… for the sun dawning on a new decade, and for waking up to ever so many Facebook friends wishing me a Happy Birthday;
… for Cody being a particularly sweet tempered and comfortable ride along the cliff tops and into Oprah's ranch (!);
for the sea, for being - well, sea;
… to the hotel restaurant for giving me an excellent, free, tasteful dessert with not a candle nor a musician in sight;
and above all to Alice for helping make the birthday both special and not as traumatic as it might be, hitting an unconscionably antique age.