Special End Game love goes to the comms firm which got in early with our first Christmas party invitation this year. In the seasonal spirit of goodwill, we won’t name it.

Their bash takes place on 26 November – for those of you who are no good at maths, that’s very nearly a full month before Christmas Day.

We appreciate that by the time advent actually starts everyone is horrendously, joylessly busy, and venue hire prices go through the roof. So we salute this canny band of PR folk for arranging their do closer to Armistice Day, when people have more time and costs can be kept under control.

We’ll be there with slightly out of season bells on! Save us a can of Tennent’s Super and a packet of Skips, please.