Last of the Summer sun!

In August 27, 2015
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Saturday 15th August marked our 1st birthday at Redwood. I cannot believe that the launch of our new business brand was over 12 months ago!! Where has that time gone? In that time, we have experienced some fantastic highs, with great growth in the business and a team that is now eight people strong! But we have also had some challenges to, mainly Steve’s seizure in January, which was a scary experience for all of us. Through everything, the support from our existing clients has been amazing and what better way to thank the most important people in our business, by celebrating our 1 year anniversary with a summer BBQ!  11907764_10152941845162035_8736752729340633146_o

The week in the run up to the 15th August was not good. We all sat in the office looking outside the window at the wind and the rain howling down and at one point we even had thunder and lightning! Things were not looking good for the “summer” BBQ we had promised!! Although we had a backup plan, in case mother nature went against us, we all knew for the most fun and enjoyment, we wanted the sun to shine on us!! Friday night I went to bed praying for a dry, sunny day and when I woke up on Saturday morning, I wasn’t disappointed. The black, thunderous clouds of the night before, had given way to blue skies and glorious sun!

11896311_10152941830987035_5477070963461601086_oWe headed up to Old Alresford Place and were greeted with the smell of delicious meats cooking and a glass of pimms!!! The smooth & mellow voice of Michael Buble serenaded us in the background, while we explored the grounds to discover the fun lawn games for us to play. Giant Jenga, Connect 4, Badminton & Croquet to name just a few, it was great fun to see all of our clients meeting each other, laughing together and playing a few friendly games with each other.

The drinks flowed and the sun kept shinning! The food was then served, it was incredible and certainly confirmed the decision that hiring a caterer to cook the food, was the best idea, as I don’t think the food would have been so delicious had Steve been in charge of the BBQ! 🙂 11894503_10152941831017035_3415166163003598010_o

Now full of food, someone thought it would be a good idea to play a game of rounder’s!! Myself & Hollie (our Practice Manager) were the team captains and picking our team mates commenced. We agreed that husbands and wives had to be on opposite teams, just to really get the competition going and wow did that work! I never realised how competitive our clients were! Fast forward 30 minutes later and some questionable tactics and outright cheating in my opinion, meant that Hollie’s team won the game, 27 to 7!!!!!

11886167_10152941846392035_8889242960043014361_oThoroughly exhausted from the game, we had all earned our dessert and just in time, the iconic music played, as the ice cream van arrived to treat us all to an ice cream or two or three or in the case of one little guest, who managed to have five ice creams (much to his mum’s horror), before the day sadly had to come to an end.

The whole day was such fun, we were so lucky that we got to enjoy the last of the summer sun and have a great celebration with our valued clients….I can’t wait for our next birthday!11882399_10152941827762035_6521342914149187185_o

Jasmine has been a qualified Financial Planner since 2008. She has also been a member of the Society of Will Writers since 2012. She is passionate about helping Clients build their wealth and achieve the financial lifestyle they desire. Her areas of expertise are that of Savings, Investments, Pensions and Retirement Planning.

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