I told the children that he was here when they came home from school and they were very happy to see him. Here they are in front of our house with our very welcome guest. They are still wearing their school uniforms because they were so excited to have their picture taken with him that they didn't want to get changed first.
We live in a semi-detached house in a large village about thirty miles east of London. Lots of people in our area commute to London every day on the train, because we are between two train lines which lead to London. We have one station a mile to the north of us, and another two miles to the south.
Ceri immediately set about making Tag in Minecraft.
Meanwhile, I made Tag a tag to wear, because I was worried that with all the travelling he'd be doing, he could get lost. It says "My name is Tag and I am a V.I.B. (Very Important Bear). You can read about me at http://internationalteddies.blogspot.co.uk. If you find me, please help me get home. Thank you." It's got my mobile number on it, and on the back is a picture of a combined US/UK flag.
Hari sniffed Tag asking, "Does he smell of America?" (Apparently he does.) But despite that, Tag got to sleep with Ceri tonight, along with her special teddy bear (who was too special to send to America), imaginatively named "Teddy". I wonder if Tag will dream about all the adventures he'll be having over the next few weeks?
P.S. I do have another daughter. My eldest child is Gwen who is 18. I asked whether I could post a photo of her with Tag and she said this: