We had birthday presents at breakfast time. The birthday child had a wreath of flowers round their plate. Other children each received a small un-birthday present. I often asked for a Pelham string puppet to add to my puppet family.
We could choose any shape for a birthday cake and Mummy and Granny would make it. One year, I had a volcano cake. It had licorice allsorts and marshmallow 'rocks' stuck into chocolate icing lava - and sparklers and candles. Suddenly, the marshmallows caught alight and burnt icing oozed down the sides. What an eruption! Then someone doused it with the party lemonade. My other Granny said that eating burnt things helped her live to a very old age.
(memory book paintings)
Today is the first birthday for this Scribbles Adagio blog. This past year, I have learned to draw, started daily sketchercising (on my Five K Radius blog) and done all the memory paintings on this blog. I have Danny Gregory to thank for getting me started with sketching and the visitors from the Yahoo Group Everyday Matters, and others for encouraging me to keep going. Here's to another year.