We held a little celebration in our basement last night in honour of Tony's 50th birthday. Of course, we thought a near-life-sized cake sculpted in Tony's likeness was appropriate for the occasion (thanks Fancy Nancy!).
Staying true to his ECD nature, Tony critiqued the cake in front of the entire agency. Apparently the waxy ears are spot on, but he's not quite sure about "that much grey hair". Sure, Tony. We also put together a book of everyone's favourite stories about Tony over the years to mark the occasion. Boy are there some gems in there…
It was also W+K creative Freddie's birthday, so Tony kindly let Freddie behead him before proceeding to stab himself in the back and dig out chocolate cake for everyone to enjoy. Well, we have always thought he was a bit soft on the inside…
Happy birthday Tony and Freddie!
Yesterday a group of hungry early adopters took part in the inaugural W+K Pot Luck lunch. It’s a pretty simple concept. Bring a plate of food from home to share. Alternatively, rush out to Tesco five minutes beforehand if you’ve forgotten. Then take 30 minutes or so to break bread and catch up with your colleagues.
The result was delicious. We ate everything from Ben’s cucumber salad (complete with home-grown chillies) and Joe’s leftover lasagne to a classic NZ bacon and egg pie, Tesco Finest Moroccan couscous (a Cheryl staple) and even koeksisters from Nico. For the uninitiated non-South Africans out there, koeksisters are a sort of deep fried donut braid left to soak in sugar syrup until one bite makes your molars want to fall out. Awesome.
It was definitely a huge success and after a wee nap and some exercise, we're all looking forward to Pot Luck: part 2.
For today's agency meeting, lots of people had baked and brought in muffins. (It's nice, it boosts morale and it saves catering costs. Everyone wins.)
Laura Vent's apple crumble muffins were voted overall winners for both taste and aesthetic appeal. Laura Day's white chocolate and strawberry came a strong second.
Personally, I liked the bacon and cheese muffins, but others were narrow-minded about savoury muffin options.
In other news at the meeting, major business issues were discussed and massive new initiatives announced.