I am so very excited today, as my surprise birthday party is going ahead this afternoon and nobody at Lindeth Howe thinks I know about it (lucky a pig keeps his ear to the ground!)
The plan is that children from Goodly Dale Primary School, Windermere and the Little Rascals Nursery in Troutbeck will all arrive at Lindeth Howe, where there will be a fabulous afternoon tea created by Marc Guibert. He’s the chap who made the World’s Most Expensive Dessert, so I’m expecting something fabulous from him for my 100th Birthday tea! He makes some scrumptious desserts and chocolates, so I might well be piling on the piggy pounds and not able to squeeze into my waistcoat for a day or two!
At this point, as they take me into the dining room, I think I will have to act all surprised, as if I didn’t know a thing about it (oink, oink!) and then puff out my chest with pride and pretend to be overwhelmed by the surprise! I‘ve been practising my facial expressions in front of the mirror and I think I’ve got it down to a fine art, so I’m sure they won’t suspect a thing!
I expect there will be lots of my fans around with cameras and if the pig world has heard about it, there may even be a few pigarazzi around trying to catch me unawares.
I’ll keep you posted as to how it all goes, as I’m sure there will be lots of excitement to report, but in the meantime, I’m still in search of those truffles that I’m sure Marc has hidden somewhere … something’s making my snout twitch anyway!