Well, last week we had our ffirst Fforganiser meeting in a while. I'm sure you'll all be pleased to know that I got my cheese and marmite panini without incident. It was the last one, but I didn't have to rugby tackle anybody to get it or anything.
It was good to see that the toast and battenburg are still by the till in Starbucks, though I'm not sure that the staff know what they are doing there - one of them gave me a very weak smile when I said "Ooooh, look, the battenburg is still there!"
Anyway those of us present (neither Elizabeth nor Derek could make it) went through the proposed timetable. From reading the feedback I think that there may be some relief to hear that I will be simplifying the codes and ciphers part of the event. They will still be there, but more of an optional extra. We will also still be doing the scavenger hunt, but the clues won't be encoded. The ffete will be back, bigger and better than ever, so you'll still have the opportunity to gorge yourselves on cake and win a greased pig (or something) and we may be morris dancing again.
We have, however decided to retire some of the more longstanding events...maybe not forever but they won't be making an appearance next time, so farewell lobster space invaders and name that fruit, goodbye bus tour....
Well, although I say goodbye bus tour we will be having a VIRTUAL bus tour, all the fun and none of the motion sickness. The wonders of Swindon without having to leave the hotel... and Derek will still be selling ice creams.
We also have several new ideas so watch this space...