Don't be alarmed, Birthday Bear is not sick or hurt, he is volunteering at Greenslopes Private Hospital.here). Our friend George volunteers at the hospital 2 or 3 days a week. He does a variety of jobs there. One of them is taking a trolley of newspapers and books around for the patients.
He wears a blue shirt uniform with Care Volunteer, Greenslopes Private Hospital embroidered on it.
Bill made a trolley and some small sized newspapers for Bear to sell. He even wrote some relevant news articles.
Unfortunately it has been raining on and off all week so the venue on top of Mt Coot-tha was abandoned and we went to a Sunnybank Hotel, where they are used to our silly antics with Birthday Bear.
It is difficult to photograph in the dark dining room and George and his Bear were very patient waiting for me to try and get the light right. Eventually I had to use the flash. George was happy with his helper.
We all had nice meals and a long chit chat mainly about the news, memories and upcoming holidays.