my birthday treats have been wonderfully drawn out. a very dear friend took me to the rainbow cafe in clifton village for coffee and cake a few days before i turned 33, then we ate at cafe maitreya in easton for an early birthday dinner and then, once she was back from her holiday in italy, she came round for a belated birthday tea laden with fabulous presents. i had made lemon & lavender cupcakes with two kinds of icing and a chocolate guinness cake. we talked and talked, drank lots of tea and nibbled a few cakes (remains to go in the freezer).
we followed the sun down to the bottom of the garden and talked some more. a perfect way to spend a sunday afternoon.
(recipes for the cakes to be posted on here soon)