To Build a Tent

Sometimes it’s nice to visit new and exciting places. But sometimes fun and exciting new places can be really close at home.


What are Dreams, Boyfriend?

“What are dreams?” Lion asked the Boyfriend.

“They’re images in your head,” he told Lion.

“What are images?” asked Lion.

“It’s like having TV in your head,” the Boyfriend replied. “But only when you’re sleeping.

“I don’t sleep,” said Lion, who genuinely believed he didn’t sleep. “I’m a guardian angel. You sleep and I guard.”

“Well,” said the Boyfriend, “you don’t have to worry about dreams, then. But that’s what dreams are.”

Caught on camera

This is what happens when conservationists set up some camera traps in a reserve on the Afghan border.

Curious snow leopard cub. Image: Panthera/FFI

This snow leopard cub took quite a liking to one of the cameras and ran off with it. This is obviously a common problem – being caught by surprise on camera that is – and Bear and Lion aren’t immune to it.

Read more about the conservationists’ work at

A right royal party at Greenwich

Greenwich celebrated being a royal borough yesterday with fireworks on the river.

This makes Bear and Lion the royally cute residents of Greenwich, which they have plenty of experience with. This was them last year celebrating the royal wedding.

Happy Chinese New Year from Bear and Lion

Tomorrow is Chinese New Year, bringing with it the year of the Dragon. This time last year Bear and Lion were in Singapore being surrounded by giant people on stilts.

This time around they tried to do a Lion Dance but the costume turned out to be too small. Also Bear didn’t want to be the bum and Lion was too fat.

Happy Chinese New Year! Gong Hei Fat Choi!