As the working year draws to a close, what will you remember most from 2014? While career satisfaction is vital to our happiness, it’s the experiences that we have outside work that create our lasting memories. For me, it’s the thrill of trying something completely new and this year that’s ranged from my first night time trek to dining at her Majesty’s pleasure in Brixton prison. As I look back on a packed 2014, here’s a selection of my favourite office breaks.
An evening watching poly bags swirling around to music? Could it be on a par with people escaping from imaginary boxes? Such was the scathing response from colleagues when I departed the office early to see L’Après-midi d’un foehn – the lead act at this year’s London Mime Festival. Following rave reviews at the Edinburgh Festival and much acclaim from the national press, I was intrigued and wary in equal measure. Would the plastic fantastic production blow me away or was it just a lot of hot air?