It was DD’s birthday this week, so I asked her what kind of birthday cake she wanted. Son Number One had a brief flirtation with a glamorous new creation from Mary Berry, complete with cream-cheese frosting for his recent birthday, but DD wanted the usual double-chocolate cake. I made it, and we did the whole candle bit – very satisfying, in every meaning of the word.
One of DD’s presents was the DVD of The Hobbit. I sat through the whole film trying to remember where I’d seen “Kili” before – of course, it was Aidan Turner, who was in Being Human a few years ago.
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