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Currumbin Beach, South East Queensland.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

BIRTHDAY BEAR'S CHRISTMAS PARTY

 Birthday Bear took his friends, Ann, George, Helen, Paul, Mary, Diane and Bill to the Lighthouse Restaurant at Cleveland Point for a Christmas lunch.  
The building was constructed in 1936 after the original built in 1879 burnt down. The restaurant got new owners and a renovation in 2006. Since then it has become a very popular seafood restaurant.

It is built on the water's edge and the view of Moreton Bay is very relaxing.

 Birthday Bear looked very Christmassy in his Santa's Helper suit. He had lots of presents to give out too.
 Ann dressed Bear and she is just adjusting his smart boots.

Bill and I shared a platter. It was delicious, fish, scallops, oysters, octopus, calamari, smoked salmon, prawns, and Moreton Bay Bugs.

 Bear enjoyed the prawns/shrimps.

He also partook of some fruity, red wine.

20 comments:

whiteangel said...

Birthday Bear sure gets around :)
I like the look of that platter...could eat all of that I reckon or nearly :) maybe my eyes are bigger than my belly :)

Andrew said...

Haha, that is funny about Birthday Bear. I hope he was an invited guest.

Sandra said...

bear looks really handsome as Santas helper and i do hope he did not get drunk on that wine. that platter is beautiful to look at and also yummy

biebkriebels said...

No birthday, just a lunch with Bear, how kind of him to invite you all. The food looks good and the view too.

George said...

It looks as if Birthday bear is a wonderful host. The restaurant he picked out has a wonderful setting, and the food looks absolutely delicious.

cathy@home said...

I think I might borrow the bear for some birthdays here.

Angela Häring-Christen said...

I think birthday bear had a happy day and you too :-)
Greetings
Angela

Joan Elizabeth said...

What a gad about that bear is ... I'm glad to see he is helping for a change.

Lori at Jarvis House said...

Adorable post with Birthday Bear. Just by chance I went to the Fire Island Lighthouse on Friday and walked up to the top and looked out. There are 800,00 bricks in that structure, or at least that's what the guide said. It is one of the tallest lighthouses around my neck of the woods. Cheers for a great Holiday week.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---Birthday Bear not only enjoys all of the birthdays ---but also enjoys other parties, like this Christmas one... That Bear really loves his parties... AND--how can he eat so much and never gain weight????? ha ha ha

Cute pictures, and your fish platter looked delicious.
Hugs,
Betsy

Sheila said...

Your gathering of friends is a great tradition. Do you keep a photo album of Birthday bear in all his outfits? All the best to you and your husband for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Ann said...

this is yummy food. What are you serving for Christmas? Lots of you big aussie prawns?

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I am in awe of that delicious looking sea food platter, Diane! I wish I were birthday bear so I could ahev eaten soem of it :)

Wishing you and Bill a very Merry Christmas!

Gattina said...

Bear looks very handsome ! After this glass of wine he will get a red nose !
Now I am hungry !

Sara said...

Fruity red wine is always good! Merry Christmas!

eileeninmd said...

Fun post, Diane! Birthday Bear sur knows how to celebrate Christmas. Nice party. The seafood look delicious.

Red Nomad OZ said...

I LOOOOOVE your birthday bear idea!! And there's a special Xmas surprise for you on my blog in my 'Sunshine' post! Enjoy!!

SquirrelQueen said...

Looks like Birthday Bear has excellent taste in restaurants. This one has a really nice view. BB was enjoying those prawns. After all the food and partying looks like he is ready to relax with the wine.

Michele said...

That Birthday Bear sure does seem to know where to go and with whom to go to have a fun time. Just looking at that seafood platter made me drool!

Happy Christmas!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Gotta watch that party bear and the wine! LOVE his outfit!