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About Me Hi, my name is Abby. Like so many other people, I was brought up with stories of how the world used to be so different. For years, I suffered through these tales, some involving what must have been exaggerated to appear either so arduous or conversely so sweet. I imagine there were a few thrown in close to the truth, for good measure, but who knows Read More ...

Three and a half million Motability customers – and counting

Three and a half million Motability customers – and counting The Motability Scheme began in the UK in 1977 and has gone from strength to strength. In the early 1970s, only disabled people who could drive themselves received help with transportation from the government, and this was normally in the form of a small blue trike that couldn’t take passengers. When Motability was founded, it gave back a great deal of independence to many people who were – until that point – housebound for long...

What kind of manager are you?

What kind of manager are you? Even those managers with years of experience under their belts recognise that there is always room to grow. The world of business is changing at a rapid rate thanks to unprecedented advances in technology over the last few decades. Managers must therefore adapt, update their knowledge, hone their skills and look at management with fresh eyes. It is not uncommon for new technological developments to come along and shake up whole...

Tales of the Rhine

Tales of the Rhine Last month I did a luxury river cruise over 12 days from Basel to Amsterdam. It is something I would do again in a heartbeat. There are a number of magical Rhine and Moselle river cruises you can do, but the 12-day Basel to Amsterdam cruise is the one I would recommend. Day 1-6: Magic of the Black Forest, Strasbourg and fairytales in Rhine Gorge We started off in Basel, with time to explore the awesome facilities on our luxury cruise...

Benefits of Body Conditioning classes

Benefits of Body Conditioning classes We are constantly being told that we should get at least three times twenty minutes of exercise every week in order to maintain normal health. But exercise doesn’t need to be something that is yet another chore on our busy weekly schedule. Exercise can actually be fun and there’s no better way to have fun when exercising than with body conditioning classes. There are a broad range of exercise classes available to those who...

Are showers better and safer than baths?

Are showers better and safer than baths? While bathing in Western culture has not yet gone the way of the dinosaur, showering is much more popular and is considered faster, more convenient and much more eco-friendly than running a bath. Shower usage skyrocketed towards the end of the 20th century, and numerous different types of shower are now in use. There are domestic showers in multiple forms – showers over the bath with curtains, stall showers with glass doors and wet...

LCD Technology

LCD Technology Introduction The LCD, or “Liquid Crystal Display”, is ubiquitous in the world around us, in electronic devices such as digital clocks and watches, microwave ovens, laptop computers, and most recently in television screens. The nature of LCD technology means that manufacturers can do away with the CRT, or “Cathode Ray Tube” – a bulky, power-hungry piece of equipment that is responsible for the depth,...

Hire a Mountain Guide To Head Off Piste This Winter

Hire a Mountain Guide To Head Off Piste This Winter As lucky as we have been over the last few glorious months, the summer is drawing to a close and it’s time to look forward to trips over the winter months to keep us amused until the spring. If you’re currently putting together a ski trip for you and your buddies then there will always be much debate over where to go depending upon cost, travel options, snow reliability, terrain and of course ability. The first few of these...

Importance of Dining Tables

Importance of Dining Tables Dining tables are often the centre of a kitchen or eating space in a home, providing a comfortable place for the family to sit down for dinner and discuss their day. This type of furniture also has other uses, however: the main one being as a place of entertainment. Whether you’re throwing a dinner party for friends, cooking a celebratory meal for a family birthday, hosting a poker night, holding a cheese and wine evening or any...

Throwing House Parties in a Snap

Throwing House Parties in a Snap Ideas for decor, games, food, and refreshments I’m a homebody who loves to spend my weekends basking in the comforts of my own home. I value my privacy as I go about my chores, while reading a my favourite Jane Austen novels, or when I simply relax by the porch. But these aren’t my favourite past times, as I’m also fond of holding house parties. If you’re not too confident in throwing such an event at home, here are some...

A Well Organised Safari in Australia

A Well Organised Safari in Australia There’s nothing quite like a well organised Safari. You get to experience the great outdoors with an experienced guide, ready to reveal its wonders to you. Plus working with an established tour company will ensure that you get the most out of your limited time. Australia’s rugged wilderness makes for some truly spectacular safaris, and Adventure Tours Australia are always worth investigating. They offer safaris tours all...

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