A couple of years ago before setting off on her travels Rachael did a stint here in the office for us. She’s back in the UK now looking for a permanent job in the theatre. In the meantime she has signed up to do the Race for Life in Colchester.
If you feel like sponsoring her here’s the link to her Just Giving Page.
So many people ask you to sponsor them these days and usually you hand over the cash and hear no more. Which is fine, after all it’s for charidee, but we recently raided the TPW slush fund to cough up cash for Jonathan Doughty, md of Coverpoint Catering Consultancy, who ran the London Marathon, and we’ve been mighty impressed by his follow up. He’s sent not just a letter but also a bag of coffee beans (Cuba Altura Lavado, ‘notes of dried orange and cigar tobacco,’ so there) as a thank you. So thank YOU, Jonathan, and well done on raising £30k for Macmillan Cancer Support. Top man.
We’ve been involved in the Aylsham Festival for a couple of years and now we’ve become ‘Vice Patrons’ (couldn’t resist the title).
The Festival kicks off on 23rd May with a ceilidh in the Town Hall, dancing to tunes from Norfolk’s very own Shinanikins, and finishes with a concert by the Britten Sinfonia on 28th May. In these parts we ‘do different’, so the Festival mixes up talks and walks, music and sewing… You name it, we’ll have a crack at it. Get yourselves down!
There’s no stopping Tim – our fearless leader. One minute he’s hard at work in the office and the next he’s out on the Norfolk Broads under the guise of ‘Pincher Pete’. He ended up being hauled away by the Broad’s Authority.
And it was all captured on film by our local station Mustard TV. Jump to 28 seconds in to see Tim’s starring role.
We’ve had a swear box in the office for some time now and it’s getting full. So it seems appropriate to empty it on Friday and send the contents off to Comic Relief.
As you can see Tim had a particularly bad day today!
But Tim’s loss is Comic Relief’s gain.
This raises an interesting question. What happens if you buy an autobiography in good faith and it turns out the author is a liar and a cheat? Can you get your money back?
According to the BBC News website disgruntled purchasers of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong’s autobiography are demanding a refund in the courts.
It seems Armstrong’s titles are only not the only books which have faced legal action due to economies of the truth. Some cases have been thrown out of court by the judges but in the Armstrong case experts think the publishers, Penguin, will settled out of court.
Whatever happens is does raise a serious question of the intrinsic value of autobiographies? Are they just works of fiction after all?
Us Norfolk folk are finally getting our own local TV station. Launching online today, Mustard TV is the county’s first dedicated channel. It’s starting online, delivering local and community news, before launching as a Freeview channel later in the year. Bootiful, ol’ partner.
Mustard TV can be found at www.mustardtv.co.uk/
We wish the folk at Mustard TV the best of luck and look forward to tuning in.
We are pleased to announce TPW’s very own Fiona has successfully completed her CFSP (Certified Food Service Professional) qualification. (more…)
We’ve really struggled to get in and home from work this week. Roads have been gridlocked. Some people even abandoned their cars in Norwich the other night after hours of going nowhere. (more…)
Yesterday when Google alerted us to the 150 year anniversary of the London Underground we got to thinking of what the early journeys were like and what sort of trains were running.
Today the BBC website has a great article explaining it all.