John’s Birthday

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 –

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A chocolate cake smothered in more chocolate. (He hadn’t really turned 5) 😉

 

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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.

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Later in the week, my chest infection and pain levels allowing, I’m taking him on a steam train.

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Photograph belongs to: http://www.bvrw.co.uk

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.

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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 right

 

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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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23 Responses to John’s Birthday

  1. Hi Faith! I have nominated you for the Creative Blogger Award! Take a look at the details here: https://periwinklepursuits.com/2016/05/23/the-creative-blogger-award
    I nominated you because I admire your creative creations and would like others to check out your blog! 🙂

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  2. Sounds a good way to celebrate a 5th birthday. Just go with it!

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  3. suesuzzz says:

    sounds like fun and yummy cake!!!!!
    Hugggs
    Suzette

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  4. Kara says:

    Happy Birthday to John! The cake looks delicious. Lucky guy!

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  5. What a lovely cake, Faith. I love steam trains and sweet shops, you are great at selecting pressies! enjoy your trip

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  6. Rose says:

    Lovely birthday celebration idea. Sounds like great fun!

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  7. Laura Emily says:

    O man that cake look delicious!! And Beatrix is just super cute, big ears like my Earl!
    ❤ The Natural Tails Pack

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