Actually, I'd been there since 17:50 because Liam had told me he wanted to meet up a bit earlier. It seems he's getting busier and busier but I'll let him share the reasons why when you see him next. Dr Robert appeared soon afterwards, followed by Steve and two of the Matts, one of whom I hadn't seen since before his hair went completely grey, but we were soon rolling back the years.
One of the reasons I hadn't picked the Dog & Duck before now was that from the outside it looks tiny and ridiculously busy, which is exactly what it looks like from the inside too, so we eventually headed off to the much more spacious Crown & Two Chairman to continue our discussions. To catch up on what you missed, please come along next time, which will be Thursday 20 February. I'll send out the venue details at the start of that week.