I have been fortunate enough to have my work recognised many times over the years with various international awards, published articles and the like, but there have remained one or two personal 'bucket list' achievements I privately hoped might still happen.
'Big Ted' the Chiltern Hugmee bear who started my teddy career,
holding the 'UK Teddy Bear Guide', featuring 'Chester' on the cover!
So I am thrilled to say, yesterday I was able to tick one such honour off my list when the 27th annual edition of the Hugglets' 'UK Teddy Bear Guide' dropped through my letterbox featuring my bear 'Chester' as its cover star ... this guide is the essential resource for all teddy bear lovers, so to have my bear chosen to represent the teddy bear industry for 2014 is a huge thrill!
If you would like to purchase a copy of the '2014 UK Teddy Bear Guide', please visit www.hugglets.co.uk for details of how to order.