Czech out my New Year!

Happy 2015!

Like the sun slowly yawning over the horizon we ease into yet another year and reflect on how the last one went. For us at Business Review Webinars, 2014 was the biggest year ever as we produced and successfully delivered our largest number of webinars. We look forward to seeing what this year has in store.

Rural signboard - Forward - Backward






Looking ahead now; According to Back to the Future, 2015 is the year of hoverboards and automatic shoe laces and while we might not be quite there just yet, many of the technological advancements predicted in that wonderful movie have come true; flat screen TVs, Google Glass, and Skype to name a few. I just hope I bump into Doc Brown and Marty McFly at some point. Wouldn’t that be an adventure?

I had a particularly hearty Christmas! Although I wasn’t home in Czech Republic for traditional delicious carp, here in the UK I enjoyed Christmas meats, cheeses and chocolates and then partied the night away on December 31st.

Christmas dinner. Holiday decorated table with roasted turkey






Now, concentrating on the immediate future; although January is supposed to be a time for resolutions, diets, detoxing, and new ways of thinking – I’d like to talk about some of the really great events in London I shall be attending.

First up is the London Boat Show. This is a fascinating week with over 450 exhibitors showcasing hundreds of boats, products and brands. It’s the perfect place to satisfy your intrigue, interest and passion in the depths of winter. My favourite attraction apart from gazing at all the lovely boats is The Watersports Pool. It’s an indoor poor packed with activities such as canoeing or kayaking and is really great fun.

I’ll also be attending The Art of the Brick which runs until April at the Old Truman Brewery.  This no ordinary art exhibition! Rather, an exhibition created with millions of Lego building blocks, unique in its scope and ranging from new conceptual pieces, to replicas of iconic classical artwork. This travelling exhibition is one of the most extraordinary and innovative exhibitions in recent memory and it speaks to all ages. It includes over 100 pieces of art. I don’t know about you but I love Lego.

My favourite fictional wizarding school is definitely Hogwarts and now it has been brought to life at Warner Bros Studios in London until the end of the month. The breath-taking Hogwarts castle model is currently covered in a blanket of snow. You get the chance to see the castle’s festive makeover up close, as well as the iconic Great Hall decorated for Christmas using the actual golden partridges, baubles and props seen in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. They even let muggles in!

Illustration of the holy family and three kings






I also celebrated Three King’s Day also known as Epiphany which is a Christian holiday on January 6th. It is a feast day traditionally on the last day of Christmas though in different countries it is now celebrated on different dates. I took a break from my New Year’s diet for a huge meal ending with some delicious traditional English fruitcake.

To wrap up, I’m enjoying a great month I would just like to wish everybody best of luck with the year ahead and hope it’s a cracking one for us all.

Aneta ManningtonovaHead of Marketing Business Review Webinars

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