The Barcelona Ladies Open is an international level women’s tennis tournament on the WTA Tour that is hosted in Barcelona (Spain) with a total prize of $220,000 USD.
Originally created in November 2003 with a small prize of $10,000 on the ITF Women’s Circuit, it was quickly increased to $25,000 for next year, then later further increased to $75,000 and scheduled for October in 2005.
Unfortunately in 2013 it was cancelled and it’s position in the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour (which it was upgraded to in 2007) was given to a new tournament in Nuramberg (Germany).
This is a bit of a personal post, so it’s a little different to normal. Here’s what happened, my nana recently hired someone for home care.
While it’s off my usual topic of “design” it’s still very related to “home” which is 50% of what this blog is about.
So this is really for the older people that require some assistance around the home, or younger people (like myself) with older parents or grandparents that could use some assistance.
This type of assistance is called care at home. There are plenty of local providers of this, I contacted my home care market deeping provider because they’re the nearest local. Or so I thought, they actually referred me to a home care oakham provider.
I later received an information pack with all of the services they provide, here’s a few of those:
- Home Care
- Live in Care
- Dementia Care
- Respite Care
Fortunately all I was looking for was home care, just regular care visit to her to check up on her and help her out around the home. Maybe with general household chores, preparing meals, whatever is appropriate for her.
I’m sharing this with you because I think it can benefit our readers from knowing such a service is around. It’s much better than any alternatives in my opinion, which is a care home or caring for them yourself.
There’s a fairly new type of window blind out called Perfect Fit. It’s a system created by UK company, Louvolite.
It allows window blinds to be fitted without drilling, meaning there’s no holes. This is done through a system that clips into the window, it’s harder to describe it than it is to show you:
The most popular place for blinds using the Perfect Fit system is for conservatory roofs. This saves you having holes in your expensive conservatory, and all conservatories are expensive!
There are a select few old style windows that perfect fit blinds don’t work in, but this isn’t common. I personally have them in every window in my house, they’re a little bit more expensive than regular blinds, but they’re really great and look beautiful.
Here’s the different types of blinds available in the Perfect Fit frame:
- Roller blinds
- Metal Venetian blinds
- Wood Effect Venetian blinds
- Pleated blinds
I personally opted for Pleated blinds around my house, they’re my personal favourite after I originally had them in my conservatory.
For my bathroom and kitchen I also have Pleated perfect fits but with a coating, I believe it’s a Teflon coating, that makes it 100% waterproof / moisture resistant.
I think they look pretty good in my house:
Whether you agree or not is your opinion
Let me know your comments on this new type of window blinds, and check out: http://www.harrietsblinds.co.uk/perfect-fit-blinds/ where you can buy perfect fit blinds online or arrange an appointment via your local agent.
It’s summertime and I’ve got a yellow dress on today. Just in case you wanted to know, ha ha. To go with the summer style, one of the most popular colours is yellow. Another popular colour is green, but we will cover that another time.
Not much to this article, just some inspirational ideas for yellow window blinds and matching interior furnishings for your home.
Obviously if you are not a massive fan of yellow, I would not advise using yellow in a room. It is not always summer and it will probably make less sense to you in the winter time if you are not a fan.
Hopefully this will give you some idea if you would like it or not.
Here are the photographs:
Hope that got your brain going yellow… Get it? Light bulb goes yellow? Not funny? Okay
Not sure how much this will really be beneficial to you, but I know a few local people visit the site, so if you’re interested in any of these blinds locally we recommend blinds kettering & corby blinds supplier, Blindstyle.
And also our sponsor, Harriets Blinds Manchester.
A big question people have when designing their kitchen. What colour kitchen will look best? That kind of depends on a few factors, predominately what specific thing are you looking to colour? For example, your kitchen appliances should usually be 1 colour, unless they’re hidden behind cupboards. Then your worktop should all be 1 colour, your cupboard and drawers should be 1 colour, your window blinds, walls, flooring, etc.
It’s unfortunately very hard to give a specific “colour” to choose for everything, so in this article all I want to provide help for is with colouring the cupboards and drawers.
There’s quite a few colours you can use, here’s what’s popular today:
My personal favourite is white, but that’s merely an opinion. The trick to using a colour like brown or red is to have other things in the room matching the colour. If you choose white or black it works no matter what. The only thing with silver is you’ll have to purchase stainless steel appliances to match.
One problem people may have with black or white is they show up dirt very easily, so you’ll need to continually be cleaning them to make them look best.
Though when they are clean, they look great:
My advice is to do a quick google images search for a colour you’re looking for and simply see what comes up. It’s really quick to do and you’ll get a ton of inspiration from looking at those photographs.
I hope you’ve found this inspiring, please leave a comment below if you liked it!