With the first two events of the 2013 F1 already over, we have already seen enough to know that this years competition is likely to be a thrilling event. Last year, not only was I lucky enough to see to two Formula One races live at Silverstone and Barcelona, but I also has a pass to the exclusive F1 Paddock Club in Spain. The F1 Paddock is an area generally reserved for VIPs, or those who can afford to purchase a pass, but my partner’s brother works for Williams F1, and we were lucky that he was able to get us passes. With the pass you can enter the pits and actually mingle with the teams, drivers and any stars that happen to be at the event. I do not know exactly how much you will pay for a paddock pass if you book online, but the pass is often part of F1 packages you can purchase. Needless to say, it is best to book well in advance.
While the price of these packages may initially seem high, if you break down everything you get and add it up individually, such as flight, airport transfer, hotels, entry to the event, some refreshments, plus the coveted pass, you will realise you are actually getting a really good deal.
An actual Formula One race lasts for a couple of hours, but if you combine the event with a holiday, it is safe to say you will not be disappointed. The events are held in exciting locations, all be it that generally the tracks are located outside the large cities, and you will find there is plenty to do apart from watching the event. We spent 5 nights in Barcelona when we visited for the Grand Prix, and I was able to see some amazing shops while Pete wandered around the museums and art galleries.
The UK is blessed with some of the most thrilling football leagues in the world which is reflected in it’s passionate following, not just at home but globally. With tickets for many matches selling out regularly and millions more watching in pubs, bars and living rooms across the planet it’s easy to get caught up in Premier League fever.
With an average, in the 2011/2012 season, of 2.79 goals per game (according to worldfootball.net) making the Premier League Below only Germany’s Bundesliga, you’re almost always guaranteed a thrilling match. Teams such as Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool ensure that there are always scintillating games waiting to happen every weekend not to mention rising challengers like Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur. Where else can you watch stars like Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie take on Sergio Aguero, Gareth Baleor Louis Suarez? In fact the Premier League is now home to over 300 of the best foreign players from around 68 countries.
Derby games like Machester Utd v Liverpool or Arsenal v Tottenham are unrivalled for their atmosphere and passionate support, even for neutral observers these games can be a highly engrossing and memorable spectacle. But you don’t have to catch a derby match to see the best of the Premier League, with ten matches played every weekend in the top flight, you can be spoiled for choice depending on where you are in the UK. In 2011/12 just over 13 million fans attended a Premier League football match, with around 1 million of those being from overseas.
In the UK it’s not just the Premier League that sizzles… The Championship, the second tier of English football, is a very competitive league with some excellent teams and up and coming stars and the Scottish Premier League also has its share of intrigue, although unfortunately temporarily deprived of the ‘Old Firm’ derby between Celtic and Rangers. But support is no less passionate and matches between Hearts and Hibs in Edinburgh for example, or Southampton and Portsmouth can be as engrossing as any top level Premier League encounter.
Tickets can be bought on the day from the stadium, although for high profile matches including the big teams; Chelsea, Man United and Arsenal, it is strongly advisable to book in advance or through an agent as seats for these teams regularly sell out. Various VIP tickets are also always available which include food and drink, premium seating and additional benefits from meeting some of the team through to complimentary items. Standard tickets range from around £20-£30 upwards and VIP tickets run from hundreds of pounds to thousands.
Due to the worldwide recession that hit Europe pretty hard, there are many properties available in the Mediterranean countries such as Greece, Spain, and Portugal at prices
Property in Sunny Spain is very cheap at present
just a fraction of what they would have cost just a few years ago. If you have some savings, it is tempting to look into buying a property in the sun when they are priced so low – but is buying a property abroad really such a good investment at the moment?
The truth is there is no “Yes or No” answer to this question. The right answer will depend on your individual circumstances.
Are you retired with a decent pension? Or will you need you look for work in the country where you choose to buy the property? Do you require a mortgage or are you a cash buyer? Are you planning on living in the property, using it for holidays or renting it out?
As you can see, there are many different circumstances we face when looking to buy an investment property abroad; so each situation must be approached individually. To help you decide if this would be a good move for you and your family, there are several types of professionals who can help. These includes, accountants, investment property guidance agencies, financial advisers, and your bank manager.
To learn more about investing in properties abroad, you will find a number of interesting articles here; or alternatively try this site for information about the housing market in Europe in general.
Although there are a plethora of diet plans and weight loss supplements available on the market which claim you can easily lose weight; global obesity is on the rise. In the
Eating healthy foods will lead to weight loss
United States around two thirds of the population are considered overweight, and a large number of both adults and children are classed as clinically obese. The UK is not far behind, as consumption of fast and processed foods grows, and with the advances in technology we lead increasingly sedentary lifestyles.
If the hundreds of diet plans that are available for purchase actually worked, would the obesity problem really be so severe?
The fact is that many of the informational dieting materials for sale on the market these days are nothing more than basic plans presented in a style that when followed properly will result in a calorie deficit, or the dieter will use more calories than she consumes.
These plans do not have a great success rate, because many of them basically provide a list of foods and some exercises to be done while on the weight loss program. This of course does not take an individual’s personal likes and lifestyle into consideration at all; and while many embark on a new diet plan with optimism and high expectations, they soon discover it is inconsistent with their everyday life, or they feel too hungry and simply give up.
For this reason, creating your own custom weight loss plan can be more beneficial than spending a lot of money on a purchased generic plan that simply does not fit in with your daily routine.
For an interesting read on how to live a healthy lifestyle, and make food choices that support weight loss, check out this site.
Whether your business venture is big or small, it is essential that you have a technique in place to maintain the proper financial accounts. Book keeping must be done correctly, and on a regular basis for a business to run efficiently.Unless you yourself have bookkeeping expertise, the best thing you can do is to hire a chartered accountant who is proficient in a wide variety of financial services. A good account will be able to offer tax preparation and tax planning as well as perform payroll services. Deciding to take on a respected chartered accountant is a sensible move due to the fact you will find your company efficiency increases and you will have a lot more time to take care of your business rather than submitting paperwork. This is very important for contractors who often work long hours and simply do not have time to do their own book keeping.
It is normal that as a new business owner you may be trying to cut costs where you can, but not hiring an accountant is often a costly mistake rather than a money saver. Accountants know how to save you and your business money; not only by making use of the tax breaks available to you, but also because they have plenty of experience with small businesses and know what has worked for others in the past.
if you would like to find out more about how an accountant help help a business, read this post here, or if you would to learn about contractor tax, you will find some good information on this website.
There are many different types of beds available on the marketplace today, and the choices available are much wider than just a few decades ago. This is especially true in
Types of Bedroom Furniture – Mid Sleeper Bed
the case of children’s bedding. In this article we will get some of the more popular and attractive types of bedroom furniture for children.
Mid sleeper beds have the advantage that you can buy them with storage space underneath, such as cabinets, drawers and shelves and even a desk. Many mid sleeper bed designs for younger kids are fashioned with a tent style covering, depicting the child’s favourite cartoon character, or fantasy theme, such as the Lion King or a fairy castle. Midfielder Beth are a great choice of children’s furniture in a room where space is limited. To read more about mid sleepers, see this website.
The popularity of bunk beds have stood the test of time. Bunk beds became popular in the 60s and 70s when houses were typically built with small sized bedrooms for children. A set of bunk beds is a great way to easily sleep two children while taking only the space of one bed. The style of bunk beds has improved dramatically during the last two decades, and you can find many contemporary and innovative designs. You can also purchase bunks where one bed is a double bed and the other a single; this is ideal when you have an older child is sharing with a youngster.
You can also find bunk beds with attached wardrobes, computer desks and shelves; generally these are attached to the end of the bunk. To see more articles about bunk beds, click here.
High sleeper beds are a fantastic option, very popular with older children, teens and students. The high sleeper bed has one mattress which can be a double or single, which is usually around 1 m 80 cm of the ground. Underneath the mattress you will find drawers, bookshelves, wardrobe space, and usually a computer desk. Some high sleepers feature a futon sofa which is ideal if your child has friends over, as it can be used to sit on and watch movies, or as an overnight bed. Like the aforementioned beds, high sleepers are great for rooms with limited space, or for people who like to keep all their belongings in a compact area. They also look fabulous, with many modern and up-to-date designs available.
Visit this site to see more bedroom furniture ideas.
WordPress is a free publishing platform that makes it very easy for anyone to start their own blog. This content management system is very easy to use and you will find literally hundreds of thousands of WordPress templates online to give your blog a stylish and unique look.
Some of the reasons to choose WordPress:
There are countless reasons to choose WordPress to design your blog. These include the number of themes and templates available, both free and paid; the ability to easily categorise and tag your posts and pages, spell check features, auto save, previews and the ability to post text, video and audio. You also have a variety of privacy options so you can decide who sees your posts.
Perhaps the most significant feature of WordPress is that you can add any number of plug-ins to your site which have a whole array of extremely useful features.
How much will it cost?
To start a WordPress blog, you have two options. You can either sign up WordPress.com and start a free blog, but you will be somewhat limited as to what you can publish there. WordPress.com is a great platform if you just want to publish your daily musings and thoughts, but if you want to engage in any type of commercial activity you will need to install WordPress on your own hosting. To do this you will also need your own domain name. Hosting costs as little as four dollars per month, and a domain costs in the region around $10 per year.
To see some examples of WordPress sites, take a look at this link, or here. As you can see by looking at these sites created with WordPress, it is possible to blog about any number of topics you choose you simply just put them in different categories.
Once you begin using WordPress, like millions of other people worldwide will probably be amazed at all the features and possibilities available to you. So do not hesitate – start your own blog today!
A website can help any type of small business get more leads and clients
If you have any type of small business, you could most definitely benefit from having your own website. You may have put this off because you are working within a tight budget and do not want to spend any more money than necessary; if this is your situation you would be pleased to know that starting your own business website can be done very cheaply, and you can basically do the ground work yourself without any previous website building experience.
Millions of websites are built on a platform which is known as WordPress. WordPress is free, and very easy to install. All you will need to purchase is a domain name which will cost you around £8, or $11 per annum, and a monthly hosting plan which can be bought for around £3 or $5 a month. You will find there are many beautiful WordPress themes available – to find out more about WordPress themes, click here.
Once you have decided on a stunning theme that is related to your business it is time to get promoting. There are many ways to do this; you can put up posters around the town if you do not want to spend any money at all, buy advertising off-line publications like the local paper, or you can purchase some online advertising. Alternatively you can optimise your website for the search engines so it appears high on the results any time a user types in a query related to your business. In the long term this is the cheapest option. To find out more about optimising a website for the search engines or SEO, as it is familiar referred to, see this link, which explains everything you need to know about search engine optimisation.
Investing in rental housing is one of the best long-term investments, as even in a poor economy property values are likely to increase over time and rents are collected every week or month in the meantime. There is also a special type of buy-to-let mortgage created for these circumstances.
Those who can afford to buy a property outright have an instant moneymaking opportunity, but those who buy with a mortgage can still make some interesting cash; particularly if they can charge more in rent than the cost of the monthly mortgage payments.
Be sure to carefully research the local market and the surrounding neighbourhood before making your choice, and if you are not familiar with what you should be looking for, then be sure to enlist the help of a local expert. A property that looks like an excellent buy may not necessarily be in the best position for renting out; on the other hand a not-particularly attractive purchase may be in a zone which is in great demand for rentals and would therefore be an excellent investment.
If you were investing in property with a view to making improvements and reselling, you would be buying with prospective purchasers in mind; whereas when you are buying to rent, you must think of it in terms of the possible tenants. In this case you should also think about the type of tenant that you wish to attract; whether you would prefer to rent to families or to single professionals, etc.
When you are aiming at a family rental, you must consider the area and its surrounding amenities, schools, and so on: Is the area child friendly and what is the public transport situation? A property aimed at single professionals would of course need to be close to a city centre or easily commutable.
When you consider the budget you will need for investing in a rental property, you must also consider the on-going costs that may occur for maintenance and repairs, and should set aside a fund for this and possibly even a separate bank account. Make sure you are fully covered by the right type of insurance, a normal building and contents cover can be improved with specific landlords insurance.
Many investors are taking advantage of the prices of property overseas in countries such as Spain and Italy. In these countries the property market has taken a considerable dive, and there are many excellent bargains available to purchase. To discover more about investment properties overseas click here.
Investing in a rental property can be extremely lucrative but it is very important to research all the small details and enlist the help of experts, particularly property market professionals, as well as an accountant. You should know that you will be liable to property taxes as well as income tax on rental income. To find out more about property investment, see this website; or this link for property investment information.
An oak coffee table is a stylish addition to any living room. Although the coffee table is not the largest piece of furniture in the average living area, it is usually placed at a focal point of the room; and therefore if you have a cheap coffee table that you purchased for functionality rather than looks it can bring down the appearance of the entire room. Although oak coffee tables are not the most economical option for a piece of furniture that is mainly bought for its usefulness, there is a good reason for this.
Generally a coffee table is likely to last for around five years, and maybe not even that long if it is used daily and people do not take due care. However, a coffee table made of oak will last for hundreds of years, and can be passed through the generations. Provided you keep the table away from direct heat and sunlight, it should look as good within several decades as it does the day you purchased it. You should be careful not to spill liquids on oak furniture, and if an accident occurs, be sure to wipe the table as soon as possible.
If you’re looking for credit card deals and want to get hold of the best rate you can , it’s essential that you take a little time to make sure you know all you should , and ensure you get it exactly right . People use credit cards because they can offer a lot more than cash in the way of security , but with the advent of interest free credit card deals recently , they’ve also become an a particularly affordable form of short-term borrowing . Interest free credit card deals are offered in order to entice new customers in – they offer zero interest credit on both money from other cards that is transferred over and money from new transactions for a predetermined length of time. By by staying abreast of the market and always moving to a new interest free credit card deal, some people are able to continually transfer their balance and so avoid paying any interest at all . Given enough discipline, enough credit cards and enough organisation , you could even use interest free credit card deals to replace big-ticket loans on the likes of your car, or even your home.
If these sorts of interest free credit cards sound like the sort of loan for you , you should shop around and look at the various credit card deals available . Price comparison websites can be extremely helpful here. Obviously, some interest free credit card deals offer better terms than others, with the offered interest-free periods going on for more time . Some credit card deals charge an one-off fixed management charge when transferring balances, which should always be remembered when you’re working out what you can afford. Others will have different interest free periods for purchases and for transfers , so you would be clever always to ensure that you know exactly what the precise ts and cs are when you’re looking for credit card deals.
Some interest free credit card deals have fallen foul of the watchdogs recently because of misleading the customer- in particular with regards the order in which different facets of the credit card debt is repaid . When looking for interest free credit card deals, always make sure you know what order your payments will be credited in. As with all loans , you should enter into this with your wits about you and only look at interest free credit card deals that actually suit your exact circumstances . And once you’ve found the cheapest credit card deals for you, be sure you’re fully aware of the rules and be sure that you follow them to the lead.
There is a massive range of means to waste time and chill out when surfing the web , but for a growing number of web users , one of the most enjoyable and best fun things to do on the web is to play online poker at an online casino For many it’s a way to meet and interact with new people, practice your poker skills , hone a new game or two, and perhaps make a little money . You ought never resort to an online casino as a means of earning money, especially if you are in frantic need of some- that way darkness lies. But if you only gamble what you can actually stand to lose then online poker, or any of the other games at an online casino, is a terrific way to enjoy yourself online .
Online poker is most often enjoyed in real time with real opponents , who might be anywhere else in the world . The substantial surge in online poker worldwide , which has grown in step with the growth of wifi around the world , is thought to have contributed in no small part for a significant surge in the playing of poker across most of the developed world. Online poker’s success has been responsible for increased interest in the online casino generally, wherein gamblers can play a number of other games besides online poker. Examples of these would be baccarat , blackjack, bingo or even craps .
When online participants join in with online poker or any other game on offer at an online casino, the casino earns its profit in much the same way as a traditional , or “bricks and mortar” casino, and tends to offer similar odds for games that also tend to have pretty much identical rules. For the participant, the experience of playing online poker at an online casino will usually be pretty much the same as playing poker at a normal casino, with the possible, and very significant distinction that it’s entirely acceptable to play online poker at an online casino while you are still at home, eating a sausage roll in your nightie. Or on a laptop while your kids watch television. It’s this adaptability and the massive variety of games available online casinos that might explain their appeal . Also essential to their growth is the factor that the huge range of potential gamers make it much easier for players of online poker to locate a table that has precisely the right buy-in, stakes , quantity of players, and rules for them, their pocket , their mood and their situation .