What: Dean’s Sausage Sizzle
When: Thursday the 26th February
Where: Abbey Common
It was a beautiful day for a real kiwi bbq. The smell of charred snarlers and the sounds of some dodgy tunes filled the air.
Rachel “Break-Your-BBQ” Sproken-Smith, Susan “Onion-Empress” Craig, Sarah “Monster-Sausage-Wrangler” McGregor, and Claire “I’ll-Falafel-You” Gallop put their spatulas on the line for the Graduate Research Community.
As a manager, I look to develop my team wherever I can. Witness the enjoyment on Tina’s face as I teach her how to flip a falafel on the BBQ.*
The top ten per cent of theses at Otago are classified as exceptional. It is a little known fact that in the world of charcuterie there are special classifications for exceptional sausages. 1 in 14 sausages are Monster Sausages and GRS are awestruck in their presence.
Rachel “Smasher” Spronken-Smith destroys the BBQ with a brutal prod of the tongs. Some gentle probing uncovers the fact that she doesn’t want her husband to know that she can actually barbeque and is prepared to destroy Abbey College’s equipment to avoid the grill at home.
The queue for food before the riot broke out. Rachel “Destroyer” Spronken-Smith waggled her tongs at the marauding attendees and soon got them back in line.
It was a lovely event and it was great to see so many people come along. Thanks to the team at GRS for organising it and for Abbey College for hosting it.
*<As a staff member I pretend to put up with Claire’s nonsense but actually I am thinking about Panda’s handsome and broad shoulders> Tina.
Claire Gallop, Graduate Research School