The Office

According to Thursday’s Metro newspaper, Soap was one of the top ten items stolen from the office, after things like stationery, toilet rolls and bin bags. I wonder what kinds of soap are people pinching from their workplace? Are they wrenching the dispenser off the wall? Wrapping up a half used bar of Imperial Leather and sticking it in their handbag? I would love to know! To be fair, someone did take my mini bottle of shower gel from the ladies’ shower at work last year.

Woodoaks Festival 2014

On Saturday 5th July, as part of the Little Fox Market, we had a stall at the Woodoaks Association’s new annual festival on Woodoaks Farm on the Denham Way in Maple Cross (not far from home), sponsored by Renault, who are based across the road.

We knew the weather was going to be rainy, and it was drizzling from when we arrived to set up at 9.45am. We got our Gazebo (aka little blue) up without much fuss, apart from the fact our tent pegs bent every time we hit them with the mallet! There were also high winds to contend with, which resulted in the gazebo to our left being damaged, and those stall holders went home early as it was impossible for them to continue.

The day went okay for us as people seemed quite interested in our soap! But the footfall wasn’t amazing because of the on-off weather and also because the stalls were spread out over a very large area – probably too large an area for people to want to make the effort.

Highlights included a taster from the Grand Union Canal musical by Land of Liberty theatre group, Phoenix Morris dancers, the jazz band, the owl & hawk display, the Baking competition and of course the football tournament. Those who went on it would also say the woodland walk was a particular highlight.

Someone with a family member involved in the organisation of the event was telling us that David Attenborough had been there the week before filming a piece on owls! Seems like an interesting place with lots going on, so worth checking out: http://www.thewoodoaksassociation.com/