Tomorrow we have our team Christmas party for work. Now I know many of my colleagues are looking forward to this and I wish I could but somehow it fills me with a certain amount of dread. It is being held at a bar in London which not only means a 2.5 hour commute to London for the day for me but it also means I have to stay up late. I can't leave before 8 as it will look rude. This means I won't get home until around 10:30 which means I'll be tired out for Thursday. Fortunatley I've arranged to work from home on Thursday so can have a little lie in.
The big company xmas do is next Thursday which I'm not going to as it will be a very late night as it doesn't start until 8.
I also have a group dinner on Saturday which doesn't start until 7:30 but I should be home by 10:30/11.
This time of year should be full of fun but I find it exhausting. Any tips for coping with the party season?