My 'lovely' employer was kind enough to give me the day off on my birthday, so I did what any right minded individual should do in that situation - went fishing.
Being a rare weekday I seized the opportunity to fish a couple of accessible rock marks on the Purbecks Coast that would ordinarily be heaving with people, come the weekend.
It paid off. With a decent forecast and a flattening sea it was a dream place to be. The fish were the icing on the (birthday) cake.
Biggest on the day was 3lb 3oz taking a Molix Sligozzo hopped along the bottom.
Been a while since I enjoyed my birthday so much.