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.

Friday, October 16, 2015


f you go down to the woods today,
You're sure of a big surprise.
If you go down to the woods today,
You'd better go in disguise.
For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain because
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic.
Well it is Ann's birthday celebration and YIPEE we had it in the Daisy Hill Forest with lots of other bears and friends.

I was dressed as an Aussie traveller because Ann loves travelling to different places in Australia.

Would you believe a real live Wallaby came to visit our picnic.

She even had a little joey in her pouch. I wish I had a pouch it would be handy for carrying a honey pot.

Uh Oh! There is a kookaburra checking out our picnic table. They are known to swoop down and steal food off your plate. I'm hanging onto my cake.

These two old fellows obviously shop at the same shirt shop. Hee hee.