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I’ve always enjoyed other countries customs and traditions as it is after all what makes us what we are and like travel, broadens the mind.

Yapp Brothers has two wings to it’s business, there’s the retail side where we run mail order and ‘clicks and bricks’ (internet and shop in non-marketing lingo) and there’s the trade side where we supply many of the great and good restaurants in the UK.

The Trade arm of the business is coordinated by Bianca (or just ‘B’ if you’ve been here long enough) and as she’s proudly Dutch we’ve all been snowballed into this special ‘Queens Day’ where the only colour of the day is orange and Holland signs in the country's first king since 1890.

 

Netherlands celebrates

 

So, while 319 miles away (Google Maps estimate of distance between Yapp HQ in Mere and Amsterdam) Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands hands over the throne to her son Prince Willem-Alexander – there’s a corner of a foreign field that is forever Holland.

 

Queen B

 

Or B’s desk to be more precise.

So roll out the pea soup, drink plenty of ‘pikatanusie’ (Jenever) play ‘Radar Love’ by Golden Earring or Andre Hazes (depending on your musical preference) and lang leven NL!

 

King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima

King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima