Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Helen!

Last week was my mother in law's 72nd Birthday and since she celebrated it with her husband by taking a trip together, i thought to invite her over this week for a lunch, too bad my sister in law couldn't come as she lives in brighton and had to work on sunday. I didn't do anything fancy as she's having a prob with her tooth and can only eat something soft, so I cooked spaghetti carbonara with lots of cream to make them soft. I also baked her sort of a birthday cake, which was one of her fave and something i was confident of making as i have done it alot of time, Victoria Sponge cake :)

It was a relaxing lunch with a bottle of red wine that both of them enjoyed, hubby couldn't drink more than one small glass as he had to pick and drop them home, watched cats and dogs that we recorded as they love animals and seem to laugh alot during the movie.

and of course we had the cake and tea :)

That's her fave mug whenever she came over :)

Once they've gone, I cleaned up the mess and had more tea, Hubby has taken a week off work, not sure what we're going to do for a week but a visit to a doctor will come first as hubby's toe has been troubling him these couple of days.

That's it from me, Have a wonderful day and Happy Tea Time Tuesday!

Linking to:

Rose Chintz Cottage



  1. love the pic of you. great cake! hope hubbies toe is better soon x

  2. yum yum, cakes looks yummy, wish somone would make me one! i usually get 'intereting biscuits' made by my son with grannys help!

  3. A Very Happy 72nd Birthday to your Mother-in-Law! That cake looks pretty yummy to me! I like the bunting on top of it..so cute :) It sounds like you deserved that cup of tea afterwards, with all the work you put into the party..that was very thoughtful of you to do :) Have a nice week with your Hubby! I hope his toe heals up soon.

  4. What a nice way to spend a Sunday, everything looks yummy and the artwork on the wall is pretty. Hope the toe is better soon.

  5. You are the perfect daughter in law - hope my boys find a girl like you, I intend to demand they marry a girl who can make cake! ;-)

    Great photo of your kitchen - it's so you!

    Have a lovely week off with your man, hope he's feeling better soon x

  6. Lakota beat me to it - you are the loveliest daughter in law, they must adore you! :-) Not to mention how mouthwatering and airy that Victoria sponge looks, between you and Kylie's post with the butterfly buns I'm now utterly ravenous! :-)

    Your kitchen looks brilliant, I absolutely love the frames and the prints you've chosen for the wall!

    Jem xXx

  7. Oh my, Susan, what a very sweet birthday party you gave your mother-in-law...I agree with all, you are a wonderful daughter-in-law! The cake is wonderful! I like the banner idea and it looks so gorgeous and scrumptious! I'm glad everyone had a nice time.

    Hope hubby's toe is better.

    Enjoy the day,
    Marianne xox

  8. You look so adorable in your pic! The cake looks delicious, nice and light:) Your MIL is lucky to have a daughter in law like you. Happy Birthday to her!!!

    I hope you enjoy your week off with hubby and that his toe gets better...hubby's are not fun when they're not feeling well. My husband has a week off coming up soon but we're going to my brother's for a week in North Carolina. I get to hang out with my nieces and play with dolls...woohoooo!!!

  9. Looks like you had a fab time, the cake looks great, any left i could do with a coffee and a slice of cake :) lol

    Love the photo of you, you're so pretty and the pictures look great. Hope you have a great week off iwth hubby and that is toe gets better soon.

    I'm still painting, my office now Mr Happy's is finished.

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  10. Hello Miss Tea, your post is so sweet (literally and figuratively!). Your mother in law looks adorable! Happy birthday to her. The victorian sponge looks so delicious, you did a perfect job baking it.

  11. Happy birthday to your mother in law! That cake is amazing,what a treat! And how cute are you in that apron - great picture :o) Hope you have a fab time with hubby on his week off and i hope his toe is ok. Scarlett x

  12. Hello,
    Happy birthday for the sweet lady. You made an unforgettable day for her with your tea time. Thank you for inviting us, also.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  13. Oh my!

    What fabulously yummy looking cake for the lovely birthday lady! Such charming and pretty photos of this weeks teatime tableaux ~ Love it all!

    Happy Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland!

    Please always feel most welcome to visit me. This week marks my 98th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two' and also the '69th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'.~ YOU ARE ALWAYS MOST WELCOME TO PARTAKE!

    Hugs, Wanda Lee

  14. Happy Tuesday tea time, and happy birthday to Helen. The cake looks fab bee x

  15. What a yummy sounding lucheon you had ...im sure you mil enjoyed it so.
    Happy tea,

  16. Hello Susan,
    Happy Birthday to your MIL. Your cake looks fabulous and that's a cute picture of you. I really like the wall display behind you! Thanks for sharing.


  17. Hi Susan: What a beautiful cake! I just love this blog. Thank you for sharing. Blessings, Martha


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