Friday, December 30, 2011

Further Adventures Pt.6 - No.1253

Above: Russell Tovey attends British Comedy Awards at Fountain Studios on December 16, 2011 in London, England.

A FluffTail
Tom Markstahler
© 2011
Continued from post No.1252


Since our furry globetrotting friend Ozziebear still has some relaxing days left before he goes on his long journey to Australia where he will live with his adoptive dad Tom in Oz, Ozziebear decided to enjoy a bit of small town Germany. After the hustle and bustle of the big metropolis that is London it is rather relaxing to spend some time in a city where there is not much to see and not much to do. Even though Ozziebear’s current host Tom Markstahler incessantly tried to sell his hometown with the slogan “Kehl is kewl!”, the worldly bear has some reasonable doubts about that.

Ozziebear’s sightseeing tour started on the bank of the river Rhine. The bear tourist was surprised to find an abandoned spaceship parked at the embankment. According to Tom, the UFO was left behind in 1956, when Kehl was invaded by aliens. Today Kehl’s population is made up of 83% citizens of extraterrestrial origin and nearly 17% citizens of German origin. Only 0.000035% of those living in Kehl are travelling plush toy bears. It’s the Germans you need to beware of. Ozziebear certainly didn’t expect such interesting and exciting facts about a boring little German city.
It was hours later after Tom had taken his medication and stopped arguing with a cheese sandwich about global warming that Ozziebear did find out that the UFO in fact was a pavilion built in 2004 as a part of the Franco-German horticultural show.

What a big disappointment!!!
Since there is not such a lot to see in Kehl, Ozziebear decided to see it all at once. So instead of wandering the streets to get an impression of Tom Markstahler’s hometown, he was looking for the highest point to get a nice view over the whole city. When he spotted the very dubious and dodgy wooden construction, he hesitated for a moment. He didn’t intend to end his young life being buried under a collapsed wooden tower. But with some soothing words from Tom and the blind trust in German engineering and architecture he conquered the 210 steps to the top of the observation tower.
The view was certainly worth the climb. Dusk was falling and the lights in the streets and in the houses were switched on. The reflections in the icy cold water of the canal were starting to dance as the wind rippled the water surface. Ozziebear was sitting on the telescope thinking about the past weeks and his Australian adventures to come in the new year. And boy, that telescope was cold. Brrrrrrrrrr...
 When Ozziebear finally climbed down the tower, night had fallen. But Mr Bear certainly didn’t want to leave without visiting one of the bridges over the river Rhine connecting the German city Kehl with the French city of Strasbourg. Ozziebear realised that night-time can even make places like Kehl beautiful... well, sort of! 

Maybe one day Ozziebear will come back together with his dad Tom in Oz to visit old Europe and to show him all the places he has been to, before he started his new life in Australia in 2012.
To be continued…

The Knights
The_Knights87: @AWOLTom Nice looking forward to part 7. Love the UFO.

@Confidential_CC @Tom_in_Oz_
@RussTov_FanSite and @AWOLTom

Rick Edwards
rickedwards1: @Tom_In_Oz_ HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO.
♔♔Bennie Edwards♔♔
Bennielawrence: @RussTov_FanSite and you lovelyyyy xx
GRABBERS | The Movie
GrabbersMovie: @AWOLTom Thanks!
Jack Shalloo
jackshalloo: @AWOLTom cool !!! Happy New Year!
Marcus Whitney
marcuswhitney1: @Tom_In_Oz_ have a fab new year tom x
depecherox: @AWOLTom Happy new year right back at you!! xx
The Cowlicker
TheCowlicker: @RussTov_FanSite Happy new year!
Morag Anderson
Friendlymoocow: @AWOLTom thanks Tom! Hope you have a fantastico new year :))
Olliestweet: @RussTov_FanSite awwhh thank you... Happy New Year! :-)
davieboy123: @Tom_In_Oz_ you too big love n hugs xx
Bill kelly
Bcgkelly: @AWOLTom  @Tom_In_Oz_ Many Happy Returns for 2012. Can u believe another new year is here.
angloirishgal: @Tom_In_Oz_ Aw thanks lovely, the backatcha and the rest of your family. Have a wonderful 2012!xx
Wolfie Rankin
Wolfie_Rankin: .@Tom_In_Oz_ Thankyou, and to you also :) Happy New Year!
b3n_ifit: @Tom_In_Oz_ and to you Tom the best ov wishes for your new 'oz'year 
Xpletiv1975: @Confidential_CC & a bloody big HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU!!!
Miss_CharlieG: @Confidential_CC you too xx
Yvonne Kilgallon
WindmillWAG11: @Confidential_CC That's nice of you. Thanks. Hope you have a great New Year's Eve.
Sally Lay
TnVol19: @Confidential_CC May 2012 bring you the highest & best year you've ever had! Safe New Year's Eve & Happy New Year! x
keza12345: @Confidential_CC thank you xxx
Janey L
janey0142: @Confidential_CC wishing you a magical 2012 x
Brendan_Surrey: @Confidential_CC Tom x :o)
Chris G
wilkiewaay: @Confidential_CC Hurrah!
Fox Mullder
Fox_Mullder: @Confidential_CC thanks you too
Ian Judson
fluteman100: @Confidential_CC thx buddy! Now in Sydney! Xxx
AustinFx4: @Confidential_CC and a big 2012 to u 2!
onerebeldevil: @Confidential_CC Right back at you!
Kathy Kincaid
KathyKincaid: @RussTov_FanSite Thank you same to you!!
Jo Ramsay
jo_ramsay73: @RussTov_FanSite thank you! And a wondrously Happy New Year to you sir! X *waves*” << *waves back* *blows a big Happy New Year Kiss*
william straker
FX4550: @RussTov_FanSite thanks a lot & hope your site grows heaps in 2012 x
A Star Wars podcast
StarWarsReport: @RussTov_FanSite Thanks! You too!
Jon Boyce
thejonboyce: @RussTov_FanSite mwaaahhhh u too xxx
Alan Y :)
AlanYbrum: @RussTov_FanSite awwwwww thanks Pa Mwah :)
jevon_: @RussTov_FanSite Thank you, happy 2012
Mitchelline1: @AWOLTom thanks Tom and the same to you and your family x
joooos1: @AWOLTom  Happy New Year and thanks for the cute #FF Tom! Didn't realise it was already Friday....again! Time flies by when you're on holiday, doesn't it!
Chris Jones
jonesyinc1: @AWOLTom waves back!! Oops, that's not my hand! Lol!
Fred jones
freddjones22: @tom_in_oz_  cheers mate!
Lorraine Shuttlewood
FoxyLorri64: @Tom_In_Oz_ oh, it's already New Yrs Eve with you all! Have a blast bringing it in and wishing you all the VERY best for 2112 love you xx
Sophie Fowler
sophfowler: @Confidential_CC hope you have a lovely new year! X
A Dreamer
emanuellenery: @Confidential_CC awww. Thank you! Have a spectacular beautiful 2012!!! x
Liz (10) (^_^)
Lionesskeeper: @RussTov_FanSite Happy new year to you too :D
mabel alexandra
mabelalexa: @RussTov_FanSite @russelltovey  :) the best for you #happy2012 <3
Simply__Sinful: @AWOLTom YOU as WELL!! :) Happy New Year.
drunkkath: @AWOLTom   Happy new Year Tom!
bluebox99: @AWOLTom Thanks :) Happy New Year !
TMarkstahler: @confidential_cc @BlackpoolNorth  @russtov_fansite  @markmmerrett  @demelza2  @rudehamster  @jonesyinc1  @matthewcainc4  Happy NY!
MarkMMerrett: @Confidential_CC  @Tom_In_Oz_  ohh happy new year big daddy, hope it's a good year for all of us!
Chris Mason
BlackpoolNorth: #HappyNewYear @RussTov_FanSite @Confidential_CC @MarkMMerrett  @tmarkstahler @demelza2 @rudehamster @jonesyinc1 @MatthewCainC4
patricia Ledwith
demelza2: @Tom_In_Oz_ @tmarkstahler Happy New Year to you and Family xxxx
Samantha Johnston
Samanthaj494: Thank ye @Tom_In_Oz_ #Happy2012 when it comes x
LizzyxRose: @Tom_In_Oz_  Thank you & Happy New Year x
Michael Douglas Bosc
michaelbosc: @RussTov_FanSite thanks for the mention have a happy New Year and a really great 2012 & to you your family and all your friends a Happy New Year may it be productive and peaceful Michael x

patricia Ledwith
demelza2: @RussTov_FanSite great story x told @TMarkstahler that it should all be made into a children's story x
TMarkstahler: @demelza2 @russtov_fansite I am sooo looking forward to Ozziebear's Australian adventures!!! :-)
Russell Tovey ✔
RussTov_FanSite: @demelza2 @TMarkstahler YES it shud - we just need an angel - wait we are angels - we just need the capital and a Japanese business man!!!
patricia Ledwith
demelza2: @RussTov_FanSite @tmarkstahler or a friendly #publisher !!
TMarkstahler: @RussTov_FanSite @demelza2 Oh yes!!!
patricia Ledwith
demelza2: @AWOLTom BTW hurrah x I'm a character in a story !!!

Patricia Ledwith

When Patricia Ledwith coached Russell Tovey in drama all those years ago, little did she realise she would become one of the contributors to the Famous Five stories on the Tovey blog and turn into a real-life 'Auntie Mame' for some of the boys that follow the blog. She is teaching them to...Live! Live! Live! Miss Pat is THE owner of Manny P. Rabbit, one of the fluffy Famous Five characters you can read about on various blog posts.
Pat and I started corresponding in August 2010 just about the same time as Mrs Oz and I went to see more of our ancestral villages back in the UK. Pat sent me pictures of Russell before he was famous and before he was working full-time in showbiz (with his permission of course). Pat has known Russell for many years from roughly the same time he got his first part in the TV drama ‘The Bill’ [as a stone throwing naughty kid]. 

Over the years Pat’s drama group in Essex has had numerous talented actors and comedians pass through its workshops. She still catches up with most of her students when she isn’t busy being a grandmother of a small but delightful handful of grandchildren. Besides Russell, another of the alumni that I follow on Twitter [and vice versa] is singer and actor Jack Shalloo who has spent most of 2011 in 'Hamlet The Musical' and 'Departure Lounge' with Stevie Webb. Pat also taught television host Andy Day.
More recently Pat has met the boys that have become integral to the blog story of the Famous Five. She has been out a few times socially with Andrew F. from London, Thomas Markstahler (from Germany) and Mark M. Merrett from Croydon. Sadly, the only one of this group that has not met any of these people is moi!
Pat nowadays runs private drama lessons and only has a limited number of appointments. If you would like more information I am willing to contact her after you contact me. My email address is permanently kept on the side of the blog but you will need to write it down as it is not a link to click. If you would like to contact Pat via Twitter her user name is: @demelza2
patricia Ledwith
demelza2: @RussTov_FanSite thank you so much for the blog !!! Great xxx will let the students know!!!
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Below: Pictures of Miss Pat running lessons in 2009 when she was a college teacher. She invited Russell Tovey to a workshop to give her students an opportunity to ask about the issues facing them as they try to make it in showbiz.
Above L to R: Vikkie Essex, Christopher J Cook, Hazel Dower, Ellen-Louise Bennett, Russell Tovey, Adam Xan, Patricia Ledwith, Katie Silk, Hannah McFarquhar, Darrel Draper, Chelsea Hickford and Isabelle at Pat's drama clinic 2009.
Above: Russell Tovey with Darrel Draper, Katie Silk, Hannah McFarquhar, Chelsea Hickford and others at pat's drama clinic 2009.
Above: Russell Tovey and Lauren Evans at Pat's drama clinic 2009.

Above: Russell Tovey and a fan - photo taken the same day as Pat's drama clinic 2009.

Russell Tovey, his friend Matthew Cain and their respective boyfriends are currently in Japan for New Year celebrations. While they are gone their Twitter output has come to a stop but the Tovey blog goes on with various contributions from associates and friends.

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