Tea in a favourite tea cup and my new Brambly Hedge book (because you are never too old for picture books!)
My birthday on Friday was lovely, quiet day. Emma and I played and read together and she helped to make my birthday cake. When Tom and Lily came home, the three of them decorated my cake together. I iced the cake for them (Lily told me to use pink icing) and then I gave them lots of different decorations and candles and allowed them to get on with it. I wasn't allowed to see the cake until they were finished and I think they did a lovely job. They didn't make much mess either, somewhat to my surprise (and relief)! The Podlings and I had a little birthday tea, but we saved the cake until Mark came home from work.
My birthday treat proper was to come the next day, a day trip the Lake District and a visit to Hill Top Farm (home of Beatrix Potter) with the family.
My pretty little cake maker
My finished birthday cake, decorated by the Podlings