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Thoughts from June 2006

the golden rule of advertising

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We had a meeting this morning about making a new advert for the telly. Very exciting. Note the biscuits on the table - all good advert meetings need biscuits.

a whole load of apples

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This lunchtime's mission was to pack lots of apples into little cardboard boxes, then get them sent out to people all over the place. These apples-in-a-box are invitations to Fruitstock - we all sat together, packed up a few thousand of them and put some pretty little tags on the apples with all of the invite details. Of course, putting apples into boxes is hungry work, so there was some pizza in the garden for the weary troops afterwards. And some apples.

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bad samba

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After work yesterday, some of us got together for drum club. The idea is that we learn a tune on the samba drums then play it on stage at fruitstock. It was only our second practice and while we're doing OK at connecting stick with drum and making lots of noise, we're still not too hot at banging in time with each other. Our instructor, Barak, is pretty patient, but I don't think this is going to be the easiest gig he's ever had.

best soft drink in the world ever

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Well, not quite. But our mangoes, coconuts and lemongrass smoothie has just won the Best Soft Drink award at the Q Awards (the foodie Oscars). It's the fifth year running that one of our recipes has won, and as you can imagine, we are stoked/chuffed/as happy as Larry.

Nikki invented this recipe (thanks Nikki). It was only on the shelves for a few weeks earlier this year as one of our guest recipes. Guess we'd better think about bringing it back.