Thoughts from May 2011

operation doh

If you live in Bristol and haven't made your lunch yet for tomorrow, then get this mission int your diary


The chaps at Thoughtful and howies are putting on a free picnic of a tasty sandwich (from Bristol based Friska cafe) and one of our smoothies to help promote Real Bread Maker Week via the wonder that is Doh Boy.


Doh Boy's mission in life is to campaign for bread to be made without any added fat or any other weird stuff.

You can find out more here or by going along to the picnic.

First 150 people there get free lunch.

So hotfoot it over there for midday tomorrow or you'll just be left with the crumbs.

a special visitor

Mondays can be a struggle. It's a known fact. Fortunately though, our day was made a little brighter when we had an unexpected visitor.

Dog 2
Meet Bluebell.

Despite the frantic looking photo (and that menacing eye), Bluebell was in fact a very friendly dog. After a bit of magic from our very own dog whisperer Madhu, Bluebell even sat and gave her paw.*

Dog 3
This really hasn't done anything to help our obsession with getting an office dog.

If you have any ideas on how we can convince our office manager, please do let us know.

* after being bribed with biscuits

right royal knees up winner

While the nation is wondering whether Kate and Wills are on honeymoon yet or not, we're still rabbiting on about the big event itself two weeks ago.

Weird hats and double balcony kisses aside though, lots of you entered our right royal orange juice competition to win the chance to have our Dancing Grassy Van visit your street party and provide a load of Buck's Fizz to toast the newly weds (and all your friends) with.


There were love declarations from Somerset to Lancashire, Berkshire to Scotland. But in the end there could only be one winner and in the end, that was Lucy from Fulham.

Lucy won us over with her 'Kate and Wills' themed party which included a Top 40 countdown from 1981 on cassette tape and a royal kissing competition.

Unfortunately the DGV couldn't fit into Lucy's garden but that didn't spoil the celebrations (or royal kiss chase)

Here's Lucy enjoying a Bucks Fizz in the sunshine


And here she is celebrating Kateandwills when the fizz ran out

No fizz

Thanks to everyone who entered the competition and who knows - this time next year, it could be Buck's Fizz all round for Pippa and Harry.


totally mint


Having taken the world of natural gum by storm, our friends Dan and Mike at Peppersmith are now branching out into mints that are as kind to your teeth as your breath.

They've very nicely sent us a few boxes to give away.

All you need to do to bagsy yourself one is answer this simple question

Peppersmith Mints

Peppersmith's Fresh Mints are accredited by which of the following reputable organisations?

a) The British Dental Health Foundation

b) The Max Factor Foundation

c) The Derek Zoolander Foundation for Kids Who Can't Read Good

One lucky winner will win a special Peppersmith t-shirt as well as the mints whilst 10 runners up will all receive a box of minty goodness.

Just post your answers as a comment below by Tuesday 17th May.

And in case you thought Dan and Mike might have missed a trick with their mints and the recent royal nuptials, check out their right royal tribute here.


Thanks to everyone who entered. Big well done to Tom. Tshirt and minty goodness on its way to you very soon along with mints for Jen L,Matt M, Rajen, Claire B, Nikki C, Cari, Greg W, Laura, Martin P and Elizabeth S.

loo rolls

If we asked you to name as many creative uses for a used toilet roll it would take a good few hours of brain power before any of us came up with these beauties.


Parisian based artist-illustrator Anastasia Elias creates these intricate paper cuts from a bunch of old loo rolls. We salute your creative paper cutting, scalpel wielding prowess.