A to Z Guide to Happiness

Two cute dogs, Bella the Westie and Ollie the Papillon, show you how to be happy and bring happiness wherever you are, by following their paw steps with their friends and family.
You will see them having fun, relaxing, following their dreams and giving all their love. They will give you tips on finding and spreading happiness and inspirational quotations.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

The birthday party continues ...

Our birthday party continued with Bowie (with a lovely Geisha outfit) and Oskar (with a beautiful tie) dropping in just in time for the pizza, yay !

The next day, it was raining and because of that, we had to wait for our afternoon walk - we don't think that's a valid reason because we don't mind the rain. After a while, I decided to complain about this : if you don't like getting wet, just get the umbrella, don't make us wait !
Dad thought it was funny, so he filmed me which delayed the walk even more !

PS what Dad finds really funny which you only see a glimpse here is how I make my point by pushing anything that's at my height with my nose...

I won a prize at Jazzi's bunny look alike contest, I am so honoured and excited, thank you Jazzi for organising this contest !

Congratulations to all the other winners

Here is the recipe for the delicious almond cake we had for our birthday :

Ingredients :

- 2 puff pastry doughs
- 100 g ground almonds
- 100 g sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 50 g soft butter
- 1 egg to glaze


Place dough in a pie plate, prick with a fork.

Whisk egg yolks and sugar in large bowl until the mixture is foamy, then add the almond powder and softened butter and mix until you get a fairly smooth cream.

Spread the cream over the dough, place the second dough over it and close at the edges..

Brown the top of the dough with beaten egg and pierce small holes to allow air to escape.

Bake at 210 ° C (for approximately 30 minutes.

I think of the garden after the rain;
And hope to my heart comes singing,
At morning the cherry blooms will be white,
And the Easter bells be ringing!
Edna Dean Proctor, "Easter Bells"

Take care my friends and have a great Easter, have a great time with your loved ones !


Patrice said...

I'm a bit late, but Happy Birthday! A hug to you and Ollie.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Easter to all of you! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

that cake looks soooo good! Can humans eat it?

The Daily Pip said...

Happy Birthday and Congratulations on winning Jazzi's contest! I love your costume!

Your pal, Pip

Two French Bulldogs said...

BOL, you guys know how to pawrty
Benny & Lily

Gail Wilson said...

Wow! That cake looks and sounds wonderful. Maybe we can get M.O.M. to bake that up real soon!!
Congrats on winning the contest.
Hugs and wags, Mistaya and Maggie

Molly the Airedale said...

Congratulations on winning Jazzi's contest, Bella. That is sure a cute picture!
We always insist on an umbrella too!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Pawty on!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruairi and The Sweet Babes

Genista Gold Milaika said...

Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great day!
Princess Kisses

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your Bunny win, you sure look cute Bella!

Looks like you had a Pawsome Barkday!

Hope you have a Hoppy Easter too!

woo woos, Tessa

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