Good Website Designs

Hello all!

 

I was thinking of making another blog and have been faffing around for the past two hours, trying to find the right design and layout.

To me, the design and layout of a website is so important as it determines whether or not it is worth visiting and reading through.

If a website doesn’t have much use of color and imagery you you would lose interest straight away, as there is nothing to grab your attention and draw you in!

It is good to have a main focus on a website such as a banner, a main picture or bold text.

As this would not only interest you but it would make the website look professional!

Whilst working away lately, I saw some great website designs that really stood out to me!

Several of them being:

annuity comparison – Check out their front page! I was drawn in instantly by their bold text and color usage! This is a perfect example of a professional and well built website. If looking for layout ideas for your site I would definitely recommend following the link to get inspiration from these guys.

http://crystaller.com/ – I love that they have their customer reviews on their homepage and a large image to really grab your attention! The bold text really stand out and looks professional which tells you that they have paid a lot of attention to their presentation. Check out how good their reviews are!

http://abqhomebuyer.com – Their current homepage image is stunning and really caught my eye! They have an easy way for you to search their website and offers on their homepage making their website really easy to navigate! If you’re looking to make a website, easy navigation is a must! Check out the link to see examples!

Check these sites out and see what you think!

What do you look for when visiting a website, and what is ‘a good website’ to you?

Remember the key to a successful business is a good website!

 

 

The Joys Of Going To The Dentist

I recently went to the dentist as I have been suffering with terrible tooth pains lately.

I told the receptionist I had a slight confession…

I haven’t been in for… 5 years!

Oh my goodness, how terrible is that!

I just.. forgot to go!

After realizing I need to make an appointment I was seen, and told that I need a tooth put and 3 fillings!

Eeeeek!

Pretty much everyone I know is like me, and has a great fear of going to the dentists.

I researched online to look at dentists what have great reviews and offer a wide range of services and I came across – http://goodbyedentures.ca/ and after reading their reviews it put me at ease and I would love to have my work done with them!

 

A Rant About Gardening

Do you know what I really can’t stand? Gardening!

I work all day and then come home to do the cooking and cleaning, when do I have time to maintain the garden?

I couldn’t think of anything worse!

To make it worse I suffer severely with hay fever so cutting the grass is a major chore for me as it takes me triple the time as I have to keep stopping to blow my nose and sit indoors for a bit.

It’s really not how I plan to spend my free time!

A friend sent me a link to a great company called –Aaron’s Finest Landscaping who will do the work for you!

How great would that be?!

The good thing is, they offer a free quote and offer many services that will benefit you.

From their website you can see a gallery of their work and many reviews from previous customers which are all great.

Finally I have found a solution, and can spend my free time relaxing rather than worrying about the garden!

 

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15 Things We All Believed As Kids

Apart from believing in Father Christmas, the tooth fairy and the Easter bunny and so on.. There are many other things that most of us believed as children. 

See if any of these ring a bell..

1. If you swallow chewing gum it will get wrapped around your heart, and stay in your stomach for seven years.

2. If you eat your crusts you will get curly hair.

3. When in the bath, have your feet at the tap end. Because a monster lives in the plug hole and it could come out.

4. When an actor died in a film they died in real life as well.
5. If you misbehave the bogey man will come and take you away.
6. Your cuddly toys came to life when you weren’t there.
7. Duvets and blankets protected you from monsters.
8. Visiting your grandparents was the best treat ever, and you would look forward to the big home made meals and the mountain of sweet treats!
9. You could never have too many stuffed toys, and would never grow too old for them.
10. The opposite gender was ‘smelly’ and you wouldn’t be seen dead talking to them.
11. If you tell lies your nose will grow longer.
12. If you sat too close to the TV you would get square eyes.
13. Members of your family could easily pinch your nose off your face with one grab.
14. If you hold a buttercup under your chin, and your chin glows yellow then you love butter.
14. The five second rule – if you drop food on the floor, you can still pick it up and eat it before 5 seconds.
(Who else still believes this one? Just me? Oh..)
 
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Advice For Models

Hello everyone!

Today I would like to share my post on advice for new models, or people thinking about getting into the modelling industry.

I have been modelling for a few months now and have taken on many paid commercial shoots, extras work and other assignments.

Believe me, being a model is no easy ride. It can involve working unsociable hours, working with people who aren’t the kindest, travelling quite far, and dealing with difficult people. And of course I have to make sure I always eat healthy and look after my body and skin!

Breaking into the modelling industry seems impossible for models who are just starting. You know that it is something you have dreamt of doing, but how do you get into it?

My tips for getting started are:

1. Find out what type of modelling you would like to do. Would you like to do fashion modelling? Catalogue? Or even TV and film? Choose something you are comfortable with as knowing what category you wish to do is a huge step.

2. Create a portfolio. It doesn’t have to be huge, it just needs to include a variety of images, showing you naturally without make up, as well as close up. It is also a good idea to include a black and white image, a photo of you in your own clothes and every day make up, showing your personality, and you in a style which is out of your comfort zone, such as a grunge style, or trying out a simple, elegant look.
It is always a good idea to make an appointment with a photographer and stylist, to get your images taken by a professional, and your hair and make up done professionally.
This will show the contrast of your look, and how you can adapt for various shoots. It is good to have a CD made of your photos so you can apply to jobs easily online, and also a paper portfolio, with your images printed and presented in a book so you can take to castings. Do not spend loads of money! Once you have a few images that are awesome, you can take part in TFP shoots (Time for print) which means you can meet up with photographers and get photos done, and they give you the photos for free, as long as they can use the images for their portfolio. This is a good idea for the beginning of your modelling career as it gives you experience and you don’t have to pay out.

3. If you want to go freelance, search for casting and booking platforms that you can join up too. Or if you want to be put forward for jobs without searching for them, then sign up to an agency.

4. Be yourself. It is completely normal to be nervous, but try and relax, and remember how much you want this. The camera will spot your fear a mile off, so take a deep breath and remember to breathe. When going to castings, enjoy it! Live for the moment and let the camera see how much you are enjoying yourself. This will go a long way.

5. Always tell someone where you are going, and don’t be afraid to ask the director if you can bring someone along with you.

I am still only just starting my modelling career, but I have already had many experiences good and bad, so wish you all the best, and remember to be safe!

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When Did You Feel Grown Up?

When does the time come when we wake up one day and feel like an adult..

I remember living at home and I used to pretty much live within the four walls of my bedroom. My mum used to call me horizontal Hetti as I was always lying down watching TV in bed. I would never get up and do anything unless I was going out because I had too.

I thought maybe once I left college, left home and started working full time I would feel grown up. But it doesn’t feel like it’s got to that point yet.

I still have mood swings and can throw tantrums and sometimes I just want to build a den and hide there instead of going to work.

But some people never feel grown up. I guess the responsibilities of having kids or getting married can make a big difference but who knows?

I know many people in there 40’s/50’s plus who are much more immature than I am, and act like massive kids. And it’s great! They are just being themselves and aren’t worried about fitting in with society’s expectations of behaviour. 

I still feel very young but that can change depending on who I am with at the time.

I wonder if we ever feel ‘grown up’..

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Children’s Shows From The 90’s

When I come across the current day kids TV shows, it brings me back to my childhood years. It is surprising how much children’s daytime television has actually changed over the years. Here is a list of my 43  favourite kids shows from when I was young: 

1. Bodger & Badger Who couldn’t love this show? I thought it was hilarious, and I only ate mash potato at dinner times because badger did! This show is the reason I didn’t turn my nose up at it.

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2. Playdays Oh how I loved Whybird and this program, it kept me entertained for hours!

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3. Rosie & Jim This had an annoyingly catchy theme tune which I would sing along too.

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5. Raggy Dolls This program was set in a doll factory, and dolls were put into the reject bin if they were not ‘perfect’ the dolls then came to life when humans were not around. The theme tune to this program reassured children that it’s okay to be different and not fit in with everybody else. If you listen to the words it’s actually really inspiring.

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6. Mr Men As well as never missing an episode of Mr Men, I had every single book and would read one before bedtime every night.

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7. Spider Arhh I have always been terrified of spiders, but this program made the fear slightly easier.

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8. Williams Wish Wellingtons Ahh young William, and his magical red welly boots, that granted him any wish he wanted when he was wearing them. If only that could be true!

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9. Topsy & Tim This included every day things such as going shopping and swimming, and revolved around the two siblings and their lives.

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10. Mr Benn This is a good one to look back on, because this was before the times of moving cartoons and images. This show consists of just drawings and voice overs. There are no moving images at all. The program was about Mr Benn who had a new job and outfit every day and would keep taking on a new role such as a spaceman.

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11. Tots TV I’m at Tot ‘Je Suis Un Tot. Tilly, Tom and Tiny! Whilst hard to understand at times, these characters were adorable!

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12. Pinky And The Brain This show was about two mice in a lab. Brain was smart, whilst Pinky was not so intelligent. Brain was always trying to take over the world but always failed somewhat.

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13. Come Outside The sweet auntie Mabel and her dog Pippin, always went on a new adventure every day. This show was to teach children about the world and different environments. It was both fun and educational.

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14. Spot The Dog A learning show where Spot would have adventures. This dog was extremely popular, and the TV show was made in addition to the books.

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15. Scooby Doo Another really popular program where a group of friends – Daphne, Fred, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby Doo, would go on missions to uncover the truth and resolve mysteries in the mystery van. Those meddling kids.. scooby-doo-scooby-doo-25193307-1456-1092 16. Arthur This show was about an 8 year old animal character Arthur and his friends, and showed how they interacted with each other. This was an educational program.

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17. Rainbow Rainbow consisted of characters including Zippy, George, Bundle and Geoffrey. The program included lots of songs and stories.

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18. Oakie Doke Oakie Doke was a friendly character made up of an acorn head and lead body. He lived in an oak tree and everyone in the forest looked up to him, because he would always sort any problems out. OAKIE 19. Bump The Elephant Bump was a clumsy elephant who always had a plaster on his forehead. He had a little friend called Birdie who was a bluebird and would give Bump advice to stop being so clumsy. bump3 20. The Wild Thornberrys This show was educational and is about a family who travel all around the world filming exotic animals. The main character Eliza can speak to the animals and her best friend is a monkey. WILD 21. Bananas In Pyamas The two twin bananas B1 and B2 live in a neighbourhood with their friends. They all have different jobs, and have adventures together. BA 22. Barney Barney was a big purple dinosaur who had many dinosaur friends. He sent out educational messages throughout the song and danced.

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23. ZZZap I thought this program was ever so fun as it was like a big comic that had come to life. It showed different clips of various things.

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24. Mona The Vampire Mona and her friends always go on new adventures where they imagine the supernatural and fight against them. They all look like normal children, until they are faced with the supernatural and then their real selves are shown.

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25. Catdog This program was so weird as it was about conjoined brothers, one which was cat and one a dog.

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26. Cow And Chicken Cow and chicken are two very unlikely siblings with human parents. The program was very funny and random. COW 27. Dennis The Menace One of my favourites! A bunch of rebellious kids, who annoy their parents and are always getting into trouble. Dennis causes absolute chaos and his parents are never happy with him. But it sure gave us a  laugh to watch!

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28. Dexters Lab Dexter is a boy genius with a secret lab which he creates his inventions in. He has a sister called Dee-Dee who always finds a way into the lab even though Dexter tries to keep her out. Dexter-dexters-laboratory-13130849-445-567 29.The Flinstones This show was based in the stone she and shows a working class family and how they live their lives. Fred Flinstone had a best friend called Barney who was his neighbour and they would always hang out together, also with both of their wives.

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30. Fireman Sam This show is about Sam and his fellow fireman and the people that live in the town with them. Sam is always there to save the day when something goes wrong.

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31. Huxley Pig Huxley is a pig who would always dream about adventures. He had a friend called Sam who was a seagull, and when Huxley went off into a daydream Sam would be able to speak.

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32. Hey Arnold Arnold is a kid who lives with his grandparents and the show focuses on him and his friends in their day to day lives.

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33. Johnny Bravo Johnny bravo is a beefcake of a man, muscular with a big blonde hairdo, and he is always trying to hit on women.

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34. Kipper The Dog Kipper is a talking orange dog with many friends. He is very kind and has a best friend called Tiger. Kipper 35. Meg And Mog Meg is a witch who is always casting spells that never seem to go to plan. She has a best friend called Mog who is a cat. A typical witches best friend.

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36.Postman Pat Pat is a friendly postman who always takes the time to chat with his neighbours whilst on the job. He has a black and white cat called Jess.

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37.Paddington Bear Paddington was obsessed with marmalade, and carried a battered suitcase around with him. He wore a blue coat and had a red hat.

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38. Pingu The cute little penguin and his family. This show was about Pingu and his life, playing with his friends, and communicating in penguin language that we couldn’t understand, but it was fun to watch.

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39.The Powderpuff Girls Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup are three sisters that all have different superpowers. Their father is a scientist and their mayor is always calling them to come and help by fighting criminals such as the evil monkey Mojo Jojo with their powers.

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40. Rugrats Rugrats is a show based on a group of toddlers called: Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil and Tommy’s big sister Angelica. The toddlers always seem to get up to mischief, and Angelica is a bit of a minx.

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41. Rupert The Bear Rupert was known for wearing a red jumper, bright yellow checked trousers with a matching scarf. Rupert lived with his parents and had lots of animal friends.

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42. Bear In The Big Blue House I loved this program and the goodbye song where bear used to sing to the moon featured at the end of each episode always used to make me sad.

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43. Brum This cheeky little yellow car, with eyes made of headlights, used to drive itself around everywhere when it’s owners back was turned. Brum expressed himself by controlling his doors and bonnet and making typical car noises. Brum-pedal-car-md

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14 Reasons You Absolutely Must Go Clothes Shopping

1. It’s on sale

Even though you already have a billion jumpers in every colour possible, this new jumper is on sale and is such a bargain, you’d be silly not to buy it! Right?!

2. It’s perfect for all seasons

This will look good in the summer and the winter! Due to it’s easy ability to go well with anything.

3. The price cut

At £60 you can understand why no one wants to buy that dress. But at 40% off, look at how amazing it is!

4. There’s an event coming up

Even though you have a gazillion outfits in your wardrobe, three quarters of which you have barely worn; you need a new outfit for the wedding/part or whatever it is you are attending.

5. I’ve wanted this forever

Well, since I have just seen it in the shop window..

6. I can wear it with everythingggg

It can be dressed up and down, and it can be worn smart or casual! It’s perfect!

7. I can always return it

It’s best for me to try it on at home with all my other clothes. Hell if I don’t like it, I can always take it back! Like that ever happens..

8. But I shouldn’t really be spending this much money.

Ah never mind, I’ll starve for the next week or cancel that night out. These shoes are so worth it!

9. I’ve had such a stressful week

I deserve to buy this, I need a major pick me up!

10. It’s payday

I have so much money. Who cares if I spend £200 in one shop? I have all the money in the world right now.

11. It’s not exactly the right size

Oh who cares? I’ll lose a couple of pounds so I can fit into it. Or if it’s too big, oversized is the new look right?

12. It will never get old

This piece is a classic, and will never go out of fashion. Therefore I must have it!

13. Didn’t Kim Kardashian wear something similar? I’m sure she did.

This outfit must be good..

14. I don’t have that colour

Yes I have 32 pairs heels, but I’m pretty sure I don’t have this colour, I must have them as it’s bound to go with that dress I have.. somewhere.

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Things Your Mother Used To Say To You

Do you ever look back at your childhood and think about the things your mum used to always say to you?

Here are some of the things I can remember my mum saying to me.

1. Go to your room

2. Wait and see

3. Ask your father

4. Say pardon, not ‘what’

5. Back in my day

6. What did your last slave day of?

7. No pudding until you’ve eaten all your dinner

8. I’ve told you so many times

9. You’ll have someones eye out with that

10. If someone asked you to jump off a cliff, would you?

11. I want never gets

12. Trust me, it will all end in tears

13. If you eat all your carrots, you’ll be able to see in the dark

14. Who is she, the cats mother?

15. Don’t pull that face, if the wind changes it will stay like that forever

16. If you sit that close to the TV you’ll get square eyes

17. Don’t say I didn’t warn you

18. Take your coat off when you get inside or you won’t feel the benefit when you go outside

19. Close the door, you weren’t born in a barn

20. Because I said so

21. There is no such word as can’t

22. I don’t care if your dying, you’re going to school

Who remembers their mum saying similar things?