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Thoughts from September 2014

rude(ish) magnets

Until November, our kids drinks come not only with the promise of delicious wedge-shaped fruity scrumptiousness (it's a word), but three free magnets too.

We're really rather fond of our magnets - they help kids practice their spelling and, as we all know, spelling's good for the mind, body and the soul (and pretty handy when you need a job, too).

However, a few people have been in touch with us on Facebook to say that their selection of magnets have been spelling out some rather rude words:

 

 

We're taking this matter very seriously and will be looking into it immediately* (*sniggers into sleeve).

August Prank Days

We do get work done. Sometimes. We promise. But, every now and again, we might partake in an activity that takes us away from our jobs for, like, a second, and it comes in the form of playing pranks on our colleagues. Is there anything better, or more satisfying, than a well-executed work place prank? We think not. August was busier on the pranking front than most, so we thought we’d compile a little August pranking round-up so we can look back on the trouble we caused.

First up, the case of Lilly’s cupboard. Lilly spends a lot of time down in the products kitchen developing new recipes, she’s not at her desk very often. So, her desk mates thought they’d see how much of her stuff they could remove from her desk and put into the cupboard behind her without her noticing. The answer is - a lot:

Rio went on holiday for a week. When she came back her keyboard looked like this:

 

Megan announced that she was leaving us to head off to Canada. So we covered her phone in elastic bands (it seemed like the obvious thing to do):

 

One of Megan’s favourite things to do around the office was to leave Post-Its for her colleagues saying 'loser’, so we decided to return the favour:

 

On her last day we made her a cardboard cage around her desk to stop her from leaving. It worked - she seemed to like it (but she did still leave):

 

When Priya returned to her desk after a meeting, she found her business cards like this (they got progressively more abusive):

 

It was Mark’s birthday and he didn’t tell anyone (to avoid the inevitable song and birthday bumps). As revenge, we christened him ‘Mrs Lovely’ for the day and bought him a Disney princess cake:

 

Finally, Duncan let it slip that he liked the middle part of the Oreo the best. His honesty was rewarded with a super Oreo constructed out of the middles of many Oreo’s. We’re not sure he loves them so much any more:

 

Remember: it doesn’t count as bullying if you describe it as “affectionate”. We think.

juicy sweetcorn

We love seeing some of the weird and wonderful ways you lot recycle our packaging, so when this picture popped up on our Twitter feed of our empty juice carafe's being used as mini greenhouses for Poppy's sweetcorn plants it made our day 89% better. 

 

Thanks, Poppy - may your corn by sweet and forever golden.