Wednesday, 29 August 2012
At the end of term, George's school had a summer fete. I manned the money tree.
Grandad Michael discovers why the loudspeaker wasn't working. "I think we might need to plug it in."
Michelle had a craft stall.
But I didn't (fortunately) win the tombola.
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
I've just found some photos from the National Association of Care Catering Conference (2010) which I spoke at. It was truly one of the most fun conferences I've ever been to. The evening entertainment featured a tram ride to see the illuminations (with kiss me quick hats and beer handed around), fairground stalls, dancing, awards and food.
Monday, 27 August 2012
Friday, 24 August 2012
Photos of food is what amateur blogs are for. So I thought I would oblige. As part of my London 2012 gamesmaker experience I benefited from free lunch in the workforce rest area.
These were huge tents serving canteen food and unlimited tea and coffee. We normally got a drink (coke), a Nature Valley bar, a banana and some hot food. Do you think it looks tasty? Some meals were better than others.
When I worked in the LOCOG office I also got lunch. Looks yummy no?
And here is one of the workforce rest areas. This one is at the Royal Artillery Barracks.
Thursday, 23 August 2012
Nanny Nette visited over the Jubilee weekend. We popped to Hotham Park to watch a boat going down the Thames. No I'm not sure why either.
There were stalls a plenty.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
In October 2010, I was lucky enough to see Bleu play at the Borderline. Bleu is a fantastically talented singer/songwriter. Check out his wikipedia page.
Next time Bleu comes over to the UK I really want to get him to do a house concert at our house. And perhaps someone would commission him to write a birthday song for me.
This is Bleu and Jim Boggia performing together at the end of the gig.
And do take a look at some of the music from the night.
There's no such thing as love - Bleu
What Kind of Man - Bleu
Human Nature - Bleu and Jim Boggia
Monday, 20 August 2012
We stayed in a red Routemaster bus. Blackberry Wood is quite a nice site and books out a long time in advance - partly because there aren't many nice sites close to London which allow people to have a fire. And also I suspect because you can book online.
Staying in the bus was a nice novelty. But it was a pity it wasn't plumbed. There was a promise on the website of free wifi - but it wasn't working.
There are chickens walking around. Even in February there were people on site staying in tents.
I managed to light a fire in the rain. Michelle and George watched from inside the bus.
Sunday, 19 August 2012
Saturday, 18 August 2012
And at the end of the season, they made the play-offs. I managed to go to both games. There was a pretty big crowd for non-league. They won the play-offs and were promoted. The new season starts this week. It will be tough but I hope they do well.
I'll be heading to see them whenever I can. Not least because of the lovely bread pudding.
Excitement as Bognor qualify for the play of final.
And... The Play Off Final. There are some people on the pitch. They think it is all over..
It is now.
Friday, 17 August 2012
A few weeks ago I got to speak at an ILC-UK event at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels. A colleague was kind enough to take a photograph.
Thursday, 16 August 2012
During my Gamesmaker time at London 2012, this was the closest I got to a Gold Medal. I spent three days at the Royal Artillery Barracks and got to see quite a bit of shooting. I watched Kim Rhode become the first American Olympian to win individual medals at 5 games in a row. You can watch Kim Rhode here.