Wahoo the big day of my 21st :)
Hello birthday breakfast! It's a true fact of life that the older you get, the smaller the presents get...I don't mind at all-it's all about the cake in my world! And yes, in my house we always have birthday cake for breakfast!
My amazing little sister created me a toffee apple cake. Awesome. You could taste the smoothness of the apple puree along with the wintery hints of cinnamon all wrapped up in a sugary toffee silky blanket. Divine.
Out with the old and in with the new. I do love my good old trusted Casio blue beauty, but sadly it's time has now passed. Now I'm fully grown up with a very elegant Omega watch and feel very spoilt.
Macarooooooooooons. Never had these before and oh my gosh, they are delicious. To make it even better, they are from potentially the best French Patisserie A la mere de la familie. They are so soft and smooth in your mouth and just melt on your tongue. It was flavour roulette with the selection, I especially enjoyed the pistachio one whilst Mummy snaffled away the chocy ones.
Family walk time. Whilst there was a break in the rain we popped off to Shotover County Park for some good fresh air and mud. Penny was so excited and there were just so many dogs out for her to play with.
My birthday = my rules. Dressed in a pretty Zara work dress and one of my grandma's old fur coats :) If you can't overdress on your birthday when can you.
Penny is so little you can barely see her around these beautiful oldies.
Family loving. Can't beat a good wintery walk to bring in some festive cheer.
Mummy knows me so well, seafood for birthday lunch. This year was crab claws and crab cakes.
Finger food is always a winner in my books, add in hammers and all other various apparatus to remove the sweet and juicy crabmeat and then that's just ideal.
Christmas cake for pudding. Can't say much against that.
I had been told to keep my afternoon clear for some secret activity that would be revealed to me on the day. After lunch I was presented with an envelope, 'Mission Possible', inside was a scavenger hunt containing 21 items/activities that had to be completed in 4 hours.
We had so much fun adventuring around Oxford....even though we did get decidedly lost at one point looking for those Roman Ruins!! A certain amount of creativity was used for some of the clues.... a pinch of sheep's wool being the most inventive.
Dinner time. A firm family favourite of 'Devils of Horseback' for nibbles. Dangerously addictive in my eyes.
Mummy's Venison Wellington creations. Such a treat for me as I rarely cook meat, let alone game in Spain.
So pink you can still see the blood trickling out. Absolute perfection.
Nats had made me a specially requested Colin the Caterpillar for another birthday cake. Complete with white choc feet. It was so uber chocolatey and with a very tidy swiss roll of chocolate inside. I am very impressed that Nats made me one totally for scratch, I'd have no idea where to start!!
Mummy knows how much I've always wanted chickens....so I got my very own chicken on a lead for my birthday...thanks!!