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Sunday, May 15, 2011

BIRTHDAY BEAR RUGS UP

Bear is waiting at Ann's house before
the dinner.
We had an impromptu Birthday Bear celebration last week. Our friends Chris and Bob, who are members of our Birthday Bear Group, are on a working holiday around Australia. At the moment they are in Canberra but they had to return to Brisbane for a family funeral and it happened to be Chris' birthday in the same week. So, quickly we organised a dinner with Bear.

Chris was happy to see her Birthday Bear
 and all of us after being away. 















Bear had to rug up because it is freezing cold in Canberra like 0*c to 12* C. Ann knitted Bear a scarf, which is big enough for Chris to wear as well. Bear had on a warm beanie and pretty pink slippers. Her legs are too long for her warm pants.


Ann, me, Chris and Helen
We had dinner at Toscani's and as you can see it was a chilly evening. We have skipped Autumn and gone straight to winter but it is still no where near as cold as in Canberra.

21 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to Chris.... I'm sure she'll love that scarf--if Bear will share it!!!!!!!

    We went from winter to summer recently --but today it feels like winter again... Crazy weather....

    Stay WARM.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. Bear certainly looks as if she's well-prepared for winter, but the smiles on the faces of all of you say the atmosphere inside was nice and warm. I hope Chris had a very happy birthday.

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  3. I'm feeling a bit guilty now about leaving my bear sitting on the shelf. Perhaps he and I ought to get out more.

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  4. Diane b - Looks like good times with good friends. We can all use a little bear hug now and then!

    Today it feels like winter again here in Northern California, too. Rain and wind, phooey, we are supposed to be moving toward summer, but I think the weatherman got turned upside down.

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  5. looks like you had a great time!!
    lovely, lovely photos.

    very happy birthday to chris!

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  6. Beautiful scarf! The thing that always impresses me with your BB posts is how important friendship is to you. And the creativity and fun that is always included in your gatherings.

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  7. Birthday bear looks very cute with the warm stuff. Must have been a great party with the cheerful lady's.

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  8. BB looks great in his scarf

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  9. You all seem to have such a good time! With all that eating out I'm surprised you keep your trim figures. Nancy H

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  10. I still LOVE this idea!
    Birthday Bear is styling in that scarf. The lovely ladies are all smiles and very stylish as well!

    Now, I'm off to read your past posts. I'm sure I've missed a lot since I've been gone. :)

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  11. Bear is ever so fashionably attired for the evening - Is that a Dior scarf or Non? oh! and those
    pink shoes are to die for - tres chic!

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  12. BB looks good and I bet you all had a great night out.

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  13. Cold in Brisbane? Glad you gave bear something warm :)

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  14. Oh Birthddya Bear looks soo gorgeous and like a Lady of Leisure..or is that Bear of Leisure! Looks like you had a lovely lunch..and stay warm! It's not quite spring here yet, but Ihear it's coming!

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  15. Happy Birthday, Chris! The scarf was a great idea...well done, Anne! Our weather has also turned cold very suddenly...we even had a sprinkling of snow on the high lying mountains a couple of weeks ago.Looks as though the red wine warmed you all up nicely :)

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  16. Love those bears!! And if your bear has a birthday, does that mean you get to skip a year yourself??

    Have a great day!

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  17. It got even colder on the weekend down in the minuses in Canberra

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  18. A very happy group of good friends. Birthday Bear is as beautiful as ever too ;-)

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  19. How nice that Birthday bear came into action again ! Looks quiet cool in your area, like we have now, only it's spring. But they promised it will get warmer !

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  20. The Birthday Bear always makes me smile!
    ☼ Sunny

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