Thank you to my lovely friends and family for my equally lovely birthday, filled with flowers, food and frolicking. My real birthday day on Thursday found L and I both sick and sniveling with sore throats and grumpy moods. It rained all day, and sad images from the memorial for the Pike River miners filled the news. Birthday celebrations were delayed until Saturday. We went for dinner at Coco's Cantina and ate delicious food from enormous plates. A tiramasu with birthday candles came out and everyone sang 'Happy Birthday' while I pretended to be embarrassed. It was grand. A lovely day. Thank you!