I am glad to say I did not have a cold on Sunday and the carol concert went extremely well, and we all enjoyed it very much. I think the congregation did as well. It is a real start to the Christmas festivities because we have been singing that concert for many years now so it is part of the run up to Christmas.
On Saturday we went shopping for
- whisky and vouchers for John's retirement present
- 60th birthday presents for 2 colleagues for which we had collected the money
- the christmas tree
- a holly wreath
We are now looking very festive.
Today we had our Christmas lunch which we do by everyone bringing food in to the office because we got fed up with going out for not very exciting meals. I have eaten too much!
With the public sector cuts going on we have 4 people retiring in the next month. John is retiring next week, Cheryl finished yesterday, Mary and Christine will finish mid January. It is going to be very strange when we go back after Christmas with so many people gone.