We've tried loads of strawberries over the years and have
realised that Senga Sengana is the variety that tastes best. And
seeing as we want our drinks to taste the best, that's the variety
we use. Senga isn't grown in the UK, so we go to Poland to get
ours. We were there a few weeks ago, and made a little film while
we were there.
This season's crop has been excellent - you can taste and see
the difference - check out the deep red colour and intense flavour
of our strawberries and bananas smoothie at the moment.
(NB This is a picture of a former innocent
legend, Mat A, who left us to roam the world and seek his fortune.
He's still sporting a rare plum coloured innocent t-shirt from 2001
and what seems to be a big gun.)
We thought our big knit
hatometer needed a bit of a boost so we had a lunchtime knitting
lesson from some of the ladies from Age Concern Hounslow. We
enjoyed it so much that a tea, biscuit and knitting lunchtime group
is sure to follow.
It's been over ten long years since Wicksy first sat down at a
piano and tinkled out 'Every Loser Wins' (they had amazing
acoustics in the Queen Vic back then). Well this week we learnt the
true poignancy of Wicksy's words the hard way.
Do you remember our attempt to break the world record for the
bunting in the world at our village fete in Regent's Park?
Well, we failed. We didn't quite make it. The current record is
still held by Wendy
Hughes, helped by 6,000 Buckinghamshire school children.
It's taken us a while to measure up all the different bits of
bunting but the final total came to 0.455 miles, 771.72 metres
short of the record unfortunately.
But as Wicksy sang, every loser does indeed win and we have also
won in many ways...
You sent us so much beautifully handmade bunting that we felt
truly in awe of your creativity and dedication.
We got to hang out with the Girl Guides for a weekend as
they helped us to organise our attempt.
It got us all together for a
lunch time of bunting making at Fruit Towers and cheered the
office up with the tangles we put up afterwards (I bet the Central
Office of Information has never looked like this on a random
Wednesday in July).