I could of sworn that we had Meatloaf on site this week, or to be exact, seeing Dave pull back on a rotavator makes you think of the old Bat out of Hell. Not because it's like the handles of a bike, more because their both fat, rather un-atrractive people. That may sound offensive, but if you've seen Meatloaf at 6am after a drinking binge... yeah.
Still we didn't have to view it for long, he ended up handing it over to me to use in the early hours to kill time before the so called "event". That thing is a nightmare, trying to pull back what is basically a dirt bike engine across a raise bed which is only 1.3 meters across. Actually the pain in my back reminded me of when I used to do Wrestling, no matter what you say, BackBreakers actually hurt.
We we're meant to have a demo on how to grow stuff in buckets and so forth, but as usual, only I turned up at 10am like was planned. Eventually though people started to trickle through. Was actually intresting, John, one of the regular staff members came first, then the usual contingent of exchange students. I felt sorry for the big guy, being bombed to bits by questions on imports and economics. Must of felt like someone running around inside his head with a car alarm blaring whilst screaming the words to "Zippidee Doo Da" in a voice only produced by men in comedy films.
When we finally got onto making the pots, mine stood out as it was big green rectangular planter, compared to buckets. To be fair, I was bored, I'd kinda figured what needed doing, but because of a language barrier Dave had to explain everything to the two chinese students we had down (They hadn't been in the country long). So I was standing around about 30 minutes before I could get to working. Still now means I'll have some nice Onions and Shallots coming my way.
Dave, in typical "parental" figure fashion had made food for everyone, and in typical Dave fashion it was another bloody soup. Now, you may all say what's wrong with Soup? its good hearty stuff, It's Bland thats what's wrong with it. And don't say its cause I've no sense of smell and only 20% sense of taste.
Still, the courgette and lentil curry was decent enough, even if it did just taste of tomatoes.
The afternoon was pretty dull as well, had to show two people who turned up late how to make the buckets, while Dave was under attack from a squadren of Harrier Question Jets. Because of that, and two people turning up late who demonstrated that the Union doesn't listen to dave when he says theres an event on and thought they'd get some free food for doing nothing, which wouldn't happen even if we had the food, kinda put a downer on things.
Still least I had some Scrumpy at home.