Let them eat cake, she cried!

dog-birthday-cake-50Happy Birthday to you!

You live in the zoo!

You look like a monkey…

And you smell like one too!

By the time you get to read this, my little anklebiters will probably have ‘woken’ me up (I’ll be lying in bed, pretending to sleep) with that sweet little birthday song, some home-made birthday cards, and (if Sir Pe has picked up all those hints in the form of e-mails, notes and messages) a couple of wrapped up books to savour.

It is Swedish tradition to wake up the birthday person (child or adult) with presents, candles and birthday cake. That’s right – you have to eat cake for breakfast! We don’t usually follow this tradition although last year, I had ice cream with chocolate sauce and blueberries for breakfast!

But – if I were to have some cake – what kind would it be, do you think?

I think that all those with dentist-phobia (like myself) would like to send me a cake with a bite in revenge for my horrifying dentist stories.


To tell you the ‘tooth’, I wouldn’t look this gift horse in the mouth!

And from all those who have been appalled or amused by my sewing mishaps, I might received something a along these lines…


Sew…what do you think? Too good to eat? (So, that’s what needle and thread looks like…)

I have to confess, though, that I do have a weakness for chocolate, especially dark chocolate. Wouldn’t it be great if a big refrigerated truck drew up outside the house and delivered this eye-opening sculpture – made out of chocolate?


When 900 years you reach, look as good, you will not.
— Yoda

You know what? All I really want is my family around me – and maybe, if it’s not too much to ask… a small slice of chocolate cake.


As for you, dear readers, do feel free to help yourself to some cake!

32 responses

  1. lilalia

    Happy birthday to you! May your day be filled with good wishes from friends and family, children’s striving to make their mother happy every moment of the day, and your husband’s special efforts to make you feel extra special, as any birthday girl should…


    December 1, 2008 at 07:25

  2. I sort of like….
    Hhhhmmmm…Just clearing my throat…
    Now this is sung without any Tune whatsoever…
    “Happy Birthday to you”
    Mashed Bannana and spew,Peanut butter from the gutter…
    Happy Birthday to you!

    Especially from me to you Ms.Fi…
    Enjoy your day!


    December 1, 2008 at 08:02

  3. Happy birthday!!!! May the year ahead be as sweet as the cake with which you will be awoken this morning. Have a wonderful birthday and a fabulous year! 🙂


    December 1, 2008 at 08:21

  4. Happy Birthday!

    What a punny post 🙂

    PS On anklebiters, do you mean dogs or kids???


    December 1, 2008 at 09:12

  5. SirPe

    Happy birthday darling! I hope the books were to your satisfaction, and that we’ll be able to read what you think of them here at some point!

    As for cake, I much prefer to eat it in the evening, after work. If you get home at a reasonable time today, we might even save you a slice 😉


    December 1, 2008 at 09:50

  6. Meg

    Happy Birthday Lady Fi! Hope it’s a great day!

    I have a friend who celebrates birthdays in the morning too. Her family tradition is waffles and ice cream for breakfast with the presents. You can imagine how much her 5 kids love it!


    December 1, 2008 at 11:58

  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dearest sister.
    Look, everyone beat me to it, I’m the last to wish you a lovely day.
    And so sorry my present is so late, but you’ll enjoy it when you get it.
    I LOVE your blogs, they are great.
    Love you, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


    December 1, 2008 at 12:33

  8. Have a very happy birthday and fabulous times in the coming year!


    December 1, 2008 at 13:04

  9. Happy Birthday! You certainly don’t look a year older! :o)


    December 1, 2008 at 13:38

  10. Happy birthday to you! I hope the cake is chocolate!


    December 1, 2008 at 16:19

  11. Birthday cake for breakfast is a marvelous idea!! We will add that to our list of newly acquired traditions and give it a trial run next week.

    Happy birthday, new friend! May you find as much joy as you seem to give to others.


    December 1, 2008 at 16:41

  12. Happy Birthday, and have a wonderful day!



    December 1, 2008 at 16:47

  13. kelli

    Tillykke med fødselsdagen!!!!
    Happy Birthday from Denmark!

    I hope your day has been as great as you imagined it to be… even if you do not get a Yoga chocolate statue to nibble on all day!


    December 1, 2008 at 17:00

  14. kelli

    make that YODA!..
    guess that is my subtle hint to myself that I really need a yoga session soon…ll


    December 1, 2008 at 17:01

  15. Oh happy happy birthday. I like Cherry Pie for my birthday treat!


    December 1, 2008 at 17:54

  16. amy

    Happy Birthday Lady Fi! Hope you get that chocolate cake and are able to blow out all your candles;!


    December 1, 2008 at 19:34

  17. po

    Happy birthday! I think that last slice looked most appetising


    December 1, 2008 at 20:39

  18. Happy birthday – again! Chokladmuffins på fredag kanske…lite försenat, men hey – det är choklad! 🙂 Kram vännen!


    December 1, 2008 at 21:05

  19. happy birthday date twin!


    December 1, 2008 at 22:14

  20. Happy Birthday Lady Fi, Happy Birthday from me. Happy Birthday wishes from Minnesota to Sweden, Happy Birthday from me!! (Sung perfectly in tune!) Hope your anklebiters and Sir Pe made you wake up and eat your chocolate cake, and then left you breathless from hugs and kisses! 🙂


    December 1, 2008 at 23:02

  21. Kata

    My excuse for being late to wish you a happy Birthday is the time difference! When I logged on yesterday lunchtime this post wasn’t up yet!!

    Happy Birthday anyway, enjoy the book, and I will try and phone tonight (tues) but will be your morning!
    k xxxxxx


    December 1, 2008 at 23:17

  22. Happy Birthday to you! There have been so many birthdays lately! Must be a great time of the year!


    December 2, 2008 at 01:54



    December 2, 2008 at 04:17

  24. HAPPY BIRTHDAY – hope you have the best day ever…enjoy the cake 🙂


    December 2, 2008 at 08:10

  25. Happy Birthday. I hope you had a great day…and a dark chocolate cake!


    December 2, 2008 at 12:24

  26. Happy birthday. I must say the cake was beautiful, but what I noticed was the plate. I love the plate. Can I have one please for my birthday?


    December 3, 2008 at 01:22

  27. Happy Birthday to you. “Sheng ri kuai le” 生日快樂. Sorry I am late, do you still have cake left for me? 🙂


    December 3, 2008 at 01:47

  28. A fun post, I eat dessert a lot for breakfast.I was given a pie the other day and ate some for all meals until it was finished.Of all the blogs that Hillary posted, you take the cake. The best, and I had fun browsing.


    December 1, 2010 at 18:12

  29. Are you a Sagittarius too? I was born December 1st:-).


    July 11, 2012 at 17:45

    • What a coincidence. Me too!


      July 11, 2012 at 21:41

      • Ha, ha!! Nice to meet you:-).


        July 11, 2012 at 22:24

  30. Hello Lady Fi,

    This is my personal blog. http://foryoudaddy.wordpress.com/

    In my next post scheduled for 1 March 2013, I will wish a blog buddy who, like me, loves dogs. Looking through Google Images for a picture with a doggie birthday wish, I came across the first image in this post of yours.

    I like this image, and I would like to use it in my upcoming post.

    I am writing this seeking your permission to use your image in my blog post, Lady Fi. My site is not a commercial one. If you grant me the use of the image, I will gladly mention your site in my post and link the image to your page.

    I would appreciate a reply.

    Thank you for your time.



    February 23, 2013 at 13:41

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