The Steve Hodges megaprize caption competition

We operate a fair play system at Timico. Staff who work hard during the week are allowed out on Saturday afternoon to engage in a recreational activity of their choice1. A happy employee is after all an effective employee. Some of the sales guys play rugby and last weekend Steve Hodges, Andrew Fox and Guy […]

Video games killed the art of conversation – spot the game megaprize competition #TimicoDC

We had a hugely successful data centre opening event at Timico yesterday – 210 customers, prospective customers and business partners came along and, if I say so myself, had a great time (and were impressed 🙂 ). More on this as soon as I’ve assembled the photos etc – I’m on the move at the […]

Santa visits the office to judge mince pie competition and I missed him

Today we had four entries for the Timico mince pie making competition. You will note from the picture on the left that one of the entrants looks as if he only brought in one mince pie. That was Big Rich Wright. He ate all the others (claims it was his workmates). I had intended to be […]

Is Your Aging Terminal Emulator Putting Your Applications at Risk? #catchymailshotheadlines #anotherwinatimicomugcompetition

There isn’t much to this post other than I like the title. It came from one of the many junk emails I get daily – 12 today in that category. I must stop leaving my business cards at trade shows – I never win the iPad anyway. This particular title isn’t very catchy which is […]

Caption competition – demise of the Bb Trumpet

As we approach the final days of the Timico data centre build the lads are putting down the tarmac in the car park. This is quite convenient as I happened to be in need of a steam roller – assuming that’s what they still call them despite the absence of steam. If you can’t get […]

It’s all about focus – 4000 throws a month & who am I with – this week’s grand prize giveaway?

It’s an idyllic life, the cruising game. You board at misty Southampton and wake up the next day to the splash of the anchor running out in the calm waters of an exotic island in the stream. A stroll out onto the balcony of your cabin reveals Guernsey on the starboard bow. Not Antigua or […]

My camera keeps ringing – massive prize competition

I had a full day of meetings in London on Wednesday. At 2.30pm I finished one and I needed to be in Westminster for the next one at 3.15. It was a beautiful sunny day so I decided to walk and made my way down through St James’ Park to Horseguards Parade. We do have […]

Announcing the Timico fairy cake champion

At Timico we now have a champion fairy cake maker to add to the long list of other cake making honours within the company. This time the winner is engineer Stephen Burdock who spends his days sorting out  customer problems and clearly must spend some of his evenings practising his baking skills. As usual the […]

#Beckham baby named Harper Seven – defeats all name competition entrants

I’m thrilled to tell you that the Beckhams have named their baby daughter Harper Seven. Nobody came close to guessing this. Becks has played a canny game here as he knew people were thinking of place names. Instead he went for a time – he is quoted as saying “It’s about time we had a […]

Guess the name of the Beckham baby competition – big prize

I don’t know about you but I’m a big fan of the Beckhams and have been following all the latest news about the imminent birth of their fourth baby. I’m a big softie really. Anyway we have been speculating around the office as to what the name might be. Milton Keynes,  Northampton, or even Peckham? […]

The Betty Crocker Cake mix competition results

We have just had the first of the new season’s Timico Cake Competitions. This one was a Betty Crocker Cake mix competition. So what’s special about a cake made from a shop bought standard kit do I hear you say? Well first of all it gave an opportunity for some people who don’t consider themselves […]

Lemon Drizzle Cake competition results – read all about it

As I write this post the rain is lashing against my office window trying to break the glass and play at the Ryder Cup Golf Tournament has been suspended due to the weather. Inside Timico Towers though the drizzle has been of a different sort.  This month’s eagerly anticipated cake competition was, yes you guessed […]

cheezy grins all round at the Timico cheesecake competition

My cake making competitions have become very popular.  The strange thing is that I get people I’ve never met before coming up to me saying that the posts I write about these competitions are amongst their favourites. Well one person did last week at the LINX meeting anyway.  I’m not sure what that says about my other […]

and the winner is #chocolate #chocolatecake #justforfun

The carrot cake competition was so successful that I was asked to organise another bake-off but this time with chocolate cake. The 5 entries, shown below, were all top class and there were on 1 1/2 points separating the first and second place cakes. The winner, with a fine triple decker offering, was Head of […]

Carrot cake competition – we have a winner

I am very pleased to announce that Timico Tech Support Engineer Faye Hemingway has won the First Annual Carrot Cake Bake-off. All entries were of a very high standard with Highly Commended Certificates being awarded to Sian Steen, Verity Rushby and the Will Curtis/Fiona Dickinson  team. Pictured below is me congratulating Faye on her success […]

Announcing The Timico Carrot Cake Cook-off

Announcing the Timico Carrot Cake Competition. Entries need to be submitted to me during Monday morning. Judging will take place at 1pm on Monday in the Tech area on the first floor. Entry is free. The cake must have been baked by the entrant who must in turn be a Timico employee (apologies to readers re […]