On staff birthdays at our hostel in Toronto we usually have some food, drinks, a cake etc., with just staff and close friends to help celebrate the occasion.
It is a little different when Teresa – our head of housekeeping and resident superwoman – has a birthday.
All of the staff and her friends gather at her home in the west end of the city where Teresa hosts and caters the party herself.
(Why not? After all, she does all the work at the hostel!)
And Teresa puts on a real feast! This year we had her famous lasagna, roast beef, BBQ chicken, fish, roast potatoes and fried rice and salad.
We all have birthday’s once a year; but Teresa’s is the most popular occasion. Go figure?