Summer at home in Daisy Hill

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

BIRTHDAY BEAR GOES DOWN MEMORY LANE

The Birthday Bear Group celebrated Mary's birthday at Ceylon Inn in Graceville. The restaurant doesn't do lunch on Friday so we braved the cool winter evening. We soon warmed up when we started eating our hot Indian curries. Bear also arrived in scarf and hat to keep warm.
 Bear came with an album full of Birthday Bear memories. We have been celebrating our birthdays with Birthday Bear since 2007. Helen made the album for Bear to share with Mary on her birthday. It contained photos of all the different outfits Bear has worn over the years and all the different places where we have celebrated.
 Mary was happy to receive Memory Bear and her album.


 We all enjoyed looking at past photos and remembering all our times together.

 We all enjoyed the hot Indian food too. The Shiraz wine went down well also.

I especially enjoyed the Mango Kulfi, Indian ice cream, to cool off my mouth.
If you are not familiar with our Birthday Bear tradition read here: 

21 comments:

  1. How lovely to record all of Birthday Bear's appearances and memories of all your get-togethers in that way! Well done :D)
    The Indian feast looks so appealing and I looked up the recipe for Mango Kulfi. It's similar to what Mum used to make (without the mango) when we were youngsters... I can remember her turning her egg beaters for ages!

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  2. what a wonderful idea to put all Bears outfits in one book. i know he is the bear to attend the most party winner by now.. and the award for the most outfits ever worn by a bear

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  3. Another fun Birthday bear party. I have not tried the hot Indian Curry. It sounds good. I love the photos, happy Birthday to Mary! Enjoy your day and have a happy new week!

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  4. Busy bear you have there :-) It all looks like fun with many memories. Seems odd you saying about the cold when we are 40C here! I cannot imagine Brisbane cold but then people used to day that about South Africa and we have seen snow in Johannesburg so...... Take care t'other Diane

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  5. Barely bearly ! I loved this post. Happy birthday, Mary. And the yummy Indian food...

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  6. The Bear Birthday is a fantastic idea....The cake looks delicious

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  7. Nothing like a curry to warm you from the inside out! You have such creative people in your group, always coming up with something new and interesting for Birthday Bear.

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  8. Memory lane such a nice lane to go down

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  9. That Mango Kulfi had me forgetting I was going to comment about Birthday Bear! Glad the Friends of Bear had another happy gathering.

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  10. Such fun! Another clever and creative version for birthday bear. I do love the idea of the past memories. A lovely gift.

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  11. I expect you all would have liked a copy of that album. Another great gift from Birthday Bear.

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  12. Such a nice tradition you have built up with your friends, the album must be copied for everyone I suppose.

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  13. The Album must be great ! It's really an excellent idea to celebrate birthdays with a bear dressed for the occasion ! It's funny, now you complain about the cold and we have a heat wave ! Over 30° ! Only in stores and in my car is aircondition, I could drive around the whole day !

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  14. Well Birthday Bear would have had lots of clothes, be interesting to see them all.

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  15. I love your birthday bear tradition Diane and BB looks particularly fetching in his scarf and hat :) Can't remember the last time I had a hot curry, might have to do something about that!

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  16. That is the sweetest and most special birthday tradition I've ever seen. Looks like a grand time between good friends.

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  17. Your bear parties are the best. What a fun way to celebrate and remember fond memories.

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  18. You and Birthday Bear have created a wonderful tradition!

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  19. You all do have great memories --when it comes to all of the Birthday Bear celebrations... By the way, is it the SAME bear you have always used? If so, that bear has really gotten to enjoy all kinds of places/hats/memories.... NEAT!!!!!

    I laughed at you talking about WINTER --when we are in the midst of Summer... Here in TN the past week, we finally got some needed rain --and the temperatures are milder (which we love)...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  20. That birthday bear has been busy lately! Nice to see everyone come together and enjoy time with one another in celebration. :)

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  21. What better way to celebrate on a cold winter's evening than dining at an Indian restaurant - a lovely gesture by Helen in putting together "Bear's Birthday Adventures" I'm sure there were many laughs and fond memories.to be enjoyed.

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