Gillian and Andrew decided to throw a party for one of her mother’s more significant birthdays – and what a party it was. The Bennett clan came from far and wide and so Dawn had all her children and grandchildren there for the occasion. Andrew and Gillian’s home became a perfect venue for what was essentially a dancing party. They brought in a large Bedouin tent, which was erected over a specially laid dance floor in the garden. This was for the more casual dancers – the semi-professional ones (Dawn and Gordon’s dance school colleagues) had the proper indoor dance floor, with all the furniture moved out to make the necessary space. It looked beautiful and their house certainly proved to be a wonderful venue. It was a warm evening and despite a stiff south-easterly breeze, the layout of the house made for a balmy venue where everyone, young and old, could express themselves as they wished. Michael and Gordon entertained us with their stories and tributes to Dawn and the birthday girl had an absolute ball.