Hi There , after three years, two months and 13 days the Mystery blogger has returned to brighten your day and that was certainly needed as 19 of us gathered in the wet and gloom at Calcott Hall Farm . May I digress and say what a great venue this is and we are always assured of a warm welcome and superb breakfast to start the day.
As I watched the crowd gathering I was horrified to note of that Mr Plumley had copied to the letter my sartorial elegance , although it was later assessed that his jumper was more the colour of a young Claret rather than the rich smoothness and depth of my plum jumper.
The meeting got off to the stunning announcement that our beloved chairman couldn’t write the blog this week and requested a volunteer at which most people decided it was a good time to tie up their shoelaces. With no volunteer, it was announced (rather huffily) I thought that there would be no blog this week. It was then that I decided to jot down some notes , but wouldn’t make it known in case some other person caved in, but it wasn’t to be and here I am.
So what happened – Well firstly Kevin Radford was awarded the Outstanding Performance for the month of September. Quite an achievement really because he didn’t actually finish top of the performance league that accolade went to Paul Booth . So why did he win I here you ask . Because he is a nice chap I think .
With that confusion sorted we were off and running on the 60 second round . Saj went first and said he was away next week so wants plenty of referrals so that Stacy has to do lots of deliveries (lets hope she doesn’t read the blog)…
Rupert said he would help us deliver a good sales pitch, he couldn’t really explain but could demonstrate if we would like to attend one of his seminars. Sounds like a good sales pitch to me.
Vince armed with a dictionary (for our young followers that’s a printed book with words in it), anyway he told us of the longest word, which I can’t remember other than it began with an N and then advised Speed is a Noun , Print is a mark made on paper and speed print is a Top Quality Printing Company. There was a dispute as to whether this was in the dictionary but then like a conjurer produced a written piece of paper with those very words from the dictionary.
I think Scott and David were having a party and my ears pricked up , because Scott wanted to Host and David was looking into licencing but it turned out it was all to do with Computer stuff and websites.
The Budget had to get a mention, didn’t it. Howard though subjected us to the longest 60 seconds in EBF history as he tried desperately to find the right words but failed miserably as apparently Dear old Phil had left Pensions and Isa’s alone so instead we listened to the rain gently plinking on the windows. Paul on the other hand told us of the Fireworks in the budget relating to IR35 and cuts effecting Buy to Lets.
Dean announced he now has a Live Instant online valuation tool on his website and then demonstrated the link on his phone by strolling round the room showing us exactly where it was. He was promptly awarded the Oscar by Saj but we are not sure if it was the elegant finger pointing at the link on his phone or the fact that he marched round the room.
There were some excellent other contributions, so well done everybody for a lively round. A special mention to Mason, who had just come back from Amsterdam and wasn’t quite sure if he was at the meeting or having a Nightmare.
Instead of a 10-minute speaker today we have a question and answer session which is always useful. Topics covered included finding out what the alternative is to a Crap broadband signal, how crap the housing market is, That Rupert in a future training session will help us to master questioning, what will happen to the budget in a no Brexit deal and how to dismiss staff the correct way. All very useful stuff. There were other very deep questions asked and answered but by then I had run out of space on the scrap paper I was writing notes on.
David Plumley finished us off with a chicken and Egg story and With that ,we all left the building. After all An- Ouef is An-Ouef .