Luna’s birthday

Today is Luna birthday.
Will she have any surprises through the day ?

Write down a comment on this post and wish her a nice birthday ;-)


Wish come true

As she organized a surprised party for my own birthday last year, I decide to do the same for her. She actually told me long time ago that she dreamed of a birthday party on the beach with a giant pizza cooked on a wood fire. Back then it sounded like a good idea. However I never really thought about how to do that until a few weeks ago.

I somehow remembered her wish and decided to start organizing early (what a change !). Invinting random friends was a piece of cake. It just needed a bit of privacy violation and mass mailing to notice lots of people quickly. As her birthday was on a Friday this year, it was just perfect to throw a party. That was definitely the easiest part.

Wood fire cooked pizza

Here we go. How am I supposed to cook a pizza on a wood fire at the beach ? I had a look on the net to see if anybody would have done this kind of extreme condition cooking. Even though I found some funny cooking way for pizza, I couldn’t find anything about real camping fire. Reading articles I noticed how everybody emphases on high temperature issue. That means we would definitely need an oven (or sort of) to rise temperature. What sounded like a good idea quickly began to seem kind of hard to do.

A friends of mine suggested me to use a barrel lying across the fire. Problem is the right sized barrel is pretty much impossible to find. It gave me ideas however and off I went to ask help to my uncle. He is a mechanical guy and together we bended two aluminum plates to create a portable oven. It looked promising but I had no opportunities to test it before the party. Risky !

So I eventually had to buy refractory stones to be (kind of) sure to (hopefully) have high temperature in the oven.

Double barbecue

Meanwhile Luna started worrying about her party. She decided to invite her friends for a barbecue on the beach (that’s original !). Hopefully she planned it on Saturday so I said that was totally good idea (especially on Saturday). I still had to send a mail to all the guys I invited to warn them that they would be invited to a second fake barbecue the day after. Some of them rejected Luna’s invitation so she wasn’t really sure about barbecue after all.

Anyway I still had to organize two barbecue at once. What would happen if someone misunderstand and come on Saturday instead of Friday ? What if someone asks Luna what’s going on with two barbecues for one birthday ? That was pretty stressful actually, but luckily nobody made any mistakes I know of and the secret was well kept until the very last moment.


I had a day off that day. Not to sleep in, but to wake up as usual and go to my father’s place (pretending to go to work of course) to prepare everything for pizza. We cut, sliced and mashed for a few hours before I could have a short rest. Unfortunately the weather brought me new worries. Since we didn’t see the sun for at least two days. Not only was it cold, but it was also really cloudy. Should we give up the beach, and not fully make the dream come true ? One more time invitees received emails to annouce that the party place changed. We would party at my father’s place, so we could have a roof in case of rain (and have an real oven).

Luna received delivered flowers about one o’clock. She got surprised when she noticed the delivery guy was actually me as I was supposed to be at work. We spend noon together, trying one more time to dye her hair in red. She then started to get ready to go out for dinner as it is her birthday.

Driving to a presumed restaurant I told her we miss a printed map and we can’t reach the restaurant without it. What a nice excuse to drop by my father place to quickly print a map. It didn’t sound too much weird as I quite often do this kind of stuff. When we arrived at my father’s place she obviously noticed many cars parked in front of his house. I said that was my father’s invitees I told her about earlier.

We parked our car and she went straight to the garage because she was supposed to quickly look for some barbecue tools for next day barbecue while I was going to print the map. Of course everybody was waiting in the dark in the garage. So when she opened the door, she heard a loud “Surprise!”.

Pizza results

Everybody (myself included) was quite wondering about pizzas. We actually managed to cook three pizzas in our special oven ! Clearly not enough for thirty peoples but we luckily could use a real oven in parralel so people didn’t have to starve all evening ;-)

Anyway I had great fun organizing all that. Hopefully people had as much as me partying.

So, what’s for next year ? ;)

12 thoughts on “Luna’s birthday

  1. Fabian

    생일 축하해!!

    Hey Luna, this is Fabian from Germany. You might remember me from the Withsundays sailing tour. Have a nice birthday party. I couldnt make it, cuz its a lil far and I dont have much spare time. Anyways,

    친구들랑 재미있게 놀아라!!!

  2. Zuzanna

    Hi girlie!

    I want to wish you a little bit of magic every day, bacause magic is so special and unique. Be happy and appreciate every moment of your precious life:)I wish I could be at your party but I’m in Dragon’s city involved in different things. Hope you had a great day and I promise to email you tomorrow about my new life plans…:) Miss you! Suzy

  3. 혜원이..

    오호.. 키키가 이런 것도 만들어 준거야??

    그쪽 시간은 우리랑 얼마나 차이가 나는지 모르겠네..

    아직 생일이신가? 이미 지난 생일인가??

    어쨌든 생일 축하 하구려…

    우리 서로 얼굴보며 생일축하 해준지가 너무 오래된 거 같네..

    키키가 행복한 생일날로 만들어 주었겠지만…

    더욱 행복하고 사랑스런 날이 되었기를…


  4. Prerna & Pierre

    Hey Luna & Adrien,
    We had a great time yesterday…it was fun. Luna, you gotto come to Macolin to visit us with ur new cycle ;-) Pizza was mouth-watering…yumyumyum..we had a superb time with you guys.

    Tnx & yes Luna..may all ur dreams come true!! All the best for ur school now :-)Have a nice weekend..lets say last weekend before the book time:-D

  5. Hyunju et Damien

    정말 미안해.. 참석치 못해서..

    진심으로 생일 축하하고,, 올해에는 좋은 일만 있었음 좋겠어.

    빠른 시일내에 또 한번 보자,,

    다시 한번 축하해..

    happy birth day.. don’t forget to be nice to Adrian:-)damien

  6. Jamie and Tracy

    Hey Luna

    Jamie and Tracy here from Manly. Happy Birthday – sorry we couldnt be there with you.

    We miss you here in Australia

    x x x x

  7. 현자

    상은아 생일 축하해..
    그지 않아도 싸이 니 이름옆에 케잌이 있길래 생일이구나 싶어서
    지난 웹에 갔더니만 없어졌더라구,
    사촌들 홈피만 있고..ㅎㅎㅎ
    새 홈피 만드르나 그랬나부당..
    생일 축하한다~~!!
    항상 행복하고..
    난 아직 screat의 비밀이 뭔지 모르겠다우..
    맘에 안 와닿아..^^;;

  8. 정아언뉘

    그렇지 않아두 울 상은이 생일은 광복절이라 항상 잊지 않고 있어서
    멀리서나마 축하해줬었는데
    휴가중이라 지금에야 늦은 축하 메세지 남긴다.
    생일 너무너무 축하해~~~

    남편이 이런 깜짝 이벤트도 해주고 좋겠어~
    영어로 된 메일이라 제대로 읽어 보지도 않고 스팸으로 보낼려다가
    이름이…아차 하고 다시 봤지 모야. ㅋㅋㅋ
    어서 빨리 12월이 왔음 좋겠다. 나이 먹는건 싫지만 널 볼 수 있으니 ㅋㅋ

    다시 한번 생일 축하하고 건강해~

  9. 미댕

    헐…준서 봄시롱 왔다갔다 함서 공들여 쓴 글이 공중부양 했을 때의 허무함;;;

    마음껏 축복했는데,

    마음 아프다…ㅠㅠ

    험험…다시 마음 가다듬고,
    늦었으니 이 정도 고생은 고생이라 할 수도 없는 거겠지…-_-;;;

    6.25와 8.15의 범상치 않은 생일 인연으로
    꼬옥 전날 축하해 줘야지~ 했는데
    한아름 준서 아가가 카시트를 거부하는 고로,
    내동 안고 왔다갔다 했더니
    허리며 팔이며 만신창이 되어서
    몸 좀 추스리고,
    이번 주부텀 결단한 게 있는지라
    몸이 좀 고통스럽고 하다보니까
    이제야 똑똑 상으니&키키 보금자리를 두드려보네,,,

    키키 남푠의 앙증맞은 이벤트가 귀여워
    꽃동산뉨을 마구 압박했다는~
    다음 생일에 잘 하라고~ㅋㅋㅋ

    늦은 만큼 목청높여 불러줄래~

    “생일 축하합니다~♪ 생일 축하합니다~♬
    사랑하는 상은이~♡ 생일 축하합니다~☆”

    키키 남푠의 배려와 사랑으로
    이미 많이 적응됐을 테지만
    내게는 아직 많이 낯선 스위스 땅에서
    가족 생각, 친구 생각, 아아주~ 가끔씩만 날 정도로
    키키와 상은 모두 서로의 든든하고 따순 버팀목으로 살아가길~
    아아주 가끔씩만 속상하고
    늘 씩씩하게 웃고, 행복하길~

    예전에도, 지금도, 미래에도
    얼마나 자랑스런 친구인지 몰라. 울 상으니.

    어서 12월이 와서
    울 준서가 ‘이모이모’ 하며
    앙증맞은 추억 열개 예쁜 부부 가슴에 남겨주었음 좋겠다~

    화곡동 1박~2일~!!! 기대하삼~개봉박두~~~ㅎㅎㅎ

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