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We were 24 in all in attendance and after yesterday’s downpour the sun shone on us. 1 guest in attendance. We started at 7:20 sharp
The Performance League
James Humphreys remains out front where he has been all month. He is the only one so far to top 200 points
The self-appointed Pedantic Old Git aka the Mayor of Gants Hill gave a masterclass in email etiquette. All the things we knew but frequently forgot or failed otherwise to put into practise were placed before us. A blog post on this very topic will be published shortly here by the Mayor.
The 60 Second Round
Mason Edwards was adjudicating the Oscar this week after his success last week.
This week’s Jane Malyon’s surname rhyme this week was “battalion”. We all know armies march on their stomachs so the rhyme was appropriate. Not only does she provide “exceedingly good hampers” but she does “treats”; car sweets for example. If you have to go into battle (for example on holiday with the kids in the back of the car) make sure you have a jar of Jane’s car sweets ready.
You could tell it was his birthday! Nick Cooke sported a haircut and neatly tailored facial hair. He had his day planned with lots of outings and treats. He had even left his study door open to enable him to beat a hasty retreat after the meeting. Hopefully he had some of Jane’s car sweets ready to sustain him during his day. Have a good one Nick!
Having given us the Pedantic Old Git Education Slot Vincent Goode certainly won the 6o second ingenuity prize. A video snippet in (50 seconds) from a film that showed thrusting American businessman with slicked back hair, expensive suits and smug expressions on their faces entered into a p*****g contest over their business cards, all of which said cards misspelt the word “acquisition”. I’m surprised the Americans use such a term; “gettings” would have been much more appropriate!
Toby Acton also achieved the rare feat of delivering his 60 seconds at his usual breakneck speed but without the customary extended metaphor. Does this mean that he has a really complicated one up his sleeve for next week?
Simon Essex invited us all to the Crown Street Festival this coming Saturday.
Harking back to gentler and more bucolic times, Allan Moller appeared in sepia. His message was clear however; take care with your RCD’s, particularly if you have an electric car.
Scott Griffiths this week managed to escape from scout camp overnight to a comfortable bed and decent Tucker. He had to go back after our meeting but we all saw through any suggestion this was anything like a sacrifice.
It was comforting once again to be on the receiving end of the Brian Painter smoking alarm. For the second week running a list of the chemicals that lead to unnecessary and unpleasant death when you smoke were paraded before us. We have been starved of such images of late and Mason was clearly moved to award the Oscar to our Pilgrim. Life does seem to be returning to normal.
10-minute presentation by Sarah Bell
Her enthusiasm for her subject and her professionalism in delivering her important message to assist the education system in dealing with autistic children came over loud and clear. An impressive display.