Herman has settled in very well in our kitchen and is bubbling away merrily. We have been playing German choral music to him to keep him happy. He seems to be very fond of the German folk song Untreue as arranged by Max Reger.

News of his arrival has spread quickly through the house and he has now been joined at the kitchen table by two friendly teddy bears called Ham and Honey. Apparently they heard rumours that Herman at some stage was going to give them some delicious cake to eat and so they are now firmly encamped to await developments.

The weather in Orkney has turned a little windy and cold but luckily for Herman we have a Rayburn cooking range in the kitchen that will keep him nice and warm as he bubbles his way through the week.

Best Wishes,

Tim Barthorpe and Herman