Showing posts from December, 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.