Southern Highlands, NSW, Australia

Thursday, May 29, 2008


I made a group of friends when I was at work but as we started to reach retiring age we decided to keep in touch by meeting when it was one of our birthdays. Instead of giving gifts each time we have a Bear, which is passed from one birthday person to the next. Each time he is given he /she has to be dressed to reflect the personality of the recipient.

On the 18 May it was Chris's birthday celebration. Chris is a teacher at the gaol so Bear was dressed as her teaching the inmates and some little bear inmates came too. We celebrated Chris's birthday on Macleay Island at the Blue Parrot Restaurant. It was something different going by ferry for lunch. We had a great day.

waiting for the ferry to Macleay

teacher teddy with inmates the card

Here comes the ferry to take us home after visiting the other islands in Moreton Bay


  1. Hi Diane,
    A wonderful idea and a tradition with you and your friends.....having lunch on an island is different and interesting.

    Cheers for now and have an enjoyable need to direct you to do that as you do enjoy comes shining through


  2. Hi Diane
    Great photos. Thanks for a wonderful day.
    Chris XX