Monday, 23 March 2015
This morning, and part of this afternoon, I have been busy decorating Ann's birthday cake. The birthday is on Wednesday, and when I asked her what she would like for her birthday (not an easy question to answer, in that at our age, we've got more or less everything we'd like), Ann thought for a while and then said that what she'd really like would be a get-together of all our offspring who could get to it. Ann made the cake, and I iced it. I've iced our annual Christmas cake for some years, and I'm now reasonably good at doing holly and its berries. I can also do (thanks to restoring many clock dials) Victorian cabbage roses and drooping tulips; none of this however is of much use for birthday cakes. However, it seemed to me that wishing the usual birthday wishes, surrounded by all Ann's family names ( Ann, Mummy, Granny Annie, and now Great Granny) would about meet the case. It's not, I'm afraid, the best cake decoration I've ever done (which really, given the circs, that should oughter hev bin, as we say in Norfolk). But, having had no practice since before last Christmas, it's the best I could do.
Happy Birthday on Wednesday, Darling.
P.s. The get together family do is planned for this coming weekend. Will try and take photies and record it on the blog.