New Farm Park, Brisbane

Saturday, June 22, 2013

WET WEATHER BIRTHDAY BEAR

It is quite a few months since Birthday Bear has had an outing. If you haven't read about our Birthday Bear tradition read here: It is my birthday on Monday but we had a celebratory lunch today. I chose to go to the Northshore Riverside Cafe as I like the view overlooking the Brisbane River. It has been raining on and off for the last week but today it was fine and cool.

Birthday Bear came dressed for the wet weather she didn't think it was going to be fine today. She had her rain hat, umbrella and boots.  Some ducks and frogs followed her into the cafe.


 There were only six of us today, Paul, Helen, Ann, Birthday Bear, moi, Bill (TOH) and George. Mary couldn't come and Chris and Bob are travelling grey nomads. (We saw them while we were up north which will be on a future post)

 I had macadamia nut crusted barramundi fish with potato bake and...

 lemon meringue pie

 The view from the cafe over the Brisbane River.

 The cafe is set in a park. New apartments are being built on the river bank. I wouldn't mind the view.

 Looking up stream towards the city. The City Cat can drop you at the door of the cafe on weekends.

photo by Ann J
Looking down stream towards the Gateway Bridge .


Bear is at home with us now and happy to be in the warm dry house. Thanks to Ann for dressing Bear this time.


28 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Diane. Looks like it was a great time. I do love Birthday Bears attire:) B

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  2. Happy Birthday Diane! Your food looks and sounds yummy. The pie looks delicious too. The river scenery and sky look beautiful. I love those snazzy animal print pants on the birthday bear. Do you have a pair like that? Great photos! Have a happy day!

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  3. She looks cute, does Birthday bare. That lemon marage pie looks great

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  4. Diane you had a lovely pre-birthday luncheon today...what fun and great food too...have another great day on Monday too.

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  5. Yeah, happy birthday. Where is stolen mug?

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  6. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday for Monday. It's great to see Birthday Bear out and having fun. She certainly looked lovely in her wet day gear.

    What a lovely place to celebrate. Your lunch looked delicious, and those bright blue-sky day views over the Brisbane River were fantastic.

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  7. I love your birthday bear tradition! And always a great idea to spread birthday celebrations out over as long a time as possible. ;)

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  8. oh, that outfit and friends is just too cute! happy birthday to you! love the views you had, there!

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  9. Hmmmm... Birthday Bear has a better social life than I do. :)

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  10. Bear is looking very stylish and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

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  11. the lemon pie, the view the view and the view are my favorites. what a beautiful place for lunch, and glad bear did not need the rain gear.

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  12. You party with some very imaginative friends. Everytime Birthday bear makes an appearance he has had quite a makeover.

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  13. Happy Birthday to another June baby. Those views are lovely. I'm surprised you noticed what you were eating what with all the friendly chatter and the views.

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  14. What a wonderful place for your Birthday lunch you chose well and I just love those red gumboots on Bear ... very trendy! Happy Birthday Diane.

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  15. Happy Birthday for Monday Diane.
    I do like Lemon Meringue Pies.
    View of the river is lovely as are your photos.
    Have a grate day.

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  16. Happy Birthday Diane, Birthday Bear sure looks trendy. A nice view to be eating by. Cheers Diane.

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  17. Happy Birthday Diane, the bear looks fit for every country I think with its umbrella and raincoat. The food looked delicious.

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  18. Happy Birthday for today Diane, sounds like you had a wonderful celebration on Saturday, your lunch looks scrumptious. Was nice for 'Birthday bear' to get out, seems like it's been a while. What a view you had here, some very interesting cloud formations. Whatever you do today on your actual birthday..enjoy :)

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  19. Happy birthday to you Diane hope it was a bloody great birthday and you had a bloody awesome time, birthday bear looked great he/she is so sylish and such a great idea

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  20. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you. See you already had a great celebration The food looks absolutely delicious and bear is dressed very smartly. So you are having some rain there as well
    The photos are beautiful and the last one look like the clouds are dots of cotton wool

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  21. Happiest Birthday wishes! I hope your special day is just that----special.

    Your birthday lunch with friends, and especially Birthday Bear, looked to be much fun, and delicious, too.

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  22. Happy Birthday!
    Birthday Bear is dressed elegantly. Love those pants.
    I must say as they do on those cooking shows I watch that your food was "well plated" and looks delicious.

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  23. happy belated birthday, diane!!
    i have to say that birthday bear is very trendy. and the food looks so tempting, too. what a wonderful place for lunch. great views too.

    big hugs!

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  24. A very happy birthday, now I am two days late considering the time difference ! When I look at your clothing all together Birthday bear included it looks like a summer picture here in Belgium ! I had to put the heating on ! Imagine !

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  25. I'm late wishing you a Happy Birthday. It looks like it was a great one. Birthday Bear looks very dapper in his new set of clothes.

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  26. AH---how did I miss this one? Thanks for sharing it... Happy Belated Birthday... Love the way Birthday Bear is dressed... Cute!!!! BUT--I'm glad the weather was nice for your lunch. What a gorgeous place --and the food looked awesome. Love the outside photos with those puffy clouds. Gorgeous.....

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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