Ideal New Office Lighting


led high bay

I took my time out of my free time to look for new office lighting solutions for our workplace. I wanted use to have good lighting in our office because I spend most of my life at work so to speak this is why I want the office to have proper lighting and not like the ones I have now.

The problem we have at the moment is that the light that we have in our office buzzes and flickers all the time. The light is also not that bright either and it glows in a dull orange colour rather than a bright white colour. I had a look online to try and find the best quality lighting and I also did some research on what sort of lighting would be ideal for offices. The best lighting that I found was the LED high bay lighting. These lighting systems are suppose to be very reliable, glow pure white in colour and take up less power too whilst being eco friendly and lasting so much longer than any other lighting.

Armed with this information I headed to our managing director to speak to him about the best lighting we could install in our office instead of another one like that. My director was veyr pleased with my efforts in looking for a lighting solution and sending across my suggestions. We did decide to go with LED office lighting and I can happily say that it was a result of my initiative and I will enjoy working here a little more. The lights are perfect although I tend to keep them off unless it is a dull day. They are much better than our previous lighting.

Going To Have To Save Up For This One

I have recently been searching through diamond wedding rings for my soon to be wife! I still can’t believe it if I am completely honest… We have been together for a few years so I knew this day would come but even now I am in shock.

I have had a look through many online jewellers and there has been a few jewellers that I wouldn’t mind buying from but there was nothing that stood out and made me think, right, this is the ring I want and I want it now. As this was the case, and I also wanted to be able to see the ring in front of me and actually look at it, I decided to visit the Jewellery Quarter.

The Jewellery Quarter is a place I often visit when looking for a special type of jewellery. There are also a large variety of diamond rings in the jewellery quarter and I was interested to see the variety of prices and styles between each jeweller in the Quarter, I cam across some very interesting wedding rings but I was after a very elegant ring and something that isn’t too complex in terms of the design. After I sometime searching I think I have found the perfect wedding ring however, this one is going to require a little saving up.


For those who are wondering what this wedding ring looks like, I posted a picture of it below!

platinum ring

I really like how simplistic the design is bu yet it is perfect. The square diamonds are the ultimate thing that drew my attention to this particular ring.

Choosing The Suited Marketing Technique

There are many creative and traditional methods to promote yourself or market a product but with so many to choose form how do you know what technique will be best suited for your situation? Like all marketing techniques, the goal is to grab the attention of those who will be interested in your service, product, business etc but how can one go buy this? This is simple, it is all about breaking down your targeted audience and what you are trying to market. A good example of this would be of my campaign.

promotional pen

The campaign that I did was a charity event to help raise money for those who are less fortunate and I had people filling out forms with their details if the would wish to participate in the fundraiser. My marketing strategy here was to  hand them a free promotional pen. The pen had our details printed on it and logo etc, because I had their attention with the free pen, I then made them fill out the form or at least try to. Of they failed to fill it out then they will still have the pen to remember and hopefully contact us some other time.

Helping Out The Environment With a Septic Tank

I decided I wanted to help out the environment by installing a septic tank on my property. At this moment in time you may be wondering how a septic tank helps the environment or maybe you may not know what a septic tank is and you want to find out more. If this is the case, do not worry! I am about to explain all that and more.

I bought a septic tank for my property because it is an onsite sewage disposal system. It helps the environment because it doesn’t have to travel to large sewage treatment plants through miles of sewage lines and the waste water is being treated in a eco friendly manner.


So how does septic tank work? This is probably your next question. A septic tank works by collecting your household sewage/wastewater from a sewage pipe and storing it in a large tank. The tank is water tight and usually underground. The waste water will sit in the tank, eventually the oils will rise to the top and the solids will sit at the bottom, then the water in the middle is partially clarified. This water then leads to the next stage through piping with holes in it. Above the pipe is sand and soil, below it is gravel. This acts as a natural filtration system. The raw waste that is left in water tank is pumped out.

Settle For The Best Printers

When it comes to printing I only settle for the best printers. The reason why I only settle for the best is because the print quality and the quality of the materials is what will make a very good first impression and I believe as I work in creative industry too that first impressions really count and it is important to make a good and lasting first impressions. The best way you can do this is by having whatever it is you are using to promote yourself that involves printing , like me, to look its best.


The printers I always go to when it comes to printing business cards or any other promotional printing is Big In Ink. They are the number one printers in Birmingham, they are number one for a reason and I have full experience as to why they are. Their service is very friendly and professional plus they  also offer me the best prints I have ever had from any other printing company. This is the reason why I only settle for the best and have ever since!

Why I Only Buy Bespoke Jewellery

I had been searching for a very long time to try and find a jeweller near me that offers me with unique jewellery. The reason why I am after unique jewellery is because I am very tired of seeing the same old jewellery spread across thousands of jewellers across the nation. bespoke jewelleryNot only do I think that this jewellery is boring, common and very expensive it is also not worth the money because it is imitated and worn by the majority of jewellery wearers. This in my pinion makes the jewellery unattractive, uninteresting and not worth the money because it most likely wont leave a lasting first impression.

I was looking for a bespoke hand crafted jeweller where the jewellery will be 100% unique and made to suit your style and preferences making the jewellery very special to you and it wont have been seen by anyone else, this will make this piece of jewellery very attractive and interesting rather than common. I found a jeweller called Hamlingtons.  They offer exactly what I was after and I only go to them for fine jewellery.

Break The Heating Tradition

When it comes to heating up your home almost all of us are stuck in the traditional methods such as central heating systems and fireplaces, this isn’t bad in any way, but don’t you think it is time to break that tradition and benefit from installing a revolutionary new way? Traditional heating systems have been around for many years and are the most common and trusted ways to heat up your room, but if you really want to truly benefit from your heating system then you will need to break this tradition and install underfloor heating.

underfloor heat

Why? You may ask. This is simple, the traditional methods of heating up your home involve a single or multiple sources of heat that distributes from a certain point allowing there to be an uneven heat distribution therefore forming cold spots and overheated areas. With underfloor heating, all the heat is equally distributed due to the way the heating is placed beneath your flooring essentially turning your flooring into a radiator which heats up your flooring and your rooms.

Trying To Locate My Future

I was at an estates agents in Birmingham a few days ago. I was trying to locate a new home in a different area because the area I live in at the moment isn’t the best place to live in and to be honest I want a bigger home where I can expand and do more with my home. The home I have at the moment doesn’t have much of a front garden or a back garden so I was after a home with a big front garden and I decent sized back garden so I can work on my garden project I have always wanted to do.


Moving out isn’t easy and it can be very hard mentally and physically because you can get attached to their property you have and moving all the stuff around is very tiring plus the stresses of everything else to do with moving like the paper work and finding your next home like me at the moment. I am still searching for the ideal room but I am sure I will find one soon

What Caused My Asthma To Flare

I recently had duct cleaning done in my home because I suffer from asthma fairly bad and there are many things that can cause it due to dirty ducts. The reasons why I had to clean the ducts was because there were a lot of contaminants such as , dust, spiders, cob webs, dead insects and even bacteria etc that could easily trigger my asthma.


I realised that the ducts were the cause of my asthma flaring when I had someone come over my house for an inspection because I had no ideas what was causing it flare so much. What I did know was that it was worse in a particular room. This is when the the inspector said it was most likely due to my ducts because they have never been cleaned. This will cause all the dust and contaminants to spread through the air triggering your asthma. I hired a professional duct cleaning company called De-Duct who were very good at what they do and sorted the problem out fairly quickly. It has only been 2 weeks and I already feel a positive difference.

Done Saving Time To Buy It

I have been looking to buy a hot tub for around 3 months now but I thought I will save myself a bit of money first before I buy one, just so I don’t feel like I have broke the bank after I bought it. I have wanted to purchase a hit tub because one of my favourite ways to relax is to lay in my bathtub and have a long soak. This is a great way to relax your body and mind but it is far from the best.

hot tub black

A few months back I tried out a hot tub while I was on holiday and I must say the feeling from sitting in a hot tub was sensational. It was so ,much better than a long soak. This is what made me want one so badly. ever since I got back from the holiday I have been looking at local hot tubs hoping to find a good deal on one. Hot tubs are very expensive so that is the only reason why I thought it is best If I saved up first and I have already been on a holiday too. Hopefully I find the hot tub I am looking for soon!

Finding a Wedding Ring With My Friend

I went with a good friend of mine to look for a platinum wedding ring. I f you haven’t guessed to why he was after a platinum wedding ring then I am surprised to say the least. He was after a wedding ring because he finally decided he wanted to get married to his partner he has been with for 8 years! This is a pretty long time to be together before marriage but at least I know he isn’t going to be making a decision he will regret. He took me to help him look for a ring because he said he needs help finding jewellery.


How can I help him? You are probably wondering. It is because I work in a jewellers assisting people and helping them find the perfect jewellery. So yes, it is my job. We had a search at quite a few jewellers before we decided together that this is the right one. he was after an elegant yet stylish wedding ring. This is why I said go for platinum wedding rings.

Reileive Your Stress, It Is Important

Stress has a negative impact on our body. Stress can be caused by many things but some of the most common causes of stress are long hard hours at work, not getting enough time to yourself and worrying to much about life’s problems. To relieve yourself from the stressors it is important to take part in activities you enjoy this could be absolutely anything you like doing.


I personally when I get stressed out I like to destroy things to release my tension. I know this is a very bad habit and a very costly one too! So I let out my destruction in a completely different and very strange way to most of you. I start shredding random paperwork that I have around the house because I feel like it relieves my stress while doing something productive. This is what I mean by it can be almost anything it doesn’t even matter how unusual it is as long as you can release it in some way, if you want to try my way and don’t have a shredder go to this site, it is the site where I bought mine from. To much stress can often lead to depression so it is serious you deal with it.

My Friend Converted His Loft!

I went to have a look at my friends loft conversion he had recently completed. I went over to his house yesterday when he invited me over to come and have a look at it. I was very excited to see the finished result of his loft conversion as I have been thinking about getting a loft conversion done too and I have been looking a lot into loft conversions for quite some time so you can imagine my excitement.

loft converison

My first impressions on his loft conversion was complete amazement. I was so surprised on how well the loft conversion was done. I couldn’t recognise the place anymore. The loft looked completely normal and looked like a proper room in the house. For some reason I wasn’t expecting it to look so good. His loft conversion was designed as a spare room where he can relax, I had a great time just chilling out with my friend in his lift converted room. I was so happy with the way it looked that I decided I wanted to get one done too.

Why Drainage Systems Are In Place

Have you ever wondered the importance of our drainage systems that are placed everywhere on our Earth? If you haven’t, this is okay, it is not something that moist people would be interested in but it is something you should be aware about. Drainage systems on Earth are used for many reasons. The main reason of all is to transfer liquid to a destination. There are also many uses for a drainage systems too such as, flood prevention, supplying liquids such as water, controlling sewage and guiding water for treatment. There are two main types of drainage systems too and the are land drianage and underground drainage. These two types of drainage systems can also work well with each other too for example, a land drainage system can be linked with a underground drainage system to guide waste water away from your property and off to a sewage treatment plant.

land-drainage-pipeunderground drainage

Land drainage is often used in our homes and properties. Underground drianage is used by our homes and by our properties too and it is also used by everyone in the area too as a highway for water and waste. Drianage systems are vital for our world to run smoothly because without them we wouldn’t have the convenience of ideal sewage control and most importantly we would have instant access to fresh, clean water. The world needs this water to survive.

My Idea To Promote Our Company

I bought some promotional pens a few days ago for my boss. They were to promote our company. The reason why I bought promotional pens was because I was looking for a new and creative way to promote ourselves. We sat down and had a little discussion on how we should promote our business without online marketing because we already do a lot of that. I came up with the idea of promotional pens.

promotional pen


I thought promotional pens would be a great idea because who doesn’t need a pen? Pens are used all the time even if you have a computer so what better way to market your company? Just hand them a printed pens that represents your company and they will always remember your company name every time they use it. I know some of you may be thinking, hang on a minute, this isn’t a new and creative way to promote yourself because people have been using this same technique for many years and this is true. How we have made our pens different is that the design of the pen is unique and so is the actual print on the pen. The print on the pen changes colour in different angles it is pointed at so it is a very stylish pen, so you probably wouldn’t want to throw it out.

I Struggle to Relax

I think I have found the perfect way to relax! SOoI basically got fed up of trying to force my self o sit and watch TV in an effort to just simply relax. For me that wasn’t exactly relaxing at all, usually TV is boring and the kids are playing and be loud as usual and I just can’t sit there. I have tried having long soaks in the bath but the water, but it’s boring and I struggle to relax that way too. I am the sort of busy body who can never take a break this is the reason why I am easily anxious when trying to force my self to relax.

hot tubs

I did some research online on how I can relax and ways for someone like me to be able to relax and people say go visit a spa, but that didn’t interest me too much because it would be very expensive to have a membership. Instead I came up with the idea of installing a hot tub in my home. I thought with the money I was going to spend on membership I can spend half of that and look at cheap hot tubs. The hot tub is perfect and I couldn’t ask for a better way to relax!

Types of Drainage Systems

Drainage systems are needed pretty much everywhere. Drainage systems are very important to control the amount of water flow allowing use to sustain a water supply by leading the water to a treatment plant and also reducing the chance of flash floods or flooding. Systems can be found anywhere from houses, institutions, business and also in some coaches and aeroplanes (usually stores in a septic tank).

underground drainage

Drainage systems can vary from land drainage and underground drainage systems. They are used to guide waste water to a sewage treatment plant so the water can be cleared of any bacteria and waste that is present in the water so that the water is useable and safe to release back into the environment. The water has to be purified before it is released into the environment to stop diseases from spreading and to prevent pollution.

Underfloor Heating Summary

Underfloor heating is a great new way to heat up your home with little fuss. There are many benefits from having underfloor heating installed. In this post I will be covering the positives and negatives of underfloor heating.

There are many benefits from underfloor heating such as:

  • Underfloor heating system provides equal heat distribution
  • Provides you warm floors as well as warm rooms
  • Completely out of the way
  • Installing an underfloor heating system will make the radiators useless, removing the radiators will free more space for interior design
  • In most cases it doesn’t require maintenance
  • Saves you a lot of money on heating bills, up to 33%
  • It’s a lot more efficient than radiators

Theres not many negatives of having underfloor heating but here are some that may occur:

  • It can take a while to heat up your room
  • It runs on a low temperature
  • Only really a viable solution to those who are having construction work to the property
  • The flooring will have to be raised to install it

Future Proof Heating

Underfloor heating is a simple and easy new way to heat up your home the most efficient way yet leaving you feeling nice and comfortable at a lower price.

Underfloor heating can be fitted as piping beneath your flooring, hot water is then flowing through those pipes heated up by your boiler thus, heating up your flooring and room. There is another more efficient way to heat up your flooring using underfloor heating and that is heat mats. These heat mats will be placed under your floor and powered by your mains, the heat mats are rods that warm up and provide heating for your floor and rooms too, heat mats can be fitted by yourself.

Underfloor Heating

There are many reasons why underfloor heating can be a better alternative to radiators, here are some:

  • The heating is hidden
  • You have warm floors as well as rooms
  • Perfect heat distribution
  • You can save up to 30% on heating bills
  • Theres very low maintenance
  • Frees up more space by removing the radiators

Harvest Rainwater, It’s Free

Do you want to save money on your water bills? Do you also require a lot of water for irrigation needs? If so, then what I am about to cover in this post is perfect for you, if you didn’t agree, it’s not a problem. What I will cover may give you helpful tips.


The best way to save money on your water bills while having enough water to drink and use for irrigation is to harvest rainwater. Rainwater harvesting is basically just collecting water that falls from the sky through rain, the reason why this water is good is because it doesn’t need treatment and is already purified through evaporation, as long as there isn’t any contaminants within the harvesting system. Rainwater harvesting will save you a lot of money, the reason why is simple. Rain water is free! Rainwater is natural and is not treated water being pumped though pipes into your homes. This water is perfect for irrigation and watering gardens as it is pure of chemicals unlike ground water. Rainwater can also be used for other things like washing your car, washing your clothes or even flushing your toilet through a drainage pipe linked to your harvesting system!

The New Way to Heat up Your Home

If you are looking for a new and efficient way to heat up your home you are looking in the right place. I’m going to cover the revolutionary new way to heat up your home with little fuss. So theres no need for those portable heater or standing right next to the heating while it’s on.

Underfloor Heating


The revolutionary way to heat up your room is underfloor heating. Underfloor heating is a heating system that is placed beneath your floor which usually consists of piping or mats and it doesn’t require the use of radiators. The reason why it is so good is because with this system, theres an even distribution of heat, the temperature gradually reduced as it goes above your head and not directly at one point. This eliminates any chance of their being cold spots. The heating system is completely out of site and requires little to no maintenance at all. With an underfloor heating system you are also saving money, up to 30% on your heating bill.

Common Infestations: Sowbug (Woodlouse)

How they got the name

It is a latin name, sowbugs are more commonly known woodlouse, although they are called a bug they aren’t actually bugs. They are land-living crustaceans.

What they look like


sowbugs are flat and oval shaped creatures. They are roughly a centimetre long and their body is made up of lots of segments along with several pairs of legs and antennae. The pillbug is also another crustacean that is very similar to the sowbug. once turned on their backs, sowbugs cannot turn upright unlike pillbugs.

What they eat and do

Sowbugs can’t retain water in their bodies so they have to live of damp places. These places are usually under rocks, logs and flower pots.

They can access your house through ground level doors. In your home you will usually find them in your basement, bathrooms and any other damp or humid environment. They can literally travel anywhere in your home but seeing is though there isn’t many damp places in our homes they usually die.

How to control them

Eliminate any damp spots, if there isn’t damp ares they will either leave or die.

If you have a problem with pests in your home please call us, we cover:

Breakdown: Septic Tanks

A septic tank is a small scale sewage treatment system that are very common in areas without direct links to sewage pipes provided by their local government. Septic tanks are usually an onsite sewage facility. Approximately 25% of North America rely on the use of septic tanks, this can also include the suburbs, rural areas and small towns


A septic tank is usually one tank, or some cases more than one) of around 3,000 and 7,000 litres that is connected to a waste water pipe at one end and a septic drain field at the other, these pipes are generally connected with a twin wall pipe. This will allow any liquids to flow through without disturbing the crust build up above.

to explain briefly how a septic tank works is by reducing solids to a liquid that then filtered to a clear liquid which will then be leaked through to the outlet which could be a drainage field or seepage field. The remaining substances left from the water are then eliminated in the soil, which then though evaporation it will be clean again and the impurities left over will be use to help plants grow

Want to Stretch Your Ears?

Are you looking to stretch your ears? Are you worried it going to hurt? Would like to know some feedback from a guy with experience? If the answer is yes, then great what I am about to write is perfect for you, with the information you are about to read should be able to fire you with enough information for you to decide yourself wether you actually want to carry on with the process.


I have had my ears stretched for 4 years now, They are stretched to a relatively big size lets leave it as that! The reason why I stretched my ears was because I loved the jewellery available and the size of the jewellery, I currently have black surgical steel tunnels in and I love them.

Here’s a little you’ll need to know about stretching before you start. Your piercing must be fully healed, stretching should never hurt too much, stretching is a long process and you will also require an ear stretching kit, every time you stretch your ear you have to treat it like a new piercing. As far as maintaining after the stretching process is complete, it can get annoying. You have to regularly clean your lobes otherwise they will start to smell. If you go past a certain stretch size you can’t go back but don’t worry you have to be a serious about stretching to even get that far.

Time For a Watch

If you are tired of looking for that perfect designer watch? Designer watches are everywhere and there are also a wide range to choose from including watches for men and women. I am a male so I don’t know much about watches for women but you can general idea on my opinion and recommendations. Watches are a perfect fashion accessory as well as being practical. Watch designs can vary from retro to modern. Modern watches are usually stainless steel and can also come in Gold & Silver etc. Retro styles are usually leather but can also come in plastic & rubber etc.




Armarni White

If you are anything like me, you are probably fussy when it comes to a new watch, during my search for my perfect watch I came across Design Centre. They offer a wide and exclusive range of designer watches to suit your style.

My Pest Control Problems

When you move into a new house, you expect a few issues maybe that weren’t highlighted at the point of sale but you certainly don’t expect there to be an infestation of mice in your garage! But that’s what I got when I recently moved to a new property, I found a cluster of mice in my garage and tried to remove them myself using DIY methods that you come to expect with pest removal, such as traps and sprays from a local store.


This was to no avail though so after speaking with my friend, he recommended to me a company who he had used before who offer pest control. After giving them a call, they told me how they have to deal with plenty of people all the time who have used DIY methods to remove mice, but have not been successful and they really sounded like they knew what they were doing.

After sending a controller out the next morning, he was straight in there and found the source of the problem, explaining to me why just using these advertised products isn’t anywhere near as effective in permanently removing the pests from your home. If you’re interested in pest control Birmingham or any other area in the West Midlands then take a look at the E-Pest Control website below. They are a fantastic team and really do provide a leading service to remove all types of pests and rodents.

Burst Pipes

When I walked through my front door to a surprising puddle after a lovely weekend away, immediately I knew something wasn’t right and after a brief look around the house, I heard water gushing from a radiator in my front room – not ideal when I hadn’t been there for a couple of days so the water was literally everywhere.

plumber in wolverhampton


After sorting out a dehumidifier to help remove some of the moisture, and ripping up my carpets I got in contact with a local plumber to get a quote on having my radiators replaced around the house. Fantastic from the moment I called, their emergency plumbing service was out to me in no time to have a look around and assess any problems within my home.

Followed by a fantastic priced quote a couldn’t complain with the quality of the service received.

Exploring Jewellers in The Midlands

We love jewellery, and love bringing the latest news on the finest pieces and stores we can. A lot of the AFT blog is focused around Birmingham’s infamous jewellery quarter. But today we decided to broaden our horizons out slightly and take a look across some of the surrounding area’s in the Midlands, and check out some jewellers in Stratford Upon-avon, Coventry and more! There was plenty to view and we’ll be discussing it in this post.

jewellers stratford upon-avon


If you’re looking for a gift then jewellery is always a special present for a family member, loved one or friend. And with birthday’s and other annual events throughout the year its sometimes hard to think of what to buy for someone. The usual flowers and chocolate doesn’t always quite cut it any more so its time to explore some jewellers in the Midlands and see what they have on offer. With a wide selection of wedding, gold and diamond jewellery on offer and you won’t be short of something to buy your special one.

My Daughters Limo Experience

Last week was my daughters year 11 prom. She wanted to impress all of her friends and end her school years in style so to do this I decided on hiring a limo. I decided to go on limo hire Birmingham to see what was on offer and came across a great company. I ordered a stretched hummer that was pink (the same colour as her dress!) which arrived on time, was clean and the whole experience was of a very high standard.

The Limo hire was well priced and I would strongly recommend that anyone who is requiring the use of limo or rental vehicles gets in touch with limo hire soon so you can make your occasion a one off experience. I will be using them again in the near future for my sons football teams presentation evening so the champions arrive in style after a great season of football. Thank you ‘’ and ill see you again in a few weeks!

A Day At the Spa

Today I spent the day out at the spa and it was extremely relaxing. The spa featured a hot tub jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and swimming pool. There’s nothing better than spending a day unwinding from the stresses of life and changing focus from work onto relaxation.

hot tubs


This has prompted me to start looking at hot tubs online and I have decided to make a purchase to bring one of these luxury pieces into my home.

I thought paying each time you wish to visit the spa is going to be more costly than just outright buying a hot tub for my own home. They can be placed either inside or outside, and come accompanied with a suitable cover if you are using them for outdoor purposes.

Although an expensive initial cost, hot tubs are a fantastic way to relax and are a great addition to those looking to bring a piece of heaven into their home.

Stuck For Present Ideas?

Sometimes it gets to the point where you just can’t think what to buy someone for a present, we’ve all been there and know people who are either friends or family who you just don’t have a clue what to get them for their birthday or christmas for example. In this post we are going to give you a few solutions of what we think would make a fantastic gift for your loved ones.

designer watches


A new timepiece is a fantastic gift and if you have a moderate budget, there is a wide range of designer watches available from some leading brands such as Gucci, Raymond Weil and Rado.

jewellery quarter birmingham

We will took a look through a selection of watches in this post available online and in store from a shop the Birmingham jewellery quarter. Design Centre Jewellery stock a huge range of designer watches at competitive prices.

watches for women


This ladies Gucci watch features a stainless steel bracelet and grey mother of pearl style face. It is moderately priced within the designer watches bracket and would make a fantastic gift for anyone in the new year.

designer watches


Design Centre offer a wide selection of watches for women at fantastic competitive prices. You will be sure to find the watch for you or a loved one so if you are around in the quarter or take a look on the website at what they have for you.

Drainage Solutions

A big welcome to the new year from us here at the Art Film Talk blog! We hope to continue this year and build upon the great success we had last time out with the blog, providing some of the best posts for our readers.

Today we will be talking about the different types of underground drainage available and some of the agricultural applications they can have. So firstly what is a drainage system? These are use underground pipes which move water around land to enhance crop production in farming.

underground drainage


The main use on agricultural land is twin wall pipe within drainage systems. This type of pipe can be produced in a variety of sizes and lengths to accommodate a a variety of drainage solutions for anyone.

twin wall pipe

The Gold Rush

In today’s post we will be looking at a selection of gold jewellery pieces from a range of jewellers based either online or on the high street in the United Kingdom. These will include earrings, chains and watches.

9ct gold hoop earrings


This photo is of a beautiful set of 9ct gold hoop earrings purchased from an independent jewellery shop in London. Featuring a large four inch hoop they remain surprisingly lightweight but maintaining an elegant look with a great price to match.

9ct gold chain

This 9ct gold chain pictured above was purchased from Design Centre Jewellery, located in the heart of Birmingham’s infamous Jewellery Quarter, which is the epicentre for jewellery trade in the West Midlands.

KOR3885, Michael Kors, Fall, Newness, 2013

This rose gold Michael Kors watch features a deep green face, golden strap and bezel. A beautiful piece and would make a fantastic christmas present for someone this year.

For a wide range of jewellery UK take a look around at a watch for a loved one this christmas.


Amazing Day

Today was a special day for me being my wedding, and the preparations that came before were rather hectic as we wanted to make this amazing day one to remember for definite!

For arrival to the wedding we wanted to arrive in a limousine, so started to look at companies that were offering limo hire to get some prices on arranging a hummer limousine to take us to the church. Most of the options from businesses in the West Midlands were very expensive and we were put off until finding a service online called Your Limo Hire. They were fantastic and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for limo hire Birmingham too. On the day the service was fantastic, nothing less than we expected and the price was considerably cheaper than any other service in the area too.

Organising a cake was great fun too. We visited a wedding fair in London around a month ago and there was a large selection of cakes available. We had an idea of what we wanted and make a purchase from a local wedding cake shop in the area. It turned out really nice and there was some fantastic decorations to accompany it too.

On the day I paired my wedding dress with a beautiful 9ct gold chain from a local jewellers in based in the prestigious Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, which is the heart of this fine trade in the West Midlands. Boasting a range of bars, restaurants and a museum there’s plenty to offer in the day while also leading a vibrant nightlife.

It was a wonderful day and I think everyone had an amazing time, I am so happy to now be finally married and am looking forward to the future.

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Freezing Pipes

We’re into december now and christmas is almost upon us, but so is the winter weather conditions and temperatures have fallen considerably as of recent, which has resulted in the freezing of water in people’s land drainage pipe.

In order to maintain a good underground drainage it is important to prevent this from happening, although it may be difficult to do. A good preventative measure can be insulation around pipes, although if you have a large amount of drainage pipe this can be an expensive outgoing.

Also this is not really designed for PVC piping due to the low melting point of plastics, but for other piping such as steel it can be a fantastic way to ensure your pipe systems stay in good condition over the summer.

Take a look at this article for more on frozen pipe prevention

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Special Rings for a Special Day

Why settle for nothing but the best on your wedding day?

Goldcraft Jewellers based in the heart of Birmingham’s infamous jewellery quarter have a wide range of beautiful diamond wedding rings on offer with some fantastic prices this christmas.

Goldcraft are a family built and run business, that started off once as just a small shop, it has slowly built up an iconic reputation within the jewellery quarter and now boasts an elegant range of gold, diamond jewellery and much more.

Birmingham’s jewellery quarter has a vast range of shops, restaurants and bars which has become the heartbeat of jewellery trade in the west midlands by day, and a vibrant nightlife to accompany it.

I recently took a trip up there while looking at platinum wedding rings and was presented with a variety of beautiful pieces at extremely competitive prices compared with other shops in the quarter. The friendly service to accompany just makes Goldcraft the complete shopping experience for anyone.

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Improving Your Rankings In Google

Online business has blown up in recent times and it is important to move with this trend to stay ahead of the competition. Just take a moment to think how often you have used a search engine to find something out, and that’s the reason for my post today, improving the exposure of your brand to drive traffic and sales to your products and services.

Making sure your business is at the forefront of search engine results, in particular Google who have a huge monopoly is extremely important to your business these days, whether you be local, national or global SEO effects anyone. We spoke to an SEO Birmingham company who had this to say:

Search engine optimisation is crucial for online business these days. 90 Percent of search result traffic click a link off page one, and this figure falls off around 95 percent on page two, which in itself indicates how important it is to showcase your products and services on the first page, and even first few positions of search results. Competition are probably involved in SEO campaigns, so you’ve got to make yourself visible to your online audience, or risk losing sales to them.

This underlines the importance of a search engine optimisation campaign for your business. For local businesses it can be relatively inexpensive but the results more than outweigh the costs so it is well worth looking into.


What’s It Like to be a Trainee Solicitor

After reaching the end of my first week at a solicitors Birmingham, I genuinely can’t believe how many people have asked me what it is like to be a trainee solicitor. It has surpassed anything I would have thought, and has almost got to the point where my unenthusiastic response is something along the lines of ‘okay.. I think’. But really, it has been a fantastic first week and I couldn’t have enjoyed it any more than I have so far.

Most firms recruit up to a year in advance so it can feel like a bit of a long time coming, but when the day finally arrives it really is something special. From your first day thrown in pretty much the deep end of the water, it can almost seem overwhelming but at the same time there has been fantastic support from the people around me, not least to mention my trainee supervisor who has been fantastic this week.

Just think that your trainee supervisor was once in your position, and has been through everything you are at one point in their career path. When things ever get complicated you know you can rely on them to help with any problems or issues you might have. Also being able to utilise their extensive knowledge and understanding of the sector for free is a great resource for learning new information and areas regarding the law.

Still, it has only been the first week and there are sure to be many different challenges ahead for me, but I will keep the blog updated with how things are progressing within my voyage to become a qualified solicitor.


Another Visit to Goldcraft

After a recent visit (see our post below) to Goldcraft in the Jewellery Quarter Birmingham. A family run business in the heart of the JQ, who have a fantastic authentic feel as soon as you step foot in the shop. On my previous visit, I purchased a beautiful diamond wedding ring, and the amazing service had me back in again.

This time I was looking for a set of 9ct gold hoop earrings this time around. The service in the shop was paralleled to my last visit, and their selection of earrings was fantastic. A wide range of elegant pieces, with something to really meet everyones needs. I left the shop with an elegant pair of earrings, which my wife was extremely pleased with them.

Once again brilliant from Goldcraft, would recommend them to anyone, one of the best jewellery stores around, and really keeps the authenticity of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.



Getting the Best Limousine for Your Money

Whenever you do anything you want to find the best deal for your money. Recently I needed to hire a limousine for my friends birthday party. We looked around at some adverts for limo hire Birmingham, and found a few companies who quoted us much higher than we were looking to pay for one.

After looking online we found a website called Your Limo Hire who provided us with a great selection of limousines and at amazing prices from a selection of businesses in the local area. There was even an online booking system whereby you could select a limo, with time and date you needed.

I have since recommended to my friend who was looking at ads for limo hire Essex. He too got a much better deal through the site and saved up to 30% on what some of the other local companies were charging.



Finding the Perfect Ring for my Wedding

Choosing the right wedding ring was a hard decision. There are so many different styles of styles of ring that we had plenty to consider. We had a rough budget set out in mind of what we were looking to spend on a ring, and knew that we were looking at platinum wedding rings, or alternatively a diamond wedding ring, we visited various jewellery shops to see what was on offer.

After a couple of places we visited Goldcraft Jewellers in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter Birmingham, a fantastic family run shop that had a beautiful selection of elegant wedding rings on offer. We told them what our budget was, and that we were looking at either platinum or diamond wedding rings.

They were extremely helpful throughout the time in the shop and presented a few rings to us to choose from. The one we finished with was just what we were looking for within our price range.


My Solicitor Experience

Recently we had a rent arrears situation with a tenant in one of the properties we have rented out. The unpaid amount was snowballing over a period of three months. We found a local solicitors Birmingham law firm who were extremely helpful in aiding us in the recovery of this money.

From start to finish they were great, providing support and took full control of the case in a professional manor. We were kept up to date throughout with the cost of the service and received the money back within a short period of time.