We have three birthdays in the family within four days of each other this month, which was pretty bad planning, don't you think? First cab off the rank is our grandson in Sydney who turns three tomorrow. Sadly, we won't be there to help in the celebrations - if only we could move our cities a little closer together.
Next comes our eldest grandchild, who turns seven on Wednesday and he is within driving distance, so we had a family celebration lunch today.
He did a mammoth job blowing out the candles, as there were 13 cupcakes, spelling out Happy Birthday on the candles. A couple of hours earlier the cakes I had baked the night before looked pretty ordinary.
But a little bit of magic was about to take place. The very talented Bel of Enticing Icing had made some fabulous icing toppings to dress the cupcakes. This is the second time Bel has created fondant adorableness to make my humble cupcakes sing, and it won't be the last time.
They came beautifully protected and in perfect condition.
Light the candles and the show was ready to roll.
And the third birthday? Mine. I never regret my birthdays, in fact, I am quite grateful to be around to celebrate them!
There was a BrisStyle committee meeting yesterday and I was delightfully surprised to receive gifts from two of the lovely committee members, Helen and Ali. I was also a little embarrassed, as I never seem to remember anyone’s birthday (apart from family and my best friend) unless I have it written down in front of me.