A good friend and work colleague at the time was in charge of organising birthday cakes for the team Scott and I were in. He produced a rather memorable one for us that year. A chocolate mud cake, with little icing red roses and 'Scott & Julie', ever so romantically scribbled across the cake. Everyone remarked on how much it looked like an engagement cake and boy, were we red faced by the comments. Both in relationships with other people at that point. But as always, we saw the humorous side and had a good chuckle.
Well, our friend who ordered that cake must have known something, because fast forward 12 years... and here we are! Married, house, children and still sharing a birthday cake each year. I had a lovely birthday today. Spent with my two boys and my wonderful parents. I make no secret about how uncomfortable birthdays make me feel. I dislike the fuss and undue pressure of it all. LOVE spoiling others on their birthdays, just not so keen on mine being the focal point. So it will be nice to hand the baton over to Scott at midnight, to mark yet another of our his & her birthday celebrations.
A few of my favourite birthday things