Saturday, 27 November 2010

Call The Animal Welfare, Cat Stuck In Bag!

So, there I was all ready to spill about Christmas when a short email flops into the inbox at 6.00 p.m. which, for the moment, puts all my intentions to tell you the plans for Christmas on hold!?!

It's not a massive problem or anything serious...simply that proper procedure wasn't followed during the planning process and that's put a slight hold on things whilst we sort it out. I'd hate to tell you one thing was happening then have to correct it all next week if things have changed, I hope that you can see the reasoning I'm working with here. Hopefully, when people are back to work on Monday we can sort the little hiccup out and everything will be back on track, but for now, the cat has to stay firmly shut in the bag....sorry.


Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Update Updated!

FYI, the forum is all back up and running...please sing out if you notice anything amiss after the software update..thanks!

Meeting tomorrow about the Christmas event so hopefully some news for you all after that.


Forum Software Update.....

I intend to run the update TONIGHT, 24th November after 22.00 GMT.

Please check the twitter feed for updates and progress if you find the forum unavailable after this time.

Thanks all.


It's Not What You Know.....

It's who you know....well so seems to be the case with Twitter, which since the little spat with @henrytudor8 (with his obsession about a 5 bird roast!!) and a follow by me of @tudortutor and @jonathonfoyle has seen my number of followers double to a modest 50 odd, most of which within a 6 hour period....ah the twists and turns of the modern social networking....don't think I'll ever "get it".

Meeting later this week about Christmas so hopefully I'll be able to blab after that about what's planned for this years event...which I'm both excited and terrified about in equal measure. News about December's weekend will come at the same time too.

Now away to bed as another day beckons working with Robert as an education session stand in.....I'd forgotten quite how tiring it gets doing the sessions.


Saturday, 6 November 2010

Remember Remeber....

...the 5th of November, it's the set up day for another weekend of cookery at Hampton Court Palace!
As you may have seen on the forum, this event could well be subtitled "operation use up the freezer contents" as that's pretty much the order of the weekend...clearing some space up ready for the Christmas event as well as the much needed stock could be a shock what's buried in the depths of the perma frost!!

There's not a massively complex weekend of cooking planned, although it does all work towards the Christmas event too, with timing tests as well as some planning attempts for some of the dish presentations as well to be worked on, so all in all enough to keep us busy, especially given the shorter working day now that we've moved to the winter opening hours.
I should be taking photos and generally recording stuff tomorrow (Saturday) so should be able to keep you updated through the day assuming the technology holds up, Sunday less so as Robert and I change places.

Other news, Ross rejoins us after a summer away and is ever keen to crack on with the job...especially as he's not tried roasting rib joint of beef before, so is keen to see how it differs from the way thick flank/knuckle went....he's got a bit of catching up to do in that respect, but it'll be interesting to hear his thoughts on the matter.

Bit of a late night tonight, much later than planned as it happens, so it's away for some shut eye now, then back to it tomorrow.


Monday, 1 November 2010

Guest Zone Q & A

Have now added a new area to the forum that allows you to post questions, comments or queries without having to be a full signed up member.....ideal for those of you that might not want to take the plunge just yet in terms of signing up...or for people who just want to ask the one question!

That area has some additional rules and notes which are specified in the sticky at the top of the board, please read it before posting.

That's it for now, some news about the last event and plans for the next soon.