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, March 28, 2011


Woohoo! It is time to celebrate George's birthday with my wrinkly friends.

George is often tinkering in his shed with hammer and nails and making things. So I arrived at the restaurant dressed as a carpenter together withmy tool box and saw horse.I had my hard hat on for safety but I don't know that I would pass the building site safety test with my shoes.

George was happy with his me.

 Mary did a good job dressing me. I love my apron and tools. I can't wait to help George tinkering the shed.

From L to R: Diane, Mary, Ann, Helen, Paul, George and Bill (I was standing on the next table)
The wrinklies all had a superb chinese banquet at Kam Koon Restaurant in Springwood. I was happy to see Helen and Paul back from their holiday in New Zealand and Ann and George back from their holiday in Cairns. I had a table all to myself but no one gave me any banquet, no wonder I am so skinny. Maybe Ann will feed me some of her delicious jelly slice when we get home.


  1. Birthday Bear, you're looking cool as!
    What a great bunch of tools you've got... what's going to be your first building project?

    Looks like you put a lot of smiles on all those humans' faces all right ;-)

    Bye for now, Rebs xx

  2. What fun! You get to celebrate all those great birthdays, plus you get to have so beary many birthday cakes too! We love birthday cake!

  3. What a cool looking carpenter bear :-)

  4. I'd like to take you to the hardware store LOL

  5. Hey! Wiv all theez berfday pawties, yu must get lots ov cayke! Wat's yor fayvrit? I like carrot cayke. But I also like cayke that's so choklitty it skwidges into yor paw, an then yu can hav that bit for layter.

    Wat abowt puddings an desserts? I like appol pie an creem, or blakberry crumble an ice creem. Wun time I had warm figs wiv hunny ice creem. It waz odd but very yummy.

    Nose hugs!


  6. Popping over to your blog from Betsy's.
    I love your blog title and your blog.

    I also love your sense of humor.
    Looks like you had a great time!
    Lovely photos!!

  7. Has Birthday Bear been taking a break?

  8. Bellissimo bear carpentiere !!
    Ciao da Venezia

  9. That is such a fun idea and fantastic that you have all kept it up.