Relic et al - you are most welcome, it was a pleasure. If y'all want to do it again, I'll phone a couple of weeks in advance and reserve an area. Can't promise I'll be able to do the same trick with the weather though...
I will be putting some pics up later in the week, hope to get them sorted tonight but might take me a day or two to get through them - watch this space.
The lovely day was slightly marred for me by hubby's reaction when I got home (I'd find it funny, except I do feel I bore for England sometimes by not shutting up about him or his g'dam car) - but no biggie, it's hard when your team lose big to their major rivals, wifey isn't there to share the pain, and you've got through 8 pints in 5½ half-hours. /Rant over.
He's calmed down now, and managed to look sheepish this morning when he admitted it's fairer that he replace the kettle, since it was him what broke it. Probably just as well. Damn thing was possessed anyway
Apart from that, it was a blast, thanks guys.
(PS: the little tank-slapper incident on the way out of Maylandsea wasn't exactly part of the plan either but all's well that ends well