The occasion was sweetened by the presence of Mum's sister and brother-in-law, and my sister, who was supposed to be a surprise, but - detective genes run in this family - mum had already worked it out but wasn't letting on. Still, it was fun to organise.
Lunch was at the highly recommended Aqua Matta, which I often walk past on the way from the PO Box, but had never eaten at before. Try their divine Profiterol! Sheer brilliance in between two slices of pastry.
Catching up with family all day means I'm dragging myself through the next couple of hours, doing what appears to be work. Wish me luck!