We woke up on Thursday morning surrounded by ice, but we had other things on our minds. We shut Derwent6 down and checked with friends in front of us, before we headed to the station. We got the train down to Kent where we first saw Pam and Alf (Al's mum and dad). We then made our way over to Bernie and Sarah's (good friends) before we had to get ready for the evening. Steve and Erica (more good friends) had arranged and paid for a surprise night out.
In the afternoon we got the train back into London and then from Paddington down to Reading where we were picked up by friends, Steve and Joy. After a good catch up we then had to get ready for our annual Christmas dinner which Al has with some old time work mates. We went for a posh Chinese and had a great time, and it was nice to be able to walk back to Steve and Joy's where we stayed the night.