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, August 16, 2014


Helen and Paul went to Burrum Heads for a rest after Paul finished his last dose of cancer treatment. It is a lovely little fishing village but Helen was happy just to chill out and look at the lovely view from her window. On her birthday, Mary dressed me to keep Helen company when she is having a rest. 
 I rather enjoy this life style. Laying around in my jammies and eating TimTams, delicious chocolate cookies. The view is not bad either. Just secretly, I'd rather do this than be out there with Paul catching fish. Anyway there wasn't any salmon in the river.

 We celebrated Helen's birthday at Sunnybank Hotel. Everyone had delicious steak, chicken or fish but I was happy with my TimTams and guess what, I didn't share them with the wrinklies. They are all fat enough. Oops I hope they don't read this.

Helen is happy to chill out with me. I might even give her a TimTam.


  1. That looks like a very relaxing chair! You forgot a beary important detail! Jerry would like to know what kind of birthday cake you all enjoyed!?!

  2. Do you know what, I didn't get any cake. Can you believe that. The wrinkles decided they were having any desserts because they are all trying to lose weight. So I miss out and I am skinny.

  3. What?!? No cake?!? Bears need to go on strike! Cake is essential!