Sunday, October 06, 2013

Lloyd's Birthday

Yesterday it was Lloyd's birthday. We had a really lovely day.
We had some shopping to do in the morning, which was a necessity, and you wouldn't think it would be amazing fun, but it was! We had to go to Bunnings to order 2 gates for Operation Picket Fence and the guy who served us was just the friendliest, happiest guy ever! He even shared his chocolate with us. He made buying a couple of gates an absolute joy. Then it was up to Briscoes, who have just opened a new shop in Kerikeri, and I have to say they have hired the nicest, smiliest young folk ever. So the necessary shopping was lovely.

Then it was off to friends for some tea and cake. And pretty much vegged there all afternoon in their suntrap back garden.

Home again, quick 'get ready' and it was off to a birthday dinner. Lloyd wanted to try a brand new restaurant that has just opened in Kerikeri - Ziezo. It was brilliant, and I'm pretty sure this will become one of our regualr places to go. I loved the food and I really love the simple, mostly white, decor. They have done a fab job.

They even allowed me to bring the cupcakes I made. Which was very kind of them. ( I did ask first!)




So all in all I think Lloyd was feeling very loved yesterday.







22 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Lloyd, the cup cakes look so good.
    Hugs

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    1. the frosting was better than the cakes!

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  2. Very Happy Birthday Lloyd !, it is so nice to find a new nice restaurant, I would have to say that all the "staff " I have encountered
    no matter where, are so friendly in NZ, it is such a beautiful country. WOW WOW WOW those cupcakes, Laura you are amazing !
    Fab pictures as usual ! xx

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    1. I do think we'll go there fairly regularly now - well regular for us! :)

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  3. Those cupcakes look divine! Especially the flowers and butterflies. Happy birthday Lloyd!

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    1. I wasreally pleased with how the fondant turned out - I'm really hooked now!

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  4. Happy birthday Lloyd. What a sweet day.

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    1. thank you - it was just really nice

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  5. Those cakes are amazing, I work in Asda bakery and I bet these would sell like you guessed it......hot cakes. Talented lady you are. Yoda language

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  6. Anonymous3:43 pm

    Happy Birthday Lloyd! And Laura, those cupcakes look far too good to eat!

    From DeeJay in Whangarei

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    1. if I am being very critical, the cake bit could have been lighter, but ho hum!!! they disappeared!

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  7. Cute Cupcakes! I love a trip to Bunnings as well... call me crazy but its like this amazing land of opportunities, ideas & potential!!
    Have a super week!! ♥♥♥

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  8. Happy Birthday!

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  9. Thank you everybody for your wonderful birthday wishes. I am humbled! xxx

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  10. Sounds like a delightful celebration to me. Lovely cupcakes! And a great big, belated happy birthday to Lloyd!

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  11. There I was googling Ziezo for the phone number and I found Lloyd. Happy belated birthday! We're booked in for dinner this evening and looking forward to it.

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