Making an Office Space Feel Like Home Makes Us All Feel Better About the Work

I came up with a business idea. Well, actually I came up with an idea for an app that we could build on to develop a sustainable business. I could write the code for the app, but all of the rest of the stuff was new for me. I needed people to spread out all the work involved, and we needed an office where we could be together to work together as a team. Comparatively, I knew as little about office interior solutions as I did a lot about programming. However, I was able to put together a very nice interior space in a loft I rented for our office.

The building is old on the outside, but we have it nice on the inside. I made the office open and comfortable like a home. Continue reading

Gun Shooting As a Hobby

When my husband decided to try clay shooting as a hobby, I was not sure what to think of it. I knew nothing about guns, nor did I really want to. That all changed when he had me come with him and some friends when they did some shooting, and I went from not being interested at all to being so fascinated that I wanted to go with him to the gun shop in Bristol where he was going to look for his own shotgun. I had never been in a gun shop before, as I just had no interest prior to this, so that was a real eye opener to me too.

The first thing that caught my attention was how classy everything looked. I was so surprised by this, because I just had a different image in my mind, mostly because of the films we had seen that don’t always portray gun shops in the best light. Continue reading

Getting Ready for Bathing Suit Season

I was sick for nearly three weeks this past winter, so I knew I had my work cut out for me as soon as spring time hit. I wanted to lose a few pounds so I could look good in my bathing suit, and I had no time to spare. It actually did not take me long to lose what I needed, which gave me time to think about waxing in Bristol. I had never had this done before, but I really liked the sounds of having it done one time and not having to worry about it after that.

That was one thing I really hate about bathing suit season. Guys have it easy because they can just slip on a pair of trunks and some flip flops and be done with it. Continue reading

Buying a Surveillance System for My Daughter

When my daughter told me that she wanted to move out on her own, one of my biggest concerns was her safety and security. I wanted to make sure that I could ensure her personal safety even if I wasn’t able to be there with her all the time. I decided the best way to achieve this peace of mind would be to look into buying and installing an IP camera system in her home. This way, we would be able to monitor in and around her home at all times, without physically being there with here. I went to work researching the best options and coming up with a solution that would satisfy all parties involved.

The website I used for most of my research was a great resource for me. I was able to learn about the different options available, and exactly how these types of cameras work. Continue reading

We Started out with One Horse!

Over the last year since we bought a horse, we have purchased the land we keep it on instead of continuing to lease it, and we have remodeled the barn the horse stays in to upgrade the stables. And, of course, how can a horse be expected to live alone? We bought three other horses for company. Since we had the space, we added some chickens, and it was just natural that we kind of adopted a couple of stray farm cats who hang around. We added an outdoor shelter for the horses and we bought horse rugs (horse blankets) for all of them.

The additional shelter is just an open front shed they can go into when the weather turns bad while they are grazing. Its open end faces east, and that is the direction the wind blows the least from. Continue reading

Doing Everything on My Own Did Not Seem Like the Right Answer

Years ago, I remember seeing many websites that offer pre-made, generic website templates that anyone could use. There was no cost, as long as you could stomach some ads place on your page in return for their use. All you had to do was replace their text and their graphics with your own. So I went looking for this type of site recently, but they did not look very professional or very nice. So, I knew that I would need to work with someone on ecommerce website design for me. I need a something that look professional, not something that looks like I put it together myself with no experience at all. I need the ability to impress customers, not push them away to one of our competitors.

I began asking around for references from other people to see who they used for their own company websites. I received a nice number of businesses to contact by doing that. However, I thought it was also important to go take a look at the web page design of every company that had been pointed out to me. That really helped whittle down the number of companies to check into. After that, all I had to do was to visit the websites of the companies in question to look carefully through their portfolios as a final step in my research.

I noticed rather quickly that the design work of two particular companies really spoke to me. Rather than spend time calling anyone else, I chose to focus on these two businesses. My choice would come down to what the price quotes would be, and whatever they told me over the phone. After about 20 minutes of asking questions of each company over the telephone, I picked the company who would make my website.

A Magcian for My Daughter’s Day

I did a search online the other day for some unique party entertainment ideas. I knew that we could hire a band for my daughter’s upcoming wedding day, but I wanted something more than just that. This is a once in a lifetime event, and I wanted her to think back on this day for years to come. Granted, she will be happy no matter what, because she is marrying the man of her dreams, but I still wanted some unique entertainment for them too. That is why I liked the magician hire for London information that I found.

I would have never thought to hire a magician on my own, which is why I turn to the Internet when I am not sure about something. I am almost always able to find the answer that I need there, just like I did this time. Continue reading

Having Airsoft Guns in Our Re-enactments

I really wanted to get more realistic looking guns for our historical re-enactments. Because we are insured, we are allowed to look at the different guns they have in the Airsoft shop, so I went there to see what kind they have. As soon as I started looking at them, I was really impressed. While they have all kinds there, I knew that we would have to be selective in what we purchased because we wanted it to fit in with the era that we are portraying at any given time.

They do cost a bit more than the prop guns that we have now, but that is okay because they look so much better. Continue reading

Getting CCTV Cameras for My Parents

Where my parents live is a quiet little avenue that ends in a cul de sac. It used to be all families that had lived there for more than a generation. Now, landlords have bought up many properties from auctions and estate sales. Younger people from the area have moved out to find better employment in another area of the country. This leaves a lot of renters. Not all of them have the same stake in the neighborhood as my parents, and some of them are not nice. After some vandalism, I called CCTV installers in Leeds to come out to their home to install surveillance cameras. They do not have a lot of recourse other than to catch the predators in the act.

It is a shame to have to do things like this. However, it is a safety necessity in these days and times. Continue reading

Framing Challenges to Maximize Positive Response

How does one reprimand their employees? It’s a question that has long been on the minds of bosses since the concept of bosses and employees arose. Ever since commerce was founded by human civilization. Luckily, we’re far more civilized by the way we approach reprimands and grievances within the work place. Good advice on ACAS code is hard to come by but it’s important for any boss or head of human resources to have a deep understanding of the codes and how to which they should be interpreted. At times the spirit of the ACAS code is enough to approach an employee with but there are going to be situations where the codes will require strict interpretation and application. It’s how law work in society and therefore it should be exercised to a similar degree through the ACAS codes within the work place. However, there is far more room for the application of emotional intelligence. Continue reading