The temperatures may have dropped but for once the snow and rain held off for us as our studio was filled to capacity. It was great to see so many faces, both familiar and new.

We drew upon Alex's background for a Swedish-inspired take on the festive season with plenty of warming Glögg (Swedish mulled wine), Pepparkaka (gingerbread) and Julmust. Pepparkaka has been so popular in our office, so of course, we had to have some home-made cricket-apple-shaped gingerbread for our goody bags - thanks Alex!

Some highlights from the evening:

Mike's great demo about responsive design and the benefits of a mobile-friendly website was a hit - more details on this will be coming soon.

Special thanks to Ben Hunt-Davis and the Will It team for a signed copy of the Will It Make The Boat Go Faster? book as one of our raffle prizes. Tim Slater of Harmer Slater was lucky to win the book and Jim Bailey scooped the bottle of Champagne.

Special thanks to Ben Hunt-Davis and the Will It team for a signed copy of the Will It Make The Boat Go Faster? book as one of our raffle prizes. Tim Slater of Harmer Slater was lucky to win the book and Jim Bailey scooped the bottle of Champagne.

As 2013 draws to an end, we had fun reflecting on what a year it's been and showing highlights in our showcase. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did - see you all again next year!