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My Mum turned seventy yesterday, which she may not thank me for revealing, but which I will in deference to the fact she really doesn't look it. Particularly not when holding a cigar. Which she also may not thank me for revealing. 

Lets talk about the pretty cake I made, shall we? Orange and poppyseed. With roses from my neighbour. 

My sister Suze (Naomi being back home in Hong Kong) and I made an afternoon tea for about forty. It was a hoot. And Mum's cup of tea. So to speak.

 

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Mum

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Sister Suze.

 

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Brother Tim with lovely wife Betsy and the divine Stirling, uncharacteristically not grinning.

Happy birthday, Mum. We adore you. We celebrate being with you. 

No, it's not too early for a cigar.

xxx

 

 

15 Comments on “happy birthday Mum

faith76
January 8, 2012 at 1:42 am

looks like a wonderful time was had by all x

Love the roses on top of the cake – beautiful.

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Melanie @ M&M
January 8, 2012 at 1:56 am

This is absolutely lovely. I am so happy for all of you. Especially that you enjoy being together so much. And the food looks scrumptious!

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Bruisemouse
January 8, 2012 at 4:07 am

Looks like a lot of fun.

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michelle
January 8, 2012 at 7:26 am

What a beautiful idea for a birthday get together. Love the cake with the flowers, couldn’t get any better than that.

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Julie
January 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm

That food looks divine … what a lovely idea!

I love the roses on top of the cake too 🙂

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Kathleen
January 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm

What a beautiful celebration! The cake is gorgeous, an excellent idea!! Happy Birthday indeed!

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JenK
January 8, 2012 at 8:13 pm

What a beautiful day and a lovely cake.
Mums are the best.

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Jessica Taylor
January 8, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Oh, I really wanted to see a photo with the cigar…XO

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Malmaison
January 8, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Lurve the cake. You are so lucky to have your Mum, enjoy every moment and her wisdom too. xx

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gt
January 8, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Wonderful wonderful celebration.

…don’t suppose you’d like to share your recipe (plus tips and tricks) for meringues.

I’ve had numerous failures.

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innerpickle
January 8, 2012 at 9:04 pm

I would, but then Id have to, er, hire you. Theyre a Buena Vista Farm Bikkie…. My tip though: cook very low and very long! xx

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Christina
January 8, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Happy birthday to your Mum! Love the cake! The flowers on top are the perfect touch. It looks like a wonderful celebration. 🙂

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gt
January 9, 2012 at 7:49 am

o brilliant they are yours. That’s even better – it means I can buy them! Fabulous. Can’t wait to purchase.

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Serena
January 9, 2012 at 8:19 am

Lovely post and the food looks yum!

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Mel V
January 10, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Many happy returns to a fabulous lady. xx

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