Above photograph: Merry Birthday Darling! John (a little sozzled) with Beatrix Grace on his lap. The intriguing set-up of bricks, dishes and bars is actually the dungeon concocted for Beatrix’s and Oscar’s pups. It wasn’t a planned pregnancy…
It’s the second consecutive year I’ve been able to bake him a cake for his birthday. This year we didn’t have chocolate in the pantry, and so a vanilla and walnut cake with icing was evolved.
Last year his birthday cake looked like this –
A chocolate cake smothered in more chocolate. (He hadn’t really turned 5) 😉
Photograph, right, of: John and Beatrix last year, on his birthday. 2015 I surprised him with a Sweet Shop – a colourful cardboard cut out that is ensembled into a shop with shelves to put the sweety jars on.
Later in the week, my chest infection and pain levels allowing, I’m taking him on a steam train.
Oscar Dandelion said he wants to come along too. His ticket costs £3.50 but it’s an expense that must be endured for the good of all. I’m going to make us a picnic to bring in the wicker hamper, so the main expense will be the tickets of the day. I mustn’t forget to pack the gravy bones 😉
Thank you to the artist who made the ani gif of the steam train.
Copyright Faith McCord 2016
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