I have 9 old, wrinkly friends, who are retired or semi-retired. Five of them all used to work together and the other four are husbands. They didn't want to lose touch when they retired so they decided to meet and have lunch or dinner when it was their birthdays. However, they got disenchanted with buying a present every time, and decided instead to give a Birthday Bear (thats me.) I get passed from one birthday person to the next each time they meet. The fun part is, that I get to be dressed differently each time, usually to reflect some aspect of the recipient's personality or life.
PS: Two of my wrinklies, Chris and Bob, have gone on a working holiday tour around Australia so they don't celebrate with us very often.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Yoo Hoo its birthday time again!! Look at me! I'm all dressed up in my best choir outfit because I belong to the Oxley Country Women's Association Choir. I have just finished a concert. Thanks for the flowers and chocolates. I'm looking forward to my friend Helen, arriving. She sings in the choir with me and it is her birthday today so she gets to take me home. We are celebrating at Sunnybank Hotel today.

It was Mary's turn to dress me for the party today. I think she did a super job. This is the prettiest I've ever looked and I love the dress she made me and all my jewelry. I hope Hannah and Sophie like my dress.

BB is holding my sheet music for me.

Yeh! Helen has arrived. I hope she likes me. I think so she has a big smile. I love making people happy on their birthday

"She is checking out my music, but she's not sure If the song is appropriate. " Yellow Submarine"

Mary, Bill, Paul, ME, Helen, Ann and George had a great birthday lunch.

Sausages and Mash

Grilled Snapper


  1. Well don't you look great the colour of your dress is just great and have to say I like the beads around your neck they match your dress. Mary did a great job.

  2. Hullo! Thank yu for poppin by my blog :@} I see yu ar a Bear wiv fine tayste indeed, as bangers n mash is scrum!!!!

    My sister Dilly sed to tell yu she likes yor dress. Now that I've told yu I hope she will soon get off my hed.

  3. Found this blog from your Skywatch blog. My wife and I have hundreds of bears at our house. What a great idea for birthdays . We enjoyed all the photos.. Thanks