This evening, I embarked on my 1st Xmas party with my new team! I must say that although the ‘Sexymas Christmas Characters’ theme daunted me and a few others for a bit… 99% of us turned up in our ‘costumes’! I absolutely adore theme parties.The naive me actually turned up in my ‘glam-elvish’ outfit at work, not knowing that most had brought their clothes to change only just before going to the restaurant. Boy was I glad that I was too busy to lunch outside (and receive more stares…)
And for all the angst and frustration I’ve been facing at the work front for the past week, I suddenly felt lighthearted after a chat and some acknowledgement on the challenges I was facing. It’s not been an easy first month at the new job and in the new role, but I must say…its true when someone told me “the deeper you fall, the higher you bounce”
So my first Xmas celebration over dinner @ chalk was absolutely amazing. There was champagne, wine, good food, absolutely delicious bread (of all assortments!) and fantastic company who were wonderfully spontaneous.
We also pop by next door at the Google event just to say ‘hi’, grab a couple of drinks before heading back to the restaurant for desserts. It was great catching up with people from the ex-co, and vendors who didn’t know where I moved on to.
I love that the festivities are near. *hic*
Now I absolutely need sleep.