Wednesday, May 25, 2011

a good day starts and ends with cake

You know something's up when your husband serves you cake for breakfast...


your peonies are in full bloom...

 your very best friend in Vancouver sends you nail polish that matches your petunias...

and you receive one of those docking station thingies for your ancient second generation iPod Nano. Because certain family members have noticed that you always seem to be at least five years behind the times and feel that it is time for you to move into the new millenium before it's too late.

(something old (like me) and something new)

And then you suddenly remember that it's your birthday (48! Sheesh!) and that you better go make some cake because that's the way they do things around these parts.

Strawberry Cheesecake

Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

It was a good day. Wish you could have been there.

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At May 26, 2011 3:38 a.m., Blogger Maribeth said...

Me too! The cakes look great! Happy Birthday!

At May 26, 2011 7:02 a.m., Blogger cliff1976 said...

Me too Mausi!

May I be so bold as to ask for the poundcake recipe? If it's a trade secret, I totally respect that. We can do a brush-pass at WEBMU 2011 in Cologne in that case. What can I offer in trade?

...and Happy Birthday, of course!

At May 26, 2011 9:47 a.m., Blogger meredith said...

Bon anniversaire!

At May 26, 2011 9:53 a.m., Blogger Lesley said...

Sounds like a perfect day! I hope it's not too late to say Happy Birthday!

At May 26, 2011 2:31 p.m., Blogger Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh Happy Belated Birthday Ms. Mausi! Gorgeous cakes like that would make any birthday perfect!

At May 26, 2011 2:32 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww, you and Blog Ness Monster have birthdays in the same week! Happy Birthday from Indy.

As usual, I want to eat your blog. I can almost smell the flower too.

Lisa in Indy

At May 26, 2011 7:05 p.m., Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

Well it sure looks like you had a great day! I loooove the nail polish!

Happy birthday, again, C!

At May 26, 2011 7:44 p.m., Blogger heather in europe said...

Happy Birthday!

The blueberry lemon poundcake looks divine.

At May 26, 2011 9:06 p.m., Blogger Michelle said...

Aww Happy Birthday!!

At May 26, 2011 9:43 p.m., Blogger christina said...

Thanks, Maribeth!

Cliff - Not a trade secret, I got it from the latest issue of Canadian Living magazine. I'll e mail you the recipe.

meredith - Merci!

Lesley - Thank you! Never too late.

Thimbleanna - Thanks! Still a bit of cake left if you can believe it.

Lisa in Indy - Yep, lots of May babies around. I know a few more expats who celebrated in the past couple of weeks.

Canadian Swiss - It's such a great colour, isn't it? It's going on my toenails tomorrow.

heather in europe - It's a nice moist cake. I think it would work well with raspberries or cherries too.

Michell - Thank you, my dear!

At May 28, 2011 3:40 a.m., Blogger Rositta said...

Me too, wish I was there...Happy Birthday Christina

At May 28, 2011 5:38 p.m., Blogger Julia said...

Happy birthday!! And I love the surround sound speaker :-).

At May 28, 2011 7:40 p.m., Blogger Tim said...

The food and the flowers look wonderful! Happy Birthday!

At May 28, 2011 9:34 p.m., Anonymous ian in hamburg said...

Happy birthday Mausi! I hope you'll be coming to Cologne. I just passed through this past weekend. And in a month...beautiful BC time!

At May 30, 2011 10:16 a.m., Blogger Ginnie said...

I KNEW there was somebody else who had a birthday on the 25th...besides my sister and ex-husband! MAN! So sorry I didn't remember yours on the exact day, Christina, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I hope it keeps getting better and better!

At May 30, 2011 12:47 p.m., Blogger christina said...

Rositta - Thank you!

Julia - Thanks! I can't believe I put up with those silly ear buds all this time.

Tim - Thank you so much! Our garden is going great guns this year.

ian in hamburg - Thanks! I'm really going to try to make it to Colonge this year. You guys should pop down to Hannover some time, just give me a bit of notice so I can clear away the debris. :-)

Ginnie - Thank youm my dear, and no worries! So many May birthdays it's hard to keep them straight.

At June 01, 2011 8:21 p.m., Blogger Expat Traveler said...

So as you know I wished you happy bday from FB because I'm on there always. Now I'm finally getting around to blogs when I know I should be unpacking more. But hey, it's lunch time!

Oh that strawberry cheesecake with the strawberries inside looks amazing! Maybe I can make that for Saturday, my dad's bday. I think he still thinks he's younger than you at least..

And by the way, that nail polish would look wonderful on feet. I gotta do that soon, especially now that I'm back swimming and embracing being barefoot in the new house!

At June 02, 2011 6:45 p.m., Blogger J said...

I could have sworn that I wished you a belated Happy Mothers' Day and an on time Happy Birthday on the Mothers' Day post, but I guess blogger ate it.

So, belated happy both now :)

At June 09, 2011 3:54 p.m., Blogger swenglishexpat said...

A belated Happy Birthday! With that nail varnish and that docking station you can't go wrong! :-)

At June 20, 2011 8:39 a.m., Blogger essie said...

Happy Happy birthday wishes from Heidelberg!!!!!

At June 24, 2011 9:35 p.m., Blogger CaliforniaKat said...

Belated birthday! Eat dessert first, life is uncertain :)


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