Since I wrote about it last year, I thought I owe you a picture of my cake this year too!
I turned 34 on the 2nd of August. The 5 candles you see on the cake are not related to my age :p
Just be warned… I will soon stop discussing my age altogether :p
My birthday this year was in the beautiful island of Phuket (Thailand). The weather was beautiful: a bit of sunshine, a bit of monsoon rain, and a lovely starry night (huge difference to my dusty birthday last year)!
As we were driving to see a waterfall, I joked with the kids in the car and said “I think it’s the other way around for me because I feel younger today, so my age must be getting less”.
My 6-year-old Laith interjected immediately, saying, “that can’t be, mama, because you look older!”
“How??” I pleaded
“Your hair has more grey. Your face is more round. And you have more lines on your face than last year.” He said casually.
Somebody please shoot me, I thought.
I sulked for about 3 minutes and then the thought of my beautiful cake brought the smile back on my face. It was a lovely sumptuous coconut pie, which my husband brought for breakfast! Awesome idea! It was so delicious that I still dream about it sometimes. And to answer some cynics out there: yes, I do have cake sometimes, especially if it’s MY birthday! (see a picture of it above).
If anyone knows how to make coconut pie, please let me know!
Next year, my birthday will be in Ramadan. I’ve never experienced that! (or maybe I did as a kid, I don’t remember)… Better think of a ramadan-themed healthy cake! Will certainly keep you posted.
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Here’s a picture of the waterfall we went to… and the Thailand monsoon rain coming from the horizon!