Friday, 14 June 2013

Twenty Four Years Ago

I thought it was about time that I made another spongy sponge...
and what better excuse than a birthday.
Twenty four years ago I was in Watford General hospital, having given birth to son no. three.
 
 
The last time Joe was home (in this country) for his birthday was when he was twenty... except he wasn't really home today either. He got up after I'd gone out (after I'd made his cake) and then he went out... and it's unlikely that he'll be home this evening so we've had a slice of cake without him. It was a very good spongy sponge!

 
And if he's not here he can't complain that I'm posting embarassing photos of him again.
Happy Birthday Joe!

12 comments:

  1. I'm sure Joe will appreciate a slice of cake for breakfast! At least you got a slice before you were left with just a plate of crumbs.

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  2. I am so glad you are making spongy sponges again, and it is always fun to look at the photos of the kids as they grow up. Happy birthday to Joe. Cheers

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  3. that looks delicious Gina. yes, he probably won't thank you for the photos but he'll definitely thank you for the cake!

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  4. That cake looks lovely - doesn't know what he missed! Great photos your time to embarrass him eh. But oh where have those years all gone to.

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  5. The cake looks as good as all the others that you make so if it's all gone it's Jo's loss. Hope you enjoyed it.

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  6. Awe nothing like a bit of nostalgia! :)
    Happy birthday Joe!!!
    V xxx

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  7. Ah, a sponge as it should be...

    Happy Birthday Joe!

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  8. Oh Gina, You are a wicked, wicked mother. (I hope you put them on Facebook too ) x

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  9. I think all parents should embarrass their children occasionally! Hope you saved him a slice!

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  10. Ha! I'm going to have to remember this trick -- make a cake and eat it yourself when the kids can't be home for their birthday -- brilliant! (Beautiful cake too!)

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  11. I made a birthday cake for my daughter when she was away at university ... of course I had to make another for her when she DID come home ;) Happy Birthday Joe!! The pics aren't all that embarrassing. Wendy

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