Tom in his blue bow tie
Tom began to worry that he might be underdressed at Jenny's fiftieth birthday dinner at the Swan in Southwold so he went into a shop and asked them the cost of their cheapest bow tie. They had a 'tie-it-yourself' one for £20, but they let him have it for £7 as that was all he had. Tom looked very much his father's son in his 'interesting' combination of t-shirt and bow tie.
A great evening ensued. The private dining room allowed all seventeen of us to really enjoy ourselves without worrying about disturbing other diners. Jenny stood up and gave a wonderful speech about how much each and every one of us meant to her. Octavia showed amazing maturity when she stood up in the room full of adults to give a speech about how much her mother meant to her and to all of us.