I had a busy time last week. It was our grand-daughter's 6th birthday and she had asked me to make her birthday cake. She made her choice from my book -
On Monday I set to and made the cake.
I decided to make it three colours/flavours, vanilla, strawberry and chocolate - a bit fiddly but this is how it looked -
Then it had to be cut and shaped and with the necessary ingredients, my book and a little patience, this is the finished cake! I wonder why she chose this one!
Imogen lives with her mummy in Stratford upon Avon (about 100 miles away - 160.93 k) so on Tuesday OH and I drove to Stratford to deliver the cake in time for her birthday party on Wednesday. In the late afternoon I strolled into the town (about 15 minutes walk from daughter's house). It was a lovely day and I took a few photographs.
This statue of William Shakespeare is in a lofty position, on a plinth
overlooking some of the lovely flower beds in the surrounding Bancroft Gardens
This view across the river is of the church where he is buried
The Royal Shakespeare Theatre (now without scaffolding) has undergone extensive transformation work since 2007 and is due to be re-opened during 2010 - read more here
and this is a view across the river in the other direction
There is a bird sanctuary here
and this Canada Goose was having a lovely bathe
Grand-daughter loved her cake, had a wonderful time on her birthday and we came back home for a rest!
Thanks to the My World Tuesday team - Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy, Louise and Sylvia. For more looks at other peoples' worlds, please click here.