And now the time has come for our work Christmas party.
This year we had several options for the do, from a wine tasting river cruise, an historic train ride, to a day at the races. The favourite seemed to be the races (my vote for the train came a close second) and so we set off today to Ascot Park for the Fruit and Veg Cup (where on Earth do they come up with these names???).
It was a lovely day I must say. I haven't been to the races as a growup yet, the last time being when I was 11 so I didn't really know what to expect. We had a couple of tables booked in The Terrace restaurant with our own little tvs, the weather was perfect and I found a head peice to wear that actually looked ok. I did manage to get rather sunburnt though, which shouldn't come as a surprise to any of you who regularly read this blog (I can't actually remember an outing I've told you about that I didn't get burnt). I won about nine bucks but lost about twenty five so I didn't have much beginners luck with the punting, but it was all in good fun. Here are a couple of pics for your enjoyment!
Not the most flattering pic in the world, but this is me with Olivia, a girl who trained up in our branch and now works at the next one over.
Jane, our BSR and Donna, my boss who hates photos being taken of her.
Some of the gang celebrating after having a trifecta win of $1200 (I should be lucky...)
I went to Donna's house beforehand to see her new foal, isn't she cute!!