Many thanks all - it was a great evening and a wonderful opportunity to "try" and put names and faces together - no doubt I'll have failed terribly
Nasher - thank you for organizing - it was a huge success and very much appreciated.
Ummmm okay - not too sure about the next bit - so I get a trophy for being the gobbiest newcomer to RIBnet and then another trophy for the most disastrous voyage of 2009 - wonderful - so glad I have made my mark on RIBnet in such a memorable way
Seriously - thank you all - it's great to have been made so welcome and have met so many generous, enthusiast and slightly mad people
As we don't yet have a mantle piece ...... Knot Yet 2 get back here with your hammer and nails
...... I've taken a picture of each with our crusty sea dog Mitzy