43 people huddled under one patio in the seemingly ceaseless summer rain. A send-off which emphasises the closeness we have with our friends and family (very literally). But it was as much a time for new connections as for farewells. Threads of common interest forged new bonds even as everyone gathered to bid farewell to Jules and me. It was not a sad occasion at all, in fact by the time the sun came out the gathering remained huddled and engaged. Mario took care of one final group picture which showed his skills at crowd control. By the time the last people left at 9 pm we had all had an exhilarating day full of reminiscences, lots of wine, banter and gloriously diverse food. Thanks Kree for arranging it.
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