Ivan and I had poached eggs and garlic naan bread for lunch on October 5, 2011. Lil Dave had a banana salad.
We got the train to London.
Later on, we had dinner at Busaba Eathai. Ivan and I shared an aubergine salad. Lil Dave got a banana curry. Ivan got a tasty monkfish curry.
I had a delicious cod fillet which was nice and spicy.
We got the train to Caledonian Road. Ivan picked up tickets for the Office Party. An employee put our names on name badges. We were assigned to the Marketing department. Trina, the head of the Marketing department, showed us to the bar area.
Some of the departments were taken to different rooms. Trina took us to the main room. We sat down and did a few stretches. She said it was for the dancing later on. Ivan and I thought it was a bit pointless though. Next, we had some free sparkling cider shots.
Later, the rest of the departments joined us. A DJ was playing music.
It was time for a balloon game. 10 members of each department were chosen. The object of the game was to get three balloons passed to the front of each team. Whoever finished first, won the game. Our team figured out that one person would put the balloon between their legs. The next person would then grab the balloon with their teeth and then repeat the same process. The Marketing team ended up winning! It was cool because the prize was a bottle of brandy. Ivan poured out the brandy into numerous cups for our team.
The heads of the department sang a song. We saw a very camp and funny motivational speaker.
A pudding contest went on. A guy from our team won. The prize was 50% off drinks for our team.
There was more dancing. Lil Dave liked to dance around the room. He wasn’t sure what to make of the rest of it though.
We saw a cabaret show. I was a bit shocked when both of the performers took off all their clothes. Ivan said that was pretty normal.
Another contest happened. Our team had to create a new look for one of our members. It looked like we would have won this one. The contest ended early when one of the guys started getting mad and jumping around the room and onto the walls. Somebody thought it was real, but it was part of the show.
The Office Party was really fun. It’s best that you participate and get into it. My only complaint was that the theatre was really warm.
Source: Office Party photo