Monday, June 11, 2007
Festival! Mardi Gras style.
Yesterday was a long day at work. I started at 8am, it was a festival mood at work for the local festival day bin the street outside. I had spent half of Saturday morning making chicken kebabs on wooden skewers for the festival and had made some bad Caribbean music CDs for us to play all day. My dept supervisor and others had dressed the department in random fruit and balloons and stuff and all the staff were in bright vibrant colours, crazy shorts and silly sunglasses.
So anyway about lunchtime having cooked chickens and ribs, I was co-opted across to the BBQ team to cook and sell burgers, kebabs and ice cream on the street. It was a warm afternoon, though thankfully not bright sunshine. It was a great afternoon but very very busy, with 2 or 3 of us working flat out until about 6pm, when things quietened down.
Because the street was closed for the parade, it is also the only day of the year that you can drink on the street, and thus staff past, present, and those who had finished work, were sat outside on the pavement drinking.
By the time we cleared up and I left work, it was a 12hour and odd shift with no proper breaks! Still it was a fun and a great alternative to the normal.
Here's hoping that FTG win the £300 prize!