For the last three years my birthday was during the weekend or otherwise on a day where I didn’t have school/work, but today it’s on a Tuesday, which generally sucks, but I’m going to look on the bright side and be thankful that it’s not a Monday and that I’m back to even numbers in terms of age. Yay!
Apart from work, today was pretty nice. I got paid, I went out for cake and books (I got Looking for Alaska by John Green; One Day by David Nicholls; and Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell) with my friends and then got treated to more cake at home! I’ve got so much sugar in my blood stream it’s making me hyper, haha.
Here are some pictures from today. First we have this cake that is made of 90% dark Swiss chocolate. It’s called a Pavé, and it was so rich I couldn’t even finish it!
Then we have something called a Twix Pie, which is really rich too. Crumbly crust with smooth, delicious caramel and a layer of delicious chocolate sprinkled with nuts!
Finally, we had a delicious cake with layers of cake, pistachio cream and cherries, coated with a thick layer of chocolate mousse and garnished with a sugary cherry. Oh, and of course there are the lavender and raspberry macaroons. =D
And if that wasn’t enough, there was also a chocolate cake waiting for me when I got home, topped with chocolate balls filled with pastry cream! Yum. Oh, and that chocolate slab says, “Happy birthday, Zeinab!” in Arabic.
Now… even though it’s my birthday, I would like to give you all a gift because you’re awesome people and it’s generally nice to receive gifts. In order to collect your gift, use this promo code (XQ64F) to download a free copy of Puppet Parade from Smashwords! =] This promo code lasts until the 18th of October, so get it while it’s still hot! … or something. Oh, and I keep forgetting mention… you also have the chance to win one of two physical copies of Puppet Parade on Goodreads!
Also, because I always close off my entries with a question… what is your favourite birthday memory? Or what is the best gift you’ve ever received?
I hope the 16th of October is/was great for you! =]