I am feeling a bit tender today! Yesterday around 200 employees and I, were at the Beverley Races, courtesy of the company.
After working in the morning we left work via coach at 12:00 and arrived at the racetrack (Horse racing) just before 13:00. We were then seated in a big marquee in the center paddock.
We had lunch whilst enjoying the sounds of the small jazz band and then proceeded to mingle amongst ourselves and place a few bets, the bar was £1.00 a pint/bottle/spirit with the pound going to the company's chosen charity, so as you can imagine, people got a little bit drunk! Not yours truly of course......well maybe a little bit, I do seem to remember making advances to a new girl that has started working in the Microbiology department!
I did not place one successful bet, but I didn't think I would, I'm not much of a gambler, so I was not too disheartened.
At 5:30 we departed the track where I enjoyed a pleasant, if slightly rowdy coach ride home, were I learned from a drunken French man I was sat next to, to insult my fellow co-workers in French! But it was all in good spirit.
Upon getting back into the town center, I left the company of some colleagues who (already very drunk, one of them was my boss!) were heading to another pub, and later to nightclubs and wot not. I thought this would be a bad idea because I would be at work for 6:00am and handling cyanide as well, so I went home.
When I arrived at work this morning, the person I was partnered with, rang in sick, leaving me with a lot of work to do, which is not a good thing when you have had a lot of beer the afternoon before. Needless to say, my boss did not look to healthy/happy.
I did not manage to take any pictures, but some may appear on the 'Adventures in a Yorkshire landscape' blog, on my links, because I did notice Johnny Jazz wandering about with his camera, I hope he did not get any photo's of me!
After leaving work I came home and rested my head for an hour, I was then woken by a delivery man, he was delivering some prizes that my brother won, by entering a competition on a coca-cola bottle, these were a 32" Plasma TV, a Nintendo Wii, and a coca-cola fridge with a few crates of soft drinks to put in it........the lucky b@#%rd, I'm not jealous at all lol!
Tonight I will be going to the football to watch my humble team Hull City AFC play Chelsea (giants of English and European football) in a cup game, a bit of a glamorous occasion by Hull's standards, so I have drank a high caffeine energy drink to wake me up a bit, and get me in the mood. I'll now get ready for the football and will be staying away from alcohol for the next few days. I will catch up with all your blogs tomorrow!
The picture is of Drypool bridge, which crosses the river Hull, in Hull.