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, May 16, 2011


It was Chris' birthday and she came back to Brisbane from Canberra for a funeral but I cheered her up on her birthday.

It is freezing in Canberra so Ann dressed me in warm clothes and she knitted me the bestest scarf.

Chris was happy to see her friends again and especially me.
At the end of the night, Diane whispered in my ear that I wasn't going back to cold Canberra with Chris but I was staying in Brisbane with the gang of oldies. I was secretly relieved as I don't like cold. 

I gave my warm scarf to Chris to keep her warm in Canberra.

The old girls had fun playing with me in the restaurant and many other guests were staring at us. I had nothing to say because..................
 ................I see no evil

 I hear no evil

and I speak no evil, like all good bears should.

(All photos were sent by Ann)


  1. Hi Birthday Bear... Wow, you look so pretty in your party gear - a fab scarf and, oh, those little pink slippers. I'm having a lot of envyness of them.
    You put a real happy smile on Chris's face - in fact, all the pretty ladies are looking like they're having lots of fun. You are so good at your happiness job BB!
    It was cool of you to come and visit me at my blog, thank you beary much :)
    Bye for now, Rebs xx ^O^

  2. Nice blog, I am already curious to see the next adventures of the Bear