Date: 5th April
We had joy….we had fun….we had four seasons and a little bit of sun!
To celebrate the launch of our brand new Harbour Housing launch we got our teams and their families together to enjoy a day of entertainment, food and merriment. It was also the perfect way to say thank you to our group of remarkable people for everything we do.
The only thing that stood in the way was the weather. The sunshine of previous days had given away to grey clouds and rain showers which, usually for an outdoor event featuring a barbecue would pose a slight bit of a problem – but a bit of drizzle wasn’t going to spoil the party!
After a quick raid on both our own cupboards and Argos to find every gazebo that we could get hold of and a true example of team work to get it up in time (with a special thanks to Jason, Paulo and our Facilities Management team!) it was time to celebrate.
So what was in store for the Harbour party other than shower dodging? There was snakes, skunks, spiders, face painting, music, a slushie machine and then the real highlight for some…the food!
A delicious cuisine of barbecued delicacies was served up for us by the terrific crew at The Portuguese Newquay and among the vast litany of flavours and cacophony of variety of offerings, there was literally something for everyone with no one left disappointed.
Mark’s Ark surprised the children and big children alike with his vast menagerie of animals, many of which the very mention would usually have some running for the hills. There were snakes, there were spiders and some a bit more civilised, such as owls! For some, including our Operations Director, it was the first time they’d ever held a snake.
But while it might have been damp – the one thing that wasn’t dampened was the spirits of those in attendance with a good time had by all!