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).
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.
was a birthday crown, and candles (though he wasn’t sure that they were
required), but no balloons or streamers – some decorum please.
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!