happiest birthday, pumpkin soups and dog dreaming

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We celebrated Dave's birthday with the traditional birthday apple pie (recipe here), a birthday party at the Clapton Hart with our friends and Dave's brother Adrian who's birthday is on the same day.
Thanks everyone for joining in, it was such a good night.

After all the celebrations our week was filled with real Autumn treats like pumpkin soup, hot-water bottles and ice cream in bed, as well as plenty of work.
Now Dave is off one week to Portland for business, which probably means even more ice cream in bed for me.
And while I am actually focusing on my career, I can't stop myself from watching dog videos, checking out different breeds on my phone while waiting for the bus and day dreaming about dogs.
I grew up with dogs and before I came to London a few years ago I have never lived without one.
I know long term we will get a dog, but I also know too well, how much time you need to invest when getting a puppy to train it well. We won't rush it, but a girl can dream...

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  1. girlfriend, will you share your pumpkin soup recipe with me? we made some last week and it was a travesty! and you know i love my pumpkin. :)

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    1. I never follow a recipe...
      In the kitchen I am fast and spontaneous.

      The soup above contained:
      1 butternut squash
      A handful potatoes
      1 big red onion & a little garlic
      A tablespoon organic vegetable stock
      sea salt, black pepper and nutmeg
      I boiled everything for 20min then added 1 cup of soya cream and blended it all. Its decorated with spinach leaves and cream.

      Bon Appetit!

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  2. haha I love the picture of the dog with a birthday hat :)) I hope you get one soon! I really miss my cat XD it seems like you had the most lovely time!

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  3. i have dog fever too.


    trying to love other ppl's dogs for now..........

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    1. Ha, same here... Looking after the one in the picture from time to time, to get my dog fix.

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  4. ice cream in bed sounds delicious! that looks like a really happy b day!

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  5. i can't believe dave & his brother are born on the same day!

    and girl, i feel you! i want a dog so badly, but it just not going to happen. boo.

    x

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  6. Happy Birthday Dave! I do believe your dave and my dave share the same birthday month, and almost to the day!

    xo em

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    1. That is very funny! Happy birthday to your Dave too. x

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  7. We have both always had a dog around. So weird living without one! When the time is right we'll adopt a dog. Happy birthday, Dave!

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  8. oh boy, that traditional apple pie and all of the other treats look amazing. Tell Dave happy birthday!!

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  9. Yay the birthday post!! Looks like you all had a great time. I rather like the idea of a birthday apple pie. Yum!

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  10. That soup looks delightful. Fall is just the best!

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  11. I know what you mean...I love having a dog and I can't wait until I get to a place in my life when I can have one...it sucks making responsible and mature decisions! =p

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    1. I know, I also appreciate the freedom right now.
      It won't be right at the moment, but the day will come.

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  12. Thanks everyone for all the lovely birthday wishes! x

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  13. What an awesome tradition to have birthday apple pie!
    Happy birthday to Dave!
    Ronnie xo

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  14. Happy Birthday to Dave. A birthday apple pie sounds delicious and fun! How cute is the dog wearing the party hat.

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  15. Yep, puppy's are a lot of work...ust likes babies ;)
    But they're sooo cute! Haha, love that picture of the dog woth the hat. And Congrats!!

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    1. Yeah, pups are like babies...at least they grow up quicker ;)

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  16. Aww, this looks like a great birthday celebration! And the apple pie sounds delicious :) I've been wanting a dog badly too, but my apartment doesn't allow them :/

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  17. Oh Happy Birthday to DAVE!!! What endearing pictures of his celebration--and now i get why you were asking me about Nells!!! So you did grow up with doggies:)

    ooooooh i hope you can get a dog someday soon:)

    xo

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    1. Thanks for your email! Nells is such a cutie pie. Bichon-Poo, huh?
      I will look out for them. Seems like all these little fur-ball breeds have the loveliest characters. xx

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  18. Aww happy birthday to Dave! Ice cream in bed sounds like a dream... I could use that kind of day. :)

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  19. Pumpkin soup looks and sounds delicious!

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  20. Great photos!



    Emm
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  21. Looks like a lot of fun! I love birthdays!!!
    From Paris with love, Vicky

    The Golden Bun

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