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, February 22, 2014


Whoo Hoo its George's 70th birthday and the wrinklies are taking me to Woodgate and Bagara on the central coast of Queensland for a few days. Unfortunately I had to stay hidden in my bag until it was Birthday Dinner time in Bagara. On the first night there, the wrinklies went off to watch the loggerhead turtles nesting, they were out all night and I am itching to get out of my bag and surprise George.  

 The next morning, Diane lets me out of the bag. It was nice to be able to stretch up tall. I am a tree lopper today.

 While I was stretching, the wrinklies went for a walk along the beach at Bargara.

 That evening I was smuggled down to the pool area where we were going to have a BBQ dinner by the pool. I had my ear protectors on and my chain saw ready to help George when he goes tree lopping.

 Soon George arrived and he  is happy to have a helper.

 Yum we are having sausages and steak for dinner. I love sausages. I was even allowed a sip of beer because we didn't have to drive anywhere.

We were staying in apartments with a nice pool area. We watched the moon rise it was a lovely tropical night. I was disappointed when George said I wasn't allowed to saw any trees down in the apartment's garden.


  1. What a wonderful party! You are so lucky to be at the ocean. We are still experience winter. Lots of snow and very cold! We can't wait for the spring.

    1. Sorry to hear you are still cold. Give each other a warm hug.

    2. That pool looks nice! Did you get to swim in the pool? Were there any salmon in the pool? Bears love salmon, yummy!

  2. No salmon in the pool sadly but I did enjoy the BBQ sausages