Thoughts from May 2008

team extreme

Tne innocent climbing club (aka Team Extreme) went on their first ever outdoor trip last w/e.


They've been practicing indoors for a few months now so decided it was time to hang out on some real cliffs in Snowdonia.


Jojo expertly organised the whole trip and Dringo Adventure provided everything from fit instructors (essential) through to equipment (also essential) and accomodation (comfy). Everyone had an excellent time and learnt lots more about climbing, like how to pose for photos mid rock.


On the way home, they decided to pop into the Cheese Rolling competition at Cooper's Hill in Gloucestershire. Tim R and Mav both entered the race to chase the cheese and despite the pouring rain and a very steep hill, both acheived respectable times (in that they didn't come last).


You can watch a little video of the cheese race here. Tim R is the chap in the bright yellow jacket, 28 seconds in.

He came second in the best dressed cheeseroller section though. That award went to the chap in the suit.

whose breakfast is it anyway?

It's been a while since we did a 'Guess whose shoes/hat/dog that is?' so here's a little competition.

Mike, Abi and Simon all had breakfast this morning.


But what did they have?

Someone had nettle tea, healthy cereal and a banana


Someone had toast with brown stuff on it


And someone had crisps and chocolate money


Just match the right person to the right breakfast and tell us about the most interesting breakfast you've ever had, in under 80 words. The best (and most correct) answer will win a crateful of smoothies.

Answers by Tuesday breakfast time please.

guerilla knitting

I went to visit Meera in Stockholm at the weekend.

Along with lots of excellent coffee shops, impressive kitchenware and an archipelago of astounding beauty, Stockholm also has rather a lot of knitting graffiti.


Apparently, artists knit onto whichever lampost, doorknob or car aerial takes their fancy and refuse to be moved along until they've completed the row they're working on.


No one is quite sure just how many Swedish guerilla knitters are out there but they're doing a cracking job, brightening up the streets, making people smile and keeping chilly lamp posts nice and toasty.

bit of a thickie

Our new big thickies have been out for a few weeks now in Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Ocado.

There are three of them and they're in big, 750ml bottles.


This is the first time we’ve ventured outside the juice aisle with big drinks (our big thickies are found sitting with the milk and yoghurt drinks), so we’re dying to know what you think of them.

  • When are you drinking them?
  • Why are you drinking them?
  • What are you drinking them instead of?
  • What do you like about them?
  • What do think we could improve?

Anything else you care to share please do. Just leave a comment to this blogg post.


an artist's kitbag

We're drawing and designing some new stuff to go on the big cartons. Ed is here to lend us his art skills - here's a handy guide to the equipment he's using:

Some Karisma colouring pencils. Accept nothing less.

A watch, so you know when to make a cup of tea (ten past three by the look of it).

Some paper, so you can draw big pictures of mangoes...

...or elephants and paintbrushes.

And a plastic bag so you can carry your stuff home.