Went to a McCarthy and Stone “Event”organised by the Sales and Marketing team. It must qualify as the event from hell. It consisted of a chap dispensing fairly tasteless cocktails which was ok if you like watery alcohol with a slice of strawberry and sprig of mint floating in it. However when he had what he considered enough of an audience he launched into a patter telling us how to mix cocktails, all with a lot of phoney science and jokes – much emphasis on the Porn Star Martini which obviously fascinated him. He said at one point that his normal audience was Hen Parties and I guess if they were already sufficiently drunk they might have appreciated it. Fortunately he paused for refreshments and it was just possible to make an escape. Phew!