Thoughts from August 2007

hand bags at dawn


Karen from Artists Network Bedfordshire sent us a link to this hand bag made from recycled innocent kids drink cartons. It was created by Maxine Owen, who uses a lot of recycled material in her work apparently. It's even got little tags and things on it like those posh ones you need to remortgage your house to pay for.

some more fete photos

We're still finding it hard to get bored of photos from the fete. It's probably the memories they bring back. Here are some more that we really like by our Jenny's Pete. Cheers Pete, great shots.













Keep uploading yours to our flickr group. We've got over 1,300 now.

karma in a bottle


A few days ago we met lots of friendly Buddhist monks in Hamburg. Simon, Estelle, Annemarie, Katie, Marcel and Roshan from our German office nipped down to see the monks on the occasion of the Dalai Lama visiting Hamburg.

And our Tibetan friends were very happy to have a drink on us, as you can see.

"I'll give you 5 Euros and the key to everlasting contentment if I can have that yellow one."

what did you think of our fete?


What a weekend. Thank you to everyone who came along on Saturday or Sunday to join in the welly wanging, the ferret racing, the prize draw or all of those who just sat under a tree and pretended they lived in the countryside. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

We'll be updating our village fete website and flickr group over the next few days with our own photos and stuff – please feel free to add your own pics to the flickr group as well. There's even a year's supply of smoothies up for grabs of the best 3 pictures, so it's worth a go.

We'd also love to know what you thought of our fete...

It's the first time we've put together our own fete and we're sure there's some stuff we did better than others. Let us know what you loved, what you liked and what you thought you could have done without. What were your own highlights? Just leave a comment on this post or drop us an email if you prefer to

The keen bloggers amongst you may wish to 'TrackBack' to this post if you've written your own post on the fete as well (use the special URL at the bottom of this post).

All suggestions and comments, no matter how big or small, will be added to our big list and taken into account for next year.

Oh and is anyone missing a pair of sun glasses? Or a ferret?

We found the above photo by Martin Isaac in our village fete flickr group. Please upload yours as well if you fancy.