I've always loved having my birthday in the month of May
It's in the springtime which is my favourite time of the year.
Rituals are created
and the main one consists of having breakfast out!
If the weather is warm and sunny, an outside terrace down by the lake
is the very best place to be!
A basket of assorted breads and croissants,
a freshly squeezed juice and a good coffee.
If a pretty birthday card is presented, it is put on show like this one.
Here is my favourite birthday breakfast outside terrace under white parasols.
It's at the Hôtel d'Angleterre.
After a leisurely breakfast,
a long walk along the lake in Ouchy
admiring water reflections on the way.
The weather-vane shows that a light north-easterly wind is blowing
and that's just perfect to keep the clouds at bay and the weather fine.
A beautiful steam-boat glides by on tranquil waters.
I laughed to see the formation of fluffy white clouds
as if they were escaping from the boat's chimney!
We walk past sandy beaches and see the outline of the mountains
on the French side of the lake.
Just the right amount of breeze for this little sailing boat.
The furthermost tip of the coastline is where we're going to have lunch
in the village of St-Sulpice.
The walk from Lausanne takes about two hours at a leisurely pace.
This is the view from above the village
before taking a bus and metro back home again.
A special birthday cake that was waiting for me:
Chocolate Truffle with fresh raspberries within the mousse-like filling!
It wouldn't be the month of May without my favourite flowers:
Lily of the Valley
and gorgeous peonies.
If your birthday is also in the month of May
perhaps you love these flowers too.
If not, I'm sure you have favourite things from your month of birth!