Turning thirteen is a special milestone. For me, thirteen was an age held in the delicate balance between innocence and life experience, and driven mostly by a dreamy idea of the years ahead. It's definitely the beginning of something big, and worth a real celebration.
Although the book Doodling in French didn't appear on any birthday wishlist, it has been a real hit with our newly-thirteen girl, and with it's sweetly simple drawings and beautiful page layout (very vintage french scrapbooking style), it has already inspired a new batch of drawings.
Ice cream cake - soft ice cream transferred to a silicone cake tin and refrozen - simple, pretty and very popular (next time I am going to do layers of ice cream, plum sorbet and meringue...yum)