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!
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.
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!
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.
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

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