Last week I turned 29 and was happy to enjoy spending a few days with my little family enjoying the finer things. You know croissants, ribs, sculptures, curry, full English breakfasts/brunches, cupcakes, marvel films... it's a hard life!
I got to have a lie in on the day which is a miracle with a toddler! Then enjoyed some nice warm buttery croissants before opening my many cards and presents.
After that we got ready and headed out for a birthday lunch at Damon's then a nice cultural walk around the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. (Of course we weren't shouting "poo", "sheep poo", "sculpture" you must have us mistaken for someone else...)
Later after a long drive back via Aldi we enjoyed a takeaway curry. The next day we ventured to my son's toddler Spanish class then enjoyed full English breakfasts at Fancie. It was good! I had Paul's mushrooms and black pudding and my son had my beans. The lovely waiting staff also gave him a giraffe toy which he adores. Obviously we ended the visit by purchasing some cupcakes as a cake-a-way. This resulted in a bit of a toddler meltdown on Ecclesall Road... turns out they can't handle the idea of seeing cake and not eating it.
We consumed the cupcakes later with a cup of tea when the sleeping beauty had awoken from his rage induced nap and enjoyed a kick about in the local park. The day was topped off with the rest of the left over curry, a visit from my Mum who babysat so we could have a trip to the cinema to see Avengers: Age of Ultron. It was an entertaining film and a very good day
Since then I have also returned to work, watched a couple of roller derby bouts and enjoyed a birthday lunch with my Dad, Step Mum, Sister, Grandparents as well as my small family unit.
After a couple of days of healthy eating I decided to test the Giant Cupcake mould I was given as a birthday present. It would be rude not to wouldn't it? So obviously I have had to experiment. The results were not quite up to the Great British Bake Off standards but still rather tasty. Might need to practise a little more.
So it seems that being 29 is every bit as good as being 28! I've been spoilt my my friends and family with nice cards, thoughtful presents and more nice food than I should really consume in a month. I think this will be a good year.