Monday 13 August 2018


DB and myself recently celebrated our birthdays. We each received nice presents from a few friends and family and we both chose a present ourselves to be given on the appropriate days.

We are at the stage in life where we rarely need anything and certainly don't want anything as such. I chose anvil cutting secateurs and he some walking trousers.

I didn't get around to making a birthday cake for myself but decided to bake a victoria sponge for his birthday, using just one half and freezing the other for another day.

He didn't mind what flavour or style he had but requested sugar strands!

A vanilla sponge was duly made, topped with whipped cream, raspberries and said strands:

We ate it over 4 days also eating the leftover cream and raspberries yum!


  1. A belated happy birthday to both of you, from both of us. Xx

  2. Belated Happy Birthday to you both. The cake looks delicious.

  3. Happy Belated and many more...Your cake looks lovely.

  4. Belated happy birthday wishes. Harvey and I are in the same boat we have everything we need and very few wants.

    God bless.


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