Rainbow Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.


Sunday, August 26, 2012

BIRTHDAY BEAR GOES SWIMMING

Yea! It was Birthday Bear time again, where a group of us celebrate our birthdays by having lunch/dinner together. Instead of a present we pass on Birthday Bear, which has to be dressed to reflect the personality of the recipient. Last Friday it was Helen's turn. You can read about our Birthday Bear Tradition here. It is always fun for us to see how bear will be dressed next.

Helen goes to the local school pool every morning (except when its freezing cold) to swim and do exercises with her a noodle. Ann had the brilliant idea of dressing bear as a swimmer.
 We all met at the Sunnybank Sports Club for lunch. Bear was there to greet us in her pool with a towel, noodle, cap, goggles, ear plugs and.......

even a nose clip.

 Helen was very happy with her bear.

George, Ann, Bill, Paul, Birthday Bear, Helen, Mary and I am behind the camera.
 We always enjoy each other's company and have a great time chatting and laughing. It was wonderful to have Paul with us again now that he has finished his chemo therapy. It is a huge club and we could easily find a place on our own.

 We were pleasantly surprised with the club food. I had a pork chop and Bill had garlic prawns. Others had steak, or chicken. Everyone enjoyed the tasty meals.


(Sorry that I haven't been around to visit this week. I have been busy doing research for a tutorial on Monday.) 

22 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Diane, birthday bear looks cute with the swimming gear. Looks like another great birthday celebration. And the food sounds yummy. Have a great week ahead.

Sandra said...

there is not to much that bear has not done, this one is really cute. and the food looks divine

darlin said...

I love the birthday bear! It's dressed so cute and seems to take on the personality of how it's dressed... what fun!

The meals look scrumptious as well.

Have a fantastic week!

Andrew said...

Birthday Bear is a great tradition and no doubt has everyone smiling as soon as they see him/her.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He's cute as a swimmer! And lunch looks yummy.

MTWaggin said...

Swimming bear is adorable!

whiteangel said...

Lovely photos and birthday bear looks fit for the occasion.

Michele said...

Birthday Bear looks very sporty! How clever you all are to keep coming up with more clever attire.

Fun60 said...

I love the idea of 'birthday bear' and the imaginative way he is dressed for each of your birthdays.

Colin (HB) said...

Helen does very well to go swimming even here in winter, I hope the pool was heated?
Great to see you all having a time and a half again.
The food looks great.
Cheers
Colin (HB)

Dianne said...

Had to smile about the ear-plugs and nose clip!! what a fun night.

Filip and Kristel said...

Very funny with the bear in the swimming outfit.

Greetings,
Filip

DeniseinVA said...

I've always thought that Birthday Bear is the neatest tradition. I enjoyed all your photos again Diane, always cheery and I was happy that your friend could rejoin you now that his treatment is over. Made it all extra special I am sure.

Zimbabwe said...

The birthday bear is a great idea and lots of fun as well. Looks like you had a great meal and a good time. Keep well Diane

jennyfreckles said...

Aw, even a bear-sized pool. What fun. That meal looks very delicious too.

George said...

Birthday Bear makes a wonderful swimmer. It looks as if you had a perfect place for this birthday celebration.

Carletta said...

Another unique birthday celebration!
The pork chop looks delicious.

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh my goodness, Birthday Bear makes such a great swimmer. She looks like she is really enjoying her pool. I just love your tradition of getting together for birthdays.

Cindy Lane said...

Birthday Bear never ages a day!

Looks like a lot of fun was had by all.

Jeff had his birthday late last week - lots and lots and LOTS of eating. I seriously need to start exercising!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

How does Birthday Bear do it? He is so talented! :) Happy birthday to Helen! The dinner looked fabulous!

Joan Elizabeth said...

This is one of the best bear costumes yet.

Gillian Jones said...

Stumbled upon your blog and I was happy to see a nice surprise. I definitely love the Birthday Bear tradition and the Birthday Bear geared up for swimming was really cool! Even with nose clips! Got to love the effort you placed there.

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