July 25, 2013 at 11:02 am (humour, Poems, Stories) (, , , )

I made a cake for you and me
to eat our fill just after tea,
mixed sugar, eggs and milk and flour
and baked it well for half an hour,
I tipped it out upon a tray
and let it cool for half a day,
beat sugar up with butter fat
and added loads of chocolate,
then piled it on and heaped it up
and stuck a candle on the top,
then called you in when it was done
to serenade you with a song,
and watched you blow the candle hard
and open up your birthday card,
and then we cut it into two
and ate our cake, just me and you!



  1. Julia Dean-Richards said,

    I wrote this for my friend and prolific fellow writer Duncan Swallow, to celebrate his first Blog Birthday! Well worth checking out his site:

  2. nobodysreadingme said,

    Julia, I am genuinely touched by this. Thank you so much. I’m filling up here.

    • Julia Dean-Richards said,

      Told you I was going off to do something. Took a while to get all the ingredients together πŸ™‚ Happy Birthday.

      • nobodysreadingme said,

        So that’s what you were doing. That is so cool! Thank you.

  3. Heather said,

    How lovely! It is beautiful!! Lucky man, that Duncan Swallow, to have a friend such as you. πŸ™‚

    • Julia Dean-Richards said,

      Thank you, Heather. I think friendship is the best gift, by far.

      • Heather said,

        Yes. Friendship truly is a wonderful gift!!

  4. john said,

    But…but…there was no jam on it! How can you have any cake, if there’s no jam on it?

  5. julespaige said,

    Yum. Good cake, good friends. Cheers all the way round!

  6. How to be cool | nobodysreadingme said,

  7. Alastair said,

    A great gift for him πŸ™‚

  8. Alastair said,

    Mind you , you could have posted it πŸ˜‰

  9. Trent Lewin said,

    That is really cute.

  10. metonymy4u said,


  11. nobodysreadingme said,

    Reblogged this on nobodysreadingme and commented:
    Thank you Julia

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