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Saturday, February 13, 2016

PLAYING TRAINS WITH BIRTHDAY BEAR

Birthday Bear knows that Bill enjoys train trips and that he is going on two train trips in New Zealand next week when it will be his birthday. So we had an early Birthday Bear celebration at a new Indian Restaurant in Daisy Hill called "Tumeric".

Birthday Bear had made a poster of The Taieri Gorge train trip so Bill can see where he will be going  but best of all Bear brought three trains so Bill and Bear can play trains at home.

 Ann helped Bear get dressed and organise the poster and trains. This side of the poster shows the beautiful Dunedin Railway Station, the train, some high bridges and a map.
(Its making me excited about going.) 

 Ann, Mary, Helen, Paul, George and Bill checking out the menu.

 The meals were served in these interesting dishes with separate compartments. It is lovely to see a smile on these two people, who are going through a hard time coping with Paul's cancer.

 Not only was it a birthday celebration but out came the champagne for Ann and George's 50th wedding anniversary.
Congratulations Ann and George.

30 comments:

  1. Happy B/day Bill in advance. You may run into Cheryl down there, she is on a hiking trip around the Dunedin area. The weather has been perfect also.

    Congratulations to Ann and George also.
    Cheers and happy train tripping.
    Colin

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  2. Happy birthday to Bill. Enjoy your NZ train trips. I am sure you will. We did the Tranz Alpine last August, was brilliant. The Taieri Gorge should be spectacular too. We were booked to go on the Northern Explorer from Wellington to Auckland but it was cancelled and we had to travel the route by BUS, not happy. Have a fantastic trip Diane.

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  3. A very happy Birthday to Bill, what a wonderful gift and Birthday Bear looks so nice in his outfit !

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  4. Train trips are always interesting. NewZealand will be wonderful. I have only been to the North Island, enjoyed it very much. When I grew up I loved trains, one highlight every year was to travel over the Bernina down to Tirano,italy where the grapes were ripe.

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  5. As always, a great effort with Birthday Bear. I can't remember the name now, but there is a great trip on the south island from west to east, and I suppose the opposite way too.

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    1. Are you thinking of the Tranz Alpine.We are doing that one too.

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  6. Another exciting travel in the pipeline, lovely. So much to celebrate and by thankful for at the diner.

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  7. Hello, Happy Birthday to Bill! The train trips sounds like a fun time for you and Bill! I wish a happy Anniversary to your friends Ann & George. Great birthday bear post and photos.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  8. Happy birthday in advance Bill.. two train trips, how fab is that!Tumeric is my most used spice Diane, hope the restaurant lived up to its name :) Happy train travels next week.

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  9. Happy birthday in advance Bill.. two train trips, how fab is that!Tumeric is my most used spice Diane, hope the restaurant lived up to its name :) Happy train travels next week.

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  10. Early happy birthday bill. looks like you all had a good time. T'other Diane

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  11. first things first. i sure would love a photo session with that pink bottle. happy early birthday and happy anniversary to your friend. wow on the train ride, i want to go and those are really cute trains to play with

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  12. So much to celebrate. Happy Birthday to Bill. I went on a train trip this fall with girlfriends. What fun! Your bear parties are wonderful.

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  13. A great celebration and Happy Birthday Bill!

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  14. Haapy birthday have a great time in NZ

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  15. What a fabulous name for an Indian restaurant Diane "Tumeric" - I love it. Hoping you enjoy your train trip in New Zealand and "Happy Birthday" Bill

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  16. A very nice party; happy early Birthday to Bill -- and safe and happy travels (in case I don't visit here in the meantime). Sounds a wonderful trip!

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  17. happy birthday to Bill. a train trip in new zealand sounds like heaven. enjoy your trip

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  18. What a wonderful birthday bear! Lol. Looks like a great combined celebrations there. That Taieri Gorge trip is fabulous; we did it a few years ago.

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  19. Birthday Bear certainly knows the way to Bill's heart. This looks like a wonderful birthday celebration.

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  20. I do love your birthday bear celebrations, and what fun to look forward to two train trips! Best to you and happy travels!!

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  21. Happy Birthday to your Sweetie, Diane. Are you going with him to New Zealand? Sounds like a wonderful trip(s)...... My brother and sister-in-law (years ago) did alot of traveling and always said that New Zealand was one of the prettiest places they ever saw....

    Great birthday party and congrats to Ann and George.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  22. Birthday Bear looked good, I also like trains, would like to take a train holiday one day.
    Fifty years is great hope Ann and George have many more great years ahead of them

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  23. I'll be anxious to see your New Zealand photos!!! I really miss that beautiful country!

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  24. Bear, trains and boys of all ages - what's not to like!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  25. The birthday boy looks very pleased with his Birthday Bear presentation. Happy Birthday, TOH!

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  27. Hope the train journey is going well and is proving to be as exciting as the anticipation of the trip.

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  28. So many celebrations and great that Bill had the enjoyment of many trains lately

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