Best Birthday

Rufus made it back from the UK just in time for my birthday. we took the day off boat work, he spoiled me rotten, we ate good food (chocolates count as food as far as we are concerned) and we didn’t talk boat for the entire day!

we ended off the celebrations with a braai – lots of red meat, beer and most importantly good friends. you can take us out of South Africa but you can never take our will to braai. 

just when I thought the festivities were winding down our boatyard family suprised me with the BEST chocolate cake I have ever tasted. if I am honest I will admit that I’m more of a choc brownie kinda girl but this cake… No words!

its made by the owner of an excellent Italian restaurant in Port of Spain and just one slice of this heavenly creation is close to R100/$10. I think it’s called “death by chocolate”, layers of moist cake, mousse and ganache, topped with dark chocolate flakes and drizzled with rich chocolate sauce. I am officially converted from brownies.

Paola, Natali, Joao and Luigi thank you for my special cake! Celine, Tony, Marco and Jacomo, thank you for the food. Graeme, Suzie, Sacha and Julia, we missed you. And thank you to everyone for a great celebration, especially my main man Rufus x

Natali bringing the cake out

Natali bringing the cake out

me in shock

me in shock

joy

joy

Paola, Luigi, Celine, Tony, Marco and Joao laughing at me 

Paola, Luigi, Celine, Tony, Marco and Joao laughing at me 

time to blow out the candles and make a wish that had already come true :)

time to blow out the candles and make a wish that had already come true 🙂

Joao helping with the candles (he is also a choc-o-holic). the faster they go out the faster we can feast!

Joao helping with the candles (he is also a choc-o-holic). the faster they go out the faster we can feast!

birthday girl had to dish up for everyone

birthday girl had to dish up for everyone

 

 

left overs for breakfast

left overs for breakfast

Natali made a mini Melody - the perfect personal touch :)

Natali made a mini Melody – the perfect personal touch 🙂

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