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 –


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.


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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

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



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:
    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!!!!!

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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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