Holistic Businesses – Don’t Follow This Example

Posted on October 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

Financial transactions are as much about building relationships as they are spending money, so I have to admit, I do get a little peeved when I spend money and then feel disrespected by the company I’ve paid.

A few years ago we used to buy our food from the local superstore. We’d spend on average around £4500 a year there.

I’ve shopped with this superstore for my entire adult life and therefore spent in the region of £76500 in their premises.

But then I noticed their quality had dropped. The apples in the store were bruised. The tins were getting more dented. The tortilla wraps had begun sticking together, the pitta bread had holes in them and they had begun to have items they used to have in stock, regularly out of stock.

I wrote to the local branch. Three weeks later, when they hadn’t replied, so I wrote to their Head Office. Funnily enough, they didn’t reply either. So I assumed that perhaps ignoring customer’s complaints was now company policy. I also noticed that nothing had improved in the store.

I suppose my £4500 a year is quite small compared to their annual profit of £2.65 billion. And I suppose losing my custom doesn’t really mean that much to them.

However, this got me thinking…

I’d been wrestling with food miles and the environmental stuff for quite some time. I know that my veg, even if grown locally will probably go to somewhere like Germany to get packaged before it will return to the UK and go on a shelf.

I know all this is not good for the environment. I know how superstores are now able to dictate pricing to suppliers and even influence town planning. I don’t necessarily like the idea of 180 new superstores being opened in the UK in the next 18 months. But I do accept there are some benefits to having these stores as part of the diversity of our culture.

But having said all that, when a company fails to value the relationship with a customer, then the customer is probably right to review the relationship with the company.

So I considered the food miles and the environment and the growth of the superstores and came to the conclusion… It was time to grow my own food, get my own chickens, shop where it is most convienients and buy local.

When we spend money in our my local economy, most of it stays in your local economy, but when you spend it at a superstore, very little of it returns.

Since I live in the countryside and am surrounded by farmers – some of whom I know – I’d prefer to line their pockets than people who do not value my relationship with them.

I’d love to know your take on this.

Best
Neil

Ideas for Fancy Dress Parties

Posted on October 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

Fancy costumes have been around for ages now. Years in the past you could see costumes only during the Halloween but now that has changed and the use of popularity of fancy costumes have greater manifold. You can find people dressed in fancy costumes in a made up birthday get together or some other crafted parties. You can even see a lot of crafted wedding are taking location as properly exactly where all the visitors are sporting crafted costumes resembling famous figures mixing with the theme of the occasion. A well planned extravagant gown made up party is a guaranteed good results and people of all ages enjoy these parties to the fullest.

If you have been preparing to throw a fancy dress party or have been invited to attend one, then you require to feel smartly about picking up your nice costume. You can attempt and make your very own nice costume instead of purchasing a single. This can be simple and much more affordable for you. You can paint your self blue and become Aladdin’s Genie or paint silver all around to become silver surfer from Fantastic Four.

If you have kids, then go for some cool Disney characters which will surely make them happy. Make sure that, you select the costume that resembles their favored cartoon character. For girls you could select the Small Mermaid or Minnie mouse. You can also give them snow white princess costume and make them experience really particular. There are also characters like Jasmine, Alice from Alice in the wonder land for the girls.

When it comes to boys, you have a great deal of alternatives to choose from. You can go for Sinbad the Sailor or Tarzan. You can pick Simba the lion king, Peter Pan or Captain Hook. In circumstance of boys, you can also pick their preferred motion hero from any cartons or movies. Superheroes like Batman, Spiderman, Superman, Hulk and others can be an extremely excellent choice. When once again, make sure that what ever you select is liked by the children and also they need to feel at ease wearing the costume. Stay away from providing them any subtle accessories as they may possibly destroy individuals things while taking part in.

When it comes to adults, you require to be more innovative and innovative. People have to look great in their costumes and at the same time have to blend with the theme of the event. You can also select from film people and well-known and charming characters from books. You can choose people like Captain Jack Sparrow or some renowned roman emperor which would be mighty extraordinary. In case of women, choose costumes which would make you look sexy and sensual. You could choose marvel girl costume or a costume from women super heroes like catwoman or figures from The Incredible.

Accessories play a really crucial part in giving your costume the perfection which would make it a unique one and grab the attention of the crowd.

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Grim Reaper Costume

Posted on October 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

As each fall, the spooky season is just around the corner. This means virtually millions of children and adults will be searching high and low for great Halloween costumes. Whether you desire a vicious clown get-up, ballerina dress, werewolf suit, vampire cape or grim reaper costume, you shouldn’t have much difficulty pinpointing exactly what you need these days. The truth is there are plenty of wonderful costume retailers that offer a grand array of ghoulish get-ups and terrifying masks to suit anyone with a Halloween spirit. Now, are you ready to begin your search for the next amazing costume for this up and coming October 31st?

Ah, there’s often an issue of where to begin shopping for excellent Halloween costumes. Right off the bat everyone should know about the corner drugstores. Although they may not offer the finest grim reaper costume or princess gown, the drugstore in your town will surely offer some costumes, scary masks and sweet treats to match the Halloween season. Granted, the local drugstore may not have exactly what you’re seeking for this year’s trick-or-treating event. Fortunately there are also a number of Halloween superstores across the country. These seasonal businesses generally carry all sorts of frightening attire for All Hallows Eve and other fun occasions. Just be sure you get in there early on once it opens up. More than likely the Halloween superstore in your neck of the woods will get cleaned out rather quickly. They always do. This means you should seek out your costume, mask, dress, props and other accessories prior to the month of October.

It’s crucial to keep in mind the most massive Halloween market currently available. This warehouse of excellent costumes, spooky get-ups and horrifying masks can be found in cyberspace. Luckily for everyone, this makes the process of shopping for an awesome grim reaper costume or Spiderman suit rather simple and convenient. All you need is your computer at hand and access to the Internet to start surfing numerous Halloween web stores. Furthermore, you are likely to encounter the lowest costs available when you take the time to surf the web for costumes. Most importantly, the Internet is your best bet for pinpointing very rare outfits and Halloween costumes.

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