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, October 24, 2013


I had loads of fun making jam, chutney and pickles with Helen but now I'm looking forward to doing some yabby pumping and fishing with Paul. For bears and friends who live overseas, yabbies are crustaceans. There are two kinds: One lives in fresh water and humans eat them but the other kind is the one we are going to catch for fish bait. They are marine crustaceans, which live in tunnels under the sand on the shore line. My human had to help me look this info up on Wiki.

Anyway, Ann dressed me in my fishing clothes and George even made me my own yabby pump. I can't wait to go yabby pumping, where we put the pump into the sand and pump up and down and suck up the yabbies.

See I have already got some in my bucket. I caught them with George when we were trying out my pump.

Paul is happy that I have my own pump and can help him catch yabbies for bait.

He even said I can go out in the boat with him to catch some fish. Woohoo. This is so good to see Paul well enough to do this. He has been sick with cancer for a long time.

We were celebrating Paul's birthday at Ceylon Inn in Graceville. It is a nice restaurant with Indian food. 

Bill shared his lamb curry and steamed rice with me. It was dulishus!

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, the lamb curry looks SOO yummy. You and your friends always have the most delicious looking meals, they make our tummies rumble!