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Friday, June 15, 2012

BIRTHDAY BEAR, THE GREENHOUSE EXPERT.

Today we celebrated Mary's birthday at Michael's Oriental Restaurant. Mary has recently bought herself a green house and she has been working hard in it and around it. Birthday Bear came to share some of her expert knowledge on greenhouse gardening. She is dressed in her gardening outfit and brought her wheelbarrow of pebbles, tools and a super little greenhouse, with shelves of flowers and a wee door too, thanks to the clever hands of Ann and George.
 For those not familiar with our Birthday Bear tradition can read about it here.                                                                                  
Mary and her Birthday Bear
I love her new pink shoes and fancy watering can.
She has a succulent candle too.
We ordered a banquet and there were many different, delicious dishes (say that fast 6 times). The chicken and pumpkin curry was presented nicely in the shell of the pumpkin.

(l to r)  Bob, Bill, moi, Birthday Bear, George, Mary, Ann, Helen sans Paul, Chris.
We had a great time together especially as Chris and Bob our travelling buddies were near Brisbane so they could join us. Sadly, Paul wasn't able to be with us today as he had a large dose of Chemo therapy on Wednesday and he is toxic and should stay away from people for a while. Poor Paul is fighting Mesothelioma. 

27 comments:

  1. whoever was in charge of birthday bear this time did an excellent job. that pumpkin curry looks very yummy.

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  2. It's nice to have good friends to have celebrations with. Birthday Bear's spectacles look look cool.

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  3. I suppose that pumpkin will save on the washing up!

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  4. Birthday bear looks wonderful and the greenhouse is so nice made. The pumpkin must be delicous.

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  5. Birthday bear looks great in pink. Might have a little trouble squeezing into the greenhouse though.

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  6. sorry Paul missed the gardening bear and the fun. love that bowl.

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  7. Birthday Bear has found his/her colour - hot pink!

    And can he/she put on a hospital gown and visit Paul when he's better?

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  8. As always the creativeness of your Birthday Bear group is amazing. Healing prayers headed out for Paul.

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  9. Birthday Bear never ages a day.

    Healing thoughts for Paul.

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  10. Great post with lovely photos. I love the idea of a meal in the shell of a pumpkin.

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  11. Birthday Bear certainly came appropriately attired to work in the greenhouse. The dish you showed looks wonderful, and I'll bet it was delicious. I hope your friend Paul has a speedy recovery and that the chemo defeats the cancer.

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  12. Birthday Bear is on top form again. Looking as wonderful as ever.

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  13. Love these BB posts!
    Ann and George did a super job not only with the dressing of BB but the accessories as well and a greenhouse to top it off.
    Happy Belated Birthday to Mary!
    Wishng Paul recovery from this courageous battle he is fighting.

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  14. Happy birthday to Mary! The BB looks smashing as always! You are a very imaginative group.

    So sorry to hear the news about your friend Paul. I hope with successful treatment he will have many more years to celebrate.

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  15. Happy Birthday to Mary... I'm sure she loves all of the little gifts... AND--I'm sure she loves her new greenhouse... I have another blog friend who has a new greenhouse --and she loves it.

    I'll keep your friend Paul in my prayers... Bless his heart. Cancer is such a wicked disease.

    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  16. Birthday Bear looks adorable - love all her accessories, even down to the succulent candle! Well done Ann :D)
    How beaut is that curry in the pumpkin shell too!
    Warm and good thoughts for your friend Paul.

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  17. I love the new look Birthday Bear is donning, it's so season appropriate and totally adorable. The chicken and pumpkin curry sounds interesting, I'm going to google that one to see if I can find a recipe.

    I hope your friend is feeling better soon, sending Get Well Wishes out to him tonight.

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  18. Birthday Bear in action again and what a nice outfit ! I am ready to leave now for the airport !

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  19. very interesting soup bowl you have out of the pumpkin shell.

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  20. Love the birthday bear! What a great idea.

    Also, I am completely taken by that delicious-looking curry, so will not be able to do another thing this evening until I make one of my own. Luckily, I have the ingredients.

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  21. I think Birthday bear looks pretty in hot pink! Looks likes you had another great party. Have a happy weekend, Diane!

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  22. oh, birthday bear looks great in pink. looks like a memorable day had by all.

    lovely shots too.

    have a wonderful weekend!

    big hugs!

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  23. I love lunches. So much fun.

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  24. So much fun!! The pumpkin chicken curry looks delicious!! I'd love to find a recipe for that. (Sorry about your friend, Paul. Hope the treatment is successful.)

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  25. what a cool idea with the birthday bear. thanks for your recent comment on my blog. I just noticed today that it was awaiting moderation.

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  26. Birthday Bear looks like she is ready for some serious gardening. She looks smashing in pink. Happy Birthday to Mary! It looks like you all had a great time.

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  27. Being a teddy bear collector I have always loved the Birthday Bear tradition you and your group of friends have, such a neat idea. Thinking of Paul and wishing him a very successful treatment.

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