Architecture at its best!

dblo Associates residential architects London are exhibiting at the Grand Designs London Show in May 2015. Its a great time to pop into their stand at the show if you need any advice or have any questions regarding architecture, interiors and property advice. They are the leading experts in grand design delivering innovative, contemporary, flexible solutions from remodelling to bespoke new build homes. Visit them to realise your Grand Design.

Their team of experts are waiting to answer any query you have they have wide experience and knowledge across a variety of project and contract types.

dblo Associates specialise in extensions and refurbishments and believe that the quality of surrounding have a direct influence on the quality of our lives, whether in public, the work place, or the home. dblo associates is an organisation dedicated to creating and enhancing value through design.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get advice from them at the Grand Designs Show.

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RUMM – Remote Utility Monitoring & Management

RUMM Energy Management Solutions UK and systems are committed to the environment with a passionate qualified group of professionals bringing you the latest in technology through their innovative systems and solutions allowing companies to reduce energy and save money. The effects of this are far reaching and go a long way towards helping to save the planet.

RUMM are constantly expanding their team with new employees to assist with the increasing demand with Business energy reduction.

I found an article on their website I decided to share, showing just how committed RUMM are as the leaders in energy management services.

      

RUMM to boost staffing levels by more than 50% to meet growing demand this year

We are engaged in a major expansion of our business.  After 10 years hard work it’s great to become an overnight success!  One of the key reasons is the increase in the market brought about by ESOS – Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme – an EU energy initiative that requires member states to introduce a mandatory programme of energy audits for large enterprises.

The Carbon Trust has indicated that to date, too few lead assessors have been accredited to carry out these audits, which could lead to a bottleneck as the compliance deadline of December 2015 approaches.

RUMM has been carrying out this kind of audit for large companies for many years and all of RUMM’s energy account managers are ESOS recognised lead assessors.

RUMM already employs 26 staff, and aims to increase staffing levels to 40 to meet demand.

Dr Steve Lloyd, RUMM co-founder and Chairman, says, “These will be sustainable, knowledge-based jobs, and will include graduate engineers, scientists, installation technicians as well as other support staff, however, our intention is that this level of staffing will continue permanently, and not just for the duration of the ESOS scheme, as we build relationships with customers throughout the UK and they understand the cash saving benefits of lowering energy consumption an on-going basis.”

RUMM currently works with customers across the industrial and commercial sectors to make significant savings in energy costs and carbon.  For example, Amtico, Zodiac Group, Welsh Water, the Celtic Manor Resort, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Yuasa Batteries etc.  Our clients have saved more than £40m in energy costs.

“Our ultimate target is to make energy savings of £1bn,” confirms Dr Lloyd. “The ESOS programme will place us well on the road to achieving that.”

RUMM co-founder and Director of Sales Jamie Watkins adds, “We are already geared up to take on the challenge presented by ESOS both in terms of expertise and innovative technologies. Our innovative technologies are also allowing us to partner with some of the major energy providers in the marketplace in the UK & Europe. Now we just need extra staff to deliver it all, as well as building up long-term partnerships with major enterprises throughout the UK.  Large consumers, those with energy bills over £250k per annum – benefit hugely from the substantial energy savings we can make for them by installing the appropriate technical infrastructure and supplying specialist resource.”

If you are interested in working with a talented team in a high growth area within a rapidly expanding company click here Business energy reduction UK

 

The Travelling Souk your one stop destination stop

Life is exciting when there is a new arrival about to be born, perhaps a niece or nephew or grandchild, however, you might be looking for the perfect gift for the new arrival having walked the high street and not found anything suitable. I have found a website that offers fabulous unusual baby gifts so sit back and start a fun and convenient shopping experience with The Travelling Souk.

The Travelling Souk is an award winning shopping experience that has been in existence from over 12 years offering the widest range of products on the market. Unique and fabulous are just some of the gifts you will find on The Travelling Souk, their range of products are carefully selected and usually not found on the high street.

Have a look at some of the unique gifts I found while browsing the extensive gift selection:

Silver Gifts Silver girls heart necklace Childrens Room Childrens Personalised  Wooden Sign

Mothers Day Gifts  French Maternity Nursing Bra  Mothers Day Gifts Sewing and Knitting Glasses Case

Gadgets and Gizmos  Wind up Sherlock Holmes    Photo Albums  Anniversary Year book

 

If you cannot find anything suitable why not purchase a gift certificate from them. This will allow the special person to purchase anything they desire from jewellery, home ware, kids clothing, womans accessories and more…

The Travelling Souk has featured in some of the UK best magazines and newspapers… keep a lookout for any offers and exclusive gift ideas. Click here for more unique gift ideas

Visit The Travelling Souk for great original gifts, wedding gifts, handmade products 

 

Lodge Brothers the family you can turn to in time of grief

Arranging a funeral can be one of the most stressful things you will ever have to do and Lodge Brothers funeral directors Addlestone and funeral directors Chertsey are there to help. They have compassionate staff with years of experience who know exactly how painful grief is.

With Lodge Brothers funeral directors Cobham (a new branch recently opened) you will feel like you are part of their family. Their staff are dedicated to helping the community and every person who comes to them for assistance.

Funeral directors Ealing offer memorial headstones, floral tributes, pre-paid funeral plans, cremations, coffins and caskets. All the Lodge Brothers branches are actively involved in the community. Have a look at what some of the recent news from Lodge Brothers.

St David’s Day Marked at Lodge Brothers & Wickendens Ealing

Ealing branch of Lodge Brothers & Wickendens marked St David’s Day this weekend with a colourful display of daffodils alongside the traditional Welsh flag, in memory of past clients of Welsh origin.

District Manager Paul Bye explains “It’s important that all our branches respect the multi cultural communities they serve and hang flags on as many public holidays as possible. This has become a recognised event in the local community and locals now look out for the change of the window displays.”

Funds Raised for Home Start by Lodge Brothers Walton

The staff at Lodge Brothers Walton were delighted to welcome Carol Hodges (Manager) and Gill Robinson (Family Support Coordinator) from the charity ‘Home Start’ to the branch, to present them with a cheque for £150 for monies raised with donations from the local community.

Both Ann McMurray (Branch Arranger) and Sharon Brunn (Relief Branch Arranger), made holly wreaths at Christmas time, which were available from the Walton branch for anybody who wanted to remember their loved one. Whilst it was not a requirement, people still generously made donations in return for taking a wreath home with them.

Ann said “It is a difficult time of year for many families who have lost a loved one, and therefore we wanted to help them by providing something special which could either be taken home as a table decoration, or even placed in memory of someone in a special place.”

Sharon chose the charity Home Start as the worthy cause to receive the monies raised.

Pictured are left to right: Carol Hodges (Manager – Home Start), Gill Robinson (Family Support Coordinator), Ann McMurray (Branch Arranger), Sharon Brunn (Branch Relief Arranger).

Christmas is a time for giving

Everywhere you go this time of the year all you hear are Christmas Carols being played in the shops, on the radio adding to the Christmas spirit. Are you wanting to avoid the hustle and bustle of the shops, the last minute shopping madness of Christmas gifts and Christmas Decorations?

Put your favourite Christmas carols on and shop from the comfort of your living room with one of the UK’s finest Christmas gift websites. On The Travelling Souk website you will find thousands of Christmas gifts to choose from.

Jingle Bells is one of my personal favourites since I was a child:

Dashing through the snow
In a one horse open sleigh
Over the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bob tail ring
making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight.

Chorus:
Oh jingle bells jingle bells
jingle all the way!
Oh what fun
it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh, Hey!
Jingle bells jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh

A day or two ago
I thought I’d took a ride
And soon Miss Fannie Bright
Seated by my side
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortuned seemed his lot
He got into a drifted bank
And we we got upsot

Oh jingle bells jingle bells
jingle all the way!
Oh what fun
it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh, Hey!
Jingle bells jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh

A day of two ago
The story I must tell
I went out on the snow
And on my back I fell;
A gent was riding by
In a one-horse open sleigh
He laughed a there I sprawling lie
But quickly drove away

Oh jingle bells jingle bells
jingle all the way!
Oh what fun
it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh, Hey!
Jingle bells jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh

Christmas Decorations  Christmas Decorations  Christmas Decorations  Christmas Decorations

Christmas comes but only once a year so enjoy the unique shopping experience The Travelling Souk have to offer. Click here to find out more about their unusual Christmas gifts

For other great products visit – www.thetravellingsouk.com and enjoy the freedom of shopping online for exclusive gift ideas

Mal Weeraratne will assist wirh all areas of sexual dysfunction

Tantric Journey begins with four key practices:

  1. Deep breathing with focus
  2. Body movement with feelings
  3. Chanting with expression of emotions
  4. Tantric Massage to remove negative imprints

Through the practice of Tantric Journey teaching and guidance is offered to teach clients how to become receptive to the four key practices. The process moves at a pace set by the client and helps with sexual dysfunctions, enhancing sexuality; teaching the individual to fully relax and be able to fully let go. Breaking down the layers of negativity and removing Body Armouring, Tantric Journey can help to eliminate aches and pains and help to deal with many negative issues around sexuality leading to a heightened sense of wellbeing and a new ability to enjoy pleasure and sexuality.

Mal Weeraratne explains how his pioneering treatment Tantric Journey can help anyone who wants to improve the quality and well-being of their life, by teaching them to understand the needs of their own body, mind and spirit and being able to communicate effectively to fulfil and gain their needs and desires.

He explains how we are all born free and pure, with positivity and love, which is the natural state of our being. However, throughout our existence we are subjected to a barrage of negative beliefs, conditioning, physical and psychological abuse which slowly builds up layer upon layer of negativity.  What Tantric Journey aims to do is peel back these layers and restore a state of balance and positivity.

Allow Mal Weeraratne to assist with all areas of sexual dysfunction and female impotence.

Mainstream medicine still struggles to diagnose and effectively treat female sexual dysfunction. The symptoms can include lack of sexual desire, an inability to enjoy sex, pain during intercourse, insufficient vaginal lubrication or, even if sexually aroused, a failure to achieve an orgasm leading to feelings of inadequacy, depression and alienation.  According to The Sexual Advice Association, sexual problems affect around 50% of women, making it a common problem that remains largely unheard of.  It seems that most women think they are the only ones in the world to have these problems because all the magazine articles and media coverage are about amazing sex and fantastic orgasms, but there are thousands of women out there who are in the same situation.

Many women still fail to seek treatment due to embarrassment or fear that health professionals will misunderstand them. Talking about sexual dysfunction can become a great obstacle and it is usual for couples to avoid talking about it, choosing to ignore it rather than face the awkwardness of discussion for fear of abnormality.  Indeed it is only as a last resort when their relationships are at breaking point that they search for help. Go on a tantric journey with Mal and change your life.

Highly creative team of architects in London

A whole new look, a whole new feel is the difference dblo Associates can make to your home or work place. They are a highly adaptable studio comprising of consultants working collectively as a team to ensure that only the highest service and quality is delivered to their clients.

They are a team of highly qualified architects London setting up an architectural and development practice in 1999 based in West London who have worked on some well-known residential and commercial projects throughout London. dblo are known for their innovative, creative and adventurous style.

Dblo Associates believe that the quality of our surrounding have a direct influence on the quality of our lives, whether in public, the work place, or the home. dblo associates is an organisation dedicated to creating and enhancing value through design and believe that projects should deliver quality, cost-effectively and on programme.

dblo associates work on residential projects across London and the surrounding areas, providing detailed and innovative solutions.

Commercial – the quality and design of the working environment is critical to the well-being and productivity of staff and for conveying a corporate ethos.

Public Sector – creative design and high-quality construction enhances the environment and the community giving a sense of place and responsibility.

IBS experts in blower services and repairs

IBS have some of the most powerful industrial equipment in the industry such as the Fruitland RCF 1200 Vacuum Pump which is theheaviest duty of IBS rotary vane vacuum pumps.  The 1200LUH designates Left hand rotation, Upper diverter valve with a Hydraulic drive adapter plate. The 1200 series vacuum pump is used in environmental and heavy duty industrial applications.

Do you know that IBS will do a free vacuum loader health check to ensure your vacuum loader is in full working order? A hassle free with no obligation free health check will give you peace of mind to ensure your equipment is safe to continue working.

IBS vacuum booster HV pump systems combine Edwards expertise in manufacture and assembly of complete industrial vacuum systems with Dresser’s world-renowned Roots pump technology. These pumps are backed by Edwards Dry Pumps or Mechanical Booster pumps.

This range of high capacity mechanical booster pumps is designed to operate reliably for long periods with no need for maintenance. The HV pumps can be fitted with an inverted to allow them to be started at atmospheric pressure, at the same time as the dry pumps.

Applications

  • Semiconductor processing
  • Vacuum distillation
  • Vacuum packaging
  • Steel degassing
  • Thin film coating
  • Vacuum metallurgy
  • Low density wind tunnels
  • Space simulation
  • Vacuum impregnation
  • Oil drying and degassing
  • Pharmaceutical freeze drying
  • CO2 lasers
  • Automotive manufacture
  • Chemical processing
  • Thermal processing

IBS have many years of expertise in repairing and Reconditioned Blowers to manufacturer’s specifications using state of the art reclamation technologies to repair worn surfaces and reinstate machines which may otherwise be beyond salvage (and probably would be written-off by the manufacturers themselves). Immediate deployment of these technologies also eliminates delays in waiting for major spare parts such as rotors to arrive from the manufacturers.

IBS always go over and above to ensure their clients have minimal downtime or loss of production, they offer a repair and reconditioning service for most blower makes and models including Aerzen, Dresser, Robuschi and Hick Hargreaves. Simply return your damaged machine for them to inspect. If required, they can attend site to remove the blower for you.

Delicious Christmas fruitcake

Make & mature Christmas cake

Easy fruitcake recipe

Make this Christmas Cake which is quick and easy – start early to avoid the Christmas rush, make your cake whilst hanging Christmas decorations, adding some brandy or whiskey to keep it flavoursome.

Prepare this fruit cake in advance and feed it regularly with rum, brandy or whisky to build the flavour and keep it moist.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1kg mixed dried fruits (use a mix of raisins, sultanas, currants, cherries, cranberries, prunes or figs)
  • zest and juice 1 orange
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
  • 150ml brandy, Sherry, whisky or rum, plus extra for feeding
  • 250g pack butter, softened
  • 200g light soft brown sugar
  • 175g plain flour
  • 100g ground almonds
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 100g flaked almonds
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Put the dried fruit, zests and juice, alcohol, butter and sugar in a large pan set over a medium heat. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 5 mins. Tip the fruit mixture into a large bowl and leave to cool for 30 mins.
  2. Heat oven to 150C/130C fan/gas 2. Line a deep 20cm cake tin with a double layer of baking parchment, then wrap a double layer of newspaper around the outside – tie with string to secure.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the fruit mixture and stir well, making sure there are no pockets of flour. Tip into your prepared tin, level the top with a spatula and bake in the centre of the oven for 2 hrs.
  4. Remove the cake from the oven, poke holes in it with a skewer and spoon over 2 tbsp of your chosen alcohol. Leave the cake to cool completely in the tin.
  5. To store, peel off the baking parchment, then wrap well in cling film. Feed the cake with 1-2 tbsp alcohol every fortnight, until you ice it. Don’t feed the cake for the final week to give the surface a chance to dry before icing.
Decorate the top of the cake with marzipan, white icing and cute Christmas decorations

Are you looking for brilliant paid work?

Meet Daisy…. this is her story about how she started Dukes of Daisy and the success of the business as well as reassurance of why Dukes of Daisy is different to the regular escort agency.

It all started about 9 years ago when I booked my first rent a man, I remember being a little bit nervous – in fact the thought of the whole thing made me want gag. My main concerns were what if people find out I used an escort, what if people recognise the escort I’m with and at the back of my mind, what’s going to happen at the end of the evening. I wasn’t looking for anything sexual at the time, I just wanted some one to accompany me to the annual ball that my company held each year as everyone else seemed to have a partner coming.

I was at an age where people expected me to be married with children or at least have a man in my life. Being career driven meant I didn’t dedicate much thought to any of those things. Not to mention children are a handful.

After changing my mind several times I decided to just go for it and got in touch with an agency that had been recommended to me at the time. I decided that I’d book an escort for dinner first so I could pan out if he’d be acceptable before I expose him to my colleagues. I spoke to Jonathan over the phone before our dinner ‘date’. He knew exactly what I was feeling and put me at ease.

I booked a table at a restaurant I’d never been to and anyone who knew me wouldn’t be likely to turn up. I got to the restaurant half an hour early and even prepared some questions I would ask Jonathan.

When he arrived, I was expecting an extremely handsome man that would use a bunch of corny lines then try to bed me. He was indeed handsome, but a complete gentlemen. I paid him up front for the 3 hours we agreed upon and he was very considerate, charming and listened closely. He’s focus was completely on me, he made me feel like I was the only person in the room.I was completely at ease and at the end of the evening we went our separate ways.

2 weeks later, Jonathan accompanied me to the ball. I introduced him as simply Jonathan. Even though there was unlimited alcohol he remained on the ball and made sure I was well looked after. My boss got on well with him and Jonathan always seemed to know what to say no matter the situation or the questions.

My experience with Jonathan put me in high spirits, I had seen another side to rent a friend male escorts and decided I would definitely use them again.

Over the following years I used several escorts from various agencies and had become well acquainted with what was to be expected from a professional escort. Though there were several occasions that my chosen companion offered to ‘come back to mine’ or tried to get a sneaky goodnight kiss. Most of my experiences were exceptional. I even began recommending some of the gentlemen I met to close friends and colleagues. Before I knew it, I had gathered a group of gentlemen that were keeping busier through my recommendations than with the agencies they paid extortionate fees to register with.

After being made redundant in the Autumn – a close friend who I had met on an escort date suggested I start my very own agency. After all I had all the experience to know the types of escorts to avoid and already had a good social circle of regular ‘clients’. More importantly than that, I wanted other women to experience the benefit of having a professional escort at their side, and change the negative perception people have of those within the escort industry.

I’ve been operating Dukes of Daisy through recommendations alone and have managed to build a strong client base of Ladies and Gentlemen. I would be honoured if you joined our thriving community as a Duke or a Daisy and see how rewarding it can be.