First and foremost Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Wow, what a year it has been. At Business Review Webinars we’ve had our busiest ever year with 210 successful webinars and a transition onto a shiny new operating system. I hope Santa leaves me and my team an extra special gift under our little adorned work Christmas tree.
I’ll keep my introduction brief this month as I’m sure you have presents to wrap and mistletoe to stand beneath.
This year I’m spending my first ever Christmas in the United Kingdom and am looking forward to indulging in your traditional Christmas dinner. No more carp for me – it’s turkey all the way! Interestingly, the turkey first appeared on Christmas tables in England in the 16th century, and popular history tells of King Henry VIII being the first English monarch to have turkey for Christmas. I hope to have a feast as grand as I’m sure his was.
The turkey is not the norm for other countries though. In Sweden they enjoy Julbord; a three course meal starting with pickled herring, a main course of cold meats (as if it won’t be chilly enough) and rounded off with meatballs, sausages and casserole. Alternatively, in Italy you could enjoy a slap up meal of tortellini pasta, lamb and delightful panettone.
Wherever you are, whatever you eat, however you celebrate and whichever gifts you receive, once again, I and all of BRW wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.