Last year we stayed in Hamburg with friends. Stayed? We practically lived there as part of the family we were so well looked after- for over five weeks!
Today it's H's birthday and despite the fact it was his 70th last year, he is still travelling around the Far East for months at a time and getting to see the real side of things.
Hope Malaysia and Thailand are keeping you occupied and we'll be raising a glass to you tonight. Many congratulations and here's to many more.
And on the theme of birthdays, it's my brother's 40th tomorrow; the one where life is meant to begin. With three lovely kids I'm sure he'll say his life started a long time ago and I hope he gets a chance to celebrate in style. Happy birthday, bro- will call in the morning but not too early, eh? :o)