After strengthening with pizza (photographic evidence to the right), the Zopa team headed for The Waterpoet in Shoreditch for our 6th birthday party. There, we were delighted to see plenty of lenders and borrowers joining us to celebrate our birthday, and where a natter was promised, we all delivered. The superb tracks on our party playlist (such as Money For Nothing by Dire Straits (I wish!) and the obligatory Money Money Money by Abba) were all but drowned in the sound of lively conversation between our members and staff. If you want to relive the best moments, the playlist is still available on Spotify here!
Sadly, in the heat of the night, no pictures were taken. While some may say that is a good thing, if you do have some party snaps, we’d be very happy to see them over on our Facebook page!
At this point we would like to extend a big thank you to all our members who joined us – it was a pleasure meeting you all, and we hope to see you again next year! And for all those who couldn’t make it (and all those who could, in fact), here is a heart-warming story about one member whose reason-for-absence put a smile on our faces…
On the 4th March, we received this message: "Thank you very much for the invite to your wonderful 6th birthday bash – unfortunately I shan’t be able to attend as this date shall not only mark your 6th birthday but also the date on which we are expectant our first born child. As much as I am sure having a child born at your birthday bash would be superb for publicity I have a feeling my partner may not be so accepting of the idea however I shall mention it in passing!"
And guess what was in our inbox the morning after the birthday party? "Just thought I should drop you a response to let you know that our gorgeous little girl was born yesterday evening – so best that we decided against coming to your 6th Birthday party."
How lovely is that?! Congratulations from the Zopa team!