Candice : As this post goes live I’ll be putting the finishing touches to my outfit before my office Christmas party. Hopefully it’ll be abit better than last year where I ended up getting smashed because, being a contractor, I didnt really know too may people that well and ended up walking in on my own. However, the ensuing glasses of vino on the free bar and Argentine Tango impressions helped to build my reputation and I did end up having a good last month as everyone had a bit more of an inclination of what I was really like.
Anyway, the Christmas Party is key to our story.
The team from K.O.D. stood outside the imposing doors to Oswythal Hall and wondered what they were doing there. HIA’s Christmas parties were described by the staff as “legendary” and this one was to be last big get together before the place would be closed down. Gareth had been really surprised when the invite landed at their office, as he thought they burnt all their bridges with the government agency; what with the fact they’d been instrumental in the close down and had personally given everyone their marching orders, an all. However, the invite had been insistent that they attend to ‘Celebrate the end of an era, which you have been an important part of’, as the covering letter stated. Tracey had even taken a call from a member of the HIA staff checking they were coming, though she couldn’t remember which one it was.
Without giving the game away, there’s conflict, snogging, dodgy outfits and the unmasking of one of our more mysterious characters. There’s no bottom photocopying, but only because, by this point the photocopiers have been sold on to cover costs. Seriously though, it would be far to predictable.
So, I’m off to throw some shapes to some good tunes I hope and down a few glasses of medicinal plonk. Flashing Christmas tree badge anyone?