Now, instead of a tightly agendered team meeting, fuddles are being arranged. Not familiar with a fuddle? This is where everyone makes and brings along a dish, and then they're all put together and we all have a big, impromptu buffet and what is normally a stuffy business meeting is instantly transformed into a tremendously enjoyable and spontaneous team social occasion. In a meeting room. No, seriously, they're great. Unfortunately I'll be missing my team's fuddle this year as I'm unavoidably busy doing ....um....
I'm no Scrooge though, and I'm not one to say "Humbug" entirely to the festive season. Oh no. Why, only this afternoon, in an attempt to get into the spirit of the season that seems to be sweeping through the rest of the office like a pandemic flu, a colleague and I decided today to put up our Christmas decorations.
Well, I say "decorations", but really it's "decoration" singular.
We've taken the tiny Christmas tree off the windowsill where it has sat all year and have popped it onto the little table between our desks.
Oh, and we've added a fairy.
Much better, no?
Yeah, well so it is only six inches high and perhaps it is stretching it a bit to describe a Dark Lord of the Sith as a fairy*.... but at least we're trying.
He is wearing a bobble-hat.
Merry blooming Christmas.
*To his face, anyway....