Last week it was my birthday and in my family that means all of us getting together at Middle Sisters house for a birthday lunch over the weekend.
Thank to my bookish sister one present was books, including a Discworld title, Miss Felicity Beedle’s The World of Poo. This book added a new word to my vocabulary, gongeformer* and ensured an entertaining afternoon reading about a small boy on the Discworld, his poo collection, and his very understanding grandmother.
I am now trying to get number 1 son to read it, fortunately there is no fear of him taking it as a hint and starting his own collection…
As for the cake, I invite you to imagine how useful having a brother-in-law who is a pastry chef is. The candles were inserted (all credit to Middle Sister for that bit 😉 ) into a selection of yummy cupcakes that included puppet heads eagerly sought after by the kids. Actually we had to fight the ravening horde off to get a photo before they descended.
Thank you E___ for making sure your mum and dad decorated them correctly! 😀
And before you ask, yes, the other presents and celebrations were appropriate for an adult, these were just the most entertaining parts of the day!
Thank you family!
*A gongfermor (gong farmer) is the person Tudors called when the privy was full. Ewww…