Writing101: A Birthday Meal

Day Ten: Happy (Insert Special Occasion Here)!

Today’s Prompt: Tell us something about your favorite childhood meal — the one that was always a treat, that meant “celebration,” or that comforted you and has deep roots in your memory.


As a nipper I always thought the best thing about Birthdays was getting to have your favourite meal. It’s the one day a year I got to choose what to eat for dinner and I love curry the way my mum cooks it. Or steak, but I didn’t ask for that because I knew steak is expensive.

Everyone sat around the table with happy faces and you got to sit at the top of the table like a king with everything focussed on you. Rich, hot curry with poppadoms, rice, mango chutney and bananas. Then cake and presents. Everyone loves cake and presents! 🙂