My niece Miss R turned 18 earlier this month, exactly 4 days before my birthday.
My sister thought that giving birth to her on my actual birthday would be a wonderful birthday present for me. Like hell! All you Taureans out there would understand me here - we like our own special day. Just one day each year for ourselves. Every year my family goes through the same thing - the fight for which weekend we will each celebrate our birthdays on because we won't share. Typical Taureans and typically girls.
Now I don't know if it's just because its her 18th or maybe I'm just getting old but this year I wasn't so fussed. Next year is a big "0" birthday for me so I'll be back to not sharing again very soon, but just for this year and only this year, I was ok. So we headed to one of my fav spots. Ladro in Fitzroy.
Delicious pizza, yummy wine, great service and a very special birthday cake - Burnt Butter Cake with a Chocolate and Cinnamon Frosting (recipe to follow soon).
After rolling out onto the street, I needed to walk off all that food, so I walked home via the beautiful Carlton Gardens - one of my favourite gardens in Melbourne. I'm in love the streets of the inner Northern suburbs.
Happy Birthday to us Miss R