Solicitors, many people criticise them calling them all sorts mainly revolving around the idea that they are money grabbers, yet when they need help with a legal issue they are more than happy for these people to help them out.

With regards to them being perceived as money grabbers, look at the experts in any field and you will see that they charge fees accordingly so why is it solicitors like Chandler Ray get a bad rep for charging fees?

Also people are reluctant to accept responsibility for things so blame others around them including solicitors and other experts accusing them of not listening. Often this is completely false and the outcome is out of anyone’s control except maybe the judge who makes a decision based on the evidence presented to them, as pointed out in a post called Chandler Ray this doesn’t give people the right to damage someone else’s business because they didn’t get what they wanted.

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Adult Reading

My local library have started a challenge to get more adults reading. Personally I think it’s a great idea as many adults either don’t read at all or only read when sitting on the beach trying to get a tan .

The only issue with this is, is that those who have signed up for the reading challenge are those who already read a lot, like me. Which is a shame really, because it is something that can provide entertainment other than just watching TV but the library is being used more by younger generations due to fun reading challenges and other activities in addition to the fact that a lot of libraries are changing from the old way where you had to be silent in the library to being able to talk and being much more inviting.

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Dust if you must

I recently came across a poem that serves to show how short life is; I would be interested to hear people’s thoughts on this:

Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better
To paint a picture or write a letter,
Bake a cake or plant a seed,
Ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must, but there’s not much time,
With rivers to swim and mountains to climb,
Music to hear, and books to read,
Friends to cherish and life to lead.

Dust if you must, but the world’s out there,
With the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair,
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain.
This day will not come round again.

Dust if you must, but bear in mind,
Old age will come and it’s not kind.
And when you go – and go you must –
You, yourself, will make more dust.

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Summer is over!

Over the last week I have noticed a pretty drastic drop in temperature. I think it is safe to say that I will soon be digging out the gloves. I know autumn is meant to another new beginning as that is when the academic year begins but does it have to be so cold?

The kids think it’s great being outside at this time of year as they can collect conkers and other “treasure” but they are objecting to the fact that it’s still dark when we get them up in the morning for school. I have to admit I am with them on that 1, darkness is our body’s cue to sleep so it’s hard getting up when it’s still dark out but on the plus side it’s easier at the other end of the day when it comes to putting the kids to bed.

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Hugo Boss Vs Russell Brand

At the GQ awards Russell Brand was poking fun at various organisations but made a particular reference to the fact that Hugo Boss made the uniforms for Nazis. He said: “Any of you who know a little bit about history and fashion will know that Hugo Boss made the uniforms for the Nazis. The Nazis did have flaws, but, you know, they did look fucking fantastic, let’s face it, while they were killing people on the basis of their religion and sexuality.”

This did spark outrage amongst some but he is a comedian and was using actual facts. To be honest I am rather pleased that he wasn’t afraid to say what he thought and rip Hugo Boss. I admire anyone who has the guts to speak their mind granted he did it in a comical manner but he shed light on the fact that no one is perfect.

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EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) has become rather popular with many as a way of helping to tone muscles with brands such as Slendatone leading the market. I recently purchased a EMS machine to help tone my stomach which after having 2 children is not as toned as I would like despite trying various exercises that I can do as I am somewhat limited due to a spinal problem. I am still continuing to exercise in addition to using EMS and am eating sensibly.

Does it work? Well it is too early to tell how successful it is but it does feel like it is working when I use it so I guess that’s a plus.

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Summer Heatwave

This year has been the hottest for as long as I can remember. It would appear that Brits are ill equipped to cope with the heat, I love it although I admit it’s exhausting when have to rush about running errands etc. I know people are sick of hearing it but please remember:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Wear Sun Cream with a high enough factor – there is nothing worse than being red and blistered

It is also worth bearing in mind that fake tans offer no protection from the sun so please ensure that you are safe in the sun. The number of people being admitted to hospital for heat exhaustion and dehydration have increased since the start of the heat wave.

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Having recently discovered that the film of the same title is actually based on a book I thought I would check out the book and was surprised that whilst yes the premise of the film is similar to the book large chunks of the book have been altered for the film, it’s largely the appearances of the characters that has been changed. For example in the book Lindy is a red head but in the film she is dark.

The facts that they changed I did wonder if they had either altered them because of budget or were attempting to modernise it so that the audience were able to relate to it but without talking to the writers and those involved with production I will never know.

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Pet Groups on Facebook

I recently joined a few pet related groups on Facebook in order to do some market research and was horrified by the number of people putting rants and abusive comments about pet owners. Whilst I get that not all pet owners are responsible the majority are and I’m fairly certain we neither want or need this kind of abuse. Facebook used to be a way in which people could keep in touch and share information, now it seems to have turned into a soap box on which people get on to either insult people or air their dirty laundry.

A quote which I think that people should remember when they feel this need to criticise people is “walk a mile in someone’s shoes before judging them”. They also need to remember that they are not perfect either – no one is.

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Busy Busy

Since returning from Sicily it has been non-stop, whilst I enjoy being busy sometimes it’s nice to be able to relax. Between working on sorting the house – redecorating etc, working on the garden and all the other things I usually do I barely have time to do things for fun. On the plus side at least am making progress towards achieving my goals which is a definite plus as it means that I am able to move forward in my life and I know that it is only a temporary thing being constantly busy.

I have also learnt how to manage my time better as a result of being so busy and how to prioritise more effectively. One of the things I am currently working on is ideas for re-branding a sun bed hire company who also offer red light therapy which I am really excited about.

So all aspects of my life are busy at the moment but I think whilst it is hard at the moment it will be worth it in the long run when am able to reap the benefits of it.

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