And a hearty thanks for the goodies you sent:
To Chlala, for the genuine Danish smoked herring (yum!) I'll serve it with my next mug of ale.
To Peter2, for the lovely, smoky Islay single malt, which puts even Laphroaig to shame.
To Bones, for all the help over the years, and the encouragement he's given.
And here's a little surprise: a cask of Elf Summer Ale (magic, as usual) for each of you personally, and an extra for all the friends in The Tavern! Drink up, everyone! (And it's so good to have you back.)