Inside looks great but outside needed new plaques
We have had the whole of the inside done at the office and it looks amazing but when I arrived the other day I noticed the outside is far less swish and the plaques looked really tired and neglected. Talk about a terrible first impression it is only because inside looks so amazing that I finally noticed the outside. My next project is already on the radar now the whole place needs a good tidy up and sort and the plaques definitely need attention. They really give the place a tired and beat up look and that is most definitely not what we are trying to achieve hence spending so much cash on the interior fit.
We got a few companies in to quote for new plaques
Once my mind was made up I wanted to get some quotes in as soon as possible for new plaques for outside the offices. I figures three would be plenty and set up the meeting to discuss our requirements and get some creative ideas of what we could have both from a design and materials perspective. we have in our minds to go for a modern glass and brushed metal but one company explained the weathering issues relating to these materials and that made total sense to us. We wanted it to look amazing for a long time and a rusty brushed metal and tarnished glass plaques did not seem that appealing anymore. We never thought of a natural material like slate or stone as they seemed a bit old fashioned to us but the stone sign we were showed were far from old fashioned in fact they were the complete opposite and were a very modern looking sign for our type of business. We settled on stone as it wears really well and weathers really nicely so we felt this was the best way to go with it. They are not cheap to produce as it is hand engraved and custom to your spec and design so I really think its a case of you pay for what you get and you cannot expect a craftsman to work for peanuts given the skills they have in a given field.
Order in for new plaques now we just had to wait
The order was now in for the new stone plaques and we had a provisional installation date for them to come back on site to fit our new signs. It was only a month away and we were really looking forward to seeing the real plaques in situ. We had guessed they would look amazing and we were not disappointed as when they did finally come back in to do them they looked terrific. They give the whole front area a real lift and make a massive first impression when you drive in and this is something that was really important to us and one of the main reasons for ordering new plaques in the first place, we went to http://www.stonesign.com.
Luckily I didn’t use my free sports bet no deposit deal on England
What a shower and I don’t mean the weather I was going to use the free sports bet no deposit deal I picked up last week on England to beat Sri Lanka but stopped because of the Froch fight.
I could not decide what to use the free sports bet no deposit offer on as it was a big choice between Froch beating Groves or England winning the twenty twenty series against Sri Lanka this time around. I did fancy England to come back strong after a disgraceful series against the Australians and so I was about to put the free bets offer I had on them to win the series but I looked again at the Froch odds and knew I have a bog night planned around the boxing and so thought it would be better to use the free sports bet no deposit offer on that result instead.
Not wasted my free sports bet no deposit offer
I put all the free sports bet no deposit welcome bonus on Froch, both a win by KO and the eight round so as well as a massive hangover I have more in my account today than yesterday. It was a truly great fight again I wondered if the sequel would even come close to the epic battle first time around but I really enjoyed it last night and winning was even better.
The fight was really close and i could not call the winner but just before “that” punch. It was so close and I thought Groves was boxing really well but Froch is not a champion for no reason and in the eight round he threw one of the greatest punches I have seen which nearly knocked out Groves cold. The old warrior should be very proud of his efforts and the fact he made me a double free sports bet no deposit winner as I predicted both correctly.
Even the free sports bet no deposit win didn’t save me
I may be on a high due to my cheeky win last night but the hangover I have due to the epic night we had last night. Things got a bit messy at around round 4 when the shots came out and we all got a bit silly however nothing could have prepared me for the headache I woke up with at 7am this morning when my little one jumped on me to help me wake up.
A full cooked breakfast and a look at the odds I got from my bet did make me feel a bit better but as we had planned to go out to say I was rough is an understatement. We are now back and I managed to grab an hour before be back up for a BBQ we have planned for later. Before that I am going to log on and use some of the free sports bet no deposit winnings on Murray to get past Fernando Verdasco in the next round. http://www.freebetsinternational.com
The benefits of parking management
If you have a car park that is for private use and you are having people use it without permission then you might be advised to look at parking management to solve this annoying problem.
Parking management companies will set up a system that suits your particular circumstances and business requirements. We had a problem with our car park for ages and staff were always moaning about parking spaces not being available even though we had a lot of spaces on out small site.
Parking management makes it easier for clients too
As well as staff the reason we bit the bullet and called a few of these parking management companies to talk to us was I started to get a lot of comments and I suppose complaints about the nightmare clients were having when trying to park for meetings at the office. We thought that there was no way this could continue but policing the car park was not on anyone’s job description or radar and so outsourcing was the only real answer.
We got a few companies in some were just terrible to deal with and we wanted a more corporate type of company as at the end of the day they were in essence representing our business and so we didn’t want “heavies” doing our work. We got it down to two parking management companies and its was then down to a final meeting to see who were felt would best represent us.
We have had parking management in place for two months
We have all the signs and infrastructure put in place over two months ago now and it has vastly improved out situation. It did make us laugh to think just how many random people feeling it was ok to use a private parking space and go about their non-business related way. Many staff members have also all commented on how much better things are and interestingly for us the amount of people that are late for work has dropped dramatically which from our perspective is a huge benefit that we did not bank on.
The finance director was over the moon with the uplift in our bottom line when we factored in this fringe benefit to the business it did really strike home that this was indeed a big parking management problem that we put up with for ages. I am glad it is now sorted and to be fair to the company we chose to do our work have been marvelous and kept us in the loop with any negative feedback and problems so we can sort these as we go along.
If you do have a private piece of land that you use as a car park I can highly recommend these guys as they solved our problems and are great to deal with too. Parking management may not be top of your agenda in a busy day but I would encourage you to at least consider it as their may well be similar benefits to you.
Just found a free bet no deposit deal
I was just having a look online for some odds on the twenty/twenty and found a cracking free bet no deposit offer from Skybet. I often have a punt on the cricket scores as I think it adds a dimension especially if you are going to the game in question. This latest sky bet offer is cool in that once you take it up they keep giving you free bets as a loyal customer.
Betting on the cricket has been a pastime of mine for ages now and as I know a fair about the teams and form etc I often get the games right although for the best odds you will need to bet on harder outcomes than a simple who is likely to win. You can get odds on virtually every aspect of every game and the harder the guess the better the odds.
I use free bet no deposit on outside guess work
As these free bet no deposit deals are risk free betting I use them for proper outside bets. I have not put any of my cash into it so can bet with the freedom gained from not risking my own cash and so am a lot wilder in my predictions. Thats not to say its reckless betting as I don’t see the point in crazy betting as you are never going to end up on top but a little more freedom to back your gut is a great thing.
With risk free gambling I will stretch my imagination to guess score outcomes or first played out for under ten runs etc the sorts of bets you rarely would risk your own cash on but that offer high odds due to the high risk nature of the bets.
Finding free bet no deposit deals
A quick search online is all it takes for you to find you free bet no deposit offer on whatever you like to bet on. From sport to casino, bingo to horse racing there are free bet no deposit deals on every conceivable genre of gambling you can think of.
Once you have found a deal you like the look of the next thing to do is click the advert or link which will take you to a sign up form. Providing you have not already got an account with this bookmakers or website you fill in the details and once this is done the account will be opened and in it a welcome bonus amount added.
The size of the welcome bonus does vary widely with everything from a fiver to one thousand pounds and you normally only know for sure once you have signed up. You can take-up lots of these offers and while some do require you to put funds in to get you started others are available under a free bet no deposit deal where you need not add any funds into the new account to get your free bets.
Got to make time to find woodburning stoves
Somehow and someway the wife wants me to make time for us to go and look at some woodburning stoves this weekend coming. In fairness we have been talking about looking into installing woodburning stoves into two areas of the home but that is about as far as we always seem to get. She has made an ultimatum its this weekend (no cricket on) or the week after with a match already in my diary so its this weekend for me all day long. I have even said if we find one I will pay for it straight away (to save looking around the weekend after!) as an early birthday present for her.
Its a fair round trip for our woodburning stoves search
Unfortunately for me the wife has done some research and whilst the one stove for the living room is available close to where we live we are also looking at an Esse Ironheart and this we will need to drive nearly a hundred miles to get the specialist advice we feel we need to ensure this is the right range for us. The Esse is a big purchase so we wanted to go direct to a specialist and so the appointment is booked in and if successful will cost me a fair few pounds of my bonus for the next few months but secretely I think it will be a great buy too.
The Esse is a big piece of kit but our home has a really big kitchen and its a lot of space to fill and indeed heat so we really wanted something that heated as well as cooked and so a range was discussed. This particular brand doesn’t come cheap but the build quality is right up there and the resale value of them is also very strong which is a good sign.
We are looking for it to cut of gas bill on two fronts firstly the heating bills we are hoping to reduce as the Esse will heat a big space but also whilst heating we can cook too so won’t use as much gas there either.
The other woodburning stoves search is a few locals
Luckily the second one we are looking at to heat our living room is available in a few local shops and we just need to pop in to see who we want to buy tom and get to do the installation so with a bit of luck we will see the right woodburning stoves in all of them and can make a decision pretty quickly.
We are looking for a good installer as we have had a few horror stories mentioned so its a strict vetting process before we let them loose at our place. One does come recommended so we hope we like that one to be honest but time will tell.
Hopefully our search for woodburning stoves won’t be in vain or my cricket may suffer as a consequence! http://www.bigskystoveandhearth.com