Hope it’s been a good one…
Underwear. The latest fragrances. A fitness watch. Maybe even a new phone. To the naked eye, it’s an innocent list of Christmas gifts. According to our friends over at IllicitEncounters.com, it could be a telltale sign that your partner is an adulterer.
Why? Well, isn’t in obvious? A sharp new suit, a brand new smell, a new phone (for who, exactly?), the sudden desire to get fit… he’s after someone else, or maybe he’s already found her.
I smell it too. It’s the ‘I-drank-too-much-lost-my-wallet-slept-with-my-colleague-and-now-I-can’t-get-home’ sort of smell. Negotiating the work Christmas party can be tricky. A few drinks in and the timid intern is grinding with the guy from HR who you were convinced was gay. Maybe he still is. Maybe he’s just experimenting. Who knows? Who cares? Nobody!
Aside from the dodgy karaoke, the inappropriate conversations and the copious amounts of regurgitated chicken doner and stomach lining, the work Christmas party is a shameless breeding ground of regret.
Everyone does it, so what the hell, right? The Christmas party seems to forgive all. If someone has decided to strip half-naked and brutally murder ABBA’s Dancing Queen then you will match them blow for blow so help you God. Slept with a co-worker? F*ck it, it’s the Christmas party! Threw up violently outside a Wetherspoons? Don’t worry, it’s what Jesus would want. You’ll brazen it out, I’m sure, and come the following morning, everyone will
gossip about your exploits have completely forgotten.
You might work at a startup, or a big corporation, or maybe even a school – the Christmas parties all follow a similar blueprint. Another analogue is your career, and that matters. ‘Sally the office sex pest’ isn’t a nickname that’s going to propel you up the corporate ladder.
So, here are a handful of do’s and don’ts (mainly don’ts) to prepare you for this year’s work-related festivities.
Don’t get too drunk: I love a beer – I love two beers – but I know my limits. Come beer #4, I’ll be Sally the office sex pest, gyrating helplessly on one of the directors as a dubstep remix of Christina Aguilera’s Dirrty pounds mercilessly in the background. Don’t be Sally.
Don’t act too weird: Picture the scenario. You’re lent over the water cooler with Dave. He looks you in the eye. You know. He knows. You know that he knows. Knows what exactly? An embarrassing secret that you don’t remember blurting out; a confession you made to a colleague…something uncalled for, that’s for sure. Alcohol can only excuse so much, so be sure to leave a good lasting impression, especially if you’re new.
Don’t insult your boss: Actually, scrap that – maybe don’t talk to him at all. A lighthearted jab in his/her direction is risky, asking for a pay rise or promotion is even riskier, and a full-blown monologue about how you really feel about them is suicide – you’re here for a bit of fun, you don’t want to be receiving your P45 the following morning.
Do stay professional: Like I said, a bit of fun. Celebrate the year’s successes, have a few good laughs, but don’t lose all semblance of professionalism. You might be in a different environment, but the people you’re spending time with haven’t changed.
In joy of the Christmas spirit, we thought we would have a little look at a historical event that happened on Christmas day to commemorate todays celebrations. This year we take a look at the Christmas Truce of 1914.
During the First World War many British and German forces lay down their arms and met in no mans land to exchange presents and wish each other a merry Christmas. This was after hearing both sides during Christmas Eve singing carols and shouting messages from the trenches. On Christmas day both British and German troops ceased fire and some soldiers were even found to be playing a friendly game of football. The day after the truce the war resumed.
Sainsbury’s new Christmas advert is inspired by the events of this day, the video is made in partnership with the Royal British Legion and you can view it by clicking on the video below:
Love B.W.C & Merry Christmas 🙂
Here at Bored Wives Club we have been discussing Christmas cards and whether we personalize our own. With the ease of sites that allow you to upload pictures and type out a message it is becoming quite the norm to send out personalized greeting cards. Now, I did actually try this last year- got the whole family around the Christmas tree and took multiple snaps figuring at least one of them will be good enough to send- how very wrong I was. Firstly, it is extremely difficult to get a family of 6 to stand in height order and calm down, it is equally impossible to get them to stay still for more than 10 seconds, by the end of the picture a fight begun, the Christmas tree was knocked over and the picture ended up looking something like Miley Cyrus and family’s Christmas card (below) except an angrier less pretend version.
After last years massacre I’ve decided not to do a family Christmas card but sent out a regular supermarket bought one- less hassle. Although I do appreciate receiving personalized-any-cards. Here are some of the best 2014 Celebrity Christmas Cards- what do you all think?
James Franco and Seth Rogen’s
Hugh Hefner, Crystal and Charlie the dog
Tony and Cherie Blair
Kim Kardasian and the Kardasian Family
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
We’ve saved the best for last. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi created a Kardasian themed Christmas card, firstly from Kanye and Kim’s Bound Single, and secondly with Kim’s bum from that naked photoshoot, photoshopped onto both their backsides. Ladies, we’re impressed.
Love BWC xoxo
Forget about Christmas, it’s my Birthday 🙂 & boy have I let everybody know it he-he. Many people believe that having a birthday over the festive season somehow distracts from your big day- but actually- I think having it this time of year makes it all the more special. Everyone spends the lead up to Christmas getting into the spirit of it all, most of your friends will stick around to share the holidays with family and friends and most of us will have booked time off work close to Christmas day- so no excuses not to turn up.
For anybody else who shares a birth date on or around Christmas, Wishing you an excellent Birthday, Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Love BWC xoxo
According to a study by IllicitEncounters.com one in three of us will get lucky with a colleague after the staff party. Recently we discussed how best to get away with having a drama-free staff party, well now we can give you some real figures of the gossip that goes down at a Christmas Do!
What does this boss think? Well, apparently 18% of us have told our Boss what we really think of them, and another ¼ have actually gone as far as to chat up their Boss!
Love BWC xoxo
Everyone has at least one awkward Christmas party to attend this year. It may be the staff Christmas do at your workplace with Jim from IT standing in his familiar spot underneath the mistletoe, trying to desperately make eye contact so that you walk over and give him that kiss he’s been ogling at you for all year. Or maybe it’s the family affair, where every year your cousins husband either tries to hit on you or throw up on you- you can never tell which it’ll be as both actions start off quite similarly.
You never seem to learn your lesson, every year you get excited thinking the party is somehow going to exceed your expectations and you’ll have an amazing time getting merrily tipsy and having life changing conversations with your party buddies, but alas it is always too much drink and too much drama. Here are the Christmas Party Rules that guarantee you will finish the night without a scratch- heck, maybe you’ll even have a bit of fun!
Get dressed up
Christmas is a time of celebration; therefore you should look the part! Go full out, really play around with this. Dressing up will immediately make you feel in the Christmas spirit, and can be a great conversation starter if you’ve gone for a fun and festive outfit- so get out those elf ears and Santa beards and have a laugh!
You don’t need to be single to mingle! Have a chat with anybody and everybody. You may actually discover some exciting things about people you didn’t know about. Enjoy a fun exchange of words with your colleagues, friends or family. Keep it upbeat and natural- Christmas parties are not the time to be sopping about.
So you don’t want to be a complete Sally Mc’Sober but you absolutely do not want to be Deidre the Drunkest either. Stick with safe drinks and stay off the hard liquor. Getting so drunk you need looking after is not a good look- you will end up ruining your own night as well as everybody else’s. Keep drinking water between drinks if you need to.
Don’t be the gossip at the party- have a little tact. As much as you shouldn’t talk about other people’s business, don’t talk about your own. It’s never a good idea to discuss rumors over idle chat, especially when it’s a celebratory occasion.
Know when to go
You’re still alive. Unscathed. No drunk! Wahey! You’ve made it. Now you just need to know when to go. You haven’t partied in so long, forget about had this many cocktails in one night- just make sure you realize when the parties over- there isn’t a need for an after party- get yourself back home in your jammies and look up home remedies to prevent tomorrows inevitable hangover.
Love BWC xoxo