How are you? It has been a little warmer in Liverpool these last few
days. How about Japan?
Have you done anything fun recently? On Saturday we had a party for my
brother-in-law (my sister's husband). He has turned 40 and in Britain this
is an important age. Some people think that at the age of 40 we are "over
the hill" (we've reached our peak and now we're on our way down), however,
other people say "life begins at 40". I like this second way of thinking.
It's positive and gives us encouragement. Certainly, my brother-in-law
intends to think in this way.
For this special birthday, my sister decided to hold a surprise party at
their house. She invited around 30 people secretly and every room in her
house was full of relatives, friends, and children. Here's what
the kitchen alone looked like...
My sister cooked chili and I made Japanese rice to have with it. In
addition, my sister prepared jacket potatoes, tortilla chips, guacamole,
creme freche, grated cheese, and lime. People were then able to help
themselves in the kitchen. Does it look appetising?...
Of course, a birthday is not complete without a birthday cake! My sister
decided to make a unique one. Her husband loves ice cream and cake but it
is difficult to make a cake made of ice cream. So, my sister decided to
make a cake in the shape of her husband's favourite ice cream. This ice
cream is called "Funny Feet". I helped my sister a little when she made
the cake. Here are some pictures during the process...
Starting to cut the foot shape...
Adding some toes and colour...
Adding more shape and colour...
The final "Funny Feet" cake with its ice cream stick...
It is identical to the real Funny Feet ice cream. Isn't my sister
talented?! Indeed, her husband was so impressed and enjoyed blowing out
the candles and cutting the cake. (You can see a picture of him at the top
of this article.) Everyone enjoyed the cake - it was light, fluffy,
It was a very successful party thanks to my sister, with a little help from
some others. In fact, even my niece got into the spirit of things and
helped in her own little kitchen...!
I wish my brother-in-law a very happy birthday and hope for all those other
people who are turning 40 that your life will take a positive turn and you
will continue to have fun adventures and days full of smiles.
Thank you for reading this. I'm looking forward to seeing you all again
next week. Best wishes, from Corrina. ☺️