I have no idea where the idea for Christmas in July first originated but I tell you what - three cheers for the people that sorted it. It is absolutely perfect.
Here we are - in the the middle of winter, nothing to look forward to because all our public holidays are done and dusted (bar one stray one in October), the weather is absolutely shite and then voila! Much wine, big hams, roasted vegetables, bread sauce, christmas decorations and festive tunes.
The afternoon progresses and before you know it the secret santa gifts have been distributed, the singstar has been cracked open and everybody went to bed in a haze of mulled wine fumes and with full tummies.
Friends, food and booze. Have thee all a very merry Christmas in July yourselves!