from the finest grey wool on the head, arms and legs. She has a little pink hand-stitched nose and mouth, dark eyes, light grey paw pads and the little ears have got some airbrushing for definition.

And…. HOT OFF THE PRESS….. her partner JASMINE, is now re-available to pre-order!! …… which will make some of you very happy, as all were pre-ordered and we couldn’t get more…. until now. BUT….. the amount available is limited, so be quick! This may be your last chance to get the pair!

MAKING AN IMPRESSION!!!

Do you want a bear that stands out from the crowd?
If yes…. then look at BERWIN…. an amazing panda, who is 34″ 86cm in size, so he will certainly be a talking point in any collection.

His eyes have the black panda markings, with white underneath & his hand-stitched nose & mouth are also black. The paw pads are sculpted & stitched & the checked neckerchief finishes him off nicely. The name Berwin means “bright friend” or “blessing” & so this sizeable bear will look great sitting on a chair or bed & it will be a blessing to have such a bright, happy chap in your hug!

There are 2 other bears of the same size, have a look at ALDWYN, who is
IN STOCK NOW and BARRET, who is available to pre-order.
Jean from Cumbria has just received GRANDFATHER OF THE MOUNTAINS, who is in stock now and is very pleased with him and she has also sent us this great photo. She says:-

“Wow he’s a handsome bear thank you so much. Totally brilliant I always know if my husband likes him he’s perfect. I showed him lots of pictures of this bear but he thought this was the one, and he doesn’t do bears. So pleased with him. Thank you so much. Looking forward to the next in this set.”

WELL…. she doesn’t have to wait any longer, as FATHER OF THE FORESThas just arrived…. BUT we only have a couple spare after fulfilling all outstanding pre-orders, so if you miss out this time, then don’t worry, we have more to come, so you can pre-order.

The third bear in the set is LORD OF THE ARCTIC - and as the name suggests, he is a polar bear!!

Available to pre-order now.

And finally….. we have received our last stock of RACHEL

Rachel has an endearing face that will pull on your heart strings. Her amber pupil eyes peep out from the long, shaggy, cream and brown fur, that has a great feathered effect and long guard hairs give a whispy look.  The light colouring of the prominent muzzle make a great contrast and shows off the bold two-tone hand-stitched nose and mouth.  She has great big feet and soft, pale stitched and sculpted paw pads, famously known as “tickly toes!” and she is finished off rather smartly, with a big organza bow.
Emma, from Slough received hers last week and sent us a photo of her, just before she went on her run….

“Arrived already!! But I’m off for my run so I’ve left her in very capable hands!

Thank you so much for such lovely speedy service :-)”

PLEASE NOTE - There won’t be a newsletter tomorrow, as we are still busy dealing with this big delivery.



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MAY
19

Corfe Bears Newsletter 19th May 2020


A HELPING HAND….. or is it??

Last week, I gave myself an hour off and decided to do some baking…. after all, everyone else is! Who would have thought we would hear there is a flour shortage!!

So, here we go for my first attempt at double chocolate muffins….. then I got distracted with a phone call for about 10 minutes.

Suddenly, I could hear a lot of banging and crashing coming from the kitchen and look what sight greeted me……..

OH MY GOSH… SHENANIGANS HAS ALREADY STARTED!!!!!
(Shenanigans speaking in
red - Hayley speaking in green)

“THIS BOWL IS TOO BIG FOR ME!”

“That is my bowl….. you need a smaller cooking set!”

“OH SHENANIGANS….. I SAID WEIGHT THE FLOUR…. NOT YOURSELF!!”

Puts a new perspective to the word “self raising”

For the record, Shenanigans
(and spoon) weighs 11oz!

“WHAT A MESS!!”

“Whoops, the flour is on my nose!…..
I’m going to sneeze…. ATTCHOOOO!”

“MORE MESS……
What an eggstravaganza!”
“Where’s my cap?”

He was sooo eggscited, he put the egg shell on his head instead…..
and look where his cap is……

“Can I lick the spoon??”


READY FOR THE OVEN

“I want mini muffins”

A bit of a mess on the tin, but he did quite well - a few were more filled up than others.

COOKED!!!
As you can see, he had a few ups and downs along the way, including the muffin sizes!!

“YUM!!!!”

“I’M STUFFED!!!!!”

NOT BAD FOR THE FIRST TRY….. and they were delicious, with some runny chocolate inside as well!!

CAN YOU HELP SHENANIGANS?

While I was making my muffins, I had a little stowaway in my apron!!

Shenanigans really wants an apron of his own, but as you can see, this is too big for him!!

SO…… calling any budding seamstresses out there….. YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!!!!

Can you make a little apron for him?

He wants to do more cooking and we will feature aprons sent in future newsletters!

…. and he is now being really cheeky and pushing his luck…………….

………. He would also like a chefs hat, as he doesn’t want to get his cap dirty!

Any aprons and/or caps will be vey gratefully received and can be sent to our “Bearhouse”, as the shop is currently closed:-

C/O “SHENANIGANS”
CORFE BEARS
UNIT 7, THE SIDINGS
VICTORIA AVE IND EST
SWANAGE
DORSET
BH19 1AU

P.S - If you want to make one and are isolating, so can’t get out to post it, then please call me on 01929 426827.

Shenanigans is now getting very excited…
so no pressure!!! REALLY! Ha! Ha!

Kirsteen, from Aberdeen has just recently ordered SHENANIGANS

“I have finally succumbed and pre-ordered Shenanigans, oh dear. My furry critters informed me I had to!”

If you would like one of your own, then pre-order HERE. He is a great price, at £35, especially as he is a Limited Edition bear!

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MAY
18

Corfe Bears Newsletter 18th May 2020

FAMILIAR FACES

Thank you for sending in all of your lovely emails, photos and bear stories - they are all amazing!

I have been trying my best to reply to each person individually, but I am struggling to keep up with everything, therefore, if you haven’t heard from me after sending anything, then please can I say “THANK YOU” here and I will do my best to feature your comments/photos in a future newsletter. PHEW!!!

On Friday 15th, I was just about to send our newsletter at 4:55pm, which was a later time than usual and we got an email from Janet:-
“Hope everything is okay your end?…. missing your daily email today’

I replied:-
“I had a chuckle when I saw you were wondering where the newsletter was yesterday….. at least I know you must be looking forward to getting them and was feeling disappointed when one hadn’t arrived… I must be doing something right then Ha! Ha!”

Well….. we didn’t send one yesterday, as Stace and I took a few rare hours off in the afternoon and went for a lovely walk, so I ran out of time to finish it.
Here are a few photos from our walk to share with you:-


…………… and

We hope the “DOWN ON THR FARM” tractor is better than this one!!!

David & Jo had their 51st Wedding Anniversary on Friday 15th May and Jo wrote the following email to me, after she had read my daily newsletter, which featured Little Miss Muffet, Incy Wincy Spider & Shenanigans
(Look on our home page to see this if you have missed it - scroll back to the 15th - it’s quite funny!)
“Just loved this story and was still laughing about it (and thinking I must do something about my own cobwebs) when the postman knocked. Have known him for years and he is a good friend! ”Oh hello” said he “could you just take this parcel in for next door?” “Certainly” I replied and took it gingerly! As he walked away, I noticed him and “the man from the shed” winking at each other. Strange I thought! But I am sure you will know what is coming next - I noticed the parcel was addressed to us and what a lovely lovely Anniversary surprise, when my beautiful Shelby, another stowaway, jumped out of the box. I then knew a plan had been hatched by “shed man” and “post man”. Hayley, thank you and the team, as always for these wonderful surprises and you are the only “other woman” that I am pleased about after 51 years of marriage.”

I replied:-

“I am happy to be the “other woman” in your relationship…… I have only been married for 24 years in July, but after this amount of time, I don’t think Stace, my husband will be bothered or jealous…… I think he needs to take a leaf out of David’s book and start romancing me again…… before I really am “the other woman”!!!!”

Does this sound familiar to anyone?……. I am always happy to help and offer advice with any romancing prezzies! Ha! Ha!

“DOWN ON THE FARM” - 1st WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
… UPDATE

Andrew & Elise celebrated a Wedding Anniversary on Friday 15th as well - it was their 1st… so they are only 50 years behind David & Jo!

Stace and I will reach our 24th Anniversary on 27th July… so we are nearly half way…!!!!

Elise says:-
“Thank you for including us in your latest newsletter, it was a lovely surprise, wishing us a happy Anniversary. I was also surprised to receive a new bear to our hug family - the lovely Cotton Candy, who is beautiful and so huggable. As you can see, she has met the boys, who were chilling out after all that hard work around the farm.”
COTTON CANDY is with ALDWYN (big bear), HAWKINS (on right) and BRIMBLE(top middle).

ALL IN STOCK NOW!!

Elise continues:-
“Cotton Candy has also made great friends with Bea, our retired greyhound. Unknown to Andrew and I, the family bought us a surprise present, because we had planned a weekend away for our Anniversary. It came in the beautiful form of Marisa! We would highly recommend this gorgeous bear to any hug family, as she has the most adorable face. Marisa decided to take some notes from Brimble on life at the farm, but as you can see Hawkins has taken her to his little heart and wanted to make her feel welcome. Cotton Candy and Marisa thought they would do some baking for the boys, so we left them to it in the kitchen!! Hope you enjoy the photos.”

For further details of MARISA - CLICK HERE

Helen, from Plymouth has been sending us a lot of photos, some of which have been featured in newsletters already and we still have others waiting patiently to be included.

Therefore, we would now like to introduce you to:-


HELEN’S HOUSE

………. and so here is ‘HELEN’ with her husband ‘MARTIN’!! (Correct spelling is actually Martyn, but it’s close!)

NAMESAKE BEARS
Namesake bears are always very special bears to own, as they bring fond memories of loved ones and it’s great to have a cuddle with them.

Linda, from Birmingham tells us her moving story:-

“I thought you would like to see Bessie and Linda. I bought Bessie for my lovely Mom, Bessie for her 100th birthday in January 2019. Very sadly, she passed away in February 2020, having celebrated her 101st birthday. As my name is Linda, I keep Bessie and Linda bears together, as we have always been very close. My Mom was thrilled with her Bessie bear. She was always so excited when I was ordering another bear. Thank you for all the bears, so wonderfully packaged. It is so nice to speak to such a lovely, helpful family. I love the emails thank you again.”

Thanks for sending these lovely photos to us Linda - your Mum really doesn’t look 100 here and we are glad that you have 2 extra special bears in your hug.

BESSIE bear is now retired, but LINDA is available to pre-order.

She is from 2018 and we only have a couple left, so hurry if you want her!

Noreen, from Bedlington has recently received a new bear from us:-
“Thank you so much, Roman has arrived all tucked up. He is hilarious! Don’t ask me why I just think he has such a fun look to him. Fiona, my daughter, thinks he looks almost like a baboon, while Dave my husband a gorilla! I’m not sure what he is apart from gorgeous & soft & cuddly. Thanks again for speedy delivery.”

This is Roman….. we will leave it to you, to decide who has described him best………? Gorilla or baboon? Ha! Ha!

Noreen, as we are on the topic of namesake bears, you could have your daughter and husband …
(if not got already!)

FIONA
IN STOCK NOW

&

DAVE AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER

And finally HOT OFF THE PRESS!!

BEARS RE-AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER

Is your most wanted bear one of these?……
If yes, be quick, as there is

ONLY 1 OF EACH AVAILABLE!!

Isabelle SWIFT is made from a jumble of curly green mohair…. ie. one side is forest green and the other is grass green, so quite a quirky and unusual feature. His head and body are made with long-pile ivory mohair, which makes a great contrast. His muzzle has been airbrushed and shaved to show off his green hand-stitched nose and mouth and appealing eyes, that have white underneath for extra definition. You can tell he is a panda, because he has the typical teardrop markings that all pandas have and these are made with green fur.

THAW - POLAR BEAR

Thaw has been hand-made with love from super silky white plush fur. His soft body is floppy and the front paws are weighted, which enables him to lie flat on your lap, so will be the perfect addition for comfort cuddles. His long muzzle has a soft black nose and hand-stitched mouth and claws. The average polar bear has a life-span of 20-30 years, but if Thaw wins your affection, then this is one that can be kept for life!

NEW SPECIAL OFFER!!!

WOODEND IS NOW ONLY £39.95!!! £11 OFF!! (Was £46)

Woodend is mainly made from a really thick dark brown plush fur, that is really soft to touch and his muzzle and inner ears are mid-brown, which makes a lovely contrast. The dark hand-stitched nose and mouth stand out and his dark appealing eye are asking for a hug. The two-tone stitched paws make a great feature and the delicate crochet ruff round the neck is a lovely accessory.

Alison, from Norfolk has recently received hers and she says:-

“Thank you for your prompt service, sending Woodend to me. Lanson was so pleased to meet his brother.”

LANSON IS IN STOCK NOW!!



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