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It’s been somewhat of a quiet January for me and my new Mulberry clutch (thank you, Santa), as I attempted to match a certain industry editor’s pledge to stay dry during the first month of the year. Thankfully, I’ve given that up (so dull), and saw no better way to celebrate than with a couple of caipirinhas.
I love a bauble or two, and sparkly festive decor is springing up everywhere I look. Delight. One of the most spectacular decorations I’ve seen, and certainly one of the biggest, is the five-storey tree in Imagination’s offices near Tottenham Court Road, which reaches the top of the Atrium space.
Imagination staff are told the Christmas elves perform the feat of getting it in the door – I might have some insider knowledge on how it’s done, but I won’t spoil the magic.
Impressively, the 60,000 bulbs that make up those twinkling lights use the same amount of energy as it takes to boil two kettles.
And I’ve spied a bit of a cosmic theme.
The outer-space themed
We Sell Space Differently event at Harrogate International Centre on 18 November
showed off its new exhibition halls, which will open in December. Back in my hotel, I delved into my goody
bag and discovered a silver packet containing a freeze dried vanilla ice cream
sandwich designed for astronauts. I’m not sure I’ll be leaving the stratosphere
for my next event, so I’ll nibble on it later and let you know how it turns
out. Read More
My goodness, I do love a good party, and I have been busy this week. Here is a roundup of my top moments:
It was the Lord Mayor’s show last Saturday (12 November) and to celebrate the new mayor heralding from Yorkshire, he hosted a private reception, which of course I was a guest at, on board the HQS Wellington with a scrumptious Yorkshire themed menu. I then got to watch the fireworks over the Thames from an optimum vantage point on deck. Read More
Abigail hears that the self-styled ‘bad girl’ of this year’s X Factor is in fact a former finalist at industry talent show The Next Big Thing.
Unfortunately, and just like at The Next Big Thing in 2009 at the NEC in Birmingham, Kitty Brucknell couldn’t quite last the distance on this year’s X Factor and bowed out on Saturday. Read More