XL, I'm still planning to come up for the GNR (to watch not run) and will hopefully meet up with you all again then. I'll have to try to wangle Blaydon next year, although it's a Monday so may make it difficult - unless I've retired again by then!
Mandie - getting tiddly??? I don't know what you mean! Hardly seems a year ago does it!
Shielsy, glad to have tracked the photo down for you. It should be an emotional evening with you all wearing his picture. If the weather up there is anything like it's supposed to be down here, it shou;d be a lovely evening. Shame I won't be there this year.