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.

Saturday, March 3, 2012


Boy am I running late with my blogging. That is because Diane had forgotten to help me put up a post about our Christmas Lunch.
So if anyone is interested this is what I did for Christmas Lunch.
 Ann dressed me as Santa's Helper. I felt very Christmassy in my elf suit but it was a bit warm on this hot summer's day. Yes, I know, you northern hemisphere bears will find it strange that we have Christmas in summertime.
 However, it is a great excuse to have a seafood Christmas Lunch. Doesn't it look delicious? We are at The Lighthouse Restaurant in Cleveland, a Brisbane bayside suburb.

 Diane shared her prawns with me and.....

 Bill shared his wine with me. I know it should be white with seafood but my family prefer red wine. I am not complaining, hic, it's shlovely.

 Mmmmmm...this ish the life.

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  1. Oh Birthday bear, you sure do get to enjoy the good life! I love you in your elf suit by the way:) my4boysandme

  2. Thanks for the link, looks like a good lunch.


  3. That's a beary festive outfit Birthday Bear, and the food looks beary, beary yummy! We have lots of snow during our Christmas; we wish we had nice sunny and warm weather like you do!

  4. Hi Birthday Bear - you look so cute in your elf clothes. Your friend Ann is very clever. I see that your shoes are nice and shiny too! Did you leave any prawns for Diane?
    Bill was kind to share the tiddly juice with you too. It looked like a fun Christmas lunch all right!
    Cheers, your friendbear Rebs xx ^O^