Way back in November my beautiful Nanna turned another year older and rather than the usual restaurants the whole family spent the afternoon in a Persian restaurant that has not long opened in Cardiff.
I am a massive fan of Persian cuisine having eaten it for a number of years but for a few of us this was a totally new experience, some took it better than others! First off we have my Aunty Maggs and Uncle Arthur. Now they are a well travelled couple and over their many years together have probably eaten some weird and wonderful things, but trying to explain to them that there would be no alcohol with their food was really funny. Anyway, Aunty Maggs is blind but half the time I forget because she just manages so well, that's why my nan was explaining to her what was on her cake. Have you ever tried to read a foreign menu to a blind person? No? Didn't think so, it was so funny trying to pronounce things and explain what was in each meal when I didn't fully know myself. We all ended up having pretty much the same meal - chicken, lamb and rice. Very tasty but I couldn't for the life of me tell you what it was called. The Persian bread is also outstanding.
The cake for my Nanna this year came curtosey of Bakerdays where you can order cakes to be delivered to people, a great idea. I had a picture of the whole family on the front, stars around the edges and HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANNA on the top. Whilst the cake was small, we didn't really have much room after the meal - bloomin tasty though! The cakes come in a tin which keeps them protected and even come with candles, party blower things, balloons and candles. Everything you could need for a birthday party.
We all had a lovely afternoon finished off with some Persian tea, Happy Birthday Nanna.