Archive for June, 2012

Friday round up …

Friday, June 29th, 2012

It’s Friday, coffee time and Daniel’s got his buns out.

I had a delicious jammy doughnut …


It’s been a satisfyingly busy week here at Bigtop HQ. I had the end of last week and the beginning of this week off with a nasty sore throat, sweaty fever, cough style bug and Lauren is off in the Big Smoke being cultural. I knew when I came in on Wednesday, sucked down by the weight of my tissue box that the office would show a lack of female presence (that sounds a bit sexist, sorry they have obviously been very, very busy without us here) …

We have been listening to a lot of 6 Music as Woman’s Hour is only just tolerated by the bigtop boys. Radcliffe and Maconie gave James and his soon to be set in motion bike ride a mention which was quite exciting (except I was on the phone at the time to the lovely John Haslam, so missed it!).

Work wise, amongst other things, James has been producing an ipad catalogue, Daniel has been commissioning artwork for some CLIL books and I’ve been making up a journal for the academics of this world. It is almost the weekend and believe it or not, the sun is shining (for now anyway).

Next week is James’s last week in the office for a little while as he embarks on The Big Ride with our boy, so look out for details of their new blog on Monday. You’ll be able to get up to date information on the state of their saddles and stories of who they meet on the way.

Have a lovely weekend!

We’re in the Oxford Mail

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Father and son braced for 1,000 mile bike ride.

Something for everyone

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Popped into the Oxford Antiques market this morning. General D bought some fetching army badge pins and I found some brilliant old ‘Today – picturing the world’ photo magazines from the early 1950′s. At 50p each and in immaculate condition, how could I resist. The bright colours and varied contents give a feel for the era. There’s a pin-ups section in some issues if you get lucky. The advert designs are amazing too. Maybe we should take a leaf out of their old school books.