Well yesterday was my birthday (thank you so much for all the birthday wishes, I loved them especially when you are home with little people all day) and I did have such a great day….even if I’m another year closer to 40! It had all the ingredients for a good day…flowers, chocolate, cake, a new cardigan, surprise presents, home made cards and hugs.
and a preschool morning tea, trip to the shops to buy a tennis racquet and all the fun jobs around the house, my favourite thai takeaway for dinner and an amazing cake which was basically layers of chocolate jaffa ganache and a hazelnut meringue on the top. Amazing. There is a more luxurious description but that will do.
And then after dinner we had a special treat. OK well actually there were two special treats. The best surprise was when my little elodie came up and just hugged me and said ‘hap birfday mum’ and then kept saying hap birfday, hap birfday. This is such progress and I just about squeezed that dear girl to death. If you have a special little person in your life who struggles with speech or something else then you know that the littlest of things is the biggest of things. I still tear up thinking about it. No better present.
Ok and then there was another present. A little secret I hadn’t told you about. Early last year we had the very funny Judith Lucy over to our house to film for an ABC series. Straight after filming I was busting to tell someone and then over time I kind of forgot about it because it seemed like it was going to air a long time after. If you caught it last night then you know who stole the show (and no it wasn’t me) and the jury is still out on whether it was a real fart or just a raspberry. We loved meeting Judith and had a fun afternoon. And just a warning when you go to watch it, or in the words of my twins ‘it’s a little bit inappropriate’, so when you click on the link there is a male pole dancer in a g-string. So kids, grandmas and delicate readers out of the room. I hope you enjoy it and you can watch it here.
Now I’m off to clean and make cinnamon rolls. It only happens about twice a year but since you get 6-8 trays of hot buttery cinnamon rolls coming out of your oven I’m always popular with the kids and they never last.