Christmas party elves Hattie and Laura put on a cracker of a Christmas party. Even DJ Kane, our guest for the night and someone who knows a thing or two about parties, declared it “unforgettable”.
The bonanza began with an afternoon of activities. Some Eunomian’s opted for a dignified game of Crazy (but serious) Golf:
Others set off in teams on Eunomia’s Christmas Treasure Hunt, racing to find facts around Bristol and collect as much recyclable litter as possible in the hope of winning an incredible recycled trophy:
The treasure hunt finished in a race to be the first back, before the rubbish was counted (and properly separated for correct recycling).
Then everyone donned their evening finery and congregated in the loft for drinks and nibbles. This year, a ‘Marine Litter’ fancy dress theme accompanied the festivities. Eunomians responded creatively with myriad unusual (and often questionable) aquatic and litter inspired costumes.
The celebrations were tinged with sadness, as the party saw us bid a heartfelt farewell to Adam, who is moving on to pastures new after a decade at Eunomia.
It was just a short walk across Queen Square to the Princes Street Social for a temporary change of headgear and a Christmas feast:
Once all risk of food waste had been prevented, Peter opened the ‘Eunomia’s Got Talent’ show with a Pop Eye look and cried “Harry, Cod and England!” in soulful rendition of a tune about fish and war:
After several impressive performances that ranged from a Ukulele ensemble playing Jonny Cash to an a cappella performance from our own Chairman, there was another costume change for some:
Then the dance floor filled:
Some continued to accessorise with the fancy dress available:
While others took dressing up more seriously:
Rather than pack in at a reasonable hour, we brought DJ Kane and the PA system back to Eunomia HQ so that he could play into the night, while we danced like we had never danced before. His thank you letter summed it up:
“I just wanted to say that even though I suffered being tired the next day, I thoroughly enjoyed playing for you and your team…. a genuinely nice bunch of people. I have played all over the country to crowds of up to around 20,000! And I can honestly say this was one of those parties I won’t forget. What a great vibe. I look forward to the next one!”
Special thanks from all of us to the organisers of this year’s party, Hattie and Laura, who worked extremely hard to put on what has since been described as the ‘bash of the year’. We’re already looking forward to the next one!