Welcome to our virtual birthday party for the head of Holiday head-quarters, Matthew Mead.
Behold the invitation:
Matthew also has ingrained in him, from his father, that you have to have a birthday cake; ordering dessert while out to a birthday dinner does not suffice. Other things that don't cut it include: strawberry shortcake, tarts, tortes, and cupcakes. (We did do that one year and it was acceptable, but I wouldn't try it again..)."
Now, back to the party.
In addition to our beloved HOLIDAY readers, gathered round to help blow out the candles are:
(clockwise from top left: Matthew, Jenny, Sarah, Stacey and Linda)
And seated at the head of the table is Matthew's sidekick, Oscar: