Monday, August 4, 2014

A Summertime Birthday

It was my mum's birthday a few weeks ago, and although we were coming off one of our epic mother/daughter fights (typical!) - we still got together as a family to celebrate it. Because that's what family does...We had a wonderful evening all together and it really reminded us to just enjoy our time together.

My mum decorated the house so nicely and cooked so many lovely things. We are usually predominantly vegetarian, but we had a lot of meat items that night! 

For appetizers, we had spicy grilled shrimp with salsa, burrata and crostini, and seasonal vegetable sticks dipped in olive oil.

For dinner, we had lemon butter salmon, jalapeno roasted potatoes, beet salad with goat cheese, corn on the cob, and barbecued beef tenderloin. For dessert, we had a peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream.

I dressed Maya in a beautiful little white dress I got in Venice, and she danced to the music and pointed at the sky and the clouds. Total hippie girl!


  1. Ah..Just perfect! Cheers to the lovely times you all shared... :) Lovely pics too!

  2. What a beautiful home and a beautiful little girl! :-)

  3. Alex,

    Great pictures of Maya and what a lovely birthday meal! Glad you got together as a family to enjoy,

    Have a great weekend!


    1. Thank you! Yes, it was such a lovely night!

  4. @Alexandra

    Many happy returns of the day to your mother. On this occassion, I send this beautiful bengali movie by the brilliant director Satyajit Ray. The film is materspiece of acting. It depicts the life of movie star, his fears, apprehensions etc. It has english subtitles. Simple but brilliant movie featuring the bengali superstar of 1970s Uttam Kumar.

    1. Thank you! I love movies from that era in Bollywood, those are the best!

    2. @Alexandra

      Which films from 1960-1970s have you seen?? Have you seen "Sholay"?? This is film is not bollywood but Bengali film but in those days all over India people were attempting to make good sensible films.

    3. @anonymous - my favorites are Shammi Kapoor movies from the 1960s :)


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