Seasons greetings and all the best for the new year
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Thomas’s love for spoiling his loved ones at Christmas and his shrewd eye for a gift opened up a new career avenue for this dedicated shopper. Infinity saw the potential in this young shopaholic and immediately offered him a role as their head of personal shopping. His client list is enviable, personally dressing riders (like) Carl Fogerty and Valentino Rossi as well as actor Ewan MacGregor. Advice and guidance can also be found on his blog, tominfinityandbeyond.il
Rob went on to set up a private consultancy that offers confused shepherds (and bikers) advice and guidance on means of re-connecting with their true ‘inner-selves’. He also works part-time as a mobile nail technician, selling a vast array of nail varnishes from his bike panniers.
Phil was determined to make up for the shepherd/leopard situation of 2017. They say lightening never strikes twice, but with Pawel assuming the Head of Shepherd Communications role in late 2018, yet again the message got mixed (and elongated where Pav was involved!) and Phil suffered at the hands of it. We should note that Phil is available for guided walks at weekends. He’s a great hiker, but not much of a biker.
After years of biker boot fitting for Infinity, Jacqui took a once in a lifetime opportunity to head up a new division for Dainese – their sandal innovations team. Her work has taken her to all four corners of the stable, developing products that are both safe, comfortable, durable and breathable for the modern shepherd.
Pawel began a 2018 world tour, lecturing in the art of communication and vocal interaction. Unfortunately, Pav’s world tour had to be brought to an end after his first seminar, the art of long-term engagement through discussion, which started in January 18 and only concluded in November 18. At this point Pav’s management team cancelled the rest of the tour and suggested Pav take a well-earned sabbatical, giving him the opportunity to return to his shepherding friends. Attendees of Pawel’s first (and last) lecture are still being treated for their ear injuries. All are recovering well.
The true identity of Skeletor remains a mystery. Rumour has it that Pawel is the only one that knows who the former shepherd was, but getting a word in to ask the question has proved a task too far for the many that have tried. Skeletor’s remains were retrieved and laid to rest in Bethlehem’s garden of remembrance. Pawel did a reading.
After reconnecting his feet with his sandals after Ian’s attempt to scare him, Tom took great delight in seeing Ian face down on the warehouse floor after his fall. Ever the wrestling fan, Tom took the opportunity of putting Ian in a sleeper hold until he apologised for his tom-foolery. Helpless, Ian apologised and succumbed to Tom’s demand of a year of watching his flocks by night.
Ever the practical joker, Ian was determined to get his own back on Tom after 12 months of ‘naked anguish’ after their strip poker game in 2017. However, Ian’s joy at making Tom jump out of his sandals was short lived after tripping over the clothes rail and hurting both wrists on landing. Turns out jazz hands in plaster aren’t quite so amusing… for Ian anyway!
So happy was David that he had finally grown big enough to ride his bike, he really thought he had it in him to win the race against Lucy. His disappointment at Guy’s attempt to hitch a ride, and in turn, ruining his chances of winning was unprecedented. David reported Guy to INMFIOASS (It’s Not My Fault I’m Only A Small Shepherd) – a charity dedicated to supporting ‘the little guy’ of the shepherding world.
Guy’s cheeky attempt to hitch a lift with David and claim a new land-speed record for sand sledging backfired big time. His flock left him citing reasons of irresponsible shepherding and a complete lack of safety controls in place throughout the record attempt. Guy took his conflict with David to his own support group, the DMWTBGIS (Don’t Mess With The Big Guy In Shepherding), but his chances of winning look small.
Since taking up his Senior Elf role in late 2017, Tommy found life working under Father Christmas a challenge. Too many creative differences proved a deal-breaker for this proud festive artisan. Tommy returned to the bosom of the flock and reprieved his role of ‘king of all things Christmas’. Unfortunately, his North Pole performance reviews concur that his tree decorating skills still require work.
Unfortunately for Lucy, her moment of hilarity at David’s inability to race was not enough to ensure she had the last laugh. Her racy leopard print boot accidentally knocked the gear shifter, causing her to stall the engine and fall into the Christmas tree, giving David time to regather his pedals and claim the win. Lucy’s choice of helmet did however open up a new career opportunity. It turned out her ‘look’ was just what the casting team were looking for. She is now X-Wing Pilot 3 in the forthcoming Star Wars film – The Flock Strikes Back.
Following on from his success as Rear of the Year and Best Legs in Bethlehem 2017, John repeated his feats in 2018, wiping the floor with the competition yet again. He now travels the length and breadth of the holy land advising 2019 entrants on bottom and leg toning techniques. He also works as an ambassador for Bethlehem’s leading underwear brand, Gabriel’s Secret.
The shock of John’s rear end suddenly being revealed to him had a profound effect on Lee, so much so that he was never quite the same shepherd again. To this day, the very sight of red nylon brings Lee out in hives and induces temporary motionless, better known as ‘tonic immobility’, a trait previously only ever seen in animals.
New to the flock, Hannah transferred from similar shepherding duties, bringing with her an extensive knowledge of S-E-HO-HO-HO and flock marketing. Hannah also runs part time courses in levitation for beginners and is a guest speaker at semaphore conferences and events.
Harley’s time at the Infinity warehouse (surrounded by crazy shepherds) made him realise he was destined for greater things. Inspired by the bike gear, he embarked on a sidecar navigator course (one bark for left, two for right) and over time steadily rose through the ranks to become a race navigator of true pedigree. When not racing, he fills his time with charity walks and leads a small mountain rescue team.