Excel Boatshow 10/01/2004

The occaision was Rita's Birthday and we met at the Manadarin hotel, off Hyde park. We had a few drinks in the bar beforehand, mainly champagne, though I tried to hold it down to wine and gin & tonics as it was the marathon the next day. Into the restaurant and the meal was certainly exceptional with a particularly creative desert. Paul also surprised Rita with a cake, afterwards we retired to the library were we met barbara's hen night party, it was nice to see Erica and Christine again, but I had to leave early to catch the last tube.