JG Jolly 2019


Every year as a team, we like to do something a little different and take the opportunity to spend some time together outside of the office. This year was no exception and we have returned to the office after a fantastic day and a half outside of London.

On Tuesday we brought our overnight bags packed with thermals and hot water bottles into the office and left work after lunch to head to Hampshire where we would be glamping for the night. We arrived at our destination, Manor Farm, which is part of the Featherdown Collection, and were greeted by clear blue skies and beautiful views over the fields and hills. Manor farm offers a collection of accommodation options and we had opted for the tents which have a hot tub and separate showers. Being glamping, there was no electricity and so the most important thing was to get the stoves lit to heat the tents, and our food(!), along with lighting the hot tubs for some evening entertainment. We had a fantastic evening sitting outside by the fire, enjoying being out of London together.

After a good night’s sleep in the beds in our tents, we had breakfast and packed up, ready to go to our next stop – Newlyns Farm Shop and cookery school. Despite the amazing farm shop, and surrounding boutiques, we weren’t there to shop, but to do a cooking course. At our request, we were taught by our fabulous teacher, Daniel, how to make a Beef Wellington, how to fold and fill Samosas and helped through a pudding challenge where we had to decide what to make from a pile of ingredients. After the cooking, we sat down with a glass of wine to enjoy the delicious food that we had made. It was such a fun day and we all worked in our teams, making mouth-watering mains and delicious, creative, puddings. Indy and Jessie even won a goody bag filled with bits from the farm shop for their wining Chocolate Cheesecake.

Thank you JG for yet another great JG Jolly!!