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May Late Spring Bank Holiday Even

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May Late Spring Bank Holiday Even

Postby TerryL » Sun May 15, 2011 2:44 pm

Let's see how this goes...

I was just wondering if there is anything planned that is new and you guys would like to be recorded specifically, or of a stage of a process or something that would be nice to have recorded?

I'm asking to give myself a focus rather than just bouncing about trying to cover everything, So I'll consider requests. That goes for other forum members too, if it doesn't clash with something the team wants I'll try and capture something and post the pictures. Please remember I'm not a cook so may not ask the right questions without guidance, and also my memory is a bit like a sieve at times even if you ask I may forget in the excitement of the moment.
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Re: May Late Spring Bank Holiday Even

Postby TerryL » Fri May 20, 2011 6:04 pm

hmmm, looks like the usual random assortment then...
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Re: May Late Spring Bank Holiday Even

Postby tudorcook » Fri May 20, 2011 8:49 pm

Sorry, Terry....meant to post a reply, but got sidetracked when the laptop died on it's donkey :banghead:


Nothing too special planned...a mish mash as you say, some new, some old, I'm sure Robert will ask you to photograph some stuff ;-)

I'll stick some details up via the blog over the weekend I hope, manly when I can find where I put the menu...it seems to have gone walkies :oops: ....but could just be under the sofa :-)
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Re: May Late Spring Bank Holiday Even

Postby TerryL » Fri May 20, 2011 9:18 pm

tudorcook wrote:Sorry, Terry....meant to post a reply, but got sidetracked when the laptop died on it's donkey :banghead:


Nothing too special planned...a mish mash as you say, some new, some old, I'm sure Robert will ask you to photograph some stuff ;-)

I'll stick some details up via the blog over the weekend I hope, manly when I can find where I put the menu...it seems to have gone walkies :oops: ....but could just be under the sofa :-)


Ahhh, I can't lose stuff under the sofa, not ay more, there's too much stuff under there already.

Robert always likes to have his creations recorded, he really enjoys the cooking thing rather than being cooped up in the clerks office. I do think he needs to think bigger though, the rest of you bung a a load of stuff in a pot and cook enough, as though you still did the sit down meal, for everyone one. Robert is still bachelor cooking for one, I guess it's what he got a feel for in terms of quantities. I tend to cook for 2 or 3 and then eat it all myself, which is why my waistline is what it is.

Oh well, if you all get too "boring" and "same old, same old" I can always go have another look at the Georgian apartments.

I hope the laptop recovers soon, or at least a cute new puppy is brought in to replace it.
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Re: May Late Spring Bank Holiday Even

Postby tudorcook » Fri May 20, 2011 9:45 pm

I hope the laptop recovers soon, or at least a cute new puppy is brought in to replace it.


no chance of recovery...will have to be replaced when I can muster some cash together....might be able to wangle a refund from the seller (no names no pack drill) as it appears that the vid' card was defective before it was even put into the machine and therefore not fit for purpose..nvidia have put their hands up to botching ALL Geforce 8400 and 8600 chips :dizzy: and it seems that a large number of people have had success in getting refunds or replacements...needs time and a lot of letters, but probably worth a go IMO.


as for puppys...never, I'd happily eradicate every dog on the planet...can't abide the creatures
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Re: May Late Spring Bank Holiday Even

Postby tudorcook » Fri May 20, 2011 10:05 pm

Robert always likes to have his creations recorded, he really enjoys the cooking thing rather than being cooped up in the clerks office.


I'm really glad he likes the cooking and I'd like to try to circulate the team round through the different areas and jobs more, but unfortunately certain people have sold the team to management as really only doing the jobs that they do, so that while moving people round is a short term option...having Robert cook for example....long term, he is expected by the boss to be the Clerk and I get a degree of grief because of him not being in the office. Fortunately, the benefits of having him cook..fresh viewpoint etc. greatly outweigh not having someone talking clerical topics, so it's an easy "argument" to win each time, it's just a pain that the default position from on high is Robert=clerk, Dave=sugar and so on.


I do think he needs to think bigger though, the rest of you bung a a load of stuff in a pot and cook enough, as though you still did the sit down meal, for everyone one


I sort of do and don't agree with the idea that he cooks "too small"

In essence, catering for the team to eat is NOT what we're being paid to do, investigating recipes and showing the public is, so if that can be done with smaller amounts then bring it on...it reduces the costs and means that we get more bang for our proverbial food budget buck. What we have to remember though is that there needs to be enough cooked so that there is something for the public to see...no point in boiling 1 egg in a 5 gallon pot!...but not cooking so much that food gets wasted.

It's a balancing act of a lot of criteria and a lot of the time Robert is spot on, it's just that in comparison to everyone else's style that it looks like he's cooking small scale!....though with the leche lumbard he could have made more ;-)
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Re: May Late Spring Bank Holiday Even

Postby TerryL » Fri May 20, 2011 10:25 pm

tudorcook wrote:It's a balancing act of a lot of criteria and a lot of the time Robert is spot on, it's just that in comparison to everyone else's style that it looks like he's cooking small scale!....though with the leche lumbard he could have made more ;-)



I wasn't criticising, just commenting and wondering if it was a mindset thing, where the rest of you are used to cooking to a certain scale and Robert isn't yet. As for a fresh viewpoint, maybe I should stop discussing his plans with him, I do wonder if I distract him from his original reading of things, I never could stop myself sticking my 2d in tho'.

In a way I can see a point into his having a role as clerk, his clothes are a cut more "refined" than most of the rest. That would probably make rotating others through that role hard, as few would fit into his outfit, or look right in the clerks office as you are. How do the others (please chime in if watching) feel about rotating jobs?

For the most part I find it hard to imagine Robn not being where he is (it was a bit odd that weekend he had off and Robert was there). I also find it hard to imagine David not at his table, holding forth and painting the kids fingernails with gold leaf scraps. As for the Barrys, well, it wouldn't be right without them where they are and they do such a good job of preparing you all lunch...

It might be interesting to see . do something other than a quick sauce, a stew dish or a pie for a change. Or Jorge do the chicken in paste.
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Re: May Late Spring Bank Holiday Even

Postby tudorcook » Wed May 25, 2011 12:57 am

finally found the misplaced menu plans....in my briefcase of all places :dizzy: :dizzy:

blog updated with plans and sob story http://tudorcook.blogspot.com/2011/05/mayhem.html



Terry, may well have some stuff I need pictures taken of over the weekend, will talk to you about it when I see you though.

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Re: May Late Spring Bank Holiday Even

Postby TerryL » Wed May 25, 2011 6:19 am

tudorcook wrote:Terry, may well have some stuff I need pictures taken of over the weekend, will talk to you about it when I see you though.
Cheers


No problem, I'll be there and have a camera. Just point me at anything you want pictures of and I'll do my best.
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Re: May Late Spring Bank Holiday Even

Postby TerryL » Thu May 26, 2011 9:17 pm

TfL (Transport for London - or how to stop people moving about at weekends) has again decided to mess up my main route o HCP over the bank holiday weekend. I's a good job I have a couple of alternative routes, but I'm not saying because they may be listening and screw them up too next time.

I see they have the display of falconry on again over the weekend, (11:30 and 15:00) and other outdoors show off (as well as the wine fountain). I hope the weather doesn't mess with the falcons, Saturday is set (at present) to be a bit wet. I will I think try one day to get out there and see if I can do anything other than capture blurs of rapidly moving flying objects.

I'm looking forward to it anyway
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