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Show of Hands at the Royal Albert Hall

Family Party

Dsc_1987As I am in England for Easter, we were able - belatedly - to celebrate my 50th birthday together as a family. The picture is of my sister-in-law's brilliant idea for a birthday cake. It tasted good too and seemed actually to be bigger on the inside than it looked on the outside.

Today, the celebrations continue as my wife and travel to London to see Show of Hands in concert at the Albert Hall. On Tuesday, it's back to Moscow and work.

For all that I bitch and moan about the state of the nation, I have to admit that - personally - I am a very lucky man.


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Happy belated birthday!


Asda make one? Mine was hand-crafted by a local artisan, apparently.

Ian Grey

I saw the Dr. Who cake in ASDA today & rather liked it. I chose another one for my birthday though, it will appear on the blog soon, after Karen has a chance to be creative with it.


"Roots" was that inspiring, Ian. See my next post for a full review. I think I was expecting too much...

Ian Grey

I hope you enjoyed the gig. Was "roots" that inspiring or did you like them already?


Tom, the cake looks AOK. My kulich over here is not too bad, either. so, it's the jubilee eh? congrats, old timer.

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