Despite the blog title, I won't say too much about the potential pantomime we have planned. It, quite possibly, has it all - original songs, new characters, stunning scenery, terrible actors - pretty much all you can ask for in a pantomime. In the meantime, thanks to Smith's efforts, we have a charity football match fundraiser on the cards. It's his team Old & Athletic against a Woodgate Select XI who will no doubt be considerably older and less athletic. Nevertheless a team will be dug up and clumped together all in the name of charity. With Chris, our former Boro goalkeeper (that's right isn't it?) between the sticks, what could possibly go wrong?!
Despite it being a Monday, and the worst possible day to walk to work, I dragged my carcass out of bed and walked into work. It was in my hypnogogic state I thought I was truly delirious until I realised, yes, that was a dragon in a wheelie bin - not something you see often....and it wasn't even bin day!
I had stocked up on milk and sugar at work to aid my weetabix diet, and actually looked forward to them at lunchtime, who would have thought?
This was followed at tea time by beans on toast, and then I was ready for the quiz.
We had a new approach to the quiz this year - drink as much as we can and try to win. It never quite worked like that, though there were some peach answers. Highlights include Hugh (John Mungo) Grant, Trafalgar, Cambridge, Radio 4, Lord Lucan x2, M25, Cello, Desert Storm, Mel Gibson and Nicholas Parsons. We were stumped on Margaret Thatcher's death, Finland, France/Italy, Ginger Ale, Neil Diamond and Doritos. Highlight of the night was everybody ordering alcohol for the first time ever, and having the staff baffled over the whole abstinence issue. It turns out drinking as much as we can DOES NOT win quizzes. Five pints of coke next week please.......