A Village Life

Friday, August 6, 2010

Birthday Bliss

Peter recently turned 37.  Not that exciting of a milestone but we did our best to make it a special day.  Birthday cards, lotto tickets, gift vouchers...and being the good little wife I baked his favorite cake (carrot cake) and brought it to his work for morning tea to share with his co-workers.  Hey, I am no professional baker here but the cake was delicious and I tried my best to make it look the part.  The result....

Ok, well perhaps cake decorating classes are in order but it was good enough for our purposes.  Later that evening we had the rare opportunity to go on an actual date.  We pawned the girls off to Nana and Pa and headed to the cinema to see A Single Man, a movie by Tom Ford of Gucci fame.  This movie is serious eye candy.  Absolutely beautiful to watch, each and every frame of it.  Peter and I drooled over this house where the main character, played by Colin Firth, lives.  Set in the 1960's, the film was styled by the same set designers who do Mad Men.  Anyway as we were watching Julianne Moore do her magic on stage, I had a serious moment of "aha, so that is what Estelle was talking about".  Voila Stella, I finally caught a glimpse of this infamous princess phone!
Estelle and I visited the Alameda Flea Market last month.  Clever Stella had a list with her of things she was looking for....a globe, a princess phone and a few other random items.  We didn't find anything that actually ticked her boxes but it was fun having something in particular to look for.  I had no idea what this 'princess phone' was that she kept describing to me.  Until I saw this movie!


  1. Um, wow. Meg, that cake is making me drool all over my key board. Looks so pro. Pete is lucky, lucky man! You really are such a good little wifey.

    And the phone! Didn't I do a good job of describing it to you? Just kidding. But that is a think of beauty. Did you ever see Pretty in Pink? Molly Ringwald had a PINK one in her bedroom. Love that you know what I am talking about so you can stop identifying Garfield phones for me.

  2. happy birthday to pete!!!!! and the cake is so cute......and it makes me want to make carrot cake right now!!!!