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Party invites have arrived!
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
The posh party invites turned up at work today - they are stunning.

I went live with them across the Home Office today - at my old Unit and also with Home Office Security. Everyone loved the invites and a lot of people are coming to the party.

I then took the invite to Salsateca - where I do salsa every week. Again, a lot of people were very excited about the party. Quite a few people asked me if it was my birthday! Tim, one of the instructors, pitched me the genius idea of him and his mates coming dressed as Frankenstein! I loved that idea - it was excellent. It would be great if Tim or Salsateca were to put in an appearance as they could do an impromptu salsa lesson for us!

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Ooh you invited the Salsateca people too? This will be interesting! :DD

Quite a few Salsa people are coming to the party yes.

They all loved the invite - they thought it was stunning. None of them have a clue about the National Theatre, Frankenstein, Benedict etc - but they are coming because I am hosting the party, it is my invite, I invited them, and they are coming to support me and support the party.

These are the type of people I like and I care about. I am buying each and everyone of them who turns up a drink as a thank you. Ditto Home Office security.

The party is now more about people I know in the real world who know me as a person and like me - they are coming to support me and coming only because of me. I am going to show them the National, my safe haven.

It will also be for people at the National that day who see the party happening and want to get on board.

I don't need to explain who the party is not for and who is not welcome there.

Yup, I think it's nice this way, a cosy party where groups of people know people within the group and can interact between groups. As a non-Londoner this will be an amazing experience being able to talk to all kinds of people from London! And I think it's going to be a great party!

This is turning out to be really interesting. Not that I don't want to meet other Benedict fans because, of course, I do, but it sounds as though the party is becoming more of a slice-of-life experience, what with folks coming from your work and the salsa place. Very cool!

And I'm glad you're getting such positive feedback on the invite.

The party is now more about all the people that I know - from work first and foremost, from the salsa group, from the mini cab company, from the library where I attend book group, from the walking group, from Swivel, from Brunel University, from All Souls my church, from my Muslim friends within the Home Office, from the Sherlock Holmes Society London, from UPT, from the Audit Commission, from PricewaterhouseCoopers etc etc Plus my mum and dad!

I think it will be a lot more fun this way - much friendlier, upbeat and happening. And it delivers my original objective - to bring all sorts of new people to the National who have never been there before to see what a special place it is.


Universal feedback on the invite from people whereever I have taken it is that it is beautiful and stunning. That is what I think about it as well. Top civil servants have said that - they receive posh invites all the time and know what they are talking about. The National loved it and said it looked professional and they are market leaders on branding.

I don't actually give a damn what small minded and petty people said on Cumberbatchfans. They are a very ungrateful group of people. I won't ever be hosting a party for them again.

Benedict appreciated the good intentions, the thought and the gesture. That is because he is a well brought up, polite and respectful young man. Too bad so many of his fans can't follow his example.

If we want a comedic interlude, you can let them try to teach me to dance. Trust me, hilarity and possible injury would ensue.

I can't remember where I found it, though of course I credited the person who made it. It really does crack me up whenever I use it. And there are far too few appropriate opportunities!

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It cracks me up every time I use it. But seriously, if you and Raks and Lili want to laugh, just get me to try to dance. I'm not bad on my own, but put me with a partner and I instantly develop two left feet.

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