Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A birthday surprise!

A certain hus (husband) around here had another birthday last Sunday.

Our two girls snuck home Friday night, driving 400kms to surprise their dear Dad. I played along, having a nice curry and accompaniments including this great garlic naan bread that I made, but pretended it was just any old Friday night.
Gus had no idea who was sneaking in the front door at 8.15pm until he saw Bri appear in the kitchen door way. The look on his face was priceless! We had a lovely dinner together. When we are together, all is right with the world!

Unfortunately, Gus had to work all day Saturday and Sunday....

Us women went to see and blubbered through The Fault In Our Stars. A very good movie which we all enjoyed.

Then it was a rush home to prepare dinner for the birthday boy! We had Rack of Lamb, twice baked potatoes, beans and carrots.

Kirby made Pioneer Woman's Olive Cheese Bread...

It was goood!

I've never made a baked cheesecake before and this is what Gus requested for dessert...
A great recipe and it was really good. I made a strawberry coulis and served it with fresh strawbs too.
I bought Gus a Japanese Maple and some RM Williams clothing (shirt and vest). The girls gave him a Nutrimetics pack of men's toiletries and some Peter Alexander boxers.

When I was buying the maple I asked the lady at the plant nursery if she could tie a bow on the tree. Of course, she said! She disappeared and came out with her nose screwed up... 'I've only got tartan ribbon, sorry!' ... I said, 'well seeing his name is (insert very Scottish name) that is entirely appropriate!'

How funny was that!

Anyway, he loved it and it will be planted out very soon.

The girls went back home on Sunday. It was a very good werkend indeed!

Cheers - Joolz xx



  1. What a fun birthday surprise weekend. Glad you all got to be together.

  2. It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. It's lovely having family together to celebrate especially as your daughters live away.
    Anne xx

  3. Oooh that maple will look great in your yard xx


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