On the upside, my friend's boyfriend was sweet and helped the Observer get cleaned up. I think my friend should marry her boyfriend. He's a good soul. Seeing friends was fun. My friend made chicken satay, Asian salad and pasta. I ate more than anyone at the party. When others drink, I eat. The pita chips and hummus were a hit. My friend gave me a set of miniature cocktails. I think I'll give them away as a Christmas gift to a friend. I don't think the Observer would want them today.