Taking in the interaction between members of the family,the chatter,the laughter,the casual way they sit together squeezed two to a chair made for one,perched on the arm of a settee,sat on the stairs,sitting on the floor colouring and rolling cars to each other,taking crisps so carefully off a party plate that consisted entirely of crisps,stood in a line holding plates of party food waiting for a chair to become available and then diving to get it.
Some people got chocolate cake all over,some people ate two dishes of chocolate cake.
And the memories stick in your head.
You feel the vibe of the room.
And that's what happened today.