Burleigh Heads Beach, Queensland, Australia


Saturday, February 22, 2020

BIRTHDAY BOY

So it was Bill's birthday this week. Our darling daughter's surprised him by coming from Sydney and Melbourne to celebrate with him. It was the best present ever. They also bought a beautiful birthday cheese cake with white chocolate. They could only stay overnight and then it was back to work for Carol and back to the boys for Sonya.

Carol-Ann and Sonya

 This was afternoon tea. Later we all went out to our favourite Thai Restaurant for dinner.

We don't often get together as a family so a quick snap before they go home.

The next day it was Birthday Bear Celebrations with our friends from work years ago.
 It's no secret that Bill loves sausages, especially Swiss ones. 
'Snag' is Aussie slang for sausage but it also stands for 'Sensitive New Age Guy.'

 Chris dressed Bear as a sausage maker. He had all the gear and books to tell how to make your own sausages.

 Bill was vey happy with his Birthday Bear and he was keen to get some tuition from him.

 Guess what Bill ordered for lunch at Sunnybank Hotel?

Our group was a little smaller today. Poor Ann has had an operation on her chin for a skin cancer and it was still bleeding so she couldn't join us. Bob had gone to play the "Pokies" just before we all went home tired and happy.The food and wine was delicious. 

25 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Bill, it appears you had a good day with your daughters, then friends.

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  2. What a great birthday surprise! Never heard of sausages being called "snags" before, they're always "bangers" here.

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  3. Treasured times. Enjoy them while you can.

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  4. Hello Diane, Happy birthday to Bill. I am sure it was great to have your daughters there to help celebrate his birthday. The cake looks delicious. Fun times and great photos. Enjoy your day!

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  5. Happy Birthday 🎂 wishes to Bill and that cheesecake looked wonderful as did the photos of your daughters and you both. The birthday bear sure looked happy with those sausages too.

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  6. every one looks so full of joy and fun at the birthday bear celebration, love the bear and hubby looking into eachothers eyes... Happy Belated Birthday. that is a really good family foto of the four of you. I love it.. what a great gift, a surprise visit.

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  7. What a wonderful surprise for Bill to have his girls over for his birthday ! I can understand that he likes sausages they are so good in Switzerland, Germany and Austria and there is such a choice !!

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  8. Having your daughters home for a birthday celebration certainly was the best gift for your Hubby.
    Love the birthday bear and all it means...Happy Birthday!!!

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  9. What a lovely present. As one gets older that is the sort of present one really appreciates the most.

    I haven't heard of anyone playing the 'pokies' since I left New Zealand.

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  10. Lovely photographs.
    Happy Birthday Wishes to Bill.

    All the best Jan

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  11. Aw, what a great birthday surprise! That cake looks sooooooooo yummy! The smiles certainly let us know that it was a grand day :)


    Feel free to share at My Corner of the World

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  12. Now I want cake....................
    Nice to hear you had a good birthday

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  13. Happy birthday to Bill. His birthday celebration with daughters visiting sounds wonderful. Your family photo is great too and I know how much you cherish the time with your loved ones. Bill's lunch looks delicious and birthday bear is dressed the part of the sausage maker.

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  14. I can almost guarantee my hubby will order the sausages when they are on the menu.

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  15. Happy happy belated birthday wishes to Bill, a wonderful surprise to have the girls there Diane, birthday bear fabulouso as always 💙

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  16. Happy Birthday, Bill! It looks as if he had a wonderful -- and delicious -- celebration.

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  17. Happy birthday to Bill. Looks like he enjoyed all his birthday celebrations, he must have been so happy to see the girls. Love the family photo, especially how Carol-Ann tilts her head like you do.

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  18. Looks like a fine birthday. Lovely that your girls were able to visit and Birthday Bear Celebration too. Happy Birthday Bill!!!

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  19. That’s so funny that SNAG has that meaning as an acronym and also is your word for sausages, Bills fav food...what an opportunity for fun and smiles at his birthday bear celebration! And how absolutely wonderful that your girls could join you on the day of! Perfect.

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  20. A belated Happy birthday to Bill. How lovely of your daughters to surprise their dad.
    Birthday Bear is always a great and fun celebration :)

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  21. Happy belated Birthday Bill! What a nice surprise from your daughters and that Cheesecake looks absolutely scrumptious
    Saun in Ohio live bythesunlovebythemoon

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  22. I really like this smile on everyone face :) Niece to meet you :*

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  23. Belated birthday greetings Bill, I seem to have somehow missed this post. Looks like you had a fabulous day. Very best wishes t'other Diane

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