Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Get Glammed Up at your Favourite North Wales Beauty Salon

Yee ha, it’s that time of year again to put on your Gladrags and Party, Party, Party.

Every girl needs a bit of pampering to make her feel that extra bit special over the festive period. So what better way to get glammed up than a visit your favourite North Wales Beauty Salon and treat yourself to one of the many offers they have on at present.

How about some Hollywood Lashes. These gorgeous eyelash extensions will enhance your natural beauty and make you stand out from the rest of the crowd. They are currently available at a special price of £60.00 until 31st December.

Have you bought all your Christmas presents yet? Well if not why not buy a Make up Get Started Gift Box for one of your friends and you will receive a FREE MAKEUP LESSON. The Gift box is full of make up goodies to get you started and looking even more beautiful for your Christmas Party. This offer is available until 31st December 2010 for £45.00.

All these specials are extremely popular so to avoid disappointment make sure you book early.

Finding the Right Tradesmen for the Job

If you are just about to embark on a Building Project one of the hardest tasks is getting the right people for the job.

I have on many occasions roped in family members and friends to help me do a few DIY jobs around the house, although this can be extremely cost effective, it can also be very frustrating because you have to work to their schedule at a time convenient to them. And even more annoying is when the job does not turn out quite how you expected which will leave you very disappointed and frustrated, and at the end of the day they were doing you a favour so you can hardly complain!!

I have learnt like many other people over the years that if you want a job worth doing its best to get the professionals in. These guys & girls are professionally trained and will work to your schedule, and clean up after themselves.

If you are looking for tradesman within the property, building, construction industry then this fabulous Property Blog lists a host of highly recommended companies with the North Wales area, including builders, roof specialists, kitchen specialist and even Flintshire Architects.

What ever the job, you will find a highly competent company that can carry out the job from start to finish in a professional manner.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Restaurant Llandudno

Jaya Fine Dining Indian Restaurant Llandudno is truly authentic and delicious. All the food is home cooked, freshly prepared and uses locally grown ingredients where possible.

The executive chef and owner Sunita comes from a family of Chefs and restaurateurs and they offer a truly unique experience. They combine traditional Indian and East African influences to create a truly unique blend of home cooked dishes.

The restaurant is set in a lovely venue, which is extremely welcoming and comfortable. I would recommend anyone to arrive a little bit earlier and have a drink in the lounge bar before hand. The lounge bar is utterly relaxing and stylish and a great place to peruse the menu at your leisure.

Jaya restaurant has recently been awarded the ‘Visit Wales Gold Award’ which rewards outstanding quality, exceptional comfort and hospitality in the serviced sector of Wales. It is an outstanding award that also recognises ongoing business development to improve their business for guests with disabilities.

The restaurant is very popular so it is best to book in advance.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Red Wine Varieties


There is a wide range of Red Wines on the market, and enough to suit all tastes and budgets.

I will list in order the Red Wines which I think are the most popular of the red wines grapes, this however does not necessarily mean it is correct, its just the list I have created and the ones that are more apparent to me and my friends (I have asked for their input with this).

1. Cabernet Sauvignon
These grapes are small, black with very tough skins. The wine is high in tannins and if not oaked it can be quite harsh. These grapes consist of rich flavours and taste of blackcurrent and chocolate and can be spicy.

2. Merlot
Merlot grapes are also small, blue in colour with thin skins. Merlot is a much softer and smoother wine than Cabernet and has far less tannins. It has complex flavours and low acid. Flavours of this wine include plum, cherry, blackcurrant, and rose.

3. Pinot Noir A very smooth wine, sometimes referred to as “liquid silk”. A soft texture, full bodied, but not as heavy as a cabernet. The flavours of this lovely wine consist of raspberries, cherries and smoke. Low in acid and tannins but high in alcohol.

4. Syrah/Shiraz
A black skinned grape with thick skin, it is a worldwide grape growing well in most places. Deep in colour, and highin tannins. The flavours consist of plum, blackberries and smoke. Made in two different styles; heavy and rich and fruitier and easy to drink.

5. Sangiovese
One of Italy’s oldest wines. Its colour has little depth; however it is high in tannins and acid.

6. Zinfandel
An all American grape. An easy growing grape that can be vinified in many styles from light to claret, to a very high alcohol wine. Flavours consist of berry and spice to black pepper.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Kenco Coffee

I, like many people find it really hard to motivate myself in the morning without my daily Kenco Coffee fix. I’ve tried various brands of other coffee but none seem to hit the spot like Kenco Coffee.

Fortunately for me, we have just had a new Kenco Coffee Machine brought into the office which stocks not just coffee but other products as well in a range known as Kenco Singles. These are just superb as many people have a different preference when it comes to a hot beverage. Some like tea, other like hot chocolate some like light coffee where as other like strong coffee (strong for me every time)! The Kenco Singles range also includes espresso, cappuccinos, black coffee and even peppermint tea, the list goes on and on.

I used to be someone that didn’t leave the house before I had two coffees in the morning but these days I am more inclined to get to work a little bit early and enjoy a nice strong Columbian Coffee before the work load begins.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cosy Pubs in England and Wales

It’s that time of year when the winter chill is starting to creep upon us. A lot of us find it difficult to leave the house in the evening and would much rather curl up on the couch and watch TV. However if you had a nice cosy pub to visit, that serves great food, has an extensive wine list and a log fire, then I’m sure that could tempt you out for an evening of fun with your nearest and dearest.

Where ever you are located in the UK there is sure to be a nice cosy pub close by that offers a warm welcome and quality food, in a homely environment.

If you are venturing out this year to visit family and friends around the festive season, and fancy dining somewhere a little nicer than the standard motorway cafes which are always very Busy and ‘Basic’, why not veer off the beaten track a little and visit one of the UK’s cosiest pubs.

I visited North Wales last years and was advised to try a lovely traditional North Wales Country Pub called the Queens Head which is located in Glanwydden, Conwy. It has won numerous awards over the years and the food is just divine. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

Check out some other UK Country Pubs and Inns.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Low Sulphite and Good Quality Wines

Wine makes a great gift for those that enjoy a tipple or two over the festive break, and even better if it’s a nice quality bottle of wine.

If you are looking for a unique quality wine that cannot be bought in the large supermarkets, then look no further than Good Wine Online.

Good Wine Online
is based in North Wales, but delivers all over the UK, however if you wish to get your wine delivered by Christmas then be sure to order before the 2.30pm Wed 22nd December to avoid disappointment as stocks are selling out fast.
You can order any quantity of any wines you like and have them delivered to your door, for you to distribute to your friends /family, or you can order a single bottle or a multiple mixed case and have them delivered to your loved ones in an attractive case with festive tape.

There are many reasons to choose your wine from Good Wine Online including next day delivery, mix/match cases, no minimum orders, best prices, and they also stock a wide rang of Low Sulphite Wines.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Christmas Gift Ideas

Finding the right Christmas ideas couldn’t be easier with our vast range of ideas from a variety of high quality retailers. Browse through out gift ideas below to find the ideal present for your loved one, family or friends.

Christmas can be a stressful time for many, so why not escape
to the countryside this Christmas to a fabulous Country House Hotel in Snowdonia for a fabulous 3 day Festive Break. Ty’n Rhos Country House is offering a luxurious relaxing Christmas house party package in comfort and style. Let somebody else wait on you hand and foot for a change whilst you put your feet up and relax with a large glass of your favourite tipple. If you prefer to stay at home for Christmas but get away for the New Year, Ty’n Rhos is also offering 2 day New Year Sparkler.

Have you been left in charge to organise the Christmas party,
but struggling to find a designated driver. Well look no further, Castle Mini Coaches offer minibus hire around north wales to a destination of your choice. They will collect you and drop you back at your designated spot. This means everyone can indulge in a tipple or two and dance the night away without the stresses of having to rely on someone else or wait in those freezing taxis cues. Mini Coach Hire North Wales offers competitive rates and a professional and friendly service.

Now that you have your transportation sorted, you now need to find a memorable venue to house everyone. Everyone has different taste and preferences so it’s never going to be an easy task to get it right for everyone, so I have listed two of my favourite places in the Llandudno/Conwy area.

If Indian food is your preference then Jaya Restaurant Llandudno is definitely one not to miss. This Fine Dining Indian Restaurant is offering a fabulous 3 course Christmas menu including wine throughout the whole month of December. Although not your traditional Christmas feast, I’m sure you will have had enough sprouts by the end of the month, so why not try something a little different!

If you prefer the more traditional Christmas menu and a
warm and cosy environment, then The Queens Head, Glanwydden could be just what you are looking for. This fabulous Conwy Restaurant offers outstanding food, a friendly atmosphere and great service. It is also the winner of the AA pub of the year, Wales 2010.



Now what are you going to buy your nearest and dearest? Some people are easier to buy for than others, and it’s always nice to try and buy something a little bit different.

Do you know anyone that is learning to drive or has been
talking about it for quite a while but has not got around to it yet? Well why not give them a little push and buy them some driving lesson vouchers. Glan Conwy School of Motoring offers driving lessons & driving courses in North Wales, as well as Residential Driving Courses North Wales. The sooner they pass their test, the sooner they can pick you up from the pub, Cheeky!!!

The Festive Period is a time to put some effort into your
appearance,put on your best frock or suit and hit the town. For the ladies, why not go that extra mile this party season and try some Hollywood lashes. These fabulous lash extensions, will enhance your natural beauty, and are ideal for the party season, even better; there is no need to apply mascara. TH1 Beauty Salon North Wales currently has a special offer on Hollywood lashes until the 31st December for just £60.00, but book early to avoid disappointment.

For the boys, is your man or male relative on the larger side,
and always struggling to find a dinner suit for Christmas Parties? Well let’s help get him sorted this year with a great looking suit that he doesn’t have to squeeze into. Manshop stocks a range of Big Men’s Clothes to fit all. From evening wear through to shirts, jackets, belts, and socks. They cater for all large sizes and will not disappoint.


Christmas is a time to be Jolly, and what better way to help
you get into that Jolly mood than a lovely glass of your favourite red or white wine. Good wines online, has an extensive range of great quality wines to choose from and even stock a vast range of Low Sulphite Wines for those with sulphite intolerance.


Christmas is also a time to be snug, cosy,
and relaxed whilst watching the snow falling around you, even better when you are indoors in the warm with a glass of mulled wine. Conservatories offer great views of the weather outside, and if snow is falling it makes a picturesque setting. However if your furniture is quite old with springs sticking out, it’s just not quite the same. Great Garden Products has a great range of Conservatory Furniture that will bring comfort and style to your conservatory, a fabulous present for your loved ones, and one they will never forget.

For the more adventurous out there who are
looking for a new hobby, or wish to get involved with sailing or power boats, why not surprise them with a boat tuition course. SEA 70, a North Wales based company offers both yacht sailing and power Boat Tuition North Wales by highly qualified skippers and crew who have many years of hand on experience. A great ideal that will keep them entertained for many a years.

Once qualified, the next step is getting the right
equipment for those treacherous weather conditions we constantly have in the UK. Network Yacht Chandlers offers awide range of Marine Clothes to keep you warm and dry whilst out on theocean waves. They also stock footwear and accessories along with other Chandlery equipment.



Still not sure what to get your nearest and dearest,
why not browse through a range of great gift ideas at www.duckworthsuk.com, they offer a wide range off gift sets, watches, Lighters, Jewellery and much, much more, there really is something there for everyone.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Outside Catering North Wales


Country Taste Outside Catering North Wales is truly remarkable. They offer a fantastic bespoke catering service for all occasions. All the food is freshly prepared on the day, and is delivered to your event in a personal and professional manner. Country Taste will create a menu to suit your taste and budge and will deliver throughout North Wales and further afield.

They also have run Baking days where you can practise your cooking skills in a lovely farmhouse kitchen in North Wales. You will enjoy a fun-filled creative morning of baking all sorts of delights, so that the next time you are hosting a dinner party you will be able to show off with your culinary skills.

Their Cake Boutique service is absolutely wonderful. Freshly baked cakes delivered to your home, office or workplace. They offer a wide variety of cakes and flavours for all.

If you are about to organise a special event, and want it to stand out from the rest, then Country Taste can help you with their beautiful selection of vintage china. Their vintage china and accessories is available to hire for special occasions and events.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Frers 60

This customer built Frers 60 foot cutter sailing boat is fantastic in every way. A German Frers that is based upon the design of the Mystic 60 design. The construction of this quality boat is remarkable paying attention to detail throughout.

She was custom built by the Southampton Yacht Services in 2000, and is still in the hands of the original owners, but is now ready to set sail under the command of a new owner.

This Frers 60 is fully equipped and no expense has been spared. She accommodates 8 people in 1 double and 6 single berths, in 4 cabins. The joinery throughout is mahogany with ebony inlay and madrona feature panels.

The gallery is fully equipped with a stainless steel 4-burner gas hob, electric oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer and double stainless steel sink.

She is powered by a Perkins Sabre 4-cylinder turbo-charged diesel engine.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Regina 38


If you are looking for a large cruising boat with ample space then the Regina 38 could be just what you are looking for.

The Regina 38 is a fabulous 38 foot cruising boat which is made to feel more like a 45 foot cruising boat. The pilothouse along with the cockpit has ample space and down below the saloon affords a 270-degree view whist your dining in style.

This Regina 38 is a great example built in 2007 and commissioned in 2008. It offers outstanding craftsmanship and attention to detail throughout. It really does have to be seen to e appreciated.

This particular boat is well presented, in great condition and has been truly looked after from day one.

The accommodation is luxurious with mahogany joinery, green upholstery throughout and ash clad ceilings. The Double V berth is in the focsle with ample storage, and the owner’s cabin has a very comfortable queen sized berth to port and seating opposite.

The gallery is equipped with fridge, cooker and twin s/s sinks and ample storage and corian work surfaces.

This fantastic cruising boat is powered by a Yanmar 4JJ4 4-cylinder 56hp diesel engine. It is an ideal boat made for cruisers who will spend a lot of time in higher latitudes where there is plenty of wind.

Whether you are planning to cross the North Sea or just cruise around your local coast the Regina 38 is an ideal boat made for all voyages.

Friday, October 08, 2010

SEALINE SC47

The Sealine SC47 is a luxury cruiser, extremely practical and stylish. It has a full sliding roof which has the benefits of a hardtop boat and also the capability to transform into an open top cruiser. It has a extra large windscreen which enables panoramic viewing.

The Sealine SC47 cruiser is extremely spacious with a large open plan cockpit and saloon which is ideal for entertaining.

The spacious accommodation has six berths, two cabins and the saloon which can be converted to make a third cabin making a twin bunk cabin.

The fully equipped gallery has everything you need to whip up those culinary delights for you and your guests. It is equipped with a 2 burner hob, combination microwave oven, stainless sink and huge 12v fridge.

This spectacular cruiser is powered by Twin Cummins Mercruiser SQB 5.9 480hp Supercharged diesel engine to get you where you want to go in no time at all.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Adjustacraft Mobility Aids - Enabling you to get your Freedom & Independence

Mobility aids, especially mobility scooters have become very popular in recent years. A mobility scooter can give people back their freedom and independence and enable them to get out and about and explore places and old haunts they used to visit. Even simple tasks like doing the shopping some people find hard work, but with the help of a mobility scooter these tasks will never be a problem again.

Adjustacraft in associating with Britannia mobility is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of mobility aids for the home and outdoors. They offer first class customer service and a nationwide delivery service. They aim to give their customers back their freedom and independence.

They have a wide range mobility aids including stairlifts, walk in baths, mobility scooters, rise and recliner chairs and adjustable sleep systems. They will ensure that their customers get the best possible care and intensive and ongoing training.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sealine SC35


The Sealine SC35 is known for being the winner of Motor Boat Monthly, Motor Boat and Yachting 2008 “Motor boat of the Year competition.” The SC35 has a very modern design both above deck and below. It’s both light and spacious giving a very generous amount of room for up to 8 guests on deck with a small outside galley for any small parties that could occur both on sea or docked at the shore. Above this area is a large convertible roof in the colour brown giving the boat an advantage in both hot sunny weather and cold rainy conditions.

Below the deck the accommodation is very generous too. The saloon includes everything that any owner or guest would want whilst sailing. There is a drinks cabinet and provision for TV, both electrical overhead lighting and portholes dotted around to allow natural light into the saloon. There are overhead lockers for any light valuables that want to be kept away, a table that is stuck to the floor to ensure safety whilst enjoying a meal even in rough conditions and even more storage underneath the saloon floor for any items that are too heavy for the overhead storage space.

Within the galley is perfect storage for all your cutlery and eating apparatus, an 80 litre fridge, overhead lighting, a gas oven and stove with two burners, a sink with mix taps and draining board. The on board galley has everything a kitchen at home would have but built perfectly for those on board conditions.

There are two cabins below deck with a very generous living area both with large double berths, portholes, overhead lighting and enough storage for all valuables and clothing that will be needed on the journey. The forward cabin has its very own en suite including a shower with technology such as a shower drain system, shaver sockets and manual sea water toilet system.

The Sealine SC35 is powered by 2 Volvo Penta Diesel D4 260hp engines (520hp in total), Duoprop sterndrive making this boat very efficient when traveling across the water.

Rinker 250 Fiesta Vee Powerboat


The Rinker 250 Fiesta Vee Powerboat is a great family sports boat, with the main advantage of a newly fitted diesel engine, aswell as a brand new cockpit cover from March 2007.

The accommodation within the Rinker 250 brings comfort to the family whilst on long journeys. There is a Large V double berth forward bringing comfort at night. There are also twin seater ports and starboard saloon seats delivering further comfort and allowing relaxation whilst sailing across the seas. Within the galley of the boat there is a single burner alcohol stove, a sink, and a 12v refrigerator. The Rinker 250 also has a sea water toilet with washbasin and a very large athwartship double berth aft.

Aswell as comfort the Rinker 250 Fiesta Vee Powerboat also aids with navigation across the sea with its VHF, Steering compass, log, depth reader, fish finder and its own GPS so the owner will always know the best place to be and the most efficient direction to travel.

The boat is being powered by a “General Motors” 190hp 6.2ltrs V8 diesel with a Mercruiser Bravo II leg. It also features an automatic fire extinguisher inside the engine just incase anything went wrong.

Mini Transat


The Mini Transat is an original boat built in 1999 and designed by Mark Mills. This exact boat has competed in many classe mini competitions as well as the royal southern double handed series. She also came first in the mini classe 2005 UK series. It is built using a carbon fibre foam sandwich for the hull, a canting fin and bulb keel, asymmetric daggerboards and finally twin rudders.

This Mini Transat is the perfect boat to start racing and competing in high speed races and the boat’s price is very attractive for a new comer. This tiny yacht has such an amazing build it can travel across waters with speeds of up to 22 knots allowing it to cross the English Channel in less than 5 hours.

Small yachts like this don’t actually have a great amount of living and sleeping area’s as they are designed purely for racing but this Mini Transat is one of the only yachts of its type to have a pipe cot and chart table, giving it an edge on luxury compared to other similar boats.

As this boat has been designed to compete in races the navigational aid is a great help to the boat. With Raymarine autopilot, wind speed/direction and speed/depth readers the pilot will know exactly what they are up against when away from home. It also has GPS system and compass to help with directions when miles away from anywhere.

To make sure this boat moves with speed there are 2 Water ballast tanks in aft sections which give the boat a boost when there is a lack of wind around and when windy conditions occur there are six sails that complete the job perfectly. These are the main sail, a fractional spinnaker, a mast head spinnaker, a jib, a code zero, a tri sail and finally a storm jib, allowing progression through all different conditions. All of these are supported by an Aluminum mast, a 3.5m carbon bow sprit and carbon boom.

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 33i


Jeanneau are known for their very high standard boats. The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 33i has a perfectly balanced sail and a large cockpit making it a great partner when sailing on the water.

On the deck of the Sun Odyssey 33i is the perfect amount of room to have people in the sun as well as working the sails to help manoeuvre this fantastic boat. Although this style of boat does not have a great amount of seating above deck, the inside definitely makes up for this minor problem.

Below the deck of the Sun Odyssey 33i is a very large living area featuring both living accommodation, sleeping areas and of course the food preparing area. The saloon offers two large settees running down either side of the boat, outboard there is a large set of corresponding lockers that run down the hull side giving the boat that extra bit of storage. There is one large wall separating the sleeping quarters from the living area, giving privacy when needed. But even with this door closed there is still a very large area covered in seating for friends and family to enjoy a meal whilst sailing across the water. As well as these there is a beautifully designed WC with a hot shower.

The whole interior is crafted with a Satin Teak finish and with the large amount of natural light that flows through the windows; the owner will be surrounded by a beautiful sight every time eyes are set on this boat.

This boat is powered by both sail and engine, on top of the deck is a Seldon mast with double spreaders and attached to this is an 80% battened classic polyester mainsail. Finally, below deck is a Yanmar 3YM20 21hp diesel engine. Shaft drive.

Princess 38


Princess boats are known throughout the boat building industry as they always deliver very high quality, durable boats. For example, this Princess 38 is one of their very high quality builds bringing the owner everything they could want from a boat, with perfect style. Each section of the boat is built perfectly and designed to suit the other areas of the boat. All of the interior design flows in terms of colour and proportion. As this specific Princess 38 has only had one owner since it was bought new she is well worth viewing. The construction of the boat is a GPR super structure and hull making it durable and long lasting.

The boat has a massive living area. Within this area are two decks. The lower deck has got two separate cabins, one has a double berth and one has two single berths. Initially designed for a family of two adults and two children, or even 2 couples but one would have to take to single beds. The living areas are very generous with space and have a great design to them. Although they look very basic it is the perfect amount of storage and space for anyone to keep their belongings there whilst sailing and exploring the seas.
Alongside these cabins is a WC complete with toilet, shower cubicle and a sink unit.
Finally on the lower deck is the galley where all the food is prepared. This is complete with a twin burner cooker and oven, a microwave, a fridge and a twin sink unit.

The upper deck is complete with a saloon that has been designed with a blue leather design and a light cherry wood finish to give it that extra high quality style.
The Princess 38 also has a high amount of navigational aids including a Raymarine C120 Chartplotter at helm, and Raymarine Raydome radar. There is also a great autopilot system with a remote control that gives the boat the extra touch of class enabling the pilot to begin the boat without even being at the cockpit.

Powering the Princess 38 are two Volvo Penta 370 hp engines delivering a top speed off between 30 and 33 knots. The engine model is the Volvo TAMD 63P.

Azure AZ 279


This Azure AZ 279 is as good as new when bought as it only has the factory tested hours on the clock. The boat itself looks very nice, it has a great modern look to the outside and the interior of the boat is also very modern. Although the outside of the boat doesn’t look like it can seat many people, the boat itself can comfortably hold up to around 10 people without anyone squeezing in, giving the boat a great chance to host small parties or family gatherings whilst cruising around the bay.

The accommodation within this Azure AZ 279 looks very welcoming as there is a large 2 berth cubby cabin with separate head compartments allowing maximum comfort when drifting on the seas. Also the Azure AZ 279 has lifting bolsters for helm and passenger seats. The boat includes a nice WC with a wash basin as well as a toilet. The galley on board the AZ 279 includes a fridge and a sink.
The piloting area looks very modern and has a high spec system where all the controls lie. It has been finished with colours that flow perfectly together with the rest of the interior of the boat and just gives it a perfect appearance.

The boat is being powered by a 5.7 GXI Volvo penta, with stainless steel duo props. This boat would be great for someone who enjoys having groups of people with them who would enjoy a nice cruise across the bay with both comfort and speed. The price tag is very inviting for younger members who want to experience a perfect boat, and because the boat is almost new, it will drive like a dream.

Sweden Yachts 45


The Sweden Yachts 45 is a very fast easy to sail yacht that is matched for both serious sailing and gentle cruising and is particularly suited for shorthanded sailing or as a husband and wife team. She offers great balance of style and performance.

The accommodation comprises of a large double berth on the fore-end and the heads with shower is on the Port side. The en-suite heads compartment is very spacious with a toilet, hand basin, vanity unit and shower.

The main saloon is equipped with a large horseshoe shaped settee, dining table and another bench settee allowing 8 people to dine in comfort. This can also be used as a single berth.

The gallery has a gimballed oven and hob, microwave oven, storage lockers, draws and cupboards in the sides. There is a large counter work top for food preparation with a large chiller/fridge unit underneath.

The stern section which extends under the cockpit has two double cabins. Both have good headroom, hanging lockers and draws.

The engine is an ‘i a Volvo Penta MD22P 4 cyclinder diesel 59hp’.

The Sweden Yachts 45 combines excellent sailing characteristics with first class design and craftsmanship.

Beneteau First 260 Spirit


The Beneteau First 260 Spirit offers elegance, functional comfort and high performance that comes from the 9/10th fractional rig and a long waterline length.

She has outstanding features that are normally associated with larger vessels. These included an inboard diesel engine, totally separate heads, clean lines and a streamlined coach roof.

She has been with the current owners for 3 years and they purchased her from the original owners. Her new owners have upgraded the electronics, fitted a twin burner gas stove and grill and added other features.

She is powered by a Single Volve Penta MD 2010-C 10hp diesel engine. Shaft-driven 2-blade propeller.

A survey report from 2007 is available to view.

Searanger 448


Searanger have been building boats since 1994. They have a team of highly dedicated boat builders who continue to build boats to the highest standards.

The Searanger 448 is no exception. Located at Network Yacht Brokers in South Devon this classic motor yacht was built in 1997 and has immense strength and is very easy to manoeuvre with its twin props and bow thrusters. It has large displacement and stabilisers making her very sea friendly in any weather conditions.

Originally owned by the owner of Kip Marina, and purchased by its recent owner in 2007. She has recently been returned to the Searanger factory for a complete renovation. And she has come back looking as sprightly and shiny as new.

She can accommodate 6 people in 2 doubles and 2 single berths in 3 cabins excluding the saloon. Blue leather upholstery, American cherry interior joinery and beige carpets and curtains.

The gallery is fully equipped with an electric 4-burner ceramic hob and microwave oven, 2 refrigerators and a stainless steel sink.

She is powered by twin Volvo TAMD73P 6-cyclinder 430hp diesel engines.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Nimbus 380 Commander

Nimbus are one of the most well respected boat builders in Europe, being recognised for building high quality, well built boats and using modern production methods and traditional craftsmanship. These boats offer exceptional comfort, innovative design and high safety standards.

The accommodation on the Nimbus 380 Commander comprises of the main cabin which includes 2 x large vee berths with under storage and teak shelving around berths, wardrobe, cupboard and under bunk storage and TV/DVD. The guest cabin has a double berth bed, wardrobe, cupboard and under storage and a lovely airforce blue carpet.

This glorious boat also includes many other exciting features and really needs to be seen in the flesh to appreciate its fantastic craftsmanship.

Its overall length is 10,3m and a 3,4m beam and this magnificent boat is powered by 2 x Volvo Penta Penta diesel engines each with 230HP.

Jeanneau Prestige 46


Jeanneau is renowned for delivering high quality boats and the Jeanneau Prestige 46 is no exception. This sleek high performance power boat is great to drive and is also designed for cruising.

This stylish boat is very spacious and could easily accommodate different groups in various areas of the boat.

The saloon is very spacious, bright with seating to the port, and a large folding saloon coffee table to starboard. The stunning upholstery is cream leatherette with biscuit colored carpets and the joinery is cherry red.

The accommodation is both interior and exterior. The owner’s cabin has a large island style double berth, en-suite heads compartment with electric wc, hand basin & shower. There are another twin/double berths in separate cabins with shower compartment. And to ensure a good night’s sleep all berth are equipped with 4-layer mattresses.

The gallery is extremely well equipped with a 3 burner stainless steel gas hob, microwave, fridge freezer and two stainless steel sinks. It also boasts a dining area opposite the helm station.

This fantastic cruiser is powered by Twin Cummins QSC 8.3 turbo-charged 6-cylinder 500 hp diesel engines

Landau 20 Cruiser


On the look out for a luxury cruiser fishing boat.... Then look no further, the The Landau 20 Cruiser is built by Hunter Boats for the Landau Launch Company, which won a 1998 motorboat design competition.

The construction is built in GRP and based on a unique hull form designed by top yacht designer David Thomas. And they are renowned for providing exceptional stability at high speeds especially when turning. If you are on the look out for a dry versatile boat then this is the one for you.

The accommodation comprises of two settee berths, with removable saloon table and good storage above the settees.

The gallery comprises of a twin burner gas stove with a locker below, a stainless steel sink and a manual fresh water pump.

This spectacular fishing boat is powered by a Suzuki auxiliary engine 4HP.

Find out more about the Landau 20 Cruiser fishing boat

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Boats for Sale from Network Yacht Brokers Dartmouth

The Dartmouth office of Network Yacht Brokers have a range of stunning boats available from their brokerage you read their latest news at Yacht Brokers Dartmouth. Recently they have been talking about a Frers 60, Nelson 42, and Rodman1250 Fisher Pro. Network Yacht Brokers are a leading group of Yacht Brokers with offices around the UK.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

North Wales Hair Dressing


There are so many different fashions and styles going on at the moment from bold, bright patterns and vintage florals to casual grudge. The best way to get the full effect of whatever style your going for this season is to have a hairstyle that matches. Like to change your style? No worries, many staple and easily changeable hairstyles are in fashion right now as well.

It’s proven that your hairstyle is one of the main things people notice about you, so you need a hairstyle that suits you, a nice shiny hairstyle to match your nice shiny personality!

If you are going for the vintage/floral look this summer then the best thing to do is keep it natural. Shades of honey and brown, even a splash of red go really well with this style. Girls with uncontrollable curls, stop trying to tame them! Big hair and big sunnies are very in this season. If you are very daring then you could opt for a pixie cut- uber fashionable and keeps you cool as you don’t have all that hair on your neck, but remember you need an oval or very thin face shape for this style. Johnny Depp-esque high cheekbones help too, so do ask your hairdresser if you have the right face before you commit to this one. You don’t have to chop you hair off to keep cool, tie all your hair up and place in an oversized straw hat for a vintage effect, or tie in two cute bunches!

Long silky straight hair goes well with many styles, especially paired with big, full fringe. This look is not just easy to create, but very striking and effective- You will definitely stand out from the crowd!

If you do decide to dye your hair this summer remember -if you have darker skin, stick to colder shades such as dark browns and blacks, and if you are of lighter complexion warmer shades will suit you better (e.g. blondes and reds).

What ever you decide to do, you will need to be able to trust your hairdresser, and you will most definitely need to know a hairdresser that is reputable. Look no further, for your North Wales hair dressing needs, visit TH1 hairdressers in Bangor. TH1 is a very popular salon in the heart of Bangor, North Wales. They have a huge client list and they can help you decide on the perfect style or hair colours to suit you face and skin tone.

Non Surgical Beauty Treatments


TH1 beauty provides a variety of different beauty treatments, such as body treatments, facials, hand and feet treatments and many more. These treatments range between £10 - £100.

At the moment, there are numerous popular treatments that you can have. One of the most popular treatments to have is a full body massage. This treatment relaxes you, it treats the skin and it improves blood circulation. The cost of this treatment varies between £28 - £46.

Facial treatments are also very popular. A good facial treats your skin of any impurities; there are many different variations of facials available depending on preference and skin type. A facial is a great way to relax and de-stress. Facials can delay the onset of wrinkles by relaxing the facial muscles. TH1 Beauty can provide you with specific facials or anti ageing facials, these come at a price of £41 - £50. Facials also remove the outer layer of cells (epidermis) of the skin along with pollutants. TH1 Beauty also provides make-up treatments to help you relax, the prices for these range between £20 - £30.

TH1 Beauty also provides popular hand and feet treatments, like manicures and pedicures. These are also very popular as they are one of the cheaper options (£10-£30) but they do benefit your skin by making your skin look younger and they do have a long lasting effect, however they do make your toes and fingers look glamorous, also, manicures and pedicures hydrate feet, hands, nails and knuckles; and the massage that accompanies the manicures and pedicures will help to improve the health of the skin by increasing blood circulation.

Spray tanning is another very popular treatment that has taken off in the last few years. People use this so they are brown all year long regardless of the weather! Spray tans have been proven to be better than using creams or lotions and also because it’s a spray it covers your skin evenly leaving no blotchy areas. TH1 can provide this at a price of £15 - £30.

As you can see, there are many popular beauty treatments available nowadays to treat yourself, a friend or a family member to. And all these are available at TH1 Salon, a very popular Bangor Beauty Salon.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Smokers Choice Guide



We have put together this great little website which covers a wide range of information regarding tobacco, the history of tobacco, tobacco regions and a look at some tobacco accessories that are required for certain smokers.

Whether you are a cigarette smoker, a pipe smoker, or you like to roll your own cigarettes you will most certainly find some interesting facts about where tobacco comes from and how it has become a very popular sought after product all over the world.
Smokers Choice Guide covers some very interesting facts about the process of tobacco cultivation, an in-depth look at different tobacco types, along with other interesting tobacco facts.

We have also put together some great tobacco articles to further broaden your knowledge about this very popular produce.

If you are interested in viewing a wide range of tobacco products ow wish to buy tobacco visit uktobacco.co.uk. uktobacco is a family run tobacconist since 1926 which has grown extensively over the years and now has a large customer base both in the UK and overseas.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

UK Business Services


UK Business Services blog is a fantastic resource offering information on all the best places to do business in the United Kingdom, from Yacht Chartering services, Fine Wine to Coffee machines and supplies. UKBS covers a broad range of business categories that make for very interesting reading material with a lot of informative information that is written with completely unique content.

Please take some time to visit UK Business Services Blog

Monday, April 26, 2010

Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block - South African Wine Review

South Africa has a history of wine making that dates back to 1659. They produce some of the world’s top quality wines, and at one point Constantia was considered to be one of the greatest wines in the world. Wine production in South Africa is focused around Cape Town, Paarl, Stellenbosch and Worchester.

Wines from South Africa must be 100% grapes from their designated areas to be within the (Wine of Origin) WO system.

A very popular wine to come out of South Africa in recent years is Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block.

A Luscious South African Wine from Franschoek. This award winning wine is very smooth, rich and delicious. A blend of 5 traditional French grapes consisting of 69% Syrah, 12% Grenache Noir, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cinsault and 2% Viognier, resulting in dark chocolate flavours and good fruit.

Prduced by Boekenhoutskloof an independent family owned winery run by Marc Kent is delighted to acknowledge the Boekenhoutskloof - The Chocolate Block as one of their most popular wines. Marc Kent has won numerous John Platter 5 stars awards for their two flagship wines, Boekenhoutskloof Syrah and Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon.

This wine has an ABV of 14.5%, is a 2008 vintage and is packaged in a 75cl bottle. Sulphite level is very low. This wine in made in limited quantities and is very difficult to find, however if you are interested in this wine or other South African Wines - take a look at the goodwineonline website.

A delicious wine that has seen great success in the UK.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Clothes for the Larger Man

For those Gents out there who require larger size clothes then let me tell you about this fantastic shop based in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. A family run business by two brothers in law with a total of 60 years experience behind them in the menswear business.

Manshop offers a great selection of menswear garments online or you can pop down to their shop and browse through their clothing range.

They have sizes ranging from 36”- 58” chest, 60” waist and up to 23” neck. Their extensive catalogue of men’s garments include underwear to outerwear, Jockey Y fronts and Tanga briefs up to a 60” waist, large socks, so you don’t get the furrows in you leg (not a good look), and shoes up to a size 15.

What ever your requirements Manshop will be able to help you, and if you can’t find what you are looking for online then give them a call, they will be more than happy to assist your requirements. They also have some great offers on 2 trousers or 2 shirts.

Customer ordering online will be entitled to a 10% discount. They also offer free delivery for orders over £60.00. Anything under £60.00 will have a shipping and handling charge of £4.99.

To view an extensive range of big men’s clothes have a look through their online catalogue.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

World Cup Wines

World Cup Wines is our unique website offering our readers a fine selection of wines and a brief history about their origin as well as a small review about some of the teams that will be competing in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Whether you prefer Red Wine or White Wine we are able to offer you a wide variety of wines to enjoy whilst watching your favourite teams compete in the world cup. What better way to enjoy a World Cup Match!!

We offer world cup team statistics which looks at; world cup wins, appearances and best world cup results. Other information includes; world cup group listings, first round games, and game dates and a review of the team history.

Our wine selection includes a variety of wines from different countries around the world. All our wines have been given a small review and a history about the wine producing industry of their country.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Luxury Yacht Charter

Luxury yacht charter is just the thing to cheer you up during those winter months. Just a couple of hours away for the UK by air the sun drenched Costa Blanca of Spain awaits!
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Thursday, April 08, 2010

TH1 Hair and Beauty Salon, Bangor North Wales

TH1 Hair and Beauty Salon is a revolutionary new Hair and Beauty salon based in Bangor, North Wales. Housed in a restored old Welsh chapel which has been converted to a modern bright and inspiring new hair salon, the premises alone are breathtaking. TH1 Hair and Beauty offers relaxed surroundings designed with your comfort in mind.

North Wales Hairdressers TH1 is the only salon in the area which offers NANOMAX amongst it's many services. This is a revolutionary hair treatment that restores hair to its natural glory.

TH1 Hairderssers offers first class service to all clients ranging from Cut and Finish and Re-styles. Start with a full consultation prior to your appointment, where advice is provided on what style suites your face, the latest looks, your lifestyle, your colouring. Once your style has been created advice will also be proveded on how to maintain it at home and the best products to keep you looking good.

Add a touch of colour - What ever takes your fancy, from High Lites to Low Lites, from foils to slices, from re-touching and balance to colour correction, from roots to full heads, TH1 Hairdressers can create the perfect colour to give you a lift and your hair some light.

Night in, a special occasion or just because you feel like a change - TH1 Hairdressers can create the best style to suit your needs. Specially tailored Wedding packages are also available which include bride, bridesmaids and mother of the bride. Price includes a rehearsal.

Fancy Some Curls, spirals, waves, soft, straight. TH1 Hairdressers uses the revolutionary Paul Brown Straight perm to astonishing effect and the latest volume, curly and spiral perms for lasting results.

North Wales Beauty Salon TH1 offers a wide range of treatments for body, skin, hair, hands, feet and general well being. We also offer more advanced treatments such as Botox, Dermal fillers, and Chemical skin peels.

You will always leave our Salon feeling good, looking great having received the best customer service around.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dessert Wines

Dessert wines are a staple of traditional dining, and for a reason. They have a purpose beyond simply having something sweet to drink whilst you consume your dessert. In fact, they can actually enhance the taste of your dessert. Whatever the situation, it is important that the right dessert wine is chosen to compliment your sweet, a decision that (when done properly) is guaranteed to satisfy and impress you and your guests.

Surprisingly, sweet wines can be happily consumed with courses other than dessert. For example, they are luscious when consumed with almond biscuits or pâté (the French Sauternes is traditionally partnered with fois gras). Other sweet wines can actually be the dessert themselves: it all depends on the taste you wish to create and the mood you wish to enhance.

The most important rule to remember is that the wine must be sweeter than the meal. Otherwise, after a mouthful of sweet pudding (e.g. chocolate), the wine will taste dry, which is undesired. It is therefore important to sample both dessert and wine (in that order) before deciding on the course of culinary action to be taken. It is for this reason that a sweet wine enhances the taste of the dessert: if the wine is sweeter than the dessert, the dessert will be so easy to eat, not at all sickly, in comparison to the sipped wine. If you have trouble finding a wine sweet enough for certain desserts, such as sticky toffee pudding or sweet chocolate mousse, it may be worth drinking a fortified wine such as Port or Madeira alongside them instead of a dessert wine.

Perhaps the most famous dessert wine is "Sauternes" from the Bordeaux region of France. The winemaking techniques employed at the vineyards here are some of the most complex on the planet, as they use a method called "noble rot". Sounds disgusting...but it is this noble rot that produces a naturally sweet wine, with no added sugar or alcohol. Grapes are left on the vine for much longer than is usual, allowing a fungus (Botrytis cinerea) to develop. This fungus ‘extracts’ water from the grapes, giving them an extremely high sugar concentration, whilst imparting flavours of honeysuckle and peaches to the must. The conditions needed to produce such a phenomenon must be exact, usually entailing misty morning and hot afternoons.


Another recommended dessert wine to be explored is the Hungarian Tokay wine (Tokaji). Tokay is in fact a much older noble rot wine than Sauternes, and is world famous for being produced only in small quantities, and for its distinctive flavour and sweetness. Throughout history, Tokay has been the favourite of many notable people, including the composers Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt, and Johann Strauss.