I decided to send flowers (from the UK) which I know are lovely (well I hope I wouldn't choose duff ones!) but I do miss being able to look for personal gifts and presents for people.
I've decided to get around this with my mum by adopting the same policy as the Queen, who, of course, has a real birthday and an 'official' one. So when mum comes out here in March, we're going to celebrate properly. Again.
Mum, does this mean I can sing the 'camel version' of Happy Birthday to you again?!