My (almost) perfect birthday

20140406-174302.jpg

Dansk: Min fødselsdag i år har været vidunderlig. Min mand og datter forkælede mig og lod mig sove længe (læs: stod op klokken 7:30 i stedet for 6), og de havde forberedt morgenmad til mig med chokolade croissanter, rundstykker og min favorit marmelade fra frankrig.
Senere gik vi til en lokal cafe og spiste frokost sammen, og om eftermiddagen kom nogle af mine gode veninder over til scones og kage. Det var en “ladies only” fødselsdag, så Paolo tog Fraya ud at lege i et par timer. Dagen efter havde jeg min familie over til brunch.

Det eneste, der afholdt denne weekend fra at være helt perfekt var at Fraya blev syg og at jeg begyndte at stresse fordi jeg kunne se, at jeg ikke ville være helt klar, når damerne ankom til eftermiddagste. Men efter at have snerret ad Paolo og undskyldt for det igen, valgte jeg at tage en dyb indånding og valgte at være afslappet når damerne ankom. Den eneste der kunne ‘ødelægge’ min fødselsdag var mig selv og min egen attitude på dagen. Ingen andre end mig ville synes at det betød særlig meget at jeg ikke var færdig når de kom. Så efterhånden som veninderne ankom gjorde vi de sidste detaljer klar sammen, mens hyggen og sladderen bredte sig i hjemmet.

Jeg er træt, men tilfreds. Det har været en vidunderlig weekend og jeg føler mig rigtig forkælet. Jeg viser længere nede nogle billeder fra mit fødselsdagstheselskab.

Opskriften på mine scones kan du finde herog opskriften på mine lagkagebunde her

English: My birthday celebration this year has been wonderful. My husband and daughter spoiled me and let me sleep in a little (read: got up at 7:30 instead of 6) and they had prepared breakfast for me with chocolate croissants, rolls and my favorite french jam.
Later on we went to a local cafe and had lunch together, and in the afternoon some of my good friends came over for scones and cake. It was a “ladies only” birthday, so Paolo took Fraya out to play for a couple of hours. The day after I had my family over for brunch.

The only thing that stopped this weekend from being perfect was Fraya getting sick, and that I was stressing out because I could see I wouldn’t be completely ready when the ladies would arrive for the afternoon tea. But after having sneered at Paolo and apologised for it again, I choose to take a deep breath and choose to be relaxed when the ladies arrived. the only one who could ‘ruin’ my birthday was me and my own attitude on the day. No one but me would care if things weren’t completely ready. And as my friends arrived we took care of the last details together, while the good mood and the chatter was spreding in my home.

I’m tired but satisfied. It’s been a wonderful weekend and I feel completely spoiled. I’ll show you some pictures from it.

The recipe for my cakelayers you can find here, and the recipe for my scones is here.

 

20140406-174314.jpg

20140406-174323.jpg

20140406-174336.jpg

20140406-174352.jpg

20140406-174438.jpg

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s