On the subject of Holidays, our Quality Manager has just jetted of to Spain looking to enjoy some sunshine.  Should be relaxing by the beach as I type.  Personally been to a wedding in Portsmouth last weekend, enjoyable day was had by all.  Coincidentally met a fellow chemical etcher, he works for an American etching company.  Amazing how you can attend a social occasion and end up talking shop throughout the evening, mind you the quality of the metallurgy discussion did deteriorate as the wine took effect!  Nice chap though.