|Dixie and Vincent|
As Lea was working I decided to cook up a dish that I had never tried before. It was Moroccan lamb with a range of condiments to enhance the flavour. The dish had onions, carrot, almonds, cinammon, orange zest, cumin, raisins soaked in sherry, beef stock and was served with rice.
I was really pleased how it came out.
Some pretty flowers helped created the festive mood.
For dessert I made chocolate and cinammon ice-cream with chocolate sauce, served with strawberries.
My brother and I played some Leonard Cohen.
Lea had baked a chocolate cake which Kate had decorated.
I really enjoyed celebrating my 55th birthday and occasions like this makes me appreciate those who are close. Though my circumstances have changed family and special friends have been there for me and I happily look forward to many more birthdays!