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Give your home a whole new look and feel

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.

14 November 2014 at 10:28 - Comments

Excellent Wedding Marquee Hire

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Here at JF Marquees and Marquee Hire recently we were very excited to have been given the opportunity to get involved with London Fashion Week.  We were approached by fashion designer Edeline Lee, who required a space in which she could showcase her brand new collection.  Edeline needed a marquee which ran alongside the rear terrace of Somerset House, exposing visitors to some fabulous views over the River Thames.

The marquee build was fairly straightforward, though we had to make sure the marquee was weighted as it was constructed directly onto the terrace.  However, the timescales were very tight, and we needed to ensure we could both build and then de rig the marquee very quickly.  This was a little tricky as we had limited access to the site, however our experienced team pulled it off and Edeline’s marquee was a success.

You can see from the image above how the structural nature of the marquee was emphasised by the layout, using a number of pods for models rather than the traditional cat walk/run way!  The lighting and sound has to be just right, and there needs to be plenty of space available for photographers and journalists as well as other guests.

It’s worth remembering that marquees aren’t simply for weddings and country fairs – they are so versatile that they can be used for all sorts of occasions.  As well as providing a stand along venue, they can also be incorporated into existing buildings, therefore extending the space which is already there.  Our marquee at London Fashion Week is a good example of this, as we were able to provide an extension of a stunning location, therefore helping to add much need space and functionality to the venue.

Click here for any Marquee Hire needs winter marquee hire

13 November 2014 at 10:01 - Comments

Lodge Brothers serving the community for over 100 years

A Woking man has devoted the last few months to putting together a display to commemorate not only all those who lost their lives in the two World Wars and later conflicts, but also in memory of his Father and Son.

Neville Lazenby wanted to create the display to thank Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors of Goldsworth Road, for the way they looked after his son Steven after he died of a brain tumour in January 2012.  Neville and his wife Janette have remained in contact with Paul Thurtle (Branch Manager) since Paul arranged their son’s funeral.

In this very special year marking the 100th anniversary of Britain entering the First World War, Neville decided to design and build a window display for the Woking Branch of Lodge Brothers.

The picture shows Neville and Paul with the display.

Neville has included a picture of his father, Sergeant Ralph Lazenby who died in 2003.  He was an original member of the SAS in 1941.  He was sent out to the Middle East, was captured and then imprisoned in Stalag 357.

Also remembered in the display is Woking resident Walter ‘Charlie’ Brown OBE who died in 2010.

Neville also included in the display four detailed replica figures of soldiers from his collection.  The soldiers and the display have been causing a lot of interest from local people passing by the window.

Paul and all the Lodge Brothers branches such as Funeral Directors AshfordFuneral Directors FelthamFuneral Directors WokingFuneral Directors Chertsey and Funeral Directors Englefield Green are extremely grateful to Neville and Janette for their generosity in using their time and talents to create a fantastic window display.

10 November 2014 at 12:59 - Comments

Chicken soup to warm the soul

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Delicious chicken soup for the soul, there’s nothing quite like a bowl of homemade chicken soup if you are feeling unwell or simply feel like some wholesome food. I found this fabulous Chicken noodle soup recipe that is so quick and easy and yet has the most amazing flavours. Its not only quick, easy to prepare and delicious its also a cheap meal to make.

Serves: 6

Yields: 12 cups

Total Time: 43 min

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 28 min

Ingredients

  • 2 carton(s) (26-ounce) reduced-sodium chicken stock or broth
  • 2 cup(s) water
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 small parsnips, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 stalk(s) celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 1/2 cup(s) cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1/2 pound(s) extra-wide egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoon(s) minced parsley
  • 2 teaspoon(s) kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. In a 5- to 6-quart soup pot, bring stock, water, carrots, parsnips, celery, and onion to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in chicken and noodles; cover pot and continue to simmer 7 minutes, or until noodles are just tender. Stir in parsley, salt, and pepper. Ladle into bowls.

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14 October 2014 at 08:13 - Comments

Knowall Managed IT solutions to assist small to medium companies

Knowall Managed IT is a company who is passionate about helping others and dedicating their services to the less fortunate. Knowall have been actively involved in experience implementing, maintaining and supporting affordable IT solutions for Charities and non-profit organisations over the past 10 year. Their team of reliable, friendly and knowledgeable engineers is what sets our solutions and services apart from our competitors.

Knowall Managed IT offer enterprise solutions at affordable rates to charities and non-profit organisations through a discount charity pricing scheme – typically a 20% saving.
All our support solutions and managed services are included in this scheme.

Knowall offer many affordable options to small to medium companies, from cloud computing, laaS, full IT support and infrastructure as a service.

24 September 2014 at 06:47 - Comments

Do you suffer from a sexual dysfunction?

Do you suffer from female impotence? Often women do not seek help for fear of being labelled, fear of being inadequate or through embarrassment. Those do seek help often find that the treatment offered falls short of their needs and results in a deeper sense of despair.

Eighty per cent of women who seek help for sexual dysfunction complain of having no sexual desire, libido, tiredness, depression, illness, stress, anxiety, relationship disharmony and negative body image. Although it may not appear serious at first, the condition can cause much unhappiness and frustration if it is not talked about and effectively treated.

Mal Weeraratne an expert in female sexuality explains that the mainstream courses of treatment including marriage guidance and sex therapy often prove ineffective because they do not address and treat the whole problem.  Mal who is the founder of Tantric Journey has worked in the sexual therapy sector since 1994 and in an authority on the subject of the female orgasm, he has helped thousands of women regain sexual feelings and lead happy live with fulfilled intimate relationships.

Mal explains how unfortunately, when sex has equalled pain (either physical or emotional), a vicious cycle often sets in and women avoid sex altogether or unintentionally put up barriers known as ‘Body Armouring’.  Wilhelm Reich the pioneer psychotherapist and sexologist who postulated the orgasm theory: That full orgasm is the very centre of human experience and ultimately determines the happiness of the human race, developed the theory of Body Armouring, the process whereby past traumatic experiences are stored in the body muscle tissue at cellular level and as a result the body’s tissues harden, creating tension and blocking energy in the area that has been traumatised.   This means that traces of the emotional content of every negative sexual experience have been recorded in the muscular tissue of your genitals.

Mal explains how past traumatic experiences such as sexual abuse, rape, complicated childbirth, surgery or negative attitudes to sex may all contribute to the lack of ability to orgasm as every unsatisfied sexual experience is recorded in the cellular memory of your body.  Creating an invisible armouring,  that your body creates to reduce its vulnerability to pain, discomfort and possible danger. There is a parallel to this process and this is the reduction in the ability to experience pleasure.

Research has shown that only a quarter of women achieve orgasm through penile penetration, leaving three quarters in need of additional clitoral stimulation. It is estimated that 12 per cent of women are anorgasmic (never reach a climax). In fact because the sexual organs have been subjected to vigorous condemnation from childhood, onwards, the pelvic basin has become a major storehouse of negative imprints, restricting and inhibiting the woman’s ability to enjoy full sexual capacity and preventing the full enjoyment of orgasmic release. In effect the armouring process not only protects from pain, but also from the woman’s own desires and instincts.

Mal 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.

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.

24 September 2014 at 05:42 - Comments

Dress up is part of Halloween fun!

Girls Halloween Cat Cape

Halloween is a celebration observed on 31 October, primarily in regions of the Western world; the traditions and importance of the celebration vary significantly between geographical areas. Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts.

Dressing up is part of the fun, The Travelling Souk have some great Halloween gifts outfits to choose from such as this Black cat dress up Halloween Cape in luxury cotton velvet. Its can be doubled up for Halloween or every day pretend play, this beautiful handmade cape will inspire imagination.

The hood is hand appliqued and the high quality fabric gives the cape a really rich, special feel.

Available in sizes:
Girls Small- 1y-3y
Girls Medium 3y-5y
Girls Large 5y-8y

Handmade to a high standard by Wild Things Dresses in the heat of Lancashire, England is a vendor on The Travelling Souk where you will find other handmade products

23 September 2014 at 16:44 - Comments

Fast efficient and affordable London plumbers

We recently got South London Refurbishments builders South London in to do some plumbing work recommended by a friend. The first thing we noticed was their friendly approach added by their reasonable prices. This was an expense we had not budgeted for and worried about the extent of the problem and the cost to fix it. SLR Plumber South West London quote for free and there price was excellent so we didn’t even get a second opinion we simply appointed them to undertake the work.

They sent in the experts and within hours our plumbing problem was sorted out, they worked swiftly and quietly with minimal mess which they tidied up and left our home as if there was never a problem.

We can only thank SLR Plumber Clapham and Plumber Wandsworth for their excellent service.

Do not hesitate to contact them if you live in the South London Region, they service many areas such as Plumber Wimbledon, and Plumber Banstead.

SLR offers a wide range of plumbing services (solutions) in Plumber Sanderstead such as:

  • Bathrooms Installations
  • Boiler Replacement
  • Boiler Servicing
  • Leaks, burst pipes and fault finding
  • All aspects of plumbing!
23 September 2014 at 04:53 - Comments

RUMM Opens New North American Office

RUMM is delighted to announce the establishment of its new North American office based in Florida.

The creation of this office is in-line with the business strategic plan to search for a larger customer base and explore opportunities to license RUMM’s brand overseas.  RUMM’s brand will be offered through a license distribution agreement and the RUMM USA office will have exclusive rights to offer RUMM Energy Management Software and products.

This development marks an exciting time for RUMM Energy management Services and there is great potential for its energy saving products and services that have been developed and tested for more than 10 years in the UK market to achieve considerable cost and carbon savings in the vast manufacturing US sector where the energy management market is beginning to develop strongly.

The Vice-President of the RUMM USA office is Tony Dalby. He is a successful business man with many years experience in the manufacturing sector and is excited by the prospect of building a thriving business that will address the growing demands on industry to control costs and environmental impact of their activity.

22 September 2014 at 07:57 - Comments

Its that time of the year again….

Halloween is a holiday annually celebrated on October 31. Some people hold Halloween parties on or around this date, where the hosts and guests often dress up as skeletons, ghosts or other scary figures. Common symbols of Halloween include pumpkins, bats and spiders. The children just love Halloween where they play trick or treat and get given hundreds of different types of sweets by knocking on neighbours doors.

The Travelling Souk has some cute Jelly Halloween Lollies making perfect Halloween gifts that are delicious fruity soft jelly with a sugary coating and decorated with icing.

The Halloween shaped lollies that you will receive are packaged in cellophane bags each containing one ‘mummy’, pumpkin, witch and Frankensteins monster.Halloween Jelly Lollies

Ingredients: sugar, glucose syrup, water, gelling agent (pectin), acidity regulators (citric acid, sodium citrate), corn starch, artificial flavours, artificial colours (E129*, E171, E102*, E110*, E133) Allergy advice: Some colours* may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children. Not suitable for vegetarians. May contain traces of wheat

21 September 2014 at 08:56 - Comments