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Thoughts from May 2010

AGM 1:45 pm exploration stations

Time for the exploration stations

No rubber gloves involved. It's where everyone gets to go round and find out a bit more about the different areas of our business

Sustainability Jess and Lou are camoing it up for the Gym Jungle/Sustainability station, having acquired a live primate along the way

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The Smoothie Kitchen is in full swing

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And the Room of Fruit is all set to go

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Dan 'The Man from Hertford' P and Siobhan Miranda are going to be taking contestants on a whistle stop tour of all the places in the world where we source our fruit via the Wheel of Fruitune.

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Choose a spot on the map, hear all about the fruit we get from there and then let glamourous assiatant, Mart, spin the Wheel of Fruitune to decide where in the world you go next.

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Creative Corner has been tidied and transformed into an exhibition of all the stuff we've made in the few years

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And then there's Heather and Lucy E's Innovation Station

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All the ribboned wrapped items will be hidden round the building for teams to find. They then have to come up with a new product idea, based on these objects.

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Here are Team Lemon (Chris, Sarah, Katherine, Andrew and Kevin) on the hunt for their clues

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It's pretty much how Heather and Lucy get their ideas for new stuff.

Everyone gets to visit two stations each and then it'll be time for tea.

Lunch is up

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Time to hand out the hampers.

But first, a veg pot tasting with Lucy T and Fliss.

Bombay butternut squash curry with cumin and fresh spinach and a Texan butternut squash chilli with citrus rice and cajun roasted peppers

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Everyone gets to taste both and then vote for their favourite after lunch in the special 'Yes' and 'No' bins.

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Lunchtime democracy is where it's currently at.

12:25 AGM agenda

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Here's what's happening today

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Dan is compering

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Aslam is in charge of music

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But it's Joe who is running today's show

Here he is hydrating himself.

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His dad, Alastair, has also come along to help out

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The bell and the shoes have been specially polished

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Luke's here

Luke (wearer of the consumer cam hat) has arrived

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Tom (the hat creator) is also here to in case of any techincal difficulties/wardrobe malfunctions

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The camera is currently set to take a snap every 3 minutes so you never know when you're going to end up on film.

Tom's thumb got papped at 11:44, just checking everything was in working order

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(The shiny bit to the bottom left is the window light getting through. Tom does not have see through digits)

11:31am AGM begins

The sun is shining, the bunting is out all the way along the drive and our third AGM has just kicked off

The ladies of the kitchen are full armed for smoothie making later on

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Heather's mystery table of ribboned wrapped objects is ready (more on that later)

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The tasting stations are poured and waiting

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The cakes are here

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And the gym has been turned into a sustainable forest (complete with bird song and primates)

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People are arriving and getting their name badge for the day

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Beanbags spots are filling up nicely

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Soon as everyone has arrived, Joe's dad is going to kick things off in style.

Joe is using a state of the art timekeeping device to make sure things run to schedule.

It might look like the same clock as last year

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But it's got loads better.