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The Playtime Council: Snip snip

Posted by Yacoob on January 8, 2013

Toddles is fond of her scissors. Unfortunately, Baby Duck was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Baby Duck was orphaned a year ago when Toddles left his father at someone’s house. Now, he faces the challenge of life without a beak. Alone and silenced – how will his story end? Will he rise above the challenges? Or will he fail and fall into despair?

Only time will tell…

(For previous adventures in the Playtime Council’s series, click here.)

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The Playtime Council: Time to Potty

Posted by Yacoob on May 8, 2012

In solidarity with Toddles’ recent venture into the world of potty training,some of the Playtime Council decided to give the strange new plastic contraption a go as well. Click the first image to go through the slideshow – or just select the ones you want to see individually.

For more adventures of the Playtime Council, click here.

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The Playtime Council: It’s a little crowded

Posted by Yacoob on April 9, 2012

One day, Chairman Pooh decided to take the council members out for a ride. Unfortunately, due to financial constraints, the council had only one vehicle. But since this is South Africa, the spirit of South Africa’s urban taxi industry kicked in, and everyone got a seat – as pictured below:

                 
For previous adventures in the Playtime Council, check out its archive here.

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The Playtime Council: Happily Ever After…

Posted by Yacoob on February 15, 2011

Not long after Discovery Bear and Ms Froggie’s union, it was the turn of Discovery Bear’s best friend – Chariman Pooh. Having been divorced for some time, Pooh was a lonely bear; yet he was optimistic, and always kept a smile on his face.

 

Stephanie, who was a late arrival to Playtime HQ, was also single – after having lost her husband in a freak accident a few years earlier.

 

A mutual acquaintance introduced them, and soon – after realising they were perfect for each other – they committed to the ultimate union: to be bear-husband and bear-wife, for the remainder of this life.

 

One of the main factors in their compatibility was the fact that both had kids from their previous marriages.

 

And so, they took it step by step, day by day; a fresh start over – a different hand to play. They knew that the deeper they’d fall, the stronger they’d stay – and they hoped to make it better the second time around.

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The Playtime Council: Love is in the air

Posted by Yacoob on October 29, 2010

Meet Discovery Bear – a bachelor and sales executive for a large medical aid company.

Meet Ms Froggie – a single, carefree girl with an eye for adventure and all things pond-like.

The two met, found they were compatible, and decided to get hitched (with Ms Froggie’s father’s permission, of course).

Awwww….don’t they make a cute couple? Discovery Bear finally met his match, and he’s been happy ever since.

But in case you’re thinking of snatching him away from his new bride – think again. Mrs Froggie won’t have any of that. She’s very possessive, and won’t hesitate to introduce you to the slimy side of the pond – if you mess with her man.

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The Playtime Council Outing

Posted by Yacoob on September 18, 2010

A few weeks back, the Playtime Council had an outing. Unfortunately, not many members could attend – so it was left to Chairman Pooh and Discovery Bear (who’s now an official member – since the sleepover was successful).

They borrowed Toddles’ new bike and set out on their trip – with Chairman Pooh driving and Discovery Bear in the back.

Although they had fun, inclement weather meant that the outing didn’t actually get out of the house…it was more of an indoor event:

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The Playtime Council Sleepover

Posted by Yacoob on August 25, 2010

The Playtime Council – previously pictured here – recently held a sleepover. Unfortunately, Abdurahman has disappeared, and so has Honest. (We hope Honest hasn’t been captured by those darn teddy poachers.) Ethan is, as always, away on a secret mission. In fact, he hasn’t been back in a very long time. Perhaps it’s time for HQ to reel him back in…

Pictured here are Chairman Pooh, along with Discovery® Bear – who may be joining the council. Discovery Bear was a gift from Discovery, the medical aid, when the baby was born. He entertains us much, but his one weakness is that he’s usually trying to get us to join Discovery’s “Vitality” scheme. A true sales bear, he never gives up – even though he’s been warned numerous times to stop advertising.

This particular night, Toddles (a.k.a. our baby) decided to put the two of them to bed. Pooh had a bit of a vomiting problem (hence the bib); while Discovery Bear had trouble at the other end (hence the nappy). But in this shot, both are primed and ready for bed – after finishing off the night’s playtime exertions. (Toddles was already asleep – so she isn’t in this shot).

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The Playtime Council

Posted by Yacoob on April 6, 2010

From left: Abdurahman; Chairman Pooh; Honest (the baby cheetah).
Absent: Ethan (the secret agent teddy)

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