Jewellery Maketh The Woman But Not The Man

Granted this is not an objective viewpoint but we are a broad church and there is room for all here. I will probably get accused of being old school and stuck in the dark ages but I believe that jewellery looks great on a woman but rather naff on a man at best. With women a piece of jewellery can enhance their outfit or their particular look. A beautiful necklace or bracelet, some fabulous looking rings, a stunning brooch, some gorgeous looking earrings, or some other type of body jewellery.

With men it just makes them look either far too flash or just plain ridiculous. Some of the worst cases can be some gaudy pendant, some great big blingy rings or ear and nose piercings. They might as well have numpty written large across their forehead!

Women wear jewellery in the main to look stylish and classy, they take great pride in finding the right jewellery for the particular outfit they will be wearing and they ensure it all matches so they look the part (I know I am generalising here to the nth degree but bear with me!). And they know they can fair turn a mans head if they get it just right which many of them invariably do.

Some men think they are wearing jewellery to look stylish but little do they know that no-one apart from the seriously deluded (and I accept that there are more of the seriously deluded around than is good for the rest of us) think that they look at all dapper.

Now there is also the case of body jewellery such as nose studs, lip studs, nipple piercing, eyebrow piercing and tongue piercing. Again some women can carry off some of these types of jewellery and they can even look rather fabulous in some instances, but men in the main tend to look like demented thugs.

So in summary if you are a man and you think you can impress the girls (or maybe the guys) by wearing some bling then you may just like to think again. Instead I would try to find a stylish shirt to wear or get yourself a new haircut, or maybe a natty pair of shoes or loafers as they are much more likely to do the trick. Be a real man and wear good, stylish clothes and leave the bling to some other poor deluded fool.


Is A Personal Trainer Really Needed To Up Your Game

I have my moments, not so many these days at my delicate age, when I get fit and firing and work really hard at my fitness but it never lasts for more than a few weeks at the very most. I create a plan of action, motivate myself and things go swimmingly for a while and then—-

I have a day when I feel a bit sore, or I am not feeling too well, or I just feel dog tired and so I don`t follow my plan that day, I don`t do the required exercises and I eat the wrong foods and then it is just a slippery slope that leads back to where I started from. Which leads me to the main thrust of this post which is if people need a personal trainer to really push and motivate them or if they can go it alone if they have the required motivation. One thing I have found is that I do need some extra motivation and I suspect most people are exactly the same, as when the going gets tough when you are working out or dieting on your own it is too easy to find an excuse to step off the gas.

Personal trainers can help you in a variety of areas. Of course you can work in tandem with a colleague or friend and get fit together and this can work fine for people but it is always good if you can have a real professional by your side who knows exactly what you need to be doing day by day and week by week.

Firstly you need to make sure you choose a good personal trainer, check some out thoroughly and ask around for recommendations from some trusted friends. Then you have a good chance of getting yourself in the shape you always wanted to be in.

A good personal trainer will set out a daily and weekly plan of action. He will start you off fairly gently and then up the pace as you progress. He will make sure you are properly exercising all the main muscle groups, and in a way that will hopefully avoid any injuries to yourself. He will also make sure you have a diet that will give you all the energy you need for your exercise program and give you directions on when you should eat, what you should eat and how much you should eat.

He will also see the signs when you are beginning to tire, give you some extra motivation and ensure you have an enjoyable and varied exercise program so that you never see the exercising as a chore. Yes, the right personal trainers can be worth their weight in gold.

Has Making A Personal Injury Claim Been Made More Difficult In Recent Times?

There has in the last few years been a clampdown on bogus whiplash injury claims by the government and this has now led to less money in total being awarded for whiplash injuries in the intervening period. But it would be wrong to assume that making a personal injury claim has been made more difficult per se.

The fact of the matter is that if you have a personal injury claim that has very little substance to it then you now most certainly have less chance of getting awarded compensation for your perceived injuries. But if you have a genuine injury that can be medically proven then there is absolutely no reason for you not to win your claim to compensation. That is providing of course that you can prove that the accident you have had was not your fault but of a third party.

The authorities acted to tighten up proceedings in the wake of figures showing that there was more compensation awarded for whiplash injuries in the UK than any other country in Europe, and they felt that they had to act to stop any fraudulent claims. There have certainly been individuals and groups of people over the years who have exploited these types of injuries and set up accidents so as to benefit from compensation for supposed injuries.

Now if you are involved in a road traffic accident and you go to hospital with a whiplash injury you will be more rigorously checked out and tested than previously so as to be sure that your injuries are real. As previously mentioned you have nothing to worry about as long as you are truthful and only go to get checked out if you think you do have a whiplash injury.

The process with your insurers and solicitors is also more rigorous and you do have to prove that you have indeed received a personal injury to yourself that was not your fault. With the help of your solicitor though you can negotiate any hurdles that anybody puts in front of you to receive the compensation you deserve.

We certainly don`t want to go back to the days when people did not bother putting any claims in the majority of the time. as it is important that people if they have had an injustice against them do act and try to get compensation for their injuries and/or the time off work they require as a result.

10 Relaxation Techniques To Energise You

In todays high octane world you can sometimes forget about what are the real essential ingredients to a happy and fulfilling life as you lose yourself in work, looking after the kids, sorting out your home etc. One person you really have to start looking after, as well as the rest of your family, is yourself. Being healthy both mentally as well as physically is so important and you will find you will function so much better when you look after the inner you.
One of the best ways to get your mojo back is to try a few relaxation techniques. If you manage your time well you can put a little part of your day aside each day to relax and look after yourself, do this and you will be amazed at how much productive you will be with the rest of your time during the day.
Here are 10 different but equally useful ways to relax:
1. Meditation: meditation is a wonderful method of relaxation to get rid of all of lifes stresses and strains. The main tenet of meditation is to concentrate on your breathing, breathe deeply in and out and feel the air moving in and out of your body. I would try to meditate for at least 10 minutes up to half an hour at a time if possible.
2. Progressive Relaxation: this is a technique where you tense up a certain part of your body and then relax it and then move onto another part of your body. You could start with your neck, tense the muscles up and then relax and feel the muscles loosen and then go to your shoulder muscles and so on. This can be very effective.
3. Drink Green Tea: green tea is both relaxing and high in antioxidants and you can derive great benefits from a couple of cups of green tea each day. Sit down, concentrate on sipping your tea and let the world pass you by for a few minutes.
4. Creative Visualisation: this is great!! Close your eyes, relax, and visualise yourself having a great time, doing something you always wanted to do, maybe being praised for something you have done really well. Work really hard at picturing yourself in a positive situation so you can virtually ouch the images you are conjuring up in your mind. You will feel a million dollars after a few minutes of creative visualisation. Try to do this at least once a day.
5. Yoga: yoga is something that can be enjoyed whether as a beginner or an experienced exponent. Good fun to learn, and it gives you a great feeling of well-being.
6. Running: if you are fit enough to go for a run it can give you a real buzz as those endorphins are released into your bloodstream. Always run within your limits, enjoy the feeling of freedom when running and blow away the cobwebs of your working day.
7. Dance: dancing is one of THE best ways to relax and to learn to let yourself go. The exercise makes you feel good, and it is a great way to tone up your body, and listening to music you love is also good for the soul. Dance at a club or dance in your house, whichever just dance!!
8. Aromatherapy: this is very therapeutic, soothing oils such as lavender and tea tree oil can have great calming effects upon your body and mind.
9. Dog Walking: walking your dog can be such a relaxing activity, just watching your dog enjoying itself can be one of lifes great pleasures. Also stroking a dog is very relaxing.
10. Laughing: having a good old laugh releases endorphins into your brain and can boost your immune system. Let yourself go once in a while, get with people you like and love and have a laugh.
I hope you can practice at least 2 or 3 of the above each and every day and I promise you that if you do you will feel 10 times more healthier, sharper, and energetic. Enjoy!!

Jewellery Can Be Worn Just About Everywhere!

Jewellery is a huge part of many peoples individuality nowadays and many go hand in hand with the tattoos they have emblazoned across parts of their body. Jewellery can be worn on the ears and wrists and fingers as is tradition but now the options are endless with jewellery available for noses, lips, nipples, toes, genitals and anywhere else you can think of.

There is a very good article on jewellery which describes all the types of jewellery along with all the different types of material that can be used to make it.

On the material available it says “There are many types of materials that jewellery can be made out of, from gold and gold plated to silver, surgical steel, acrylic, glass, bioplast, titanium, silicone and also natural materials like wood, bone, tooth, coral, fossils and gemstones. Natural materials can in fact give you some very unique, distinctive and quirky pieces of jewellery and are well worth checking out.”

To read the full article you can check it out here at the following link: A Guide To Jewellery

How Important Are Energy Efficient Windows In your Home?

With energy bills at record levels across the UK it is so important that you do everything you can to be more energy efficient in your home and one area you can make improvements on is to have energy efficient windows.
There are various ways that you can stop heat from escaping from your home, and these include double or triple glazed windows, secondary glazing, or you could try more dense, heavy or longer curtains.
And it is not just a reduction in your energy bills that you can effect by using one of the above methods; keeping the heat in your home can mean a less draughty house with fewer cold areas in it, you will also leave a smaller carbon footprint and so will be doing more to protect our planet from the extensive damage we have already done to it by our over use of fossil fuels.
energy efficient windows can also greatly reduce external noise and give you more peace and quiet in your home. And they can also reduce the condensation that often builds up on your windows which can cause damp patches eventually in your home and be very unsightly.
If you use a good window supplier you should get at least 20 years from any double glazing that you have installed, and if you don`t I would want to know why?!! You can base how efficient your double glazing is by checking these 3 areas:
1. How efficient are they at keeping heat from escaping from your home
2. Does the sunlight pass through the windows clearly and easily
3. Or there any draughts escaping through any part of the window
If you have an issue with any of the above I would contact your supplier and ask them to sort out this issue.
One thing to bear in mind is that although you would think that triple glazed windows would be more efficient than double glazed windows this is not always the case as there can be more condensation issues sometimes with triple glazing and your home can get less light in if the windows are not perfectly installed.
With regard to frames for your energy efficient windows there are 4 clear choices which are uPVC frames, aluminium or steel frames, wooden frames and composite frames. Of these 4 choices the one that you may not be familiar with and not know a lot about are composite frames. These have an inner timber frame and are covered with aluminium or plastic, and these can be very effective as they are weatherproof and also do not need a great deal of maintenance.

Is Omagh A Worthwhile Place To Visit?

It is rather unfortunate that the first thing people conjure up in their mind when someone mentions Omagh in Northern Ireland is the Omagh bombing. For many it only seems like yesterday but in fact the bombing occurred back in August of 1998. On that terrible day 29 people were killed and about 220 injured by a car bomb planted by the Real IRA. There had been a telephone warning about the bomb over 30 minutes before it detonated but the location of the bomb had been misleading and led to horrendous casualties, which inadvertently led to a hastening of the peace process.
But this posting is not to dwell on this but move forward and check out what Omagh now has to offer people in the present day. There are now plenty of tourist attractions to interest the discerning visitor and it is the type of town you can stroll around at your leisure and take a browse around the shops in the town centre of which many are independent and all the better for it.
There are many National Trust properties in the Omagh area and some great spots to either walk, cycle or fish in. Davagh Forest Park is a particularly wonderful place to go cycling in as they have purpose built trails, some of which are perfect for the family and others that have been set up with the experienced biker in mind, including big rocks to clamber up. The red grade mountain biking trail is a special favourite of keen mountain bikers and people come from far and wide from across the UK to cycle this 16 kilometre route.
Another favourite of ours is the Ulster American Folk Park which gives you a detailed history of Irish emigration to the USA. They have a music festival here every year called the Appalachian and Bluegrass Music Festival which if you like bluegrass music (and what is wrong with you if you don`t!!) is a treat from start to finish. You can catch this festival in September.
There are plenty of bars and restaurants worth checking out around Omagh, Foothills and Grants restaurants being very good if you like to try out traditional Irish food.
For motoring enthusiasts you just have to check out the Abingdon Collection in Omagh which has both military and vintage automotives in abundance and is just a treasure trove of information and eye candy for the petrol heads. Not to be missed.
I will give you more information on other attractions and the nightlife in Omagh at a later date in another post but I do hope you enjoyed this information and it has maybe whetted your appetite to take a mosey on down to the town one day or one evening.
Of course we have not yet mentioned the most important factor of Omagh and that is the lovely, friendly people who make the place what it is today! Anyway, as someone else so famously said, that`s all for now folks, mind how you go.