Just a quick post to say thanks to everyone for the Birthday wishes - including cards, calls, emails, and blog comments. I had a nice trip to England for a wonderful birthday dinner out on Friday, followed by a fabulous evening with friends in Wales last night. And according to the flight tracker, Rebecca should be landing at Heathrow in a couple of hours (and arriving here in about 8 hours).
My birthday has also led to learning, as I've now read closely all the rules and regulations on postal items sent from overseas. I've thus discovered that even a gift has to be valued at less than £10 or they hammer you with taxes and duties. So if you want to send something, make sure it's cheap!