Very sadly I wasn't well enough to go birding today, but felt a bit better by early evening. Went birthday shopping for my youngest sister Vivien and made her a chocolate cake in the afternoon. Lashing down with rain and strong winds from mid afternoon. Picked up Lucy at 5.30pm and spent the evening at Vivien's flat in Ely. Had a really nice relaxing time with my sisters – watched Strictly and X Factor. The theme on X Factor this week was 'Queen' and 'MJ' – Vivien and I reminisced about the Michael Jackson concert we went to together (my second of three MJ concerts) and how crazy and brilliant it was. We left Vivien with cards, flowers and presents for her birthday on Tuesday and left at around 9.45pm. Still raining on the way home.
Birding all day tomorrow!