Yesterday I was 48! I had champagne and strawberries for breakfast and was serenaded (if you can be serenaded at breakfast time?) as per our birthday tradition, by Peter Sellers. I planted leeks and John and I put in the stakes for the tomato plants. I rescued tadpoles from my watering can numerous times and had coffee with our neighbours who called by to wish me a happy birthday. I collected my Mum and sister from the airport. My friend Sarah called by with a beautiful birthday present. We had a lovely supper followed by opening presents and eating an outrageous icecream cake from chez Boutonnet in Villefranche. A good day.