Visit the Christmas markets, Germany & Austria

Top winter destinations in Europe

Christmas markets, Germany & Austria

December sees these romantic historic markets pop up all over Germany and other Central European nations. Expect cute stalls selling everything from gingerbread to sleigh bells and plenty of good cheer, toasted with a glass of warming glühwein.

 

Athens, Greece

It’s a real downer trying to Photoshop 500 people out of your would-be-prizewinning Parthenon photo, but in winter it’s not an issue. All summer stresses – crowding, tourist pricing, intense heat, queues, air pollution – more or less disappear. It’s the best time to explore the country’s ancient heritage and get to experience local culture.

Copenhagen, Denmark

For fairytale European winter, it’s hard to beat the home of Hans Christian Andersen. Forget the over-hyped Little Mermaid and head to the city’s cosy bars and cafes to watch snow flurrying outside. In the heart of town, the 19th-century Tivoli amusement park is a romantic, kitsch delight around Christmastime, with heartwarming illuminations and body-warming mugs of glögg.

Budapest, Hungary

Couples skating hand-in-hand, breath cloudy in the frosty air – there’s nowhere better for it than the Hungarian capital’s picturesque central park Városligeti Műjégpálya, with its enormous outdoor rink. Feeling chilly afterwards? Budapest is famous for its ornate thermal baths.

Venice, Italy

Hauntingly beautiful and rather weird, Venice’s Carnevale in February is a European highlight. Elaborate costumes and spooky masks bring the canal city’s colourful history to life. Costumed dances are pricey affairs, but you can have a ball enjoying the free events with a mask bought on the street, but be prepared for epic crowding.

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Work Any Time, Anywhere with Sage Cloud

Convert your desktop Sage to Sage Cloud and get rid of your IT hassles plus get the benefits of being on the cloud:

  • Simple to scale
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Why choose Knowall as your service provider?

Knowall manage all of their own hardware and are able to guarantee any services they provide for your organisation; operate at greatly improved performance levels, over existing solutions.

100% customer focused. They understand all organisations requirements vary and therefore build bespoke tailored environments for each of their clients.

Their enterprise private cloud platform is owned and managed by Knowall IT and hosted in secure, ISO 27001 certified, Tier 3 UK data centres. They are therefore able to guarantee every environment they build will be faster, more resilient and more secure than previous systems employed by their clients.

Every environment they build for their clients is ring fenced from other customers to ensure 100% security.

Their Hosted solutions are backed up by 24×7 UK support, so no matter where you are in the world, they are always available to help.

Their success is built on the development of long lasting client relationships, by providing; a client focused, hands-on and personal approach, whilst striving to deliver technologies and solutions that exceed their clients’ expectations.

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WONDERFUL MARQUEES FROM MARQUEE HIRE

Marquee Hire have many years in the marquee industry; having provided commercial use marquee for just about every occasion; from product launches, parties and ball’s means that they offer a wealth of expertise and knowledge regarding successful marquee hire and event services ensuring the success of your event in Surrey, London, the Home Counties and the Southeast. With Marquee Hire’s track record of consistently delivering fantastic corporate events on time and on budget to a variety of organisations, many organisations have come to trust them to deliver their entire portfolio of corporate functions.

Marquee for an event for Goldsmiths College, University of London. Marquee with open side.

Don’t just take their word for it… this is what they have to say….

‘You may have seen us on Channel 4, London Live and read about us in The Guardian, and it’s often said that our proven track record in the delivery of outstanding events and marquee hire is unsurpassed. But don’t take our word for it, see what our clients say’

Marquee with starlight roof lining.

“It was a wonderful celebration and everything worked so well - spacewise, thanks hugely to your amazing patience with us! and your constant guiding advice. Above all, the care, helpfulness and can-do Spirit, displayed by every member of your team made the whole experience so positive. I can assure you James, that any opportunity we get to recommend Trafalgar/ J F Marquees, we will have no hesitation in doing so” Michael & Nikki September 2016 

David Attenborough in one of our marquees for the launce of Woodberry Wetlands.

“Thank you ever so much for your support of the Naming Ceremony on Monday 28 September. The day couldn’t have gone any better and our key stakeholders were extremely pleased with how the event went. The marquee looked brilliant and you were so brilliant in the run up. I very much look forward to working with you again soon.”  Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

Contact Marquee Hire today for more on their commercial marquee hire

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DIY Marquees Your One Stop Marquee Shop

DIY Marquees aren’t only about selling marquees they also provide all the accessories required to get your business off the ground. Their superb, value for money marquee flooring for sale and marquee lighting for sale will ensure your business has everything required so you can offer the best in the industry.

DIY Marquee’s flooring packages are designed to be easy to lay whilst giving one of the best finishes available in a marquee using new carpet, available in red, green or honey beige.

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Included in each package is a non-breathable underlay, this is placed underneath the carpet when laying to prevent the build-up of condensation during your event (grass gives off a lot of water vapour if not covered). Grass is very tough so covering for a week or so will not generally cause any harm.

The marquee flooring is simply nailed in place -hammer, nails, cutting knife and a tool belt are included in the package. Watch our marquee flooring video to see how easy it is to lay.

This is the flooring and method of laying used by most of the marquee hire industry.

Our carpet packages include:

  • One (or more) 2m wide rolls of carpet in red, green or honey beige
  • Waterproof underlay (may require folding to fit your size of marquee)
  • 6″ nails, hammer, cutting knife and tool belt
  • Instructions (as with all DIY Marquee products)

DIY Marquees have a wide range of Marquee Linings for sale including blackout roof linings to the highest standards using only high quality lining fabric. Their linings are designed specifically for DIY Marquees and transform the interior appearance by hiding all the framework in the roof, blocking out the light and creating a unique atmosphere.

ivory flat marquee linings    ivory pleated marquee linings   ivory curtain linings

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Planning ahead the simple and affordable way

Planning your funeral can be daunting and emotional, however, with Lodge Brothers you will feel comfortable and at ease within no time at all.

They have empathetic staff who will guide you every step of the way ensuring you feel comfortable and make the right decisions for you and your loved ones.

Plan and pay for your funeral service today, and your family and friends won’t be left behind to deal with the funeral costs or worry about making the right choices for the service. With prepaid funeral plans Ashford your service will be planned and paid for, giving both you and your loved ones peace of mind knowing that the funeral costs and the arrangement details are already taken care of.

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Planning ahead with a Pre-Paid funeral plans Chertsey  will ensure your family won’t face any extra cost or worries when the time comes – plus they will find comfort in the knowledge that you said goodbye in the way that you wanted.

A Funeral Plan from Lodge Brothers gives you:

  • Protection against the rising cost of funerals – secure your plan at TODAY’s prices
  • Peace of mind for you and your loved ones
  • Personalise your funeral – Say “goodbye” YOUR way
  • Personal and Professional service from a fully trained Funeral Arranger
  • Guaranteed acceptance – No age or health restrictions
  • Monthly payment option – interest free available
  • All funds held in a secure TRUST FUND ready to be paid when the time
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Lodge Brothers funeral plans Cobham have a wide variety of floral tributes and memorial headstones to choose from, speak to them today and find out how they can help you and your family.
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Keep Downtime to a Minimum with a FREE Vacuum Loader Health Check

IBS are the market leaders in Industrial Blower Systems and Services, they pride themselves on their ever-expanding wide range of leading products such as FVP 25 Portable Heavy Duty High Performance Industrial Vacuum Loader and vacuum booster.

IBS offer a free vacuum loader health check ensuring your vacuum loader is always in good working order thus avoiding any down time.

Time to explore some of the other products IBS offer -

What is a Liquid Ring Vacuum Pump?
Liquid ring vacuum pumps are a single stage block model, suitable to compress gas and vapours in the industrial processes.

The main features are:

  • able to pump gases and vapours;
  • nearly isothermal compression of gases;
  • no lubricant in contact with pumped gas;
  • the pumps must be continuously fed with service liquid, normally water (oil, organic liquids etc. can be used), while working in a sufficient rate to eliminate the heat produced by the compression of gases and to replace any liquid which flows out of the pump together with the gas. The service liquid can be separated from the gas in a liquid separator and can be recirculated either partially or entirely, after intermediate cooling;
  • safe operation and minimum maintenance;
  • reduced noise and vibration.

 

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Tantric Journey School of Healing & Awakening

Tantric Journey begins with Five Key practices:

  1. Talking & Listening Therapy to develop trust, safety and connection
  2. Tantric massage to evoke negative emotions
  3. Deep breathing with attention to help remove evoked stagnant emotions from the body
  4. Movement with feelings to disperse negative energy and move positive energy throughout the body
  5. Chanting to express emotions to dispel negative energy vocally, and to pull the orgasmic energy upwards towards the crown to feel orgasms in the head
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The above Five Keys are helpful with systematically charging and discharging the body with energy. They can be used simultaneously or separately. The combined use increases the body’s capacity to generate and maintain high levels of energy, which is experienced as intensified and expanded excitement in the body.

Most people are unaware of the multiple ways to which a man’s body is capable of receiving pleasure besides the obvious. For many men and women, the body and all of its sensual components are still mysteries. As a result they are often left feeling unfulfilled on a long-term basis. The techniques learned through Tantric Journey Prostate massage therapy London sessions can help to unlock these mysteries and enable clients to feel fulfillment at a much deeper level.

For women, Tantra can empower and fulfill their sensual needs; For men, it can open up a whole new world to intimacy. For couples, it’s an opportunity to create a more meaningful, intimate and spiritual connection.

WHAT IS A LINGAM MASSAGE?

A lingam massage is an energising and healing massage of the penis. According to Tantric and Taoist philosophy and ancient knowledge the lingam possesses reflex points which when properly stimulated can release tension, trauma and facilitate healing.

Lingam is a Sanskrit word and doesn’t simply translate as penis instead it translates as ‘’wand of light.’’ In Tantra, the vision of the penis is different from the one typically held in the West. In Tantra, the penis is seen in an honourable manner and respected as a true “light wand” that channels creative energy and pleasure.

Over twenty five different holds and techniques are involved in the lingam massage and this is a deeply healing experience that involves awakening sexual energy, harnessing it and transporting it every cell in the body in order to revitalise and energise the entire body. This technique will also balance and harmonise the body as well as invigorating and strengthening the system.

The massage is offered as part of a Tantric Journey Prostate massage London treatment plan that includes the whole body and is a healing treatment that is designed to facilitate the release of emotional blockages, treatment of sexual dysfunctions, relaxation, body and mind revitalisation.

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Rent a Date from Dukes of Daisy

February is also known as the month of love and you may have a special Valentine’s function that requires you to bring a partner or you may feel lonely and looking for companionship? Perhaps you have recently lost someone close to you and you would like to go to the movies, dinner or attend a function and you don’t feel like going alone?

Dukes of Daisy have the perfect solution to what you need, they have hundreds of non-sexual companions you can choose from. Their companions also known as ‘rent a friend’ have been strictly checked and chosen for their unique attributes.

You can choose from the many female companion or male companions they have available, the great thing about Dukes of Daisy is that each person has a picture of what they look like as well as a description about themselves and their unique qualities or attributes so you can find someone who suites you and that you will feel comfortable with.

Don’t spend your days alone; take the step and rent a friend for that special occasion or just to hang out and go to movies. Rent a friend is safe and affordable solution to dating.

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Meet Samantha

Age: 30
Eye colour: Blue
Hair Colour/Style: Blonde
Height: 5’2
Body Type: Slim
Smokes: Occasionally
Sexuality: Straight
Client Orientation: Men & Women
Availability: Weekends
Cities you are willing to travel to: Manchester
Biography:  Meeting new faces is one of my great passions, smiler is what I am known as because a smile is what I always carry.

Dining out enjoying different cuisines is what I love to do, along  with alot more things I will try everything once. Honest, caring and kindhearted are just a few things I am.

Book me this evening and I can guarantee their will be no regrets

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Marquee Hire Have Hundreds of Commercial Marquees to Suit Every Occasion

Marquee Hire meets every need of its customers, offering sound and reliable service in equipment hire and function co-ordination. The company has grown over the many years and now offers a range so vast there is little reason to go elsewhere. That coupled with the friendly, efficient staff makes Marquee Hire an industry leader.

Marquee with peaked roof for corporate event in Surrey.

Marquee Hire are renowned for their expertise, professionalism and high quality commercial use marquee to elegantly draped marquees. Their extensive range and supreme versatility means that they have the right marquee to suit your event.

Read a recent case study on a project at NO 1 Hyde Park

Build of bespoke marquee in No 1 Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, London.

THE EVENT

Building project, the refurbishment of flooring in two hall ways. 

THE CHALLENGE

Marquee Hire were approached by international engineering firm, Laing O’Rourke to provide a covering for stonemason’s whilst they were refitting flooring in the prestigious No 1 Hyde Park development in Knightsbridge for several weeks.

Not only was it imperative that the existing fixtures and fittings were to remain in situ and to be protected, the build time was limited to several days, to reduce impact to residents.

THE SOLUTION

After meeting the client onsite, we worked with our skilled in house team and supply chain to design deliver two bespoke temporary structures to be built and fitted within the hall ways.

After refining both structures in our warehouse, we were ready to install these following a tight 2 day build schedule, with both structures being dismantled 2 months later to again, in a one day take down. The project as a huge success, staying on time and on budget with no impact on existing fixtures and fittings in situ.

Contact Marquee Hire today for all commercial marquee hire solutions

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Personalise Your Funeral with a Pre Paid Funeral Plan

Say “goodbye” YOUR way and give your loved one’s peace of mind with Lodge Brothers wide range of funeral plans.

Having served the community for over 230 years’ Lodge Brothers know exactly how to assist their customers with a fitting memorial to remember their loved ones and have helped thousands of people plan their own funeral. The benefits of Lodge Brothers flexible funeral plans Chertsey suite everyone’s needs.

Lodge Brothers Funeral Plans Cobham gives you:

  1. Protection against the rising cost of funerals – secure your plan at TODAY’s prices
  2. Personalise your funeral
  3. Personal and Professional service from a fully trained Funeral Arranger
  4. Guaranteed acceptance – No age or health restrictions
  5. Monthly payment option – interest free available
  6. All funds held in a secure TRUST FUND ready to be paid when the time comes.

Lodge Brothers have outstanding people who work for them, people who are dedicated, empathetic and who always go the extra mile for those in need. They are passionate about getting involved in the community and ensuring that their clients’ needs are taken care of during grief which is often the most difficult time in their life.

Paul Bye, our Surrey Commercial and Operations Manager recently appeared in the Wisley & Pyrford Magazine with a piece on what it is like to be a Funeral Director.

When Paul Bye reveals his profession at parties, it can be something of a show-stopper. Paul, from Surrey, gave up his career of 15 years to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a Funeral Director. Paul explains “I wanted to do a job that was more important, where I could help people. I wanted to make people aware of the choices that are available and help them to talk about death and dying.”

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He added that he has “no fascination with death” as his work is about “helping the living by supporting grieving families.” Nevertheless, he does have to work in the mortuary with the deceased, so how does he cope with this aspect of the job? “Before becoming a Funeral Director I had never seen a dead body and found the prospect a little chilling, but I quickly became accustomed to it. It’s not creepy. The deceased is simply somebody whose heart no longer beats; somebody’s loved one.”

Dealing with grieving families on a daily basis must be harrowing but Paul said “I get a tangible sense of helping people. It’s meaningful, wonderful work.” He added that if he ever has a particularly difficult day, he unwinds by talking to his father (who also works for Lodge Brothers) about it. Paul says that his work has changed his own perspective on life. “It has made me hold the people I love tighter. It has made me appreciate them more. I no longer dwell on small things, hold grudges or let arguments lie unresolved.”

As part of Paul’s role at Lodge Brothers, he meets with clubs and societies to engage them in conversations about death and dying. “Death is a fact of life and it is important to be able to discuss your own thoughts and personal wishes. Planning ahead with funeral plans gives people the comfort of knowing that, when they die, their family and friends will have a good idea of the things that matter to them the most. Of course we encourage people to consider the implications of burial versus cremation, but we also ask people to think about their favourite pieces of music, donations to a designated charity, the funeral procession to take a specific route or bright colours to be worn.

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