07 June 2013

Weight of fruit (or cones)

If the quantity of 'fruit' indicates the length or harshness of winter then according to our Lawson's Cypress trees it's going to be stonker.  The branches are bowing under the weight and the sycamores are smothered too.  However, the crab apple doesn't have as much blossom as last year but to balance that the bramley has more than for a long time.  In the mean time we're going to enjoy summer now that it's arrived, glorious warm sunshine these last couple of days - far too nice to be stuck in the office but until we get anti-glare screens on the laptops we're tied to indoors.

One problem with an open plan office - poor AW is being bombarded with small cries of "yes", "oh, no" and "get in" as KH and HB keep tabs on their various sporting fixes, Lions tour (wow 69:17), French Open (well done Tsonga, come on Nadal),  ICC Championship Trophy (cricket where it looks like "the Windies are going to send Pakistan packing") and the qualifying round for the the Canadian Grand Prix.  Well, it kept her distracted long enough to remember that she's left Tony the Tortoise outside and has had to phone home to ask if someone can "chuck him in the greenhouse".

Possible disruption to online services.
We've received notice from our webhosting company that they will be carrying out maintenance on their hardware which may result in some disruption in the early hours of Wednesday 12 June.
"In order to improve our network resiliency, integrate our datacentre network with our global network and to improve capacity, we have arranged for this important work to take place on:
Wednesday 12th June 2013 at 00:01 to 06:00
We anticipate the works will take between 2 and 3 hours to complete however customers should only experience two windows of loss or partial loss of service for 30 to 45 minutes during this period."
If you experience any problems with the website, or emails, at any point after this maintenance period please contact us and provide as much information as possible which we can then relay to the webhosts. Just in case it does affect our emails please use our backup system and contact us on: thecjsteam@googlemail.com

Despite the many and varied distractions the latest Weekly edition has gone to press with 45 adverts for paid posts and 17 for volutneers, there's lots of new this week too bringing it up to 16 pages.  And, this week includes the latest CJS Focus which time is on Visitor Management and Engagement in affiliation with the Association for Heritage interpretation - more of that on Monday.