Sunday, April 19, 2015

Birthdays x 3

It was Olivia, my niece's second birthday yesterday. We went to a nice restaurant to celebrate. It specialises in Peking ducks. We ordered two! They were delicious. Who doesn't love Peking duck? Even Olivia ate three duck pancakes.

Afterwards we went back to my sister and brother-in-law's place for cake. My sister and brother-in-law are very conscious of what Olivia eats so they made a sugar free banana cake (they got the recipe from some mother's blog). It was delicious (Well, I liked it very much but Nathan scrunched up his face as he was eating it so I offered to have his portion too).

After the banana cake, my sis surprised Nathan and I with a second birthday cake. This time to celebrate Nathan's birthday (which was a few days ago) and my birthday (which is coming up in a couple of weeks).

So...by the mid afternoon, stuffed with duck and cake, we left my sister's place and went to a funky little shop in Collingwood, where I got this nice little winter landscape painting by a Swedish artist from the 1950s as a present from Nathan (I bought him a new camera last week).

6 comments:

Andrew said...

Such care must be taken to enunciate properly when saying stuffed with duck and cake.

Adaptive Radiation said...

So true.

Victor said...

Many happy returns to all!

Can I use the cloak of your comments section to announce my forthcoming 'clickety-click' birthday? Well, it's not till June but that isn't so far off given how quickly the days pass at my senior age.

Adaptive Radiation said...

Absolutely Victor. I'll be sending you my birthday wishes from Europe again!

HappinessSavouredHot (Julie Saint-Mleux) said...

Sounds delicious! And that picture is interesting!

Adaptive Radiation said...

It was Julie!