The Farr Family

This Is the Blog of the Farr family, Sam and Wendy Farr and their Daughters Nichola and Helen plus their husbands Andy Higby and David Mattock. They all live in the Bath Area. Sam works as a freelance photographer after taking voluntary redundancy from The Bath Chronicle after 20 years, Andy is a freelance Manager for various Charities and David a Computer programmer. David and Helen have our two Granddaughters, Tabitha and Lottie they can be seen at

Friday, December 30, 2005

A Years end story of gluttony

When I was working for the old Central Electricity Generating Board, the canteen ladies were very friendly, if you smiled at the lady dishing up the sweet she would put an extra lump of sponge in the dish and cover it in chocolate sauce.

Well to cut a long story short I smiled she dished up the extra sponge and I gobbled it.

Returning to the department feeling, gosh I shouldn’t have eaten that, I was told that Michael Faraday the board’s helicopter was waiting outside.

I was soon a many hundred feet over Blagdon Lake in a helicopter with the whole side removed in a rainstorm.

I was trying to photograph the technician testing an infrared heat sensing camera mounted behind me, but having to do it over my shoulder, as I couldn’t undo my safety belt for obvious reasons.

The pictures below show Peter Gibson one of the boards pilots, and me looking like I had eaten too much sponge pudding.

I have been unable to look a chocolate sponge in the eye since the day.


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