This young man was twenty five on Saturday....
and this young man is... well older than twenty five, today!
This year I made them a cake to share, not that Joe was around for his birthday nor all weekend for that matter!
I'd seen various versions of this pigs in mud cake on the web so I can take no credit for the design... but it seemed like a good occasion to give it a try.
Various family members (minus Joe) gathered for a barbecue on Sunday...
and no-one complained about having to eat pig's bums!
Happy birthday Stewart and Joe (who got a slice of his cake yesterday).
Meanwhile I have spent all day yesterday trying to clear out my studio... not just the usual "stuff things in boxes and hide them in cupboards" type of clearing up... but proper sorting out and throwing away. I realised I will never use all the stuff I've accumulated nor finish all those half started projects even if I live to be 200 and desperate measures were called for. At the moment it looks far worse than when I started and I fear I may never be able to reach my sewing machine again... watch this space!