Last night we had Jo & Bill and Michelle & Mark round for a meal. We had a fantastic time. Lovely food - crostini and olives, goats cheese soufflé, fish stew, diplomatico (an Italian chocolate pudding), cheese, coffee and chocs. Very over the top.

We also drank well, in particular the dessert wine was luscious.

The children were fantastic - watching Strictly Come Dancing to start with and then more or less putting themselves to bed. It makes things much easier now they are more grown up.

We chatted till about 1:30, with not too much concentration on house prices and school politics - although Jo did reveal that Mrs Cornhill sent Kjartan a thong following his Magic with Pants gig and Mark was proud to show off the new website he's done for the school.

Cindy took a couple of photos - here they are.