We can tick off another major milestone today, as the complete NanoPaleoMagnetism ERC team came together for our first group meeting. Our newly arrived PhD students Claire Nichols, Joy Muraszko and Robers Blukis joined the rest of the gang (Nono, Josh and James) to sample the delights of James’s chocolate density bricks (chocolate, mocha, salted caramel and Nutella in one brownie? Oh my, I need to lie down!), get an overview of the project and an update on the P.I.’s plans for world domination. A lot has been achieved, and we are on schedule so far. With the lab completed, the next few years should be very busy indeed.