Wednesday, 17 February 2016

A cause for some celebration

A 33rd birthday is surely cause for some celebration, though perhaps not on the scale of a birthday that ends in 0. It was also Geoff’s first birthday in winter, which needed to be marked in some way (mostly by staying inside).  
scones, crumbs and doilies, marks and spencer, M&S

To celebrate both of these events, I put on a very English high tea for Geoff over the weekend.  A veritable spread of savouries and sweet treats while the heater roared in our flat, as it was just a few degrees above zero outside.
Cupcake Jemima, Cupcakes, London, Crumbs and Doilies, Carnaby, Kingly Court
There was a birthday crown, and candles (though he wasn’t sure that they were required), but no balloons or streamers – some decorum please. 
Birthday, Cupcakes, Crumbs and Doilies, Cupcake Jemima
The spread was a combination of procurement (cupcakes, hot food, a pork pie for Geoff), arrangement (bruschetta), and actual effort in the kitchen (2 varieties of sandwiches), obtained from some of the best the British high street has to offer!

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