No matter how you feel about office Christmas parties, they are a vital part of the office dynamic and annual social activity. Just go with it - get involved and enjoy!! No one likes a party-pooper or someone who thinks they’re ‘too cool for school’. If it’s the attire that you’re unsure about; dress with a hint of festive, it can be a good talking point and ice-breaker.
(l-r) Poppy, Polly, Tessa, Natasha, Bella,
Bridesmaid Polly in foreground
Sarah, Maryanne and Sophie
Mateus rosé has been a family favourite since Kate's father began importing it to the UK in the early 70s designing the famously shaped bottle on Kate's mother's figure and Kate has finely tuned her taste in Portuguese wines having begun trips to the villa from the ripe old age of one.
This year we had a lovely day around the swimming pool, plenty of food, wine, champagne and a few games but mostly relaxing and chatting.
A sleepover so no-one had to drive rounded off a lovely day.
Next year, we're planning something a bit special and different - watch this space.
The couldn't resist the temptation, as she lay on the river bank exhausted, and rolled her into the stream A chase then ensued and everyone, apart from Kate and Tessa, were dunked!