Today was not a day for diets and being healthy. It was Lara’s family and special friends lunch. A day to spend celebrating our beautiful and extraordinary daughter’s first 21 years, with those who have known her all her life.
First things first, we needed cake. Thank you to Ketta at Flossie Pops Cakery for making and then delivering this beautiful cake. If you live locally and need a cake for a special ocassion, click on the link above and have a look at Flossie Pops’ site. Ketta will make whatever you want. I wanted a chocolate fudge cake as that is Lara’s favourite, covered in pink to celebrate her girliness and with some models of a few of her favourite things: Tiffany, high heels, Elnett and mascara. We were all delighted with the result. Thank you Ketta.
You can never have too much cake so I also bought a ‘Whisky Bomb’ from Konditoor & Cook’. It doesn’t taste of whisky to me but I love it. It is a marbled chocolate and vanilla moist sponge covered in marzipan. One of my favourites.
salmon (which was lovely, thank you Cranbrook Fishmongers for being so helpful and providing such delicious fresh salmon)
Happy birthday gorgeous!
It was so heart warming to wander round my house, seeing so many dear and special people, enjoying each others company, and the food we had prepared. I just never new where to go next, which conversations to join or who needed something else.
As if we hadn’t eaten enough, it was cake time!
Birthday cake with candles and sparklers and by now, a very rousing rendition of happy birthday followed by plenty of cheers.
Despite the snow and the distances people had to travel, everyone who was able to come to Lara’s family and special friends lunch made it. We are so grateful to you. For those who were absent, Ian, BJ, Jeremy, Godfather Dan and Anne, we wish you had been here too.
Thank you to all of you who came and braved the snow and ice to get here. We are so thankful you did. And a special thank you to Michelle, for collecting Granny and Papa. It wouldn’t have been the same without them.