My birthday in the bush or bundu birthday was great!
Sam organised a surprise cake. We don’t have an oven in the tent so we went to the barn where the students live. However at the barn we couldn’t find a cake tin so had to cook the cake in a deep pot which posed the interesting question of how to get a cake out of a pot. It all worked out in the end and tasted amazing!
The yumminess did not stop there. Sam made me american style pancakes for breakfast.
I then got to do the thing I’d been dying to do all week…open presents! It is really hard when all the parcels come in the post and you’re not allowed to touch them until a certain day. The wait was worth it though. Thank you Mum, Dad, David, Jen, Patrick, Sam, Sally and Richard, Chloe and Trystan, Nadine, and Ian and Reetha for the fab presents and cards.
One of the best things about my birthday was that Sam took some time off from the PhD to go swimming with me at the waterfall. The water was freezing so it ended up being more wading through squishy leaves, but it was still fun.
The baboons were in the garden when we got back from the waterfall which was a nice surprise.
Finally we enjoyed sundowners while waiting for my parents to ring. For those of you who phone us this is where we sit to talk to you…literally on the edge of a cliff looking at the most stunning view. Thanks for all the birthday loveliness everyone!