Now we are seven

Just when it seemed everything was signed, sealed and nearly delivered, fortune rolled a dice and threw a seven. Five plus two to be precise, the latter pair making a late pitch for inclusion on the basis that voluntary redundancy was a small price to pay for the chance to tour India, and who needed a salary when a pension could pay the deposit? A well-deserved performance bonus indeed, and not too late for the latecomers to demonstrate their fitness by tilting at the Three Tasks. At the very least, we expect Task Three (purchase of Beer Rounds) to be achieved in full measure.