My dad was born 70 years ago to the day, narrowly missing out on having the enviable birthdate of 4/4/44.
I made him a two tier birthday cake of chocolate sponge and fruit cake and modelled him out walking. He goes on a long walk with his fellow gadgies every Friday (gadgie is a north east word for old fella) and writes a very informative blog on each route. If you're looking for a well-mapped walk in the north of England with interesting detail on flora & fauna, archaeological sites, place name derivations, where to get a good bacon butty, a terrible pun and invariably a photo of a carpark, I urge you to visit it. Don't expect to find short, easy walks though - the gadgies are fit as lops.
I hope he enjoys his cake - just a few minutes left of 5 April to wish my dad a very happy birthday! xxx