It was my boyfriend’s work Christmas do yesterday.
We checked in our room early on Saturday evening at the Macdonald Pittodrie House in Aberdeenshire and waited for everyone to arrive before heading in the ballroom where the event took place.
I hadn’t had a work Christmas do in ages. As I’ve been working for myself these past two years, I missed a chance to go out with colleagues and have a nice meal by the fireplace so you can imagine my excitement when my boyfriend announced that partners were included in this Christmas night out!
With the hotel being dog friendly, Cruz didn’t miss his spot either. He hopped in the boot of the car and joined us for a night of festivities.
After dropping our stuff in the room and setting up Cruzy’s bed, we headed to the formal room with the big fireplace and Christmas decorations. There we had a glass of prosecco and a few mince pies before getting back in the room to prepare ourselves for the night.
Cruzy casually sat by the fireplace while we chatted away with the other people in the room. There’s something so cozy and inviting when by the fire, not only it lit the room but it also warmed everyone around and instantly made us feel at ease. So that it felt as if we all became friends by the end of the hour!
A couple of hours into out chat and we realised we were already late, so to our room we rushed, got ready and headed to the ballroom where my boyfriend’s colleagues started gathering.
There were 4 big tables decorated with candles, crackers and beautiful Christmas party hats. Once we sat down, we wore our hats, poured some wine in our glasses and waited for the food to arrive on our table.
The discussion was flowing effortlessly and the food was delicious! There was turkey for the meat eaters and two dishes for the vegetarians, I, of course, had to have both before establishing any opinion and so I had tw portions of the main dish before concluding that the vegetables gnocchi was the best.
For dessert we had a lemon tart topped with raspberry sorbet, refreshing, aromatic and delicious!
After the end of our meal, the DJ kept the party ball rolling by playing the best of the 80’s from Fleetwood Mac to Michael Jackson and Robin S, he made everyone feel nostalgic and exhibit the best of their dance moves on the floor!
The party kept going until the sunrise when I sneakily headed out to capture this shot of the rising sun…
The next day, as expected, found as slightly hangovered so we didn’t do any more than walk Cruz around the House grounds before heading back to Aberdeen to catch our train to Edinburgh where we will be for the next of the week.
But more about our trip to Edinburgh, tomorrow!