New Farm Park, Brisbane

Monday, August 24, 2015

BIRTHDAY BEAR IS THE BIRTHDAY GIRL

It was Birthday Bear celebration time again this month. (Anyone not familiar with our Birthday Bear tradition read here:)
This time it was Helen's special big 70th. We celebrated at Chatswood Tavern, a small hotel where the service is good and the meals delicious.
Chris, me, Mary, Helen, Birthday Bear, Paul, Bill, George, Bob and Ann
We were lucky this time because our 'grey nomad'  friends, Chris and Bob were in town and they could join us for Helen's special birthday. Whenever we book for our get togethers, we always book a place for Birthday Bear. I'm sure staff and patrons think we are crackers. We don't care because oldies can get away with being silly.



When we arrived at the Tavern, Mary had already organised Birthday Bear. She was dressed as Birthday Girl to reflect Helen's special birthday. She had on her party dress and accessories including a brown wig. She had brought a birthday cake, card and a box of chocolates.
She even had on a new pair of shoes decorated with sparkles.

 It cheered up Helen to see her Birthday Girl Bear. Poor Helen and Paul are going through a difficult time with Paul being very ill with cancer, but he is a fighter and won't give in. He comes along to celebrate even though he is in a lot of pain. Bravo Paul!

 Mary created Birthday Bear this time. We take it in turns to dress Birthday Bear.

 Helen cut the cake for us all to have a piece.

Happy Birthday Helen but I wish it could be happier.

20 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to Helen! I am happy to hear that Paul made it to the party! I will keep Paul in my prayers. The birthday cake looks delicious. Enjoy your day and have a happy new week ahead!

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  2. How wonderful that Paul was there to help his wife celebrate. The cake looks scrumptious and Birthday Bear very festive!

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  3. Okay I'm digging those sparkly shoes!!! :) Always fun to see what you guys come up with for your bear.

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  4. Another lovely birthday celebration. Happy Birthdsy to Helen, and hope Paul will be ok...

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  5. Another wonderful outfit for Birthday Bear. I wish my wardrobe was as extensive as BB.

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  6. Great that you had your nomad friends there as well. Bet you all had a good time. Have a good week t'other Diane

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  7. Bear is lovely and Happy Birthday to Helen

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  8. Happy Birthday to Helen. My wish for her is to have many many more very happy years with her husband and I 'll include health prayers for him too.

    By the way I've left you a reply in your comment in my blog. Re:Buddy Bears. Yes, There was one from Australia.

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  9. Wow ! Birthday bear looks great as a lady ! What a nice outfit ! Sometimes I think we oldies have much more fun than teenagers ! When we get together it's always very noisy ! So nice of your friend to come despite his illness !

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  10. Happy Birthday to the Birthday Girl. I love this tradition you have. My very best to Paul too, he is a real trooper.

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  11. so much fun this bear brings to your group. I love the little sparkle shoes.. all of you always pay attention to the details when dressing the birthday bear

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  12. Birthday Bear is such a good idea and if he/she brings you all together even better still Diane.

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  13. Birthday Bear is such a good idea and if he/she brings you all together even better still Diane.

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  14. Wonderful Helen was able to have a birthday party with friends and Paul could be there, too. Precious times, and what a wonderful festive Birthday Bear this time!

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  15. You have such a fun group of friends. How wonderful it is at this stage of life to have long time friends who know you, who love you, who support you and give you comfort during the hard times. Helen and Paul must be so grateful to have such a wonderful group of friends!

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  16. There's nothing like special times shared with friends as all of your well know. Birthday wishes to Helen and hope that Paul will have good days ahead as will Helen.

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  17. Paul sounds like a strong man...I wish he and Helen the best in this fight! Glad she had such a special birthday!

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  18. Best wishes to Helen on her 70th birthday! I am glad to hear Paul is still fighting his cancer and enjoying life as much as possible

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  19. Happy birthday to Helen!!

    Check out Etihad Airways for a special get away when needed!

    http://www.etihad.com/en-au/

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