Saturday, November 14, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

Birthday cake is overrated. Tonight Jody served up pavlova with fruit, complete with two kiwi's peeled and carved into a "28" - because we had no candles. It was stupendous.

Wednesday at work, there was a treat for the office from our preferred bakery, and instead of choosing something chocolate, I opted for bannoffee pie. Oh, the tastiness. Whipped cream covered thick caramel and fresh banana, resting on a cookie base.

Noga deserves any accolades she gets, including this review.

Two years ago I was in such a different place... still in school, married only 6 months, living on Vancouver Island. As my birthday fell on the school reading break, I'd taken a friend up on an offer to go on a group cabin adventure on Pender Island. While we were there we had birthday pie! It was homemade locally, nothing at all like a grocery store pie - full of berries and just the right amount of sweetness. Yes, I think there is something to this idea of birthday pie.


  1. Happy Birthday, girlie! I hope you have many, many more interesting ones. :)

  2. Julia!!!! Happy Belated Birthday chickie!! Sounds like you had a great day, and some REALLY good food! It's always interesting to reflect on how far along we've come, birthdays and New Year's Day seem to do that to me too.

  3. Thanks guys!
    Yeah, the food was good, and I certainly have more friends here than I did this time last year...
    Nathan, my life is unlikely to be anything but interesting with the J-man in it! :)
    Stacey, it is unbelievable how much difference a year makes, even in my 20s... the 20s will be over too soon, but they've been good so far!

  4. Happy Belated Birthday Julia! I wonder if I get Birthday Pie this week for my birthday!

  5. So belated, I am officially a lousy friend, but happy birthday, dear! You're a beautiful person and I am fortunate to have met you.