My first orange tree

It's an orange tree!I’m ashamed to admit such worldly inexeperience, but last week’s trip to Barcelona was my first to Spain and the second furthest south I’ve ever been.

So I just want to explain that I’m not used to these sorts of things. I went for a little walk at the end of the middle day of the conference and suddenly, there in front of me was a fruit tree… now I’ve seen apple trees and pear trees and damson bushes and blackberry hedgerows but I have never seen a tree with ORANGES on it.

And the thought of being able to just reach up and pick an orange off a tree, for free, without having to go into Sainsbury’s or tear a red stringy bag apart, taking your fingertips with it, took my breath away.

Next week…. LEMONS :)

Katie gets it

Ladles & Jellyspoons,

give a big blogosphere welcome to Katie Ledger who has quietly started making some social media, firstly with her blog which has been running for a month or so now and now with her youtube debut on the Government’s Nursery Education Grant where she interviews the owner of a local nursery school on how the NEG (you couldn’t make this stuff up could you?) is having, shall we say, some unintended consequences.

The Social Media Club motto is “If you get it, share it”

I prefer “If you get it, MAKE it… and share it”

Nice one, Katie :)

Put de SPAM in de coconut

This looks like fun, from the London Theatre Guide

“Cast members from Monty Python’s Spamalot are hoping that the public supports them on St George’s Day (23 April) as they attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest coconut orchestra. The current record stands at 1,789 and was set in March 2006, outside the Shubert Theater New York, to celebrate the first birthday of Spamalot’s Broadway production. This new record attempt will be held in Trafalgar Square, so has enough room to smash the current total.”

“Taking part in such a prestigious record attempt is not as easy as turning up and banging two halves of a tasty, healthy snack together. Aspiring record-breakers need to have registered at a Trafalgar Square checkpoint by 18:30 to be assured of their exclusive Monty Python coconut. They will then be taught how to play their husky instruments by members of the Spamalot team. The official record attempt takes place at 19:00 and is followed by an al fresco screening of Monty Python And The Holy Grail at 19:30. “

If I’m in town, I’ll try to be there to record the event for posterity.

Bonus Link: More SPAM & Coconut fun