....A weekend in Newcastle for a surprise celebration of Andrew's, (commonly known as Tuck), thirtieth birthday.
The day began with a few games of pool at Whitley Lodge Snooker Club, before friends gathered at Zonzo's restaurant in Jesmond.
Nick, Andrew & Tom find my cue action funny
The dinner saw 30 of us seated and very well fed, before Andrew was presented with a cake and a fairly woeful rendition of Happy Birthday.
Alice helps Andrew celebrate with sparklers
After dinner, we went on to As You Like It and foolishly, Aspers Casino after that. A late, but great night.
The following day, Robin, Hannah and I all went to visit Tom, Sarah and little Evie in North Shields.
Sarah watches Tom give Evie a lift
Some colouring, cookie eating and general shyness was done, before getting a piggy-backed farewell.