The 16th was a Friday, which is a nice day for birthdays (I was born on a Friday). I took the day off and Howard took me to Duxford. It rained a lot, and we spent much of our time dashing from hangar to hangar, but it's a wonderful museum at any time. The American Air Museum in particular has had a refurb and is a delight to look round.
Friday evenings are not a good time to go to the pub, because it will be busy and noisy and many of your friends will have other plans. Nevertheless, I got a good turnout at my old favourite De Hems.
This means I have less than a year to work out how I'll mark my 40th. I do not intend to go quietly.