This is Super Sarah. She came to visit us for the day (her Dad's quite an important chap in Fruit Towers*). When she's not tapping away on her computer or barking orders down the phone at suppliers, she's telling us what she thinks of our office.
"It's not an office," she said, "it's an amusement park." And what Super Sarah says goes. So we're off to throw balls at coconuts - how else are we going to get the milk out?
* He's allowed to ride his scooter around the office
If you're anything like us, you can't help but be soft when it comes to kids.
Especially when this turns up in your inbox.
Meet Scott - an avid collector of magnets, and a rather trendy one at that.
When his Mum's preparing his tea, Scott enjoys a game of football in the back garden. On this particular ocassion he'd been trying to perfect his toe bounce around the world, so when his Mum called him in for dinner, Scott was feeling a little tired to say the least.
So a very big thank you to Scott for making our day with his photos and impressive array of magnets.
Tuesday night was a pretty exciting night for the ladies of the innocent dance club. For the past 8 weeks they've been working with Laura Harvey from the English National Ballet for the Dance to Work project on a contemporary piece based on Wayne Eagling's Men Y Men, and Tuesday night was the night things got serious as they performed at Sadler's Wells theatre.
It all got off to a great start with roses in the dressing room, lights round the mirrors and nibbles and drinks to calm the nerves
Buns were preened to perfection
Last minute practice was held amidst the hairspray fumes and bronzing dust
And some decided to escape the madness by catching up with the news
Three group hugs, endless words of encouragement, five minor panic attacks and about sixty hair grips later they were finally ready to go on. By all accounts they did a smashing job.
Spaddy made Stu a birthday cake using the One Cake Wonder recipe. Janel excelled herself with classic lemon chicken bake, with red French beans and apple and potato rosti. And Annika made enough veggie burgers for dinner and lunch.
Niels and Jess whipped up the sticky sausage and sweet potato mash one night
And then followed it with failsafe spag bol the next
Amy went one step further by tackling the issue of healthy eating in a meeting
Not content with simply making the banana and chocolate cookies for her team meeting
Summer's starting to peek its head round the corner, and so we thought you might be in need of some ideas on how to refresh your kids.
Go to Thorpe Park for a flight down the log flumes. Have a waterbomb fight in your garden. Take up model boating and race your high speed water chariots around the local pond (just try to resist jumping in after them).
Or to make life easier, why not give them our new kids' juicy drink? It's a blend of pure fruit juice and spring water, so it gives your kids one of their 5 a day, and stops water being boring. Simple, really. It's available in juicy orange and delicious apple, and is perfect for lunchboxes.
We've developed a bit of an obsession with this lion. Sal even printed off a picture of him and stuck it next to her desk. She says he makes her feel better about the spreadsheets she needs to fill in. She says he makes her feel better about pretty much everything, actually, and we have to agree. It's an amazing lion.
We realised we were calling it 'the amazing lion' rather a lot though. For a creature so close to our hearts (and so close to Sal's head), 'the amazing lion' felt a little impersonal.
After all, we'd gone to the trouble of establishing some of this lion's key attributes (namely an ability to cook authentic moules mariniere and play tennis to a more than reasonable standard), so why not give him a name?
We asked our Facebook followers what they thought he should be called and these are our five favourite suggestions. If you'd be so kind as to tell us which you think is best then we'll start calling the amazing lion something a little more befitting of such an incredible barnet. And probably send something nice to the person who suggested the winning name.
Rupert Hetherington the Third
- thanks to Emily, Peter, Elizabeth, Aimee & Richard for their suggestions
So we made a mini spa at her desk so she could have her very own spa day.
Complete with herbal tea, fresh flowers, crudites, face masks, an array of nail varnish colours, cucumber eye pillows, more herbal tea, a desk detox and and whale music, she declined the lunchtime offer of a team pedicure (one toe each).
Her last treatment is at 6pm. At which point she's off down the pub to undo all her virtuous hard work.