New Farm Park, Brisbane

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

BIRTHDAY BEAR TRIES COUNTRY AND WESTERN MUSIC

It was Helen's Birthday last month but we are being late celebrating birthdays this year. The old wrinklies are just too busy having other fun. A group of them went to Fiji for a Country and Western Music Festival. Helen was one who went. So bear is dressed to reflect Helen's trip to Fiji. Bear didn't go so she is making up for it now.



It was my turn to dress bear so I took a photo of her at home just before we left for the restaurant. She has her guitar and the flyer for "Tunes in the Tropics, Fiji. 2019". Bear is hoping she can go.

She is dressed in her Fiji outfit with sunnies and a flower behind her ear.

 Helen was happy with her Birthday Bear (if you are not familiar with our tradition click on the link)

LtoR Bill, George, Crystal, Ann, Mary, Birthday Bear, Helen, Chris and Bob.
Helen chose to eat at the Sunnybank Community and Sports Club. It has been updated since we were there last time and the service and food was much better. It was lovely to have Bob and Chris with us again, even though they have a long trip to make. Helen's daughter in law also joined us as she went to Fiji too.

 I get a big thank you for dressing Bear this time. Helen and I have been friends since 1990 when I was transferred to Kuraby School where she had been teaching for years. We soon became good friends and Bill and I, Helen and Paul went on holidays together. Sadly Paul passed away 18 months ago. Helen has been an inspiration in coping with her grief.

I really enjoyed my lunch of grilled Barramundi on some fancy vegetables.

15 comments:

  1. Hello Happy Birthday to Helen! I like the cute birthday bear's costume. It looks like a hula dancer, I guess they can dance to country music too. Loved the photos, I hope Helen and everyone had a great lunch! Happy Monday, enjoy your day and the new week!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Birthday bear really suits this outfit. I think you have to take him to Fiji now. Your meal looks very tasty.

    ReplyDelete
  3. your lunch is pretty to look at and I am thinking barramundi is some kind of fish, thus I would not like it. but I do like Bears Fiji outfit.. happy belated birthday to Helen

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love your bear celebrations, a great idea to keep up with. Cheers t'other Diane

    ReplyDelete
  5. Birthday Bear looks really swish in that outfit. She would have been a hit in Fiji! I may be over imaginative today but I think your lunch looks like an exotic bird.

    ReplyDelete
  6. So nice you keep the tradition alive for such a long time already. Friends for life!

    ReplyDelete
  7. well done Diane. you did a very good job with birthday bear. my son (the music snob) said it's not country and western merely country. i always call it country and western though. it must be a generation thing. lovely photos as usual with old friends :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He's probably right and even the flyer says Tropical Tunes not Country.

      Delete
  8. Love the exotic bear you made for your friend. I think it was a good place to eat as the meal looks delicious

    ReplyDelete
  9. Always enjoy seeing the Birthday Bear posts, Diane. It's lovely to get together with friends to celebrate...and the outfit was wonderful as well

    ReplyDelete
  10. Birthday Bear did you proud Diane and, judging from the lovely smile on Helen's face, provided lots of fun :D)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Tropical Birthday Bear looks great. I especially like her little sandals with the flowers on them. Helen looks very happy with the celebration of her day. You all have so much fun!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Always fun to see Birthday Bear dressed in a new outfit. Your outfit was adorable, Helen must have been delighted and a belated Happy Birthday to her.

    ReplyDelete
  13. That is the most creative presentation for a lovely dinner! Such artistry in that meal

    ReplyDelete
  14. I remember Helen and Paul. It's good to see the smile on her face. Of course, I love Birthday Bear!

    ReplyDelete