Why just bet on a horse in a horse race when you can actually own one? My grandad asked me that. He has been a part of the top local horse racing syndicates as far back as I can remember. He has owned several horses over the decades. He likes to use one of the clubs so there are no surprises. If you just buy a horse completely on your own, you need a manager as well as a place to keep the horse. You also need to hire a vet, buy food, arrange for exercise and hire a jockey to race the horse. Oh, and you have to have a manager who can arrange races too.
If you go with the best of the horse racing syndicates, you get all of that covered under the cost you put up to buy your horse. No hidden or surprise fees if you go with a good syndicate. Continue reading
As I watch my parents grow older with every passing year after the loss of my grandmother three years ago, I’ve come to realize that the effects of aging seem to happen far more rapidly and with more serious difficulties whenever an illness occurs. Yeah, I read and hear about the stories of that 100 year old man who has never been sick a day of his life or that 100 year old woman finishing a marathon but these men and women are exceptional exceptions. I recently had to hire carers at home for my mother who can’t bear the idea of living in a elderly ‘center’.
I loathe that so many of these places use the word ‘center’. Continue reading
I am working down in the old historic part of the wharfs. This area used to be the West India Company docks and I am working in the Cannon Workshops area. It is more famous for the financial districts of course, but if you look at the names on the streets you can see where it has been an important part of the commercial aspect of the UK for a long time. I came down here looking for a gym in Canary Wharf at first, but when I was done here I happened to meet this guy who was putting a sign out for a job. I did not really need a job at the time, but I talked to the guy and it started to sound like a really good deal. Continue reading
Being given one of the employee engagement surveys has made me consider whether or not the company is beginning the process of hiring new people or phasing out an entire department. Due to the nature of our job, we have to deal with a constant amount of stress. I can’t go into details regarding what they do but sifting through the sheer amount of data that we’re provided with, much of it being sensitive data (legally obtained, mind you), can be profoundly psychologically stressful. Most of us have to see a therapist as mandated by the company at least every three months. Continue reading
Probably about a decade ago for car owners it was not a big deal if you had broken car keys. It was easy and cheap to get replacement car keys. Then as technology advanced, car keys became much more complicated. The first new ones had actual metal keys with a remote door opener built onto them. Then security upgrades had the new keys have a built in chip that, if not present and programmed correctly, would not allow the car to run. They have fuel shut off systems built in that, if the right chip is not on the key, your car will only start for a couple of seconds before shutting off.
Other new car keys may not even have an actual key. It just may be a fob you carry with you. Proximity unlocks the door when you pull the handle, and you have a pushbutton start. Continue reading
Started working at this parachute school, doing the same thing that I did with the U.S Army where I was at Fort Bragg and I supervised one of the teams of people who packed parachutes. The only real difference in this is that I am in the UK and they have tandem skydiving here, which is a slightly different thing. The technique is pretty much the same, but you obviously need more of a parachute for twice as much weight. I guess there is probably a weight limit on how big the other person can be, but all of the instructors are relatively slender. Continue reading
A few months ago, I won a substantial bet that I placed on an underdog in a horse race. I do not want to disclose exactly how much money I won, because that is not really anyone’s business. However, it was more than enough to purchase a young horse, that I intend to raise to be a race horse one day. But before it can become a race horse, I need to find racehorse trainers that are extremely good at their job.
I am looking for the elite of the racehorse training community, because I really want for my horse to win some races. I know it is going to be expensive to get the horse trained for racing, but I am more than willing to take on the costs. Continue reading
I knew that when my grandma wanted me to go to over to her house that I was going to have to spend some time looking at her vintage jewellery and taking what I wanted because it was really important for me to do so. There are a lot of people in the family that say that my daughter and nieces should have a few pieces and I agreed. However, I was going over to help her get rid of stuff and it was important to me to be able to go and help her determine what was worthless. My grandfather also passed away quite a bit ago and she still has to go through his clothes and it is going to be very hard for her. Continue reading
I was listening to many people that said that they were going to start using bags to send out the non fragile items that they sold in their online stores as it was cheaper than actually using boxes. The business owners told me that they were going to invest in a washdown vffs bagger as they heard that it was a lot better than having someone sit there and trying to figure out what size bag is best. I did not want to have any room for human error on my assembly line so I too decided that I was going to go and spend some time with the different sales people that were going to go and show me how this machine could save me time and money and I knew that this was going to be a great business deduction this year. Continue reading
I am going to be looking for a new television provider in the near future. I have exhausted my patience with my previous provider, and I really think that I have decided to switch more due to their poor customer service, as opposed to the service that they were providing me with. I think that I am going to switch to satellite, because I have always been curious as to what it was like to have satellite television. As such, I am looking for texas satellite tv deals and packages that are available for great prices.
I do not want to spend a whole lot of money on a television package. I am not sure what the cut off point would be, but I definitely do not want to spend more than maybe 75 dollars per month, and I would like to spend less than that, if it is feasible. At the same time, I do want to have a rather large selection of channels to watch. I hope that I can figure out a way to get a lot of channels for my Satellite television, but not have to spend all that much money in order to do so.
As such, I am going to have to spend my fair share of time looking at different deals and comparing them, so that I can figure out the one that will work best for me. I hope to make a decision pretty soon, as I have already gone so far as to cancel my previous television service, and at the moment, I do not have any television in my house, which is a weird feeling. I can’t remember the last time I did not have access to television, but it was probably more than 5 years ago, at the least.
I am not the type of person to follow a trend simply because others are doing it. I have my own style, and I refuse to compromise myself at all, even in regards to fashion. I don’t like the stores in my hometown that sell clothing because it is either too conservative or just trying too hard to be trendy. Some of my friends wear these clothes, but I just cannot bring myself to buy something that I’m just not feeling. I did a search online for Festival Fashion hoping to find some really cool fashion outlets, and I found the only one that matters to me now. Continue reading
When my doctor told me that I was having twins, I was beyond happy but also I was a bit worried. This pregnancy was not expected, and we had just purchased a two bedroom house that we both absolutely love. I knew that we would need something much bigger since he uses the second bedroom as his home office. I did not want to move though, and that is when my husband told me to look at different architects in Southeast London to see if any of them would be able to build an extension onto the house without it costing us a fortune. Continue reading
When my daughter told me that she wanted to go on a field trip with her class, I was supportive in most ways but hesitant in a major way. I trust her teachers, and I knew there would be plenty of chaperones along to help the kids with whatever they needed. I also knew that it would be a great experience for her, and the memories alone would make it worth it. My only concern was the coach hire they would be using, because I didn’t have any experience with them.
I am not a paranoid person in general, but this is my only daughter and she means the world to me. I already knew that she would be watched over well, but I did want to check out the transportation company that would be getting her and her classmates from their school to their destination over 400 miles away. Continue reading
Obviously a lot of people could never do what I am doing, but at the moment I have a job where I am basically able to work any place that I want to work. It is pretty much as though I am an independent contractor. All I need is to have a computer and access to the Internet. In fact I need two computers, one of them has to be very powerful in fact and the other just needs to be able to handle graphics. I was a bit worried that I might have left one in a Bristol Taxi, but in fact I had left it in the Hotel lobby and they called me up right when I was about to have a panic attack. Continue reading
Lately I have started to become more and more security conscious after I was robbed a few months ago. It was a terrible experience to know that someone had gone through all of my things, that they had access to every part of my life within my home. I resolved to never allow that to happen again and instead focuses on security, buying myself a network of cctv systems to install throughout my house and even outside the house. It might seem extreme but how else are we supposed to protect that which is ours? It is said that for residential crimes they are more likely to prevent robberies. I thought about installing an entire security system in the house but found that it was far too expensive compared to the camera system that I had found. If you want to be able to keep your family safe and secure from those that might seek to violate your right to privacy and right to live, this is the way to do it. Continue reading
- What would happen if someone with O- blood received blood from any other blood type donor? Would getting AB+ transfusion be more severe then getting A- or O+? I’m not worried about it happening to me, just curious.
Answer by Duncan The Puppy
Well, there are some blood types that are called “universal” (see link, below) so, depending on what they got, it might or might not harm them.
Good luck!… ☺
- My daughter has O positive blood type. I am B postitive and my husband has O positive. What is the significance of having this particular blood type?
Answer by essentiallysolo
blood types are genetically inherited, your daughter is O positive because her father is O positive, most kids inherit their father’s blood type. The only significance is that if your daughter ever needs a blood transfusion, she needs to recieve O postive blood.
- I bought a jell-o jelly bean mold, but I’ve lost the recipe card it came with. It’s a red tray that you can make jelly bean shaped jell-o jigglers in. Thanks!
Answer by CAKW
Here is the link to the kraft site that has the recipe.
Hope this is the one you need.
They are called jell-o beans
If you are looking for tv deals than this is the time to do it, you can find all sorts of tv deals out there near christmas because they are trying to entice you into buying one for a family member when in reality we normally would not do that for someone on christmas. A tv is a big ticket item but they try to drag you in with that thirty or forty percent off and it is a shame but it actually works all to often on consumers these days. It is a shame that they try to use these tactics on us, but if we were in their shoes we would probably do the same exact thing.
But with the new tv you are going to have to start thinking about whether or not it is time to upgrade your television service to go along with it. I mean you can not have this nice new hd television and then have a telvision service that can not do anything with the hd capabilities. You would think that this would be obvious but so many americans out there have these nice hd tvs and then they are watching their tv in standard definition because they do not really know how the hd works or why it is important. I just want to yell at them that they shouldn’t have bought an hd tv if they have no intention of using the hd part of it. It is pretty crazy to think about and I wish that it was not a problem but I work at a repair shop and so many people come in every day and say that their tv must not be working right because everything looks the same, I just look at them in disgust and ask if they are using hd stations. It is insane!
Kids are fickle. They go from liking one thing to the next. Then they usually settle into something a bit weird during their teenage years. Then there is college and new likes. Our experience with a boy and a girl have us redecorating a little too often. They want certain colors of paint on the walls, and they want theme linens and curtains. We stopped the expense by picking normal paint tones and linens that are suitable for more than just a passing fad. However, we started using wall stickers to help them express their own decorating desires.
These things are really neat, and they let you redecorate a room in minutes. The kids usually add a few posters and maybe a couple knick knacks to go along with their new room designs, but overall it is far less expensive than a room makeover. The wall stickers are easy to apply and easy to remove. The nice thing is that they are inexpensive enough to get through the quickly passing decorating fads kids go through without breaking the budget. Our girl has had the big wall sticker behind her bed changed three times in the past year. It was far less expensive than repainting and buying new linens, and the big decal that goes on the wall expresses her new tastes that evolve quickly.
Our boy has only had his changed twice last year. He got his original one, then found one of a favorite TV character he likes. He has kept that one ever since. The black vinyl decals are easy to apply and come off without leaving any residue behind. You do not have to redo the wall when you put up a new sticker. You can get them in sizes to fit small spaces or large spaces. You can have more than one in a room if you want too. Usually one suffices since they do draw the eye.
I have been playing poker for a couple of years pretty seriously and I am thinking about how I can get better at it, but without sticking my neck out too far as well. Of course we have online casinos everywhere and it is not that far to go play against live people at casinos. Here in North Carolina the closest one is up in the mountains at Cherokee, Harrah's has a pretty big casino up there that they run with the Cherokee Nation, or the Eastern Cherokee I guess. I do not know if they have anything to do with the Cherokee who were exiled to Oklahoma in the Trail of Tears thing. It is about a two and a half hour drive from where I live, if you are big on speed limits. After that I am not sure where you would go if you wanted to legally play against live people. Just Click Here