F1 Xmas Meal 19/12/2008

No work today got straight up and out to maxwell's in Covent garden for the F1 xmas meal. I got there early but o was beaten by Darren, Trevor, terry and Brian who were all waiting for me. We had a slight problem when they lost my booking but my phone confirmation set them straight. Richard then peter followed by Caroline arrived. Angela was on time as well and so we popped downstairs to our seats were we were joined by sunil & Sharon. The meal was quite copious, we had a sharing starters with too much food really on it. Then we were on to main course and I stuck with roast turkey. The desert was sticky toffee pudding for me, but Richard was the winner with a huge chocolate brownie. We also had really good crackers mine had a pair of nail scissors, and we got a free champagne Bellini, which I ended up with more than one off. The only downside was that we had picked such a busy day that we had to leave after 2 hours. We went upstairs for a while to finish our Bellini's then we tried to find harry's bar but it was too busy, so we relocated to the maple leaf which was full of blokes and excessively warm so we went back to our old haunt the Porterhouse for an oyster stout. By then there was me, Darren Richard and Sharon left and so we decided to be daring and head for the cellar bar, but there was a private party going on, so we had a final drink in the wellington opposite before we parted for another year. I headed down to the bell and compass then, formally the griffin for friday frinks organised by rose.