Monthly Archives: June 2010

Staffield’s Hometown

Staffield was born in China, that is what his label says, but his journey really began in Penrith, Cumbria in the Lake District of England. 

While on a mini-holiday in the UK, I visited a charming little shop.  I am not one to buy or collect stuffed animals, but for some reason, this little panda caught my eye.  I scooped him up toted him with me the rest of our journey.  

On this mini-break, my travel companion booked us at the Staffield Hall in Penrith.  The area is quite scenic and peaceful, here is how the owners of Staffield Hall describe the surroundings, “the Lake District in Cumbria is a beautiful part of England. The Lakes are within easy reach as is Hadrians Wall, the North Yorkshire Dales and the Northern Pennines. Visitors to the area have a choice of quality, cosy pubs, fine restaurants and charming villages to visit…”

On the way home, back to the States, I shot a photo of Staffield onboard the airplane, this was when I had an epiphany; take Staffield with me on all my trips and snap a photo of him traveling!  Thus started the story of Staffield and the madness that is a grown woman taking portraits of a stuffed panda in various places including the beach on honeymoon, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Vegas, The Statue of Liberty and more.  Check out Staffield’s photos on Facebook-!/group.php?gid=85106699470

Here are some photos of Staffield Hall and Staffield on his first transatlantic flight.   

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