Redcliffe Pier

Monday, December 17, 2012

BIRTHDAY BEAR'S LAMENT

Besides celebrating our birthdays with Birthday Bear we also enjoy having a Christmas lunch together. Ann loves dressing Bear for Christmas. He has been dressed as Santa, as a Christmas Tree, as a Social Butterfly, and as an Elf  but this time Bear is dressed as a Christmas Pudding. For those who are not familiar with our Birthday Bear tradition can read more here.
 Ann puts the finishing touches to Bear. He is inside a Christmas pudding with a white brandy sauce on top together with a sprig of holly.

 
Bear has written a lament for us. (Clever Bear)

He looked good enough to eat.

I climbed on a chair to take this shot of the top of the pudding. The things you can do when you're a silly senior.

L to R Mary, Helen, Ann, Birthday Bear, Bill, Paul, and George
 We chose to go to the Sunnybank Sports Club again. It is close to home and the food is good.
 I had salmon on a corn salsa with fancy potatoes which look like pineapple.

Another fun Christmas outing.

22 comments:

  1. I think you have to be on a diet at the end of December when you go on with the parties. Birthday bear looks very funny again, he is very flexible in changing his identity.

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  2. Cool poem. Your choice of food was quite adventurous.

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  3. Birthday Bear sure gets around. A Christmas Pudding, now that is original.

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  4. Looks interesting all of it..
    I have eaten out for nearly every meal lately and I am so full, but will get over it.
    Keep enjoying yourself :)

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  5. Bear is always so cute and you all always look to be having such a grand time!

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  6. Everything looks so good. Are those lattes in the last picture? Very fancy work.

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  7. love the silly senior sauce shot. bear looks great as a pudding, i would make a great pudding since i am shaped like one and feel like one.
    the last photo is what i want right now.. please

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  8. Love this post, Diane! That salmon looks fantastic! I love salmon.

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  9. Bear is perfect as a Christmas pudding .... Yes Diane! I know what you mean about climbing on chairs to get a good shot ....I've been known to do the same thing... much to the embarrassment of my daughters.

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  10. Great imagination! BB looks quite delightful (and tasty).
    Have a beaut Christmas :D)

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  11. Christmas Bear is GORGEOUS... AND he's obviously very smart since he wrote that lament.... That's GREAT!!!!

    Sounds like you had another great party. The salmon on a corn salsa looks good. I had some salmon when we were at the beach last week which I did not like. It needed that salsa I guess... ha


    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. I was very impressed with Bear's lament, but I think he looks pretty good as a Christmas pudding. I was also impressed with the food you had at your outing.

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  13. Impressive looking food, but what pray tell, is that strange looking brown object with seemingly cherries on it? Surely not chocolate???
    I have been looking at this "Christmas foodfest" since it appeared and hoping that someone may ask, but no!
    So what is it?
    Cheers
    The curious epicurean, Colin.

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  14. Lol ! poor Birthday Bear, as a pudding ! But a real artwork ! Your food looks delicious !

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  15. yum! yum! bb looks quite tasty!

    beautiful poem and post.
    thanks for sharing:)

    big hugs!

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  16. Bear pudding! :-) You and your friends know how to have fun and really enjoy life!

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  17. I think you have to be on a diet at the end of December when you go on with the parties. Birthday bear looks very funny again, he is very flexible in changing his identity.

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  18. He he Diane is still partying.

    I was a little worried at first ... wondered what BB had to lament. But with all those birthdays BB must be getting older. Getting a little more "pudding shaped" goes with age.

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  19. Another fun time with Birthday Bear Diane. He looks lovely as a Christmas Pud!

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  20. The Birthday bear looks cute dressed up for the Christmas season. What a fun time you and your friends are having there. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  21. dear diane, stopping by to wish you and yours the best this holiday season!

    have a merry Xmas!

    xx

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