So, after some frantic extra ordering of food, as we couldn't count the number of family and friends properly, we all had a great time at the meal. Emma got out of making a speech, but she did (wo)manfully try blowing out her sparkler candles. Young Joshua gots lots of attention, and was fascinated by the way that balloons defy gravity. Much fun. Thanks for the occasion, Emma!See the pictures [in our gallery](http://picasaweb.google.com/thejgc/EmmaS18thBirthdayMeal), or via the Gallery page link above.