Sunday, November 17, 2013

A personal touch


Personal touches turn ordinary into special

This week we celebrated a very special birthday - my son's.

It's a tradition in my family no matter how young or old the person is, to celebrate with a cake. But my son does not like cake and never eats it and baking a cake is not one of my strengths. So instead I bought him a small chocolate sponge and then decided to add some personal touches to it to make it special and interesting.

Over the last month, the supermarket that I shop in was giving away little miniature groceries for a little supermarket. They looked so cute that I decided to collect them. My son and I enjoy opening up the packets and finding the little things inside. Made us chuckle each time. And eventually they came in real handy.

So here it is, a personal touch turns a very ordinary cake into something special. And this is a moment I want to treasure. My son wasn't expecting this and it put a smile on his face.

Happy Birthday my son. Many blessings, lots of love and hugs.


This is the moment 
This is the time 
When the momentum and the moment
Are in rhyme
Give me this moment 
This momentous moment ..
(from Jekyll and Hyde)


This week's Thursday Challenge prompt is Patterns - Shapes, Textures. Trees, Clouds ...

So I tried to find some pattern in my mini groceries and settled on geometry and the textures of all things dairy. So they are ....

New Zealand's Whittaker's chocolate  - yummiest chocolate ever. If you haven't tried this one, you've never eaten chocolate!      
             

Mini eclairs - absolutely divine - chocolate and cream - melt in the mouth moments.

Amazing how many things one can make from dairy.

Have yourself a very special day.




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 This Moment - Soule Mama
A single photo capturing a moment 
A simple, special, extraordinary moment 
A moment I want to pause, savour and remember
Unknown Mami


41 comments:

  1. How fun and neat! Happy Birthday!

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    1. Thanks Dawn. I thought it might be fun too.

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  2. What a great idea-I wish our grocery did things like that! And what a nice memory you made for your son!

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    1. Hi Bookmammalmusings. I hope they'll do it again. It was fun.

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  3. Happy birthday absolutely! I too will be celebrating with my daughter this weekend as it is her birthday tomorrow. Yes, there are all sorts of special touches planned. American Girl begins our day this afternoon!

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    1. Happy Birthday to your daughter Karen. I can feel your excitement. Birthdays are so much fun.

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  4. Well...Happy Birthday to your son! How fun to have so many fun giveaways at your market! I am glad he had fun and felt special!

    Happy Saturday!

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

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    1. Thanks Linda. We both had fun with the cake and he was a happy boy. I loved the expression on his face when he saw it. Have a happy weekend and week.

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  5. What is the difference between sponge and cake? When I lived in Australia as a youth, I thought they tasted almost the same.

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    1. Oh, and Happy Birthday to your son! ;)

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    2. Thanks Mlissabeth. I guess the sponge cake does taste like cake :) However a sponge as in the non cake kind might be a different story altogether!

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  6. What a very lovely thought, Suzy. It's not about the money, is it? Just being a caring mum like this. I need to try some of that Whittaker's chocolate right now :)

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    1. Thanks Restlessjo. So true - it's not about the money but the thought. And we had so much fun. I hope you enjoy the Whittaker's yummy yummy chocolate.

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  7. A pinch of thoughtfulness can create so much of warmth. And it looks lovely too. Happy birthday to your son. :)

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    1. Thanks Sheethal. It was a very happy moment for both of us.

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  8. Just beautiful it looks! A Very Happy Birthday to the young man. :-)

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    1. Thanks Rekha - it looked and was fun.

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  9. Brilliant idea Suzy. A personal touch is always heart warming. God bless the child with all that's best for him.

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    1. Thanks Geeta for your lovely blessings;

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  10. What a unique looking presentation, Suzy! Now I need to get myself some Wittaker's chocolate - honestly never heard of them until now.
    And a Happy Birthday to your boy! :)

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    1. Thanks Corinne. Whittaker's is the yummiest chocolate ever - next time I visit Mumbai, I'll bring a slab for you.

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  11. That's just beautiful :) Adding a personal touch always brings in that joy. Happy birthday to your son! :)

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    1. Thanks Vaisakh. Ya, I think personal touches make things special.

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  12. What a fun idea to put those little toy grocery items around your cake. So creative and I'm sure your son just loved it. I remember as a kid loving little miniatures of real life items such as those. I'd be inclined to eat that Tim Tam by mistake though. We have them in Canada now and they're to die for! DROOOOOL!

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    1. Thanks Cat. Timtams are just yum yum yum yum yum especially the dark chocolate. And the minis are so cute. We had fun.

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  13. All the pictures look super cute if not anything else! And the prompt is very interesting Suzy! Might try some week :)

    Richa

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    1. Thanks Richa. Yes, do join in the prompts they're great fun.

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  14. That is a fun and creative idea! Love it! ♥

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    1. Thanks Kathy. Glad you liked it. It was fun. Loved the look on his face when he saw it.

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  15. Awww... so cute. This looks so cool. It is always the personal touch that counts. :) Happy Birthday to your son. :)

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    1. Thanks Jyothi. Yes the personal touch makes it extra special.

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  16. Happy Birthday to your son :)
    How rare is it to have a kid who doesn't like cake ?? :D

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    1. Thanks Roshan. Yep, he is a pretty unique kid - in more ways than one. :)

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  17. happy birthday to yr son. l love cake and chocolates. yr personal touch to the cake really looks very special.

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    1. Thanks Kalpana. I wanted to do something special for him as he doesn't eat cake.

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  18. This looks quite yum and interesting. Happy birthday to your son.

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  19. Awww!! Such a cute wish!!
    Happy Belated birthday to your son!! :)

    K and I have the same tradition too of cutting a cake on our birthdays and hopefully our child will continue it :)

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    1. Thanks Mytakeoneverything. It's a great tradition - celebrating love.

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  20. How wonderful and sweet. Great memories you are making,shared laughter and love.

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    1. Thanks Sunflowergirle - that is exactly right - love, memories and fun. thanks for visiting my blog,

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