Since I can't be there today, here's the closest I can come.
Happy, happy birthday to my dear BoB coauthor. I made these rosewater madeleines in your honor- they're light, sweet and subtly floral, and most of all, seemed like something we could enjoy together over a cup of tea. Or Champagne, now that I think about it.
You'll have presents awaiting your return. And don't worry, it won't be a box of moldy madeleines. I will take good, good care of these for you.