Last night I met up with some of my ex-colleagues for my previous employer’s IT Department Christmas do, held at Planet Poppadom in Chingford, an average Indian restaurant with somewhat odd decor. Huge fake marble arches stretch from side to side for no apparent reason and domes sparkle with coloured lights. Anyway, it was delightful to catch up with people and it was worth missing the last train home to spend time nattering in the pub after the meal. I even managed not to get too drunk despite consuming what was, for me, quite a large quantity of alcohol. Bonus.