It was my birthday yesterday. It was fabulous. I got a giant balloon and presents and my sister made a sticky date cake with caramel sauce. I got out of the house (no mean feat with a twelve week old) to have lunch and a pot of orange pekoe tea with my Mum and my sister. In the evening my sister babysat and my husband and I went out for dinner. At one point I was considering putting off the dinner till another day because I just felt too spoilt. Then I thought…nah, it’s my birthday! Let’s do it!

The sun shone and the food was wonderful (especially that date cake, gaaahhhh…) I decided it was time for a family shot, the first with all four of us together. I’ve posted the one of us getting ready for it above. It says a lot more about us than the posed ones. My eldest is yelling “Messy Hair!” because she hates it being tidy (she’s a dyed in the wool “ragamuffin”), my youngest is being calm and blissful (that’s her way, bless her) and I’m busy trying to scrub us all up. I’m thinking – hey, I don’t wear makeup every day / week, let’s get it together people!

All in all a sensational day. I was definitely “feeling the love”. Let’s do it all again next year, please? x

9 Comments on Birthday.

  1. parTea lady
    July 20, 2012 at 3:12 pm (5 years ago)

    Now that’s a birthday cake – yum (I love the English sticky pudding, so I’m sure this would be great). Nice family pic.

    • Hannah
      July 31, 2012 at 11:40 am (5 years ago)

      It was divine! I am still bugging my sister for the recipe and will post… H x

  2. Carla
    July 20, 2012 at 7:33 pm (5 years ago)

    What a lovely book! Just finished it today
    Loved the combination of exotic place, yummy food mental-images and women friendship
    I had to google tomato tart right away and make it! Yummmm
    I am a bit more scared about making macarons, but maybe one day

    Looking forward to another book one day

    • Hannah
      July 31, 2012 at 11:39 am (5 years ago)

      Thank you Carla! H x

  3. Liz Thompson
    August 26, 2012 at 1:31 am (5 years ago)

    Wrote on your FB wall – just LOVED your book. Will be eagerly watching for the next one.
    Thnak you for handling such heart wrenching issues so beautifully.

    • Hannah
      August 31, 2012 at 11:22 am (5 years ago)

      Thank you Liz! Replied on fb, but wanted to say thanks again. So nice to get positive feedback. 🙂 x

  4. T&T
    October 25, 2012 at 7:44 pm (5 years ago)

    Dear Hannah,
    belated birthday wishes from Vancouver!
    Love to you all 4.

    • Hannah
      November 19, 2012 at 5:19 am (5 years ago)

      Thank you T&T, we think of you both often. Hope life is treating you well! x


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