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September 7, 2018

Hire a Wedding Planner

Filed under: England,Events,Scotland,Services,United Kingdom — Tags: , — needahand @ 5:09 pm

Hire a Wedding Planner – Organizing a wedding event can be a very stressful time, there is just so much to remember and so many things to do. To take away much of that worry and anxiety you should think about hiring a professional wedding planner to do most of that worrying for you. Wedding planners know everything there is to know about organizing a wedding and will simply take it in their stride, leaving you free to enjoy the run up to your big day. You will find that it takes a big load off your shoulders when you can rely on somebody else to take all the stress and it means that you will enjoy your day more when it finally comes around since you will be more relaxed and able to cope with the process. Simply knowing that nothing has been forgotten and that everything has been thought about and taken care of. Employing a wedding planner is not a cheap option but is well worth the cost when you think about the many benefits.

http://www.weddingplannerz.uk

June 17, 2018

Handyman Odd Job Man

Handyman Odd Job Man – When you’ve got a load of odd jobs that need attending to around your home and garden it is either time to get those tools out and get to work, or find the contact details of your local handyman so that you can call him in to have a look at them. It’s easy to keep putting off doing these jobs so you need to get them sorted right away before even more things go wrong. Hiring a handyman is usually a good way to save a bit of money rather than hiring specialist tradesmen who, as we all know, cost a fortune. Many handymen can just as effectively do these jobs, but at a fraction of the cost. Make sure they are capable of doing the jobs that you have planned and that they are not taking on more than they can handle. Once you’ve got yourself a decent handyman, you can call him in any time that you have an odd job to do and not have them building up and becoming a burden.

Useful handyman site: http://www.handymanic.uk/

July 16, 2017

Find a Good Gardener

Find a Good Gardener – If your garden is getting in a mess and you simply don’t have the time in your busy life to attend to it properly, it just might be the time to call in some expert help. That help would come in the form of your friendly professional gardener, who can help you with all aspects of your garden and get it looking beautiful once more. Even better, if you get him/her to visit on a regular basis (maybe once a month), they will be able to keep it looking fantastic, allowing you the time to enjoy it, entertain in it, and also look and admire it. Gardening is jost one of those jobs that you either love or hate, and if you hate it, you are going to put it off for as long as you can, meaning the garden just gets more unmanageable and overgrown, making it even more unlikely that you will tackle it any time soon. A professional gardener will soon get to grips with it and will know exactly what needs to be done to get the best results, he/she will sort out the lawn, tidy up your hedges and shrubs, trim and prune trees, mend the gate and fencing, clean your patio and put up that new garden shed that you have been promising yourself for years.

July 12, 2017

Have You Tried Salsa

Filed under: England,Scotland,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 8:58 am

Have You Tried Salsa? – Ever fancied taking dancing lessons? Too embarrassed, not got the time or got two left feet? Come out of the closet and try your hand (or your feet) at salsa dancing which has become so popular these days. So, what is the attraction? Well it is a lot of fun for a start, it will help you get fit, you will learn a new skill and you will get out and meet lots of new people. That should be enough to tempt you to have a go at salsa, if not just climb back in that closet! Have a look around your local community and see if anyone is offering salsa classes, if you are lucky you might find someone offering a free trial class or taster class, this would be a good opportunity to have a go and see if you like it, nothing ventured, nothing gained. If you had fun and would like to do more you can book a series of classes where you can join lots of other like-minded people who all want to learn salsa. You could try a dedicated salsa course which might have fewer people and give you time to learn the steps properly, large classes can get a bit frantic. You can learn salsa dancing as a single person or as a couple, if you are single it is a great opportunity to meet new people of the opposite sex, you never know you might even meet a new partner. SO why not give salsa a bash and see hoe you get on.

April 6, 2017

Need a New Staircase

Filed under: DIY,England,Scotland,Services — Tags: , , — needahand @ 5:49 pm

Need a New Staircase? – There comes a time for most of us when that tired old staircase starts to look a bit dreary and delapidated. What do you do? Do you restore or renovate your existing staircase of do you replace it with a shiney new model? Perhaps the first step might be to call in a staircase fitter to have a look at what you have currently got, maybe he can make some suggestions as to what might be the best course of action. You might be able to change your whole house around by moving or switching round your staircase, you might be able to incorporate a new style of staircase, maybe a spiral staircase or a floating staircase. This could dramatically change the look of your house and you could be the envy of your friends and relatives. This is not going to be cheap though, so be ready to shell out some serious money if you are planning this type of remodelling. If you live somewhere like London, you could find that you will actually add more to the value of your home than the cost of doing the job, of course this does not just apply for London, this could be true wherever you live, so you might want to investigate just how much value you could add to your property in your particular area.

February 19, 2014

Local Town Centre Maps

Filed under: England,Scotland,Spain,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 2:28 pm

To continue with our maps theme, we have recently added some new subdomains to the main website, featuring town centre maps for the UK and various other places such as Spain and the Republic of Ireland. The UK has been split into its relevant countries with maps from England, Wales and Northern Ireland added to the Scotland section  which was done previously. So if maybe you are planning a visit to Swansea in Wales, you can get a city centre map. If you are planning a trip to Belfast in Northern Ireland, you can get a city centre map, and if you are holidaying in Torrevieja, Spain, you can get a map for here as well.

November 14, 2013

Useful Maps of Scotland

Filed under: maps,Scotland,Travel,United Kingdom,Websites — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 2:42 pm

Useful Maps of Scotland – For any of you traveling up to Scotland in the near future, we have just added a new website of town and city district maps which you might find useful. You can get a town centre map for any city and major town in Scotland, find local facilities, surrounding towns and villages, and find districts and specific areas of each town and city. For instance you can get a city centre map of Glasgow or Aberdeen, or get a district map for Alloa or Gretna. Pay a visit using the link below:

http://www.scotland.mapamundo.co.uk/

April 5, 2012

Aberdeen Scotland

Filed under: Scotland,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 11:58 am

Aberdeen Scotland – Aberdeen the third city of Scotland , is located in north-east of Britain, on the shores of the North Sea, through which it is the European capital of offshore oil. Since 1891, Aberdeen has the official city status. This is one of the richest cities in the UK. In 2009, houses in the suburbs of Aberdeen were ranked the most expensive in Scotland. Aberdeen has several nicknames: The Granite City, The Grey City and The Silver City, together with Golden Sands. These nicknames are taken from the granite used to construct buildings in Aberdeen, and sand of its shores. Since the discovery of oil in the North Sea during the 1970’s, sometimes it is nicknamed The Oil Capital of Europe or The Energy Capital of Europe. Aberdeen has won 10 times the competition of cities and villages in bloom the United Kingdom. To drive from Aberdeen to Edinburgh is 126 miles and to drive from Aberdeen to Glasgow is 146 miles.

See a detailed Aberdeen map here: http://www.my-towns.co.uk/aberdeen-map.html

Kelso Borders Scotland

Filed under: Scotland,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 11:30 am

Kelso Scotland – Kelso is a small town in Scotland located in the region of Scottish Borders to the south-east of Edinburgh, on the banks of the Tweed. The settlement moved after the founding of the Abbey of Kelso in 1128. Its name comes from the chalky soil where there was an existing plant then called Calkou. It is famous for its streets and its main square which is fully paved, its Georgian houses, which Sir Walter Scott , the famous British writer who was a student in the local high school, said was “the most beautiful and perhaps be the most romantic village in Scotland”. The local rugby club, Kelso RFC , is one of the most famous of Scotland. Kelso is also known for its racecourse which has meetings for National Hunt horse racing. Kelso is to the south-east of Edinburgh.

View a map of Kelso, Scotland here: http://www.my-towns.co.uk/kelso-map.html

December 11, 2010

Flowers Delivered UK

Filed under: England,Scotland,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 4:55 pm
Flowers Delivered UK

Flowers Delivered UK

As an added service on some of our UK websites we are now offering a flower delivery service, operated through Eden4Flowers on of the UK’s leading delivery specialists. As well as flowers, you can organise other products to be delivered next day, such as chocolates, hampers and champagne. So get your flowers delivered now in the UK by visiting our website page: Flowers Delivered UK.

November 24, 2010

Carlisle Cumbria

Filed under: England,History,Scotland,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 4:22 pm

Its position just south of Hadrian’s Wall has meant that Carlisle has always over the centuries, been continually contested by the English and the Scots, as the two battled for possession of the town. Carlisle Castle was built in 1092 by William Rufus, and many of its original features can still be seen today, including the keep and the main gate. If you are visiting Carlisle, be sure to take a peek at Carlisle cathedral, with its fine vaulted ceiling, and some original Norman sections. Also worth a look is the Jacobean Tullie House, which now hosts an art galley and museum. The city is situated at the confluence of 3 rivers, and when the weather is fine thare can be no better way to spend a couple of hours than to take a stroll along the River Eden. Carlisle is in the county of Cumbria and can be reached by road using the M6, it is a 126 mile drive from Liverpool.

September 2, 2009

Discovery Point Dundee Scotland

Filed under: Scotland,United Kingdom — Tags: , — needahand @ 4:33 pm

If travelling around the city of Dundee in Scotland this year, you should certainly consider a visit to Discovery Point, a major tourist attraction for the city. Discovery Point is where Captain Scott’s ship the RSS Discovery is on display, and there you can follow in the footsteps of Scott and his crew and get an idea of what life was like onboard this historic ship which sailed to Antarctica. With an audio / visual show, computer based multimedia, and guided tours, you will find plenty for the whole family to do at the Discovery Point adventure in Dundee. Discovery Point is located on Discovery Quay on the waterfront just before the Tay Road Bridge. Dundee Map.

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