Well ..... we had a brilliant night on Friday, the wine flowed, the food was yummy and the company fantastic, and although a few of the younger members staff made extremely merry, they did it in the nicest friendliest way, but I would not have liked their heads on Saturday morning!!
All in all a fantastic start to the Christmas season. I've read in many Blogs about outrageous prices for many 'works' and 'staff' do's and think that for our £23.50 a head price tag we had a wonderful evening out. With a massive charity raffle, lots of us came away with prizes, Lovely Hubby went up for one, and then me and then Lovely Hubby's number came up again so although he went up to draw the next ticket he gracefully declined what would have been our third prize of the night. As it was we are very happy with our two lovely prizes, a very special start to our Christmas goodies.
And courtesy of Lovely Hubby the number has been drawn for my own special 1000th post giveaway. I was just about to log onto the Random Number generator thingy when LH walked past the office door and asked what I was up to, when I told him he asked how many comments there were, and when I said 32 he shouted out "Number 7", I asked if he had read the comments at all and he said no, so I am taking this to be fate and so the lucky winner courtesy of Lovely Hubby's manful choosing is Rebecca AND she has her very own Blog called Crivens Cottage of which I have just signed up to be her 32nd Follower.
So if you can get in touch Rebecca and send me your address (my email address is about halfway down the sidebar on the right) I will send you the prize. What are you getting ......well I don't quite know myself yet, I will be trawling my little stash of goodies and choosing things that sum up our lives over the last 1000th posts and I hope you love them as much as I do. Congratulations.
Now we are braving the minus temperatures to take the dogs for a w.a.l.k.i.e.s.... yes we have to spell it out although Rosy is now wising up to the spelling so that won't last long, we did for a while say "should we take the dogs for a perambulation", but she has now learnt that 'perambulation' and 'walk' are one and the same thing. Ooooh sometimes it would be easier to have a dafter dog!!
Whatever you're doing today try and keep warm and cosy, when we get back we will be switching in the tele to take in some more cheesy Christmas films ......oooh I do love this time of year. You really don't need to spend a fortune to get in the Christmas spirit, while other folks are already out there battling for goodies in the shops we are warm and cosy at home with steaming mugs of coffee a few homemade shortbread biscuits and good old Santa on the tele. Life is good if you relax and let it be.