Today, an extended family get-together for Pest’s 18th birthday.

Last night, on the day after my first visit to my old employer’s office for months, I went to a reunion of people who had worked for the Ones in Swishy Black Cloaks during the time I was there. It was very enjoyable, and there was little nostalgia: everyone seemed to be happier with their current working life  and not looking back to the Good Ol’ Days. A few faces were sadly missed – two who were too ill to attend and a couple who had recently been made redundant and were understandably still bitter – but there was a lot of warmth and fun and I was glad I’d gone.