New Farm Park, Brisbane

Saturday, February 28, 2015

BARISTA BEAR

It was Bill's Birthday a few weeks ago but due to the cyclone we had to postpone the Birthday Bear celebration. So yesterday our Birthday Bear Group went to the Chatswood Hills Tavern for lunch. They do a great tender steak for lunch at a very reasonable price.
When we arrived Birthday Bear was already standing on the table ready to greet Bill for his birthday. I burst out laughing when I saw him because he was so appropriately dressed for Bill.
Anyone who knows Bill, they know that it doesn't matter where he is or what he's doing but come 10:30 am and he is looking for a coffee.
It doesn't matter if we are walking in the city, walking in the forest, walking along the beach , travelling overseas or on a road trip, come 10:30 and we desperately have to find a coffee shop before we can continue.
So now Barista Bear is on hand to make him a coffee anytime he likes. His T-Shirt says,
"However you look at it. Its coffee time!"

 Bear had his own little coffee machine and clocks to remind him when its time for coffee. He also had a cap from a train company in New Zealand. Bill collects caps and loves trains. Bear had also brought some books  by Dick Francis, one of Bill's favourite authors. I think Bill is going to enjoy having Bear at home with us for a while until its time to celebrate the next birthday.

 Ann was the clever clogs, who thought of dressing bear like this. She has experienced Bill's moaning if he can't have a coffee at 10:30am.



We always have fun at our Birthday Bear celebrations.
If you haven't read about our Birthday Bear tradition read it here on Birthday Bear's own blog.

35 comments:

  1. What a hoot. The group certainly hit the spot when they dress the bear.

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  2. Belated happy birthday Bill. Our coffee time is 11h00 but if it is not available we don't panic :-) Have a good day t'other Diane

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  3. That is a fun present! I can feel the mood of Bill for coffee, we have the same in the Netherlands, 10.30 is coffee time! I don't not it is a habit or an addiction.....

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  4. Happy Belated Birthday to Bill! I love the Barista Bear, it is perfect for your Bill. I have to have coffee as soon as I wake up.. I am addicted to coffee too. Have a happy weekend!

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  5. Fantastic fun tradition Diane and how wonderful that BB took on Bill's persona so perfectly :)
    P.s. I relate to the coffee thing, my sister in law bought me a tee-shirt that reads 'I need coffee.. now' :)

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  6. Happy birthday to Bill...even though I'm late.
    Looks as if you all had a wonderful time.

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  7. this is just about perfect and so cute to and i like that red cup and pot... great fun. my question is, does Bill drink coffee when he gets up or not until 10:30... when my feet hit the floor they go straight to the pot and by 10 i have had 3 or 4 cups

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  8. just too cute. i love how creative folks get to commemorate each person's birthday in style. :)

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  9. I thnk that's the best birthday bear you have shown is. Such a fun tradition.

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  10. What a totally great celebration and love your bear group. So glad that you will have an easier time with that 10:30 coffee. Looks like you had alot of fun here!

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  11. Does that straw thing on the latte cup say sexie coffee? Hmmm ...we drink a lot of coffee, but that kind we seem to have sadly missed! I can't wait until 1030 for mine. I'd be stumbling around with my eyes shut for two or three hours. Or four.

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  12. It's lovely to see you all having such fun. One must never lose the child within and delight in all that one can.
    Belated birthday wishes to your Bill Diane. Mmm, I can smell that coffee!

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  13. You have such fun with friends, enjoying so many activities and always on the go.....you will never grow old!

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  14. MOH laughed and said what a great idea. I told him it certainly is and how much fun you all have - and us too out here - waiting to see what outfit Birthday Bear will have this time round. Made me laugh about Bill and his 10.30 coffee. Saw that clock set at a few minutes before, what a hoot! Once again, because hopefully I have already sent my greetings for his special day, HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL!

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  15. Wishing Bill a now belated Happy Birthday, but then they are meant to be celebrated year long so he will have many more days to enjoy. Funny story about the 10:30 coffee break and wondering also if it's the first cup of the day and why at that specific time.

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  16. It sounds as if Birthday Bear had the perfect outfit and accessories for Bill. I hope he had a very wonderful belated birthday.

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  17. How wonderful..... Happy Belated Birthday to Bill... I knew he loved his coffee --but didn't realize that his inside clock wanted some at 10:30 in the morning... What did he do when you were traveling from one time zone to another when you were here????? George and I get so confused when we travel into different time zones... I remember in June of 2011 when we went to the Grand Canyon... It was still light outside about 10 pm. Drove me batty!!!!! ha ha

    Tell Ann that she is very creative.... Loved seeing Birthday Bear. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  18. Happy birthday to Bill and yes the bear is dressed up perfectly ! No wonder that you laughed !

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  19. Love the Birthday bear idea! Looks like Bill had an awesome birthday celebration...the bear's T'shirt was perfect!

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  20. Bear looks so nice as he always does, hope Bill had the best birthday

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  21. happy belated birthday to Bill. it looks like you had a lovely lunch with a very cleverly dressed up Birthday Bear. i can certainly relate to Bill's coffee needs :)

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  22. The perfect Bear get-up for Bills Birthday .... Well done to Ann and Happy Birthday Bill.

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  23. I rather like the idea of this birthday bear tradition - I have read about it before on your blog. Come June I expect to see the whole gang of you over here in Yorkshire with a bear complete with a pint of ale. Your pictures radiate happiness Diane

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  24. Y'all are so much fun! Happy birthday to Bill! Sounds like everyone had an amazing time.

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  25. You're all so creative and you sure know how to have fun. Lovely. Made me smile.

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  26. Happy belated birthday to Bill! This looks like the perfect birthday bear for him--that coffee pot is fun!

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  27. Looks like enormous fun - and you all look so happy! Belated wishes to Bill from Blighty...

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  28. Happy belated birthday for Bill. The bear looks smart with the cap on What a great tradition. Lots of thought went into the dressing and presents. You much be a fun loving bunch of people

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  29. Such a cool way to celebrate. I love it that the bear was customized for Bill!

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  30. Whenever we visit my sister in Bundaberg, we just have to stop by Sexie coffee too! Love your bear!

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  31. What a great post to make me smile! It looks like a great time! Happy birthday to Bill!!

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