Birthday Break

I have been away from my laptop for a few days, with my family in a beautiful Grade II listed building. The weekend was organised by one of my daughters who insisted we should be celebrating my birthday this year.

This amazing cake was made by one of my nieces. It seemed a shame to cut it… but I can assure you it tasted as good as it looked.

I appreciated only having a single candle to blow out. Personally, I stopped counting a couple of decades ago.

I don’t expect to be writing much until after Christmas, although I may share a Christmas story (one I made earlier). I will, however, post a shameless ad for my new book of short stories, once I have a copy in my hand to check it out.

What are you looking forward to most over the next two or three weeks?

23 thoughts on “Birthday Break

    1. My birthday is actually 1st December but my daughter wasn’t back from New Zealand till 7th. We always used to buy our Christmas tree on my birthday and Christmas sort of started from there. This weekend, My sister and nieces and their children were staying nearby, so it was like a two-day Christmas from our past.


    1. But you’re Anonymous – how would I know (any relation to Danger Mouse?) It is actually live now on Amazon in print and e-book, but I’m waiting to see a copy (today?) before I put in my Christmas order. Otherwise everyone will get it, glitches and all. I daren’t leave it later than today to order.


  1. I hope that you daughter is doing all right. I am looking forward to the days starting to get longer in a few days. I really can’t stand the very dark days of December(despite their alliterative sound.)

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  2. That is one INCREDIBLE cake, you have a very talented niece!
    I hope you had a lovely time, Cathy. I’m sorry this is a little late but…

    Taking a little break is a good idea. If I don’t speak to you before, then Merry Christmas!  ♥

    Caz xx

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  3. I’m glad you liked the Cake Cathy, I’m feeling quite overwhelmed by the lovely comments made about it. What a wonderful weekend we all had hope to repeat it again some day.

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