Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Listing: Pic Post

Monday was a landmark day for us: DH listed his company on the JSE Altex in Johannesburg. A very big deal. . . He and his fellow directors have been working very hard for more than a year toward this, so it was wonderful to experience the fulfillment of this dream. And I was there to witness it and share it with him. This pic was supposed to be the last one but Blogger is doing its thing and won't let me shift it around. Anyway, after the speeches had been made, and the TV interview was over, Theo had to do the traditional beating of the drum (pic below): a sort of "here we are" moment.
The TV interview (CNBCSA) right after the listing
DH, looking impish, thoroughly enjoying this bit.
His speech, short and powerful, with a dash of humour, as is his way. Some of the people who have been working to make this happen as well. They took stax of pics like this -
This is THE TEAM. What a fantastic crew they are. And what a moment for them! I am very proud of them all, but specially DH, of course.
That thing that looks like a trophy is actually a miniature of the drum, which they keep in their boardroom.
I had the most amazing day - quite apart from all the above, I was taken with DH to the next TV interview (Summit); allowed to sit behind the scenes in the control room and watch.
Later I watched him being interviewed for radio - that was fascinating.
At the time DH was being interviewed, other business men of substance were arriving for their interviews.
As they waited, they chatted to us and one another, so I could learn some really interesting things from them as well.
Add to all of this:- wonderful meals, some great together time, very nice hotel with garden room, good company - I am one blessed woman!

17 comments:

Lynette said...

Congratulations to you and DH, what an achievement. You know the usual story....behind every successful man ...I know that you supported him all the way.

Kate said...

Wow that is incredible! congratulations! I know all about the hard work that goes into a listing, so really well done! yay!

Meriel said...

how posh. and you looked every bit the part. from barefeet and shorts to fabulous diva in one flight.

it is very special that you were right by his side. very special !

Wenchy said...

To cool. :)

Ordinarylife said...

congratulations!!

KIRSTY said...

wow- well done! what a clever husband you have, must take after you!
Stunning header pic, BTW!

Charmaine T said...

Congrats Allie and DH!!!!!!!

This is a lifelong achievement....

I love your new header!!!!!!

allie said...

Thank you all for your "whoop whoop" comments.
So good to have friends who rejoice with me in the good times.

And yes, DH is one smart and hard working dude!

Shayne said...

Well done to DH, such an awesome achievement.

But he couldn't have done it without you.

Congrats to the both of you.

Looking very good (you) i might just add.

Simply-Mel said...

Awesome. What a journey it has been - am so ridiculously proud of my dad!

allie said...

Yes Mel - what a journey.
And, me too!

Anonymous said...

Epic, epic, epic. x x Ciao. Lis.

Joanne said...

One amazing man! Congratulations.

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