Many, many congratulations to our team of tough COOKies for completing the ‘Tough Mudder’ challenge on Sunday. The whole thing sounded pretty ghastly from what I have heard with challenges including swimming through ice, wading through a mile of mud hills, encountering at least two obstacles dishing out electric shocks not to mention the small matter of running 12 miles.
Two thirds of entrants dropped out and so the fact the whole COOK team finished together in a time of 3 hours 40mins is a great testament to the training they did and the teamwork on the day.
A whopping £3255 has so far been raised for Demelza House which is a fabulous cause and there is still time to donate here.
I'd just like to say 'well done' to all the team, I’m very proud of what you achieved together.
My family and I have been lucky enough to live on a farm for the past 5 years but last week I witnessed something fabulous for the very first time. The event in question was the farm’s cows being let out into the fields after four long months in their winter barn.
The bovine joy was unconfined as they galloped up and down the field, jumping and bucking their back legs – more like gamboling lambs than big, slow beasts. So, if you happen to live near a farm with cows on it, then do your soul a favour and ask the farmer nicely if you can watch next year when the cows get their freedom. Unfortunately we didn’t have a camera with us as we hadn’t expected that to happen but it was a bit like this video - but better....
Every week we have a big Monday meeting at the kitchen. Last week the big news was the crowning of Caila Penfold as World Champion Of Scissors-Paper-Stone. After six rounds of combat involving the whole Kitchen and Office teams, Caila defeated her father, co-founder Dale, in a tense best-of-three final.
At The COOK Telegraph (our weekly newsletter) we caught up with the father-and-daughter team to ask them what made them such a formidable family double act...