Britain’s best manor houses to visit within 90 minutes of London

England is truly a magnificent keeper of its heritage, one that lives in the bricks and mortar of these amazing manor houses. And you can visit them. If only walls could talk:

1Ightham Mote, Kent

Igtham Mote, Kent was hailed by David Starkey as “one of the most beautiful and interesting of English country houses”.

Six miles south of Sevenoaks, this 14th-century moated manor house is one of the Garden of England’s hidden gems. A former home to Medieval knights and Victorian society figures, it’s surrounded by the most tranquil of gardens with an orchard, small lakes and woodland walks that meander off into the surrounding countryside.

The historian David Starkey, impressed by its atmospheric central courtyard, the house’s Great Hall, crypt, and Tudor painted ceiling, has described it as “one of the most beautiful and interesting of English country houses”.

Owned by the National Trust since 1985, it’s worth a visit for the estate that surrounds it alone. Three designated walks take in all the flora and fauna of the Kent countryside, through an ancient bluebell wood or past 19th-century hopper’s huts and even the natural spring that feeds the moat.

A particular delight is to wander south, away from the house, climb a five-bar gate and stumble across one of the most charming village cricket pitches imaginable. The English countryside at its best.

Tickets: vary but up to £11 for the whole property during peak times of spring/summer.

2Hatfield House, Hertfordshire

Hatfield House featured in blockbuster films such as Harry Poter and Shakespeare in Love

It’s all too easy to step into what was the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth I and imagine you’re on a film set.

The grand Jacobean manor house has served as the backdrop for scenes from major movies including Harry Potter, Tomb Raider, Shakespeare in Love and The King’s Speech.

It sits in a vast swathe of land only 20 miles north east of the capital and a few minutes’ drive from the A1, encompassing formal and informal gardens complete with a maze, a children’s farm and play area, endless acres of rolling countryside to lose yourself in and even its own 12th century church.

The house itself promises everything you’d expect; from chandeliers and tapestries to a vast library and armoury and one of the finest examples of a Victorian kitchen in the country.

But the hidden bonus here is the fabulous stable yard and the period roads and buildings that lead to it. Flanked by an eclectic mix of buildings converted from the days when the royal stud lived there, is a café that spills outdoors when the weather’s fine and sits among cobbles and a circular fountain in which children toss coins to make wishes.

Tickets: Free for restaurants and stable yard, £11 (adult) includes the west garden and park (£19, incudes entry to house)

3Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire in the fairy tale town of Woodstock

Blenheim is an awe-inspiring 18th century country house in the heart of the fairy tale town that is Woodstock. It is the principal home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and, more significantly, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.

A true Baroque masterpiece, the house, seen by many as the greatest of its kind in Britain, sits amongst more than 2,000 acres of Capability Brown parkland and the most elegantly landscaped formal gardens. There’s a miniature train that transports families to pleasure gardens with its adventure playground, tall-hedge maze and butterfly house.
But everything about the palace is vast; from its 180ft library to its 67ft high hallway.

And outside, it’s on the same scale; big enough, in fact, to host events like the International Horse Trials. So if you’re looking for room to ramble, be warned: you’ll need to be fit to enjoy it fully and have serious amounts of time.

Best time to visit? Other than Spring when the daffodils are in full bloom, it’s Christmas when for more than a month the gardens are turned into a wonderland of light to create an hour-long circular walk past singing trees, a scented fire garden and lawns set ablaze by thousands of colourful fibre optics.

Tickets: Adult £24.90 (£13.50 for children over five)

4Syon House, Essex

Panorama of The Great Conservatory and Fountain at Syon House Pic by Maxwell Hamilton

This is where the Duke of Northumberland lives when he’s in London and the closest of the country houses in terms of distance from the city centre. Built in Tudor times, it underwent a thorough transformation at the hands of the neoclassical architect Robert Adam and bears many of his hallmarks. Portraits by Van Dyck and Lely hang on the walls on what is the last surviving ducal residence and country estate, in Greater London.

Only nine miles from Charing Cross, you can quickly find yourself immersed in gardens renowned for their extensive collection of rare plants and trees, all of which surround a spectacular conservatory which dates back to the 1820s and was long known for housing plants from all over the world.

There’s even a frozen spectacle that is an ice house, built over 48 hours when the lake froze over, a formal Italianate garden and a Capability Brown lake overlooking water-meadows. So, even if you don’t want to step foot inside the house, it’s worth the trip for the chance to stroll in 100 acres of parkland and among some of the most spectacular trees in the country, including ancient oaks that date back to the 1600s.

5Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire

Woburn Abbey has spectacular views of the deer park

Woburn itself is about 40 minutes from drive up the M1 and about five miles south of Milton Keynes. It’s best approached from junction 12 where you can head towards Flitwick and detour off through some of the most charming villages in the county.

That’ll bring you to a small rise that opens up to spectacular views of the deer park. There’s a 20 mph speed limit to help you avoid them and enjoy the view. The Abbey entrance is on the left (the wildlife park is on the right) and, once through the entrance, you’ve a two-mile drive through the grounds, past the house, a lake and an avenue of trees to the main entrance.

Again, there’s no need to go into the house to enjoy the most relaxing of times strolling a multi-faceted array of landscaped gardens, visiting the various historic exhibitions housed in the courtyards, or taking in the scents from the orangery.

The far corner, over a wooden bridge, houses a maze and the entrance yard houses one of the most charming cafes where ducks will snap at your feet for scraps on the terrace on warm days.

Having come all that way, it’s probably worth doubling back through the deer park afterwards into the town, just for a stroll through the high street. A bonus: the car park is free.

On the Road: The Tour de France

This summer the world’s most famous cycle race pedals off from Dusseldorf on 1 July. For the next three weeks, elite cyclists will compete stage by stage as they loop around Germany, Belgium, and France. Glory awaits whoever crosses the finishing line first in Paris on 23 July. All those who come behind can at least say they completed the gruelling 104th Tour de France.

The Tour de France itself is open only to professional cyclists, but that’s not to say that you can’t get a taste of the action. You can bike the same route, or follow stage by stage as a spectator. Here are the highlights you can expect to see if you follow the route, plus our practical tips to make it happen.


The very first stage of this year’s Tour de France starts and ends in the German city of Dusseldorf. It’s a flat 13 km time trial through the city streets, mostly along the banks of the Rhine and therefore wonderfully flat. You can follow a similar route on a guided bike tour of the city, or meander your own way through the Old and New Towns. The parks and tree-lined promenade by the riverside are particularly pretty, and a great way to ease yourself into cycling, especially if you’re not terribly fit.


Stage 2 of the Tour de France is a long distance stage: 203 km from Dusseldorf across the border to Liège in Belgium. There are two short climbs along the way, and you’ll see a great deal of western Germany’s countryside as you cycle.

Though this section of the route is not overly arduous, you will be spending a lot of hours in the saddle. It’s essential you wear the right shorts or tights to avoid chafing. Jack Wolfskin’s Gravity Flex Tights are stretchy and breathable, and importantly are also waterproof — helpful for the unpredictable weather in Northern Europe!

When you arrive into Liège, don’t be deceived by the first industrial appearances. Climb the Montagne de Bueren steps for a rewarding city view, and treat yourself to a well-earned beer at the top.


Cycling and drinking wine may not always go together, but there are few things more pleasurable in life than biking through French vineyards. The organisers of the Tour de France know that well, and so Stage 7 runs 213 km through the vineyards of Burgundy from Troyes to Nuits-Saint-Georges. Champagne and Rosé des Riceys are just two of the local specialities: you can also keep your energy levels up with Troyes andouillette, Chaource cheese, and Prunelle de Troyes, a particularly potent prune-based liquor.


Competitors in the Tour de France take a much-needed rest day in the Dordogne before starting on Stage 10, the 178 km leg from Perigueux to Bergerac. The terrain here is a little hillier, but the rewards for visitors are ample: the famous cave paintings of Lascaux, truffles and foie gras for the foodies, and the attractions of Bergerac.

Bergerac’s Old Town looks as if it was made for tourism. The timber framed houses are medieval, there are lively markets in the squares, and you can wander along the bank of the Dordogne River down to the historic quay.


By the time you reach Stage 14 (182 km), you’ll need to raise your game. The hills here might look photogenic, but as they rise higher and higher, your legs will start to burn.

Be grateful that you’re on a modern, lightweight bicycle. The first time that British riders competed in the Tour de France was in 1955, and their equipment and clothing looked very different indeed. The Wearwell Cycle Company, who sponsored riders in that first British team, have relaunched their collection in 2017, combining a hint of 1950s vintage style with the latest materials and designs. You can look the part whilst riding in complete comfort.

When you do get to Rodez at the end of the stage, inevitably you’ll be exhausted. Once you’ve recovered, do allow some time for sightseeing, however. Rodez’s cathedral is a masterpiece of gothic architecture; there’s an excellent circular walking tour around the Old Town; and the local park, Domaine de Combelles, covers 300 acres.


The longest stage of the tour, Stage 19, runs through the lavender fields and olive groves of Provence. It might look utterly idyllic but it’s tough on the legs, especially in the first part of the day. Even the pros are hard-pushed to complete the 223 km in under 17 hours.

You are heading for Salon-de-Provence. This year is the first time that the Tour de France has ever been through, though the town is a regular feature in other long distance road races such as the Paris-Nice Peloton. Come here to visit the 12th century Château de l’Empéri and the tomb of Nostradamus in the Saint-Laurent Collegiate Church. If your trip coincides with the Du son au Balcon festival in August, you’ll also hear the central square pulsing as DJs mix the latest tracks from the balcony of the town hall.


Everyone’s heard of the Maillot Jaune — the yellow jersey — of the Tour de France, and on the final race day, that’s what is on everyone’s mind. It’s considered bad form for other riders to don that colour shirt, but if you want to feel like a winner on your own bicycle ride, by all means flash some canary yellow.

The 21st and final stage of the Tour de France is from Montgeron through Paris to the Champs-Élysées. It’s a 103 km ride and when the roads are cleared for the race, classed as a sprint. If you’re competing with the Parisian traffic, however, your pace will inevitably be curtailed.

It’s in Paris that the excitement of the race builds to a peak, and where as a spectator you’ll find the best vantage points. Arrive in good time if you want a spot on the Quai d’Orsay or Pont Alexandre III; you stand a better chance in the grounds of the Grand Palais where there’s rather more room.

Bring my date to Club Chinois in Mayfair, London?

Glitzy, spritzy, sexy and highly entertaining are the words that spring to mind when I think back to my evening at Club Chinois last week.

Located on the lower level beneath the already well-established Park Chinois jazz dinner and dance restaurant on Berkeley Street, it’s an altogether different style of evening out.

The simple brown doors are held open by a curiously dressed door man and give no hint to the immediate change of scene once you enter.

Lots of deep red, plush fabrics, smiling faces, a world apart and reminiscent of a bygone age once lived during the 30’s in Shanghai. We followed the red carpet downstairs to Club Chinois where the shimmering space stretches out to the dimly lit yet dazzling dining area.

Club Chinois is the latest creation by Alan Yau, the gourmet maestro who produced diverse and highly successful establishments such as the Michelin-starred Hakkasan and Yauatcha, Soho’s Duck and Rice and, yes, Wagamama. Yau’s vision for Club Chinois is to get away from the jarring atmosphere of modern club culture. It certainly does that.

Once seated on a purple velvet banquettes aside a gold mirrored table, it wasn’t long before a lady wearing a trench coat and a pink bob hair-do indicated to say nothing. Then she whispered “have you brought the money”.

Beside her was an opium smoking vixen who passed by every so often, as did a pair of usherettes selling who-knows-what. All were smiling knowingly. It was ridiculous but so funny. And unexpected.

I double-checked and no this wasn’t a Mayfair speak easy – we were blending into the entertainment. Huge columns of gold leaves reached from wood floors to carved wood ceilings, while subdued lighting and well-mixed DJ music in between acts, all worked to create a highly ambient boudoir-style décor feel.

Food is delicious and as appetising as its heritage would suggest. The style was a blend of Chinese and French dishes that were ideal for sharing. It was a tad dark, so I had to get my iphone torch out to get a better look at the menu. I felt less embarrassed when I saw others doing the same.

Throughout the evening a tapas of entertainment come and went, sometimes a singer – a Sam Cooke sound-alike, or a sexy lady who comes out of a suitcase with an array of magic tricks and even a suggestive flamenco dancer.

It seems anything goes, entertainment-wise. But a word to the wise: it becomes more raunchy as the night wears on. If your date is faint of heart, choose an early evening dinner booking and move on.

But my date was enthralled. So after dinner, we gave up our table and we stayed on milling by the gilded bar for a long, heady night drinking cocktails (from £15 each). Mine was a Mochito and Manhattan served by suave men in white tuxedos. His, a tomato juice – he was driving.

From this vantage we continued to watch the show and chatted happily to others who, like us, had also slipped into a sort of nirvana.

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The difference this time around, I think, is that this company actually owns the properties and they go to great lengths to transform a great luxury property into something that transcends your normal vacation rental experience. My family and I came away from the experience feeling like we are billionaires enjoy and an extremely exclusive property. When we first walked through the door no one said a word as we took it all in. I think we spent at least an hour just walking around and looking. There were a few wows and that’s about it. Speechless is a good term.

We spent our vacation enjoying the home and exploring our surroundings. Did I mention there are people available to take care of any issues that you have? If you need something, they’ll get it for you with no questions asked, and they get it fast. You’re made to feel like you’re a king in this property. It really puts any other types of vacation rentals or hotel style living to shame. I can’t imagine ever thinking any other rental is going to match this experience. We’re already planning on visting another location where this company owns a property.

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The Benefits Of Reading Inspirational Quotes

When you look at the searches that people do for inspirational quotes over the various sites and sources like the internet, you will realize how great in significance these tips have on peoples’ lives. You may just wonder what the buzz is it all about with these pieces of art as to make them such a fascination to many. We will see some of the reasons why inspirational quotes are such a fascination to many in the following discussions about them.

First and foremost is the fact that most of these quotes are originated from men of great achievements in life. As such the quotes become widely accepted and believed by many for the very reason of the achievements and ideals of the originators. In as much as you may be short of a relation and application of the quotes to your particular life circumstances, the facts tell of people who have managed a significant changes and achievements to their lives all courtesy of the inspired words and with a continued press to find their points of application in your life, you will as well see the desired changes and this fact gets you the energy to follow the quotes of inspiration.

For a fact, we all agree that none can be done without the principal motivation coming from the thoughts, good or bad. The effects of reading inspirational quotes will be such as to bring an instantaneous positive change to your thought pattern and as such get you like positive changes to the path you are choosing to go by and as such reap the end result of a more abundant and fulfilling life. Think of the fact that the quotes will be available from a number of personalities one may be interested in and the ease of accessing them as yet another reason making them quite popular for the majority of the people.

The other benefit of inspirational quotes is the fact that they will give you more focus for results more than logic. When you are going through some real tough situation, it is normal for the rational person in you who will often have all the reasons to give for excuses to abandon a certain challenging situation trying to look at the logical ends while an inspired person will indeed give you a clear focus on the desired results and this essentially bolsters your resolve to achieve the particular and with the effort needed you find yourself achieving the wanted results. The subconscious mind is the largest composition of your mind and inspirational quotes will capture this particular segment of your mindset and as such controlling this portion of the mind, the quotes will be quite positive in their end results.

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AC Services: What to Find in an Ideal Provider

If you want to go home, you do it because you want to feel safe and you also need to be at peace. You would like to feel total comfort when you are at home and it would be possible when you have an installed air conditioning unit. Unfortunately, there are some cases when your air conditioning unit does not function. What you should do this time is to look for the best company that would repair your air conditioning unit. If you do not want to see your air conditioning unit not functioning for a long time, you need to look for a service provider to serve. If you decide to buy additional air conditioning unit, you should know that the service provider installs it.

You need to look for friends that could help you and it would mean a lot for you to generate information from them. When you speak to your friends, it will help you to know the names of prospect companies that could help you in the long run. When you have the names in the list, the next thing that you must do is to take some reviews because you want to know which companies are working well. You need to know how reachable the companies are. You should not spend time to travel just to avail AC repair and installation services. It will be a good idea for you to avoid impracticalities.

It is meaningful on your part to read some reviews this time when you have the names given by your friends. It will be ideal on your part to know the performance of each company so you desire to connect to them. You would certainly like to avail services from the best performing company and you can do it when you know the level of their performance. If you want your problem to be given enough attention, you should find one in the city very soon. You are looking for knowledgeable and warm people this time so you should be careful in the selection.

It is important for you to look for workers who are indeed licensed and well-experienced. You should decide to pick the company that will provide the best tools and diagnose the problems of your air conditioning facility. You would like to work with a team that is flexible in dealing with various brands of air conditioning unit since you want them to find solutions immediately to some ruined features regardless of the brand. They need to know the possible problems of each part of the unit and provide immediate solution to it. It is also important for you to avail warranty of service if the air conditioning unit has been damaged during their course of service.

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Instructions on How to Surf.

To both the experienced surfers and the inexperienced one, surfing lessons are there to improve your skills. Ocean knowledge, expanding the waves, water safety, conquering fear and having fun and also relaxation are the main reasons for surfing lessons. Everyone irrespective of the age is allowed to go for surfing.

If you want a surfing instructor, the internet is the best place for you where you can also research on their qualifications and background. Irrespective of the reasons as to why you want a surfing instructor there mandatory reasons that you should get one. Longtime history of surfing, certification in first aid skills, knowledge in waves and weather are the most important features an instructor should contain before coaching you.

There are many professional surfing instructors in the world. Most have previously been involved in competitive surfing or have spent adequate time in the water to have enough knowledge on the demands of the sport. If you are out on holiday, you should not get worried because most of the famous surfing sports give their pro suffers for your service. In regards to how committed you are to surfing activity, you can choose surfing lessons for some hours a day at the surfing clinics and camps.

You will be taught how to stand on board and catch a small wave in the single day. It’s a chance to get to know more about the waves, the best style and the ocean.

Most schools that you get enrolled in will provide you with the surfing equipment’s that are necessary for your learning. One can lend the surfing equipment’s from a shop if the school does not offer them. Its good for you as a first timer to concentrate on having a lot of lessons especially while using the surfboards of different shapes and size. make a step of investigating about the good boards for you.
it’s not good for a first timer to go alone since surfing is just like the other sports and its risky for any uninitiated person. The power of the oceans does not make discriminations according to one’s experience.

currents and rips are common to even the small breaks. It is safe when you surf and swim in the company of fellow beachgoers. the breaks are ever potentially dangerous for both the experienced surfers and the non-experienced ones. Surfing is more than just a sport and it’s an existential experience. when you get used to surfing, you will realize that its too addictive and can easily miss the next surfing experience. It’s the high time that you make a choice of visiting a surfing site and capture the moments.

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Getting Your AC Repairs and Installation Done by the Right Professionals

Considering the fact that weather conditions nowadays can reach extreme heights where it can be scorching hot or freezing cold at certain seasons, it can really be concluded that having an air conditioner in this day and age is a necessity in the lives of people. Whether you have had a long day out in the heat or a longer one staying out in the cold, being able to enjoy the benefits of the convenience and comfort that is brought about by air conditioner in your home is simply a bliss. Of course, there are certain things that need to be kept in mind when it comes to having an air conditioner and it would be best to start from the very beginning.

As far as air conditioner goes, one of the most important things that need to be kept in mind when it comes to it is to make sure that you get your unit and have it installed by the right company. Among the reasons for this is because you would want to be able to make sure that you get the best of quality in your air conditioning unit and proper installation for optimum performance because the last thing you would want is for it to break down at crucial times. When it comes down to repairs, you would also want to be able to make sure that the same thing applies in this since the swift repairs are also important on your part. You should know that there are also things that you will want to take into account as far as the matter is concerned.

You should know that when it comes right down to finding the right professionals for air conditioning repairs and installation, the process is basically as delicate as the procedure of any installation and repairs since you will be faced with so many options when you start your search. At the end of the day, you would certainly want to be able to get your money’s worth because you will be spending a significant amount of money when it comes right down to this. In order for you to be able to accomplish this, you are going to have to do your part and do some research about this before you make a decision. The fact that there are many great sources of information out there over the internet is something that you should take advantage of when it comes right down to this. It is also worth taking your time to check out review pages as this will help narrow things down for you.

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Office Furniture Assembly Services and How to Find the Best

One of the things you will find when it comes to an office is that one of the things that will make the difference between being productive and not being able accomplish much everyday is having a good ambience in the office. Naturally, there are many things that need to be taken into consideration when it comes right down to this such as fixtures and of course, the furniture that are going to be placed in the office. There are people that have natural talents when it comes to buying good furniture but it is going to be an entirely different story when these furniture need to be placed inside an office. While many people could care less when it comes right down to office furniture arrangements, there are also those that pay great attention to details and they want everything to be perfect.

One of the things you need to understand about office furniture arrangements is that office furniture are designed to help make the work of the people in it more convenient and therefore, arrangements should be done to optimize the productivity of the people using the office. One of the things you will find when it comes right down to office furniture arrangements is that there are actually professionals out there that can assist you with their services in the matter. However, you should know that there are going to be important things you will have to take into consideration before you make a decision about hiring a service provider when it comes to this.

Most people usually ignore this but the fact of the matter is that there are actually a lot of them out there for you to choose from when it comes right down to service providers for office furniture arrangement. You will also quickly realize that things are not going to be any easier for you when you find that most of the service providers for office furniture arrangements basically claim or market themselves as the best service providers. Doing your research is therefore, one of the most important courses of action on your part especially when you consider the fact that you will also spend some money and you would want to get it’s worth when everything is said and done. The fact that you would easily be able to access the information you need about this over the internet should be enough for you not to have any difficulty in terms of doing your homework. It would also be a good idea to check out other related articles for more references.

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Things to Do to Prevent Loss of Lives in the event of a Natural Disaster

People who have experienced a natural calamity witnesses as their houses got destructed and some even lost their relatives and friends in the disaster. The major regret to people who have witnessed a natural disaster is that they had time to evacuate but ignored the news to do so. We have research departments who study various environmental conditions and can anticipate the likelihood of a natural calamity happening. Therefore the government and other welfare organizations take up the information of telling people to evacuate the area. The challenge is that the government is limited as it cannot force people to evacuate their homes due to forecasts of natural disaster that is likely to happen. However you do not have to wait as the following are ways of escaping a natural disaster.

It is essential to know the best routes to use when a natural calamity happens. Therefore the best option to escape the natural disaster is usually through air transport. You should know that when people realize that the natural disaster will strike they rush to the airports where also the workers are also evacuating creating more confusion. This makes private jet transport the most suitable in this situation. Hence even if you are not decided about evacuating the area due to natural disaster forecasts. You should charter a private jet as this is an excellent proactive measure. Therefore the private jet company will safely transport you and your family member to a safe location.

Knowing the various evacuee assistance programs is key to escaping natural calamities. Some regions of the world are prone to suffering natural disasters regularly such as flooding. People will evacuate the area and come back again once it offers and it is likely the flooding will come again. This creates a need of having programs to assist people to evacuate the areas. It is possible to be saved if the evacuee assistance programs can get to you in good time. This is very important as when a natural disaster happens in many areas there is communication breakdown. This means knowledge of location rescue camps set by the evacuee assistance programs will assist you to escape the natural disaster. Also the evacuation programs work much better if they know the exact number of people living in any area. This means that resources will be directed towards finding missing persons.

Unless you are part of the rescue time get out of the disaster-affected area as soon as possible. Despite you skepticism it is advisable to evacuate the area as soon as possible instead of waiting for the natural disaster to strike.

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Unique Unity Ceremony Ideas that Stick to Every Couple’s Heart

Who doesn’t want to get married? The idea of giving and receiving a sacred promise is no equal. Put in the cheers, the greetings from your family and friends, the fantastic wedding decorations, and all things would just be perfect. Nonetheless, you may have observed that a lot the unity ceremonies are somehow the same. Your brother or sister applied it; your best friend used it. The ideas get to become worn out and you like something distinct, most probably exceptional. You want an idea that would place a mark in your hearts. Something that can be used as a reminder or rekindler of joy and passion in marriage.

Unity Sands for a Unity Ceremony

The beach is a very common theme in weddings. Most individuals who are decided to opt for this may be had a happy and unforgettable experience on the beach. Probably, the couple’s love story started at a specific beach resort or just enjoys the beach environment very much. Hence, Unity Sand can be one of the most memorable ideas for a unity ceremony. For this reason, Unity Sand can be among the most remarkable concepts in a unity ceremony. The best thing about this idea is that you do not have to be on the beach to carry out the ceremony. It even be carried out in church weddings, garden weddings, and many more. The participants of the ceremony should have sands of any color. They take turns to add the colored sand into an empty sand container for the newlyweds to store or keep. The representation is quite clear right? The married couple will share experiences and memories in the sands of time. Additionally, the colored sands stand for joining of two persons which would be extremely hard to reverse.

Unity Ceremony Idea No. 2 – Bloosom in Soil of Marriage

Marriage can be the beginning of a new life for the couple. This new phase can be compared to a new plant that demands to be nurtured so it will grow. Thus, planting can be an extremely awesome unity ceremony concept for it symbolizes marital relationships that need to be nourished with love to developed similar to a plant that would grow and blossom if taken care appropriately. To do this, every participant of the ceremony has to bring a pot of soil. Different pot for the plant must be there too. Putting the soil in the pot of the tree is then executed and all the people involved in the ceremony will water it.

Unity Ceremony Idea No. 3 – For Better or For Worse Tea

Another way of showing unity of a man and a woman is mixing different types of teas. Participants of the ceremony should be provided with teas of different flavors and these must be poured into one teapot for the couple to drink. It is like saying, “together, we will share various flavors in marriage.”

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It is known that the wedding day is usually the most important day in the life of a married couple. However, the months and the days that are leading to this day tend to be stressful. There are numerous important decisions that will need to be made before the big day. One of these major decisions will be choosing how they will be able to travel to the wedding venue.

There are numerous choices for the couple, and one of them will be to hire the vintage vehicles for weddings. There are several factors to consider before this decision can be made. The first question to ask is who will be offering the service for hiring these vehicles. When you go online; you will find that several companies are offering the option of hiring these vehicles.

You will also need to make the decision of the company where you will get more of the information from. You will find that it will be best to begin by getting some personal recommendations. If someone had a wedding recently, they would be able to give you some advice and sometimes they may help you choose. When you are not in this position; you will need to go online to do your research.

You will need to find the firm that has a good reputation if you are going online to research a particular firm. You should keep in mind that many of the companies that are out there will promise to give you the world but will not make good on that promise. You will therefore need to dedicate more of your time to find some of the agencies that will offer wedding vintage vehicles for hire,

When you have chosen the company that you will hire, you should then decide the type of vintage vehicle that you will hire. When you are looking at the websites of these companies, you are sure to find the specifications of each of the vehicles in detail. It will also be important for you to confirm that the car will be available on the date of the wedding.

Create some time to go and look at the vehicle personally before you can book it. There are times when the photos you see on the web will deceive you and therefore, you will need to make an appointment with the firm where you can look at these vehicles personally. Many of the companies will also provide chauffeurs for these vehicles, but you will need to check this double. It will be important to make sure that the driver has an idea of where the wedding venue is and the routes that will be used.

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Tips on the Growth of Car Hire Service in Dubai

Dubai is one of the countries which receive many visitors in a year. There are many attraction sites in Dubai which people go to see. The weather in Dubai is favorable for someone going for a holiday.

It has a very liberal economic policy which makes it a business hub for the rest of the world. This has made the car rental business to flourish becoming one of the booming business in the world.

Hiring a car is most convenient way to travel in Dubai. It is such a great feeling to be at liberty to go wherever you want regardless of the time. There are different car hire companies in Dubai. This article is meant to give you essential tips for utilizing one of the best car rental services.

Rental cars UAE is one of the companies that has been in this business for some time. There is a new branch in of the largest malls in the country. The company is dedicated to providing low-cost service to their clients. Opening a new branch ensures that they serve the customers from the area of Dubai Marina and surroundings.

The company has very may cars for customers to choose.

You can just click your mouse and access their services. You get to interact with the company by just accessing their website. You can rent the car you want for the period you want to use the vehicle. The online platform is easy to use. You don’t worry about some mistakes done when booking a car as you can easily correct them. To check the charges of the car is easy and to book is also very convenient.

The online booking which is fast and easy offers the company a competitive edge. The firm has different branches in Dubai. The company is focused on customer satisfaction.

The firm’s clients can rent cars within their budget. They have different kind of cars that makes one have a choice according to their budget. The company has established a reputation for being one of the most affordable car rental services.

The firm has updated road licenses. It is a law-abiding company. The cars are always in good condition as they have computers which are constantly inspecting them.

Many people express their gratitude through the internet for the services offered. The reviews by various customers gives you a true analysis of the firm.

It is appropriate to hire the services of a company that has many customers. The ratings of the company are high as the customers are given quality service.

You can be guaranteed of discount deals as long as you deal with this company. The firm is a means of developing a more intimate relationship with the clients.

Go to the internet and pay for a wonderful car from this company.