Sebastian, Kaarina, Finland


Posted Jul 22, 2013, 7:35 pm
Hi! I'm Sebastian, a little bear from cold Finland. My mom found out this page and told me I could leave abroad if I just want and I said YESYESYES! She's little worried about keeping me safe, though, but I told her not to be afraid.

I'm getting ready for my journey already. My mom said she'll start looking for hosts for me right away. Hoping she will find someone soon, I'm a bit impatient bear! If you would like to host me, please send a PM to my mom. I promise I'll behave well! :)

Posted Jul 22, 2013, 7:57 pm
Today I helped mom to bake a blueberry-raspberry -pie. I got to break the eggs, yey!

The pie looked so delicious even raw that when mom turned her back for a second I tasted a bit. The berries were delicious! But dont tell mommy about that, she probably wouldn't like it ;)

While the pie was in the oven I met a new friend with a funny moustache. He told me he was a eggwhisk, what a weird guy.

Finally the pie was ready. I got my own BIG piece and it tasted soooo good. I want more!

Posted Jul 23, 2013, 2:32 pm
Mom told me she has found me my first host, I'm soooo excited! She didn't tell me where I will go yet, though, but I'm sure I'll find it out soon. Just can't wait for leaving.

Posted Jul 25, 2013, 2:58 pm
My mommy took me to Hanko, the southest city of Finland, with her and her friend. We were on a bit rush so we didn't have so much time for taking photos. It was a bit cloudy and chilly all day long but it didn't bother me because I have such a thick fur. And I saw the shortest train I've ever seen, only two wagons!!

A little snackbreak, yumyum!

Posted Jul 26, 2013, 8:48 pm
Finally I got to know where I would travel first! My mom told me I'm going to Germany. I googled it right away.

It's about 1500km from home, I've never been so far before!

Mommy also made me a small backpack just to keep a little tag with my ID safe. I had to show it to my best friend Oswin because I found it very useful.

I'll be leaving on Monday probably. I'm gonna miss Oswin and my other friends sooo much. But I'm sure I'll find lots of new friends!

Posted Jul 29, 2013, 9:55 pm
Today it was time for me to leave. I had to say goodbye to my friends and then we hugged. It was a bit emotional.

Then I crawled into my envelope.

I hope the journey won't last too long, the envelope is pretty tight.

Posted Aug 1, 2013, 10:17 am
Dear mummy,
today morning I arrived Paderborn, Germany.
Looking out of my envelope I saw lots of friendly faces  :)
Especially the Toyvoyagers Laika, Twixx, Haribaer and Mr. Moose gave me a warm welcome. And guess what, mum, Mr. Moose comes from Turku, Finland!!  :D
I was very happy to see him and of course we talked about our home...But the other TVs are very nice as well. I showed them my candies and my postcard and then we sat together eating candies and talking about this and that.
Today evening we'll visit a big fair in Paderborn city...I'm so excited, what a day!
Love you,
yours Sebastian

Posted Aug 1, 2013, 11:10 am
Dear mum,
the fair was fantastic!!! First we drove to Paderborn city by bus.
Cause of the Libori-fair the town is full of can't imagine!
And then we saw the fair with lots of merry-go-rounds, ticket stalls with hundreds of plushies, strange figures, music all! And we drove with a Ferris wheel  :D We could see the whole town, it was so great!
After all these impressions we were very hungry and so we got some chips and chocolate cherries at 'Petit Paris'...yummy!
Back home we heard somebody whispering...and saw two curious guys who has followed us from a plushie stand  ;)
And after this first day I only wanted to sleep,
good night, mummy,
yours Sebastian

Posted Aug 4, 2013, 4:21 pm
Hi mummy,
today morning hostmum said 'let's go for a walk through the forest round Neuenbeken (Neuenbeken is hostmum's homevillage and belongs to Paderborn) as an alternative programme to our fair visit in the evening'. And so we did.
We saw nice flowers, many many trees, a big thistle and a raised hide and had a great view.
And we discovered a mousehole and waited and waited but no mouse appeared.
Of course we had to take some rests, one on a bench, one on a tree stump, one in a cabin and one in a tree cave.
The weather was very good so we had a nice walk and have now  energy enough for visiting the fair again... ;)
Yours Sebastian

Posted Aug 5, 2013, 6:44 pm
Dear mummy,
in the evening we drove to the Libori-fair again. Cause the weather was much better than last Wednesday we went into the Ferris wheel again. The view was fantastic!
After that we had some cider, yummy!
The Libori-fair ended with a gigantic fireworks. Unfortunately you can see us only in a very shadowy way B) but we were there and it was great!
Love you
yours Sebastian

Posted Aug 6, 2013, 11:43 am
Hi mummy,
today we said goddbye to Twixx and Haribaer. Twixx will travel to Switzerland and Haribaer will travel home.
Have a good journey!

Posted Aug 8, 2013, 11:39 am
...and a goodbye again  :(
Today Laika will start to her new host Strunki.
Bye, cute dog-girl, we'll miss you...

Posted Aug 8, 2013, 9:30 pm
Hi mummy,
today afternoon a big envelope of Strunki arrived. Of course Mr. Moose and me wanted to know what was in it...another ToyVoyager? No, the envelope was too flat...but what else?
Hostmum said we shouldn't rack our brains over the contents but open the envelope! No sooner said than done!
And look what we found in it: some souvenirs of Mefito, hostmum's TV and (the best!) a pair of flipflops (bathing shoes)  :D
Of course we tried them on immediately, aren't they nice?
Unfortunately it was a rainy day so we couldn't wear them outside for example while sitting in the wicker beach...
All the best
yours Sebastian

Posted Aug 9, 2013, 5:49 pm
Dear mum,
when hostmum came back from work today she brought a small parcel with her. Mr. Moose and me became very curious cause the parcel came from Australia...
We heard somebody whispering in it and suddenly we looked into four enormous eyes  :cyclops:  First we got ourselves to safety but then two friendly voices said: "Don't be afraid, we are The WotWots and totally peaceable."
So we took heart and got closer...and they showed us their little gifts, a postcard, some chocolate and a little koala. We sat together eating Australian chocolate (very yummy) and talking about this and that...and than Mr. Moose and me gave them the flipflops as a present.
Spotty (the blue one) was very happy cause they fit like a glove  :)
Now we have to find a present for Dotty (the pink one), too.
I think The WotWots are very nice and we'll have a nice time together.
Tomorrow we'll drive to Dortmund by train  :D
All the best
yours Sebastian

Posted Aug 11, 2013, 5:21 pm
Dear mummy,
today we drove to Dortmund, hostmum's birthplace in the so called Ruhr area. This area along the river Ruhr with many cities was well-known for coal mining but nowadays there's almost no more mining at all.
First we drove from Neuenbeken (hostmum's homevillage that belongs to Paderborn) to Paderborn city by bus and then to Dortmund by train  :D I completed my first life mission!!!
In Dortmund we started with a rest in a café  ;) and then we walked to the 'place of peace' where a vegan street day took place. There were many stands with yummy vegan food, clothes, buttons, posters and information about factory farming and what to do against that.
And of course we had to go into a BVB fan shop. BVB (Borussia Dortmund) is hostmum's favourite football club.
Just before driving home we got to know a nice red rhinoceros (no idea where it came from or why it was there) and we saw an old tram.
Love you, greetings to Oswin and all the others
yours Sebastian

Posted Aug 12, 2013, 4:16 pm
Dear mum,
yesterday we drove to Bad Lippspringe, a spa near Neuenbeken.
A spa normally has got spa gardens and so it is in Bad Lippspringe. Of course we visited one of them. Wow! So many flowers and fountains! And a boat and a lighthouse in the middle of a wood  ;)
And of course a café  :p
All the best
yours Sebastian

Posted Aug 14, 2013, 9:10 pm
Hi mum,
today a mysterious envelope from Strunki has arrived. Of course we were very curious and opened it immediately.
And what's been in it? Two further pairs of flipflops!
Spotty Wot was totally out of his mind cause hostmum said he could exchange the green ones into the blue or the purple ones.
The decision took very long but at last Spotty Chose the blue ones. He sat there very happy when sudddenly Dotty started to cry because she can't wear any flipflops at all. For calming her down Spotty wrote a postcard to Strunki asking her whether she could send something nice for Dotty.
We'll see,
yours Sebastian

Posted Aug 17, 2013, 9:43 pm
Dear mum,
in the evening we drove to Schloss Neuhaus near Paderborn for watching a stage play in an open.air theatre. Unfortunately it wasn't allowed to take fotos during the Play so you can only see the stage.
It was a very thrilling thriller  :cyclops: and I hope I can sleep tonight...
yours Sebastian

Posted Aug 17, 2013, 9:50 pm
Hi mummy,
today afternoon hostmum said we could go into the garden and look whether we could find something to pick. And we did: raspberries, plums and tomatos. We immediately started to pick them and the sheeps behind the garden were very interested in our activities. We picked almost 3 kg (it could have been 3 kg if we didn't taste so much  ;) ) and many different tomatos.
And in the garden I got to know Lina the cat.
All the best
yours Sebastian

Posted Aug 20, 2013, 5:02 pm
Hi mummy,
today Mr. Moose, The WotWots and me made a sightseeing tour through Paderborn.
First we visited the cathedral. The first local missionary church was built up in the year 777. The new building of the cathedral took place in 799. As it stands today, the cathedral was erected between 1215-1280. Following the destructions it suffered during the Second World War it was rebuilt to its original design with a few minor alterations.
Of course we visited the 'hare window' in the inner courtyard of the cathedral: three hares with only three ears but every hare has got two ears  ;)
Foundations of the Carolingian and Ottonian-Salic imperial Palaces were exposed from 1964 until the late seventies. The Ottonian-Salic palace was reconstructed between 1976 and 1978 in accordance with a plan made by an architect. The original building construction with ist rising brickwork is clearly identifiable.
Then we visited the market square with the Neptun-fountain and the townhall.
After that we visited the river Pader, Germany's shortest river (only 4 km) but 200 springs inside the city and a big frog  ;)
At the end of the Second World War Paderborn was almost totally destroyed, only a few houses 'survived'.The pictures show the oldest house (built up in 1560) and a few other old half-timbered houses.
Finally we took a rest in an ice-cream parlour  :p
Best wishes
yours Sebastian

Posted Aug 20, 2013, 5:19 pm
Dear mum,
time to say goodbye  :(
Goodbye Spotty and Dotty Wot, goodbye hostmum.
And goodbye Mr. Moose, best friend! Perhaps we'll meet again somewhere in the world or home in Finland...
Now I'll travel to new adventures... :)
yours Sebastian

Posted Sep 23, 2013, 11:44 am
hello mum  :D
i arrived save in vienna and was very glad as the envelope was opened and i could breethe fresh air again.
i was welcomed very heartily by nice toy voyager colleagues:
spencer and QuentinDucky and other nice guys.
they all want to thank for the picture card and the sweeties

here you can see me with toy voyagers spencer and  quentin ducky

looking forward to new adventures i send you lovely greetings

Posted Sep 25, 2013, 1:33 pm
hello mum,

i am here to tell you about my vacation beginning of september in croatia/istra/novigrad with:

my two hostmums (yes i have twice of them ;-)) the hostdog amy, spencer, quentin ducky, cessy and cheeky the rabbit. we went by car and it was a conveniant ride. our holiday home was directly by the sea, exquisite. weather was fine, perfect.
and now mum, please look at the pictures we took:

this fine heart is specially for you  :D

watching the sunset with my new friends

funny boating at the adriatic sea


we went to novigrad city for a little bit sightseeing
a walk to the harbor were the fishing boats anchored

and sailing yachts

parish church holy pelagius and maxim in the orange evening sunlight

walking and looking makes very hungry! pizza! with seafood! jamjam

at the beach again on exploring tour

see what i have found! a crab!  :o

a little break for resting

watching the waves

i guess a thunderstorm will come, see the dark sky

on the last day we made a campfire and had a barbecue, delicios  :p

unfortunately nice time flies and we had to pack up our things and return home again. it was really nice in novigrad and now i am back in vienna

the latest news i will report at the soonest,
until then i send you many many kisses and greetings,
thinking of you, mum


Posted Oct 21, 2013, 12:55 pm
hello from vienna  :D

end of september we visited the castle of kreuzenstein (Burg Kreuzenstein)

it was constructed on the remains of an early medieval castle that had fallen into disrepair and was then demolished during the Thirty Years' war. it was rebuilt in the 19th century and was constructed out of sections of medieval structures from all over europe to form an authentic-looking castle.  the castle is sometimes used as a location for films:

thinking of you
best wishes and kisses,


Posted Oct 21, 2013, 1:28 pm
hello mummy,

end of september we visited the vineyard for grape harvesting.
weather was so fine and sunny and we had so much much fun

it is a funny time here in austria, however, i miss you a little bit, mummy
many salutations

Posted Oct 21, 2013, 1:57 pm
hy mummy,

yesterday we visited the city of vienna together with my tv colleagues quentin ducky and spencer
again we had very nice autumn weather

Schwedenbrücke and Donaukanal

waiting for the tram to come, on this map you can see where we were standing

Burgtheater in the first district


in the background you can see the Votivkirche

and again the Burgtheater seen in front of the Rathaus and the Rathausplatz

Vienna State Opera

Kärnter straße, a famous shopping street in the first district

i send you many greetings and kisses,

Posted Nov 11, 2013, 12:38 pm
hello mum,

2 weeks ago we had a little halloween party.
we scooped out a big orange pumpkin,
cut a threateningly face and in the evening we
put a little lighting candle in it.
see how dreadful mr. pumpkin is looking  :stare:

bagged sweeties  B)

last friday the moment has finally arrived to say farewell to vienna. my hostmum took me with her to the office where we prepared my journey.
first NANA and TIGERENTE,  the office mascots weighted me out

then we typed the address label

and printed it

a little bit chilling at the mini banana-tree

then i had to say goodbye, got kisses and hugs

and into my travelling box

i am a little bit sad to leave my new friends and wonderful vienna. but also i am looking forward to see my home again and specially you, mum, finland, i am coming  :D


Posted Jan 11, 2014, 1:11 pm
Hello world!

Sorry I've been a bit quiet lately. I have been home for a month or so already, but I just haven't been able to write here because of all the hurries.

My little adventure was amazing, and all my friends here back home have been fascinated about my stories of my journey. But for me that wasn't enough, I want to travel more! :cyclops: Let's see when I'll start again :rolleyes: