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Office parties…

Posted by Jock Coats on December 21st, 2009

…’Tis the season for office parties, and on Friday we welcomed the return of the Brookes staff Christmas “event” down at Morals Bar. The group I was with was somewhat late so missed the advertised carol singing (hint – don’t advertise such participatory things up front in future, just surprise us with them when we arrive!) but when we did get there there were a good few left, from Finance, Learning Resources and other departments.

Morals Bar (but not the staff party!)

Morals Bar (but not the staff party!)

The lack of anything remotely resembling beer was a bit of a disappointment, but then as it is my local at least I was expecting it and managed to bags the only four bottles of Old Speckled Hen at the knock down price of £2.50 a bottle (500ml) which are usually £3.50!

But I was thinking, perhaps, if we have another one, and if we have something like an SCR Association going, just perhaps, we could persuade Steve to get a little polypin of some decent ale in, just for Christmas? I’m sure if it had not all been drunk by staff that when they let the “customers” in later at 10pm, they would have polished it off for us – after all, they’ve been starved of beer all semester!).