Avid readers will be well aware that Astragal has always loved a good party. Opportunities to enjoy a nice glass of bubbly with the 'big cheeses' of the architectural world are seldom refused. So imagine Astragal's ecstasy and delight to be greeted at the Foster Lomas and acq studio party by the grandest of grands fromages: a gargantuan globe of prime, and unbelievably pungent, parmesan cheese. Never in the history of arty parties has such a colossal chunk of cheese made quite such a huge impact. According to one source it took two men to lift the honking heavyweight - a gift from a grateful client - up to the first-floor office. Even though partygoers were chipping off huge lumps late into the night, the vast cheese still appeared to be largely untouched by the end of the evening. Astragal fears that if there is another bash at the Prince John Street studio, the cheese may well be back. Watch this space?