All posts tagged "london"

What's happening at our Central London Conference Venues

Bye Bye Britain

The Christmas break, when all conferences come to a stop as people all over the UK are way too busy drinking good wine and eating turkey, is the ideal time to do some works around our conference rooms.  It is lovely to discuss the new color of a wall or the application of our logo across the cloak room, and think of many other ways to give our venues a...

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Christmas Fever

I assume this week I am writing this blog for no reader at all. Why? It is almost Christmas! And yes, that is less about reindeers and peace on earth than it is about gift frenzy and general panic. Who has been to Oxford Street lately knows, the countdown has started and there is no escape. Every year I attempt to outsmart the rest of the population, and take great...

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Ever since snow was announced to fall in London this weekend, I had been anxiously waiting. Few things transport me – and many others with me – more efficiently back to childhood than the sight of a snow covered landscape. Add to that the magical decorative lights that are appearing all over the city and the sound of Christmas carols, and I almost believe in Santa Claus again! Therefore, big was...

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Full House

After a long radio silence here is the Cavendish Blog back on track! Being an imported item that has happily adopted the English way of living, I have noticed in myself a very English tendency to whinge about the weather. Lesson in culture well learned, but I am surely starting to annoy myself with the amount of times I manage to exclaim ‘it’s cold!’ in a day.   That it’s...

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Ecology über alles

In our conference rooms the air con is starting to switch from cooling to heating mode, cold water is swapped for hot tea, and in the office the little mobile heaters are being called upon – the cold has undeniably arrived. And with it, a heavy conscience: all this energy wasted just to keep ourselves warm! There must be better ways to do that… but how far are we willing...

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How big is the sense of humour of the English? As an outsider, I perceived in these months that English humour is quite brilliant. Understated, dry and subtle, but ever present for those who look out for it. Working in conferences, it is an important factor that makes our work so much nicer every day. We make phone calls to our clients, we talk to numerous delegates, and many of...

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