A watch is a signal of you and what you stand for. A classy watch will stand out from the rest and make any outfit and look complete with a stunning timepiece that will be turning heads and have people asking questions.
There’s a huge range when it comes to watches, anything from cheap or sport watches right through to some designer watches and even elite swiss brand watches that cost in excess of thousands of pounds. It’s completely up to your preference and there’s watches for different occasions and times – for instance you’re not going to wear a swiss watch to the gym and on the opposite side of things you’re probably not going to wear a sports watch to a big meal.
Here at Carla we loves watches and I myself have an extensive range of swiss watches from leading brands such as Richard Mille, Panerai and Audemars Piguet. A lot of us can’t afford these leading swiss brands, but their designer counterparts at a more reasonable price from brands Gucci, Raymond Weil and Rado have some fantastic collections.
We visited a shop called Design Centre in the Birmingham jewellery quarter who are a leading provider of watches for men and women from a range of leading brands and designers. Their aim is to compete on price with online retailers while providing the highest quality in store service.
Are you having drainage problems due to all of the floods recently? Is the flood water creating excess surface water on your garden and ruining your home and your life? If so then what you need is a land drainage pipe. A land drainage pipe can be the answer to all of your problems and can restore your house and garden back to its glory. The excess surface water can be drained away discretely under the surface of the land to a suitable collection point for it to be naturally taken care of out of the way from harm to your garden and home. By choosing to install land drainage pipes you can sit back in peace whilst the next heavy rain fall hits knowing that flooding will not ruin your life this time. Knowing you’ve made such a wise domestic decision can be a massive relief and can put your mind at ease and stop those sleepless nights of fear you previously suffered from. Let land drainage pipes be the solution to all of your problems and drain away those worried, unhappy thoughts.
Welcome to our quarterly update from whats going on in the heart of the West Midlands, Birmingham – and more specifically the jewellery quarter.
The jewellery quarter Birmingham is home to the largest collection of jewellery stores in Europe, so this draws in a lot of visitors from all over the United Kingdom to see whats on offer.
You would be amazed by how much aside from jewellery this historic place has on offer. Including a host of fine food outlets, bars a museum and more. This helps to create a vibrant lifestyle and atmospheric feel both day and night.
In the jewellery quarter is a huge selection of fantastic pieces with anything from diamond engagement rings or some more individual gold jewellery pieces such as some 9ct gold hoop earrings or a new watch.
We found a fantastic selection of gold jewellery on offer at a particular shop in the jewellery quarter. Some specialised pieces also included a wide range of designer watches.
Well worth a visit if you are in the midlands any time soon!
There’s not many things better in life then a relaxing day out at the spa, making best use of the facilities available there such as the steam rooms, saunas and jacuzzi. But these days out are few and far between, and rather expensive when you do go.
So why not bring a piece of luxury into your own home, and save yourself the money that would normally be spent going out to the spa but purchasing a hot tub.
There is a wide selection of hot tubs available, ranging across different sizes, capacities and the number of jets to accommodate individual needs and budget. The great thing about a hot tub is that it can be used either inside or outside, and for those that don’t have the interior space or would like an outdoor tub – they come accompanied with a suitable cover to provide protection from falling leaves and other debris.
If you are looking to purchase a hot tub/jacuzzi and are based in the West Midlands area and are on the lookout for hot tubs Birmingham, there is an excellent selection of both UK and worldwide manufactured hot tubs available at unbeatable prices.
Featuring a host of relaxation and massaging jets you will be sure to be satisfied with your purchase by bringing this piece of heaven through your front door into your home.
Limousines are extremely eye-catching and a fantastic way to travel round in style to where you need to go. Great for occasions such as weddings, school prom or birthday’s, nothing quite compares to the feeling of arriving in a stylish limousine like a celebrity.
But there’s a problem, finding a good limo hire company with reasonable rates while maintaing a quality level of service proves to be a little more difficult than you would first think.
Your Limo Hire is an internet based rental service offering predominantly limo hire in London but there is also additional areas now included, with support for more coverage of the United Kingdom coming throughout this year.
They have provided limousine rental for thousands of happy customers around the country already since starting up, and boast savings of on average twenty five percent on what you’d pay a regular limo hire company, without sacrificing any quality.
If you are interested in limousine rental for a big occasion, its well worth checking out the Your Limo Website for further information to see what is on offer and how they can meet your individual requirements.
Bit different in today’s post from the usual, but today we are discussing a potential career path, or something that simply could be used for additional income as a part time job, this is escorting.
Escorting is perceived wrongly by a lot of people and is providing the service of companionship and company to someone. This can be to such things as a restaurant meal for a work occasion, or for a host of other events.
In a recent search in the local paper for escort jobs East Anglia there was a few options available, but since being recategorised they don’t get the coverage they used to. This means the rise of the digital world is taking effect and people are looking online.
Escorting pays well for those involved with rates being quite high per hour with more lucrative escorts, ranging anything from around one hundred pounds through past a thousand depending on the length of time and occasion etc.
Here are some more useful links for those of you looking for escort recruitment in the South East of the United Kingdom at a fantastic agency that caters for some of the leading escorts in the country:
Escort jobs Bedfordshire
Escort jobs Buckinghamshire
Escort jobs Cambridge
In today’s post we take a look at the largest collection of jewellery stores in Europe, located in Birmingham’s prestigious jewellery quarter.
The jewellery quarter Birmingham is in the heart of the city and plays host to some fantastic history and heritage dating back over 250 years. With a range of shops, restaurants, bars and even a museum which shows some of the history of jewellery manufacturing over the years.
The museum of the jewellery quarter lies in the remains of the Smith & pepper jewellery manufacturing firm, which closed its doors back in 1981. For the eighty years prior to this, the family run business produced some of the best jewellery pieces around. In it’s place today is a quite remarkable museum, which tells the story of the history of this iconic place.
There are plenty of jewellers who provide some of the finest pieces around including diamond and gold jewellery, and some amazing engagement rings. Being the epicentre for jewellery trade in the midlands and even drawing in customers from all around the country, be sure to check out this fantastic place if you are visiting Birmingham in the near future.
It’s a new year and time for our January jewellery update on what we think will be the big inns and outs this coming year in this exciting trade.
Seeing as we are based in the West Midlands, the jewellery quarter in Birmingham is a fantastic place to start when looking for some unique styles and takes on a variety of jewellery pieces including rings, bracelets and chains.
If you’re looking for wedding rings jewellery quarter, look no further! There are some fantastic pieces on offer to meet every requirement and make your special day one to really remember with a beautiful wedding band. Whether it be platinum, gold, palladium or more there’s a world of options in the jewellery quarter across a wide range of shops and manufacturers offering the finest pieces.
Make sure that when you’re purchasing a product from a jeweller, that they are only using certificated diamonds in their rings or other jewellery, this provides quality and legal assurances on the stone and to make sure it is of the details the jeweller provides at the time of sale. You can also make comparisons between different stones to ensure best value for money.
Alternatively, you may be on the lookout at diamond rings jewellery quarter. Again there are some absolutely beautiful rings on offer across the jewellers. I recently purchased a diamond ring for my girlfriend’s birthday and couldn’t have been more pleased with what I got for my money. I had done some shopping around online, but find it difficult to make a purchase without heading into the shop and actually seeing the rings in person.
Luckily, a lot of the shops in the jewellery quarter have a website where you can go online and view the majority of pieces that are on offer.
This rounds up our early January update on jewellery, we will definitely be back with more in the near future so stay tuned to the blog for future posts!
Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it, the piano is an instrument of elegance and all round beauty. With variations from the standard piano such as the grand piano and keyboard, there is something to meet the different tastes of piano players across the globe.
Never really thought of yourself as piano player? Neither did I until I did a local search for some piano lessons Birmingham and found a guy near to me who I decided to give a go and have a few lessons with.
In this new year why not try your hand at a new hobby and give the piano a go!
I literally have fallen in love with this beautiful instrument and have recently purchased one for my own home, so that I further my knowledge and ability in my own time as well as while at lessons.
In this quick post we will be looking at some drainage pipe solutions for removal of wastage.
It is important to make sure you have professionally installed, suitable drainage solutions on any form of agricultural farmland that requires it.
Using land drainage pipe to move excess water fall or wastage around is important, and there are a huge variety of pipes available.
In a range of sizes and fittings, take a look here for more information about land drainage solutions and how they can help you.
You have probably heard about the prestigious Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham. It is the heartbeat of jewellery trade in the West Midlands and draws in visitors from all over the country due to its incredible heritage and history.
Boasting a wide range of shops, jewellers, restaurants, bars and a lot more including a museum, you’re never short of something to see or do in this fantastic area. If you are looking for wedding rings jewellery quarter it is well worth taking a look around what some of the shops have to offer.
There is also a museum at the heart of the Jewellery Quarter which gives an insight into the way jewellery was produced and sold some years ago, a real eye opening experience and shouldn’t be missed out on any visit.
A host of restaurants and bars provide a vibrant nightlife and a beautiful setting to relax and enjoy a drink or a bit to eat during the day.
I recently visited on the hunt for diamond rings jewellery quarter and visited a selection of the jewellers across the quarter. There were some elegant rings on offer ranging from platinum to 18ct gold with something to meet the taste of everyone.
Well worth paying a visit this christmas to anyone in the area.
Knowing your basic law rights while at work is extremely important and there are plenty of them that you need to be aware of. The problem is that not enough people are aware of their statutory rights in the workplace and are exploited by some businesses because of this.
These cover things such as working hours, breaks, holidays injuries at work and many many more, so there’s plenty to know. Educating yourself about these areas of the law is important so that you can take any appropriate action when needed.
I recently spoke with a solicitor Birmingham about an accident that occurred while I was at work a few months ago. A roof tile fell and left me injured and off work for a few weeks, and the injury also prevented me from doing things outside of work too.
They ran me through all the compensation actions I could take and what was available to me, while taking care of anything that came up along the way. A really brilliant service and very helpful through this hard time.
Don’t you just love music. It’s all around us is so many forms played over the radio, television, at a restaurant. Everywhere you go there’s music, and it’s incredible. There are some amazing artists across so many different genre’s that relate to everyone in some way, and just shows the diversification in what humans like.
Personally I don’t go for the mainstream pop or r&b scene, and am a more conserved piano player myself. It started out when I saw an a local advert for piano lessons Birmingham and found a tutor local to me who offered lessons.
Never really considered myself as a piano player, or any instrument for that matter while I was at school but afterwards gained a real appreciation for this beautiful form of music. I would recommend to anyone really having a shot at learning to play the piano, it’s great fun!
Today we are going to be talking about a company called Your Limo Hire.
They provide limo hire services around the United Kingdom in a variety of area’s at the best rates possible. With the goal of providing the public with the best price by comparing and price matching a range of other services in the area they do not compromise service for this cheaper cost.
Limousine rental can be expensive as we found out when looking for limo hire Birmingham for our daughter’s prom. After gathering quotes over the phone and online from a range of other companies, I came across Your Limo Hire, a relatively new service but I decided to see what it was like.
Their site was brilliant, easy to navigate and had a simple online booking form which was really helpful. The price was considerably cheaper than anyone else had quoted me too, which was brilliant. On the day the service from Your Limo Hire was brilliant, nothing less than we expected and they didn’t miss a detail.
Overall a brilliant experience and I would strongly recommend them to anyone.
Today’s informational guide will be based around water tanks, what they are, how to install and maintain them.
Let’s get things started then, firstly, what are water tanks?
A water tank is a container made for storing water, providing a means of storage for things such as drinking water, agricultural purposes such as irrigation and farming. Tanks can be made from a variety of materials such as plastics, concrete stone and steel.
Installing a water tank is relatively simple. If you have an existing tank in place, it is advisable to ensure the new tank is of the same dimensions so that it will simply fit into position and use the former connections.
Ensure any existing water supply is cut off using the shut-off valve, then drain the old tank through a hose into an exterior ground drain or equivalent. Remove the old unit and replace with the new tank, lining up any existing pipes and connections.
Learn more about wastewater here
After taking a look around for some christmas shopping ideas, jewellery is always a safe bet isn’t it really? So I took a trip out into London and had a root around online at some gold jewellery, in particular earrings or bracelets which I thought would make a great present for someone.
High street prices of jewellery UK just can’t compete with the online market as easily as they used to. For pieces such as engagement rings and other expensive items, that is where the shops maintain their business, because people can’t really commit 5k to purchasing a ring through the internet they have never seen before.
But for smaller items, there are huge online retailers out there who’s buying power allows them to almost monopolise the jewellery trade for things such as bracelets and chains, because the independent shops just can’t compete with their pricing structure.
In the end I did purchase a beautiful set of earrings from a small shop in London at a fantastic price, I feel its important to maintain the traditional values of jewellery shops around the UK and help out wherever possible.
With Christmas 2013 well into action now, and most of you thinking about what to get those closest to you as a present this year, why not take a moment to stop and think about next summer.
The cold weather and dark nights have truly set in, the snow is probably just around the corner and all I can think about is sitting on the sunny beach in the warm with a cold beer in hand.
After booking next summer’s holiday, I thought why not get ahead of the crowds when shopping for my summer purchases next year and see whether I could pick a few things up around now.
Although most shops are deep into their winter collections I found some amazing designer swim shorts from an independent brand called OKUN. Some fantastic African contemporary designs and styles.
Septic and sewage treatment plants are a big part of both domestic and agricultural waste these days. Commonly found in locations that have no connections to the main sewage pipe systems provided by the government or private businesses.
The requirement as to whether or not you have to register sewage treatment plants or septic tanks in the United Kingdom has changed.
Here are the guidelines from the environmental agency:
Whilst the government is planning a consultation on the regulation option, you don’t need to register providing your:
• discharge is to ground and is of 2 cubic metres per day or less via a septic tank and infiltration system (soakaway) and is outside a source protection zone 1. This is approximately equivalent to 9 people occupying a single property
• discharge is to surface water and is of 5 cubic metres per day or less via a package sewage treatment plant. This is approximately equivalent to 31 people occupying a single property
• sewage is only domestic (for the definition of domestic see the registration of small sewage discharges in England document in the downloads box)
• sewage system is maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions (if not, British Water codes of practice and technical guides) and you keep a record of all maintenance. In the case of septic tanks this includes regular emptying
• discharge does not cause pollution of surface water or groundwater
It is important to know whether or not your septic tanks or sewage treatment systems fall within these guidelines so you know if they need to be registered.
Diamond certification is the process of authenticating the attributes of a diamond. These include the measurements, carat weight, clarity and colour. Although there may be no physical difference between certified diamonds and non certified apart from a certificate, it does provide assurances over quality knowing that the diamond comes from a reputable and certified laboratory.
An example laboratory is GIA, so any diamond coming from them will be enclosed with a report detailing the aspects mentioned above. They are generally accepted as the leading institute when it comes to diamond grading, with a strong majority of diamonds sold being certified by them.
When buying a diamond that comes with a certification, you can directly compare the attributes of the diamond to similar options and see where brings you the best value for money. Whereas with a non certified diamond, you are only working on the word of the jeweller selling it, and these views may differ between jewellers.
Do you offer a product or service where most, if not all of your customers are local based? There businesses out there who thrive off these local markets and making sure you are at the forefront of this in the online world is crucial.
People use search engines everyday for everything these days. It’s so simple and accessible anywhere, from your desktop computer down to your mobile phone, you can simply bring up a search engine such as Google and be on your way to finding out what you need within seconds.
The keywords for these localised search terms include an area in the search, so the user can find products or services near them, for example ‘SEO Tamworth‘ would point towards companies based in that area offering SEO services.
These search terms will have a lower monthly search number than national or global keywords, which makes the cost of SEO cheaper and results can be usually seen a bit faster, as there is less competition for places in the search results pages.
A lot of the competition wont be doing local SEO, so it’s a great opportunity to get ahead in the game and ensure conversion of people searching for your niche. Check out SEO Solihull for a some great results if you are a local business based in Solihull.
When it comes to a big event, why not travel and arrive in style with a limousine?
If there’s a party of you it can be great when you roll up in a limo with a professional chauffeur. There are plenty of limo hire options available out there but in today’s post we will be talking about a relatively new service called Your Limo Hire. They provide a wide range of limousines to meet the requirements of any occasion, no matter how crazy or how many people you need to cater for, they can cater for you.
Having started out with just limo hire Birmingham, they have since expanded services out into Essex and London. Finding the right limousine can be an expensive task and there are a lot of companies out there who’s pricing is well over the odds, and you might be put off by these people.
Your Limo Hire brings to you the lowest prices while maintaining the same quality and trust you can expect from a leading limousine provider in the United Kingdom. Really emerging fast you can see why this company has already expanded into more areas, and there are plans for more to be added in the near future.
Learning to play a musical instrument is a fantastic art and skill to have. Music is all around our cultures everyday and there are so many different genres to meet peoples vast variation of listening. One of the main instruments people decide to take up is learning to play the piano. It’s something you can really gain a strong appreciation for after playing, and I think if you haven’t considered giving it a go you really should.
A few years back I search around for piano lessons Birmingham to find tuition local to me and came across an instructor who was in my area coincidently. Having never played a piano or keyboard before, I started out just having a one hour lesson per week and really started to pick things up quickly. After upping my lessons to twice a week, I saved up and bought myself a piano so that I could play whenever I wanted.
I have now been playing for just over three years and have recently done some paid work at a high-end restaurant, playing a weekly set on a saturday night. The piano really is an instrument that allows you to express yourself and make some quite beautiful music. For more information about learning the piano see here.