Paddington Bears to be exact. Fifty Paddington statues have popped up in London as part of the promotion for the Paddington movie. I noticed one several weeks ago and when I searched online I found out that the bears will be on display until December 30th. Each statue has been designed by an artist, designer, and even some celebrities have joined the fun. If you visit the website, you can find a map and several suggested trails. So far I’ve tracked down thirteen of them. Some of the statues will be auctioned online and all the proceeds will go to charity.
I found an area called Little Venice during my Paddington Bear quest. I’ve been in London for three years, and I didn’t know there was a place called Little Venice. It’s not my favorite spot in London, but Miles likes it since it isn’t so crowded and he likes to peer over the edge into the water, making me uncomfortable. I can just picture him tumbling in and me having to jump in to save him.
I know this is totally random, but last week I was wandering through Kensington Gardens and I saw this man. The birds love him!
Before I go, I want to apologize for not blogging much lately. There has been a reason. A very good reason. I’ve been preparing my fourth novel, Claudia Must Die, for publication. And it’s finally ready! Actually you can pre-order a copy on Amazon for the sale price of 99 cents until December 7th. The e-book will be officially released on December 8th.
Here’s the blurb:
Claudia doesn’t feel like herself anymore—she feels like prey. Her husband’s hired goons have stalked her all the way to Boston and will only stop their pursuit once she is dead.
Divorce is not an option. Instead, she has stolen a bunch of her man’s money to disappear into another life.
In order for Claudia to live, someone else must die. A lookalike college student becomes the target capable of freeing her from an awful marriage.
The plan goes horribly awry. Instead of murdering Claudia’s double, the assassins shoot the woman’s lover who is the cousin of a powerful Irish mobster. Claudia becomes hunted by all involved. Can she survive? Should she?
I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend and that the upcoming holidays aren’t stressing you out too much.