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To ask if anyone can help me find 'Brown Ted'?

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Bit of a specific request, I know. A couple of years ago we lost DS1's special teddy. I trawled through everywhere, rang company and they had discontinued it. Cant find it on Ebay or anywhere.

If any one has one, he would love it. He never quite got over it. If he could 'come home' for Christmas, that would be amazing!

'Brown Ted' is brown, obviously, Has 'cuddles' sewn into his foot. A checked bow. Bought him from boots when he was a newborn.

Am willing to travel far & pay what is needed, obviously.

CocacolaMum Mon 18-Nov-13 11:42:13

is it this?

CocacolaMum Feel all blush now! I spent months trawling internet, as did my DM. confused

Yes it is him!!!! Thank you so much! You will make 1 boy very happy! flowers & wine & cake for you!

greeneyes1978 Mon 18-Nov-13 11:48:26

Wow that's pricey! I reckon someone has seen your post and put one on ebay!

Fleurdebleurgh Mon 18-Nov-13 11:48:51

Did someone see this thread and make that listing?
£15 for a second hand Boots teddy. Wtf.

HettiePetal Mon 18-Nov-13 11:49:07

Awww. Well done, Cocacola.

Fleurdebleurgh Mon 18-Nov-13 11:49:18

greeneyes grin

KoalaFace Mon 18-Nov-13 11:50:04

What a quick and happy ending!

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Mon 18-Nov-13 11:53:08

Auww, glad this has turned out well! I've look ebay for the toy my DS loves to maybe get a back-up just in case but its £40 just for a mothercare cow! Like 4 times what it cost new!

It is expensive, I know. Maybe you are right greeneyes & Fleurdebleurgh

It is weird. I have seriously looked loads on ebay.

Oh well, if this is the only option..?

CocacolaMum Mon 18-Nov-13 11:54:54

haha don't worry I did the exact same thing the other day. I had been looking for a sweet I had as a child for near on a decade.. posted on here and within 5 mins someone had named it and found a photo.. DOH!

Happy to help x

TeaAndCakeOrDeath What toy is it?

DoJo Mon 18-Nov-13 11:58:40

Is it this one?

BloominNora Mon 18-Nov-13 12:00:11

It won't be the same you know.

Do you have a picture of his original teddy? I'd buy him a new one and wrap him up with a letter from the old teddy and picture to make it look more realistic. The letter should say that while he can't come home because he is busy having adventures he has asked his friend who wanted a little boy to play with to come and look after your DS.

DoJo Yes it is. Thank you! CococolaMum posted it too! wine

CocacolaMum Mon 18-Nov-13 12:01:37

the listing says make an offer so that's what I would do! You never know they might have relisted it and now just want rid. I would offer £5 or something and let them negotiate you up.. If you were prepared to travel then it would have cost you more in petrol

BloominNora Thats a lovely idea! DS1 has just turned 11yrs though, will know may suspect the letter is from me grin

We have recently moved back to the exact house we lost it from, years ago! So am going to say that the person who had him, noticed us back and returned him. Or something along those lines!

DoJo Mon 18-Nov-13 12:04:13

Good grief - I only looked away for a second and somehow 20 minutes snuck past before I posted! I hope your son has a very happy Christmas with his friend back...

Thank you DoJo

CocacolaMum I think I will just do what you suggest.

DS1 will be happy perhaps secretly so

Hadnt finished before posting hmm

He will be surprised. He has long thought we wont find him. I do look in boot fairs/ charity shops now whenever I am at one.

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Mon 18-Nov-13 12:19:36

IfIDontKnow Its this one

Oh my! It is pricey TeaAndCakeOrDeath

Wish we had one, I would of sent it to you.

Hamsolo Mon 18-Nov-13 12:27:41

My parents did this for me, I think. I have only just realised. I am 36!

Hamsolo grin What happened?

Hamsolo Mon 18-Nov-13 13:14:58

My little brother took him out on a supermarket trip and lost him. I was absolutely bereft. A couple of years later my dad got a job at a post office on the same street, and found my missing bear behind the counter. He'd been "adopted by the counter staff as a mascot" for all those years, and it was a huge and happy coincidence. And I believed that for 26 years at least, despite the fact that Albert came back without the stitches up his middle where I'd given him surgery (!) and despite knowing that my dad spent his lunchtimes in the local charity shops! It actually only dawned on me a few days ago what my dad must have done.

It doesn't matter though, strangely. I still love that bear. And this one has been with me much longer now.

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