Happy birthday to… me!
And, all of a sudden… it’s King’s Day! We Dutchies have to get used to this, since we’ve been celebrating Queen’s Day for as long as we can remember. And I have even more to get used to because Queen’s Day was always celebrated on my birthday, April 30th! Everyone would hang their flags and celebrate. It felt like the entire country was celebrating my birthday, haha! Every year I’d organize a Q-Day pre-party at my house and afterwards we’d hit the town for some dancing in my bright orange top (orange is our national color). It felt like pure happiness and I always had a great birthday. The party’s been moved by a couple of days now to coincide with the King’s birthday, but it doesn’t burst my b-day bubble. I’ll be donning my orange wig for the King’s sake and I’ll dance to my brother-in-law’s music. And what about my birthday? Now that I don’t have to share it with the queen anymore, I can celebrate it however I like! I’ll still bake this orange cake on April 30th though! Happy birthday to me!