Month: July 2015

Caring for your hot tub cover

Some first time owners of hot tubs don’t research the product well enough to understand how to prolong the life of both the hot tub and hot tub cover. Many people assume that if you chlorinate and sanitise the hot tub on a weekly basis, monthly cleaning of the hot tub filter and quarterly cleaning of the hot tub shell that will prolong the life of their hot tub. Although these are in important factors, one key factor which is often ignored is the care of the hot tub cover. SpaMaster, Europe’s premier supplier of hot tub and spa covers and ancillary products provide covers using only the best and most durable materials around guaranteeing quality. With their expert advice on how to care for your cover, you can be rest assured that your hot tub will give you years of relaxation and enjoyment. So why exactly are hot tub covers designed? There are three main factors, to keep objects from entering the water, to retain heat and reduce your energy costs, and to reduce the risk of children and animals falling into the hot tub when it is not in use. Although hot tub covers are quite fragile covers they still survive being misused although this reduces its life; people lie across them when the sun is beaming and are sometimes used as windbreakers which can damage the...

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The MISTRAL range at North East Sheets and Panels

North East Sheets and Panels are proud to announce that they are one of the UK’s exclusive distributors of MISTRAL, solid surface worktops by Karonia. The MISTRAL range is ideal in both domestic and commercial settings; the vast range of colours the collection holds will suit many kitchen and bathroom designs which in turn will keep your customers happy as you are able to meet their needs and requirements. The solid surface worktops can also be used in hospitals, laboratories and other commercial areas too. There are a number of benefits for choosing the MISTRAL worktop surface, here are just a few of the many reasons why. Thick Solid Surface – the work surfaces are made with 25mm of thick solid surface; you won’t find any particleboard or MDF substrate. Due to the thickness of the product even Belfast sinks are compatible. Durable and Hygienic – the worktops can be used in both kitchens and bathrooms due to the non-porous characteristics which they hold; meaning no liquid, air or moisture can pass through which in turn leaves no laying ground for bacteria to build upon. Due to the thickness of the MISTRAL range, you can be rest assured that the strength and durability of the surface is maximised. Strong Joints – the 100% solid surface to solid surface jointing face provides maximum joint strength; any skilled craftsman will leave...

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Weddings, Chocolate and Champagne – The Perfect Mixture

It’s that time of year again, the sun is shining, people are going away on holiday, friends gather and most importantly, two people share one of their most special days with you; yes summer weddings! Whether you are a guest at a wedding or you are the bride or groom, one must-have at the wedding of the year is chocolate from the ultimate online chocolate boutique, Chocolat Lovers. Chocolat Lovers have an extensive range of chocolate wedding favours, handmade by an award winning chocolatier, so every piece of chocolate is made with love, guaranteed to impress your guests. Wedding favours are a great way to show appreciation to your guests for attending your wedding ceremony and is a tradition that has been around for many years. Lucky’s wedding favours are created from award-winning chocolates and come in a range of exclusive flavours. Presented in beautiful individual gift boxes you can choose from 14 unique flavours including Mallow Mania, Chunky Nutter and Orange Rush. Perfect for the after wedding lunch, served with your choice of tea and coffee are the Java single origin milk chocolate thins. Light in colour but rich in taste with caramel notes, these thins are made with Java 33% single origin milk chocolate. Each thin is handmade so may vary in shape and size, but you should expect around 11 thins per box. On the other...

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The Health Benefits of Protein Powders

Many women and even some men have this misconception on protein powders, thinking that they’ll look ‘too bulky’ or once they stop taking them and reduce their exercise, their muscle and leanness will turn into fat. However that is just a huge myth which has been circulating the exercise industry for many years. There are many benefits to using protein powders from SS Health Foods, based in Whitley Bay in the North East of England, alongside your usual exercise regime, here are just a few reasons. Although you do lose fat when taking protein powders and hitting the gym hard, you also preserve muscle at the same time; so once you reduce your intake you will more than likely NOT get fat. A 12 week study was conducted by researchers in Minnesota where half of the participants were given whey protein and the other half were given an isocaloric mix beverage; the participants who consumed the whey lost 6.1% more body fat than the other half and better preserved their muscles after the study. Various studies have found that taking whey protein powders can help to fight cancer, more so the common forms of cancer such as colon and prostate cancer. However, if it does run in the family tree, be sure to get regular screenings and seek advice from your local doctor as protein powder alone will not...

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Relive your youth with a decade sweet bucket from Bah Humbugs

As you get older it can be difficult to buy your friends and family presents, you start to fall into a trap of buying the same generic gifts, year in, year out. You may find yourself trawling the internet looking for different and fresh ideas, realising that there isn’t much out there without spending a lot of money. Have you ever thought about buying a gift which will allow your friend or family relive their youth and go back to the memories of their childhood. At Bah Humbugs, a store based in a quaint town named Masham, in North Yorkshire, lies an extensive range of old fashioned retro sweets. Inside the store there are a number of sweet decade buckets matching the years of birth starting from the 1950’s all the way through to the 1980’s. The 1950’s saw the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II who still holds the crown today; the sweet bucket from the post-war decade contains 1.5kg of tasty sweets. Some of the sweets included in this hamper include Liquorice Root, Aniseed Balls, Barley Sugars and many more; guaranteed to go down a treat with any sweet lover. The 1960’s were the years of The Beatles and also the Mods and Rockers fighting! Included in this bumper pack are Murray Mints, Lemon Sherbets, Jelly Babies and Love Hearts, perfect for anyone celebrating 50th birthdays. The 1970’s,...

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