Sunday, August 23, 2009
The Spring Fling
At the office, I'm part of a women's committe who put together events and other things to help bring people together across the organisation. Working as I do in a pretty traditional and very male-dominated arena (especially at the senior levels), I quite enjoy the opportunity to do something a little outside the normal envelope of my usual office-ly duties.
We've got an event coming up in a few weeks and it was my job to design the invitation, which we're sending out by email. And I've decided to do something a little different. Something a little unusual. Something a little creative. (shock horror! remember I work in financial services, creativity is not a commodity that's especially prized in the hard, sharp and bloodied world of money).
So here it is - my invitation to the Spring Fling. What do you think - would it make you want to come to the event, or would you think it a bit naff?
The dark and drabby winter days
are coming to an end
No one will mourn them, this we know -
--because we comprehend
That winter comes but once a year
and now its time is over
We want to dream of sunny days,
of spring and fields of clover
It's time to shed our wintry skins
those sluggish, pallid scales
And welcome in the warmth of spring
and all that it entails
And so Connecting Women say:
throw off your coats of wool!
Bring yourself to our Spring Fling,
make sure you're colourful!
The entry price for two full hours
of fun and drinks and snacks
Is wearing something colourful -
hint: that's anything but black
And if it pains you far too much
to put your black aside
Then please, my friends, then just do this
and think: ACCESSORISE
We've got some smashing giveaways
to celebrate the fun
There'll be a yoga door prize
for some (very lucky) one
And so we hope to see you there
Thursday September three
We'll raise a glass and cheer for spring:
hooray, hurrah, yippee!
(image courtesy of Getty Images)