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Love Potion Number 9

Posted on: July 1, 2020

Originally performed by a group called The Clovers in 1959 the song “Love Potion Number 9” was written by Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber.  Re-released by The Searchers in November 1964 it reached number three in the U.S. Billboard charts and was one of three of their smash hit records that also included; “When you walk in the room” and “What have they done to the rain”? The lyrics refer to a Gypsy named Madame…

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What to Think About When Making a Will

Posted on: June 30, 2020

Making a will is one of those jobs that ‘we will get around to one day’ – for many people, it doesn’t feel particularly pressing or essential, unless their health deteriorates or unless they have reached old age. But the fact is, a will is important to have as nobody really knows what is around the corner, and it will give you the peace of mind that your assets will go to the people that…

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Planning ready for winter.

Posted on: June 30, 2020

We have just come off the back of a mini heatwave this month and have the next couple of months of summer to look forward to. But have you thought about the ways in which you can help to keep your home warm in the winter? Image credit Now is the time that you can get some important works done ready for when the cold spell hits us. Double Glazing – if your property is…

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The changing face of modern architecture

Posted on: June 29, 2020

After the first world war there was a move to try something new in architecture. The old ways of empire such as Doric and Ionic columns were becoming outdated and it was time for a change. The Art Deco movement was the first to gain some traction. It featured a move towards windows at the front and a rounded frontage. Rather than show the brick work a rendering of cement was blasted onto the front…

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Saving space in your bedroom

Posted on: June 29, 2020

Not everyone is blessed with a large bedroom and if you are a little on the narrow side, you could do with some space-saving genius hacks. It’s all about making the most of the available space you have, so here are some ideas to maximize space and have the bedroom of your dreams: A young person’s room could have a fold-down desk instead of a freestanding one taking up valuable space. When not in use,…

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Do you know much about ceiling roses?

Posted on: June 29, 2020

When thinking about interior design, how much have you heard about ceiling roses? Despite there being many places to hang lighting in a modern home, the most common and easy place to hang the main lighting is in the centre of the ceiling. Ever since the Victorian times, homeowners have chosen centrally-located pendant lights. However, the mess of cables and equipment involved can damage the aesthetics, so the ceiling rose was created to conceal the…

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Who is responsible for repairing or replacing a gas meter box?

Posted on: June 26, 2020

If you notice that your meter box is damaged, do you know who should be charged with the task of replacing or repairing it? It used to be that the gas and electricity boards had a responsibility to repair or replace the meter box, but deregulation changed that. It was then no longer the responsibility of energy suppliers to repair or replace a meter box. You may think that it is not important, but the…

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How the Middle Ages gave us the Mortgage

Posted on: June 25, 2020

The Middle ages roughly date from the end of the Dark ages to the 15th Century. We like to think of it in somewhat romantic terms of Castle’s, Knights and Damsels in distress. It was, in fact, a time of disease, religious intolerance, a life spent toiling in fields for a Baron and then having to toil on your own small piece of allotted land. It could be brutal and harsh. The Feudal system, along…

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Using Drugs to make us better

Posted on: June 23, 2020

As the human body becomes ill it is natural that we want to do something about it. Drugs have been developed with the pure intention of curing any disease and illness that we have. In the beginning of medicine and treatment all drugs were derived from natural ingredients. We still look at using some of these today, mainly because they still work. For example, the humble Foxglove provides the heart medicine called digitalis. Insulin is…

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What is a Stonemason?

Posted on: June 22, 2020

Stonemasonry is a very special craft in which a craftsperson takes coarse pieces of stone and creates beautiful accurate forms that can be decorative or structural. Image credit Why is this important? Masons work with a wide variety of stone, including limestone, granite, marble, slate and sandstone, for example. Stone is needed for projects such as: Work to repair ancient structures and monuments of historical importance that are at risk of decay Fixing of sculptures…

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Choosing a Tree for a Smaller Garden

Posted on: June 17, 2020

The presence of trees is one of the most soothing things in nature. The calming effect that trees have on us is enormous, as well as the fact that trees are good for the planet and provide a valuable habitat for wildlife to live. If you are considering adding a tree to your garden but are concerned by the size of your garden, there are some trees that are better suited to a smaller garden.…

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Preparing a Kitten Safe Room

Posted on: June 16, 2020

If you have been spending time looking forward to bringing home your new kitten you are most likely incredibly excited. If this is the first time that you have brought a kitten home, here are a few things that you should know and get prepared before the big day arrives, to ensure that your new arrival settles in as happily and comfortably as possible. Image Credit The first thing to remember is that you will…

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Getting more conversions on your website

Posted on: June 15, 2020

After you have enlisted the services of your chosen Yorkshire Web Design company to create your business website they will contact you to discuss your overall design ideas as well as ways in which you can maximise your efforts in getting more conversions on your pages. Here are some of the areas that they may discuss with you.  Image credit Finding the right people While you might think any traffic is worth the effort, what…

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Modern day systems we have to thank the Romans for

Posted on: June 15, 2020

The Roman Empire shaped a lot of Britain and there are many modern day systems that we have to thank them for. Here are just a few of them. Image credit Plumbing – the Romans used aqueducts to bring fresh water into their homes and developed some of the earliest drains to take away the wastewater from their homes and streets. It was a much more sophisticated system than had been previously seen in the…

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Looking to add a personal touch to your glass?

Posted on: June 15, 2020

Many homeowners looking to install new doors and windows will be interested in glass that stands out and makes a statement. Depending on the style and age of the property, glass is available in both contemporary and classic period styles. Patterns in the glass are a good way to add a personal touch in keeping with the feel of the property. A modern pattern will bring some individuality to a contemporary home. Ideas include bold…

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Can alternative energy really power us in the future.

Posted on: June 8, 2020

As the world warms, either by human doing or by natural processes since the end of the Ice Age, we still need to get electricity. Without power business will collapse, gadgets and entertainment will fail and industry will falter. Our demands for power are globally rising. What can we do to seamlessly switch over? At present we also use natural gas, a fossil fuel, to heat our homes and water. As Boilers Cheltenham based company…

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What to think of before launching a new product

Posted on: June 4, 2020

Businesses thrive on good customer service and offering new products to those customers. Every industry will bring out a new product at some point during their business life, but it is important that if you are thinking of bringing out a new soap, piece of jewellery or even a new brand of Engineered Wood Flooring that you think about how to launch and market this product. Image credit Here are some of the questions that…

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All you need to know about Estate Agents

Posted on: June 3, 2020

Estate Agents play an important role in the sale and purchase of domestic and commercial property. Estate Agents Cheltenham way, such as http://www.meandyouestateagents.co.uk/, for example will know their local area extremely well and will undertake a number of services for their clients. These can include. Image credit Valuation – agents will come to visit your property and will give you a price range based on the location of your property, property type and the condition…

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Have you thought about vehicle tracking

Posted on: June 1, 2020

Do you work in the courier industry or have teams of sales advisers driving around the country? If so, you might want to think about a Vehicle Tracking System such as the one you can find from https://www.vehicle-accessories.net/vehicle-tracking/   Image credit These systems allow for your vehicle or fleet of vehicles to be tracked in terms of location, usage and can also track the vehicle performance, fuel management and can log information relating to the…

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Finding out about dementia

Posted on: June 1, 2020

Dementia often gets confused with Alzheimer’s disease. However, they are different conditions. Dementia describes a set of symptoms of memory loss. This is not a disease, but a condition that affects people’s behaviour. Alzheimer’s disease is, however, a neurodegenerative that affects cells in the brain and can lead to dementia.   Image credit Memory loss is not the only symptom of dementia There are several types of dementia, including dementia with Lewy bodies, and frontotemporal…

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