I’ve always loved Paddington Bear- from the cherished Michael Bond stories to my beloved Paddington Bear Money Box from the Cheltenham and Gloucester (C&G) Building Society, where my mum worked for many years. We loved the first Paddington movie (and also the Brown family’s colourful house) and were so excited to see Paddington 2 at the Torch Theatre recently. In the battle of the Christmas adverts this year Marks and Spencer’s “Paddington and the Christmas Visitor” stole my heart. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the book and also a Paddington plush toy but he was very popular and kept selling out. Thankfully I eventually got my paws on a plush and book for myself and also one to giveaway to my readers. Read on for a chance to win an M&S Paddington Plush Toy and also a copy of Paddington and the Christmas Visitor book:
So, it took a lot of tweeting to manage to get hold of this bear, his restock dates kept getting delayed and when he was restocked some people were buying him purely to sell (for a higher price) on eBay (not good). When I eventually picked up my order at our local M&S a member of staff commented that my kids would be pleased, not realising that Paddington was to add to my own collection not the kids (I will let them play with him- honest!).
The book, Paddington & the Christmas Visitor was however bought to read to the kids. It makes a lovely bedtime Christmas story and £2 from every book sold is donated to NSPCC Childline.
I also treated our Christmas tree to a Paddington Bear Tree Decoration, it reminds us of our lovely evening watching Paddington 2- which was a laugh out loud enjoyable film!
Win a Paddington Bear Plush Toy and a Copy of Paddington & The Christmas Visitor
For your chance to win a Paddington Bear Plush Toy and a Copy of Paddington & the Christmas Visitor just enter the easy Rafflecopter below (remember to read the terms and conditions)- good luck!
If you also love Paddington Bear keep an eye out for the last Michael Bond Paddington Book, Paddington at St Pauls being released in May 2018, coincidentally sixty years after the publication of the first book, A Bear Called Paddington. It may be the last Paddington book but I know the tales of the bear from Peru will entertain children for many more generations.
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