New Farm Park, Brisbane

Monday, July 23, 2012

BELATED BIRTHDAY BEAR

As I was in Sydney for my birthday, celebrating with my family, my friends in Brisbane waited until I returned to have our traditional Birthday Bear get together. If you are not familiar with our Birthday Bear tradition read here.



Our Birthday Bear group had lunch at the 'Baan Thai' Restaurant in Springwood. Birthday Bear was there to greet me. As you can see Bear is an avid photographer this time and she has a model of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, to celebrate my climb up the bridge last week. Just look what is written on Bear's hat. Bear had a lovely card for me too. It read,

"This Birthday Bear has been known to wear many a hat,
And this birthday person, Diane, is the same, we all know that,
She is always willing to participate in many a daring venture,
Living up to her blog's title,-"Adventure Before Adventure."

Bear is home with me now, she is even dressed in blue my favourite colour. The Sydney Harbour Bridge has the nick name of "The Coat Hanger" so it is understandable that the model is made from coat hangers.

Thank you so much Ann and George for dressing Bear and thanks to Helen and Mary for coming to share my birthday lunch. Paul was sadly missed again as he was home in bed sick with the flu as well as having chemo therapy. Hope you improve soon, Paul.

24 comments:

  1. You are being spoilt "rotten"!! ha ha.
    Happy b'day greetings officially, we won't mention ages anymore! ha ha.
    Not only do you all indulge in splendid manner, befitting of course, but the talent in the dressing of Brer Bear, or is it a Miss Bear?
    The "coat hanger" with flags should be placed in a position of honour within the Bohlen establishment.
    Cheers
    Colin (HB)
    PS: I am still "agog" at that video! Cheryl is under pain of death if she mentions to Dennis what I have seen! I wish to do the surprising myself - ha ha!

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  2. Such a brilliant Birthday Bear! Love the hat too :D)

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  3. Birthday bear looks very nice in those blue trousers. Belated birthday wishes to you.

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  4. Hi Diane, I love your Birthday Bear celebration... The hat is awesome --and I LOVE your bridge. How creative!!!! Congrats.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. This is so adorable, I love your Birthday Bear tradition and the outfit is totally adorable!

    Happy belated birthday you brave lady climbing that bridge!

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  6. This was the perfet birthday bear for you, Diane! Your friends had all the details worked out so wonderfully!

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  7. The past year has gone, and now your turn to have birthday bear, and handsome or pretty, I am not sure..but you are looing good Diane.

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  8. great tradition, this bear celebration
    happy bday !
    anni

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  9. You are all so creative people to make such nice presents. The Harbour bridge looks splendid and the bear is your spitting image!

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  10. Ah, I've been waiting to see this post and fortunately I'm "following" you again so it came up on my dashboard. I just LOVE Birthday Bear 's "Diane" outfit - it's so you - the original hat title, tripod and camera. Of COURSE the coat hanger bridge model had to be included for a daring-do lady such as you! I just realized something: you get to keep Birthday Bear ? I thought the actual bear was used again and again, but that was just my blonde moment, I suppose! Glad you had so many celebrations in honour of such an important birthday! Cheers Jo

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    1. No no you are right, we don't keep the bear forever, just until the next person's birthday.

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  11. It looks as if Birthday Bear is quite a photographer; I wonder if she could give me a few tips? I really like your (her) hat.

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  12. Happy Birthday! Your bear tradition is wonderful!! You may be appalled to learn I saw a stubby cooler in Kununurra with 'Adventure before Dementure' (sic) emblazoned on it!!! What were they thinking?!?!

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  13. you KNOW this is my favorite of all the bears... a photographer bear, nothing could be better. love it

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  14. That is really adorable ! and the Birthday Bear is so nicely dressed for you ! It is a wonderful idea to celebrate birthdays like that ! I hope for all of you that he has to work for birthdays for a long time !!!

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  15. That is utterly adorable - I want the entire outfit the bear is wearing too!

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  16. The bear is so special, I really like it. Sorry to hear that one of your friends couldn't make it.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  17. I wondered where bear was when you mentioned your birthday. He was certainly worth waiting for. Love his hat.

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  18. Diane, Happy Birthday and I'm sorry this is belated. You have been celebrated in style this year by both family and friends! And Birthday Bear too of course.

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  19. Belated happy birthday. that bear is a marvelous idea He is gorgous and where did he get that hat with your blogname? (sending healing wishes for Paul)

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  20. Very well selected costume for bear.

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  21. Great photos. Sorry to hear one of your friends couldn't make it. Happy belated birthday. You look great in red, Diane!

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  22. Ha, they know you well, Diane, and bear is dressed very much to reflect you.

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