It was good to put names to faces and everyone's so friendly. I expected only to stay a short time only to find that most of us were almost being kicked out some 3 hours latter at closing time. And I was escourted homewards by tlmjj and birdie. Having confessed to raiding my sons piggy bank in order to come out I wasn't even allowed to buy my own drinks. So I will have to wait to next time to repay the favour.
Thanks Sarah for organising the night and setting the wheels in motion.