We achieved what we set out to achieve. Lou was not sure she would be able to stay for the duration, but she did.
We were alone for the first half hour. This proved beneficial to re-establishing the event as two of us - Lou had been unable to be there in 2013.
From then on in there was always someone in the room with us - right until the end. This has never happened before.
Quiet support was given to me during a difficult hour. If I had left the room I thought I might never return.