Showing posts from 2016

Arts & Crafts - Make Your Life Beautiful

Arts and crafts individuals are very creative. Whatever their hands touch turns into something unique and special. They also master a new form of art quicker than others. They make the world a beautiful and interesting place to live in.
Jems Arts & Crafts caters for these people who want to make the world more colourful and interesting.
You make the world a lovelier place to live in when you give expression to your creativity through arts and crafts.Gifted artists create something special for a loved one or for their homes. Some of these items get passed on to descendants.

Often you need something special for your project, but can't find it. Or you would like to try your hand at a new craft, but don't know where to go for lessons. 

A favourite place to go for arts and crafts products and lessons would definitely be Jems Arts and Crafts - They have a shop with all the requirements for your special crafts project and, if you want to learn how to do things, they a…

Diving And Snorkelling Part 3

In Part 2 of diving and snorkelling, we covered fins and footwear. Next, we will have a look at protective divewear.

Here’s a scary thought. Water absorbs body heat twenty-five times faster than air – see this is important stuff. Even warm water will “pull” heat from your body. The normal body temperature is 98.6° F (37° C) and this should be maintained in water, which requires layers of protective wear depending on the water temperature as well as the particular needs of the diver.

Tolerance to cold can vary from person to person even when two people have the same physique. One may get cold while the other remains comfortable and that is why exposure suit needs are not exactly predictable. So you can’t go by what someone else says. You have to determine what is right for you.
There are general suggestions about what you should get based on your needs, but the amount of protection you personally would require is your choice.

We will look at some lycra dive suits, warm water favourite…

Best Sniper Rifles

The best sniper rifles distributor, Firearm Trust Services, would like to wish their clients a happy and prosperous New Year in 2017. Thank you for your patronage during 2016.
Surgeon Rifles manufacture high-end precision bolt-action rifles, actions, and other accessories. These sniper rifles are regularly used in competitive contests.
Surgeon Rifles products are available for Military, Law Enforcement, and individual consumers.
Firearm Trust Services specialises in the importation and distribution of Surgeon Rifles in South Africa. They are situated in Kempton Park, Gauteng.
You can have a look at their website and view the range of sniper rifles and other related products. Please contact them for your requirements.

Cherry Picker - Lifting You Higher & Safer

A cherry picker can come in different configurations depending on your needs. The Genie brand of cherry picker is a very versatile and popular machine from SA Platforms, which you can rent or buy.


Since SA Platforms started a few years ago they have experienced incredible growth because of their commitment to customer satisfaction.

They not only give you good advice but also exist to make your work safe, effective and efficient. That means they help you enhance workplace productivity, which they believe to be a socially responsible practice.


They have a reliable source of Genie Lifting Platforms enables them to sell and rent out a variety of Cherry Pickers (Lifting Platforms) to suit your needs. The Genie cherry picker in the picture was reconditioned recently and looks like a brand new machine.

Their slogan is "Lifting you HIGHER and SAFER."
The range includes but is not limited to:

Scissor LiftsTelescopic Boom LiftsArticulated Boom LiftsArial Work Platf…

Pool Nets - Every Pool Needs One

Pool Nets - every pool needs a net to give you peace of mind.

Children and pets – sometimes even adults – can’t swim. They need your protection if you have a pool. Accidents happen at the most inopportune time.

How many people have drowned recently because they aren't good in the water or weren't being watched? Maybe you are having a party and your attention is somewhere else or you placed a child in the care of someone and they were busy and didn't notice that your beloved child had slipped away to explore the yard. Sounds familiar but incidences like these occur when you don’t want them to.

The best option is to safeguard your pool by adding a swimming pool net. DO IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE because how would you ever measure the cost of a life?

A pool net is definitely the answer and there is a company that manufactures top quality nets that would be custom-made for any pool shape or size.

Global Nets & Covers will gladly provide you with a quotation according to your ne…

How I Baked My First Quiche

Hi, my name is Crystal and I'm a guest-blogger on my grandfather's blog.

"I came to my grandparents' house very early in the morning with a full packet of ingredients to start baking. my oumie told me we were going to be baking a lot, so we rolled up our sleeves and got to work. We first did the savoury quiche where we started chopping and then doing the pastry and then it went in the oven.

Next, we made the sweet dessert were all we did was beat orange jelly and vaporised milk and turned it together and added tennis biscuits and in the fridge it went.

Lastly, we made a chocolate smartie cake where all we did was put the main ingredients of a cake in and decorated it with smarties and then we washed the dishes and cleaned up. I really enjoyed my time with oumie and oupie. I learned a lot today. Now I can relax for the rest of the day."

It was a pleasant surprise to have my granddaughter with us today. We were not sure how we were going to keep her occupied, but …

Sniper Rifles

Although many of us associate sniper rifles with military engagements where snipers lay hidden from view waiting to engage an unsuspecting member of the enemy at a great distance. I'm sure there are still instances like this in real life today. However, there is also another application where contestants compete in shooting events around the world.

At the 2015 Heatstroke Open, Team Surgeon shooter Jim See finished at the top of a 120 shooter field from Oklahoma and Texas. He commented that it was the highlight of his career and that his equipment performed to perfection all weekend.

The match was hosted in Camargo, Oklahoma and ran over two days with more than 230 target engagements. Local conditions were windy during the competition and Jim used his Surgeon Scalpel in 6.5×47 Lapua topped with a Vortex Gen 2 Razor to engage targets out to 1300 yards.

The Heatstroke Open was See’s second win of the 2015 PRS season. That was great shooting from Jim and his sniper rifle.
Surgeon Rif…

Diving and Snorkelling - Part 2

In our first section on diving, we covered the snorkelling equipment and the mask. Now we will go a bit further and cover some of the other essential items that will make our diving experience a whole lot better.

Fins and Footwear

Fins enable us to propel ourselves underwater and increase the power of our feet thus reducing the energy we expend whilst submerged. This way greater distances can be covered with less effort.

Choosing Fins

There are two basic styles: the full-foot and the open heel. Full-fit fins fit like shoes and come in standard sizes. Open-heel fins, on the other hand, come in small, medium, large and extra-large sizes and hold the foot in place with an adjustable heel strap.

The open-heel fin and wetsuit boot should be considered as one unit and should be selected and fitted together.

Fins come in a variety of materials, designs and features so it's good to know these variations when choosing fins for your particular needs.


Fin blade materials include blac…

Supa-Fit Your Car

December is a good time to Supa-Fit your car. Many people take a break to the family on the coast or elsewhere. The roads are very busy and the last thing you want is to have a problem with your car during this time. A good idea is to have your car checked before the time. If you live in Bonaero Park, Kempton Park, Benoni and surrounding areas then why not try Supa-Fit Mechanical Workshop at the GT Centre next to the Great North Road in Pomona. Supa-Fit is a one-stop vehicle repair and maintenance shop.

They cater for tyres, balancing and wheel alignment, keeping you safer on the road. They also do car service, exhausts, brakes, batteries and general vehicle maintenance in their well-equipped workshop. I once had a terrible accident towing a caravan which I loaned from my father-in-law who forgot to tell me to have the cv joints checked before going on holiday. Needless to say, we almost lost our lives in that accident and the caravan was a write-off and I had to buy him another cara…

On My Bicycle

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I have just written a new blog post about being on my bicycle and how it actually came about.

It is probably the reason why I still cycle today, because when I was very young I got on a friend's bicycle and the cycling bug bit me.

Riding is one of my favourite ways of getting rid of stress and to unwind. When I ride it feels like I'm flying in an aeroplane with an open cockpit.

Maybe this sounds a bit silly, but I can feel the wind over my skin and smell  the scents coming from grass and trees and flowers and someone making a braai (barbeque).

On my bicycle, I feel free! Read more.

Picture Framing Shop (Gauteng)

10% off sale on from 24 - 31 August 2017. Get yours now from Absolute Frame (Gauteng).

Picture framing is an art in itself. You can have the most beautiful photograph or an exquisite painting and take it to a picture framer. If the frame choice is wrong and the workmanship is shoddy, then the end result can be a disaster. But there is an excellent and reliable picture framing shop in Gauteng that will do a fabulous job every time.

From time to time we decide to frame a picture or a painting to hang on the wall in a room in our home or to give as a gift to someone special. It's always useful to have it done just the way we picture it. When it has been done right we usually gasp and stand back and admire the final product with pride.
Make your memories and accomplishments a reality to be seen around your home. Do that special mirror in the entrance hall or do those large format prints against that open wall that has forever irritated you. Visit Absolute Frame at their artfully equipp…

Accountant (Kempton Park)

I recently attended an Accountant Workshop in Kempton Park at The Aviator hotel. Since I recently created the website for Mhangwana Commercial & Financial Accountants I volunteered to take a few photographs for their website.

Every business needs a good accountant and I discovered Mhangwana Commercial & Financial Accountants who specialise in a variety of accounting services with outstanding support. As a bonus, they are a Mobile Accounting, Tax and Administration Firm. Running a business means that owners are usually very busy people and with their expertise, they can take care of your accounting needs quickly and effectively.

Mhangwana Accountants offer a very wide variety of services, like registering a new company, accounting, bookkeeping, secretarial services, payroll services, tax and advisory services, accounting software skills transfer, as well as Schools - GDE, NPO’s, NGO’s accounting needs.

During the workshop, I discovered just how thorough their skills transfer an…

Coming Soon!

I've got some really interesting things to write about. So you can look forward to a couple of nice blog posts in this space soon. Thanks for regularly visiting my blog.

Willie's Hairstylist - Gents Hairstylist Kempton Park

Gents can be very fussy about their haircuts. With the latest hairstyles in 2016 men’s styling techniques have never been more interesting and exciting. We all noticed a drastic change in gents hairstyles this year when the pompadour came into fashion where guys liked their hair cut  shorter on the sides with a flash of hair on top.

This brings us to someone that has been styling gents hair for a very long time. Herman van Vuuren has been cutting gents hair for many years and does an excellent job. He also caters for students and pensioners haircuts. People like him because he is experienced and likeable. Herman has made special parking available to disabled people and has a movable ramp to enable wheelchairs to get into his salon.

No-one can deny the fact that institutions like Willie's Hairstylist provide an important service to their community. It's not like there are many gents hairstylists popping up all over the place. To discover more about this gents hairstylist you c…

Estate Agent Kempton Park

RE/MAX Team Danie Goosen

To most of the public in Kempton Park, Danie Goosen Estates is a well known and household name in the property market. For the out-of-towners a brief history.
Danie Goosen: He operated in Kempton Park since 1978, selling real estate and moving in the property circles. Danie was involved in sales and management of several household estate agencies in Kempton Park. 
Liz Goosen: In 1975 Liz has an accounting background. Hundreds of customers that dealt with Liz over the last 2 decades knew her friendly, always helpful, “Client is Number 1” attitude. She served on the Afrikaans Sakevrou Klub for many years.
Recently Liz and her son Niel joined RE/MAX, recognized as one of the leading international global real estate franchise companies with the most productive sales force in the industry. RE/MAX has over 100 000 agents operating from over 6 500 offices in over 97 countries worldwide.
If you are looking for estate agents with experience and honesty then Liz and Niel …

Did Halloween Come Early?

I'm not a fan of Halloween and had to go and read up on it to find what it's all about. I've watched some scary movies and have been scared out of my wits. Some Halloween costumes give me the creeps.

Reading up on it I have discovered that Halloween falls on Monday 31st October and is believed to have originated in the Celtic fringes of Britain, and was adapted by Christian traditions, immigrants' conventions and an insatiable desire for sweets (The Telegraph). "Gaels believed that it was a time when the walls between our world and the next became thin and porous, allowing spirits to pass through, come back to life on the day and damage their crops." - quoted from the aforementioned article. That article is quite interesting.

Back to my story. Well, last night we had an enormous storm. Lightning and thunder raged as in the heaven above and the rain came pelting down drenching the earth and frightening dogs and people alike. It made me think of a time when I …

Cheetahs vs Bulls 2016

I woke up to a fight of heavyweights sparring in a ring above us in the heavens. Each thundering messages and challenging the other to a brutal fight for the championship, a real ruckus as I was disturbed from my sleep at 3 a.m. in the morning. Boom this and crack that they shouted at each other for all to hear, not holding back nor ashamed of their fight for supremacy.

Above me in the dark North and South were putting up a fight for all their fans to see and hear. Just then all hell broke loose and the real fight began after the short buildup. North was first to throw the punches and South got one, two, three in the gut. Like a seasoned pro, having had their 10th straight win this season, South countered with a flurry of 5 skilled blows to North's head.

It sounded like a cacophony of  42 000 supporters were cheering the spectacle on from all sides as the two started their battle in the heavens above connecting and colliding with boom, crack, boom, crack, boom-boom, crack-crack! …

Supa-Fit Mechanical Workshop

If you live in Bonaero Park, Kempton Park, Benoni and surrounding areas and you need to service your vehicle, then Supa-Fit Mechanical Workshop at the GT Centre next to The Great North Road. The GT Centre is well-known to people in the area and Supa-Fit is a one-stop vehicle repair and maintenance shop.

This means that you can buy new tyres for your car and have them balanced and the wheel alignment can be done there. If your car needs a new exhaust or even a free-flow exhaust fitted, Supa-Fit can do it. Maybe your car isn't performing well anymore and you are considering an engine overhaul, then Supa-Fit has the right workshop, equipment and technicians to get the job done. They also do brakes, cv joints, towbars, batteries and fix punctures. They also do turbo conversions.

You can't miss their workshop when you are travelling on the Great North Road because they have painted their logo in big letters against a red background on their building. If you are like me, the only d…

Home Gardening | Fresh Vegetables

Yes, I'm at it again. Fresh vegetables from my garden!

A few months ago my wife and I decided to try growing vegetables in containers in our back yard. With the help of a friend, we were able to enclose the garden with a steel frame and carport shade cloth. The purpose of this is in case it hails or gets too cold and frostbite damages the plants.

We only had limited success with growing our own vegetables in the past since our soil is like hard clay and insects and birds took their toll on what we grew. We came across a few ideas on social media like Pinterest, Facebook and Youtube and decided to go with large pots filled with potting soil and compost. At that stage, we still hadn't erected the covering.

The idea was to start small and add more pots and plants as we went along. Unfortunately, our country has been hit by severe drought. The dams are running dry and we have been asked to reduce our water consumption. But we were already sitting with all these plants that were n…

Lap en Lag Quilting | Local News - Kempton Park

Once a month the ladies from a group called Lap en Lag (Quilt and Laugh) take turns to host a meeting where they hand completed projects in, discuss points of interest and learn something new, among other things.

Their latest session was on Wednesday, October 12. Normally they start arriving just after nine and Maggie welcomed Annetjie, Esther, Marietjie and Tessa. The last member, Dora, could only attend later.

As the only male in the vicinity, I kept myself occupied with work in my office next door from where I heard them chatting and laughing as they shared news and recent events with each other. A while later they brought out their latest project, which was blocks with cats on them created for Marietjie. Each member had to finish 2 blocks and hand them over to her. This way Marietjie ended up with a whole lot of blocks made by her friends. They do this on a monthly basis so that each member ends up with all the blocks she needs to create a beautiful quilt for herself. That’s frien…

I Am Rich Because I Am So Blessed

Material possessions. Yes, I have some of those. In terms of what I have, I would say I am middle-class. I live in a house with four bedrooms and have built a carport for my car. The grounds are quite big with a garden in the front and an enclosed vegetable garden outside of my kitchen in the back. I bought the house to raise my children in, but they are all grown up now and married, so it's just my wife and I living here.

We have all the basic necessities to live reasonably well. I still work and enjoy being creative and serving my clients doing photography and designing websites as well as Search Engine Optimisation. More clients are being added to my portfolio on an ongoing basis and therefore I am eternally blessed. This is not what I am writing about today.

What I actually want to write about is my experience of today. Friends of ours were not feeling too well and my wife asked me if we could drive over to them after the morning church service - which was fantastic by the wa…

Cherry Picker Rental and Sales

SA Platforms are an excellent company that rents and sells Cherry pickers under the Genie brand. Since they started a few years ago they have experienced incredible growth because of their commitment to customer satisfaction. They not only give you good advice but also exist to make your work safe, effective and efficient. That means they help you enhance workplace productivity, which they believe to be a socially responsible practice.

They have a reliable source of Genie Lifting Platforms enables them to sell and rent out a variety of Cherry Pickers (Lifting Platforms) to suit your needs. The range includes but is not limited to:
• Scissor Lifts
• Telescopic Boom Lifts
• Articulated Boom Lifts
• Arial Work Platforms

Their services include the ability to:
• Deliver the Cherry Picker (Lifting Platform) to your doorstep
• Train and certify Cherry Picker (Lifting Platform) Operators in order that they can safely, and effectively operate Lifting Machines.
In the event that you do not hav…

Pool Covers That Save Water!

Now you can beat the water restrictions and drought! Save water, electricity, chemicals, and maintenance by installing a PVC multi-purpose pool cover. This also keeps dust and leaves out of your pool. Importantly, it is the ideal safety protection cover to keep children and pets safe.

Now you can read more about water safety and download your copy here.

A custom-made pool safety net that complies with SABS and ISO standards is an excellent way to make sure your swimming pool is safe when family and friends visit.  The installation is supervised by the owner of SA Pool Nets and Covers.

Accessorize your pool with other useful products like a custom solar blanket or a solar-powered pool alarm. Get expert advice from SA Pool Nets and Covers.
Promotional Clothing, Company Branding, and Corporate Clothing Services can be obtained from Extended Client Solutions.

Corporate Clothing and Safety Wear

Empower your employees and allow them to wear and display your brand. Supply your management staff and internal departments with corporate uniforms, and equip your factory labour with protective overalls, safety boots, and other Personal Protective Equipment. You can get these from Extended Client Solutions.

Sports Wear Sponsorships

Re-invest in society by marketing your company through Sporting Sponsorships. ECS can sublimate your jerseys, cycling shirts and present you with basically any sporting requirement including the equipment you may require.

Outdoor Branding

Branded gazebos are excellent when you have an outdoor function, such as a golf day or at a function where you will be displaying some of your products and marketing brochures for clients to view. Another great way to display your company branding and logo is with pull-up…

Beautiful Flowers

It's Springtime!Beautiful flowers decorate our gardens with wondrous colours and call out for the early rains to come and soak the ground with life-giving water. As we stroll by our senses detect the delightful aromas of beautiful flowers liven up our gardens in all their glory. What more do we want? Life is more than things. Experience the sun on your face. Smell those flowers mingled with other scents. 
Take a deep breath and let the experience flood your soul. Think of love, laughter, excitement, and beauty. Let the light morning breeze caress your soul. Listen to the birds in the distant. You are alive with light and all your senses awaken as you delight in the explosion of colour and fragrances of nature. For that moment you become aware that you are much more than just a body. You are also beautiful, a multi-dimensional expression of our Creator. Just like a beautiful flower you also light up the world around you if you remember this moment and smile! See more beautiful flow…

Arts and Crafts Classes

Learn how to make a delightful home decor board that you can hang on a wall for friends and family to admire your handiwork.

This notice is for people who love to create something with their hands and who live in the area. Jems Arts & Crafts are situated in Glen Marais, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa. Those who can make it to the crafts class, here are the details:

8th October
Multimedia class – R250
Full kit included in price
From 9.00am until project completed.

There will also be another class:

22nd October Mosaic class – choose your own project. Purchase items from the shop and pay an additional R70 for class From 9.00am until project completed.
Tea/Coffee and a light snack will be served.
Booking is essential.
Jems Arts & Crafts is a delightful crafts shop where they sell all sorts of crafts merchandise you need for your projects. You can visit their website at

On My Silverback

Today the weather was fine, just like a summer's day, so I donned my riding gear and grabbed my Silverback and off I went for a ride. With a successful day behind me, it was time to enjoy myself and unwind by cycling.
Just 3 months ago I wasn't sure whether I would ever ride again. A month or two prior to that I bought my new bicycle, which wasn't cheap, but then the most annoying pain developed in my lower back and left leg. It was so bad that I couldn't walk or sit, never mind ride a bike. I even thought about why I had spent so much money on a new bike because the doctors were talking about an MRI scan and vertebrae fusions. Any medication I took or treatment that I went for made no difference. I could just look at my new bike and shake my head.
Fortunately, things got better in time and today my Silverback beckoned. Conditions were ideal and I was in the mood for some exercise. I followed my usual route in the neighbourhood and all the scents and sensations of fre…

Branding | Branded Notepads | Promotional Gifts

At ECS we promise to give you the best prices on the best quality items and with that said here is the latest product offering. Notepads are one of the best ways to keep your company's name in front of current and prospective customers.

Like a miniature billboard, a custom notepad will repeatedly display your marketing message, helping to keep your business top-of-mind for weeks, months or longer.
•Not only are custom notepads very economical to produce, they can be printed with virtually any promotional message you wish to convey – company name, logo, slogan, contact information, photos and so on.
•Adding a full-colour logo, photos or artwork helps create a quality impression.
•In addition, notepads are quite durable and very easy to distribute, making them well-suited for trade show giveaways or for sales reps to hand out to current and prospective customers.
For a closer look at this offering go to the website.

Promotional, Branding, Corporate Clothing Services

Promotional, Branding, Corporate Clothing Services form part of the excellent services provided by Extended Client Solutions.

Promotional Clothing and Safety Wear When you want to empower your employees and allow them to embrace your brand as well as supply your management staff and internal departments with corporate shirts and trousers, and equip your hardworking factory staff members with overalls, safety boots and other Personal Protective Equipment, then you need to look at what Extended Client Solutions has to offer.

Sports Wear
What better way to re-invest in society by marketing your company through Sporting Sponsorships. ECS can sublimate your jerseys, cycling shirts and present you with basically any sporting requirement including the equipment you may require.

Gazebos, Pull Ups and Vehicle Branding Branded gazebos are excellent when you have an outdoor function, such as a golf day or at a function where you will be displaying some of your products and marketing brochures for…

Warm Winter Corporate Clothing

Warm winter men's and ladies attractive corporate clothing for ensuring that your company has a professional image, available from Kathleen's Promotions.

There are also some appropriate items like a microwavable double wall mug and vacuum flasks to keep your beverages hot. A delightful cosmetic bag set for the ladies. Please have a look and click through to the catalogue on Kathleen's website.

Aerial Lift Platforms In Action

Z135/70 Aerial Lift Platform can reach an amazing 43 metres into the air, enabling workers access to carry out maintenance and other operations in inaccessible elevated locations. This is an amazing Super Boom!
Z135/70 Genie® is an engine-powered articulating boom that provides amazing lifting versatility. It combines up, out and over positioning capabilities and outreach, which is ideal for outdoor construction and industrial applications.
OverviewNew X-design drive chassis extends and retracts to provide both stability on the job and a narrow profile for transportTelescoping Jib-Extend™ jib extends from 12 to 20 ft (3.66 to 6.10 m) and provides a 110˚ vertical range of motion360˚ continuous rotation turntable and 160˚platform rotation for fast, easy positioningFour-wheel drive with full-time positive traction handles rough ground conditions to enhance the smoothness of the rideFour-wheel steer with front-wheel, rear-wheel, crab- and coordinated- steer options available to provide a…


Silverback is a strange way to start a blog article. It's the name of a mountain bike which I recently purchased. In just over a week from now I will be on my way to ride in the next Mapa 24 hours Southern Skies MTB Challenge in Parys. The new bicycle was procured for the very reason of riding in the challenge.

Why did I go to all the trouble and expense of getting yet another mountain bike? Well, when you go to a cycle dealer you are overwhelmed by the variety of choices you are confronted by. Then the sales person helping you could be trying to sell you something that suits him and not you. Quite often I have looked at bikes and was told that a medium would suit me, but that was incorrect.

I had made up my mind to buy a Momsen this time, but again I was steered by the salesman in another direction and I ended up buying a Silverback. Nevertheless I insisted that I wanted a small. That was the best decision I ever made because, as it turned out, it was the correct size for me. Whe…

Pirates Party

Coral Divers is hosting their 11th annual Pirates Party!! We cordially invite you and your scallywag
crew to attend a weekend of treasure hunting, rum and fun.
Get ready to set sail and join us from Thursday 2nd June until Sunday 5th June 2016.

You and your band of pirates will face many challenges in the search for Coral’s Treasure. Solve riddles, avoid tall tales, and interpret the legends of old. Sodwana Bay is where the treasure lays, waiting to be found. But beware! Sea monsters and Jesser point mermaids are the cause for many shipwrecks and pirates visiting Davy Jones’s locker.

Recruit your team and gather supplies. To be prepared, please note the following;
A minimum number of 8 persons and maximum of 10 persons per crew is required to compete for the
treasure. A maximum of 2 teams per dive school.
As entry fee to join the treasure hunt each person is required to book a 3 night 5 dive package
including dinner …

The Importance of Promotional Gifts

Unique corporate, promotional and marketing gifts can make an important difference to any business. With the right approach promotional gifts can make your brand go beyond the ordinary - to get people talking about your brand. Fun, crazy ideas can be a plus with regard to your gift and can put a smile on someone’s face. Don't, however, disregard the usefulness of your gift. It may be an office accessory or a golf shirt with an attractive design on it. All these things have one thing in mind and that is to create brand awareness and loyalty.

One company that specializes in this industry is Kathleen's Promotions. They have been assisting clients for over fifteen years in promoting their brands and have an excellent record in getting it right. Not forgetting about the important corporate apparel that your staff wear. That is also part of the image of your brand. If you are one of the many companies that make use of corporate, promotional and marketing gifts or want to do this fo…

Best Blogging Advice Ever - Thank you.

I have been wanting to change the look of my blog for quite some time now and managed to get some inspiration today, so I put together this image (above). Sometimes you get inspiration from people and places that you never imagined.

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would finally post an article on my blog that would attract so much attention. My very recent post titled "Best Blogging Advice Ever!" has attracted quite a lot of attention, especially from Poland, America, South Africa, Germany, Portugal, Russia, France, Austria, Spain and Ireland - in that order.

It's a good thing and I'm very grateful for all the visits. Blogging is fun, rewarding and a great way to learn and grow, yet quite scary when you realise that sometimes people are looking for something special that could help them - I do believe that this was it because the figures are still climbing all the time.

Well, a new look is overdue and I will work on that. I will also see if I can keep up th…