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happiness is cake in the garden

August 8, 2010

Happiness is spending the day with someone you love, doing simple things together. Yesterday, this meant baking a Victoria sponge for our wedding anniversary,

and having it for tea in a sunny spot by the castle walls.

I served it on some sweet rosy china which I found on Ebay;

while the boys amused themselves by unearthing ancient sporting equipment to muck about with,

and the dogs kept us company in the hope of crumbs.

We sat together with our tea and cake, looking out at one of my favourite views. I know that this probably makes me sound about ninety-five, but, to me, this was a pretty perfect afternoon.

I hope that you had a happy weekend, too.

See also: blue skies, that’s all; have a heart: Valentine’s Day cake

10 Comments leave one →
  1. August 8, 2010 7:55 pm

    What better way to spend an anniversary? Just perfect.

  2. Margaret Lambert permalink
    August 9, 2010 1:34 pm

    Those moments when we know that all is right in our world are precious, and have no particular age attached…
    Congratulations on your anniversary, may you enjoy many, many more!

    • dancingbeastie permalink
      August 9, 2010 2:39 pm

      Bless you for your kind thoughts. And you are quite right, of course.

  3. Deb permalink
    August 9, 2010 7:15 pm

    That sounds like a lovely day! My husband and I spent the day making pickles – bread and butter as well as dill. Not quite as festive as anniversary cake, but enjoyable nonetheless.

  4. August 9, 2010 10:28 pm

    Happy Anniversary and it looked like the perfect day. I understand why the view is one of your favourites!

  5. August 10, 2010 10:02 am

    Delicious, happy anniversary! (and my Victoria sponge wasn’t home baked but bought at the farmer’s market, so yours is definitely far more impressive, and very pretty looking too!)

    • dancingbeastie permalink
      August 10, 2010 7:24 pm

      Thank you all for dropping by and for your good wishes. I like the originality of dill pickle for a wedding anniversary!


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