Quick update. I'm afraid one of my family has had an accident this evening, and is in hospital.
Therefore, I am bitterly disappointed that I won't be attending the festivities this year.
Mike & Gareth will be looking after everything, so you'll hardly notice me not being there. I'm sure all will run swimmingly.
Enormous kudos to Gareth for the immense effort he has put in for these contests - quite outstanding! I hope he doesn't have to pay for any of his own drinks this weekend!
Oh, there's a spare room going cheap at the Premier Inn adjacent to the event - ask me, Mike, Liane or Gareth for details if you are thinking of impulsively turning up for the event!