Birthday Boy & Cakes

Beez Neez
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Tue 15 May 2018 22:57
Birthday Boy and His Cakes
 
 
 
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We leapt up this morning, Bear opened his card, ready for an exciting day ahead. First although we are B&B at our digs, we have to go across to the next hotel for breakfast. A quick pose in the foyer and through the pleasant lighting to the dining room.
 
 
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Like any master chef, a banana is sliced on to his muesli, then the man himself shows skill with chopsticks.........
 
 
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The highlight of the day was seeing the Terracotta Army.
 
 
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Then we went to visit the White Goose Pagoda.
 
 
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We drove past one of the Gatehouses on the city wall. We are going to ride a tandem all the way round the wall in the morning. ARE WE............Yes. Oh........ We noticed our first Fire Station, I might need that for my knees come the morrow, it will be fun, just seven miles. I feel the need to mutter a bit now.
 
 
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Talk about ‘you never know what you’ll see next’ – caricatures and a Starbucks. Coffee is about the only thing the Chinese neither grow or produce.
 
 
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Other than blocks of apartments and flats, this is the tallest building we have seen in Xi’an. After a busy day, we headed back to our digs. No, ours is not the fancy one, same entry gates but we are tucked in the right hand corner, similar to a Travelodge.
 
 
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I’d organised Bear a birthday cake and it was waiting for him in reception.
 
 
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Whilst I took a shower, Bear went back to reception to see if he could muster enough sign language to secure some matches. Success, it was time to light his colourful, fruity, chocolaty number.
 
 
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Ready for me to sing, all lit and bright.
 
 
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Poised, blowing, wishing and partaking.
 
 
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More mousse than cake with chocolate wafer edging, I was just taking these pictures when there was a knock at the door. There stood a lady porter, ashtray and matches in hand. I did my best t say thank you and neither of us smoked and the previous matches were for my husband;s birthday cake. Off she went. Bear went to shower as I was taking him out to supper, a change from hard boiled eggs nabbed at breakfast......Another knock ay the door ???
 
 
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A different porter presented Bear with a birthday cake from the hotel... I was laughing so hard the picture is a bit fuzzy. I cannot eat cake so guess who is flying solo.
 
 
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Later, we bimbled to another building within the gated series of hotels and found a Chinese restaurant. Birthday Boy was only allowed one glass of wine as it was a few pence shy of ten pounds, I’m still squinting at that but there you are.............
 
 
 
 
ALL IN ALL A FULL, FUN AND EXCITING DAY
                     A GREAT BIRTHDAY – SPOILT AND STUFFED ROTTEN