Monday, December 16, 2013

Who's got the better sweater?

What brings the spirit of Christmas alive more than slightly inappropriate novelty jumpers? Nothing, I tell you, nothing. After a somewhat warm journey to work (a coat fully zipped up on the northern line should be noted as akin to sporting a fur-lined onesie in a sauna) and some momentary office embarrassment, Jamie and Marianne gallantly stepped up to the challenge of representing Indigo on Save the Children’s National Christmas Jumper Day. And don’t they look lovely! Smile dear, this one’s for the album…  

Friday, December 06, 2013

It's the most wonderful time of the year....

Christmas. A time for family, fun and endless heart-warming-cinnamon-smelling-chestnut-roasting-joy. Or, the time of year that makes you want to punch an elf. Here in the office, two camps have officially formed: it’s Creatives vs Account Management, Festive Well Wishers vs Grinches On Edge. Tension has been rising all week; the suggestion that the collection of free coffee stamps could, perhaps, be cashed in was batted down (“what else do you think I’m getting the family?”) The threat of matching Christmas jumpers was bandied around, (“do I look like I’m in One Direction?”) but today, today, the ante has been upped: Team Creative is in charge of the music. Emily, proudly sporting the festive sweater and undeterred by the overwhelming lack of enthusiasm, is determinedly making her way through a playlist with more festive spirit than a Santa’s Grotto office party when suddenly, the unthinkable happens. Just as we think John, Head Grinch, may spontaneously combust with Noddy Holder-rage, his head pops over the desktop parapet and asks “can we have some Mariah Carey please?” Pass the brandy, I believe Christmas has arrived.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

It's not you, it's ski

Poles down, goggles off people – time has been called on the greatest battle to ever have raged across the slopes. That’s right folks, it’s official, skiing is better than snowboarding. You can Ollie and Nollie all you want, I don’t want to hear another Beef Carpaccio or Kangaroo Flip about it, it’s over…sort of. Pardon my creative licence, but according to the big wigs at Florida State University, a recent study in South Korea has shown that skiers rate their own level of enjoyment in their sport five times higher than those who snowboard or do both sports. Having recently produced the Mark Warner 2013/14 ski season campaign, that’s left us here at Indigo HQ, feeling mighty smug and pretty pleased with ourselves. To the slopes!