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Happy 4th July to our friends in the US!

Did you know that just over 10% of the visitors to this website are from the US, as are several of our most enthusiastic Facebook fans.   Lots of Binky Books and bears have been bought in Great Britain, as souvenirs of holidays here and given to friends and family back home. It is really exciting to think that the adventures of our very British Binky Bear are being read at bedtimes all over the US. So in the spirit of doing something nice for your friends, Binky himself roped in two Little Binky Bears to pose for Moira's camera with their very own Stars and Stripes.  So Happy 4th July Holidays to you all on the other side of the big pond!

#Throwback Thursday

Some of you may be familiar with the hashtag #ThrowbackThursday and we are starting to use it on Facebook to go back and talk about how we started with Binky Bear. When we first had the idea of creating a children's photographic picture book we knew that our book, Binky's Big Adventure would be location specific and would have a map so you could enjoy Binky's adventure in Alresford yourself.  What we needed first though was a Teddy Bear.  We both have old bears but they are just too fragile so we went on the hunt to local charity shops for bears with different looks which we could use for test shots.  Here is one of our first applicants for the job of Binky Bear and Moira managed to hitch him up on the sign for Alresford Station (The Watercress Line).

Big Binky Bear Celebration Today!

Big hello to you all and thank you to everyone who has helped us build our Facebook page up to 1,000 Likes.  On May 1st we had 427 Likes and today we have 1014! Binky joined us for a very special pink lemonade and (almost matching) Red Velvet Cake at Long Barn Alresford today.  He even managed to look up from eating long enough to have his photograph taken. If you haven't liked out Facebook page yet, go one, come and see what all the fuss is about and join the Binky Family on Facebook. We post a new picture every day from the World of Binky and we'd love to have you aboard!  

#Binky #Giveaway We Have A Winner!

Congrats! Kathryn Cuthbertson!  You’ve won our fantastic prize. To claim it, email us at with a postal address so we can deliver your bag of #Binky goodies.
You have 48 hours to claim your prize. We will choose another winner if we don’t hear from you by then.
Thank you everyone for all your wonderful comments and for taking part in all the fun.
Look out for the next #BigBinkyGiveAway.

Binky Books bring you closer!

Did you know that we sell more books to grandparents, godparents and parents than we do to anybody else? Binky Bear books are photographed in real locations and the map in each book means you can go and walk in Binky's footsteps and relive his adventure yourselves.  There are Binky walks in the country: the beautiful Georgian town of Alresford in the Hampshire countryside: in historic Winchester and now in Central London.  And you will come across a lot of the same animal characters: swans, ducks, squirrels.  If you go on the London Binky walk you will meet the Horses of the Queen's Life Guards and the pelicans in St James' Park.  Do the walk in the morning and you can see the ceremony of the Changing of the Guard which takes place every day at Horseguard's Parade: on Sundays it is at 10.00 am and on every other day it is at 11.00 am.  TripAdvisor give this ceremony a rating of 4 and they have a lot of useful comments about where to stand.  Finally to see a brilliant time lapse photography of The Trooping The Colour ceremony, held at Horseguards in mid June each year, click here. The Binky walks give a great purpose to the day and the kids will love it.  Have a brilliant day out! Horseguards_0546_m

Little Binky Bears helping out on The Watercress Line

Binky's Big Adventure is our first book as you know and the opening page is a fantastic double page photograph taken in one of the carriages on The Watercress Line. Here you can see two Little Binky Bears, who have their copy of Binky's Big Adventure with them, have stopped to help out in the signal box at Alresford Station.  (They were fully supervised.) Remember if you take your copy with you on the train you can find Binky's actual seat (next to seat 27) and you can then do Binky's walk around Alresford down to the watercress beds and via the cake shop!  What a perfect day out.   LittleBs_SignalBox_4917

Binky Bear Newsletters

Newsletter_4739_Adj Here is our first newsletter and here is our second. We have started creating newsletters to keep you all up to date on what is going on in Binky's World. Each newsletter is a collage of items from our Facebook and Twitter accounts and you will see what Binky has been up to and who we have been talking to.  

National Picnic Week

It is National Picnic Week 2014 and Binky has been having a picnic with his neighbour and good friend Jess.  Cake and cheese+biscuits were definitely on the menu.  We are not quite sure who managed to eat the most but we can tell you, it was rather a quick picnic!  There are loads of tasty picnic suggestions here

What a great day! Sunday 18th May 2014

  AAB_3791Watercress_004 Thank you to everyone who came along to the amazing Watercress Festival.  It was great to see all our fans and just soak up the sun.  11,000 people came along. Here is a pic of the Binky Team including our amazing but shy back room boys!  Big thank you to Anthony Oxley for taking the photo.