My friend Bev is organising a big birthday at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel and, as well as helping her with the party website, I am giving her some moral support. This week I accompanied her on a recce to the hotel, which is undergoing a massive renovation. Bev is bonkers about ballroom dancing, performing and competing as well as watching. The ballroom is one of the spaces whose refurbishment looks to be complete. This was a test. Was the new and improved, art deco ballroom going to be all that she had hoped for? I think it passed.