New Farm Park, Brisbane

Saturday, June 14, 2014

BIRTHDAY BEAR BLUNDER

I must apologise to Birthday Bear participants and Birthday Bear too for being slack and not keeping up reporting on Bear's activities of late. For any readers not familiar with our Birthday Bear tradition read more here: Birthday Bear's Blog

Last March (I'm ashamed to say) Chris organised a birthday lunch for husband Bob at the Pineapple Hotel in Brisbane. Chris and Bob are our part time participants as they are usually on the road travelling around Australia. However, they were in town for a few months and joined us for some birthday celebrations.

Bob loves his life as a grey nomad seeing the sites and meeting other people at camping grounds. He is a 'Happy Camper". So Birthday Bear thought it would be fun to join Bob at happy hour at the camping ground.


Bear met us at the hotel dressed in his camping clothes and he had his beer ready to share with Bob. Bear also had a big white bushy beard to match that of Bob's.


L to R. Paul, Bill, George, Birthday Bear, ( having a snooze in his deck chair), Mary Ann, Chris and Helen.
Unfortunately Bob came down with the flu and wasn't able to join us but Chris came to say goodbye as they are off on another camping adventure.

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Now skip two months and today we celebrated Mary's birthday at 'The Runcorn Tavern". Mary helps at her church providing morning tea for seniors. So Bear came dressed in her best and she had a tea pot, tea bags sugar and milk with a beautiful plate of Macadamia slice, which she shared with us. It was delicious.
















Mary is happy to have a helper for the next morning tea.

Ann dressed Bear and George made the table. We all enjoyed tea and cake after lunch.

L to R. Bill. George, Paul, Birthday Bear, moi, Helen, Ann and Mary. We were all pleased to see Paul managed to come even though he is not well and still having chemo and vaccine treatment.

26 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to all.
    Nice to see birthday bear getting around.

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  2. a drinking bear.. what is next.. i was trying to decide how a bear would be dressed for my birthday..i would guess a camera around the neck would about do it

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  3. Happy Birthday to all. And great to see Paul joining in the festivities.

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  4. so cute! sorry bob missed his own bear celebration.

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  5. Cute Birthday Bear post! Happy Belated Birthday to all. It is sad Bob missed his own birthday celebration. Have a happy weekend!

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  6. Bear never seems to get any older!

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  7. Birthday Bear looks awesome with his white beard, question how tall is Birthday Bear......he looks so tall in standing behind the table

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  8. What a pity Bob came diwn with the flu and couldn't join you ... Birthday bear looked a treat in his trendy shorts and sunnies. My oh my! that bear certainly gets around and I'm sure brings a smile to a lot of people.

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  9. Thank you for bringing us up to date on Bear's activities. I'm sorry that the guest of honor had to miss the first celebration, but I'm glad you all carried on.

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  10. I *love* Bear's purple leggings and pink Mary Janes!

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  11. Stopping by to say "Happy Father's Day"... Do you celebrate it down there???

    Great Birthday Bear photos --and it appears as if everyone had a great time.... Sorry Bob couldn't be there for 'his' party!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. Even though the birthday celebrant could not attend, his friends and birthday bear celebrated, which was very nice. Mary's new helper looks ready to go.

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  13. Good to come together again, like the initiative.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  14. Love your fun Birthday Bear tradition. What fun that is and a good chance to get together with dear friends!

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  15. What a fun tradition you have. I just love the way you live life to the fullest!!!

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  16. Birthday Bear looks like he's been having a good time. Great post! I'm not home yet, won't be until the end of the month. Computer time has been minimal but am glad to have a few minutes before we continue our journey.

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  17. That beard transformed bear. Sadly we are not making a camping trip north this year.

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  18. Creativity has no limits with your birthday bear !!

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  19. What a shame Bob missed out on the fun in his honour Diane.. ah well there's always next year..if he's in town! Love the way birthday bear goes to so much trouble :)

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  20. Birthday Bear looks amazing in her outfit especially those shoes!

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  21. such a sweet tradition!!!!!

    thank you for commenting in my blog.

    btw, your photos are easily seen, which i love, in a blog. :-)

    tessa~

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  22. I always enjoy seeing the Birthday Bear and how it is dressed for your friend's birthday, Diane. You are all very clever and do such an imaginative job with it! I'm glad to see Paul was able to attend the party! I hope he responds well to treatment.

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  23. Birthday Bear never ceases to amaze with his/her many personalities and thoughtfulness and fun ways to celebrate!

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  24. Birthday Bear looks quite the happy camper with his beer and relaxed demeanour.
    I bet Birthday Bear was a real hit with the Seniors at their tea :D)
    Successful missions all round I'd say Birthday Bear - well done!

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