Archive for April, 2012


I’ve made it through my first 6 weeks at Lyons Seafoods. It’s been hectic, fun, amazing and scary all in equal measure! The world of prawns is an interesting one, compared to making pasties from beef available 5 miles up the road (another plug for Ginsters local sourcing there…) juggling the needs of punters with a fish farmed (responsibly, obviously) as far away as Thailand and Mexico is fairly bonkers. We seem to do it though and very good prawns they are too!

But enough of all this marketing malarkey. I have spent an honestly tiring couple of weeks in Europe checking out what the world has to offer in fish. From the massive hypermarkets of France to the amazing Fish Expo in Brussels. My eye has been opened, although some of the randomness of the Chinese Pavilion really wasn’t my cup of tea (or kettle of fish for that matter).

This all coincided with my starting to use Instagram regularly. This is the social media tool invented 18 months ago which Facebook recently bought for a billion dollars. Whoop, lucky them. The question critics ask is why after years of advancement in terms of digital photography does everyone suddenly want to get their photos to look like they were taken on a naff Kodak Disc camera from the 80s?

I quite like it. I can see why Facebook invested, it ties brilliantly into their Timeline feature and their goal to become the storage destination for everyone’s personal media. I took a load of photos with it whilst recently travelling about…

Up in the clouds…

The really rather busy road from our salmon factory in the Scottish Borders…

L’Arc de Triomphe…

The Eiffel Tower by day…

…and by night…

…and finally Le Grand Place in Brussels…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lots of fun. So download it and you too can make yourself look like your Dad in 1978. My travels, for now, are over. I really must spend some time in the office and do stuff!

Our very good friends Nicky and Jonathan got married this past weekend in (sort of) sunny Cornwall. The great and the good (and some ex-Ginsters rejects) gathered for a wonderful ceremony and bags of fun in the evening.

It was great to see so many of Nicky & JC’s friends and family, all seemed very content and all had understood Nicky’s very strict instructions off of the invite! Our table was certainly the loudest, probably something to do with Diane and Emma, the former being very rude when the letter-shaped sweets came round… The less said…

Lots of boogie wonderland in the evening, Nicky’s Dad strutted his stuff covered in glow sticks for most of the evening. His future as a dancer in the Happy Mondays revival is assured.

Thanks guys for the invite and such a wonderful day. Enjoy your honeymoon! Not remotely jealous, obviously.

Check out some of the photos in our Flickr account on the right.