Nowadays, I am blessed to have friends and family who remember my birthday. The celebrations began last weekend when my sis-in-law bought me a black forest cake and presents.
When a parcel arrived two days ago, I was surprised.
Today, a dear friend surprised me with a strawberry shortcake from The Patissier which makes the most elegant and delectable cakes. Needless to say, I was extremely touched.
She insisted that I make several wishes before blowing out the candle. The cake was absolutely delicious!
She treated me to lunch at Barracks which is currently my favourite restaurant. We had the warm pumpkin salad and Ahi Taki pizza.
The pumpkin was a little too hard for our liking but the pizza was absolutely perfect. The crust was thin and light, and generously topped with seared fresh tuna, port-wine soaked raisins, pistachios, avocado slices, and roasted tomatoes. It was a joy to eat.
The celebration didn't end at Barracks. I arrived for my weekly gardening session at the school to find a student celebrating his birthday today. Here he is, very serious about making his birthday wish.
Before I left, the kids presented me with a box of mooncakes they made yesterday. These 9-year old kids never fail to impress me!