On Saturday 10th March, Rob Hubbard, David Nursey and several others decided to throw a surprise 70th birthday party for VSCC and MAC favourite Hicky Hickling, who was accompanied by his partner and they were both confronted by a tumultuous round of applause as he rounded the corner into the Courtyard area. The bar was open (no surprise there then!) and a hog roast had been laid on for the 100+ guests who had taken the trouble to turn out on a damp and overcast day. That dampened nobody’s spirits and the party continued on for several hours. And, having turned up with his partner Sandra, by the end of the day she had become his fiancée following a surprise proposal. We wish them both well.