Monday, 7 October 2013

K's Birthday

Yesterday (6th) was K's 4th birthday. The day was great fun from the start. He got some lego sent from the UK which he and C enjoyed building in the morning.

I then went to our neighbours to make his cake using a cake tin which is used on the hob - perfect for here where ovens are a luxury. K had a nice morning playing with our neighbours two girls (the youngest will be 4 in a weeks time) and then we went for lunch and had a lovely meal of chicken tikka masala and palak paneer (spinach and cheese) with buttered naan bread.
Then it was time to prepare for our guests, we decided not to throw a big party as we're still settling in so we invited the kids from our community (the sisters, another little boy and a baby girl) plus two brothers whom K is friendly with. We made some snacks plus lemon juice and iced tea for everyone.

Then the afternoon passed in a blur of bubbles, balloons, sweets and bike riding. K had a great time and so did we :)

This morning we dropped him off for his first day at kindergarten armed with a bag of sweets to share with the kids there - it's tradition to give sweets when it's your birthday rather than receive which I think is a nice thing. His teacher said that they are going to the Matrimandir gardens today so I'm hoping he has a good day.
That's all for now.


  1. Sounds like a beautiful day, and your birthday table looks wonderful. Wherever I have worked its always been the tradition for the birthday person to bring in cake/s for everyone, which I always thought odd (!) but now I think about it it is a lovely tradition, especially if started when young. Blessings on you all xx

    1. Thanks, it was a lovely first Indian birthday for K. It is a nice tradition, to give on your birthday, one I thought was odd at first too but now kind of wish I'd done as a kid as well. Blessings back at ya! xx