The picnic in Hampstead was very good, it was perfect weather, nearly_everyone was there. Lots of fun; pics of both events will follow.
Tomorrow will be a day of decisions for me. Some may be taken by other people in my stead, which doesn't make it easier.
In the meantime, still reading Cryptonomicon and beginning to get into it, although I still find it a bit tedious in most of the modern-day side of the story.