Thank you very much for the birthday wishes! I had a lovely day.
I went shopping with my friend in the morning and we had lunch, then rode (just as it started raining, for a change).
Then I saw my mum, who’d made me a cake:
You won’t believe how good this was. It had banana, chopped dates and hazelnuts in it and a lovely caramelised honey/hazelnut topping – and doesn’t it look beautiful? It tasted even better, which is my only excuse for having four pieces on Wednesday. And almost a whole bag of chocolate Brazil nuts. Oops 🙂
My mum said the cake had to have a candle in it:
I took those pictures with my mum’s iPhone and I’m not sure why the flash made it look a funny colour…
My mum gave me this amazing card and….
An ice cream maker! I know what I’ll be doing tomorrow 🙂
I got some other lovely presents too:
My friend and I had both really wanted to see War Horse in the cinema but never got organised enough so she gave it to me on Wednesday and we watched it at hers after dinner – but unfortunately, we realised we’d been gassing too much to do it justice so we stopped halfway through and will watch the rest later 🙂
I also love the book of ice cream recipes (there are some great ones in there, be prepared for lots of ice cream photos!) and the lovely matching cake tin and flour/sugar shaker – and more addictive chocolate Brazils. The card that made me laugh the most is also there on the left…
It’s because a former colleague (who himself admitted he was a little bit sleazy) who maintained that at some point, we agreed that if we hadn’t got married by the age of 40, we’d marry each other. However much I protested I had never agreed, he insisted we had and it’s become a huge office joke. So my colleagues managed to find a picture of a married couple, superimpose his and my faces on to the bride and groom and write a message “Dearly beloved” supposedly from him – I swear I haven’t laughed so much since Sister Ruth the mad nun came into the office last year (but that’s another story entirely). It was hilarious.
Tonight I’m going out with a couple of friends, one of which is the girl that insisted on the Jagerbombs last time we went out. I fear I may not be back tomorrow 🙂
Have a great weekend!