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One of the problems we have with winter is not just the cold, wet and miserable weather. It also means that most of your activities are indoors-related. It’s not as if you can bundle the kids, the dog, and all the accessories into the car and head off to a fun park somewhere. Nor can you organise an outdoors BBQ. Well, my friends in Australia can do that, even in winter. Have you noticed that there are very few, if any, charity type fundraising events in the middle of a UK winter? It makes sense of course. (more…)

Originally posted 2016-04-12 12:19:55. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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When you’re moving from your old home to a new place, there can be plenty to cause you stress. Apart from all the legal red tape, you’ll need to make sure that all of your belongings are safely packed and ready for the movers. If you’re about to tackle that tiresome task, make sure you have a few paper bags with you to help the process go smoothly and save money at the same time. (more…)

Originally posted 2016-07-27 22:05:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Awnings provided sufficient shade for any deck or porch. They also help in reducing the heating bill during the summer months by minimizing the contact that the sun has with the exterior of the home. Retractable awnings Montreal help to take the convenience an additional step. Instead of always offering shade, the awnings are able to be retracted so that the level of sun that is shining on the home or deck can be adjusted. You also have the option or either a manual or awning version that allows you to either automatically or manually adjust the amount of sun that is seen.

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Originally posted 2015-07-15 01:38:34. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The holidays are quickly approaching. Do you know the recommended deadlines for shipping your holiday packages?

It’s already the middle of November, and once Thanksgiving is over, the holiday chaos really begins from hectic Christmas shopping to frantically writing holiday cards and standing in long lines at the post office to send packages and cards to out-of town loved ones.  Different continents, including the UK, Europe, and North America have recommended ship dates and other holiday packaging tips so you don’t feel as overwhelmed. (more…)

Originally posted 2014-11-25 03:58:38. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Just because a drug is something that is prescribed by a doctor doesn’t always make it safe to take, especially if it’s being taken by someone that it wasn’t prescribed to, or it is being taken in a way it wasn’t prescribed. Since there are plenty of adults that don’t pay attention to these precautions it makes sense that kids might have an issue with it as well. (more…)

Originally posted 2016-11-18 16:08:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Badgers and bats in the UK

The Field Studies Council is determined to get kids to spend more time outside and so it’s offering week-long holidays at bargain prices at its centres across the UK. Stay at Orielton in Pembrokeshire between July 22 and August 8 and you’ll have badgers, bats and more on your doorstep. Bedrooms are mainly small dorms, there’s a games room, and a lounge with an open fire. Outdoors is a five-a-side football pitch and low
ropes course.
Details It’s £20pp per night full board plus afternoon cake, and one free activity per night stayed. A week’s holiday for a family of four costs £560 (www.real-family-holidays.org)

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Originally posted 2015-08-22 14:39:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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This video game is based on the Star Wars movies. The first in the series of games was launched in 2004 by LucasArts and was an instant hit. The video game has versions for play on different devices. Star wars Battlefront Mobile squadron for mobile devices as the name suggests and the Elite Squadron for handheld game consoles. EA released their version of Star Wars Battlefront in November of 2015 and it has been a hit.  (more…)

Originally posted 2016-02-26 16:34:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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When it comes to any experience you’d have with a hot tub, size definitely matters, whether you’re planning on buying and installing one for your home or indeed if you’re going away on holiday and you want a room with a hot tub in it. As much as size matters however, it matters in different ways depending on what point of view you’re looking at it from.

If you’re going to have an indoor hot tub installed in your home, for example, a bigger hot tub will have greater cost implications for you, both in terms of its purchase and its installation. Size also has implications with regards to its operation and maintenance.

Generally the bigger the hot tub, the more expensive it’ll be to buy and the higher the costs of its operation will be in terms of filling it up with water – filling it up with hot water which you’ll want to keep warm for as long as possible. There’s also the power that has to go into operating some of its other features like the jets and in some of the hot tubs the self-cleaning mechanisms.

On the flip side of the size consideration is when you’re not seeking to own the hot tub yourself and you’re perhaps away on holiday somewhere where a hot tub comes with your room. In that case, then size still matters, but that’s when you’ll want to go as big as you can possibly get. After all, the price of the water and lights is built into the room rate, so you can Jacuzzi it up to your heart’s content. That is after all what hot tubs are made for – to be fully enjoyed as long and as much as you can.

Going back to the size consideration in relation to installing a hot tub in your home, unless you’re having it fitted in a recently built home with a more modern architectural plan and design, chances are the interior profile of your bathroom isn’t really optimised for a hot tub. Hot tubs are primarily for entertainment and relaxation in any case, so you’d perhaps not want to install it in your bathroom.

Hot tubs go best in entertainment areas and that’s why some are even best placed outside or built into the decking in your outdoor space.

Since the biggest hot tubs can get really expensive because of their size, however, one can perhaps go for portable hot tubs which are also known as inflatable hot tubs. Portable hot tubs have become seriously sophisticated these days with just about as many features as you can get in a permanent hot tub.

Design-wise portable hot tubs have also come very far and you can probably quite easily find one that fits in with the outdoor surroundings you’ll be using it in, so going portable with your choice in hot tubs can have you enjoying the biggest hot tub you can get.

However, all this being said, maybe a hot tub purchase isn’t for you. Summer is fast approaching and making a hot tub decision is a big one. Take a look into last minute hot tub breaks to ‘test the water’. There are loads on offer all around the UK and it’s well worth looking into before taking the plunge.

We’ve booked through iknow UK before, they have so much choice for hot tub  holidays and hot tub breaks. They have a great selection of cottages with hot tubs.

So as much as size matters with your hot tub, it ultimately comes down to your personal experience with it, so it’s not simply a matter of the bigger the better.

Originally posted 2017-07-10 10:47:09. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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We all deserve a little time for ourselves every once in a while. It doesn’t make us bad parents. In fact, it’s good for the whole family if we take a little time out for ourselves when the opportunity arises. (more…)

Originally posted 2015-11-16 16:52:08. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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While warm summers are all about sundresses and short skirts for those ladies that love a casual dressy look, colder weather doesn’t mean you need to pack up every dress you own. While you will want to put away the ones that don’t offer you much coverage, you can also start working with layers. (more…)

Originally posted 2015-10-20 15:55:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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