My birthday usually falls on a week long break from work, so the celebrations last far longer than just one day. In 2010, I was treated to a weekend in a windmill with visits to Cambridge and lots of National Trust properties. Click HERE to see photos from last year's encounter with Jude Law!).
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Our organic supplier, Riverford, hit the road in May, travelling the country in a yurt and providing diners with delicious meals.
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Above, left: Opening presents on birthday morning. Our first stop was Waddeston Manor, Rothschild hangout.
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Here, we emulate the Bocca della Verita scene from Roman Holiday. Click HERE to see us try the real thing in Rome, 2004.
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My surprise treat was staying in a windmill! We had the whole four floors to ourselves, including the viewing platform at the top.
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We ate at the Jackal pub before returning to the windmill for a sunset view.
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Our day out in Cambridge was sunny and full of photo opportunities.
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Punting provided us with a chance to see the colleges from the back. Above and below are the Bridge of Sighs and the Mathematical Bridge.
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Wimpole Hall was owned by the daughter of Rudyard Kipling. Above is an original copy of The Jungle Book.

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