Good day today – flat tidied, most of chores done, then time for a nice bath before heading North Of The River for a friend’s birthday party. About 100 people there, many of whom I recognised (always a good thing) and I got to see my old neighbourhood of Mile End. ‘Cornews’ (so named as it was a -News – agent on the Cor-ner) has been replaced by the Halal Cash and Carry, but apart from that it looked the same. A v.well executed party on 007 theme, with a casino at the top of the house, a dead body in the bathroom, with blood, and an outside heater and nibbles (still cold though). Lots of gentlemen in black tie and ladies suitably attired.