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A Birthday Rainbow Cake Surprise (2016-05-15) Photo Gallery 19 MAY 2016

On Sunday we enjoyed a brilliant braai at the Montgomery Clan Stronghold, welcoming back Rob and Tarryn who had just returned from their 3 week long honeymoon holiday in Thailand! It was brilliant to hear all about the sights and sounds that they had encountered, leaving both Chantelle and myself super jealous in the process!

IMG_20160515_162552 birthday rainbow cake from the velvet cake co

The best part of the day was however dessert time, when out of the blue, Chantelle came strolling out carrying a rainbow cake of all things! What I didn’t know was that it was a surprise cake for me in celebration of my birthday that had fallen earlier in the week, which meant that I got the Full Monty in terms of having Happy Birthday sung to me and blowing out the candles (which of course, Jessica did on my behalf).

I love rainbow cakes in general – how can one not like this happy clappy cake! – and this particular one from The Velvet Cake Co. (situated in Rosenpark, Bellville) was delicious, tasting as good as what it looks!

What a nice Sunday surprise.

Related Link: The Velvet Cake Co.

Howling Balls of Scratching Fury My Life 18 MAR 2010

The other night saw a tired Chantelle and I finally retire to bed just before midnight after having successfully returned from a Ster Kinekor screening of It’s Complicated (which by the way is a thoroughly enjoyable movie in case you were wondering).

Anyhow, as it had been for the last couple of days, the wind was absolutely howling outside, once again determined to make living quite miserable and in which of course does succeed… particularly when we’re talking about the cats.

You see, our dear darlings Olympus and Achilles can’t exactly spend much time running around, hunting and playing outside without being blown from the one end of the property to the other and so they’re pretty much pinned inside for the whole day – which of course translates to a hell of a lot of pent up energy come the evening and in other words our return to the home.

Needless to say, this pent up energy immediately manifests itself in play time and so Chantelle and I need to do our evening’s business while carefully stepping over the usually rolling around and kicking combined fur ball entanglement that is Olympus versus Achilles.

So teeth brushed and book pages turned, we turned off the lights and lay our heads down… when all of a sudden, out of the complete blue, the sound of frenzied paws gripping along the carpet accompanied this fast flying bundle of fur through the air, paws streched out and claws extended – landing in a heap on top of our unsuspecting, blissfully unaware heads!!

Luckily for me my arm was kind of hanging over my head so that took the brunt of the scratch attack but poor Chantelle was not quite so lucky, even going so far as suffering some bleeding from her scalp! Nothing major of course, but unnecessarily sharp, painful and a rather rude awakening one must say.

So up we sprang, grabbed our spectacles and flipped on the lights, hunting down the two miscreants who had of course bolted back to the lounge following our initial surprised outburst. Of course catching the little buggers to give them a smack and throw them out of the front door quickly proved to be quite the pointless exercise as they didn’t really take our angry demeanours very seriously and simply kept walking back in right after you scooted them out, meaning that in the end we simply had to give up and returned to our room where we closed the door for the night.

(Cutely enough, the two of them were found lying stretched out in front of our bedroom door the next morning of course…)

Hee hee, they'll never guess I'm actually just biding my time until the right moment to attack!

The House of C 011: Excuse Me The House of C 15 FEB 2010

This actually happened to Chantelle while she was happily sitting alone, working away in her office one day. As the uncomfortable feeling of trapped gas slowly rose up inside her, she decided the best course of action was to allow the eruption of this unnatural trapped air and so bellowed out a mighty burp – which of course was exactly when the guest standing behind her in the office door decided to pipe up.

Doh! ;)

Spoiled Sneaky Surprise My Life 13 FEB 2008

Crying TeddyLast night started off on a rather funny foot when Chantelle excitedly told me that the plans had changed and that she no longer has to work on Thursday evening, namely Valentine’s Day. Much to her surprise I was absolutely devastated at the news, a response that no doubt puzzled her completely. Well, obviously I had to quickly explain just why I reacted so negatively to this stellar news and when she heard my story she totally agreed with me that Andrea has managed to spoil the best Valentine’s surprise ever! (Well at least I thinks so)

For logistics sake, I don’t travel through to Gordon’s Bay during the week at all. In fact, I don’t think I have EVER been there during the week since Chantelle has moved there more than a few months ago. So my super duper well thought out Valentine’s plan was to play up the fact that Friday night we were going to ‘celebrate’ Valentine’s all out and in so doing downplay the fact that I wasn’t going to see her on Thursday at all. However, being the sneaky man that I am, I had planned on pitching outside her work late Thursday night, gifts and wine in hand and then giving her the biggest surprise of her life (and then surprise her even more by spending the night)!

Oh well, as much fun as this would have been, I’m just being sour because my super secret sneaky plan has been foiled. The fact of the matter of course is that I’m still going to go through to Gordon’s Bay tomorrow evening and we are now going to celebrate Valentine’s Day as it should be done, restaurant and all, because now we have loads more time to do it in :)

Looking forward to it already babes! *mwah*