Free the Bears, by Mary Hutton and Julie Miller

Mission of Free The Bears: To protect, preserve and enrich the lives of bears throughout the world. Mawson's guardian Mark says: Today I am proud to talk about the book 'Free The Bears'. It is the story of a rescue organisation which I have supported for twenty years. This fascinating and often heartbreaking read is … Continue reading Free the Bears, by Mary Hutton and Julie Miller

Sometimes You Just Want To Leave It All Behind

Signins and Passwords,  Pins and secret questions. Updates and downloads, Logins and Likes, statuses, scans and shares and resets. And lists of things to do

Listening: A Guide for Bears

Fellow Baffled Ones, Everybody needs a listener sometimes. It's grand to be trusted to be the listen-ee, Umm the hearing-er-er, Bother, the umm, friend who will listen. Sometimes a friend won't even know where to start. You can be a good listener then just by waiting. If you don't know what to say to them, … Continue reading Listening: A Guide for Bears

Meet Mawson’s Cousin, Sir Peregrine Flaxton-Pauncefoot

Fellow Baffled Ones, Meet my esteemed cousin, Sir Peregrine Flaxton-Pauncefoot  ("Do call me Perry, old chaps"). These days Sir Peregrine, umm, Perry,  resides in Queensland, Australia, lolling among cushions, accepting cuddles, pondering about dapper bow ties, perusing literature and sampling certain particular types of grape juice. When Perry first arrived in this country, though, he had … Continue reading Meet Mawson’s Cousin, Sir Peregrine Flaxton-Pauncefoot

My Splendid Career As A Bear About Town

Dear fellow Baffled Ones, There may have been no ME, once. No Mawson at all, fancy that! Then, one day I found myself sort of There. Yes, There I Was! I was sitting .. hmm .. Where was it now? In a shop, that's where. I heard a cry well up from deep down in … Continue reading My Splendid Career As A Bear About Town

Whoosh Control is Ready to Whirl

Fellow Baffled Ones, As every one knows, it takes the bravest of the brave to get an annual wash.  Our Scotland the Brave here demonstrates his own procedure. We do not recommend this for fellow Baffled Ones at home. Ready for whoosh-off. Me, Mawson: Wash Control to Scotty: You don't have to do this. Grubby … Continue reading Whoosh Control is Ready to Whirl

Mawson Bear’s bright world of friends

'Jamaica, Bhutan, Armenia, Morocco, Greece, Nepal, Canada, Belgium?' Umm, Yes. Here they are. 'Scotland, Japan, Russia, France, Korea, Iceland, Norway?' Oh, indeed, yes. 'Brazil, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Georgia, New Zealand?' Let's see .. Those too. 'Kazakstan, Kenya, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Turkey, Finland?' All of them yes. Keep going, Mawson. 'Umm Bearistan, Hippoland, … Continue reading Mawson Bear’s bright world of friends

It isn’t easy being a Writer Bear

Dear fellow Baffled Ones, We bears discovered that to make a book just right, there must be lots of pondering, writing, editing and, shudder, revision. It is all so much that I keep falling into naps. My helpers are not falling into naps at all. They are making sure they have remembered all the things … Continue reading It isn’t easy being a Writer Bear

Story Board Conference for ‘She Ran Away From Love’, the next book soon from Me, Mawson

Hello fellow Baffled Ones, Director Scotland the Brave called a Conference. All the Pictures to be in my coming book are getting pondered about. Again. All the Words that go with the Pictures are being talked about. Again. This is called (shudder) Revison and (gulp) Editing. Frilly is listening intently because she is the star. I … Continue reading Story Board Conference for ‘She Ran Away From Love’, the next book soon from Me, Mawson

Readers Favourite 5 stars for: It’s a Bright World to Feel Lost In

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite. It's A Bright World To Feel Lost In, by Mawson, is a book for children of all ages written by Mawson Bear, who is otherwise known as Mark O’Dwyer. A bear’s world is bright and shiny, and filled with infinite possibility, but sometimes waiting for that special someone … Continue reading Readers Favourite 5 stars for: It’s a Bright World to Feel Lost In

Frilly still getting Wardrobed and Made Up

Fellow Baffled Ones, Wardrobe still aren't finished getting Frilly ready. They looked at hats. They looked at clothes. They looked at bags. They looked at Props. And they're still keeping her there. It seems you need the patience of a bear to be a star in photos. Here she is with Tartan Scarf and Bonnet, … Continue reading Frilly still getting Wardrobed and Made Up

Script, Cameras, Action .. Action .. umm, Action?

Hello Fellow Baffled Ones, There is going to be a NEW book by Me, Mawson Bear. It's called, "She Ran Away From Love". It's about a Quest and .. Well, you can see hints here. It takes all sorts of fuss (between naps) to make a book. Much pondering was pondered by Me, Mawson, about … Continue reading Script, Cameras, Action .. Action .. umm, Action?

Who left behind those forlorn bears in hotel rooms?

(More on the Travelodge survey.) Over half of the 6000 British hotel-staying survey-respondents still had a teddy bear from their childhood. The average age of these bears was 27 years old. (Clearly they were long kept and much loved.) Fourteen per cent of parents surveyed said they had passed down their favourite teddy bear to … Continue reading Who left behind those forlorn bears in hotel rooms?

Time to Hold: A humm by Mawson Bear

When you're feeling wobbly, When your drooping ears are cold, When your walk has gone all hobbly, Thats a time to hold. When your dreams remain unwoken, When your Humms just will not rhyme, When your stuffing feels broken, That's a holding time. When your bowtie just won't TIE, And you feel quite undressed, When … Continue reading Time to Hold: A humm by Mawson Bear