A birthday gift:
People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
~Iris Murdoch, A Fairly Honourable Defeat
A new addition to the family (alas, not here but my stepson and the granddaughters up north):
And stamps on a birthday card from Qatar (click to biggify) – notice that the first stamp is circular, what a lovely idea – I can’t remember any British stamps being round?