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Thoughts from March 2007

scouting for success

Long time readers of our blog and early arrivals at last year's Fruitstock may remember the 3 piece musical ensemble 'Scouting For Girls'. They were the winners of our 2006 Fruitstock Talent Search and as joint winners got to open the main stage performances at our free festival in the park. We were very pleased to hear on the grapevine that lifelong friends Roy, Greg and Pete have just signed a big record deal with Epic/Sony BMG.

Have a look at their 'Airplane Song' video above and see how many fruit references you can spot in the lyrics. (This isn't why we choose them as winners of our talent search by the way. We're far more fickle than that...they won because all of the girls here fancied the singer.)

Anyway congratulations to Scouting For Girls, we'll look out for you in HMV next time we go.

farewell Brackenbury Road

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Today the little Brackenbury Road Family (Ed, Jacob, Lautje, Ginger Sarah, Gemma, Lauren & Fordy) are packing their bags to go back to Fruit Towers and into the new building. They are very excited but also very sad to be leaving their little lofty office. They were going to head out for a bite to eat but as we were they were busy packing & tidying they decided to have one last meal at their little picnic bench. They ate the leftovers they could find which resulted in some delicious meal combinations

Jacob tried baked Beans and Peanut Butter - very filling

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Lautje tested cheese, pickle and beans - she loves trying new foods

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a song about us

This clip was sent to us by Barry, known throughout our small world as a pretty keen innocent drinker. In the past, Barry has celebrated his birthday at Fruit Towers and had a tattoo of our logo imprinted upon his arm. Pretty keen, like we say. Anyway, Barry has written a song about us, and asked his friend Nathan to perform it.

Please enjoy.

st david's day

It's Saint David's Day today.

Saint David, or Dewi Sant as he was also known, is the patron saint of Wales and every year on this day it's traditional for Welsh people to wear either a leek or daffodil emblem to celebrate Saint David.

In honour of this special day, we thought we would celebrate by showcasing the very fine Welsh talent we have working at innocent.

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This is Gareth Jones. Welsh names don't get more Welsh than this.

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Lucy T. The name Lucy means 'light' in Latin. See them shine.

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Lovely Beth. Patriotism gets in the way of her good nature during the Six Nations.

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Gareth H. Working the daffodil look.

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Helen's not really Welsh but her granddad is from Swansea. So, happy St David's Day, Helen's granddad.