It was our friend, Helen's birthday and she chose to have her Birthday Bear Celebration at Cafe Fish 53 in East Brisbane. For readers who haven't heard about our Birthday Bear tradition read here.
We arrived early, so we walked through the park opposite the Cafe, down to the river.
It was a beautiful Spring Day and the view of the city, the bridge and the ferry was lovely.
We walked along the river side past some nice apartments.........
.......and pretty gardens.
Then it was time to go back to the Cafe for lunch and to see what surprise Birthday Bear had for us and Helen. Check out my new sneakers that I bought in LA. They are sparkly.
Helen (right) is a keen jam and chutney maker so Bear decided to be her jam making helper. Mary (left) dressed bear this time and did a great job.
Helen is happy with her Bear and especially the jam and chutney recipe book which bear had brought along.
Bear is an expert cook. She is looking forward to going home with Helen and helping out with the jam cooking and probably the tasting too.
We were lucky to have our old friends, Bob and Chris (front) join us this time as they are in Brisbane for a while before continuing on with their caravan trekking.
(I managed to get a finger print smear on my lens which blurred the photos, doh!)