Redcliffe Pier

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

BIRTHDAY BEAR GOES SWISS

We belong to a group of friends who celebrate their birthdays together with Birthday Bear. To understand the Birthday Bear tradition read here. Next Sunday is Bill's Birthday but we celebrated a few days early because Chris and Bob who left our group to travel around Australia blew into town after cyclone Yasi drove them out of Townsville. They hitched up their caravan and headed south. They are here for a few days before moving on.
Photo by Mary
Birthday Bear is dressed in a Swiss outfit and playing the Alphorn, with two trumpets at his feet. Funny that. Bill is Swiss and has an Alphorn, and he played the trumpet.

All the following photos by Ann. (I forgot my camera???)
Bill was happy to see his Swiss Bear especially with a bag of Swiss Chocolates, that he brought for all of us since it was Valentines Day too.

We girls, who all worked at the same school for years, were pleased to see Chris again. (middle front)

The boys have all become good friends over the years too and they were pleased to see Bob again.(front left)

We all had dinner at Sunnybank Hotel. Where many others were celebrating Valentines day.

After dinner, bear gave me a nuzzle as I carried him to our car because Bill was too shy to be seen carrying a teddy bear. Thanks to Ann for dressing Birthday Bear this time.

23 comments:

  1. It is such fun to see you celebrating with Birthday Bear. He is dressed wonderful. Congratulations to your Bill.
    Regards, Marianne

    ReplyDelete
  2. The bear cracks me up every time! I love it that you keep up the tradition; fun, fun fun...just the simple kind!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Birthday Bear looks so smart and Swiss!
    A lovely gathering for you and your friends, a happy birthday for your Bill!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I get the biggest smile from Birthday Bear. What great fun and Happy Birthday to Bill.
    ☼ Sunny

    ReplyDelete
  5. I quickly put earplugs in my ears when I saw the horn, lol !
    What a nice birthday !

    ReplyDelete
  6. You look so pretty with BB! I'm glad Bill had such a fine birthday celebration and that your traveling friends were able to join in the festivities.

    ReplyDelete
  7. You and Birthday Bear (and Bill!) make a fine couple..uh..group! Happy Birthday to Bill this coming Sunday from Utah!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Birthday Bear certainly knew the right way to Bill's heart, coming dressed in his Swiss gear :) Shame on Bill for feeling too shy to give him a cuddle!

    Please wish Bill Happy Birthday from me, but I won't send him a hug since he's so shy ;)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh, I missed birthday bear, he's been hibernating for quite a while. Happy birthday, Bill.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Yes Happy Birthday Bill! Sounds like you all had a wonderful time
    "Adelaide and Beyond"

    ReplyDelete
  11. BB surely has a great variety of costumes.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wonderful pics of a great time with friend. Happy Birthday Bill.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Cute Birthday bear post. Looks like everyone had a great time. Happy Belated Valentine's Day, Diane.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I'mmmmmmmmmmmmmm baaaaaaaaaaacccccccckkkkkkkkkk! Just had a small glitch in my Java - not updating as it should. Good to be able to 'eavesdrop' on your comments section. It was a good night, and was great to have Chris and Bob join us. Ann J

    ReplyDelete
  15. It's always fun to see BB and his new outfits. Since the celebration was early I will wish Bill a very Happy Birthday.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I was sooo pleased to see that BB did not have his belt under his armpits like BB ... oops they have the same initials!!

    Happy Birthday, Bill you old coot!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I just love this tradition.
    Everyone looks like they are having such a wonderful time. It's always nice being surrounded by endearing friends. (Notice Diane that I didn't say 'old' friends.)
    A Happy early birthday to your Bill.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love Teddy Bears Too, and that one is adorable. Right now I have a Panda bear on my sideboard for Chinese New Year, but there are other bears that will come out of hiding as the year unfolds. Cheers

    ReplyDelete
  19. Birthday bear looks cute in his swiss tee; really like his alphorn!
    Read that baby Fox is leaving for LA; It is always sad to see them go but you know what, you will go over for a long holiday;

    ReplyDelete
  20. Happy birthday to you Bill. What a natty outfit Bear had on. Great celebrations with friends are always fun! Greetings from Jo

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love this tradition you have with your group of friends Diane. He must have a very large wardrobe and his latest is superb. A lovely start to Bill's birthday celebrations.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Happy birthday to Bill! You looks so pretty in the last photo, Diane.

    ReplyDelete