Today I turned thirty-three. Despite sending my winter coat home to England, this is definitely the first birthday I've ever needed to wear a hat and scarf. Or buy chocolates for everyone at work.
Not everything changes: on the day I was born Newcastle lost 3-2 at home to Leeds United. Four minutes into his debut Graham Oates (described by Malcolm MacDonald as "so bad it was embarrassing") scored from twenty-five yards out. Unfortunately, he was standing in his own penalty area at the time.