The best thing about having a birthday - and no, getting one year older certainly isn't - is getting all these nice things - and my sister making a cake a for me! I know how little she likes baking so it's kind of a sacrifice on her side. But she absolutely outdid herself this year. Although I love making all that fancy stuff, when it comes to eating I like it simple and fruity. I totally love the cake!
ready to eat...
a closer look to the inside
And here are some pics of the lovely things I got. A lot of Russian and Uzsbekistan and Kirgistan related things. For those who don't know yet: I'm going to Central Asia (Kirgistan, Kasachstan, Uzbekistan) for one month this summer, travelling around with my friend Ines. You guys certainly know I'm a bookworm... Also got some money to stock up my travel budget... ^_^ Thanks to all of you! It was a great night last night!
And getting up this morning was really great too. My sister arranged everthing on our dining table, including the cake and her present. I felt happy like a little child...
beautiful flowers from my sister's boyfriend
Kirgisian love stories and a handmade travel journal
more books... Russian and Spanish stories
cookbook from the times of Ludwig II.
my ticket to the Onegin ballet in Bratislava
cupcake-shaped kitchen timer and more Russian stories...
and Polish vodka in the background...
salt & pepper in porcelain Matrioshka style
travel budget supplement from my sis and her bf