The Press Gallery Party was last night (and this morning) and while one can make many criticisms of the press gallery, they have always been renowned at putting on damn good parties with lots of free alcohol, but also importantly great dinners with bbqs if outdoor or huge spit roasts indoors.
Last night they managed the free alcohol most admirably (except for running out of Heineken) but somehow they overlooked supplying food, unless one counts the occassional sausage roll which circulated.
Now seven hours of alcohol with no food is a really really bad idea. Especially when like yours truly you had not had lunch or dinner, confident there would be meals at the party. This is what leads to impaired decision making such as deciding not to leave until after 1.00 a.m.
The good news is that due to the lack of food, pretty much everyone was trollied and I had dozens of pieces of great gossip and news given to me (often specifically for the blog). The bad news is that I can’t remember a single one of them 🙁
So why the hell am I up at 7.30 a.m. with a throat resembling the Sahara desert. Some stupid bastard scheduled a conference call for 8.00 a.m. the day after the press gallery party!!
Don’t expect too many updates today. I feel quite seriously unwell and will be doing the minimum possible today. If my memory returns I will blog further about last night.