Today is the 12th birthday of my brother Simon, who is 8 years older than me and was born in 1964. Yes, he’s a leap year baby, and this year he has a birthday that is an integer for once. Last year he was 11¾, the year before that 11½, in 2008 he was a round 11.
He has a clipping from the local newspaper in Hitchin, where he was born, from the year 1968 when he reached 4, and had his first “real” birthday. It says he was one of three or four kids the same age in the area. The photo shows him in his birthday present, a pedal racing car in the sixties style.
A very happy birthday Simon, I’ll talk to you later!
I was telling a colleague about this, and point out how he’s 12×4 years old, and 8 years older than me, and I had the unpleasant realization that this website’s tagline (“30ahem Englishman in California”) won’t be accurate past June.