Monthly Archives: December 2015

How to put the mojo back into your life!!


When a pedicure isn’t enough…

I was fast approaching 50 and I was dreading it. I felt dowdy and frumpy and wanted to give myself a complete makeover so I could look the future in the eye and stay young and active in my fifties….and in the years to follow.

I looked at myself and I felt miserable. I just hadn’t bothered. I was comfortable with the way I looked and in my thirties and forties I had just been preoccupied with my family and my job. I spoke to a couple of girlfriends and they agreed this was the perfect time to go for a complete makeover. My best critic was my eldest daughter, who was always trying to give me tips on how to look better and younger. I always put her off. Half through complacency and half through sheer terror. The thought of going to a gym or trying on clothes in a good clothes shop literally scared the pants off me.

Firstly I needed to get some exercise. I loved swimming when I was younger, so I started swimming twice a week, and I loved it! Then I went with my daughter to get a facial. I had my legs waxed, for the first time in years and I had a pedicure.

Next I needed a new hair style. Wow! What a difference that made. Then we hit the shops for some new outfits. I really loved it! It also meant I spent time with my daughter. We shopped and we lunched and we had a great time.

I showed my new look off to my girlfriends and they were really impressed. One of them suggested I get my teeth whitened. I hadn’t thought about teeth whitening. My teeth were ok but they could be better. So I made an appointment. Two of my friends decided to get their teeth whitened as well. I was really excited to see the results as I had heard so much about the results that can be achieved. Come the day and I was a bit nervous. I needn’t have been. It was a really fun occasion. The results were AMAZING! I loved my new white teeth.

A week later my husband Geoff had arranged a big family get together for my 50th birthday. People arrived at the party that I hadn’t seen for years. They all remarked how young and well I looked. We had a fabulous time and I felt great! I don’t feel daunted by reaching the big 50 now. I intend to keep up my new look. I regularly go to have my toes painted and I still swim twice a week. I just needed a little push to give myself a new lease of life!

How to get the best glazing prices?

We have some top tips on how to get the best deals on glazing for your UK home.

The best way to get a deal on any product or service, is to understand it, especially glazing, as double glazing salesmen are renowned for wheeling and dealing and several phrases have been coined around ‘… double glazing salesman’.

So we discussed how to get a good deal with the men themselves and how to ensure it all goes well after the negotiation as well. The fitting and installation of the windows.

  1. Always find out who they have installed windows for in your area. This is a great top tip, because if you ask someone, they will nearly always gladly tell you, especially if their windows were not good.
  2. You have to research the double glazing subject well, and know what you want, what are your window requirements.
  3. Always go for a local glazier, it will be so much easier and nicer to form a relationship, go talk to. Once you have done that, it is great for you, you will have some one who is both local and you trust to deal with.
  4. Always select a local glazier who has an actual telephone line and not just a mobile, it isn’t a good indication of the sort of local glazier he is, you need more than one glazier in their company to help you, in case of issues and emergencies.
  5. The windows, glass and fittings should have a warranty of 10 years. Sometimes they only do 5 year warranties and that isn’t good enough for a reputable glazier.
  6. To bring the overall cost down, replace a lot of your windows, as many as you can afford.
  7. If there are issues, talk to your local glazier as soon as you can, they will help you out. Don’t wait.
  8. The glazier will do anything and everything to finish the job off, they will be tryng to make you a long term customer for the glazing business.

These top tips came from our local Bromley glazier, Bromley Glass 24/7, who also do emergency glazing as do many good local glaziers.