Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Neville's Birthday

Neville's birthday - each year we celebrate Neville's birthday this is a tradition which started with my line manager who has now retired. In her own words this is how Neville's birthday became so widely celebrated:

"About twenty years ago I was reminiscing at work about my youth and my first job. I told them about Mrs Barter who was in charge of the office I worked in (the Clinic in East Park Terrace which has recently been demolished). She had a son called Neville and she used to say 'On Neville's birthday I can get home in the light'. This was the end of January so pushing it a bit I think. Anyway the next day I walked into the office and there was a lot of giggling going on and on my desk was a cake with Happy Birthday Neville written on it.

So it's a celebration of the lighter evenings dedicated to Neville and we always have cake. It has spread to Aberystwyth, Loughborough, Leicester, Frankfurt and Berlin, and other places probably I don't know about."

So I thought I would show you a picture of the delights we had on offer this year. Sadly I didn't get the picture taken soon enough and a lot had already gone!! They were so tasty though.


  1. I've linked to this from my blog, I hope that's ok? Mmm, cake!

  2. Of course that's fine and pretty clever - I'm not going to have to figure out how to do that :)

  3. I really enjoyed that Lemon Drizzle cake and I consoled myself afterwards by reminding myself that I'm joining the gym soon :)