Thanks to the central line I arrived 5 mins late at 6.35 at the Lab bar in Old Compton st. But 2 people Pete and sylvia were already there sampling the extensive cocktail list. My first was a red chilli cocktail which was very hot then a Zombie a tall connoction which was mainly 5 different rums. It cost 18 and you were only allowed two per customer. It is perhaps as well that when we got to the Gay hussar in Dean St I was drinking Slivovitz to go with my hungarian sausage and weiner schnitzel. The Slivovitz wasn't easy to drink. I though I had got rid of some of it by spilling it but the waiter just topped me up with a complimentary shot, Then when I ordered budweiser he bought me another slivovitz by mistake doh! Still couldn't spoil the fun of the night, and we had a great time in our U shaped table in the private room. Well done to all the people who managed to turn up and make it such fun. Janet, Simon, Becky, Jacky, Tony, Pete, Nick, Phil, Alison, sylvia, victoria, david, Sandra and Rob, and commiserations to those people stuck down by the flu or snowed in due to the poor weather. And a special congratulations to phil for drinking the Unicum.