05Nov

Shireburn 35th Anniversary Staff Trip – Gozo

As part of its 35th Anniversary celebrations, Shireburn Software  treated its team to a day trip to Gozo, on Saturday 13th October. The event was organised by Shireburn’s very own social committee which is made up of representatives from each department.

Inspite of bad weather with heavy rainfall that morning, we braved the elements. We had an early start catching the 9am ferry to Mgarr (Gozo), and then headed to Xlendi for a much-needed coffee. We then made our way to the world-famous Cittadella, which has recently undergone a process of preservation and restoration. Here, we had the opportunity to visit the Gozo Museum of Archaeology, the Gran Castello Historic House, the Gozo Nature Museum, the Old Prison and we saw the video at the Citadel Visitor Centre. This was an interesting experience, especially for first-time visitors like myself.

Our next stop was at Ta’ Mena Estate, where we were treated to a tour of the premises and abundant food and wine tasting of the owners’ produce. For dessert, Daniel and myself were surprised with a birthday cake!

Later that afternoon, with full bellies and all smiles, we departed in high spirits and set off on our journey back home. Thanks to management and all social committee organisers for a wonderful treat, and to everyone for the enjoyable company! Looking forward to the next activity.

 

 

19Jun

Shireburn Staff Sicily Trip 2017

Catania 2017
Catania, Sicily

Shireburn Software treated its team to a one-day road trip in Sicily, last Saturday 17th July.

The growing team of 47 has achieved some remarkable milestones over recent months, so it was time for a rewarding team-building trip.

The plan: A full day of sightseeing, good food and wine, and lots of laughter, the Sicilian way.

The day started off as early as 5:50am, with a flight to Catania.

Once our feet were on the ground, we kicked off with a typical Sicilian breakfast consisting of coffee and croissants in the main square of Catania.

Next, we headed to the baroque city of Noto and after a brief talk about its history by our tour guide, we indulged in some local granita and brioche.

Planeta Winery 2017
Planeta Winery

For lunch, the group visited the famous Planeta Winery for a tour around the winery and its vineyards, and a wine tasting session, accompanied by an amazing buffet of typical Sicilian food. The team got to enjoy an outdoor lunch in the picturesque Sicilian countryside.

Siracusa was next on the list, with visits to the Greek theatre and Ortigia island.

The day finished off with a boat tour around the harbour at sunset, accompanied by a typical ‘aperitivo’ on board.

Boat Trip 2017
Siracusa Sunset Tour

More photos can be found on our Facebook Page Album here.