Thank crunchy it’s Friday.


We used to have a tradition on Fridays, elevenses. One of us would bring in a pack of doughnuts. At some point in the hour of eleven cups would be gathered, teas and coffees made. A shout would go up and no matter what you were doing all work stopped. We made our way to the beverage station.and claimed a doughnut along with a drink. For fifteen or twenty minutes we would stand and chat about anything – a book someone was reading, a humors incident, no topic was off-limits! Although I sensed there was an unwritten rule – no shop talk! That short break made the rest of the day go bye more easily, in fact we used to get more done.

It is sad to say the mobile phone has killed it. Now a days  people would prefer to stand in a corner and play with a machine than stand in a group and chat face to face.

What about reinstating elevenses?

Happy Birthday.


After his surgery earlier this year to remove a lump; the fat controller has reached his thirteenth year this month.

He is back to his old self, but not  as quick. His age is catching up with him, in the form of arthritis in his front and back legs as well as the occasional absence where he almost stumbles to the floor. This has not stopped  Fozzies enthusiasm for trips out in the “mobile,” now takes a big toll on him the following day, he now spends most of  these asleep. It has also ment that he no longer goes for the long walks which is a shame.

Now raise your glasses! To many more years to come!