Friday, 5 December 2008

A Tale of Two Cakes - my birthday story...

Most of you know that I recently celebrated my 41st Birthday on the 29th November. That date coincided with the posting date for the Daring Bakers Caramel Cake and so a lot of you thought that I had made that cake for my Birthday.

No.... I would never bake my own cake. Oh okay, so Never is a rather strong word. I have YET to ever bake my own cake - unless helping Mum make my 18th birthday cake counts? Don't think it does.

For my Birthday this year, I got TWO Cakes! Yes two cakes for the price of one. Well, actually, two cakes for the price of half. But not really two full cakes since one was returned. I do have a habit of complicating things dont I!
Anyway, this is what happened.

The Lovely Wife and kids surprised me on the morning of the 29th with a little hamper full of my favourite things. There was a jar of Nutella, a loaf of White Bread (to eat the Nutella with, you cant eat it with Wholemeal bread can you!!) a bottle of Ribena, a Bar of 70% Dark Chocolate, a bag of Geneva biscuits and even the CD to Heroes Season 3! The wonderful kids also got me a pair of shorts emblazoned with Homer Simpson messing about with a lot of tools. The kids do know I like the Simpson's a lot!

We had planned on spending the day out with the kids so before heading out, The Lovely Wife surprised me with a cake she had bought the night before and hidden in the depths of the fridge!

Only problem was, after cutting it and eating the cake, we realised that it was a tad rubbery and I reckoned it was probably slightly stale. Now my wife, Lovely as she is, can also be a bit of a fighter. She insisted on taking the cake back and complaining as she had been told that "the cake was freshly made." The shop was gracious enough to exchange the cake and we got a different type of cake. The second cake was much, much, much nicer too!

Now the reason we got two cakes for the price of half is becuase The Lovely Wife bought the first cake after 8pm where the cakes go for half price!

Later that afternoon, The Lovely Wife took me to a camera shop to get me a Diffuser for my flash - a Demb-Flip to be exact.

She had even called up one of my 'camera addict' friends at work to find out more about diffusers and where to get them. Now if that isnt a Lovely Wife, then I dont know what is!

So all in all, a wonderful birthday with many presents and most of all, Lots and Lots of Love!


Bellini Valli said...

I know you had a wonderful birthday spent with your family Dharm. It is the best way to spend your time surrounded with those that care about you (and give you Nutella).

Peter M said...

Dharm, happy belated Birthday and your two greatest gifts are right in your arms...proud pops!

Jennywenny said...

Happy birthday! Now you've got me craving ribena, I'll have to go to the british store and get some!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

That is a Lovely Wife for sure Dharm and you are one really lucky guy!
Great two cakes!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That is fantastic Dharm!!!! Looks like an amazing birthday! I hope you enjoy it all!

Dolores said...

Nutella's a GREAT birthday gift! :) Happy birthday again Dharm.

Ivy said...

Happy belated birthday Dharm. There's no better gift than the love of the family.
So you get your cakes half price after 8 p.m. How lucky!

giz said...

Happy belated birthday - it seems you have the perfect recipe - half price cake, another DB challenge completed and a house full of presents. Does it get any better?

DaviMack said...

Happy birthday, Dharm!

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday, Dharm! It's great to catch up on all your adventures.

Like you, I've been busy with the people and events in my life and finding it hard to find time for the blogging.

Most of the people I love have birthdays this time of year so you are in good company in my world.


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