Lionel Seeks His Fore-Lions: Pt 8: The Guardians Snorkel Over Coral

The story so far: Lionel, excited by seeing pictures of Tasmanian Tigers, decided to seek his long lost fore-lions. He and Gavin hitched a ride north from Perth to Geraldton, Western Australia, then onward to the Shark Bay heritage region (Part 4 ) where they saw wild emus. Finally they arrived at Coral Bay (PartContinue reading “Lionel Seeks His Fore-Lions: Pt 8: The Guardians Snorkel Over Coral”

Office Ratty finds Treasure

One day, Pirate Rake was rowing about in his magnificent ship which was filled to the gunnels with his treasure. “Arrrrrgh”, growled he, in a most piratical kind of voice. “My magnificent ship is filled to the gunnels with treasure. If a mighty storm blows up, I could sink! I must hide some of myContinue reading “Office Ratty finds Treasure”

Lionel Seeks His Fore-Lions: Pt 7, Against The Wind

The story so far: Inspired by pictures of Tasmanian Tigers, Lionel decided he had to search for his long lost fore-lions (In Part 2) . He and Gavin hitched a ride north from Perth to Geraldton, Western Australia (in Part 3 ) then journeyed on. to the Shark Bay heritage region (in Part 4 )Continue reading “Lionel Seeks His Fore-Lions: Pt 7, Against The Wind”

Lionel Seeks His Fore-Lions: Pt 6, White Beaches and Skate Rays

Hello again, fellow Baffled Ones. The adventure began when Gavin showed Lionel The Lion pictures of Oz-Stral-Ya. Inspired by the pictures of Tasmanian Tigers, Lionel decided he had to search for his long lost fore-lions (In Part 2) . He and Gavin hitched a ride north from Perth, getting as far as Geraldton, Western Australia,Continue reading “Lionel Seeks His Fore-Lions: Pt 6, White Beaches and Skate Rays”

Lionel Seeks His Fore-Lions: Pt 5: Emu country to Ningaloo

Hello, fellow Baffled Ones. In Pt.1 we met Lionel The Sleepy Lion and Gavin Bear. Lionel believed he had long lost fore-lions somewhere (In Part 2). To find them, the intrepid duo hitched a ride north from Perth getting as far as Geraldton, Western Australia, in Part 3 . (Click on pics to see moreContinue reading “Lionel Seeks His Fore-Lions: Pt 5: Emu country to Ningaloo”

Office Ratty Misses the Bus

Office Ratty is one of our little friends who goes Out There. Yes, he goes out of the house and into the wide, bright world. Most of us in Mawson’s sleepy Bunch stay warm and cosy and safe inside the house. We nap on the cushions. We loll on the beds. We rest between ourContinue reading “Office Ratty Misses the Bus”

Lionel Seeks His Fore-Lions: Pt 4: To Emu Country

Hello, fellow Baffled Ones. In Pt.1 we met Lionel The Lion and Gavin. In Part 2, Lionel made up his mind to search for his long lost fore-lions. They hitched a ride in Part 3 and arrived in Geraldton. Next day they set off full of hope that they would arrive Somewhere and properly startContinue reading “Lionel Seeks His Fore-Lions: Pt 4: To Emu Country”

Lionel Seeks His Fore-Lions: Pt 3. Perth To Geraldton

Hello, fellow Baffled Ones. In Pt.1 we met Lionel The Lion looking at books about Oz-Tray-Ya (Australia). In Part 2, he wondered if there might have been Tasmanian Lions as well as Tasmanian Tigers. These could be his fore-lions! Perhaps they still roamed around Oz-Tray-Ya. He decided to find out. Gavin volunteered to go too.Continue reading “Lionel Seeks His Fore-Lions: Pt 3. Perth To Geraldton”

Lionel The Lion Seeks His Fore-Lions: Pt 2. Preparing the Expedition

Hello, fellow Baffled Ones. In Pt.1 we met Gavin (with bowtie) and Lionel The Lion (with mane) looking at books about Oz-Tray- Ya. Lionel, excited by the pictures of the extinct Tasmanian Tiger (thylacine), wondered if there could have been Tasmanian Lions too. Such lions might be Lionel’s forebears. Or his fore-lions! He had toContinue reading “Lionel The Lion Seeks His Fore-Lions: Pt 2. Preparing the Expedition”

Lionel The Lion Seeks His Fore-Lions: Pt. 1. Pictures of Oz-Stral-Ya

Hello fellow Baffled Ones. Here you see Gavin (with bowtie) with Lionel The Lion and Koala (with cute ears) and other Ozzy friends (with cuteness). They were looking at books one day, as stuffies do, when no one is looking. Lionel asked “Where is this place in the pictures?” Koala, Echnida and Platypus sighed. ButContinue reading “Lionel The Lion Seeks His Fore-Lions: Pt. 1. Pictures of Oz-Stral-Ya”

BeeBear’s Concert

Our BeeBear trills at her very own socially distanced public concert. Our BeeBear loves to trill and humm and buzz and sing. Usually, when she is fluttering about parks and gardens, there is an appreciative audience. People having lunch, people dozing, doves and magpies picking up the melody. But what is a BeeBear to doContinue reading “BeeBear’s Concert”

BeeBear vs The Ace Baron

Hum along with us, friends, to the famous tune of “Snoopy’s Christmas’* . This song , of course, starred the illustrious Snoopy taking on ‘The Red Baron’. Here we do a version with our own dare devil aviators. BeeBear plays Snoopy’s role and our Flyer Bear has volunteered to be The Ace Baron. Get readyContinue reading “BeeBear vs The Ace Baron”

Those Magnificent Bears in Their Flying Machines

Hum along with us, friends: ‘ Those magnificent bears in their flying machines, They go up, tiddly up, up ..” ‘They come down, tiddly, down .. Ouch! .. down, down’. They enchant all the watchers, And steal all the scenes, Those birds and those bears, With their wings and machines.’ ” Oh those bears andContinue reading “Those Magnificent Bears in Their Flying Machines”