It’s not a birthday without cake. My lovely husband make me a ginger & mascarpone cheesecake, and chocolate muffins .
It was Adam’s birthday on 8th October. At his request I baked a chocolate and pistachio cake.
As you can see, he was rather pleased with it.
Adam gave a guitar lesson to young Joseph the other day. When I looked my closely at the photos, I realised that Joseph had exactly copied Adam’s hands.
Imagine our excitement when we saw our first glimpse of Uluru.
I was almost scared about vistitng Uluru. What if it was a let down? Well it wasn’t, being there was one of the most fantastic things I have ever done – a peak experience.
Sue isn’t dancing, she’s trying to kill one of the thousands of flies. We understood why classic Australian hats had corks dangling from them!
Five go to Uluru!
Yeah – we were VERY happy.
…OK, it’s not over yet, but I was having a review in my mind last night:
Adam aka The Boy
2008 marked 19 years since we met, I’ve now known him for longer than I didn’t know him.
It’s 10 years since we were married.
It’s 9 years lsince we moved into no29 (it’ll be 10 in May) .
Gertie, my grandmother celebrated her 100 birthday (sadly dying less than 3 weeks later).
My niece Zoe was born.
I caught up with a ploethra of Danish relatives.
In October I left RM, after just over 7 years.
I went on trips to: Madeira, Burgundy, Denmark, Turkey (inc. a fabulous few days in Istanbul) and Berlin.
However, when I think about this year, I think about my FRIENDS (including Adam, my best friend) – both near and far, old and new – who have sustained, supported, renewed, delighted, suprised (and best of all), amused me throughout this year.
I hope you all have a Happy Christmas (or religious/non-religious celebration of your choice :-)) – and that 2009 will be full of joy and laughter. I send you all my love.
Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another, ‘What you too? I though I was the only one’.
Playing a word game with a journalist…we should have known better…(although if you look carefully my sis has doctored it :-)).
Sunset on the 10th October found us on the Galata Bridge…
…along with a number of fishermen. Despite the traffic, the smell of grilling sardines and fish bait…
…it’s a very romantic place. Which is only fitting…because on the 10th October 1998…this lovely Boy…
…and the delightful Miss T…
…got MARRIED. I like this photo best…
…although you may prefer this one, as it doesn’t look like either of us have a minaret growing out of our heads.
I’m looking forward to the next ten years!
It’s my lovely Boy’s birthday today! Happy birthday Alex and Jenny too!
I was a bit worried that it’d be a bit of a damp squib as we’re away. However, he’s had some lovely texts and our hotel worked out it was his birthday (we think from the card from me in our room)…
…and gave him this wonderful cake (it tastes every bit as good as it looks).