Our Managing Director Angela just got back from a 4 week European holiday and judging by her tan and photos she had a terrific time. She visited Greece where she caught up with her family on the islands of Kos and Nisyros (see picture below of Angela checking a report under a fig tree by the pool whilst on holidays). Then she caught up with friends in Cheshire, England (who by the way live in the same area as a number of Manchester United soccer players) and drank her very first pint of bitter (see proof below). The last leg of her trip saw her going to Stockholm, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark. In Copenhagen she attended a Danish wedding which was great fun. Lots of different wedding traditions/customs were observed, such as: – when glasses are tapped the bride and groom kiss (no big deal – we’ve seen that before); when glasses are tapped extra hard and long the bride and groom must stand on their chairs and kiss. This gets very hard to do after a few drinks; and when guests stomp their feet the bride and groom must kiss under the table. – when the bride leaves the (reception) room all female guests must form a procession and kiss the groom and vice versa when the groom leaves the room. (The groom had a weak bladder so the male guests were up to kiss the bride at least 5 times!) – guests sing Danish wedding songs which are customized to the current bride and groom. – just before midnight the groom is grabbed by a group of male guests and his tie and toes of this socks are cut off to signify that he’s now under control of his wife. – guests can’t leave the reception till the bride and groom leave, dancing started after midnight, a supper was served at 2.30am ( the wedding dinner/feast finished at 11pm) and wedding reception finally ended at 5am! Angela’s only been back for a week, but she’s already talking about her next holiday, that is, until a credit card bill arrives and all talk suddenly stops!
Angela working under Fig tree
Angela’s first pint of bitter