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March 17, 2017

Time to Get Your Garden Straight

Filed under: Gardens,Services,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 9:19 am

Time to Get Your Garden Straight – With the winter fading and the better weather arriving, it is a good time to start thinking about getting your garden straight. Bad weather, winter storms and months of neglect, may have left you garden looking somewhat dishevelled. With our busy working lives taking up most of our waking hours it is not always easy to find the time to spend on your garden, and even when you do it seems like 3 weeks later it lokks just as bad as before. Perhaps you should start thinking about getting in a professional gardener to take over the hard work for you. Book on in for a regular visit and your garden should be looking in tip top shape before you know it. You can then spend your leisure time enjoying your garden rather than working on it. Ask a friend or family member to recommend a gardener, don’t just pick the first and cheapest one that comes along. Many so called “gardeners” are not gardeners at all, just individuals trying to earn some pin money by mowing lawns, trimming hedges and clearing up dead leaves. If that is all you want done then fine, but it is better to employ a gardener who knows his stuff and can deal with problems as they arrive, having a knowledge of what will grow in your garden, what needs doing and when and understands the effects of the seasons and weather on your plants and green spaces.

February 23, 2017

Finding a Tree Surgeon

Filed under: DIY,Gardens,Services — Tags: — needahand @ 1:37 pm

Finding a Tree Surgeon – When you have trees that are getting overgrown in your garden or on your property you should normally not try to do this by yourself. While you might think you will save money by doing it yourself you could easily cause injury to yourself, your trees or others if the task is not carried out correctly. Employing a trained tree surgeon to do the work would be your best option and you can look in local newspapers, the Yellow Pages or online to find the best person for the job. Be sure to get someone who is fully trained, not just a guy with a ladder and a chainsaw (who will likely do more damage than you would do yourself).

January 20, 2017

TV Aerial Installation

Filed under: DIY,Services,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 1:15 pm

TV Aerial Installation – From time to time you may need to get a new TV aerial installed on your house, maybe the old one is rusty and worn or perhaps it has become loose due to high winds and bad weather, or possibly you are changing to Sky and need a new dish installed. Whatever the reason you will need to contact a local aerial fitter to do the job for you. It is best not to attempt this type of job yourself as it can be pretty dangerous and also you need some special equipment in order to get your TV aerial set up correctly. Professional aerial fitters will complete this kind of task in no time and you should get perfect reception from your new aerial.

Installation of TV Aerials – From time to time you may need to get a new TV aerial installed on your house, maybe the old one is rusty and worn or perhaps it has become loose due to high winds and bad weather, or possibly you are changing to Sky and need a new dish installed. Whatever the reason you will need to contact a local aerial fitter to do the job for you. It is best not to attempt this type of job yourself as it can be pretty dangerous and also you need some special equipment in order to get your TV aerial set up correctly. Professional aerial fitters will complete this kind of task in no time and you should get perfect reception from your new aerial.

Warning: Do not try to put an aerial up yourself unless you have the correct safety equipment and adequate knowledge to do the job.

November 2, 2016

Taking Judo Classes

Filed under: Sports — Tags: , — needahand @ 3:22 pm

Taking Judo Classes – If you fancy taking up a new hobby, need something to increase your level of fitness or fancy improving your self defence capabilities, you might want to consider signing up for local Judo classes. Most major towns are home to a number of Judo clubs or schools and apart from gaining the aforementioned benefits you can also use these to meet with new people and make new friends. Now Judo is one of the more modern of the martial arts and was in fact only formulated in 1882 by one Kano Jigoro from Japan. It is now practised worldwide and is even a sport in the Olympic Games, so it has come a long way since the 1880s.

The first world champion of Judo was Shokichi Natsui who won the title in 1956.

This gentle system of unarmed combat has now become mostly a sport with complex rules and scoring methods, bit don’t let this put you off because it is a fun thing to do with plenty of health and wellbeing benefits. Maybe if you stick to it you will one day be a Black Belt!

October 31, 2016

Finding a Childminder

Filed under: England,Scotland,Services,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 6:47 pm

Finding a Childminder – In these modern times when we all lead busy lives and both parents have to work, finding a childminder is a common problem for many of us. Now of course when it comes to our kids, it is not just a case of finding a childminder but identifying a decent one who we can trust to look after our kids properly. This is not a simple objective but is made easier if you ensure that any prospective childminder that you interview is properly registered with Ofsted, meaning they and their premises have been checked out and okayed but the relevant authorities.

After scouring through local rags, the internet, Yellow Pages etc you should have a short list that you can check out. Head down to their premises (take the kids too) and check them out for yourself, you often get a “feeling” when you find the right person. Make sure they can cover the times that you need covering and make sure they are aware of all your child’s needs before they begin. Fingers crossed, all should go well if you have found the right childminder.

October 28, 2016

Dance Classes

Filed under: Events,Uncategorized — Tags: , , — needahand @ 3:21 pm

Taking Dance Classes – While is may not be everyones cup of tea, not many people would argue that taking dance classes is both a good way to keep fit and a great way to meet new people. There can be other benefits too as dancing can help with many health problems, boost your confidence and assist you to keep your weight under control. Most towns will have a choice of options for booking dance classes with lots of dance styles catered for, so pick your preferred option and get booking those dance classes right now. No need to be a wallflower and stand by the bar anymore, you will now be able to get up there and join in the fun and maybe even impress with your newly learned dance moves.

October 26, 2016

Limousine Hire

Filed under: Events,Services,Travel — Tags: , , — needahand @ 5:03 pm

Limousine Hire – For those special occasions and celebrations there is nothing quite like hiring a limousine to transport you to the venue. Eveyone likes to get a taste of how the other half live and riding in a limo is just one of the ways that you can get to feel that you are one of the priveledged few. Be it a wedding celebration, a party of a school prom night, there are many occasions that might call for the use of a limo. When booking your limo, make sure that you use a reputable company as there are plenty of cowboys out there offering an inferior service, which runs totally against the grain of what you are trying to experience. You want a limo hire service which runs smoothly throughout the entire experience without any hitches or hiccups, and ceratinly no disasters. You can use the link below to find the best limo hire companies in your area.

http://www.limohire.expertsz.co.uk/

October 25, 2016

Gutter Cleaning and Unblocking

Filed under: DIY,Uncategorized — Tags: , , — needahand @ 4:00 pm

Gutter Cleaning and Unblocking – This is a good time of the year to check out the condition of your gutters and make sure that they are clean and clear of rubbish. After the weather has been dry for a few days, get up there and pull out any leaves, rubbish and silt that may have gathered up there. Wash them out with a hosepipe and make sure everything is flowing correctly for the winter. Leaking and blocked gutters can cause damp problems in your home and you don’t want that to happen, so why not get your ladders out this weekend.

http://www.guttercleaning.expertsz.co.uk/

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