So Helen had a birthday last month but we seem to be behind a month for all our birthdays this year. Hopefully we'll catch up soon. We are a small group of friends who all retired around the same time from the same school. Some of us were teachers, one a teacher aide and one an administrator. Our spouses join us to celebrate our birthdays together so that we remain in touch. Instead of giving presents we pass on a Teddy Bear, who has to be dressed to reflect the recipients personality or their interests.
Helen recently toured the Pilbara Region of Western Australia with Chris. Chris dressed bear for Helen as an iron ore miner to remind her of the fun they had on that trip. She also put together a photo album for Bear and Helen.
Helen chose the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Cafe as the venue to celebrate with us and Bear. The food was good.
Bear is waiting for Helen to arrive.
Chris dressed Bear and found a mining truck full of ore.
Helen was happy with her Bear and the Photo Album full of good memories of the trip to the Pilbara.
|George, Ann, Mary, Chris, Helen, Me, Bill and Bob.|
We all enjoyed our lunch. Bear ate all the left over chips (fries).
The view from the cafe window.
Some of us went for a stroll through the desert section of the gardens, while others stayed and enjoyed the dessert section of the menu.
|A water dragon.|