Tony and Paul were in reception when I walked in.
It appears that my reputation goes before me; I've been praised by 3 former colleagues - including one from 7 years ago. The meeting was less an interview, more an introduction. From the outset it was apparent that I had the job and that we were just sorting out the minutia. At no point was I told that I had the job. I had to ask for it to be specifically confirmed.
I'm now waiting on written confirmation. Once that's arrived I will start work in January (or earlier, if they need me sooner).
I'm stunned. I keep trying to figure out what the catch is.