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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

BEAR TAKES UP TEACHING

Birthday bear time again. If you don't know about our Birthday Bear tradition read more here. This time the celebration lunch was for my birthday, which was last month. However, because Mary and I have birthdays in the same week we postpone one of the celebrations for some time later.

So last Sunday we all went to lunch at La Porchetta, an Italian restaurant at Loganholme. It was quite a cool winter's day so we opted to eat inside instead of out in the Piazza. I love Italian food so I was happy to have a pasta, chicken and avocado dish.

Bear was there to meet me when I arrived. Bear was dressed as me giving a talk on photography at our U3A camera club. She also had on a pair of bling sneakers very much like mine. She also had a name badge and a pointer just like me. It will be good if she plans the next lesson for me.

 Mary did a good job at dressing Bear  this time.

The best way to spend a birthday if you don't have family close is to spend it with good friends and good food.

23 comments:

Jo said...

Happy Birthday, Diane. I saw you in Bear all the way! I just LOVED the bling shoes and the pointer. Very school-marm! You do know how to celebrate important occasions. Have a wonderful year. Jo

JA Hadlow said...

How quaint just Love Birthday Bear and hope you had a lovely giggle at Her costume.

Happy Birthday Ms Speakman
Jude

JA Hadlow said...

Oops the profile pic on this account is my son hehe
Jude

Carole M. said...

lovely Dianne; that's very special event especially for you and good food ... mmm with good friends, Lovely! I couldn't help but note how the guys all have their arms folded :)?

Corey Parker said...

Jude, thank you for the comment. Do you have a blog?

Linley S said...

Happy Birthday for last month Diane, Bear sure looks the part. We too spent my sister-in-laws birthday at a La Porchetta, very nice indeed.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Bear looks like she might be a very bossy teacher.

eileeninmd said...

Diane, Happy Belated Birthday! The bear is cute dressed as you with your bling shoes.. So cute! I hope you had a great party.. Enjoy your day and week ahead.

Gosia k said...

The bear is perfect. And it is a great time spend birthday with friends.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Broated birthday wishes, Diane, from myself and the birthday boy, Pat, who celebrated his on Tuesday. We also went out to dinner, but sadly have no friends close by to celebrate with...bit we will co-celebrate next weekend when our granddaughter marks her 3rd birthday.

Sandra said...

That bear is a jack of all trades, and also a Jill of all trades.. he looks good as a teacher.

TexWisGirl said...

so very cute! i was hoping you'd share your birthday bear. :)

whiteangel said...

Happy Birthday Diane.
Birthday Bear looks good as you..well done.

Sara said...

So glad you had a good birthday celebrating your life! And Birthday Bear did a perfect job as the host of the party.

Cynthia said...

Happy belated birthday!
I always look forward to your Birthday Bear posts. It was especially fun to see how she was dressed for you.

MTWaggin said...

Happy Birthday! You'll have to take her along next time you do teach a class (hopefully before s/he goes to the next bday bear person).

Jeanne said...

Love your birthday bear tradition! And happy birthday to you a bit late!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Happy Birthday, Birthday Bear looks nice like the shirt bet the food was good who doesn't like good food

DeniseinVA said...

I'm late but Happy Birthday Diane. I always love these birthday bear posts of yours. Such a fun tradition and getting together with good friends is icing on the cake :)

George said...

It looks as if Birthday Bear is a very well-prepared teacher. I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday celebration, even if it was a little late.

Fun60 said...

Happy Belated birthday and I couldn't agree more with your last comment about friends.

Michele Unger said...

Happy belated birthday!

Betsy Adams said...

Sounds like you had a great birthday celebration with friends... I love your group--and all that you do for each other...It's so great to have friends when there's no family nearby.... Love the way they had bear dressed up... Looks just like you... ha...

Hugs,
Betsy

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