Friday, December 21, 2007

Thats it!

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire.......

I have just come home from our works Christmas 'do'. Lunch was at Morpeth, the venue will remain anonymous as I would get into trouble by saying that the food was hopeless. 'Garlic King Prawns on Ciabatta' it said for starters. Some feeble frozen efforts on half a bread bun. The 'Brocolli and Stilton tart' oh dear, thats all I can say about that. Then trifle. Ok, but you won't see Ramsay doing it like this at Claridges...

Next off down the town for a bit of socialising ( only one pint for me, I'm driving). I think too much time spent in solitary on the quiet coast here has made me a tad claustrophobic. The pubs were packed out with other works parties with every one tanked up and shouting. Now, I'm not the quietest of people and can't be accused of hiding my light under a bushel, I have even been known to be, er, slightly under the influence, but this is just savage amusement. Thank goodness I'm out of it and back home. Our Druridge correspondant would have been in his element ( he likes a snifter does Iain...)

Today's highlight? Oh yes, 17 whole days until I go back to work. GET IN!

8 comments:

Blyth Birder said...
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Newton Stringer said...

Me too... only got 11 days tho...

The works christmas doo wrecked my birding last saturday !

The Grocer said...

17 bloody days, no wonder our council tax is so high you should be bloody well ashamed of yourself and go back to work the day after boxing day like the rest of us, bah humbug.

Ipin said...

I am worried about you ..You are turning into a country bumpkin, the only cure is to move back to Pegswood. I was in 'Peth too for our works do on friday afternoon - evening - saturday morning......and on Thursday for our team lunch - 12 pints and no hangover, should i be concerned? I think the food at tonights soiree should be of a MUCH higher standard.

Ipin said...

Oh and some of us (me'n'TAC) are working xmas eve - it might involve some gull-twitching though!

darrell j prest said...

COME ON! lets get some rare in

Blyth Birder said...

The food on these Xmas does is usually poor anyway is it not as the eateries can't handle the volume of humans that need feeding.

I'm at work Xmas Eve, then the Friday, then New Years Eve then the Thursday & Friday....hardly a break at all really.

All in a good cause though - saving leave for a 2 weeks escape to The Gambia in January........now where did I put those shorts and sandals? :)

Boulmer Birder said...

Hello all. Ta for the comments.
Ipin - No my days of a dozen bottles of dog are way gone. I could throw just at the thought...
Grocer - Well, you will be an entreprenuer with all the lavish ecoutrements that it brings...
Darrell - Chance'd be a fine thing.
BB2 - Gambia indeed huh! Get yourself down to Cowpen Quay for a scan, you'll see some rares there I bet:-)