Towards the end of 2008 we found ourselves, not unusually, sitting in a pub – bemoaning the fact that very few of us would get the chance to go skiing in the upcoming months. Something clearly had to be done about this sad state of affairs. And done quickly. In fact, to coin a phrase, if we couldn’t get to the mountains, then the mountains would have to come to us – virtually of course!
So this year instead of forking out on the usual celebratory Christmas meal, we’ve purchased a selection of gifts that Oxfam will distribute to some of the most unfortunate people on our shared planet. By using our ‘Christmas party money’ in this way not only are we providing useful, practical and essential gifts designed to last a lifetime and longer, we’re also avoiding some nasty hangovers – and that can’t be a bad thing!