Back from Cornwall where we celebrated my mother's 82nd birthday. They sang "Happy Birthday" to her at the end of the service in the local Church and we then took her to the Headland Hotel - which has a great view and is showing an admirable entrepreneurial spirit, investing heavily in excellent new facilities. My mother was by no means the oldest celebrating her birthday, there was a lady who had reached 100.
The day before we had all gone surfing - great that she is still able to do it at 81.99 and I hope she'll be surfing again next year.
Really sorry I have been too busy to blog much - things may calm down in a week or so.