Since Susan was employed during Covid pandemic, I had never actually met her in person beforehand but I had did her virtual induction when she started and had spoken to her on the telephone a number of times.
Also, I had not met physically some of the others present since way before the first lockdown.
It was brilliant to meet up with everyone in person but I must admit that I was disappointed at the lack of mask wearing on the Underground going there and back. Also, 2 people had to drop out of the celebration because they were waiting for the results of Covid PCR tests.
We are certainly not out of the Covid woods yet but lets enjoy meeting people (safely) when we can.