Keeping warm in winter on a budget

Keeping warm in winter on a budget

If you are not rich or strong, you need to be clever, and this is especially true in winter. Essentially, your home is your haven and the place that you want to escape to get away from the cold during the winter months. However, if your heating system is not working and you are saving for Guildford boiler repair, you might consider trying out some of these handy tips. Use your fan to warm up It might sound strange, but if you put your fan on a low setting and…

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Five Ways to Give a Marquee the Wow Factor

Five Ways to Give a Marquee the Wow Factor

When you are looking for temporary staging or an outdoor event location, a marquee is the ideal choice. Highly customisable, robust and attractive, marquees can be adapted to suit all occasions and purposes. Their flexibility also means that you can give them a real ‘wow’ factor by choosing different features and configurations. Here are some of our favourites. Image Credit The TriCone Marquee This layout joins together a single marquee from three structures, providing standalone areas around a single communal area in the centre. It can work very well where…

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How can I safely use my mobility scooter?

How can I safely use my mobility scooter?

Although you might not realise it, mobility scooters can pose hazards both for the user and for other people, so it is advisable to be aware of the safety issues and travel around safely on your scooter. Using the road or the pavement Mobility scooters come in different categories; Class 2 and Class 3. Class 2 scooters have their speed restricted to 4 miles per hour whilst Class 3 vehicles can travel at up to 8 miles per hour. Class 2 scooters should be driven on the pavement except when…

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Live music trends that are changing the way we listen to our favourite sounds

Live music trends that are changing the way we listen to our favourite sounds

Music styles are ever evolving and now the way we listen to our favourite music could be set to change too. This year has brought new trends and predictions about how live music is all going to transform. Let’s take a look at some of the expectations from some of the top industry professionals. Immersive performances HBO’s Westworld focused on the possibility of immersive theatre with customers able to take part in different storylines without the characters even realising. This concept could soon make its way to live music with…

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The Negatives of Moving Your Car Yourself

The Negatives of Moving Your Car Yourself

Has your employer decided to relocate your position cross-country? It’s not an ideal situation, but you and your family will make the best of it, I’m sure. Long distance moves are no small undertaking, even if your employer is helping foot the cost. You have to pack all of your possessions and decide what is going and what is being tossed, making this period a great time to connect with your minimalist side. One thing that a lot of people overlook until very late in their planning process is how…

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What are the Kratom effects?

What are the Kratom effects?

Kratom is a rather unique drug as a low dosage of a moderate will usually (but not always) stimulating, while a high dose is almost always enough sedative. This is because apparently the active alkaloids have both stimulating effects of sedatives. What predominates probably depends both on blood level than by individual differences among underwriters. The stimulant level: the stimulant level the mind is more alert, there is physical energy and sometimes sexual energy increases, the ability to do hard physical work, monotonous, can be improved, it is more talkative,…

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Busted 10 home maintenance and DIY myths

Busted 10 home maintenance and DIY myths

We’ve all heard these age-old myths about energy efficiency and household maintenance, but are they true? 1. The best time to water grass is in the evening Another myth. Water your garden first thing and your lawn and plants will absorb all the water they need before the sun evaporates the rest, keeping your garden disease free. 2. You must remove asbestos from the home If the asbestos fibres have been disturbed then the asbestos must be removed. Otherwise, it can remain where it is, though check regularly for signs…

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Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

The changes to your body during pregnancy and the additional pressure placed on it can increase the pressure in your leg veins, causing varicose veins to develop or become worse. There are ways that you can prevent the occurrence of varicose veins and they will often improve some time after you’ve given birth. Image Credit Why do Varicose Veins Appear? Varicose veins refer to swollen veins which can bulge close to the skin’s surface. They typically appear on the legs and are purple or blue in colour. There can be…

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Best (and worst) times to visit the Caribbean

Best (and worst) times to visit the Caribbean

The Caribbean has what is arguably some of the most desirable weather in the world. Not known for extremely hot or cold temperatures, the weather is moderate all year around. However, there are still some things to think about when deciding when to visit. Image Credit December through April Is a Time-frame with Lots of Advantages Some travel experts say the best time of year to visit the Caribbean is from December through April, especially when you’re visiting the northern Caribbean holiday destinations. During those months, the temperatures are comparatively…

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What’s the point in Art History?

What’s the point in Art History?

If you’ve ever wondered why people chose to study Art History then you might be surprised to learn that there many fascinating subjects involved and extremely useful qualities to be gained. Art History is so much more than knowing who painted what. It’s about culture, politics, economics, humanity, war, love and so many other things. Here are some great reasons to study Art History: Every piece of art tells a story Each artist who has ever created something has done so under an individual set of circumstances. The Renaissance artists…

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