My Buttony Birthday – 2019

On my birthday, when I woke up I ate a delicious breakfast of a baked peanut butter pancake. I loved it.

My peanut butter baked pancake

Afterwards, I opened my present and got a lot of amazing things. Here are just a few of my favourites.

  1. A new pair of headphones
  2. Some fun games such as ColourBrain (You have 11 colour cards and have to answer a question with 1 or more colour cards. An example question would be ‘What colour is the lid of  a Marmite jar?’or ‘What colour is Mace Windu’s lightsaber in Star Wars’)
  3. LEGO sets such as a Forklift and Tow truck
  4. Sphero Chariot (For information about a Sphero click here) (A sphero chariot is a car for a sphero to drive.)
  5. Lots of exciting books such as My Cousin is a Time Traveller and The Train to Impossible Places

Me with my balloon and presents

Then we went to the train station to take a train to Sheffield, unluckily for us, the train we were supposed to be on was cancelled because of the extremely high temperature. It was the highest recorded temperature in the UK.

We went and had a drink in the bar next door, whilst playing a game of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Top Trumps that I got for my birthday.

When we arrived in Sheffield, we went to the National Videogame Museum (NVM). It was the Summer of Buttons. The Summer of Buttons is where there’s a workshop on how to make a button, (like a controller for a video game) and other button themed things like a 4-player Pac-Man.

4-player Pac-Man

They had loads of old arcade games and some newer modern games. It was a brilliant place. I got to play Miss Pac-man, which is the same as normal Pac-man but Pac-man is a woman and has a bow on her head. I also got to play Donkey Kong and the original Tetris! I loved the NVM and want to go back.

Sonic games on a Megadrive and other consoles

Me with Sonic the Hedgehog

Me playing a gravity game

Some other old games

Me playing a light game

Then we went to Tamatanga which is an indian restaurant. I had lots of small dishes that tasted very nice and were new to me. My favourite dishes were the prawn tempura and the Gunpowder Paneer. I also had a pistachio lassi to drink. It was unusual and very tasty.

Tamatanga dishes

When we got back I saw my amazing cake. It was a Minecraft cake.(For a blog about Minecraft click here.) It had a pig, creeper and lots of TNT. A creeper is what Notch(the developer of Minecraft) accidentally created when trying to make a pig. They run towards you, sizzle then blow up in  your face if you don’t kill it fast enough. It was an extremely tasty cake! Probably the best I’ve ever seen and eaten!🎂😋

My recreation of the cake on Minecraft

The cake with candles

Me holding the cake

II had an amazing birthday and loved every minute of it.

9 comments on “My Buttony Birthday – 2019” so far

  1. Grandad

    Hi Dillon.Looks like you had another amazing birthday.What a great breakfast-I love peanut butter so would have loved the pancake.
    You seem to have got a nice selection of presents and that’s a big balloon.Is it still inflated?
    Hope the rail problems didn’t spoil your day at the video museum too much.It certainly looks like a lot of fun.The Indian dishes look yummy and what an amazing birthday cake.Like the tea shirt, very appropriate for the occasion.You did a good job replicating it on the computer.
    Glad you had such a lovely day.
    Hope to see you soon.xxxxx

  2. Grandma

    Wow Dillon, that breakfast sounds lovely, I love peanut butter and had a peanut butter ice-cream yesterday which was delicious but I bet your breakfast was better. I have just shown Joe the photos of the game museum and he thought it looked cool.
    I think your whole birthday must have been amazing, the food at Tamatanga looks lovely and I hope your cake was as delicious as it looks. It’s a shame about the trains but it doesn’t sound like it spoilt your day which is good.

    Hope to see you soon,

    lots of love

    Grandma xxx

    1. Dillon Post author

      The food at Tamatanga was really nice and so was the breakfast. I think it was my favourite birthday breakfast yet!

  3. Auntie Lisa

    Wow that cake is really amazing! Can’t believe that’s homemade. I really like your balloon too. Clever how your name is on it!

    Sounds like a bit of an adventure that you had with the trains, it must have been so hot!

    Have you read any of your new books yet? Xx

    1. Dillon Post author

      Yes all of them! My favourite was The Train to Impossible Places, because it’s really funny and impossible to happen in real life.


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