Wednesday, January 28, 2009

in a tree house

What is it about tree houses that endear them to us so well? I've always loved them. not only for their vantage point and views but for their sense of adventure. You have to be adventurous to go up into one, you have to a bit kiddish to love them, and you have to love them for the feeling of joy that they give.

self-storage anyone?

We've been moving so often in the past seven years, that I sometimes feel like I could open my own business! Well, if not a packing and moving business, then at least a self storage business, since I'm pretty good and organizing and packing as well. Or, maybe not! The thing is that I've always been rather fascinated by all these storage facilities for some reason. Maybe, it's the thought of traveling or moving to new places, and collecting too many things along the way as well, that endears them to me. What ever it is, the fact is that I am fascinated by them!

on topics far and wide

As a writer, one can't control the kind of assignments one gets. Sometimes it's all about traveling to Turkey, other times about the best acne treatments available in the market and at other times about supply chain networks. In a way, I suppose the work never quite gets boring at least, but it can test one's patience for sure. Well, in the sense that, you work hard and do a lot of research on some complicated topic and write a fantastic piece, and then you get a completely inane subject! There is always a option to refuse, but I usually find it too intriguing to refuse. I'm one of those people who needs to be busy, I love doing a couple of things at a time and so on!

Friday, January 23, 2009

a cup of tea!

Will you have a cup of tea with me?

I never, ever thought the day would come when I would enjoy drinking a cup of tea, or even two cups a day. Well, it has come and I am really relishing the cold weather for the opportunity to enjoy my cup of cha!

tea time

searching for...

I can not really believe just how many research articles I get for anything related to diets, the diet pill, losing weight and so on. There is a vast amount of research on all of these topics and sometimes it can get really confusing as to what is real and what is someone's opinion. I think the best way to deal with that is to stick to known and reputable sources, that are backed or recommended by a hospital or a doctor. Get a second opinion as well, it will do you no harm.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Being a state of mind

A vacation is always good for the soul. Often we relegate it to the lowest of our priorities, sometimes due to lack of time, at other due to lack of money or interest, but it really is very important to get out of one's daily routine and do something different. Sometimes a day is all it takes to get refreshed and often one need not go very far from home either. It's just a state of mind, kind of like leaving one's watch behind, turning off one's phone and not letting any problems intrude.

Being calm....

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The right first impression

These days, it is absolutely essential to have an Internet site, a place where you can build your brand, your image and connect to a new category of buyers. Having the right kind of digital signage is very important, as that is a viewer's first impression and is the deciding factor, whether they stay or move on. There are some really great places to get all your work done, so you actually don't need to understand any of it, but only the importance behind it.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Become environmentally aware

All through our travels we found that all the places we stayed at had installed these new and quite impressive tankless water heaters. It certainly what I had been expecting of the region, but it is a great use of the resources at hand, and limited waste to a bare minimum. I think everyone must make a concerted effort to be aware of the problems around us and try to help the environment at each step. Something as simple as installing an efficient water heater can make all the difference!

back to my warm home

Back home to lovely warm sights like this one. I love seeing the sunshine wander through my home, changing its course in the seasons. It's been a wonderful start to the new year. Hope to see it continue in the same vein. Having a beautiful, specifically a warm and inviting home is very important to me, and everyone who visits my home or sees its pictures conveys the same to me. Thank you all so much.

back home....

hotel pampering

What is the first thing you check when you enter a hotel room? For me, it's the bathroom. If the bathroom is good, then you can be assured that the room will be great as well, which is not always the case the other way around. I find that I must have good bathroom light fixtures as well, since that really makes a huge difference to the feel of a room. One is there only for a short time, but if that time is enjoyable, then it's certainly worth it. Many hotels I have found are going all out in putting in the most luxurious of settings in the baths, since they have found that guests really do like to feel pampered when they come to a hotel, even if it is just a business trip or in transit.

using barcode scanners

Retailers worldwide have adapted to the use of barcode scanners as part of their retail requirements, but many of the small retail stores have still not invested in this very basic implement of a retail store. For many, it is the price which is an impediment, but for others it is the new technology that is the main hindrance to getting pos scanners. One has to remember that a lot of small retailers are simply mom-and-pop stores, which have been conducting their business in the same manner for generations, and are not exactly willing to change.r