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Showing posts with label Helen's Birthday Bear 2012. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Helen's Birthday Bear 2012. Show all posts

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.) 
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