Thursday, July 15, 2010

Birthday treats

Birthdays often pass me by, but this year I celebrated many times.
On my birthday we were on holiday in Ontario. We arrived the night before, and stayed with friends in Toronto.
On the day we went with friends firstly to visit a winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and then on to lunch at the Skylon in Niagara Falls. See the view from our table below. At the end of the meal a slice of cake with a candle on it appeared. (Birthday cake no1.)

A week later, once more with Elle and Mart, we visited Pia, Tom and family. They live on the edge of a lake near Barry's Bay.
It was so relaxing, we wished we could have stayed with them for more than two nights. Their daughters made a fantastic cheesecake with grated Toblerone on the top. I should have asked for the recipe. (Birthday cake no2.)

Because we were away, I asked my Ravelry birthday swap partner KnitsOnVerandas to delay sending her parcel to me. So, last week it turned up, and it was well worth waiting for.
The yarn,  Fundy Footsee in the Warning Sky colourway is exquisite, just my colours. I've already started off some socks using it with another yarn in single row stripes. I wore the bracelet  all the rest of the day, despite wearing clothing that didn't go with it.

Back to birthday cake - last night at our Woolly Wednesday session at the Art Room, I was surprised to be given another cake. This time it was a ginger cake with lemon icing. I shared some with others at the studio, then cycled home in the rain carrying the remainders. (Birthday cake no. 3)

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Blogger Mary deB said...

That's a great picture of Niagara Falls! Must indulge in the Skylon next time we go!
The swap package looks excellent, too! So nice to get treats like that in the mail.

4:51 pm  
Blogger Leigh said...

I didn't realize it was your birthday! Happy, happy! Sounds like a very nice way to spend it.

9:30 pm  

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