Birthday Scones and The Oblivious


Me, Fiance at the scone cafe.

I had a birthday last week…

We celebrated in high style – me wearing ear warmers and rolled-round-the-bed-hair – eating buttered strawberry jam and cream laden scones and tiny sandwiches Oscar would surely delight in (he never got the chance!). John was hardly sensible – what’s new? – and caught a cold from wearing only a t-shirt.

Me: Darling aren’t you cold in just that t-shirt?

John: No, I’m Canadian!

Today he declares he has man-flu, something us women can only fear of catching. Though in reality we impossibly can’t. (It’s ‘man-flu’).

Mum eats like a bird – but one with a sugar addiction.


Mum eating a cake.

Poor Oscar Dandelion (not his fictional self) missed out on any sandwich filling but the real Daisy Elizabeth was surely a lucky tortoise when we brought home the leftover lettuce leaves.

I’m taking my trusty chariot out more now (fold up mobility scooter that goes in the back of the car). I was anxious that the venue would be more assault course than cafe but I managed to squeeze the chariot through two tables of people – even though there was this one person who was oblivious to my needs and just sat there with her back to me. Her husband – half her size – gallantly tried lifting her chair up! And got increasingly aggressive when my chariot didn’t bolt through like a Ferrari. What did he expect of a humble mobility scooter?

But we- chariot and I – made it safely through the bottleneck and parked in the generous corner near our table. Luckily the fire exit wasn’t needed otherwise


A tower of cakes and sandwiches on high rise plates.

Thanks Mum, for a nice day out. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you’re wondering who Steff is, it’s me – my first name being Stephanie ๐Ÿ˜‰ .




Copyright Faith McCord 2016

Story and artwork belongs to Faith McCord who is the author and artist holding the copyright. This is not a public domain work. Worldwide rights


About Oscar Dandelion

Hi, I'm Faith McCord, writer of the Oscar Dandelion books. I love reading, writing, watching films, looking at architecture and general design, embroidery (especially Elizabethan), spending time with my family. I used to enjoy long walks, bodybuilding, going out, however, since my injury my mobility is seriously impaired, so I'm more of a home-body now. I'm interested in meeting other indie / pro writers, so do say 'Hello' ! :)
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29 Responses to Birthday Scones and The Oblivious

  1. What’s up with WordPress? The writing is enormous! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  2. helensamia says:

    I swapped my scooter for one that goes in the car too…. The trusty carriage …Happy Birthday xx

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  3. ardwarrior says:

    Happy birthday for last week ๐Ÿ“ฆ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. Stina says:

    Happiest of Birthdays to you!

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  5. Kara says:

    Happy belated birthday, lady! LOL, I love the picture of your Mom behind the tower of cakes. That would so be me.

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  6. Sounds lovely, happy birthday!

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  7. painkills2 says:

    Dude, how come you don’t have any wrinkles on your face? Have you and your mother discovered the Fountain of Youth, or what? Is it your genes or because the sun never shines in England?

    And, pray tell, how does one get rolled-round-the-bed-hair? Did this happen before your dude got sick (or have you been seeing the postman)?

    I’m so glad to hear that your scooter is working, and just in time to celebrate your birthday. But, Steff, where the heck are the candles? ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Hehe :D, no there really isn’t that much sun here compared to say where I was living in south Germany, where people get more wrinkled. I think, perhaps, being overweight (because I can’t properly move and an untreated underactive thyroid they don’t treat in the UK as they don’t recognise the ‘low’ numbers) may be ‘filling’ out some deeper wrinkles! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Also, genetics may be in play because my dad (RIP) looked twenty years younger – but on the downside I’ve inherited the thyroid thing, chronic allergies with asthma and sinusitis, a thick waist and boobs I’m going to seriously reduce later before they completely kill the rest of my back. You win some, you lose some :/
      Well, we have a lot of wind here and my hair needs seriously cutting…but then John wasn’t up to rolling round the bed and my younger boyfriends said they didn’t have the time. I told John all about them, that they kept me company whilst his Greek passport took six years to be sorted out by those hard working people – however I don’t think he believes me. One of them, a supermarket stock boy recently became Mr England! And John still doesn’t believe me.
      Yeah it’s a huge relief to get my scooter working again, I’m truly buggered/stuck if I don’t have my wheels.
      Candles? John must have forgotten them along with his warmer clothing. (I’ll have to start being one of those women who dresses their men! It’s difficult enough getting dressed myself these days). ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. wendy says:

    Happy Birthday Steph! I love your description of it!

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  9. Mmmmmm….we love to see a nice afternoon tea spread! Hope you had an awesome day out!

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  10. Deb says:

    Happy belated birthday. The description was perfect.:-)
    And thanks for the follow.

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  11. Kally says:

    Happy belated birthday!!! And many more wishes to come

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