A very happy birthday wish goes out from me today for the long-suffering
Still fabulous, feisty and far more tattooed than your offspring at 64.
Only one year left to retirement, you lucky goose!!!
There will be fresh cake for you tonight, with delicious icing. There could be flowers also.
And eventually, in a few months, a luxurious hand-knotted rug to be mailed to you from Turkey.
Your favourite daughter, Pipes