Festivities

So… It’s been Christmas and it’s been hectic! Working for most of it hence no posts since a week ago! We have had a lovely time though, I’ll start with Christmas eve.
I was very excited as I’ve been staring at the presents we’d been sent since a week previous! Tom and I had a nice evening watching films under fairy light, and a few drams of whisky. (sounds like most nights I guess!) But we also had a box of homemade chocolates from Housekeeper Kate, which were AMAZING!
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We woke up early on Christmas day and opened all our presents in bed before work 🙂 Thank you to everyone who sent us gifts up North, we ended up being a bit spoilt! Cat got Dreamies for breakfast so she was spoilt too.
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At work it was only Jordan and Me housekeeping and a full hotel but it was a nice chilled day, with a break at 11am for a staff get together in the dining room. We were met by a glass of champagne and Santa, who brought us each a gift and a kiss for the girls, then he handed out everyones ‘secret Santa’ presents. The Christmas bell was rung and we all opened our gifts. I got a sparkly bracelet from the hotel and some awesome Superdry earmuffs from ‘Secret Santa’. Tom got a fancy bottle opener and a thermal cup stuffed with chocolate. We then had lunch before carrying on with our day. Tom took the guests on a Christmas day ramble despite the terrible weather. Thank goodness I was working inside!
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That evening we went back to the hotel for Christmas dinner in the library. Wine was flowing and a good time was had by all. Maybe a little too good, as boxing day I had the hangover from hell! Thankfully I was able to plod along until lunchtime when we had soup and leftover Christmas meat sandwiches. Yummers.
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Boxing day activities for the guests were led by Tom and Ryan, The did clay pigeon shooting, archery and Tom’s new activity; The Highland Games. (Including a whisky tasting!)
Since then it’s just been work/sleep/work/sleep until our day off yesterday, when we just slept! Only four more days to go now until we get a month off, really looking forward to a break and coming to see everyone back home. It’s been a strange Christmas without you all and I’m missing you a lot right now, though this year really has flown by. We hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas back home, and if you’re wondering where your presents are from us, they’re coming back with us in January for a second mini Christmas 🙂
Love to everyone
Tom and Em
xxx

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