Sunday, April 27, 2008



    Or as my eldest said "you is old".
    Thanks sweetie-pie.

    I started to compile a '38 things' list, but got up to about point 5 and even bored myself.

    How much naval-gazing can one stand ? Even when one's favourite topic is oneself, and a personal blog in itself is vanity personified ?

    And besides, you'd all be repelled to read 38 deep dark secrets about me. It's best I remain aloof. People that really know me ... well, most try to run far far away. All that vanity, all that me-ness ... it's disgusting. No wonder my friends all drink....

    Hey, but i'm honest .. always honest ;)
    So instead, a couple of gifts for the readers:

    The best cake I have ever made:
    ( click on link for recipe - it is YUMMY ! )

    I always make pale pink and girly cakes for me.

    The best birthday I ever had was my 13th and I asked for a pale pink heart-shaped cake from the Woman's Weekly Birthday Cake book. I was allowed to invite two girlfriends over and choose the meal ( a hot oil fondue - yummm ! - and still so exotic for my small-town girlfriends - we were sooo cosmopolitan ! ).
    I also wore a brand new jumper ( sweater ) that was pale pink with satin hearts patched onto it.

    It came from a proper clothing *boutique* and NOT from Fosseys. It was a great birthday :)

    How to get your icon ( called a favicon, i've learned ! ) in your http:// header and elsewhere:

    A few other things:

    Seeing a Speech Therapist ( thank God we got private health insurance - not cheap, but fabulous so far. I have a Speechie reader and i'll have to ask if she knows him - he's apparently got a really good rep. )

    First football game:

    My new pram finally arrived and we've been getting in some serious walking. So much in fact, i've lost 3kilos in like, a week ! And before that - nothing since the initial child-expulsion ( the quickest, yet most painful way I know to lose 10kgs stat. )

    What else ?
    I can't remember, i'm sure there was more.
    Isn't there always ?


    bluemountainsmary said...

    Happy Birthday Mrs 38 is not old almost 45 is OLD !

    Might have to go find an old pram to push around!

    M said...

    Happy Happy 38th Birthday!

    I think your 13th birthday sounded fab, with cosmopolitan fondue.

    Anonymous said...

    Happy birthday. I like your cake... a lot!

    Christie said...

    happy, happy birthday!

    how come you have to make your own cake-boo!

    yay for the new pram, with petrol prices on the rise I am thinking that I will have to upgrade our pram & walk instead of driving Ryder to & from school... I will save $$$ & look fab! what a plan, bet it never happens...

    Aunty Evil said...

    Happy birthday!

    An a big EXCUUUSE ME! to Bluemountainsmary. Who you calling old? I'm 45 this year! Just because I have a stooped back, grey hairs that won't be covered and wrinkles that makes me look like a neglected basket of ironing doesn't make me old.

    Well, ok, maybe it does, but it's not for you to say!

    zoesquid said...

    Happy birthday to you....
    38's great - 39 is better! Have a great week (& whats with baking your own cake??????)

    Louise said...

    You is young compared to me!! Happy Birthday fellow Taurean, hope you had lots of fun!!

    Stomper Girl said...

    You is young. Happy Birthday. Hope you got spoiled.

    Caroline xx

    Suse said...

    Hey, happy birthday!

    (Yep, you is young).

    Kirsty said...

    Happy Happy Birthday.

    The cake looks lovely & I love the story of your 13th birthday.

    I made my own cake for my 13th - it was chocolate with a pink rose stuck in the middle of it - classy!

    Elizabeth said...

    Happy Birthday!
    Next time(!) you have to have a girl because eventually she will bake you a birthday cake. Traditional role-modelling but true!
    The cake looks delish!

    Janet said...

    Happy Birthday!

    38 is so not old. I would have thought your 13th was pretty spesh too.

    Off to check out favicon link before heading off to work (mehh).

    Hope you had a great day!

    Anonymous said...

    I had fondue for my 14th birthday too and we thought we were so posh!!

    Happy Birthday - hope you got some yummy girly cake like the recipe you posted.

    Heather said...

    Happy Birthday yesterday!

    That cake looks yummy.

    And fondue sounds good too. Mmmm.

    Lazy cow said...

    Happy birthday, you certainly don't look 38 dear.
    (And what a bummer that you have to make your own cake, I just don't bother!)

    Muzbot said...

    Happy Birthday.
    So far my 38th year has been enjoyable. I hope your year ahead is all that you wish for.

    Uli said...

    Happy Birthday!

    KikiMiss said...'re supposed to feature photos of your family guzzling cake!! That snuck up fast, I think I recall last year's birthday. 38 = old - NO WAY, you're still in your 30s and that's like, so young still, dude!

    Victoria said...

    Happy Birthday! I'm glad you're enjoyin' your new pram.

    muser said...

    Nice taste. I had a white choc mudfor my birthday, too. Shop bought, alas, by me to boot.

    Happy Birthday. I hope it was a lurvely day.

    Fairlie said...

    Happy belated 38-year-young birthday!

    I wonder if your two friends still talk about the time they went to a hot oil fondue birthday party!?

    Cosy said...

    Happy Birthday!

    Your cake looks fabulous and fatal, the best kind!

    I catered my 12th birthday from the WW's birthday cook book. Can only remember sausage rolls shaped like gingerbread men...!

    38 is damn fine!

    Stacey said...

    Man, you is old.
    You were way cooler at 13 than I have ever been, or ever will be.
    I still shop at Fosseys (or its newer, hipper incarnation, Target Country - like Centre Road is country).

    dancingmorganmouse said...

    Thanks for the linkie, I've a favicon now too! And that is one beautiful cake.

    kim at allconsuming said...

    Fosseys. Snort.

    Pink Granite said...

    Happy Birthday!!!
    I came over via DancingMorganMouse
    Thanks for the favicon link!
    - Lee

    dottycookie said...

    Happy Birthday. You is not old, I is older - staring down the barrel of the big 4-0 this year, so let that be a comfort to you!

    And I just noticed your new comment comment. Brilliant!

    shellyC said...

    To me you is young - about 2 months younger than moi!
    Love the cake - gorgeous!

    fosseys - oh that brought a real smile to my face!!!

    jorth said...

    Gosha nd darn it. I'm always late for these things. Um, Happy Birthday!

    caramaena said...

    Happy belated birthday!!

    Kirsty said...

    I remembered this link for the favicon. Thanks for posting it.

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