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The past week has been a true whirlwind with Master Sticky turning four on the 16th  May and Mr Sticky 40 on the 17th.

The small person's birthday went on for almost a week, with his nursery party on the Wednesday, his real birthday on the Thursday and then the big finale on Sunday at Mini Mischiefs soft play. The noise 17 four year olds can make is quite astounding ! By Sunday night he was so hyper he didn't go to bed until well past nine.

We had decided to celebrate Mr Sticky's birthday on the Saturday by inviting just a few friends for dinner, but as I was working all day that day, I was stuck regarding how to get all the cooking done and get the cakes made.

Enter my talented work colleagues and friends Lol and Chris.


Lol is in charge of the kitchens in the college canteen and originally from Montserrat. When she heard of my dilemma she promised to cook me a genuine Caribbean feast. Although I was still at work she turned up laden with bags and bags of shopping on the Saturday and got to work. By the time I got home at four she was in full swing, and we treated ourselves to a nice glass of red.


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Lol cooked us a real feast which consisted of :

  • Caribbean rum punch, which really did pack a punch
  • Mutton curry
  • Macaroni bake
  • Rice & peas
  • Homemade coleslaw
  • Salad
  • Melon & strawberry salad
There was so much that everybody had to take home doggy bags. Not that anyone minded as it was all absolutely delicious !
Which brings us onto the subjects of cakes, which were kindly made by Chris from Christine's Kitchen. Like Lol, Chrissy refused any payment, so I made her an embroidered bag featuring all her favourite things as a small thank you. Here she is modelling it, see if you can guess what her favourite things are. Her arm is covering the very important teapot. Next to her are the amazing cakes she made.
Chrissys bag


Birthday cakes

Thanks to Lol & Chris giving of their time and expertise, I managed to give each of the boys a great birthday party. If you would like some help with your parties, both ladies are available for hire - just get in touch and I will pass on your request.

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