No big celebrations I said. Spent the day delivering things around Oxfordshire. I am not accepting that anything's changed.
The family did me proud later. We only drank the wines of old friends. Which always taste best.
An extraordinarily minty McLaren Vale magnum from Phil Christiansen - the Godfather of Red Heads - was the star. Don't know exactly what it was; the label just had a pattern of turtles, no words. A very early Philbo!
An even older magnum of Andre Roux Rhone - can't remember what that was either as she's thrown away the bottle. A bottle of Hugh Johnson's Furmint and another of Tokay 5 putts rounded it off.
And the Company got me a couple of bottles of 1945 Rivesaltes. To round off our Christmas.
Stocked up at Jo Fielder's wonderful Theale Farm Shop. Wonderful food served by lovely girls. Just what a pensioner needs.