It was big and gooey, and had flowers from an indeterminate planet…It had to be specially made to some very strict instructions! Thank you Matthias and Veve!

The cake

Lily and I celebrated at Allen’s with our very good friends of Shaxi and a 21-year old bottle of Royal Salute.

Er – Chinese tradition dictates that you have to celebrate with most of the icing on your face… so we did.

Not a pretty sight