We had a great evening at W's big birthday. The company was stimulating, the food was excellent and the wine was good. The evening passed in a flash - I had no idea the time was approaching midnight until I looked at my watch. We're still not quite sure why W and T took it on themselves to go to all the trouble that they did by having us all at their home for such an occasion (aren't birthdays occasions for not cooking?) but it was definitely a memorable night!