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A guest post from a travelling teddy – be warned – he’s got attitude!

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(This is a guest post by WALT – aka West Australian Lone Traveller – who is backpacking around the country).

It’s no wonder Emily is a slice short of a sandwich most days – this sure is one crazy, noisy household!

Thank goodness I always carry earmuffs when I travel, they have been my sanity saviour since I arrived here on the Gold Coast.

And not they're not too big for me, I just have small ears

And no they’re not too big for me, I just have small ears.

Anyhow I landed safely, much to the delight of Emily – and yes she a bit ‘too friendly’ if you know what I mean – we’d only just met for goodness sake.

See what I mean? Talk about being over enthusiastic to see me.

See what I mean? Talk about being over enthusiastic to see me.

Her kids are adorable, except when they are trying to feed me popcorn. Can’t they see that I have no mouth opening?

I sure was a hit with the kids - they thought I was beary nice!

I sure was a hit with the kids though – they thought I was beary nice!

My arrival was timely because No.2 had to visit the hospital, get an X-ray, a blood test and so I was there to hold his hand, well not literally of course because I’m a stuffed toy (dir).

Sure was a noisy waiting room, and that Emily sure took lots of photos, rather embarrassing if you ask me!

Sure was a noisy waiting room, and that Emily sure took lots of photos, rather embarrassing if you ask me!

I meet some new friends, like a pink chipmunk who copied everything I said and an annoying lizard who kept licking my ear – talk about a family with personal space issues.

See what I mean, he's practically nibbling my ear!

See what I mean, he’s practically nibbling my ear – UGH GROSS!

Like every good traveller I offered to do a few odd jobs around the home to earn my keep.

I was secretly hoping Emily would say: “No, don’t worry, sit back and relax” instead she handed me a wrench and said: “See you in a few hours”.

What a mole – seriously.

This toy house needed some serious work done, I mean I know Emily is busy but come on folks, talk about SLACK maintenance

This toy house needed some serious work done, I mean I know life is busy but COME ON FOLKS, talk about slack maintenance.

This wasn't my idea, I DETEST hanging out washing, it's my arms you see, they're just not made for it.

This wasn’t my idea, I DETEST hanging out washing, it’s my arms you see, they’re just not made for it.

But it wasn’t all bad, I was lavished with love, slept in the bed with each of the kids on alternative nights.

I even snuck out to Surfers Paradise to go clubbing when everyone was asleep!

This is me the day after my big night on the town, talk about the dry horrors!

This is me the day after my big night on the town, talk about the dry horrors!

So just a few more days left before I leave (or until Emily gets her shit together) and I’ll be on my way.

If you want to read about my adventures head over to Jacana blog – this is where I’m from, the lovely Susan rescued me from a thrift shop and sent me on a journey around Australia with a backpack and a travel journal.

Where will I be next ? I’m pretty sure I overheard someone saying something about NSW!

See you next week @ Jacana for Totally Thursday

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Author: Have A Laugh On Me

I'm a mum to three, write from home and I rarely cook, craft or clean but admire those who do. I try to live by the mantra that there's no point in worrying about something that might not happen! Be warned this is not a fluffy, sweet mummy blog, rather a place where you can cringe, laugh and be shocked at my brutally honest take on my life.

42 thoughts on “A guest post from a travelling teddy – be warned – he’s got attitude!

  1. Looks like WALT had a great time on the Goldy and was loved to death by your kids … I can’t wait for him to come visit me! I’m sure he’ll be loved to death by MY kids too, even if they are 19 & 16!

  2. Wow WALT it sure looks like you are having a ball. I’ll be surprised if you can tear yourself away from that family even with the ear licking lizard hanging around … come on you love it. Enjoy your travels.

  3. Plenty of personal space issues in Casa de Cooker too. Good timing WALT, every little man needs a teddy hand to hold in hospital!

  4. The travelling teddy oh the stories he could tell! Most of them probably not suited to childrens ears πŸ˜‰

  5. I love this, it did make chuckle – except I really hope your wee one is ok what with the blood tests and all.

  6. Good to see Walt enjoyed the Gold Coast and that he was so loved by the kids. That last photo made me smile, little party animal πŸ™‚

  7. Thanks for having him Emily. Seems like he has had an interesting stay to say the least.

  8. I definitely LOL’d. So where were the pics of Walt’s night out on the town? I wanted to see Walt putting the moves on the laydeez, or perhaps face-down in a puddle of his own vomit after one too many drinks.

  9. Haha! I can remember many a morning after a Surfers clubbing night myself. I think the club of choice was called Pulse back in my day???

  10. Shit you are funny! LOVE THIS! xo

  11. Too funny!!! I love how the kids are totally ignoring him while he drinks from his very cool pink straw!!

  12. Hilarious! Nice to know you make your house guests earn their keep, Em! Slave driver! πŸ˜›

  13. Brilliant em, looks like walt hada great time!

  14. I think Walt really should change his clothes from the night before, he might be seen as a bit of a tart.

  15. SNORT! Hilarious. WALT is welcome here anytime. I have stacks of oodles of mountains of tonnes of washing for him to do!

  16. I love that you have had WALT xxx

  17. I have one question – did WALT pull at the nightclubs? He’s a bit of a crumpet. I’m sure that Love-alot one of the many pink bears of Chez Abulous would love to meet him. πŸ˜‰

  18. Haha, good on you WALT. None of this polite houseguest stuff. Tell it like it is!

  19. VERY cute and funny WALT is a star – hope to see him again! X

  20. Wow WALT, you really had to earn your keep at Em’s place! Lucky you got to hang out with those super-cute kids. You’ll need a holiday after your holiday πŸ™‚

  21. Clubbing on the Gold Coast back in my day was at Shooters and Melbas! πŸ™‚ Nice to see Walt had a great time on the Goldy! πŸ™‚

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