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Conferences in Edinburgh

Posted in edinburgh, Scotland with tags , , , on June 29, 2010 by johnmeffen

Scotland can be the perfect location for any industry to host it’s annual conference, and not only for industries which are based in Scotland. Companies from all over the North of England can find it easier to travel to the two main cities in Scotland than to the normal venues in the south of England.

And this is because everything in the central belt of Scotland is located so close to major arteries of transport; road, rail, air. Many large companies decide to host their annual conferences in Edinburgh, because although it is not the largest city in the UK, or even in Scotland, it has all the amenities of the capital city which it is. And on top all this it has amongst the finest views in the country, along with the world’s largest single arts festival.

To impress potential clientele in the view of Edinburgh Castle and the historic Princes street Gardens is a must. And Edinburgh can accommodate conferences of all sizes from the vast corporate events to the single day with an average sized company.

If the correct time of year is chosen not only can a grand time spent outside of the actual conference but, it can be made to coincide with the sales on Princes Street, one of the best shopping streets in the land, with shops that are one of a kind, found nowhere else!

At enlm we like to think that Edinburgh has more going for it than any other city in the World of it’s size [ecxept maybe Oslo [but they speak Norwegian]]

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Online Furniture – The New Wave

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 29, 2010 by johnmeffen

I’ve been noticing out there that there is a new thing out there, perhaps not a phenomenon, but it’s kind of new to me. And that is that the world of furniture retail is being overtaken by online retailers.

I thought you were meant to go and jump about on the bed before you made up your mind about whether or not to buy it. It is a rather large investment after all. But what with the transparency of it all, as in no middle men, no huge mark up. It’s still all a bit new to me, but change happens for a reason, doesn’t it?

shopping online

I suppose what with a decent return policy buying stuff online seems logical enough, as long as it’s an online furniture store that you know and trust, not some new company just set up in the Philippines or somewhere else outlandish like that [well it is to me anyway], as I  hate giving money away never mind to somebody half way around the world. And if it does make things a lot cheaper than they are now then we will all be laughing.

I’m not sure that I need to buy any furniture right now, but if I do I’ll have to look into getting it over the net, as I really can’t be bothered with all that carrying stuff

Boiler Scrappage Scheme In Scotland?

Posted in Central Heating, Devolution, Scotland with tags , , , on March 19, 2010 by johnmeffen

I have seen a lot of stuff about the famed Boiler Scrappage Scheme, in the media and in General, I was reading the Channel 4 Blog about it the other day, I read on the BBC news that it the Scottish Parliament had passed plans to introduce a similar scheme in Scotland too.

But I can never get a decent enough answer to whether the plan does or does not apply to my home country.

Don’t get me at all wrong, I’m a big fan of devolution for Scotland but it does muddy the water sometimes, and it’s as if the climate up here is renowned the world over for being balmy, in fact most days it seems to me “dreich“.

Gas Central Heating Cover

a gas boiler

Perhaps “we’ve made our beds, and now must lie them” fits here, I personally am not too bothered, just occasionally would like to be informed about where we stand