I seem to have survived yet another year.
Sadly, my lovely wife is out of town dealing with a family crisis. Happily, last year's sick kitten has grown up into a happy cat.
On the homefront, I made myself a big pan of lasagna a few days in advance and baked a cake for myself on Saturday. It's nice to have a proper chocolate cake which isn't covered in assorted fruit.
For my birthday itself, I was aiming for something a little more low key this year. Planned to go out and have a quiet dinner with one of the Cantonese twins. The other was out of town, but when she heard it was my birthday, she made a special trip back just to join the dinner party.