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Hello…Milo here again, I am writing another blog as the humans are all social distancing.

 

Currently, Bella (my wife and Chief Office Dog) and I are also social distancing. At first, I was looking forward to the lockdown as it would mean that I could spend more time with my Dad (General Manager, Paul) and had visions of relaxing at home while eating warm steak bakes from Greggs interspersed with the odd pint of cool Guiness. However, then Borris took the decision to close all non-essential stores which included Greggs. Now, I am not a political animal and do not want to use this platform as a soapbox but surely Greggs is an essential store? How am I supposed to get steak bakes, sausage rolls and pies? Bella went to the supermarket the other day for some essential food and returned with Winalot Dry, Pedigree Chum and some sort of charcoal dog biscuits (they are rubbish compared to the Jammie Dodgers that I stole from Paul’s desk last week). Take my word for it, charcoal and tea do not mix…

 

At the moment, we are working from home so I am missing the daily interaction with my human colleagues. I phoned one of my dog pal’s yesterday (a Golden Retriever called Harry) and he is still going to work at Timpsons – he is classed as a “key” worker…

 

I am calling the humans every day to make sure that they are all ok and for some added fun, I interviewed a few of them to see what they have been doing and eating during lockdown. Some of them have been enjoying time at home with their pets…

Gary (National Sales Manager)

1. What is your favourite lockdown snack? Hippeas (healthy Wotsits)

2. What is your favourite lockdown drink? Coffee (best investment I have made was a coffee machine)

3. What are you watching – Just finished Tiger King on Netflix, if you haven’t watched it yet you won’t be disappointed

4. Best lockdown song? Queen I WANT TO BREAK FREE

5. Best lockdown survival tip? Plenty of exercise, get out running and home workouts. Keep the body and mind ticking over

6. What do you miss the most? Golf but I am managing to make do with a mat in the hall

 

Kerry (Project Administrator)

1. What is your favourite lockdown snack? Potato scones, my only bulk buy!

2. What is your favourite lockdown drink? Diet Coke … sometimes swapped out for wine

3. What are you watching – recommendations for lockdown films or box sets? Everything on Disney+

4. Best lockdown song? Finishing the whole of Spotify currently

5. Best lockdown survival tip? Find a dog to walk!

 

Lucy - Studio Lead

1. What is your favourite lockdown snack? Oreo’s

2. What is your favourite lockdown drink? Lilt… other brands available

3. What are you watching – recommendations for lockdown films or box sets? Friends for the millionth time. Sabrina and Elite

4. Best lockdown song? Bad Wolves – I’ll be there – I dare you all to have a listen 😝

5. What do you miss the most? Daily routine,

6. Best lockdown survival tip - don’t keep the news channel on for too long and step away from the cookie jar… you don’t need any more Oreo’s today Lucy!!

 

Xander – Digital Artworker

1. What is your favourite lockdown snack? Skips!

2. What is your favourite lockdown drink? Pepsi Max (It’s all Asda had left).

3. What are you watching – recommendations for lockdown films or box sets? Breaking Bad > El Camino.

4. Best lockdown song? The LaFontaines - Class

5. Best lockdown survival tip? Get Netflix!

6. What do you miss the most? McDonalds.

 

Jim - Fitter

1. What is your favourite lockdown snack? Any biscuit

2. What is your favourite lockdown drink? Tea /coffee

3. What are you watching – recommendations for lockdown films or box sets? Disney +  got all the marvel films and more

4. Best lockdown song? Any Foo Fighters song

5. Best lockdown survival tip? Keep your normal routine

6. What are you missing most? Kerian’s moaning haha

 

Lucy out exploring on a walk…even the sheep are following the advice!

 

Lucy out exploring on a walk…even the sheep are following the advice!

 

Gregor the Goldendoodle telling John H that he can see people on lockdown out of the window…

 

 

Xander’s latest project – an immaculate classic Mini with only 26k miles is keeping him busy during lockdown!

 

Craig - Project Administrator

1. What is your favourite lockdown snack? Fry’s Orange Cream

2. What is your favourite lockdown drink? Coca Cola (Full Fat)

3. What are you watching – recommendations for lockdown films or box sets? Just watched Spencer Confidential and about to watch Le Mans 66. Sky Movies, Netflix and Amazon Prime and coming good this month!

4. Best lockdown song? Holding out for Saturday night GBX! Lol.

5. Best lockdown survival tip? Stay pals with your wife and don’t made her mad.

 

Jenny – Digital Artworker

1. What is your favourite lockdown snack? Pringles

2. What is your favourite lockdown drink? Diet Coke or wine (the latter after 5 o’clock ish) 😊

3. What are you watching – Friends (again) from the beginning!

4. Best lockdown song? Anything from Abba

5. Best lockdown survival tip? Take each day at a time!

6. What are you missing most – All your lovely faces!!!! 😊

 

Tracey – Fitter

1. What is your favourite lockdown snack? Butterkist Toffee Popcorn

2. What is your favourite lockdown drink? Quarantini cocktail

3. What are you watching – recommendations for lockdown films or box sets? Braindead boxset

4. Best lockdown song? I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

5. Best lockdown survival tip? Don’t overdose on world news!

 

Kieran – Fitter

1. What is your favourite lockdown snack? Mr Kipling Angel Cake

2. What is your favourite lockdown drink? Coke Zero

3. What are you watching – recommendations for lockdown films or box sets? The Money Heist (Netflix).

4. Best lockdown song? Physical “Dua Lipa”

5. Best lockdown survival tip? Continuing to exercise

6. What are you missing most? Catching up with friends at the gym

 

Ainsley – Project Team Manager

1. What is your favourite lockdown snack? Gherkins. Down to my last one which I've been saving since yesterday.

2. What is your favourite lockdown drink? Cooncil juice (water) - keep hydrated folks!

3. What are you watching – recommendations for lockdown films or box sets? Contagion. World War Z. The Road.

4. Best lockdown song? I Will Survive

5. Best lockdown survival tip? Nap. A lot.

 

John H – Marketing & Customer Services Manager

1. What is your favourite lockdown snack? BBQ Mini Cheddars

2. What is your favourite lockdown drink? Ribena (or a Laphroaig/Talisker if you are buying)

3. What are you watching – recommendations for lockdown films or box sets? Ray Donovan, Game Of Thrones and Sons Of Anarchy

4. Best lockdown song? Welcome To The Jungle by Guns n Roses (reminds me of my last trip to the supermarket)

5. Best lockdown survival tip? Talk to friends and family every day!

 

John B – Commercial Manager

1. What is your favourite lockdown snack?  Chilli heat Doritos

2. What is your favourite lockdown drink? Bourbon

3. What are you watching – recommendations for lockdown films or box sets? Old Footie matches

4. Best lockdown song? American Pie

5. Best lockdown survival tip? Stay away from your children as much as possible!!

 

Paul – General Manager

1. What is your favourite lockdown snack? Lidl’s biscuit rings…OMG full pack with a brew is easily done!

2. What is your favourite lockdown drink? I would love to be rock n roll and say a good Malt, but it’s tea a good old cup of tea

3. What are you watching – recommendations for lockdown films or box sets? Not really had a chance to watch much, but at night I’m watching Westworld, Picard, Vikings with some Top Gear and Grand Tour thrown in.

4. Best lockdown song?  Angry Planet – New Model Army

5. Best lockdown survival tip? Blank your host screen when working at home, Don’t watch the news, stay off Social Media and get a Land rover (keeps me occupied)

6. What do you miss most? Freedom and full shelves!

Bella checking her morning emails before giving me a list of essential tasks…

 

Ruby the Boxer basking in some indoor sunshine and enjoying Craig working from home.

 

 

Sasha the Boa – an expert in “wrapping” (including vehicles) hanging out with Ainsley at home.

 

Jenny enjoying some dance time with her daughter?

 

My biggest concern is that all my human colleagues and friends stay safe during what is a very difficult situation for people across the world. I hope that you enjoyed this month’s blog and we will continue to keep you posted with the latest from the team at Smart Graphics team. Please remember that we are still open for business should you need us and that we are taking stringent measures to ensure the safety of our customers, suppliers and the Smart team (further details can be found under the Covid 19 section of the site).

Also, we understand that working from home in the current climate can be frustrating and challenging so please feel free to pick up the phone for a chat or drop us an email to let us know what you have been doing during lockdown!

 

Stay safe!

 

Milo (Office Dog)

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