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A Day Out! ๐Ÿ’•

I got to go out on a date with our partner today! ๐Ÿปโ€โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ’—โœจ Itโ€™s been a while. I brought Igloo with me, but just for the car ride.

We began by going to the Shops at Merrick Park in Coral Gables, where we had brunch at a little French restaurant.

Look at this adorable dollhouse (dollhouse?) display we saw! ๐Ÿญ๐ŸŽ€

Later we went to Dadeland Mall. I got to visit another LEGO store. Here’s some DUPLOโ€ฆ

Cool spacey setsโ€ฆ

Excited to start seeing Christmas stuff!!

They had a pirate statue! ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ

I also got to stare lovingly at the set Iโ€™m asking Santa for Christmas ๐Ÿฅฐ Christopher said I might even get it if Iโ€™m good!

Our partner treated me to very fancy sweets at a French confectionery. I got to have marzipan for the first time in a long time! Very pretty ones. And macarons!

On the way home we were treated to a beautiful sunsetโ€ฆ ๐ŸŒ‡

For dinner back home, I made tilapia with rice. It turned out amazing but the glaze was too strong. Less ginger next time!

Meet Igloo! ๐ŸงŠ๐ŸŽ€

Today’s been a really happy day! Last month our partner asked me what I wanted for my birthday. Well I knew I wanted a Charlie Bear from him… I have a couple of stuffies that he’s gotten for me and I really treasure them, but I wanted very badly to have one of my precious, fancy teddies that was from him. So I picked Derek, which I believe is a 2022 Charlie Bear.

It ended up being one of my biggest Charlie Bear disappointments. No charm, and actually sloppy quality, kind of a shock for a Charlie Bear. Maybe they switched manufacturers. I didn’t know what to do because I wanted to just be happy about my new bear and not make any fuss to our partner or appear ungrateful, but this bear cost over $100. ๐Ÿ˜ž I wanted to love it.

So eventually I decided to go through the return process, and Charlie Bears USA was really sucky with that. Which is also strange for them. Communication sucked, I actually had to contact Charlie Bears UK to get them to make Charlie Bears USA reply to me. The entire process took a long time.

Anyway once the refund was confirmed I’d picked a new bear (Daria) crossed my fingers, and waited. Today she arrived, and it was such a relief to see that she has the old Charlie Bear charm!

I named her Igloo, and she is my first polar bear. I feel like she looks even cuter without clothes, but without an outfit she is just another bear from the shop. When she is dressed, she is my bear:

She’s so cute, and soft, and has some weight to her, and a jingly bell collar. I am very pleased. Here she is keeping me company while we enjoy date night. We were playing Quoridor at the time.

Speaking of, for date night we also opened the T. rex Breakout LEGO set, and have been having a lot of fun with it (it’s not finished yet) but I bet we’ll continue working on it this weekend and I’ll take photos then.