Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Simon's Sixtieth


Simon and his cake.
Birthday boy. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

Simon turned 60 last week so we had a party. Because of Covid19 I had to ask permission from the Préfecture and get their authorisation to have more than 10 people in a gathering. I also had to tell them what measures to ensure public health I was going to provide. The event was outdoors, we had fewer than 20 people and they sat well spaced. I put hand sanitizer at the point of entry. Everyone brought their own food. It was a bit weird, but the best under the circumstances. Simon had a good time.

Simon requested a cheese platter rather than a cake, and we served it with champagne.
Clockwise from top left: Pecorino, Sainte Maure de Touraine, Bleu d'Auvergne, Ossau Iraty, Comté, Chaource, Gorgonzola -- bought at the market in Loches.
Cheese and champagne. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

Then he decided to make his notorious popcorn cake [link] as well...
Homemade popcorn birthday cake. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

My official authorisation to hold the party.
Authorisation to hold a party during Covid19 crisis. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

Picnic at Chaumussay. Indre et Loire. France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

Toasting Simon.
Picnic at Chaumussay. Indre et Loire. France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

To read about his fiftieth birthday party click on this [link].


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4 comments:

Simon Leather said...

Making me jealous - we would normally be coming to the end of our first week (of four) in our French house at this time of year, but....

Susan said...

I can sympathise. We had significant missing faces at the party because people have not been able to make it across.

Carolyn said...

Happy birthday, Simon. You'll love being 60. 60 is great. I can almost remember it....

At what age does someone become an old git? And what comes after "old git"? Older git?

Susan said...

He's not just an old git but a grumpy old git, and has been for some time. And I think it is unlikely that he will love being 60, unfortunately.

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