Category Archives: commerce

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Can you handle another?

door+keySo, I’ve already talked about doors. Isn’t that funny? Not really. But, well they’ve come up again.

I found a new site for them! These guys do 6m high or wide glass doors! Plus curved glass doors and other specialist glass products, such as balustrades. I’m not exactly an expert on glass or doors or anything, but I can obviously appreciate aesthetically pleasing furniture and houses and what not, and these guys’ windows look great, which is obviously made even better if you’re garden looks great.

Anyway, here they are: http://www.sightlinedoors.co.uk

My last door post had a Friends clip and GUESS WHAT!? So does this one:

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Food, Glorious Food!

Hot sausage and mustard! If… you know… you’re into that sort of thing. That said, it’s a silly line isn’t it? “Hot Sausage”? Well… yeah… who wants a cold sausage? Plus, whenever I hear “Hot Sausage”, I just think of this:

Anyway, food. Glorious isn’t it? Sometimes. If well prepared. And something you like. No one likes to eat something they don’t like just because they have to… (Brussel Sprouts, I’m looking at you.) So obviously, you want to eat something you like! Especially at social gatherings, I mean nobody’s going to want to talk to you if you just start gagging when they tell you a “Funny” story about their kid who just started walking at 12 months. (Year. He’s a year old. Just say “One”.) So what do you do? Scrape off that awful spread and have a dry cracker? No. You’re going to eat something you enjoy. You know why? Because you got caterers!!

Oooh, a caterer? Look at you! Aren’t you clever? Well, no. You know why? Of course you don’t, you’re not clever (And neither am I, why am I insulting my audience I don’t hear you ask?). You need to get a caterer first and, how many people actually KNOW a caterer? A lot, I’d imagine, I doubt that caterers are short on friends… I mean… they can cook!!

Anyway, luckily for you, if you DON’T know any, I’ve just done the hard part for you!

BAM!

http://www.hansoncatering.co.uk

BONUS:

http://www.kingsfinefood.co.uk/

This bonus link is also for people who can cook if they have those special secret ingredients, such as macadamia oil and fruity vinegars but they sell all sorts of luxury food from caviar to chocolates… and champagne! Plus gluten-free stuff!

Ain’t I good to ya!? You can thank me later.

RELATED AND HUMOROUS VIDEO!! (Which I guess is really a bonus video):

Summer Holiday

palm treesSUMMER!!! Finally. It’s summer. School’s (more or less) finished. So, what are you gonna do? HOLIDAY, OF COURSE! Or a job. Or lazing around doing nothing. But I’m gonna assume you’re gonna go for a holiday, so just, bear with me okay?

But where do you go? When? For how long? Where do you book from? If you don’t know, then check out www.grovetravel.co.uk.

They don’t just show flights and locations, they also show packages! You know? Honeymoons and such. Plus short breaks and city breaks (which I love, I love cities.)

Plus, who doesn’t love holidays?!

Related video? I think so!

You didn’t think I was going for the Cliff Richard song did you? Too predictable!

Gotta Love the Classics

1949 BentleyNow, I love old cars. Or classics. Don’t get me wrong, some new cars look great and they’re obviously improving all the time, but my favourite car of all time is an Aston Martin DB5. A classic. A great car. James Bond. 007.

I do, of course love other classics, the cars of the 50s/60s were great.

Obviously these classics would be really expensive nowadays (and no doubt back then, too!) but that doesn’t mean people won’t want them! I mean you see them all the time at weddings! Which also means people can clearly afford them. How? Rent them of course!

And LUCKY FOR YOU… I’ve found a great site for for just that! www.classicweddingcarhire.co.uk is the place! If you’re betrothed, Check ’em out!

And keeping the tradition going… A RELATED VIDEO!!

Remember That Film Sliding Doors?

filming - morgue file free image downloadThis post is almost a self-plug… I’m a filmmaker. (Director, writer and editor…. Im also an actor, but let’s not get pedantic) And one thing I did recently was film a mini advert for www.sunseekerdoors.co.uk

Check it out! And hey, while I’m self plugging myself, I’ll plug them! I actually have some of their doors and they’re pretty great! I mean I’m no expert but I think they’re a-door-able! (You’re right, too easy. It did make me sound rather Door-ky. No? Okay.)

Oh look! A related humorous video!

And while I’ve got you, check out the work I did for them! (For the record, I’m behind the camera. Not in front of it.

Putting the “Fun” in “Funeral”

white flowersSo the spreading of ashes is meant to be a sombre time… Well not always.

When my nan’s ashes were spread recently, things didn’t go to plan. We took her remains to where my granddad’s were scattered (as she wanted). It took a while for the Crematorium to establish where this actually was, as they were scattered 18 years ago, so the ashes spent a year in a temporary urn until recently.

My two uncles met at the crematorium to scatter the ashes but after chatting to another family there, there seemed to be some question as to whether a fee should be payable. Unprepared for this and unsure whether or not the ashes could be openly scattered without recourse, my uncles devised a plan based on The Great Escape (fantastic film, by the way)… the ashes were emptied into a Marks & Spencer carrier bag (which “she would have liked” as she loved shopping in M&S) and a corner was cut off to enable the ashes to be sprinkled as it was carried around the crematorium.

It seems that there were quite a few ashes and it was taking some time so, to speed up the process, my uncle decided to re-enact a scene from The Sound of Music, twirling around like an idiot whilst the ashes whizzed out of the bag in a vortex…

What should have been a sombre time ended with everyone there laughing their heads off…

But if you don’t want something QUITE so eventful, then maybe you’d be better off keeping your loved ones ashes closer, in an attractive urn. Then this site has some pretty nice stuff: cremation urns company.

Normal urns and even some jewellery so you can keep your loved ones nearby.

As always, I’ll leave you with a funny, yet appropriate clip:

When I’m 64

old & youngBit of a downer this one…

Ageing affects (not effects) us all; some age gracefully, others, unfortunately, not so. One of the biggest problems elderly people can face is the possibility of getting dementia. Dementia can affect anyone and doesn’t just cause memory loss but also loss of logic and, subsequently, their confidence. Even automatic tasks like eating can be forgotten.

Usually elderly people also have to cope with losing their motor skills and aren’t as physically able as they were. Quite often they’re fiercely independent and want to stay at home rather than care homes, and who can blame them? Care homes are just friendly prisons for many of the residents.

There are some great products out there to help old people, one example would be mobility scooters from www.classicmobility.org.uk or walk in baths from www.practicalbathing.co.uk.

However, the most important thing to most old people is to feel valued and have friends to talk to.

Plus the scooters are absurdly fun. Trust me.

Just don’t do this…