My mum was one of those people whose birthday fell at an awkward time of the year. ie too close to Christmas. On the other hand, she used to revel in the idea that everyone was out celebrating HER birthday on 31 December. Better today, I suppose, than tomorrow. After a late night/early morning, family and friends might be struggling to round up the good cheer to make a 1 January birthday an exciting one. Anyway, have a good year, wherever and whoever you are. Obviously, your New Year's Resolution will be to add new titles to your Aussie notables collection.