Birthdays are rather lovely things, even if I was in a grumps about being ancient! My husband took me to see The Zutons play at Thetford Forest on my birthday itself so that I could feel young and go to a "gig". They were great live and I really enjoyed Noah and the Whale who were one of their support acts.
I also have a lovely family! Despite their groans of "Oh no - not more books", my birthday book "haul" ended up at 23 which should keep me quiet for a few weeks. I feel like a dragon snoozing on treasure. :D