The 12 Bears of Christmas No.1: Keith

We’ve had lots of compliments about our Christmas decorations here in our Kensington shops, the centrepiece being a hug of bears.

Yup, that’s the collective noun for a group of Teddies. We know you’d always wondered, so there’s another mystery solved. Don’t say we’re not good to you.

We think they’re a rather handsome bunch. And so, over the next 12 days we’ll be introducing them one-by-one here on The Hornet. There will be a little biographical info on each, and a copy of each bear’s letter to Father Christmas.

Our series is hanseled by Keith. Here he is…

Hornets Bear - Keith copy

An easygoing young cove by day, Keith can be found haunting the casinos of Mayfair by night. Does he like to gamble? Keith would bet on the outcome of two Alka Seltzers fizzing in a glass, if the odds were good enough. But when he wins big, he always donates to the Bide-a-Wee Retirement Home For Degenerate Bears in Tooting. Ruthless at the card table, he has a good heart.

Here’s his letter to Santa…



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