b'A Bear-illiantBest Dressed Bears Birthday Surprise! CompetitionWhen one of our fur-tastic collectors Lin, wasBack in February of this year, we ran a brought down to Cornwall for her big birthdaycompetition (both in-store and online) to find in February this year, she thought she was justthe beary best dressed bear cubs ever!popping into The Bearhouse to spend the hug We had some bear-illiant entries and it was very difficult to choose notes her colleagues at work had bought her -the winners. However, our bear cubs finally made a decision and we what a lucky girl to have such generous workwould like to celebrate these winners again in this edition of Sneaky Peeks & Secrets.colleagues! Our beary creative winners were:However, her bear-illiant hubbie Graham, had been hatching a cunning plan with Melanie Bear and Helen Bear! Lin was bearyIn-storesurprised to be ushered into the gallery when she first arrived - afterSqueaky Pete pictured below with Charlie & Will all, all she wanted to do was shop - what on earth was Grahamin The Bearhouse Gallery.doing now?OnlineA very surprised Lin was greeted by the gorgeous and beary cuddlyJan Robertson with her very smartly dressed Wumbles Cuddle Trainer! He was all dressed up and ready to celebrate with a(taken in Jans garden), below right.birthday balloon, party hat and streamers. There was also a birthday card and a Charlie Bears book (both signed by Charlie) and a paw- Make sure that you keep your eyes peeled for our next some bouquet of flowers! Even Cuddle Trainers tag had been signedcompetition and we cannot wait to see what everyone comes by Charlie for Lin, and what with a rather loud (and out of tune),up with next time - youre such a bear-illiantly creative bunch!chorus of Happy Birthday from Helen Bear - what more could a woman want?We hope Lin had an absolutely bear-illiant 60th birthday (sorry Lin but you look paw-some and no-where near 60!). Wed also like to say a huge thank you to Graham for the lovely flowers he sent Helen Bear and Melanie Bear afterwards.Paw-note: A paw-ful of Cuddle Trainers are available for adoption at The Bearhouse or online at www.charliebearsdirect.com for only 175 and at 29 bear paws high (86cm / 34) thats a lot of bear to the pound!'