Sunday, December 12, 2010
Christmas Party 2010
What a totally fantastic day. For the staff Christmas party this year I decided to surprise everyone with a trip to the Hunter Valley (NSW) in a stretch Hummer. What a way to travel. I even threw in a few fake hints to throw the staff off!! Got to love a good surprise. So we headed off from our place to the Hunter.
Our first stop was Peterson Champage House. The first place I had to go here was the Chocolate Shop. Have to say, I so love the smell when you walk into the shop. We then headed off to our private wine tasting on the deck overlooking the vineyard. Our tasting guid, Joe the Kiwi was great fun.
After Peterson's we headed off to Tempus Two. We had a private cheese tasting at the Smelly Cheese shop. There were lots of gourmet foods to be tasted and purchased. And I did!! We then headed off to The Hunter Resort for lunch and our own private dining room. The food was fantastic and very tasty. After lunch we all felt like a nanna nap, instead we just chilled out and had a couple of drinks.
We then headed to Pokolbin Estate for some more yummy food tasting including olives, jams and olive oils. We also had some great entertainment from a bonds underwear model. What an experience!!
Our last stop was a little added extra. We headed back to Tempus Two for some yummy gelato. This was a perfect end to a perfect day. We then all piled back into the Hummer and headed home. I am so glad that I was able to have such a great day with the staff. I really love being able to show my appreciation for the people that work for me and make my job so much easier. Thanks to you all!!
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