Anyway, I got my car, finished up at work, went home and grabbed something quick to eat. One bus journey later back into the city and I finally catch up with everyone. Its easy to spot our group(s), we choose a pub with a large amount of space (it used to be a bank). Several pints of bitter later and I'm okay, but a few members of staff are definatly on the wrong side of sober (several of the new students looked like they had had a little too much and were looking slightly green). Eventually, one of my collegues had to go because of the bus times so I called it a day as well as I could use the same bus (2 intoxicated people have a higher chance of finding the bus station and the correct bus).
One ride later and I walk the short distance home, grab a cuppa tea and set all the alarms ready for the next day.
I do have one advantage though, I used to work for a construction company so I can drink a larger amount of alcohol than usual - although the years of painkillers have eroded that ability some what I still can stay more alert for longer