From Darkest Peru to 32 Windsor Gardens, Paddington shares his heartwarming tale with Voxblock
[VB]: We are so excited to welcome Paddington to the Voxblock HQ. Paddington, thank you so much for joining us today.
[Paddington]: Oh it's my pleasure, thank you so much for having me.
[VB]: Let's dive right in. You've become a cultural icon over the years. Can you tell us a bit about your background and how you ended up in London?
[Paddington]: Well, it all started in Darkest Peru, where my Aunt Lucy raised me. She taught me many things, and when she had to move to the Home for Retired Bears in Lima, she sent me to London with a note around my neck. The note said, "Please look after this bear," and that's how I arrived at Paddington Station.
[VB]: Wow, that's quite a journey. How have you found life in London?
[Paddington]: London is a wonderful place, full of kind people and exciting adventures. I've had the pleasure of meeting the Brown family, who welcomed me into their home at 32 Windsor Gardens. I've also made many friends in the neighbourhood, and I enjoy exploring the city and learning about its diverse culture.
[VB]: Your stories often involve mishaps and misunderstandings. What has been your most memorable adventure in London so far?
[Paddington]: Oh, there are so many. But I think it will have to be riding the underground for the first time. It was rather exciting but rather chaotic, I got chased by dogs and there was skateboarder was causing trouble. Then Julie and Mrs Brown got lost, although they would joke that it was me that got lost. But it all turned out well in the end.
[VB]: Your love for marmalade sandwiches is widely known. Do you have any other favorite foods or traditions?
[Paddington]: Well, marmalade is certainly at the top of my list, but I also enjoy trying new foods. I've had the pleasure of experiencing afternoon tea, and I'm quite fond of it. And, of course, I always carry a spare marmalade sandwich in my hat, just in case.
[VB]: And just to wrap up. You've inspired people of all ages with your positive outlook and kindness. What message do you hope to share with your fans?
[Paddington]: I believe in being polite and kind to everyone I meet. No matter where you come from or who you are, a little kindness goes a long way. And, of course, always have a spare marmalade sandwich on hand. It can make all the difference in a day.
[VB]: That's lovely advice Paddington. Thank you, Paddington, for spending time with us today. It's been an absolute pleasure.
[Paddington]: The pleasure is mine. Thank you for having me, and please remember to be kind to one another, just like a good neighbour should.
What a pleasure having Paddington at the Voxblock HQ. Did you know A Bear Called Paddington is currently our December Audiobook of the Month?