Jan
16

Save energy the RUMM way!

RUMM would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and looks forward to continue helping clients achieve even further energy savings throughout 2013!

RUMM offers Energy management Wales,  Energy management UK and surrounds.

Read about some of our clients energy reduction and savings:-

General Electric…Year on year energy savings increase from 5% to 21%. Equated to a reduction of 2,685teCO2 emissions and savings of £500k…

Kautex…EMS system on target to achieve a 56% reduction in electricity usage and a 34% gas reduction.

Doncasters…£3.6 million savings. An integrated aM&T system that identified savings within the thermal efficiency field and optimised waste heat.

RPC Group…14% reduction in Specific Energy Consumption and £120k savings in first year using a range of measures from aM&T to the simple installation of lighting timer switches.

Celtic Manor…£20k savings identified following identification of high base loads using RUMM’s intelligent software and implementing staff energy awareness training.

UWIC Tennis Centre…Rapid reductions with an immediate saving of £4,100, a projected 20% saving over the year and an ROI in just 9 months.

Monier Group…Savings of £12,000 in first two months alone, using RUMM’s integrated aM&T and software solutions to identify opportunities for energy reduction…

Aug
12

How to become a male escort

A friend recommended I rent a friend from Dukes of Daisy as I needed an active and adventurous companion to accompany me on a weekend away.  Dreading the thought of going away with other friends on my own I decided to give it a go.

I chose Duncan aged 41 as he described himself as active, caring and similar interests to me and the kind of person I would like to spend time with.

Why not become a male escort ?

I highly recommend Dukes of Daisy as the person Duncan turned out to be was the exact person described to me. There were no hidden agendas, no expectations so I felt relaxed from the outset. He was sociable, polite and the best thing about Duncan is that he really knows how to treat a lady and make her feel special. He was easy to talk to as he is well educated and knowledgeable of world affairs.

The next occasion was a wedding and I needed a partner, I didn’t hesitate to book Duncan again and to my delight he’s a great dancer so lots of fun was had by us.

I rent Duncan from Dukes of Daisy on a regular basis as I have got to know him and feel comfortable and confident with him to partner me to any function.

Nov
21

Marquee Hire Surrey Make a difference with any function

We think you will agree that, without a doubt, the British Summer can be an unpredictable beast. Although a glimpse of Summer Sun allows is to enjoy the lazy hazy days throughout Surrey and Sussex.

The winter, however tells a more predictable tale of dark, cold evenings inside. Often a far cry from a marquee party. However at Marquee Hire their continued investment in equipment has delivered and continue to deliver tremendous benefits for their winter marquee hire for your event.

Marquee Hire have thermostatically controlled, indirect heaters (fitted with low profile diffusers) will ensure your guests are kept warm for your event. Notwithstanding that, the winter weather can often put great pressure on access and egress areas, with dirt being dragged into the marquee and cars becoming repeatedly stuck in muddy fields. Their track way and outside matting offer a perfect solution, allowing protection for those often awful muddy patches. Allowing guests and vehicles to pass through unhindered by the weather. Combined with their extensive range of atmospheric lighting, this will enable you to enjoy your winter party or event, in the warmth and in style.

Don’t go on wondering about what your fantastic winter function could be contact Marquee Hire today.

Nov
15

Hundreds of commercial marquees for sale

DIY Marquees commercial marquees for sale have the most useful interesting tips on how to go about erecting a marquee, looking after your marquee and loads of information on general marquee maintenance.

Following (always useful) feedback from customers DIY Marquees have introduced a marquee tool section. This enables them to become more of a one shop stop for start up or existing marquee hire companies.

Keep a look out for further tools which will be added soon.

They are particularly proud of the marquee stake puller that could be a great help when dismantling marquees, unlike most stake pullers it is also very light so fits in nicely with their marquees that pack down to surprisingly small volumes.

Should you require any tools that are not listed please contact DIY Marquees who will design/source them for you.

Have a look at this interesting article I found on HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU CLEAN YOUR MARQUEE?

The obvious answer is whenever it needs it so maybe a better question would be how often should you expect to clean a marquee.

A marquee is far more likely to get dirty when being erected/dismantled rather than when it is actually up. If you’re careful when erecting and especially when dismantling the marquee then you can usually get away with a thorough clean only once or twice a season.

There are however a few exceptions:

The dirtiest marquee I have ever had was one that was erected under some trees. When it rained all of the dust and grime was washed off the leaves down on to our lovely marquee. If you’ve got to put a marquee up under trees expect to clean it immediately afterwards.

Rain-skirts by their very nature will always get muddy in the rain, these should be given a wipe over on pretty much every job.

Traffic-film – eventually PVC can have a grey layer build up which is especially difficult to remove. It takes a long time for this to happen (a year or two normally) but at this stage it needs a thorough clean using a chemical. The material also needs irritating (gone over with a brush or similar) to get this off. Once thoroughly cleaned the PVC should be as good as new.

Tree sap is a nightmare to remove.

There are also some things that will never come out:

Petrol/Diesel can stain PVC. This will never come out so avoid them at all costs.

Ingrained mould – this affects many marquees especially those that are stored when still wet. PVC is made of many layers, if a marquee is put away wet or if cheap PVC is used then water can get inside the layers and create mould which will never come out. Incidentally this is one of the reasons we use better quality 500gsm PVC than available elsewhere, it takes far longer for the layers to break down in better quality PVC.

Some garden chemicals can stain – I was shown a marquee recently that had green stains around the rain skirt which seemed to have come from a chemical added to the lawn.

Better quality PVC always helps, we use a lacquer coated PVC as it is easier to clean and lasts longer than the cheap alternatives.

For more information on commercial marquees click here

Nov
14

RUMM energy management services

RUMM has been working with DONG Energy as an approved delivery partner for their innovative Climate Partnerships Programme.

In July, RUMM business energy management were invited to facilitate a session at an Energy Efficiency workshop hosted by DONG Energy and the Local Government Chronicle for councils who applied for the LGC 2014 Energy Efficiency Award.  There were six councils in attendance: Durham County Council, East Riding of Yorkshire, Rugby Borough Council, Oxford City Council, Greater London Authority and West Sussex County Council.

The workshop focused on the challenges faced by councils and the importance of understanding consumption behaviour through monitoring and targeting energy usage; leveraging the benefits that additional data and energy efficiency projects can provide, through identifying opportunities for carbon footprint and cost reduction.

The event was chaired by Mike Hogg, Managing Director of DONG Energy Sales.  He commented “For me, what it all comes down to is the simple fact that the best electron or molecule is the one we don’t use. By focusing on the demand side, businesses can meaningfully reduce energy consumption – and therefore costs, which can have a very significant impact on the bottom line.  RUMM demonstrated how powerful it can be to use energy consumption information to identify savings opportunity and significantly reduce cost and energy use.”

This sentiment was echoed by local authority energy experts in the presentations they gave during the session.

RUMM experts and leader in assisting companies to Reduce Business Energy Consumption.

Nov
13

dblo Associates believe in quality of design

A whole new look, a whole new feel is the difference dblo Associates can make to your home or work place. They are a highly adaptable studio comprising of consultants working collectively as a team to ensure that only the highest service and quality is delivered to their clients.

They are a team of highly qualified architects London setting up an architectural and development practice in 1999 based in West London who have worked on some well-known residential and commercial projects throughout London. dblo are known for their innovative, creative and adventurous style.

Dblo Associates believe that the quality of our surrounding have a direct influence on the quality of our lives, whether in public, the work place, or the home. dblo associates is an organisation dedicated to creating and enhancing value through design and believe that projects should deliver quality, cost-effectively and on programme.

dblo associates work on residential projects across London and the surrounding areas, providing detailed and innovative solutions.

Commercial – the quality and design of the working environment is critical to the well-being and productivity of staff and for conveying a corporate ethos.

Public Sector – creative design and high-quality construction enhances the environment and the community giving a sense of place and responsibility.

Nov
12

Rent a man from Dukes of Daisy

Meet Daisy…. this is her story about how she started Dukes of Daisy and the success of the business as well as reassurance of why Dukes of Daisy is different to the regular escort agency.

It all started about 9 years ago when I booked my first rent a man, I remember being a little bit nervous – in fact the thought of the whole thing made me want gag. My main concerns were what if people find out I used an escort, what if people recognise the escort I’m with and at the back of my mind, what’s going to happen at the end of the evening. I wasn’t looking for anything sexual at the time, I just wanted some one to accompany me to the annual ball that my company held each year as everyone else seemed to have a partner coming.

I was at an age where people expected me to be married with children or at least have a man in my life. Being career driven meant I didn’t dedicate much thought to any of those things. Not to mention children are a handful.

After changing my mind several times I decided to just go for it and got in touch with an agency that had been recommended to me at the time. I decided that I’d book an escort for dinner first so I could pan out if he’d be acceptable before I expose him to my colleagues. I spoke to Jonathan over the phone before our dinner ‘date’. He knew exactly what I was feeling and put me at ease.

I booked a table at a restaurant I’d never been to and anyone who knew me wouldn’t be likely to turn up. I got to the restaurant half an hour early and even prepared some questions I would ask Jonathan.

When he arrived, I was expecting an extremely handsome man that would use a bunch of corny lines then try to bed me. He was indeed handsome, but a complete gentlemen. I paid him up front for the 3 hours we agreed upon and he was very considerate, charming and listened closely. He’s focus was completely on me, he made me feel like I was the only person in the room.I was completely at ease and at the end of the evening we went our separate ways.

2 weeks later, Jonathan accompanied me to the ball. I introduced him as simply Jonathan. Even though there was unlimited alcohol he remained on the ball and made sure I was well looked after. My boss got on well with him and Jonathan always seemed to know what to say no matter the situation or the questions.

My experience with Jonathan put me in high spirits, I had seen another side to rent a friend male escorts and decided I would definitely use them again.

Over the following years I used several escorts from various agencies and had become well acquainted with what was to be expected from a professional escort. Though there were several occasions that my chosen companion offered to ‘come back to mine‘ or tried to get a sneaky goodnight kiss. Most of my experiences were exceptional. I even began recommending some of the gentlemen I met to close friends and colleagues. Before I knew it, I had gathered a group of gentlemen that were keeping busier through my recommendations than with the agencies they paid extortionate fees to register with.

After being made redundant in the Autumn – a close friend who I had met on an escort date suggested I start my very own agency. After all I had all the experience to know the types of escorts to avoid and already had a good social circle of regular ‘clients’. More importantly than that, I wanted other women to experience the benefit of having a professional escort at their side, and change the negative perception people have of those within the escort industry.

I’ve been operating Dukes of Daisy through recommendations alone and have managed to build a strong client base of Ladies and Gentlemen. I would be honoured if you joined our thriving community as a Duke or a Daisy and see how rewarding it can be.

Nov
09

Lodge Brothers fantastic displays for remembrance day

A Woking man has devoted the last few months to putting together a display to commemorate not only all those who lost their lives in the two World Wars and later conflicts, but also in memory of his Father and Son.

Neville Lazenby wanted to create the display to thank Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors of Goldsworth Road, for the way they looked after his son Steven after he died of a brain tumour in January 2012.  Neville and his wife Janette have remained in contact with Paul Thurtle (Branch Manager) since Paul arranged their son’s funeral.

In this very special year marking the 100th anniversary of Britain entering the First World War, Neville decided to design and build a window display for the Woking Branch of Lodge Brothers.

The picture shows Neville and Paul with the display.

Neville has included a picture of his father, Sergeant Ralph Lazenby who died in 2003.  He was an original member of the SAS in 1941.  He was sent out to the Middle East, was captured and then imprisoned in Stalag 357.

Also remembered in the display is Woking resident Walter ‘Charlie’ Brown OBE who died in 2010.

Neville also included in the display four detailed replica figures of soldiers from his collection.  The soldiers and the display have been causing a lot of interest from local people passing by the window.

Paul and all the Lodge Brothers branches such as Funeral Directors AshfordFuneral Directors FelthamFuneral Directors WokingFuneral Directors Chertsey and Funeral Directors Englefield Green are extremely grateful to Neville and Janette for their generosity in using their time and talents to create a fantastic window display.

Oct
15

Wholesome food is good food

chicken soup with noodles

Delicious chicken soup for the soul, there’s nothing quite like a bowl of homemade chicken soup if you are feeling unwell or simply feel like some wholesome food. I found this fabulous Chicken noodle soup recipe that is so quick and easy and yet has the most amazing flavours. Its not only quick, easy to prepare and delicious its also a cheap meal to make.

Serves: 6

Yields: 12 cups

Total Time: 43 min

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 28 min

Ingredients

  • 2 carton(s) (26-ounce) reduced-sodium chicken stock or broth
  • 2 cup(s) water
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 small parsnips, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 stalk(s) celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 1/2 cup(s) cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1/2 pound(s) extra-wide egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoon(s) minced parsley
  • 2 teaspoon(s) kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. In a 5- to 6-quart soup pot, bring stock, water, carrots, parsnips, celery, and onion to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in chicken and noodles; cover pot and continue to simmer 7 minutes, or until noodles are just tender. Stir in parsley, salt, and pepper. Ladle into bowls.

Click here for other exciting recipes, hints and tips and interesting articles.

Sep
25

Knowall IT believe in supporting charities with IT support

Knowall Managed IT is a company who is passionate about helping others and dedicating their services to the less fortunate. Knowall have been actively involved in experience implementing, maintaining and supporting affordable IT solutions for Charities and non-profit organisations over the past 10 year. Their team of reliable, friendly and knowledgeable engineers is what sets our solutions and services apart from our competitors.

Knowall Managed IT offer enterprise solutions at affordable rates to charities and non-profit organisations through a discount charity pricing scheme – typically a 20% saving.
All our support solutions and managed services are included in this scheme.

Knowall offer many affordable options to small to medium companies, from cloud computing, laaS, full IT support and infrastructure as a service.

Sep
25

Do you need a plumber in a hurry?

We recently got South London Refurbishments builders South London in to do some plumbing work recommended by a friend. The first thing we noticed was their friendly approach added by their reasonable prices. This was an expense we had not budgeted for and worried about the extent of the problem and the cost to fix it. SLR Plumber South West London quote for free and there price was excellent so we didn’t even get a second opinion we simply appointed them to undertake the work.

They sent in the experts and within hours our plumbing problem was sorted out, they worked swiftly and quietly with minimal mess which they tidied up and left our home as if there was never a problem.

We can only thank SLR Plumber Clapham and Plumber Wandsworth for their excellent service.

Do not hesitate to contact them if you live in the South London Region, they service many areas such as Plumber Wimbledon, and Plumber Banstead.

SLR offers a wide range of plumbing services (solutions) in Plumber Sanderstead such as:

  • Bathrooms Installations
  • Boiler Replacement
  • Boiler Servicing
  • Leaks, burst pipes and fault finding
  • All aspects of plumbing!

Sep
24

Use creativity and imagination this Halloween

Just one of the beautifully illustrated pages within the journal

Halloween celebrations in the United Kingdom include parties where guests are often expected to arrive in a costume to reflect the day’s theme. Other people gather together to watch horror films, either at home or at a cinema.

Some children go trick-or-treating. This means that they dress up and go to other peoples’ houses, knocking on the door for treat of sweets or a snack. Those who do not give out a treat may be tricked with a joke instead. Some people love to give Halloween gifts; The Travelling Souk have some fun unusual ideas for Halloween, have a look at this unique (and very cool!) journal with a 3D cover that inspires kids to use their creativity and imagination. Great for creating epic stories, crazy drawings, beautiful poems and secret diaries!

The Vampire Journal even has a crafty pen holder – the vampire’s creepy fingers!

The pages are just waiting to be filled!

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