Office Blog Posts in the ‘General’ Category

YouTube videos which will put a smile on your face

Friday, March 28th, 2014

 

Happy Friday everyone! We definitely have the Friday feeling! We don’t want to keep it to ourselves, oh no, here’s a selection of the funniest videos we’ve found, sure to put a smile on your face.

 

David After Dentist

We think we’re probably only responsible for about 10 million of David After Dentist’s 120 million plus views so other people must find it as hilarious as we do. The video shows poor seven-year-old David, who after having an extra tooth removed is feeling the affects of the anaesthesia on the car ride home.

 

My Daughter Has Chosen the Dark Side

If you’re looking for a quick pick me up, how does eight seconds of frankly evil-sounding laughter from an adorable-looking toddler grab you? The perfect antidote to all the giggling and cooing babies on YouTube.

Stalking Cat

No YouTube roundup would be complete without a cat video and our pick of the litter is Stalking Cat (also known as Ninja Cat).

 

The Sneezing Baby Panda

Is there anything cuter than a sneezing panda? A BABY sneezing panda!

Action Movie Kid

Action Movie Kid is the star of not just one YouTube video, but a whole host of videos on his own YouTube channel. Thanks to his dad’s video editing skills, everything this three-year-old does looks like an epic adventure. Our personal favourite is Toy Lightsaber.

Grandma Drummer

Showing you’re never too old to be a viral star, Grandma Drummer’s impromptu performance in a US music shop has attracted millions of hits.

Swedish Soldiers Lip Sync Greased Lightnin’

What do you get when you combine Swedish marines and musical hit Greased Lightnin’? A must-watch YouTube video that’s what. The three minute-long routine which was filmed when the troops were based in Afghanistan must have taken hours to perfect, hours we think were well spent.

 

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Our favourite childhood games

Friday, March 28th, 2014

 

It might be because the sun has been shining in recent weeks, but we’ve been getting nostalgic over our favourite playground games.

 

Why can’t all offices come with an outdoor area where we can go and burn off some steam in our lunch breaks? We definitely think it’d make us more productive.

 

If we had a playground here at Office HQ (hint, hint), we’d be racing out to play some of the games listed below as soon as the clock strikes 12.

 

Hopscotch

So simple yet so addictive. You wouldn’t have thought that throwing a stone at some chalked numbers and then hopping up and down the grid could keep us entertained for hours on end, but it did. Plus we think that all that practice balancing on one leg is why we’re so good at walking in heels now.

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Skipping

Why is it that 10 minutes skipping in the gym tires us out, but we could jump rope for a solid hour when we were younger? We were experts at the criss cross, jumping in and double Dutch, but we hated those days when we got stuck turning the rope rather than actually skipping.

 

Kiss chase

Rumour has it this playground favourite has been banned by many schools. The premise is simple, boys chase girls or vice versa and if you catch someone you get to land a smacker on them. If only things were so easy now we’re all grown-up…

 

Cat’s cradle

There was a time when you would have never caught us without a loop of wool or string in our pockets so we could dedicate every spare second to playing cat’s cradle. We’re not sure we could make it to the end of the sequence now though…

 

Clapping games

We hope that clapping games are still played in playgrounds today, although if they are, we’re sure we’d be completely out of date with all the rhymes. Back in our day it was all about My Mother Said, Pat-a-Cake and Miss Susie.

 

Red Rover

One of the most brutal playground games, Red Rover was not for the faint-hearted. You normally needed the whole class to get involved in this one. First you divide into two groups and line up facing each other, holding hands. Then you take it in turns to call “Red rover, red rover, send [name of player on opposite team] right over.” The named person then runs full pelt at the opposing line and tries to break through their arms. If they succeed they return to their team, victorious, but if not they have to join the opposition.

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Five guilty pleasure TV shows

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

 

Sometimes after a hectic day, all you want to do is go home and zone out in front of the TV. And not just any TV, bad TV, as in programmes so awful you’d never admit you watched them, let alone reveal you secretly record them to make sure you don’t miss out.

 

Well we’ve decided to come clean and share our guiltiest TV pleasures with you – just don’t judge us too harshly!

 

Nashville

In a world of brilliant US TV exports (Breaking Bad, True Detective, The Walking Dead…) we’re more than slightly ashamed to admit the one we tune into without fail every week is Nashville. We don’t know what we love about it; Hayden Panettiere’s questionable dance moves, Connie Britton’s cowboy boots or all the country tunes, but there’s certainly something that’s got us hooked.

 

The Big Reunion

Watching The Big Reunion first time round was bad enough, but 5ive, B*Witched and Atomic Kitten transported us back to our teenage years and we loved the nostalgia of it all. By series two the novelty should have worn off and we shouldn’t care about what drove Another Level apart or whether Gareth Gates can cope with being a member of a band rather than a solo star, but we do, oh so much.

 

TOWIE

Made in Chelsea still has a shred of credibility but it’s fair to say that watching The Only Way is Essex is about as cool as sporting a neon orange tan and saying “reem”. All our old favourites have flown the nest; Amy, Mark, Lucy, Lydia and Joey, but we’ll stay loyal as long as original cast members Sam and Arg remain, and then we promise we’ll go cold turkey.

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Deal or No Deal

We got addicted to Deal or No Deal at uni and still get the urge to tune in every now and again. There’s nothing better than reliving our student days by screaming “no deal” at the TV and keeping our fingers crossed that the box being opened isn’t a red.

 

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Things we are looking forward to in 2014

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

 

With just over a week of 2013 remaining, we take a quick peek into our crystal balls at what 2014 has in store for us all…

 

Nicholas Ghesquière’s first collection for Louis Vuitton

We were sad to see Marc Jacobs leave LV, but now we just can’t wait to see what his successor Nicholas Ghesquière does for his debut spring/summer collection. Those in the know suggest statement shoes will be a big focus; so he’s likely to be in our good books from day one!

 

Commonwealth Games

The Olympics turned us into fitness fanatics so we hope that seeing Jess Ennis and co in action at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will encourage us to pull on our trainers a bit more regularly.

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Movie sequels

2014 is the year of movie sequels. X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, 300: Rise of an Empire and Horrible Bosses 2 will all hit cinemas next year, re-introducing us to some of our favourite film characters. Plus the next instalments of The Hunger Games and The Hobbit will be on the silver screen.

 

Glastonbury

The act announcements have already started with both Arcade Fire and Lily Allen confirming they will be taking to the stage. With two more headliners still to be announced, we’ll be keeping our eyes and ears peeled for any clues and we should really start hunting for the perfect pair of wellies now…

 Glastonbury Festival 2013 - Day 5

The Big Reunion 2

We’re a bit embarrassed to admit this (ok really embarrassed!) but the Big Reunion was definitely our TV guilty pleasure of 2013. We can’t wait to see what dodgy 90s and 00s bands they reunite for the second series.

 

A new Florence + the Machine album

It’s been two years since chart-topping album Ceremonials, but we’ve heard rumours Florence and her machine are back in the studio working on a third offering. Let’s hope it hits shelves in time to be our album of the summer.

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The World Cup

Even if you’re not a football fan, a summer of World Cup-themed BBQs and afternoons in the beer garden sounds pretty good to us. Start planning your get together for England’s first fixture against Italy on June 14.

 

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OFFICE on iPad

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Drum roll please…We now have our very own iPad app. Download it for free from iTunes to start shopping on the go.

Packed full of classic goodies and OFFICE’s spring/summer 2013 collection, you can browse as you would on the site with simple navigation and quick links to your favourite pages and brands. Shop by girls, boys or new in; it’s all just a finger tap away!

The wish list feature allows you to save your favourites for later by just clicking on the heart symbol at the top of each product page. You can share your wish lists with friends and family so that they know exactly what to get you when your birthday or Christmas rolls around. Say goodbye to awkward and fake surprised faces when you receive yet another bottle of bubble bath!

There’s also the advantage of the store finder map to show you exactly where your nearest store is when you’re out and about. Use it to find your own location in relation to a store or to help you find where other stores are around the country.

We also have lots of other exciting things for you to browse! The latest Look Book imagery is available for you to flick through, a helpful size chart, links to our social media pages, the fantastic blog and FAQ’s for any questions you have about deliveries, returns and customer service information.

Now all that’s left to do is download and enjoy!

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Our Day at Winter Wonderland

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

With the first snow falling, that Coca Cola Christmas advert and pretty, twinkling lights when the sun goes down, we’re feeling rather festive.

Some of the guys from HQ paid a visit to London’s biggest Christmas market, Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park. Admittedly we were besotted with the sweets, the pancakes, the chocolate apples… Ok we loved all the food! But after a lot of lingering around the sweet treats we finally managed to make our way around, although we do advise you give yourself a few hours *cheeky smiles*.

The German themed market allows you to feel somewhat outside of the hustle and bustle of London. With log cabins, thrill seeking rides and a constant infusion of mulled wine dominating the air, we didn’t want to leave.

We highly recommend the pancakes, we did play it safe with a Nutella classic, but there are many sweet and savoury options.
Either way, you won’t be leaving hungry!

With a circus, ice skating ring and many rides, there’s plenty to keep you entertained. We braved a fair few, including the spinning swings, taking you far off the ground. Even though we were pretty scared, we did get a gorgeous view of London.

Plus, once you’re done, Oxford Street is just a brisk walk away. Perfect for Christmas shopping.

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OFFICERS AFTER HOURS! HALLOWEEN SPECIAL!

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

There was a dark mood sweeping over, the nights were getting earlier, the wind was becoming icier and the trees were becoming naked. But despite the eeriness that Halloween had brought, our OFFICERS came out from the stock room, somewhat reformed, different, haunting!

From vampires, to witches, Cruella to ermm…. a banana, our store staff in Belfast dressed to impress in order to raise money for Breast Cancer Care Awareness Month! Take a look at their efforts….

Got a scary Halloween costume you want to share? You could even make it to our Facebook Wall of Fame. Simply tweet your picture including #SCARYOFFICE

Our Chesterfield store went all pink to encourage donations! We loved their nails, slightly jealous…

You can still make a donation in store or online here

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Behind the Scenes at the Look Show

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Hi guys, Scott from HQ here. I was lucky enough to get invited to the LOOK SHOW, here’s what happened!

It all started with an invitation that arrived in a lovely red envelope. As you can imagine, I was rather excited once I knew what was inside! It was my first fashion show and first time at the Royal Courts of Justice (however I think that is a good thing), which I have developed a major venue crush for!

Wearing a chunky burgundy knitted jumper and skinny jeans, I thought I looked the fashionable part. As I got to the venue there was paparazzi everywhere outside. I walked through the gothic style building (by this point I thought I had been taken to Hogwarts), and up the stairs to a room filled with celebs and bloggers. With a champagne reception, I was in my element and chatted away. It was great to meet the girls from UNIQLO, they chose to feature OFFICE shoes in the show!

I managed to chin wag with some of the celebs too; Michelle Keegan looked stunning in a long, dark red dress, Whitney Port was kindly having her picture taken with everyone, TOWIE’s Lydia is the sweetest thing and was so chatty, and Leah Weller just looked perfection!

We also noticed some celebs were wearing OFFICE shoes!

After some major tweeting we were then taken to a beautiful hall, laden with the most AMAZING goody bags! Sitting in the front row I was best placed to get an eye full of all of the beautiful collections. Kelly Brook made an appearance and really strutted her stuff & Alesha Dixon took us back a decade with a performance of ‘Scandalous’ – there may have been some bopping and hands in the air! I won’t give too much away, but the trends for the latter part of the season are epic!



Here’s some of the OFFICE shoes featured in the show:


Afterwards I may have had a cocktail or two and a few rather lovely canapés. I had an amazing time, roll on next year!

Checking out,
Scott

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Paralympics Equestrian

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than watching the Paralympics dressage in Greenwich. With a relaxing Adele soundtrack and the serenity of the crowd it was really quite moving to see gold medallist Natasha Baker for GB standing in between silver medal winner Britta Napel and broze medallist Angelika Traberrt who were both from Germany. Couldn’t have been more happy, it really was truly inspirational.

On the way home we couldn’t resist stopping off at Greenwich vintage market where we spotted lots of little trinkets and treasures which got me well and truly in the equestrian spirit!

I had a moment of weakness on the way home and stopped off to buy DAILY, they look so great with
both jeans tucked in and give my vintage dresses a bit of an edge!

There’s plenty of riding and western boots on our site right now, I was spoilt for choice! take a look!


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Mother’s day: Indiana’s Shopping list

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Mothers day special - Office Violet court peach metallic leather

Indiana, age 2 -
“My most favouritest things to do arrrrre drawing, playing my daddy’s guitar and dressing up with my mummy. I have millions of dresses and sparkly shoes to dress up in but my mummy doesn’t and I think she should so we can play all the time. My mummy is the best and that’s why she deserves some new shoes for Mother’s Day.”

What are you doing for Mother’s Day? Why not say it with shoes this year? With a massive selection of flats, mid heels and trainers perfect for every occasion from feeding the ducks to a day of shopping, we’re sure your number one mum will feel just that. Our favourite three have to be Gingers Beer, Dorothy’s Friend and Violet. Make your Mum smile this Mothering Sunday.

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