As we trooped in bright and early, there were boxers (one with iffy teeth), swimmers, clinking medal wearers, a tennis pirate, seasoned coaches and even a fully-kitted out snowboarder. Nothing like a good dress-up.
The competition after the Mad Hatters breakfast was stiff, but the organising team did not disappoint and did a splendid job of transforming the test kitchen into an Olympic arena. Nice work Lisa, Thina, Stace, Sam and Ashmore.
Tables were decked with juicy half-time orange slices and national flag tablecloths and Olympic hoola hoops hung above us and off various plants and window sills. We enjoyed steaming cups of excellent brew while the team put the finishing touches on an egg, bacon and baked beans on toast breakfast spread.
After breakfast, Louise organised us into teams for a bit of silliness which required maneuvering a mint chocolate from your forehead to your mouth as fast as possible and with no hands. The facial twitching, back arching and cheek wrinkling that followed had us crying with laughter, especially Azisa who needed tissues to stem the flow.
Some of us were lucky enough to get them down our gullets in minutes while others battled on for ages, melting their chocolates during re-attempts and ending up with them stuck on cheeks and eyes. If you’ve not done this before, it’s a good laugh.
We had a wonderful morning, including a chat about the month gone by and things upcoming. Look out for the next staff breakfast at the end of July, any guesses as to the theme?