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When getting the Mosaics in was a sign of wealth.

Posted on: June 4, 2020

No self respecting Romano-Britain wealthy person would be without a mosaic in their home. There was a great trade for the artisan mosaicist and their visions. They would work in their studios meticulously applying the same pieces of stone and Marble Tiles  to a hessian sacking covered with a cement. We have discovered quite  a bit about the lives and workings of the mosaicist and how they provided the flooring for the many villas and…

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Getting through Airport Security quickly

Posted on: June 2, 2020

If you’ve ever travelled abroad on a foreign holiday and flown from either your local Airport or out of either of London’s Gatwick and Heathrow Terminals, you will know all the hassle that can be associated with checking in your suitcases and getting through all the security checks!  There are several things to remember before even attempting to walk through the strong security presence that is installed at all airports.  Bottles of water or liquid…

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Stay on Top of Crime – How to Prevent Burglaries

Posted on: June 2, 2020

The country is just about ready to start heading back to work again and this causes a wide range of issues and concerns for people. It might not be your first thought, but burglaries should not be underestimated, and though chances of burglaries in the home have been low since everyone has been in, with people heading back to work it is important to ensure you do not attract opportunistic burglars. Here are three common…

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Shopping on-line, from the comfort of your own front room!

Posted on: June 1, 2020

Gone are the days of traipsing around the shops, fighting your way through a throng of unhappy customers, waiting in long queues to try on clothes in a tiny cubicle then waiting in another long queue to pay for the items you’ve chosen!  This is especially poignant at the moment when the whole World is stuck in the middle of a Corona Virus Pandemic!  Not only do we have to queue inside the shop but…

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The rules of Polo

Posted on: June 1, 2020

Have you ever worn an item of clothing and wondered where its name came from. Well the Farah Polo Shirt that you can see at https://www.ejmenswear.com/men/farah/polos derives its name from the Farah brand and the sport of Polo. The Polo shirt was named and based on the design of the clothing that the players wore during the game. If you have never seen a game of Polo here is a brief look at the rules.…

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Weird and wonderful sayings such as, “As SNUG as a BUG in a RUG” and “As MAD as a HATTER”!

Posted on: June 1, 2020

I remember my parents using the lovely phrase, “As Snug as a BUG in a RUG” as they tucked me up, warm and cosy into my bed at night when I was just a small child.  The wording simply means, you will be comfortable, warm and cosy as you settle down, under your blankets and drift off to sleep.  The connotation and story behind the old saying is that a moth larva or caterpillar cocoon…

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Tips for Keeping Glass Windows Clean

Posted on: May 29, 2020

Tips for keeping glass windows clean are available for both commercial and residential properties. Keeping windows clean ensures that they will not become contaminated by dust, dirt and debris. Cleaning windows involves both the window and the frame. Taking into consideration the amount of traffic the windows experience, it is best to keep them clean on a regular basis to ensure proper air flow. Image credit Window cleaning includes wiping them with a lint free…

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All you need to know about the soil beneath your feet

Posted on: May 28, 2020

Soil is much more than the dirt that we plant our flowers in. It is what gives you the food that we eat, either as a direct result of planting or allowing animals to graze. There are times when soil can become contaminated with chemicals and other materials that means it needs the services of a Soil Remediation Service and this is where Soilfix can help. Image Credit Soil is the top layer of the…

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Thermal Plasma Spray is an impressive process

Posted on: May 28, 2020

One of the many processes available to customers is that of the Thermal Plasma Spray.  This is a process where a super heated material, such as a Nickel sulfate or plastic polymer composites, is sprayed on a subject, or substrates, over a set period. The continuous spraying means that the level of protection and thickness is regulated. Image credit It scores over several other processes such as electroplating especially in the cases where the substrate…

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Llanelli, the largest Town in Carmarthenshire, South Wales

Posted on: May 27, 2020

Situated on the Loughor Estuary in the beautifully preserved County of Dyfed, you will find “Llanelli” the largest Town in Carmarthenshire, famous for its roots in Rugby and the Scarlets Rugby Region.  With a growing population of over thirty-five thousand people it is a great place to live, work and raise a family.  With many old, derelict, steel, coal and tinplate sites now being restored and used in regeneration schemes there is a thriving building…

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Confused by Garage Door terminology?

Posted on: May 27, 2020

If your old garage door is a little worse for wear, or no longer offers the security and insulation that it did, then it is time to shop for a replacement. When trying to choose a new garage door, it is very easy to get lost and confused in the jargon. Researching the different types and what they offer can be a minefield, especially if you are not familiar with the terminology. You can spend…

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Top tips for small business accounting

Posted on: May 26, 2020

Image Credit When running a small business whether as a sole trader or limited company, keeping on top of your business finances can be time consuming. A Gloucester Accountants can help you out with your reporting needs and any other accounting queries that you may have. Gloucester Accountants Randall and Payne can help your business finances from day to day accounting through to end of year filing. Image Credit Here are some tips on how…

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The green and pleasant Cotswolds is a sight to behold

Posted on: May 26, 2020

If you are thinking of taking a holiday in the UK this year then the Cotswolds is certainly a place to consider. There is so much to see and do there. Not only is it a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, with some of the most breathtaking rural landscapes and walks, it also offers history and heritage, a Zoo and even the chance to go swimming at an artificial beach. Image credit There is…

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How Does a Care Home Compare to Assisted Living?

Posted on: May 26, 2020

The question is usually asked in an attempt to find out which is better. While it is easy to look at a facility and get a quick opinion on it, this is not the right way to judge one against another. It is important to look at the type of services that each provides, the quality of their staff, how accessible they are, what their environment is like, how clean the rooms are, the amenities…

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How to make sure your event is run safely

Posted on: May 13, 2020

it comes to running events there can be numerous things that you need to think about including the venue, ticket prices, food and entertainment. But, one of the first things that you need to carefully assess is the health and safety of your event and ensuring that you have Event Medical Hire from companies such as https://outdoormedicalsolutions.co.uk/ in hand. Image Credit Here are some of our top tips for making sure that your event is…

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A Game of Plumbing in the North

Posted on: May 12, 2020

After the shocking debacle of the end of Game of Thrones last year the effects are still being felt. How could the producers get it so very wrong? Why did they ignore so many plot lines and then blow the scenes that they had been building the story up to? Ahh well not to worry, it’s all too late now. One thing that got me annoyed was why they didn’t make more of Winterfell’s much…

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In search of the Kew 50p coin

Posted on: May 11, 2020

Ever wondered how a fifty pence coin could actually be worth anywhere between £15 to £200 pounds? It could even be more if you have it in a presentation case. You might well be thinking, “I’ve got a couple of 50p’s in my wallet right now. Are they worth more than a quid?”. Probably not, but if you look on the tails side of a 50p coin you might see something interesting. If you see…

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Keeping a track of Stormtrooper training

Posted on: May 11, 2020

It must be a complete nightmare for the administrators of the Empire/First Order to know exactly what training which Stormtrooper legion is due to get and when. This might explain why when it comes to basic combat situations a Stormtrooper can’t hit a barn door or a Han Solo at close range but an untrained farm boy can quote “bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home”. So what’s the issue? It’s been going on…

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How to read your Gas meter

Posted on: May 11, 2020

Your gas meter is an important part of the home as it allows you to get an idea as to how to deal with the amount that you use. It also means that the supplier that you have can give you an accurate reading and therefore an accurate bill. How do you read this meter correctly so as not to make mistakes or end up with an estimated bill? Image credit First off all its…

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How do tapping machines work?

Posted on: May 11, 2020

Tapping Machines are used in many different industries but especially in the manufacture and shaping of metal. UK Tapping Machines work by allowing screws and nails to be inserted into two adjoining pieces of metal with strong force creating a better bonding of the two pieces. Image Credit The difference between tapping in screws and bolts compared to drilling a hole and then inserting the screw is that a thread is created in the hole…

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