1 February – Tonight I’m serving tea made of herbs and jasmine

Are you pleased January is out of the way? I hate it. It’s long, dark and bankrupting. February brings a nice short month with the prospect of lighter nights and longer days. With that in mind, today’s birthday girl comes from the nicely warm southern Europe. Maybe you live there and know Sara (Alexandra Lima) Tavares. She was a mere 16 year-old when she sang in Dublin in 1994, and won her national final scoring a massive massive score, even by Festival Eurovisão da Canção standards. We all knew she wouldn’t disappear without trace once her contest ended.

Sara is 39 today.

Feliz aniversário, Sara!