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  • Re: Adventures of LOOKCHIN : The story of a very good friend

    Originally posted by Seagull View Post
    ...Perhaps he is even some distant Norwegian relation of yours!
    He is slightly more furry than me.
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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    • Re: Adventures of LOOKCHIN : The story of a very good friend

      That's such a sweet post Sea-Troll!

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      • Re: Adventures of LOOKCHIN : The story of a very good friend

        What a great idea. This has to become part of the Nordstjernen chronicle book.
        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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        • Re: Adventures of LOOKCHIN : The story of a very good friend

          Dear Lookchin,

          How are you darling Bear? The traditional Seasonal Story is back in your favourite New Year Annual from “Bears’ Own Weekly” magazine! Though it doesn’t feature you this year, I appear to be in it!

          Lots of love and hugs, look after that Dad of yours, and have an AWESOME Christmas and New Year!

          From Auntie C xx ♥♥

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          • Re: Adventures of LOOKCHIN : The story of a very good friend

            Lady C and the Imaginary Santa


            “Oh no….. he’s gone!!!!!….” she wailed pitifully.

            “ Who’s gone?” queried Sea-Troll.
            Alarmed by the panic-stricken shout, he had rushed as fast as his little legs could carry him into the upstairs room where Lady C had been sitting alone, reading some forum or other. In the flickering light from the computer screen he could see her sitting on the edge of the chair, hunched-up and miserable.

            So much for the season of goodwill and cheer!

            “Santa” she sobbed, “He was here and now he’s gone. I’m sure he was here …or …or…”
            “Or what?”

            Lady C’s face looked all tear-streaked and puffy and her eyes really red and sore. Sea-Troll ran off and returned with the biggest box of paper tissues he could find. It didn’t look as if there would be enough.

            To make matters worse, she was starting to get words all muddled up and it was even more difficult than it usually is to understand what she was struggling to say.
            “…so maybe, well, I know they say Santa doesn’t really exist… and that actually he’s just someone dressing up… but if he was real …even just a virtual kind of real …he wouldn’t really disappear like that would he?… or perhaps I did just imagine it all…
            – and with that she dissolved into tears once more.

            Fortunately it was at that very moment of crisis that one of the Festive Decorations turned up to see what all the commotion was about.

            Despite, or perhaps because of the lack of a tree in the house where she was to spend Christmas, Lady C had brought the box of decorations from her apartment and had already unpacked them. There was the straw Julbocken, wood and stone Santas from Sweden, a soft moose-reindeer thingy, a penguin candle-holder, a hand-made wooden sled from Norway … and, of course, a Nisse!




            Sea-Troll had decided it might help if he could get Lady C to describe the Imaginary Santa, but had only got as far as establishing that he didn’t have a long white beard.
            “It wasn’t Neptune you saw then” deduced Sea-Troll. “I learned at Nautical College that it’s very common for people to get Neptune confused with Santa, especially if they don’t live near the coast, but you would know that sort of thing Lady C-gull. So what did the Santa look like?”

            “Oh he had the kindest eyes and the sweetest smile and was oh so Christmassy and cuddly-looking and so CHEERFUL with all his cheeky expressions, such as pulling a funny face with his tongue out like a mischievous elf…”

            And indeed Lady C was starting to smile just a tiny weeny bit even just imagining the Imaginary Santa, and Sea-Troll (who had almost begun to feel inadequate in comparison with this awesome guy) felt flattered at this last revelation. He had often thought that his stuck out tongue was one of his more appealingly attractive traits, along with his light blue colour which was Lady C’s favourite.

            “…and he was charming, cute, clever, charismatic and clearly creative …and there were twelve different expressions each with a photo …oh and he had a hat rather like yours” added Lady C, only then noticing the Little Nisse.

            But after further questioning it transpired that the red hat had been lined with fluffy white fur and was therefore quite clearly a Santa Hat.

            Little Nisse frowned – he SO much wanted the imaginary Santa to be a Nisse just like him. The southern Swedish wooden Santa didn’t have fur around his hat though. And anyway, why should any Santa, imaginary or otherwise, outdo a genuine Nisse? He hadn’t been Årets Nisse 2001, at Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens no less – AND the one finally chosen to be a Festive Decoration – for nothing!




            “Did you know Copenhagen is actually further south than Edinburgh” he argued knowledgeably, “...but because Norway is colder than Denmark and Scotland the Nisser there sometimes need warm furry hats. And I’m not just talking about the North Cape –it gets really cold at this time of year even in Trondheim.”

            Sea-Troll could see that Little Nisse had a point. He had indeed felt a bit chilly in Trondheim once, and had regretted not packing his anorak. This cosy garment had been given him when he had once taken a winter job at the Ice Hotel in the far north of Sweden, and had actually been part of his official uniform. He’d enjoyed serving Sea-Troll-coloured c0cktails at the famous Ice Bar, though some folk insisted on the red lingonberry ones.




            “Strange you should mention Trondheim” mused Sea Troll. “I’ve seen a really inspiring photography web page on Facebook with images of Trondheim, and some portraits too. It can teach you a thing or two – or even twelve! Let’s borrow Lady C’s Nikon camera and play Photographer and Model.”
            And so the two friends had a really fun time taking photos and decided to make them into a Festive Card to try to cheer up Lady C.






            It was WONDERFUL to see her happy and smiling next morning.
            “What did you say that web page was called?” queried the Little Nisse.
            Sea-Troll smiled knowingly.
            “Something beginning with C…”

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            • Re: Adventures of LOOKCHIN : The story of a very good friend

              Dear Lady C... I checked CVF about 2 hours ago and saw this post... and I just couldn't sign in fast enough to express my appreciation for this mornings wonderful story, smile and love.

              Please send your best regards to Lille Nisse!
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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              • Re: Adventures of LOOKCHIN : The story of a very good friend

                Precious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                • Re: Adventures of LOOKCHIN : The story of a very good friend

                  haha! good'un, Cecilia! you write such clever wee stories! xx ♥

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                  • Re: Adventures of LOOKCHIN : The story of a very good friend


                    Look, Lookchin! … what a yummy bear I found in Sam Chuk market for your Birthday!
                    Special love, birthday hugs, and caring thoughts from Auntie C

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                    • Re: Adventures of LOOKCHIN : The story of a very good friend

                      Is that a edible "noodle-bear"...??
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      • Re: Adventures of LOOKCHIN : The story of a very good friend

                        I wasn’t exactly sure if he was savoury or sweet but certainly edible and I’m convinced very yummy indeed!

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                        • Re: Adventures of LOOKCHIN : The story of a very good friend

                          Hello Lookchin! This is your Auntie C speaking!!!!
                          You've been a bit quiet recently, but now I realise that as a Very Important Bear you've probably been working on all sorts of projects, and will certainly be following this one.

                          The bear is up on his high-altitude balloon flight right now, and I'm trying to follow the live coverage and the F1 qualifying simultaneously!!!! I must admit I'm being a bit Auntie-ish and am VERY glad it isn't YOU doing all this daredevil stuff.

                          Hugs xx.


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                          Last edited by Seagull; August 24th, 2013, 17:14. Reason: ...added screenshot

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                          • Re: Adventures of LOOKCHIN : The story of a very good friend

                            Phew!!!!! The separation didn't fire (a resistor was meant to get hot and burn through a nylon cord). But Babbage the Bear has been recovered safe and sound! World record for the highest amateur image. And bear in mind that Babbage reached 41009m, higher than Felix Baumgartner's 38969m skydive!

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                              Lookchin, with his fright of anything higher than his own height is not going to attempt anything remotely similar to this.
                              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                              Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
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                              Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
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                              Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                              • Lookchin!
                                Darling Bearkins, I know you’re such a busy bear and it's difficult for you to post here since all the software updates, but I wouldn't want anyone who comes across your thread to think that your devoted Auntie forgot your birthday this year!

                                ESPECIALLY this year when I was actually in Thailand at the time!

                                So I thought I should share the Birthday Greetings I sent you back then in March with all the forum-family

                                Hugs!

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