Thanks Simon and yes we enjoyed the dinner and your company as well very much.
On the imgur image, you either go to the image directly and can choose the different sharing options, one of them is direct link. You cant see this option if you acces the image via an album. See the screenshots below, go to your images page, not the Album page, click on the image and you see on the right different options, you can choose "Direct Link" and click copy to copy the link. that should work. Do not use "image link" as it fails ".jpg" extension and will just be a link address you copy as you just did.
I did notice that there are quite a few crack-heads on Imgur, I posted just two wrist shots and am getting the weirdest replies.....must be them and not me
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