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.

Monday, November 9, 2009


I've had a lovely time at Helen and Paul's house and I went to play bowls with Paul. Now it is time for me to surprise Ann for her birthday. Helen and Paul are getting me ready to go whale watching on the Gold Coast.

I am going to surprise Ann at the Gem Hotel in Jacob's Well. I have my mobile, camera and binoculars with me. I'm also wearing a sun hat and sunnies to protect my white fur from the sun.

Ann was happy to see me ready for a holiday on the coast. She is reading the brochures. After Ann and her friends stuffed themselves with a huge lunch we went to buy some prawns.

I don't think I like them, I would rather some honey.

They had some interesting toys made out of beer cans.

I liked the aeroplane best.

Now I am home at Ann's house and I know I'm going to have fun here because Ann and George go on lots of trips away. I can't wait, and I think they are taking me to a Christmas party too.


  1. it's refreshing to see through the "eyes" of a bear with just a smidgen of sarcasm, but a big heart! great blog!

  2. These are wonderful toys! The bear of course, is the best!

  3. wow, nice picture. My kids love it.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.