Friday, 27 August 2010

Concrete Cows

The good news is that today is the start of a three day weekend (30 August is a Bank Holiday and I have this Sunday off too). Yay!

The bad news is that today I will be in Milton Keynes as part of my department’s er.. Team Building thing. We won’t be visiting MK’s famous concrete cows (created by Canadian born artist Liz Leyh):

Nope. We will instead be cloistered within the hallowed walls of the Open University.

So I will be very and extremely late commenting on all your wonderful blogs!! But at least I’ll have the weekend to do these!! Yay!

Charlie says: No need for concrete cows when you’ve got me! Thank you sweet Sammy and Andy and mum for making me a cow. Wow.


And thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my Ode to Ye Coffee Bean! I was stressing out over my re-write and diversified a little. Into poetry. Next time I’ll try mixing it up a little with a shot of Drambuie! LOL!

All the above have clickable links btw!

Have a ferociously fab Friday everyone - me and Charlie will see you all very soon!

33 comments:

ABBY said...

Well at first we thought "great" a 3 day weekend and then we though "uh oh" not a 3 day weekend. But we do hope your weekend is full of wonderfulness!

Hi handsome Charlie.

purrin
xo
Abby

Theresa Milstein said...

Happy Bank Holiday weekend!

Er... happy team building.

We had ton of cow sculptures all over Boston - each one has a different theme. Part of Cow Parade:

http://www.cowparade.com/inc/aboutus.php

Talk to you when you return! : )

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Do concrete cows produce concrete milk?

Ann Best said...

Dear friend, Jen and I wish you the most loveliest of weekends! We'll look forward to seeing you when you return to blogland.

Love the concrete cows and especially your coffee bean poem. You are a woman of many, many talents.

A hug for Charlie, too!
Ann

TK and Squashies said...

We loves your coffee poem. And we agrees with Charlie, with a mancat like him- who needs concrete.
We love you two-TK, Squashies and TK Mom.

PeeEss-Thank you soo much fur finding Abbie fur our list!

Katnip Lounge said...

Erk. Nothing worse than a company "outing". Unless it's giving up coffee. I swear I will find a way to drink coffee even after I'm dead.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

That's a shame. There's just nothing like a concrete cow to brighten your day :P Hope the trip goes well. And maybe if you're lucky, you;ll catch a glimpse!

Jackee said...

Concrete cows! How very... interesting. :o)

Try and have fun being cloistered (love that word!) and think of the freedom you'll get the rest of the weekend.

Cheers!

Jacqueline said...

You are such a talented writer, Jenn; don't doubt that or yourself!!...Happy Friday to you and handsome Charlie...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Brigid said...

Old Kitty, team building.....Milton Keynes.....is your boss Ricky Gervais?....Have a great time, well at least I hope it goes quickly, I've been in Milton Keynes, those cows are the highlight.

Boonie S said...

I expect that the concrete cows are hiding behind the stacey bushes.

Have a nice day, Boonie

Jenny Woolf said...

Have a good weekend although I'm not sure Milton Keynes is the place to do it. I'm a big fan of the OU though. How do you build teams? I've never been sure!

Kea said...

Concats to Charlie on being a cow kitty!

The concrete cows are interesting...but why are they there? LOL. Is this to pay tribute to days of yore and the common ground/pasture of a community?

And gee, lucky you and the team building. *Gag* I do hope it goes well. And you have a long weekend to recuperate. That's a good thing! :-)

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

You're the best cow EVER my friend!!

Reenie said...

Oh Charlie,

I think you are much cuter than any cement cow at all!!!

Words A Day said...

A ferociously fab friday to you too Old Kitty! Enjoy your milton keyenes team building weekend - dont get too cloistered!

Susan Fields said...

I hope the Team Building thing goes better than expected. :) And Charlie makes a magnificent Cow Kitty. Have a fantastic three day weekend!

Hannah and Lucy said...

A work thingy and Milton Keynes concrete cows - your employers know how to spoil you NOT!!

Ellie said...

No weekend off? That won't do! Still, you'll be at the Open University.

Have a fantastic weekend x

Hart Johnson said...

Love them! They remind me a little of Liverpool's Lambananas, which I adore. Does Charlie know you've called him a cow kitty? Because I bet HE thinks that breed should be called Charlie Cows.

wildcatwoodscats said...

Have fun cows or no cows! Charlie makes a fab cow cat BTW!

Talli Roland said...

Milton Keynes! Good Lord. Well, have... er, fun!

Hope you have a great long weekend! Fingers crossed the rain stays away.

Brian said...

Love your badge Charlie!!! Hey, I'll bet the milk from those cows tastes a little odd!

Marg said...

Drambuie, that sounds like a super idea. That will get you writing. Hope you have a wonderful holiday.
Have a super week end.

notesfromnadir said...

Charlie's not a concrete cow at all! Too cute & I imagine he moves from time to time!

Enjoy your Bank Holiday Weekend! :)

laughingwolf said...

no sour milk from THOSE cows! :P lol

The Teacher's Pets said...

Too bad you will be inside for part of the weekend especially when you could be visiting the concrete cows and enjoy the weather!
Thanks for commenting on my post about the 7 Signs of a Reputable Rescue today!

Felted House said...

I remember endless, endless roundabouts in Milton Keynes, one after another, did you see those? Our team-building at my work consists of the three of us going to the local Costa every now and again for coffee and cake and brinstorming - very low stress! Hope yours went well, and have a lovely weekend. xx

Bossy Betty said...

What? No visit to the concrete cows? That's just not right!

Jenny Woolf said...

Ah you must still be in Mlton Keynes. Who is looking after Charlie? Surely he would not have wished to come along in his cat box. I have always thought cats are not into team building anyway :)

lupie said...

Yikes! Team building? I normally "hide" ... at the corners, or "ladies" ... name the darkest spots, I'm there!

Well, still ... team building can be fun and I hope you will enjoy yourself!!!

Thanks for the wonderful message on my blog. Hugs and love to wonderful, wonderful Jenn and cutie pie Charlie.

Have a greattttt weekend with love!

Patsy said...

Did you enjoy Milton Keynes? Apparently it can be a very romantic spot ... http://www.amazing-mk.co.uk/Home/Romance

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I hope you had lots of fun "team building."

Have a wonderful weekend!