The day began with the birthday boy, and king for the day, unwrapping his birthday present; a Hornby train set with a Percy engine. Later his dad and I took him to the playground. He had a go on the play train, helping push it around on the turntable. He decided to have a dip in the paddling pool, being the only child willing to face the chill. Last thing after dinner, he sang the birthday song to himself, blew out his candles and we all had a slice or two of chocolate cake. It was a good birthday.