(regarding the answer to the birthday cake question posed in yesterday's post
It was David Bowie, copied from a picture of him in his 'Ashes to Ashes' period. I was more than a little bit fond of him in my youth. Actually, obsessed
from the age of 14 onwards might be a better way of putting it. Thanks to all the great guesses. There were some really close ones in there, as some that were way off the mark.
Euro date format. Day, Month, Year. Hmmm - I guess I must have made my cake a day early back in '83.
Thanks to everyone who made my birthday yesterday so wonderful. My sister and her kids for calling me from Ireland and, together with Jools, sending me an Avoca recipe book. My work colleagues for taking me out for lunch. (A girl feels good when she is taken out by 7 guys, I can tell you). My mum for calling me and sending me a Sur La Table gift card from her and my dad. Fred for surprising me with a new mobile phone and thanks to P, who is out of town, for leaving me a beautiful set of handmade champagne glasses. Thanks to Viv for preparing pictures of my Seattle favourite, Cafe Campagne's Oeufs en Meurette for me to look at as well as sending me some great CDs.
Thanks to all my friends for taking me out to dinner at Aziza. Vinny for kindly driving us miles across the other side of town and flying us back home down Gough. (Did his wheels actually touch the ground?) Ian for making it out despite being ill at the weekend. Thanks go to MB & D, my first friends to dip their toes into the restaurant business (their new venture Tres Agaves, a high-end Tequila bar and Kitchen is due to open in September) for their gift of a torch for bruleeing my creme. Presd & Del are not only to be thanked for the cute little pink mixing bowls and the gorgeous glossy pie dish. I have to give an extra shout to Del for dedicating a beautiful blog post just to me. Thanks to Katja for the beautiful velvet throw that is going to keep me warm on these cold, San Francisco summer nights and to E for the cute pink tee which I will be able to make use of when/if the bad weather makes an exit. And finally, thanks to Hans, the big guy, for turning up. I thought he was out of the country - but he made it, for the evening, just to surprise me?
posted in Food and Birthdays and Cake
It was David Bowie!