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Currumbin Beach, South East Queensland.

Friday, March 16, 2012

BIRTHDAY BEAR GOES TO HOSPITAL

Don't be alarmed, Birthday Bear is not sick or hurt, he is volunteering at Greenslopes Private Hospital.
 It was our turn to dress Birthday Bear for George's Birthday. (New Readers can find out about our tradition 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.

22 comments:

Annj said...

It was a great outing, thanks all.

Don't unplug your hub said...

Bear looks brilliant! My favourite I think.

cathy@home said...

Lovely everytime I see that bear he makes me smile.
Happy Birthday to George.

Sandra said...

i think this might be my most favorite of the BD bear. i love that mini newspaper.. great job.

Fun60 said...

I love BD bear's uniform and paper trolley. Well done. It must bring a smile to everyone's face when they see him.

GardenofDaisies said...

Sorry the hike had to be cancelled. But sounds like you all made the best of it. Your group of friends seems to have fun no matter where you are or what you do.

George said...

Birthday Bear obviously had another wonderful celebration. Bill did a great job with the trolly and newspapers. You have a wonderful birthday group.

Gattina said...

If ever I have to be hospitalized, I want Birthday Bear to give me books !
How cute and original !

The Southern Mint Julep said...

I just love birthday bear. So cute. I am going to break down and purchase one of the macro lenses for my Canon. Your pictures have convinced me I really want one.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

wow! great job!

i love birthday bear!

xoxo

biebkriebels said...

You are all so creative! Each birthday you have a complete different bear. So funny and the newspaper is so amazing!

Andrew said...

Very cute.

darlin said...

I LOVE this bear, the newspaper and all. Fantastic idea Dianne! Have a great weekend.

Cheers.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy birthday George! Birthday bear really made a wonderful representation of him. I love the gazette he is delivering.

Christine said...

As Andrew says: Very cute.

Colin (HB) said...

William dear friend
I think you would be a far better Editor in Chief of the Brisbane Courier Mail ( oops - the Brisbane "Rag") than the present one.
Apply for the position immediately.
Funny post, Diane, as always with your birthday bear activities!

OK - Bill - just hop to your CV creditials and post or hand deliver poste haste. I might then start buying the bloody "rag" again!
Cheers
Colin

Sara said...

I love Birthday Bear and all his/her various personalities. I think the volunteer service at the hospital would love to use BB as their mascot...

Carletta said...

Your Birthday Bear posts always make me smile. Bill did a get job on the trolley right down to those little wheels. I loved the newspaper!
As always Diane it looks like the group had a roaring good time - I wouldn't expect anything less. :)

Julie said...

I am continually blown away by the amount of work your group puts into dressing 'BB' for the occasion.

And by the cohesiveness of your friendship group ...

Michele said...

I love to hear what Birthday Bear is up to. It sounds like George's birthday celebration was a roaring success.

Marja said...

Love it and having his own little newspaper makes it even more special

eileeninmd said...

How nice of Birthday bear to volunteer. I'm sure it was a great day at the hospital. Great post, Diane!