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"I have worked at FMB for over 8 years and my role is that of Team Leader. On 7th February I will be embarking on a Holiday of a Lifetime with my partner, Robert.

The 10th March is my next day back at work so I cannot wait to set my ‘out of office’ on Thursday!

I have never been on such a long holiday before and FMB has kindly let me have the time off work.

With the State Retirement Age being put back from 60 to over 67 years I felt I wanted to do something special and exciting now rather than wait another 14 years. Now you all know my age!

Myself and Robert fly out to Auckland on 7th February and will stay at the Sky City Hotel for 3 days. We then board P&O Aurora to embark on one of their World Cruises.

We will visit the Bay of Islands, then on to Sydney, Brisbane, Whitsunday Islands & Cairns. I have booked an excursion for a once in a lifetime experience at the world’s largest reef system, the Great Barrier Reef.

Aurora will then cruise to the Philippines, staying at Manila, where we will visit the old city. From there the ship sails to China and we get offshore in Shanghai, one of the world’s most fascinating cities, bursting with ancient traditions, culture and modern technology. Another port of call in China is Xiamen, once a major seaport for Imperial China.

The final place we step offshore for a couple of days is vivid and vibrant Hong Kong. I have planned a tram ride to Victoria Peak, where visitors come from all over the world to see the spectacular views. If time, I am hoping to get a ‘made to measure’ outfit from tailors in Kowloon. Hopefully I shall be wearing it when you next visit FMB!"

Angela Nottingham, Senior Client Services Supervisor, FMB

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