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  • Dear Captain Lookchin Bear,
    My name is Discovery Bear (nickname "Disco" ). I wasn't in Scotland when you came to visit, but I am a BIG fan of this special thread you have here on CVF and love to read and look at the pictures over and over again.

    Your Auntie C is helping me write to say "Thank You". She says you are an inspiring role model for a shy bear like me. It is a really hard time for me just now because no one seems to know for sure what is happening to my ship MV Discovery and some people say "may be scrapped". I miss my life at sea, but I would be really worried and frightened if I was still aboard as I am not as brave a bear as you.

    Your Auntie C has been SOOOOO kind and comforting to me. She took me to Leith to see my ship for the last visit there, and she was right that it would make me feel less depressed because it was such a lovely day.



    Here is a photo of me at Ocean Terminal café terrace and look Lookchin, see how BEAUTIFUL my ship looked!




    It was a bit windy so your Auntie C said we should go inside before we were blown away. I didn't mind going inside because I could still see my ship AND she bought me a comforting hot chocolaty-coffee drink and biscuits!
    [EDIT from Seagull - actually I said before HE was blown away!]



    If I can come here sometimes to see the ships it might not be so bad to be a shore bear after all. I can see that bears like me are obviously welcome here because there are special yummy biscuits. You probably didn't know about these biscuits because Captain and Officer Bears like you get scones with jam and cream on the Royal Yacht Britannia.




    I must have mumbled something about this because your Auntie C said that although there was not time for afternoon tea she would take me on a quick visit to Britannia so I could get a view of my ship from the bridge! Here is the special photo taken there! SOOOOO proud and happy.

    Love from Disco xx

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    • Lookchin sends his best regards and love to Disco.....

      Lookchin has been a naughty bot lately and have for the time being been locked up in the moving business. You know you need a good bear to direct and organize a move of that magnitude.
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      • ombugge
        ombugge commented
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        Enlighten us non-facebookers please. Who is moving where??????

    • You should read J.O.'s blog on CVF.
      Ivy

      "To thine own self be true.......
      Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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      • More details tonight.... I'm trying to put the right words on paper (screen) and it's no easy task!

        I'm trying to give you all an update as accurate, honest and fair as I possibly can - without running straight into the fire.

        PS: I ain't so active on FB any longer either...

        In the mean while... some details here: http://www.captainsvoyage.com/its-a-...im-moving.html
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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        • Originally posted by pakarang View Post
          PS: I ain't so active on FB any longer either...
          My word! Wonders will never cease.
          Ivy

          "To thine own self be true.......
          Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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          • Bah!!!!!! Sea-troll, Disco and Lookchin (heart) FB! - especially when travelling! Make sure you are "following" me Captain (pretty please!) Looking forward to your "likes" ! -)

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            • It has been quiet here for a while, but I found this about a Norwegian Nisse on an adventure in San Francisco.
              To avoid making a new thread, I though he could join with the other mascots here: http://www.na-weekly.com/featured/a-...san-francisco/
              Maybe he can make friends with a multi-national flock that already populate this one?

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              • Look Lookchin! How kind of Ombugge to post a link to a great travel story about a Norwegian Nisse's adventures! I'm sure you’ll enjoy it! (I did!)
                Disco(very) Bear took over my computer all day to read it because Sea-Troll, being Swedish, kept scrolling back to the bit with the hjertevafler!



                You do seem to be very busy these days. I suspect that you have taken on some secret part time consultancy work which you haven't told your Dad everything about! I keep noticing things that definitely suggest this possibility!

                For example, in July the Royal Yacht Britannia had a "Captain Bear Treasure Hunt" for children.
                http://www.informededinburgh.co.uk/b...a-this-summer/

                Now that just HAS to be something to do with you, right? There was even one bear sitting in the lifebelt just like you did when you were onboard. However I'm sorry to have to inform you that these events have now changed to featuring Cuddly Corgi Dogs.
                http://www.oceanterminal.com/news-ev...asure-hunt-855

                Sea-Troll says that you clearly aren't going to appear on the Queen’s Honours List any time soon because she is a dog person!

                Then I saw something in the "Build a Bear Workshop" shop at Ocean Terminal (AND in the branch in Princes Street too) that was nothing to do with bears, but seemed a LOT to do with you! They are selling MINIONS in these shops now as well as Bears!






                This was in the Princes Street shop - look how cute these dungarees are!

                I might not have made the connection if I hadn't heard about the fancy-dress Minion-Captain outfit you were 'apparently' wearing for your Birthday Party last March!



                Lots of love and hugs, darling bear, from your Aunt C xxxxx

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                • How wonderful that your Dad returned from Thailand in time for your special day darling Bearkins! Oh, perhaps he had to to be on his ferry today, before you were even awake. Never mind, I've made this card showing your morning coffee as served in Chiang Mai which I photographed especially for you when I was there!


                  PS - I'm not sure how many elephant friends you have living in Trondheim. Did you all celebrate Thai National Elephant Day yesterday?



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                  • Where is that bear - LOOKCHIN - I think he is in a retirement home somewhere up in the Swiss alps ...?

                    I better go visit him some day and see how he is doing....
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                    • Seagull
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                      Captain dear, ...nine Teddy Bear years is NOWHERE EVEN REMOTELY CLOSE TO retirement age in human equivalent years!!!!!!!!!! Swiss alps indeed! - umm stuck in a box on a very high shelf more likely. Methinks you should indeed see where and what he is up to ....photo appreciated!

                  • hahahahahahahaha...... it was well worth a try, wasn't it?

                    Stuck on a shelf not too far away actually... less than 50 cm above my desktop computer, perched on the edge, there is Lookchin...

                    Perhaps time to dust off his shoulders and bring him along in the world again.... through, I highly doubt he likes flying on Thai....
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                    • Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                      .... through, I highly doubt he likes flying on Thai....
                      Are you SURE about that Jan-Olav? Sea-Troll certainly seemed to enjoy his Royal Silk business class flight, and actually insisted I took photos specially to show to Lookchin.


                      A welcome orchid ...and champagne



                      He loved getting so much attention from the marvellous cabin staff - look she's brought him a delicious Thai Samrab...



                      ...and then how about this ... eating a yummy BANANA sweet with a glass of dessert wine while watching a Minion movie!

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                      • HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...... so complete, with my favorite movie on the screen as well! It's just too perfect to have been a set up!
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                        • I've always photographed my travel mascot on my travels, generally when no one was looking! But, way back in 2008, Sea-Troll began to interact more with people, and in that classic trip report "A Few Days on Finnmarken" I wrote the following:-

                          Originally posted by Seagull View Post
                          ….Perhaps Sea-Troll could have a future in staff recruitment! - well, think about it - when an eccentric passenger comes up to you and asks if you might hold this mascot-troll-thing and get photographed...and you manage to do this and keep polite and SMILING, then clearly you have prospects in the new customer-oriented Hurtigruten.
                          I can confidently report that the crew of Finnmarken passed the troll-test triumphantly!
                          In the years since then, Sea-Troll does indeed appear to have developed his interest in customer relations, and lately (inspired by some influential role-model apparently!) is active not only at sea but in the air, where he tells me he rates Thai top in the troll-test.

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                          • Never heard of the "TROLL TEST".... I guess it's not too different from the "CUDDLY BEAR TEST"... hahahaha... perhaps that is a new term I could use in the future?
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                            • Seagull
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                              You could! The Troll Test is merely an extreme advanced form of that CBT you mention. The difference is due to the undeniable fact that Teddy Bears are generally more familiar, handsome and instantly appealing than Trolls.
                              (This is also why Lookchin has "Charity Fund Raising" on his CV and Sea-Troll doesn't!)
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