Our regular EBF Meetings are currently cancelled due to the Coronavirus COVID19 Lockdown. We are continuing to run our networking meetings using Zoom so that we can network with each other Virtually. Please contact us if you would like to attend as a guest to one of our virtual networking meetings.
We finished up as 33 again with Jane Maylon as a second time visitor. Good news, she is applying to join
Before we started there were a couple of points of information that members were asked to note:
- The Live Chat on our website that Scott Griffiths mans is not intended as a general point of enquiry for members. It is primarily there to assist visitors to the site. Please respect this .
- Prompted by the expressed concerns of the Mayor of Gants Hill and in view of our increasing numbers our meeting will start from next week onwards at 7.20am
Oh! and by the way, it was raining this morning for the first time in a long while.
Vincent Goode treated us to a photo archive of EBF before lockdown through to our current zoom presence. His time and effort were rewarded by an enthusiastic welcome from members; both for his endeavour and the obvious anticipation of many of our members for the “live” meetings to commence. The best reaction was given by one of our Baby Zoomers who expressed a desire to see how tall (…or presumably how short) everyone is.
The 60 Second Round
Paul Dulieu was adjudicating the Oscar from what seemed to be an extremely spacious sauna although the absence of sweat proved the giveaway, that it was his home office recently electrified by Allan Moller.
Aileen O’Connor standing in for Collin emphasised the importance of accreditation, particularly with reference to tree surgeons.
Our newest members, Nicky Baker made me smile with references to “mobile massage” and a “hands-on” approach. I am sure I will get used to it!
The Bard of Hadleigh made a dramatic return to form with a version of the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme. This poetic metaphor was a reminder of the importance of Directors Insurance when employees or members of the public cannot be put back together again.
Simon Essex showed us not only a donated spider plant but all the little spiderettes that he had created. Could this be a retro pop ensemble “Simon and the Spiderettes”?
Brian Painter has been tearing his hair out for a lady who has been literally tearing out hers.
Tina Walker suggested that if you think you cannot afford a Virtual PA you probably should have one.
Ben Golding was so excited about a new Utility Warehouse offer that he brought out his piggy.
Finally, however it was Scott Griffiths with a pastiche of Paul Dulieu’s winning formula from last week that won him the Oscar.
10-minute presentation by Kieron Peaty
Kieron Peaty’s turn this week. He produced strong evidence to support the epithet that “time flies when you are enjoying yourself” when applied to his extended presentation that really did give a clear insight into his skill and enthusiasm. What more could you want!.
Spot the Hare
We continued with our “Spot the Bronze Hare Statue” competition and this week it was passed on by Sarah Steel to a new custodian. It turned out that Terry Maylin was the owner and that a handful of members spotted it hiding during the meeting. Points awarded to those who guessed correctly.