As it was my birthday, I bought two bottles of Blanquette de Limoux for our break and baked an apple nut cake, but I didn't have enough eggs so softened the batter with a little cream and ended up with a soupy mess. But the group had caught wind of the event and surprised me with a delicious homemade chocolate cake and two bottles of champagne-the real thing. Can't beat the French for style.
A perfect birthday in spite of grey sky and drizzle. Merci mes amis!