Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Go-karting and bowling Nov 2017

Instead of Curry Night this month, we thought we'd spend an evening doing some (competitive) activities. Go-karting was first up. Sue rocked up in glacial-thermals. George was gutted she hadn't turned up in glacial-thermal gear presuming it would be indoors. Adam was still grumbling that he's no good at go-karting and everyone else was fine! Once we'd got our suits on (the girls had assumed the suits were categorised in 'male' and 'female' sizing, not 'adult' and 'child' so after much trying on of 'child small' and getting frustrated that "there's no way I'm a large" type discussions, we were in.) Then came balaclavas, gloves and helmets. No one took a neck brace although George wishes she had.

First lap was getting a feel for the kart and pedals. George didn't hear the bit about no over-taking during this lap. Then it was 15 minutes of what felt like an hour of driving as fast as you can (unless you're Sue, who pootled). The karts get up to speeds of 40mph on what was quite a small track with loads of bends. Tom and Jamie raced each other all the way and were the quickest with Tom achieving the fastest lap recorded for that day, let alone our session. It should be noted however, that they weren't without their pushing and shoving of other drivers on the track. There were a couple of wipeouts and a few banners of 'no bumping' flashed up to certain racers.

Afterwards, we went bowling and split into teams of 4. Some started off well, others came through for the finish. Some struggled with the 'mind games', others struggled with lifting a bowling ball after the driving escapade... A solid effort with Jamie achieving the highest score and his team won on points.


Friday, 27 October 2017

Friday protein

For some, not all...

Katie's leaving do & curry night!

Having hit 'Curry target', we lined our stomachs with a great Thai meal before hitting the pub for drinks and a competitive 'name game'. Katie had kindly bought everyone gifts and is leaving Enterprise after several years with us to join Apple in London to continue her career in Hardware Recruitment. We wish Katie all the best with her move to London and know she will do really well at Apple.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017


Needless to say, we owned those courts. 

Team Badminton

Today's the day. We see just how competitive some people are. Dom's got in his complaint of aching  muscles early doors and we have a former tennis county player looking to test out a recent uni & county badminton player on the court...

Thursday, 10 August 2017

R.I.P. Cake Monday

It's with great sadness that we have to announce that after almost five years of monthly baking, we have decided we need a change (and a break from dedicating a Sunday to cake-making for colleagues).

Over the years, we have had to endure burnt raspberry cake, super-dry fruit cake, kale cake, gritty polenta cake and the worst scenario of them all; no cake on Cake Monday. There have been plenty of winners, and probably too many to mention, but essentially any cake made by Sue, Teresa, Greg or George. Jamie H is probably the most-improved baker, Andrew provided the utmost precision, Adam was flavour-creative with mixed results (kale, sweet potato, and pizza cake), Jamie O's speciality was to make a cake that resembled something other than it was intended to (who could forget the cake that looked like a pork pie), and anything made by Jess was probably best not eaten.

We will miss Cake Monday, but it will never been forgotten and as one door closes, another opens, and Cake Monday will be replaced in the near future with another challenge.... In the meantime, here's a montage of Cake Monday:

R.I.P. Cake Monday