Today is my eldest son’s 43rd birthday, and it marks the beginning of a month of family birthday celebrations. My eldest granddaughter arrives from Australia tomorrow for a brief visit made in order to attend the 8th birthday party on Saturday of her half-sister. It will be followed by the 40th birthday of her dad on 3 May, which also happens to be the 33rd birthday of my third son, something neither of them has quite forgiven me for.
My eldest granddaughter will then turn 15 a few days later. I am very much looking forward to seeing her again, after her first visit in 10 years at Christmas. This year these are all extra special birthdays and I want to celebrate them accordingly.