Monday, May 3, 2010

A week later

I made this tarte for lunch on my birthday. Well, the day before, really, with Tony's family. Tomato, onion, spring onion, garlic and a bit of parmesan cheese. Nice and simple.

And there was cake. It's the kind of cake you make for kids' birthdays in Denmark. But I figured, there'll be kids and they will like it. I was wrong. The liked the sweeties (duh!), but the cake not so much. Oh well. :-)

Brunsvigerkage... I'll post a recipe for it at some point, don't you worry, Nicole! ;-)

Some cake did find their way into people's bellies though! And for some reason the kiddies thought it was fun to put more flags in the cake. :-)

Hot chocolate with whipped cream. Nice! Made with actual chocolate, not just a powder. And 'birthday rolls', which were nice, but they go kinda dry real fast. Need a better recipe for them! So if any of you are Danes and have a great recipe to share, please email me!

Cake face! There was too much cake left over for us to eat, so the others got some to take home. Tony's sister (et fam.) got the head. Here's Niece 'modelling' it. Isn't it funny how the monster on her t-shirt looks like it is ready to jump up and gobble it all up?!

Morning of my birthday. Tony set the table for a nice breakfast. And there were presents. This one, from Tony, a perfume! I love that combination of hotpink and the green wrapping paper. :-)

And someone very, very sweet, sent me a parcel with all of these yummy fabrics. And there was a very sweet card too. Sometimes I am the luckiest gal in the world!

Two Japanese sewing books. Those were a present from my parents. To help me in my endevour to learn to make clothes.Not completely sure how they will accomplish this as the books are in Japanese of which I can't read a single word. And I know next to nothing about making clothing. Let's call it a challenge!

The small book is full of cool 50s patterns in the V&A collection. Gift from Tony's sister and family. Tony's parents gave me a very nice summer coat. :-)

We didn't do much on my birthday. Relaxed at home and went out to dinner in the evening. To be honest, that's how I prefer myy birthdays.. I have never been much of a party-crazy gal. :-)



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4 comments:

Jess said...

Hi Carina,

Happy belated birthday. I just thought id share this site with you for when you begin your Japanese dress making adventure - it has certainly helped me!

http://1pinknelie.blogspot.com/2010/02/japanese-english-sewing-terms.html

Have fun x

chocolategirl64 said...

happycarinaday!
sharing with those who are special is so good isn't it?
looks like you had a beautiful day:
taureans are us!
x

Kelly said...

Happy "belated" birthday! In fact, I don't think that I've had a chance to comment before about how much I enjoy your fun blog, so all the better that my first is a birthday wish.

I also wanted to say that you shouldn't be too intimidated by the Japanese pattern books, because they are much easier to sew from than they seem. I mostly sew from Japanese patterns, because I love the styles, but can only read front and back in Japanese. What makes them easy is that there are a lot of step-by-step pictures. I hope that you give them a try and enjoy them.

Best,
Kelly

LenaDesign said...

:) Glad you had a lovely day. I want that cake recipie please!!