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1) Ah, the joys of Halloween. I made absolutely no effort whatsoever for the DailyMixTV party – but then felt a bit bad about it when saw the complexities of some of the other outfits. I’m a bit of a miserly fancy-dresser and I always regret it when I get to the party and see how imaginative other people are. I think it’s because it takes all of my willpower to actually get me to leave the house; having to also consider putting together an outfit seems like too much hard work. You? Are you an enthusiastic fancy dresser or a miser? The extent of my efforts was penning on a black nose and some whiskers and even then I didn’t do all of it myself!
2) From cat to spider-head. Oh dear. This was actually nicked from the Halloween supplies that they had at Company Magazine’s temporary headquarters – Google HQ. I’ve been to Google a lot because as a Youtube partner I can make free use of the filming, editing and “hangout” facilities but last week I had a bit more of a nose about. I was there shooting a feature for Company’s January issue, which is themed around social media. It should be a good one – it’s out in December. (This still seems weird to me, despite the fact that mags have been coming out in the month before they are dated for as long as I can remember. Why? Why not just have the January issue come out on the 1st of January? It would please me so, so much more!)
Anyway, things I found out about the Google offices: they have the most amazing canteen. Amazing. And it’s free. Everything from organic antioxidant salads to pulled pork and apple sauce rolls. Mountains of desserts. A pizza counter. If I worked at Google then I would sit and eat all day. For my lunch last week I had the most delicious roast lamb, roasted vegetables and a “side” (another main) of dahl-stuffed peppers. Google also has a ball pit that employees can chill out in and hold meetings, though, to be honest, it’s a bit of a poor ball pit. I was expecting a dark room filled with enough balls (easy now!) to bury myself in (oh God) but it was very shallow and it needed re-thinking. I’m sure the revamp of the ball pit is top of the list at Google… What else? Oh yes – a great gym, loads of comfortable chill out areas, a library, a massive roof terrace with incredible views…
3) Cat picture. Of an actual cat, not me painted as a cat. For more cat pics, see Instagram.
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