Over on the Muddy Island, J celebrated her Boy's birthday a day late - May 3rd instead of the 2nd. I'm about to do the same for my Boy whose birthday was yesterday; he is arriving today for a short visit so I was up at dawn this morning to make the predictable chocolate cake. (Gold candles are tens and silver, units!)
This will be the first time that the family has been together since the birth of Amelia. What better excuse for a day of feasting? With local lamb at its best, the carnivores will be happy and the vegetarians enjoyed the spinach and feta pie I made at Christmas so that will be on the menu too. I noticed that in the the recipe I gave for for this at Christmas I said to cook it for 20 minutes. I have now corrected that to 40 minutes, otherwise you would have a very pale pie indeed!
The first of the local strawberries and some Devonshire clotted cream should keep everyone smiling, although little Millie has enough winning ways to compensate for any culinary disasters of mine.
Happy birthday to all May babies, however many candles are on your cake.
P.S. Last chance today to enter the May book draw as Millie will be leaving very early tomorrow and she is determined to pick the name out of her hat.