Birthday Cakes, Blue and Sally-boots for a New baby

01 Jan


1  Thank you so much to my dear friends who yesterday gave me such a lovely Birthday Party – to
J&M for inviting us all and for a fabulous dinner, to N for making the most delicious Chocolate Torte and to M for making a scrumptious Victoria sponge; that’s two birthday cakes! Thanks to G, too, for his clever sleuthing a week or two ago in finding out what my favourite birthday cake might be without raising any suspicions!

Victoria sponge made by Margaret

Victoria sponge made by Margaret

Chocolate Torte

Chocolate Torte

Thank you to you all, D&T, P&J&J and J, as well as all the aforementioned beautiful people for making the evening such a special one for me.  I’m just sorry that the lovely Mr S wasn’t well enough to be with us and that I had to leave early, being somewhat still under the weather myself. You are all very lovely friends!

2   Neither of us was up to a walk yet though the day has been so beautifully bright so Mr S drove us out to St Agnes Beacon where we had a three minute walk in the extremely strong wind and then were amused for some time by the antics of some model aeroplanes. If you look closely at the sea and sky photo you should spot three of them wheeling about.  To see a full size picture, scroll down to the smaller version and click on that one.   Both the sea and the sky were of the most intense and beautiful blue hues.

 From the cliffs below St Agnes Beacon

From the cliffs below St Agnes Beacon

Sea off St Agnes Beacon

Sea off St Agnes Beacon

3   This afternoon I have made some Sally-boots for the Roberts’ Grandbaby who was born yesterday. Welcome to the world, little one. We share a very special day for a birthday.

Sally-boots for A&T's new baby boy

Sally-boots for A&T’s new baby boy

I have to add another beautiful thing. I have just this moment opened an e-card from my dear Sister who lives in Hawaii. It is very beautiful and her words have moved me to tears – of happiness. She reads this blog every day and says it makes me feel not quite so far away. Thank you my lovely and much loved Sister.


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15 responses to “Birthday Cakes, Blue and Sally-boots for a New baby

  1. Androgoth

    January 4, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Happy New Year MBT
    and those cakes look so
    deliciously sweet 🙂 🙂

    Andro xxx

  2. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    January 3, 2013 at 2:54 am

    A very happy birthday to you — hope you enjoyed your day!

  3. Our Growing Paynes

    January 2, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Hi there, wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Sunshine award. If you are interested click here for details.

  4. flowerpot

    January 2, 2013 at 11:11 am

    very happy birthday Sally and well done to Marilyn for that cake! xxxx

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 2, 2013 at 11:13 am

      Thank you for the Birthday wishes! Margaret made that one and Nicky the chocolate torte. Marilyn and John did the dinner xx

  5. niasunset

    January 2, 2013 at 7:47 am

    WOW! Seems that all cake finished 🙂 Thank you dear Sally, Happy New Year, love, nia

  6. dilipnaidu

    January 2, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Ita never to wish Happy Birthday. Lovely pictures too.

  7. saymber

    January 2, 2013 at 3:59 am

    A belated Happy birthday wish to you and it looks like you had the best kind of birthday – one with people you love and love you back! AND people who feed you wonderful decadent treats to celebrate! The booties are adorable…you are so talented. I just learned how to do basic the basic crochet stitch so I’m excited about it.

  8. Angie

    January 2, 2013 at 3:05 am

    Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!

  9. childtasticbooks

    January 1, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    A very happy birthday to you! It looks like you had some wonderful celebrations.

  10. Kathleen Richardson

    January 1, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    What a wonderful day you had!

  11. tartanpants

    January 1, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Glad you had such a lovely birthday. These bootees are terrific, so cute, that is one lucky baby!

  12. Our Growing Paynes

    January 1, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    That Victoria Sponge looks really good. 🙂


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