First off to my wife and family for the surprise pre-birthday party on Boxing Day. Also to my family and friends for their cards and generous gifts. I have been truly spoilt this year!
Next to all those who sent me messages on Facebook or sent ecards via the Internet. Your best wishes have really touched me in a way I cannot describe.
For those who are reaching the golden age of 70, you have nothing to fear. It is a milestone that is true but one which will enrich your lives in many different ways.
Finally again, many thanks to all of you for your kind words, cards, and presents, you have made me truly happy.