Oh, I’m so in trouble for that post title!

Halloween is Pa Stitches-in-Law’s birthday.

We always find it to be a jolly good excuse to hide in the kitchen, avoid the trick-or-treaters, and eat too much chocolate cake.

It’s always chocolate cake.  A new family tradition.

This year was a special birthday, and as there were more of us than I can comfortably sit around my table, we decamped to our local hostelry for a family lunch.

DSCF3181_0231_edited-1But just because we’re away from home, there is no need to deprive the birthday boy of his anticipated chocolatey goodness, now is there?