It’s like any project that you work on for a long time, isn’t it? It seems light years away and then suddenly it arrives – and then is gone… Not the that 2011 FreeFrom Awards presentation has gone yet– it happens next Wednesday evening – but we are already having enquiries from prospective sponsors for next year, so it almost feels as though it has…
Meanwhile… Our very jolly awards banners which we plan to hang from assorted steam engines next week have just arrived; Katherine is working on the winning certificates which be going out to all of those winners on the 7th April; Marble Mo (otherwise known as the FAIR trophy for the Best FreeFrom Food 2011) has just come back from having the 2011 winner engraved on his plinth – and wouldn’t you like to know who that was…..
Cressida and I are just finishing the tables which will go up on the awards site on the 7th with details of all the products entered for the awards and what the judges thought of them, and then will be sorting out the last of the gluten-free beer which has just been delivered ready for a mass tasting on the 6th!
The coach to take guests back into central London is confirmed, Leafi, the caterers who have done us freefrom-ly proud for the past two years, are all booked; FM tweeters are getting ready to tweet the winners live from the museum on Wednesday night; Antony Worrall Thompson has been given the final timings for the evening – all that remains is to try to find some sort of live feed so that we can give regular updates on the Chelsea/Manchester United Champions League Quarter finals to frustrated fans who are missing the match to go ‘freefrom’!!
So, what else to do? Well, back at FoodsMatter there is still an e-newsletter to get out this weekend – and this afternoon I am off to the Oxford Jam – The Fringe Festival for Social Entrepreneurs… You cannot say that we do not get about!