However, my birthday wasn't too bad in the end. Timo woke me up by singing "Happy Birthday", Emma and Leo were there, a small birthday table as well (a table with candles and my presents) and we all had breakfast together. A short rather unpleasant intermezzo ensued when I found out that two of my skirts in my wardrobe were moulding (no - I didn't see the striking parallel then). Then we went to Mama where yet another birthday table was waiting for me and in the afternoon we had cake (my favourite birthday cake: Schokokusstorte = Chocolate Kiss Cake*1) and and a few friends and family came to visit me.
|Birthday card by Marina showing a monkey (not Chester*2)|
|The fragrant presents from Anke and Adrian - Leo is interested!|
|A photo of the chocolate kiss cake my Mama made for my wedding (the dark thing in the middle is a "Schokokuss").|
*1: A chocolate kiss cake is a biscuit cake with a topping made of quark, cream and chocolate kisses (website in German) - a kind of German treat consisting of a dry waffle base topped with white "foam" (sugar and egg white) coated with chocolate.
*2: I will introduce Chester in one of my future posts.