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12 July 2014 / leggypeggy

Happy Birthday Libby—we recommend the dessert


A birthday treat—just missing the birthday girl

Travellers often miss out on major events back home with family and friends.

Poor John and I are no exception.

Over the years, we’ve celebrated Christmases and birthdays in distant lands, or before and after a long journey. We’ve missed weddings and funerals, and met new grand nephews and nieces long after their birth.

Today we marked our daughter’s birthday with a special breakfast in a restaurant in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

The only problem was—Libby wasn’t there. She was in Australia.

Luckily we were able to chat on Skype later in the day and tell Libby about the fantastic dessert that was delivered to the restaurant shortly before we were going to leave.

Two trays of something that looked like chocolate mousse topped with whipped cream and glazed fruit were brought in, and the temptation was too great. Libby loves her sweets so we figured she’d approve of the fact that we bought one to share. In fact, she might have urged us to buy one each.

The treat was truly delicious, with a bit of chocolate cake hidden beneath the mousse. And at a $1 each, we might have to go back this afternoon and buy another one.

Thanks for having a birthday, Libby! Otherwise we might not have been able to justify the expense!

P.S. We’ve bought her a few presents along the way, but nothing quite as elaborate as that great skirt we bought in South America.

P.P.S. If you love food too, and especially desserts, check out some of the offerings on my cooking blog. Here’s an amazing cake Libby and Daniel made for it.


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  1. suchled / Jul 12 2014 10:09 pm

    Finally stopped at your cooking blog. Libby invited me in and I saw the cake.


    • leggypeggy / Jul 12 2014 10:28 pm

      That girl is a sweet lover. She wanted an afternoon tea with 10 desserts for her 21st.


  2. weggieboy / Jul 12 2014 11:34 pm

    I enjoy your travel blog a whole lot, but this one’s growing on me, fast!


  3. Derrick / Jul 13 2014 6:58 am

    Yup, I remember the skirt, and the chasing around to get just the right one, it had to be just so, not any old skirt

    Well the dessert looked nice, shame Libby couldnt enjoy it, but I daresay you will give a try of replicating it when you get home


    • leggypeggy / Jul 13 2014 11:44 am

      You’re right Derrick. I will give it a try. Too tasty to ignore.


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