Tuesday, 22 December 2009


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Friday, 18 December 2009

Snows so good!

I love snow so was disappointed to wake up to very little. Come on snow, come on down and let me get sculpting!

Friday, 11 December 2009

Ethical SEO

Are you based in Telford or Shropshire and looking for local SEO Services? Then Ethical SEO could be the right company for you.

You could liken SEO to the engine of a car. A car will not go without an engine, and a website will not perform without SEO. SEO is the engine of a website. There is little point having one without the other.

A newly evolving company, Ethical SEO are big on customer services and offer affordable ethical solutions. Check out SEO Midlands, SEO Shropshire and SEO Telford.

Conveyor Systems & Bucket Elevators

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Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Another top page position in Google

This week I am seeing on of my websites hitting the top page for Budget London Hotel. It's only at postion 10 but its moving up.

So if you are looking for a budget Kensington Hotel contact Kensington West today, and remember to mention this blog.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Amber Valley Homes

New site coming soon....Amber Valley Homes. Watch this space.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Feeling poorly

My lovely boyfriend gave me a cold recently! What a kind chap. So have been feeling ill all week. Sorry to all those who have been around me as I have been miserable!

Friday, 20 November 2009

SEO Midlands

Are you based in the Midlands and looking for an SEO Specialist? Well you have come to the right place. I am helping peoples websites come up in Google all the time. I took on a building company website a year ago and the owner of the business was close to bankruptcy. He knew the way forward was the internet so he went on a search and he found me. I created his website back in November 2008 and have been promoting it (doing seo) ever since. Well you can read his testimonial on my website. He thinks I’m great. He told me that if things carry on as they have been he will be turning over a million a year! I think he is just being a bit optimistic there, but at the end of the day his business is growing nicely.

So if you want me to turn your business drop me an email or give me a call.

SEO Midlands

Horoscopes by Patrick Arundell

English Astrologer Patrick Arundell was born at the Jesuit College, Stonyhurst, Lancashire, UK. A Sun Aquarian, Patrick also has the Moon, Venus, and his Imum Coeli, or bottom of his Natal Chart as well as Chiron, in the sign of Aquarius.

With an Ascendant in Libra and Uranus, the ruler of astrology, Conjunct his Midheaven, the part of his Natal Horoscope linked to career, Patrick’s path as an Astrologer could be said to be karmic. He also has the highly penetrative and psychological planetary angle or Aspect of Pluto Trine Mercury, which gives him a natural instinct for research and analysis.

Patrick has been a professional astrologer for 14 years, and is self-taught and his interest first began when he was still at High School. That interest became, over time, a burning quest to understand what made himself and others tick. A Diploma qualified management career initially ensued cumulating in the role of an Operations Controller managing 800 people, followed by business consultancy. But astrology was like a clarion call, and eventually Patrick became compelled to study in greater depth before leaving business behind and taking the plunge as a professional astrologer.

Patrick’s work is now distributed through 200 newspapers, magazines and websites worldwide and he his writing is being increasingly sought after. He is a member of the National Union of Journalists and believes it is highly important to add credibility to astrology’s standing in the general media.

Astrology may be derided by some, but Patrick’s background in a conventional business environment demonstrates how seriously he plies his craft. He sincerely believes astrology can be a wonderful tool for greater personal understanding and the greater promotion of personal and inter-relationship harmony.

Patrick’s favoured charities are Cancer Research http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/ The Red Cross http://www.redcross.org.uk and Concern http://www.concern.net/. He has also had a longstanding interest in environmental issues, and the Friends of the Earth. www.foe.co.uk/

Patrick lives in the Medieval town of Shrewsbury, in the West Midlands where he has resided for 21 years. He has been a lifetime fan of Swindon Town Football Club -http://www.swindontownfc.premiumtv.co.uk/. Other interests include playing piano and guitars, France and running. He also has avidly followed modern jazz for many years and modern soul music.

Patrick has never married. His has "companion" has been a much loved half Burmese Black Cat Ted, who had three legs, who sadly died age 12 from liver disease on 20th October 2009. Ted will never be forgotten, always loved and cherished.

For aparkling writing style and insights from the UK's most original and sincere Astrologer Patrick Arundell

Check out your Horoscopes at www.patrickarundell.com

Friday, 13 November 2009

Provencal Pottery

For an nice hand made gift for Christmas what about some nice Provencal Pottery? This lovely Boutique has many French Gifts and Home accessories.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Finally the news is talking some sence

The past couple of weeks I have seen a lot of my ideas and oppinions being expressed in the news. Today they are talking about a body MOT every 5 years. About bloody time. I have been talking about this for years. For me it's common sense.

Another issue which has been in the news is about Prof Nutt saying cannabis is less harmful than alcohol or nicotine and had been reclassified for political reasons. Of course it had, it's politics. It's all crap. The government haven't a clue - WHY - because many are all depended on the legal drugs alchol and or tobacco and couldn't possibly entertain the idea that their drug of choice is more harmful than illegal cannabis.

The home secretary should have been sacked not Prof Nutt. It's no wonder 3 more government advisers have resigned.

WAKE UP WORLD! This country does my head in at times. I feel like I am living in a world which hasn't evolved as it should and why - POLITICS. Pathetic!

Thursday, 29 October 2009

SEO campaigns and how to be number 1 on google?

Well my life is about to get very busy as I will be running my own business full time as my only form of income. So the skys the limit really. No more being told how much I will earn.

This is very exciting for me and I will make a success of this. This time next year I should be looking at taking on my first employee - so watch this space.

In the mean while, if you have a website that is just sat there dormant and want it to actually work for you, bring you traffic and sales, then you need the website engine which is SEO.

SEO is like the engine of a car with the car bodywork being the website design. A car won't go without an engine and a website will do nothing without SEO.

SO contact me today to talk about putting the engine into your website.

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Friday, 16 October 2009

Unusual Christmas Gifts

It’s that time of year again when we start looking at buying Christmas presents for our nearest and dearest. With a recession on many people are starting their shopping early which is a great idea and reduces the stress commonly related to the Christmas season. But finding unusual gifts can be tricky. If you go to all the popular high street shops you will find the usual sort of gifts we buy each year, soap gift sets, perfume gift sets and so on. But I always struggle to find something that you know when opened on Christmas day will make that person smile and really be appreciative of the gift. But how can you find that special gift?

Buying Christmas presents can be stressful especially if you leave it to the last minute. All the shops will be bursting with people and the queues to the tills will go on forever. Christmas shouldn’t be like this. It’s a time to relax and enjoy time wit your family. But most of us find the whole festive season too much and can’t wait for it to be over.

With a bit of preparation your Christmas holidays could turn out to be a wonderful stress free time which you and your family will enjoy. So how do you find gifts without heading to the packed out shopping centres? Well thanks to the online shopping you can view many different types of boutiques in the comfort of your own home and compare prices. If you find something you like the look of, you can put the item name in Google and find every other occurrence of that item for you to compare price, shipping etc.

Also the beauty of online stores is that you can search for a particular niche. For instance if the person you are buying for is really into golf, you can search for ‘golf gifts’ or ‘golf shops’ to find store dedicated to that subject. Maybe you know the person you are buying for loves all things French, in which case type ‘French Gifts’ into Google and it will list only stores offering French Gifts.

Many people are looking for alternative gifts where you buy them a unique experience like Driving a F1 car, sky diving, hot ballooning or a day out at a spar. Days out gifts are becoming more popular for those people that have everything but love to experience new activities.

One present I got last year which I liked was 6 weeks of lottery tickets. I didn’t win anything big but 3 numbers came in which one me a tenner, the fun was every Wednesday and Saturday watching the lottery and praying my numbers came up.

So shopping this Christmas needn’t be a headache. Pour a class of wine, sit, surf and search. The internet is a very powerful tool right at your fingertips, so why not use it and abuse it. Remember to choose the right keywords, as what words you search for will determine what sites come up. Don’t put ‘online shopping’ in as nearly 300 million results will come up and they will mainly be all the high street shops.

Forget getting stressed as you battle your way around the shops, give the shops a wide birth this Christmas and shop online. If you do all your shopping now, you can spend December pampering yourself buying party clothes and accessories and really getting into the spirit of Christmas.

Boutique Provencale is a lovely online store offering French Gifts, French Pottery, French Table Linen and much more.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Google Wave

Google Wave is an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration. A wave can be both a conversation and a document where people can discuss and work together using richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Budget London Hotels

Check this budget London hotel out! Its called Kensington West and it has recently been refurbished with free Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs in each room.

It's location is great, its close to Hyde Park, Harrods, Hammersmith Apollo, Earls court Exhibition Centre.

Think I feel a London shopping spree coming on!

Monday, 7 September 2009

Property Development Tips and Advice

If you’re new to property development and are looking to making money buy either selling on or renting then you really need to do some research particularly in this economic climate.

Location, location, location as the TV show says is very important especially if this if your first property development. You need to have a good idea about the house market in the area you are thinking of buying. Buying locally might be wise for a fist time property developer as you should have a good idea of what areas are being developed and if there is a need for rented accommodation in the area. If you’re unsure of what’s happening in an area you will need to do some research. You could ask local estate agents, read local papers and just generally ask people in the area. For instance if there is a university in the town and your planning on renting out the development then find out where it is and check the properties in that area. Also look at local transport and facilities.

A great way to get ahead of everyone else is to know where the up coming areas are in the town. Many towns have regeneration areas where lots of local government money is being spent on areas. A useful tip is to be wary of what estate agents say. Remember they will be wanting to make a sale so may describe an area as up and coming when in reality that might not be the case. Ask them what type of properties have sold recently and for how much.
Another useful tip is to remember to keep your business head on and always follow your business plan. It is very easy to fall in love with a property which is not going to get you the best return. Just because you like a property it doesn’t mean it will be the right type of property to develop to either sell on or rent. You should have a list at hand with what you require from the property and stick to it.

Once you have chosen the right property you are then going to need to find the right builder to do the development. This part could make or break your development so it’s important to find the right building company.

Hiring a building will only provide you with skilled labor which means you will be acting as your own contractor which means you will have to prepare all the necessary permits relating to the project. This is fine if you have the time to do the research necessary. You will also have to coordinate all aspects of the development which it fine for an experienced developer but not for a first timer. Coordinating the architect, designer, electrician plumber etc could be a right ordeal if not done correctly. It’s a bit of a balancing act and shouldn’t be taken on lightly.

First time developers almost certainly should hire a contractor and let the experts deal with all of the above. However like the property you need to do a bit of research to find the best one. Check online for building contractors and ask for references.

Like everything we do in life, preparation is the key to a successful conclusion. The more time spent researching every aspect of your property development, the more likely your development will turn out well. At the end of the day you want to make the most amount of profit, and you won’t do that if you jump in head first without looking at everything.

Building and Electrical Solutions (Midlands) offer all aspects of Property Development and Property Refurbishments and also Property Reports.

French Tableware

I'm loving these Provencal Placemats and Bread Baskets from Boutique Provencale. There are even matching French Tablecloths which would look lovely in a country kitchen with a French theme.

Check out this lovely Anais Tablecloth....

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

My philosophical quote of the day

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great!

Sunday, 9 August 2009

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Monday, 3 August 2009

Love is in the air

Well after 7 years of being single and celebate I finally have a new boyfriend and he's lovely!

Love Madonna!

I am loving the new madonna track - its cold school madonna. If you haven't heard it check it out on Scott Mills show last friday 51 minutes in Scott Mills.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009


Historically an Orangery was a place for the cultivation of oranges and lemons and other exotic plants. Today the term "Orangery" refers to a largely glazed building with a glass roof. The Orangery is now often attached to the main house and used as room as well as for plants. Additionally many "Orangeries" are no longer built out of stone but primarily out of timber or UPVC.

Cristal clear offer Orangeries in Shropshire.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Another wordpress blog..

SEO tips and advice.

Get an SEO expert FIRST!

Most people who want a website find a company and talk to them about the design and functionality of the site. The web company will tell you all about their CMS system and how you can upload pages and edit content really easy etc etc. If you get a good feeling you may go ahead and get the site built – hundreds of pounds later! BIG MISTAKE! Once the site is finished it goes live on your domain and that’s it, you are now the proud owner of a snazzy website. All sounding fine and dandy so far right? WRONG!

Next you sit and wait and wait and wonder why you haven’t had any sales or visitors to you site. If your site is selling “cane furniture” for example you might try to Google those keywords. When your site doesn’t come up your annoyed as the sites that are coming up are pretty naff in your eyes. So you then start researching why. After searching through many websites you come across a little thing in the business known as SEO. BINGO! You think! Now I know I need to have my site optimised for the search engines, so you go in search of an SEO company. After the shock of the cost quoted, you then might be tempted to look for a freelancer who can do the same job half the price. Found one BRILLIANT! WRONG!

Now once you have the SEO expert on bored they then start to investigate your website. A competent SEO expert will know exactly what changes will be needed to make the site visible and go about making these changes until they are hit with a big bomb shell. The lovely snazzy website their client is so proud of isn’t that great at all. It was built using software that cannot be changed. Content managed websites are great for those who need to update their sites regularly but if the CMS wasn’t built with SEO in mind you have a big problem. CRASH!
Unfortunately there are many web designers out there that charge WAY too much money for a content managed website. Web designers DO NOT know about SEO and if they say they do they probably can talk the talk but can they walk the walk. Generally not. Web designers and companys often state they do SEO but most don’t. They just go off and either use a piece of freeware (software that anyone can use free) or buy a particular piece of software. The prices vary but some CMS software starts from as little as $25. However they tell you they are building it just for you and it will take 4 weeks and around £3000. DISCUSTING! There are hundreds of companies like these and they are ripping people off every day. SEO is a specialised subjected that is not taught to university students studying web design. So what should you have done?

Well if you want a website that brings in customers and sales then you will need an optimised website. Your first port of call should be an SEO specialist. You need to discuss at length what you want the site to do and then list all of the functions and necessities before you look for a web designer or programmer. A better idea is letting the SEO expert do the software or web designer search as they will be able to ask the right questions to ensure you get a website that is both easy to use and search engine friendly.

So the moral of this story is, if you want to have a website built and you want it to come up in Google, target traffic and bring in sales then get an SEO expert FIRST! It could save you thousands!

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Still loving demonstrating at Coalport!

Having worked at Coalport China Museum for the past 4 years on a part time basis I can still actually say I still love it. It's the worst paid job I have had but the most fun. I don't do if for the money, I do it because I love it. Sitting there therapeutically making flowers all day while lots of people from around the country and world wonder past is great. Most stop and talk and are amazed at these little flowers I create and give me lots of praise. It is the nicest, relaxing, ego boosting job I have every had. I always enjoy it and come away on top of the world. It is like playschool for me, sitting there playing with clay and showing off - oh and talking!

So roll on the 18th of July when I will be back there to make another couple hundred flowers.

If you have artistic tendencies but don't use it I recommend you find an outlet. I have never been so happy since I "found clay" as it were and use it to get my creative needs met.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

How to find an unusual gift?

What do you buy someone who already has everything? When you ask someone what they want for their birthday they always say “oh I don’t know” or “I have everything”. Buying Christmas or birthday presents can be difficult. We are all guilty of buying the usual bottle of perfume, chocolates or flowers but little thought goes into buying these and they are a bit of a cop out!

There is nothing better than getting a surprise on your birthday. A present that you really love, and which you were surprised to receive. Sadly this rarely happens. I can pretty much guess what my friends, children and family have bought me when it’s my birthday. I don’t mind as I am grateful but sometimes I wish they didn’t waste their money. The presents I love the most and remember from year to year are the ones that are not the usual gifts but something that you know came with a lot of thought behind it. They say you can’t beat a handmade card and it’s true. I would much rather my children make me a unique card that took time and effort rather than a typical card from a card shop.

So how do you go about buy a unique gift for someone? Well you need to think about the person you are buying for. Do they have any hobbies if so what are they? If they love gardening, golf or any other sport you should be able to look for something on theme. Maybe they love music in which case you could find out their favourite artist and look for something unique relating to the musician. Most bands have websites selling items from their tours and so on. If they have no hobbies why not look around their homes and draw some ideas there. You might notice they like antique items or really modern art. With a bit of investigation you should be able to get some clues as to what would make a good gift.

The internet is a great place for finding unusual items as many people set up websites rather than have shops in towns and villages. There are thousands of unusual gift shops online by all sorts of enthusiasts, not just the general retail shops. Many people set up a store as a bit of a hobby and sell items that are of interest to them. So if the person you are buying for loves pigs or are just passionate about a TV program you can guarantee someone else is also keen and has a website dedicated to that subject. Even if they don’t sell items they might well have links to stores that are of interest to them.

There really are no excuses to finding that special gift. With a little bit of time and effort searching the internet you should easily find a great gift that will make your friend smile and make their birthday or Christmas. If you’re lucky the thought might get returned and one day you will receive a really thoughtful unusual present that you will really love.

For French Gifts and French Home Accessories or French Kitchen Accessories try the online gift shop Boutique Provencal.

Furniture to style the modern home

Are you in the process of furnishing your home with some new furniture but can’t quite find the right look? Generally those looking for furniture base their decisions on a number of things. Price, quality, uniqueness or durability are some of the main factors. If the price is the main concern then you will have a budget and look for furniture based within your price bracket. If however you are looking for an exclusive piece of furniture then you will want it to be top quality that will last for years to come. So where do you look?

A type of furniture which you may over look is rattan furniture or cane furniture. When thinking of cane furniture you might have an idea in your mind of some old rocking chair your grandparents have in their conservatory. Well you need to think again as cane furniture has evolved and there are some seriously stylish and unique items available. Cane furniture is made to last for years to come and some pieces are so durable you can leave them outside in all weather and they will still look beautiful year after year. The price for quality rattan furniture may not be cheap but what you get is exclusive furniture that you won’t find in many homes across the country. You will have a very comfortable living suite of dining suite that will really make your room stand out from others.

The colour of cane furniture which is available has also evolved. No longer are you stuck with the antique pine type of colour, you can now get items in black, java brown and red. You can still get the original can colour but there are also different variations like tobacco wash which is a darker version of antique pine. You can also get custom made cushions in any colour and shade of the rainbow. So if you want a black living suite with bright red or blue cushions this is now possible. You may have to wait as designer cane is back in fashion and it is flying of the designers shelves.

You might have noticed on a recent holiday that lot of hotels and restaurants have durable but beautifully stylish furniture and many are made from cane or rattan. They need furniture that outlasts the normal life span of a piece of furniture so they only buy top quality designer furniture. You won’t find furniture like this in any high street shop so where do they buy it from?

Looking for unusual and exclusive furniture can be quite tricky as some of the best furniture makers only sell to a number of outlets and finding these outlets can be the hard part. Some of the best furniture is not available in high street shops because the designers don’t want their furniture to become mainstream. These furniture designers only allow a number of online stores or go around promoting their furniture at furniture and craft fairs.

So if you have been looking for some furniture for your living room or sunroom but are having trouble finding the right style, check out rattan or cane furniture as you may well be surprised. You can use Google to search as there are many online shops dedicated to selling unique furniture. Don’t go with the first shop you come across as you may well miss a bargain elsewhere. Once you have found the furniture you want, do a Google search on that particular name of furniture. If for instance you came across the ‘Sea Breeze’ Furniture suite why not Google search that particular phrase and you will find every page on the internet with that furniture suite on it. You can then check and compare prices and get the best deal.

Carolyn is the webmaster of Sophisti-Cane, top suppliers in Cane furniture and Conservatory Furniture

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Home Extensions

I've just had the builders in and you couldn't fault these guys. Building Solutions Midlands did a great job on my home extension. You won't find nicer or more professional builders. They were actually tidy! I was surprised - they didn't think, "oh she can clear it up" which I have had from builders in the past!

If you live in or around Derbyshire check these guys out - you wont be disappointed.

Home Extensions Derby you won't find better builders than these guys.

New blog

A new blog hot off the press is http://casino-affairs.blogspot.com/ which is a Casino Blog full of lots of useful information about casinos and gambling. So if your addicted to gambling bookmark this blog.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Casino Affairs

If you love gambling and Online Casinos then you will love the following site www.casino-affairs.com. It will help you find the right online casino, and the right game and information you are looking for.

If you are looking for a site to promote your gambling website then look no further than www.e-casinodirectory.com, which in an online Casino Directory which allows you submit links and articles all about online gambling casinos.

Great time in Cancun

I had a great time in Cancun and will be returning at some point for sure. For pictures of my holiday please visit.. http://cazamic.jalbum.net/Cancun%202009/

Friday, 22 May 2009

Off to Cancun

Well I have had a roller coaster of a ride this past two weeks thanks to the bloomin press and the governments of the world. Swine flu, my arse! Well finially after they really looked at the evidence they realised it wasn't so bad after all so I will get my holiday I planned months ago, just a week later. We fly on Monday to this place http://www.crownparadise.com/cancun/crown/index.html unless something else happens. Knowing my luck a meteorite will hit cancun Monday morning!

POFUM number 1 in google.

Well what a surprise, my new word is number 1 in google!

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Pet Accessories

Pugs & kisses is the original pet boutique located in Parsons Green in London. They sell many Pet Accessories including: Cat Collars, Pet Clothing, Dog Collars, Cat toys and Dog Treats are also available through our online store.

New stock is added regularly.

Monday, 4 May 2009


Well I have had a great weekend. Had a lovely surprise when my brother and his new girlfriend visited me down the Coalport China Museum. He had never seen my work and was impressed! He now wants to be my agent and sell my stuff! Well if he can find outlets I'll supply him!

When I started Uni I made a few masks and angry face sculptures. More like gargoyles. I made one holding a gun (the gun was slip cast and looked real) see below... I gave it to him one christmas (he likes wierd things) and apparently he loved it and gave it a name POAFUM standing for "Product of a F**ked up mind". He must have thought that was me at the time I guess.  I had an angry and determind mind rather than a f**ked up one I think personally.

So there you go, POAFUM a new word!]

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

The Swine!

Im fed up! So much for my dream holiday to Cancun! I don't where where I am going right now and to be honest don't want to go anywhere! I want to go to the resort I booked. If Thomas Cook are flying there when I am due to leave then we are going there, swine flu or not. What are the odds of catching it? Hundreds of people die from flu in this country every year!

Outdoor Garden Furniture

If you live in the UK and are looking for outdoor furniture for you garden you will be looking for durable furniture that can stand the rigours of our British weather. You will also want furniture that is made of material that will keep its colour, be washable and pest and fungus free. There are not many materials which can withstand such a diverse climate as well as keep its colour, but there is one type which is perfect for all climates and that is cane. Outdoor cane furniture has the properties which will keep the furniture looking stylish for years to come and withstand the weather and general ware and tear.

Have you ever been abroad and seen all the beautiful cane furniture outside bars and restaurants? You might have wondered how the chairs and tables stay in such good condition year in and year out. Well it’s because they are made with cane which has been treated to last for years to come. Good quality cane furniture doesn’t come cheap but you are buying quality. One great design company that is a top player in making Outdoor Cane furniture is Skyline Design who is based in the UK but supply worldwide. Their range encompasses dining suites, living suites, daybeds, sun loungers, parasols and sun shades.

You might think that cane is for older people, the type you see in your grandparent’s conservatory. Well think again, these days cane furniture is designed for all ages. You can get some beautiful stylish furniture that looks good in homes as well as gardens. In fact because of its lasting properties and the many stylish designs many people are choosing to have this type of cane furniture in their living rooms.

Any cushions that come with outdoor furniture need to be strong enough to withstand intense sunlight exposure. They also need to be soft and inviting but be resistant to stains fading or mould and pests. Obviously fully washable is another important quality you want from your outdoor furniture. Sunbrela fabrics have all of the above qualities and are generally the most sought after outdoor fabric. They can come in many bright colours and are soft to touch and have all the durable qualities needed for outdoor furniture.

The reason cane is so tough is because comes from the stems of large rattans, which are climbing palms found native to tropical countries. These palms are naturally very tough and are used to extreme weather conditions. The palm is harvested and then boiled to very high a temperature which is done to remove the sap from the bark. Once the sap has been removed the material then becomes flexible which makes it ideal for molding into various shapes. The next process is where the material is cut into strips which can then be intertwined to make all sorts of furniture and baskets.

Outdoor rattan furniture is the latest trend for your garden conservatory or home. It is popping up everywhere and like I said before not just for the garden.

Sophisti-Cane, suppliers of Outdoor Garden Furniture and Day Beds and Chairs.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

I'm Good!

Well I have done myself proud yet again. After only 3 weeks working on a site for my new client we have hit the front page for French Gifts. And there was me perparing my client to be patient. Hee hee, I'm chuffed. Also to add to that I have had another SEO enquiry from my website. I am liking this SEO Freelancer milarky!

Useless Information

A new blog..... we all need a bit of useless information in our lives right?

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Trip to Kent

I have just returned from a great trip to Folkestone in Kent. It was great to see all my old friends and family. The weather was great and the beach was beautiful. Looking foward to the summer when can visit for longer.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Property Renovation Derby

The best way to get out of negitive equity is to renovate your home or add an extension. Buy increasing the value of your home by renovating you will not suffer from falling house prices.

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Saturday, 4 April 2009

Boutique Provencal

I am pleased to announce I am now activly promoting http://boutiqueprovencale.co.uk where you can buy some beautiful French Gifts and French Home Accessories.

To all my followers, please check out the site and get buying some great gifts for your home and family.

Friday, 3 April 2009

New Blog

This blog will be about all things french. Boutique Provencale Blog.

Get indexing google!

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

54 days till MEXICO!

Only 54 days till my boys and I go to HERE!

We can't wait!

Saturday, 21 March 2009

An Obituary printed in the London Times - Interesting and sadly rather true.

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
- Why the early bird gets the worm;
- Life isn't always fair;
- and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I'm A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

New Blogs hot off the press

The new Home & Garden Blog will offer lots of advice and recommendation on anything to do with the home and garden.

The Building & Construction Blog will have lots of interesting articles on buildng and construction and how to avoid cowboy builders.

The Search Engine Optmisation Blog will have lots of tips and advice on how to get your website found on google.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

New Lens

Check out some of my lens...

Cane Furniture Lens

Garden Games Lens

Cristal Clear Lens

SEO Freelance Lens

Bespoke conservatories

Bespoke Conservatories from Cristal Clear Ltd use only the top spec glass and materials.

Andrew Grant - Looser!

Horray for the CSA! I finally got my £5 a week maintenance arrears from my pathetic ex Andrew Grant (time to name and shame). Woo woo, I can now go and buy my son..... jack shit!

I think it's time he (the looser) got himself educated and got a decent job. His business isn't doing very well according to them which isn't suprising! He's a cowboy through and through. It's a good job I have the brains to earn decent money as my son would have to go without.

Bring on the American laws. Over there if you don't pay maintenance you don't see. I think that's fair. It might make the looser pay for his son rather than dodging it. Bloody hell Andrew, the CSA say you can only afford £5 a week but you can't even manage to pay that without the debt collectors getting on your back!

L O O S E R !

Another pathetic proposal from our government.

Well done to the government for yet another pathetic proposal. Training to become a teacher may be dropped to six months! Great! Super! So soon there will be even more morons in our schools teaching our children. Soon we will have teenagers teaching our children! As it is now half of my sons teachers are straight out of uni without the slighest bit of LIFE EXPERIENCE. Just because you have been trained whether its 6 months or 1 year doesn't give you the qualities I believe make a teacher. Anyone can teach, but to have the skills to put up with 30 something children that you can't disipline, that each have different needs, each have different backgrounds, and each interested in different subjects but you have to teach the national curriculum...what you need, isn't six months or 1 years training, you need a bloody miracle!

Sophisti-Cane Furniture

Cane furniture from Sophiti-Cane offers two main ranges of cane furniture, the indoor Rattan Craft collection and the outdoor Skyline Design collection.

The indoor Rattan Craft Collection uses only the highest quality materials to withstand everyday use. With a large range of fabrics to accommodate all tastes you will sure to fine a cane furniture suite to fit in with your home. All of our cane furniture can be bought without any cushions or fabrics leaving you to choose and design your own cushions using your own choice of materials. We have, Conservatory Furniture, cane lighting, Dining Sets.

The outdoor Skyline Design range of cane furniture is built with durability in mind to withstand the rigours of outdoor use all year round. This range of cane furniture has the properties of UV colour fast, weather resistant, washable, maintenance free, pest and fungus free, non-toxic and fully recyclable. All ranges are built with quality in mind and with peoples modern or more traditional tastes. As well as Outdoor Furniture they have garden decor, Parasols, Daybeds and Gazebos.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Bigging it up for Chris Moyles as he climbs Kilimanjaro!

I am really impressed with Chris Moyles and his climb up Mount Kilimanjaro so much I even contributed some funds for Comic Relief.

I want to ask all of my followers to support the Big Red Nose Climb and its very easy to donate:

If you're over 16 you can support Chris & Fearne by texting CLIMB to 88808. Texts cost £1 + your standard network charge. £1 per text goes to Comic Relief.

If you can afford more then click here to add your donation and Support Chris.

Giant Games for Giant Fun!

Summer is fast approaching and most of us are looking forward to the long summer evenings and garden parties. Cleaning out the barbi, cutting the lawn and tidying up the flower beds are part of preparation for a great summer party.

When planning a garden party there is plenty you can do to make it a party to remember. Food is one important component to a successful party, the other is the entertainment. When choosing food you need to make sure you have everyone has something that they like and will eat. Having plenty of options you will sure to please everyone.

Garden games can be a real hit while the food is cooking and the adults are enjoying some wine. It will keep the kids entertained and some of the adults will become child like again which is always an amusing sight. But hey, it’s all in the name of fun.

There are many garden games on the market which are great fun for all the family. The game Limbo is a great game but very competitive. To make this game fair you need to put people into height categories so you are only playing against people of similar build. You can buy this game or make it as it just two stands with a pole across the top. The idea of the game is to go under the pole without bending forward, so head back, chest out and knees bent! As each member goes under the pole it then gets lowered making it trickier until you have one person left – the winner!
Also on the market now are giant games, giant chess, giant connect 4, giant pick up sticks, giant draughts and many more. One of my favourite giant games became a great hit at party I threw last year, is the giant version of the popular 'Jenga' game. Also known as Hi-towers, the object of the game is to build the tower as high as you can but if you are the one to make it topple you lose the game. You start with a full tower of blocks and then each person takes time in removing any block below the top layer and then adds it to the top. If you found the original game a bit fiddly because you have big fingers this version is for you.

Another game that had the party in fits of giggles was the game Get Knotted. A more common name for the game is ‘twister’. With the giant game you get a much larger mat but the principle is the same. One person is allocated to spin the pointer and where it lands the person first has to do what is says. It could be left hand on green or right foot on blue. You all take turns and before long you are all entangled and struggling to keep the balance.

So get planning now and make sure you and your family make the most of this coming summer. There are plenty of places online where you can find ideas and buy garden games at very reasonable prices.

Giant Garden Games
Tower Games.
Garden Chess
Connect 4
Racing Games
Lawn Games
Party Games
Mat Games
Croquet Games

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

BEWARE of 'its cold outside'

I just want to make this post to warn anywone who is thining of using 'its cold outside'. They are con artists that don't have a clue about SEO. For £100 a month they say they will get you 500 links over 3 months - great you think - bargain - wrong! These links are from their network of spammy crap sites that are not even indexed! Links like this can do more damage than good. The sales guys are trained to try to baffle you with their SEO waffle but its all a script.

These companies do annoy me which is why I called my buisness Ethical SEO. I do ethical SEO or 'white hat' SEO only and it works.

There are no guarentees with SEO, search engine ranking is like the stock market, you never know when they will go up or down. How can you know? A new competitor with a thousand pound a month marketing budget could be about to launch into your arena. Knowbody knows what the next person is doing and what your competitors might be doing tomorrow. The only way to get good search engine results is by promoting your site properly, and new content and make it the best site in your subject. Then and only then will decent link requests come to you for free!

There is no quick fix, it takes time and hard work.

Thursday, 19 February 2009

I need to appreciate life a bit more!

I have just been moved to tears watching Jade. It has really brought it home to me how lucky we are to be alive. I couldn't imagine in my wildest dreams what it is like to be told you only have a couple of months to live. I have a lump in my throat just thinking about it. Knowing you are leaving your childen without a mum.... oh my!

I was never a great fan of her really but I wish her all the best and if there were a miricle cure and I could help her get it I would.

Good luck Jade.

Meeting Matt Cutts

Thought it was time I uploaded this pick of when I met Matt Cutts. I look blommin terrible!

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

97 days untill Mexico

It is only 97 days before we fly off to Mexico for 2 weeks of 5 Star luxury. Our passports arrived this morning and its only a matter of doing some clothes shopping nearer the time. We have another holiday planned for either xmas or early next year which is free thanks to my web development skills. It's fun getting paid in holidays rather than cash!

New Blog

Here is a new blog I maintain. Just need it indexed so here is the link... Conservatory Bog.

Friday, 30 January 2009

Why marriage is so out dated.

I was asked the other day why I have never got married so thought I would share it with the world.

Well for a start marriage was invented when life expectancy was 40. No wonder divorce is so rife. I think its time for a shake up in the marriage laws. Why can't you get married for say 10 years then after 10 years your free to either remarry or go your separate ways without the need for a costly divorce. Unless the law changes I wont even consider marriage untill I am at least 45 - 50 and thats only if I meet someone worthy of becoming my husband. That way there is a chance I could put up with whoever I marry for the rest of my life. But the chances are I wont. I like doing what I want when I want without having to answer to anyone. Unfortunately I have a very low opinion of men and untill that changes I am happy to stay single.

Do what you wanna do.

Just want to state that I am not against alcohol or any other drug for that matter. Each to their own I say.

Monday, 26 January 2009

The laughable reclassification of cannabis as a Class B Drug!

With the news today that cannabis has been reclassed as a Class B drug, I want to know why Alcohol isn’t illegal and classed as a Class A drug. Statistically there are more deaths and illness due to alcohol than any other drug, yet the drug is legal and you can even go into a pub and drink all day and night.

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said there was "uncertainty at the least" on the future impact on young people's mental health as a result of using cannabis. Why then when we know the risks on peoples health due to the misuse of alcohol is that particular DRUG still legal? The same can be said for tobacco, but thats still legal.

It is a fact that most violent incidents on the streets on a weekend are fuelled by the legal DRUG alcohol. But why do the government and many people refuse to recognise alcohol as a drug at all? I’ll tell you why. Most of them are probably Alcoholics in denial or just like the odd drink, and remember that odd drink has the DRUG ALCOHOL in it. Do you know that if you cannot get through a whole week without a drink then you are an alcoholic? FACT! So if you like a drink on a Sunday and can’t miss that drink then you have a problem. It might not be a huge problem in your life, but in the eyes of addition, you have one.

Most of our politicians can’t get through the day without the DRUG alcohol so it’s no wonder they come up with these bright ideals NOT! To any politicians reading this, if you want the rest of us to stop taking drugs, why not... a) stop taking them yourself and b) spend your time and MY money on rehabilitation centres and STOP wasting time on reclassifications of drugs.

I agree with the Liberal Democrat MEP Chris Davies when he stated "The reality is cannabis has been illegal for 80 years and it has made no difference whatsoever to its usage... The use of cannabis should be a matter of health policy not criminal law.

A drug is a drug, they should either all be illegal or all legal. You can’t classify drugs because every drug is only dangerous when you misuse it. FACT!

One final question .....

If Alcohol was invented in this day and age would it be legal? No of course not. It would probably be a Class A drug.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Good luck to Barack Obama!

It was great to watch Barack Obama become the 44th president of the United States last week. I had a lump in my throat watching it. I have a good feeling about this man and my instincts are normaly spot on.

Good luck Barack!