Candice: I’ve let Phil do most of the writing on the blog this year. Being a parent and working full time does not allow a lot of time for thinking so I keep it for book writing and editing rather than blog writing.
But I felt we were missing our traditional Christmas blog post about photocopying bums at Christmas parties.
The first book finishes with a Christmas party, and I still like the way that it opens. I can still see dry ice and characters walking through the fog in a ‘Batman and Robin’ style.
I had my work’s Christmas party last week. I can only just write this blog now as my head is still recovering. I am not the best drinker so try to keep the alcohol intake to a minimum, this was not the case with my work colleagues who also decided that, as organiser of the Christmas do, I should have lots of free drinks as thanks. One of those was a Jagerbomb…
I sloped off at midnight as I’d had a good two hours dancing and drinking since a lot earlier, I was an early bird compared to most.
I have a love/hate relationship with the Christmas party. I pretty much always end up organising it, because no one else will, but it also means I have to spend a lot of time dealing with people asking stupid questions – what time does it start, how much is it etc. But once the meal part is out of the way – ‘ herding cats’ is how a colleague described it, then I got what I really wanted. A chance to show that Mrs Demure in the office knows how to shake her butt. Think more Tracey than Kate.
The other thing I had to organise was the Secret Santa, yet another herding cats experience. However, I ended up with a well thought of present… a magic mug with that – when you put hot water in to it, the book appears. Someone had been listening then. So thanks to Secret Santa, I’m chuffed with it.