Sunday, July 1, 2012

15

Last weekend Son 1 turned 15 - pretty quietly, as he was revising for his Brevet exams. It was only marked on my blog, for example, by a change of his age in my profile...
However, this Friday evening his exams were over and we baked (yet another) birthday treacle tart as requested, and set up the tent in the garden. His friend (who'll be starting an apprenticeship in September) came over and helped me and Son 2 to decorate the treacle tart with candles from the candle tub - they gleefully used some little train candle-holders that last graced Son 1's fifth birthday cake! The candle light glinted on the golden tart as we carried it to the darkened table under the silver birch trees. It was a beautiful, relaxed celebration.

7 comments:

Pearly Queen said...

Sounds great! (and me on a diet!)

marigold jam said...

Oooh lovely delicious treacle tart. Can't remember the last time I had that!

Pom Pom said...

I love the way you honor your sons with sweet celebrations. I want to make a pie today, but somehow I can't get going. Maybe I should simply go out in the kitchen and start slicing strawberries.

VintageVicki said...

A belated Happy Birthday to that young man - hurrah for the end of exams too :)

dottycookie said...

A birthday treacle tart - now that sounds like a wonderful plan. Happy Birthday to him!

polkadotpeticoat said...

beautiful.....I do hate sometimes to celebrate, they just come so fast, my big boy has one in 2 weeks!

Sue said...

I haven't had treacle tart for years. Mum used to make it regularly when I lived at home and occasionally makes it for the grandchildren. I am sure I put on weight just thinking about it!