Finally reunited, it was going to take more than looking after a bunch of party guests to prise me away from my comfortable position wrapped around XY on the sofa. He was wearing me like a stole and I loved it!
Later on, when it looked like beer supplies were running low, someone suggested that we play a board game. The dining room table was pulled away from near the hearth (so that those with their back to the fire would not be burnt) and everyone (including BM and RG) took their place. When I accidentally introduced C (who had dyed is hair blond) as A I was mortified. There was no worse way to insult a fellow academic.