Stuck in Sweden for a couple of days at a gathering of the great and the good from the European umbrella scene. It is an event organised by EuCLUTS (the European Committee of Leadership in Umbrella Technology and Sophistication) which is a body BUBB set up a few years back. Detractors say that this was merely an excuse for me to blag some fancy trips around Europe at the expense of members but I ask you, in all seriousness, if that really was the case, would I really be holed up now in such a shithole as Malmo?
BUBB may be British in its focus but that doesn't mean there aren't things that can be learned from our European cousins. The highlight today is a talk by Swedish umbrella guru, Magnus Brollestom and there will be some top notch networking once the wortleberry wine kicks in later. As they say in Sweden, "upp paraplyet".