Drove to the marriot hotel which was very nice and checked in and had a shower. Had half a drink in the bar waiting for the taxi, then had a small problem getting into Hayes Hill farm as an electronic gate was in the way, but Martin arrived with the number. I was the first Guest to arrive and was in time to see the lighting of the candles by the path to the barn. The beer was very reasonably priced and the band was very professional. Martin at one point Jammed with them on the trombone. Did some dancing with Susan and saw Steph who I hadn't seen in a long time, she has a new job in food research. Lot's of folks were there the SP bunch, Jon & Tori , Amanda & John, Mike and Denise, Jenny, Julie, Wendy and Lawrence, Jackie. Also chatted to Bruce and Steve as we tucked into the Hog Roast that Kate had laid on, all to soon it was midnight and I had to catch my cab back to the hotel.