Our home is very nice. Wol has three radios and prefers to spend the day sitting in his hat. Tedz has a hat as well and sits by Wol. Sometimes, in the summer, we have our hats in the conservatory. In winter they are placed on a radiator to keep us warm. All of us enjoy our home comforts.
But as well as being a place for comfort our home is also a place for friendly get-togethers – some days we all gather in the sitting room but on other days we space out a bit. The young ones have a rave in Mark's bedroom, the birds and bears meet in the music room and the rest just relax and enjoy the music.
Music and Literature
Reading books, listening to and making music, marvelling at artwork. Everyone in the family enjoys one or more of these - for Wol it is music, for Big Beaver it is his "reading book" and the ballet. Kanga loves musicals at Roo sings. Then we have Lambkin and the Baa-Baas. They sit in front of a picture of former President Jimmy Carter and his wife and sing to them.
Big Beaver's reading books
Big Beaver is the literary member of the family. He enjoys reading books - especially about detectives. He knows all there is to know about Peter Diamond and Inspector Banks, about Bob Skinner of Edinburgh and about Sir Baldwin and Simon Puttock in Devon. If there's a mystery to be solved Beaver knows who dunnit! Some of his new favourite detectives include Wesley Peterson from Tradmouth in Devon and Edward Marston's Railway Detective.
He used to get most of his books from Keynsham Library and was decidedly distressed when his bus service to Keynsham was cut by his local council! So his humans bought him a reading Kindle which he enjoys very much.
Wol loves his music. He listens to Classic FM all day. His favourite composer is Elgar. He also likes Benjamin Britten but they don't play enough of his music on Classic FM.
The Tedz Convention like a different kind of music. They listen to David Lowe's Singers and Swingers every Sunday, Friday Night is Music Night (on Fridays of course) and the 1940s Radio Station on most other nights. In the meantime the weekend ravers enjoy a channel called MAGIC on Virgin TV. Their humans wonder if it is quite suitable - but they like it!