Schools in the United Kingdom can differ greatly, especially if we are looking at what a particular school has to offer when it comes to sports.
It is from my own search for a good school for my children that I came to the conclusion that private schools are a lot better in this regards.
I don’t know how many schools be investigated, but I would guess it must have been at least 10 different schools here in our vicinity. No single one of the state schools we looked at could impress us with their sports offerings.
A lot of those public schools only allowed a couple of hours of sports per week for the children. Many of the schools did not offer any additional classes and courses beyond that.
Very few of the public schools had modern, up-to-date sports facilities and those who had them often didn’t maintain them well.
The picture was quite different when we researched some of the better private schools in the UK. Not only did we find that they by and large gave sports a much higher priority compared to state schools, they also offered the children a lot more sport activities in general.
For example, our youngest loves soccer. There was only three schools where he can join a soccer team and those were private, independent schools.
Now, it may well be that sport is not that important for your family. If it is, on the other hand, you should probably take a closer look at the private schools in your area. You will be surprised how those schools are often a lot better for sports than our public schools!
After the city climbed three places in the ranking by the SportBusiness Ultimate Sports Cities Awards, Glasgow is now at fifth place ahead of Los Angeles, Tokyo, Sydney and Paris .
Glasgow is also the number one city in the sports legacy category as well as the best small city by population band. It managed to beat Amsterdam, Calgary, Doha and Vancouver.
The CEO of Glasgow’s city council, Annemarie O’Donnell said that Glasgow’s sporting reputation has never been higher.
In a public statement after the announcement she said “Our rise as one of the world’s top sporting cities has been secured thanks to our investment in world-class facilities, our international events programme and our commitment to increasing participation and leaving a lasting legacy for future generations.”
If you happen to be in a profession where you’re on the go most of the time, such as in the travel industry or if you’re a contractor, electronic invoicing can be a big help.
Simply spoken, with electronic invoicing you can be more mobile and don’t need to come back to your office to finish up your work.
In addition, e-invoice will shorten the time and work required for your invoicing process significantly.
The latest electronic invoicing services will allow you to create and send invoices right from your mobile devices while you’re out on the road.
Some e-invoice providers now offer free apps that allow you to use e-invoice wherever you are and whenever you want, a great solution for contractors or the many professions in travel.
On the other hand, electronic invoicing is not only advantageous for those people who are often on the go. It’ll likewise provide massive benefits in professions that are office-based such as in retail or manufacturing.
With electronic invoicing, tedious tasks associated with invoices such as mailing and sorting are not needed any longer. You or your staff will have more time available for other tasks for your business. Another big plus of e-invoice is the fact that electronic invoices are easier to manage and to organize.
Considering the above advantages of e-invoicing along with the usually rather low costs, e-invoicing is a cost-saving and effective invoicing alternative for any type of business today.
Maybe you are like me: I cannot stay at one place for a long time. Sooner or later I will get the “travel itch”.
I want to see all those places I’ve never been to or visit those great destinations again I have already seen.
Obviously, if you love to travel, money can be a problem. This is especially true if you go on holidays like most other people do where they book into expensive hotels or travel resorts.
But here is the deal: You can see all those places at a fraction of the cost if you go camping instead. Not only is camping a lot cheaper, it has even more advantages I want to talk about right here.
For me, the best thing about camping is that I can go on travel adventures whenever I like. I can go to places other people may not even ever see since I don’t rely on a specific location where there is a hotel. I mean, there are campgrounds almost anywhere!
When you are on holidays where you stay in a hotel you’re always limited in some ways. You cannot even get up and get yourself a nice breakfast and tea unless you go to a restaurant. I don’t have this problem with my campervan. I can cook my favourite meal at all times of the day or night. If I’m tired of one place I can drive to another in a heartbeat. For me, travelling in my campervan is just so much better in many ways.
Now, if you’re strapped for cash, a campervan is ideal because you don’t even need to buy one. You can always rent a nice van when you feel that you want to go on holidays. Camping vans come in all sizes categories today from simple to luxuries. So if you only plan to go somewhere for a weekend where all you need would be a place to sleep you don’t need the latest luxury model, you can rent a simple campervan for little money from a VW camper van hire in the UK.
Camping today can be so much fun, why not give it a try?
This is a video that shows the currently very popular vocal group The Brit Tones. This video was from a recent trip to the Canary Islands onboard the Queen Victoria were I had the pleasure to meet the group which is part of the U.K.’s popular singing waiters.
Most fitness gyms may look more or less the same at first glance, yet there can often be big differences if one takes a closer look at what they offer.
One of the biggest differences when we are talking about gyms is in regards to whether a gym has the right staff on site that can offer competent and helpful advice.
By and large, many of the cheaper gym chains in the United Kingdom don’t really have a priority on that. What they do is want to sell you a membership – and that is it as far as their concern about your personal fitness and well-being.
It is clear that a qualified trainer on hand can make a big difference, in particular if someone doesn’t have enough experience with exercising. How would you know about the best routines for your body or what type of equipment to use if you don’t have any help in that regards?
In my opinion, the best gyms are those where you know that there is a trainer on-site that can help you. Obviously, this type of advice should be included in the price for your gym membership.
Recently, more gyms are also having offering complete training classes. What this means is that you can attend a class that’s dedicated for a particular goal, say weight loss, and there is of course always a trainer present that will teach the attending fitness buffs about the best exercises.
So if you have a chance, make sure the gym you choose offers any of the above, either a trainer or fitness classes or possibly both.
The above fitness tips are brought to you by London Fields Fitness, your Hackney gym for a fitter and healthy body!
Health experts point out that a quarter of the body’s bones are in our feet and ankles. Pretty much our entire bodies foundation ‘n stability depends on them. This is where movement begins.
Health expert and fitness author Katie Bowman to the press: “The feet are perhaps the most neglected complex structure in the body.
According to a recent study by the American Podiatric Medical Association, eight in 10 Americans have experienced a problem with their feet at least once in their lives. Worse, the study also showed that 25% of adults are unable to exercise due to foot problems.
The spokesmen of the APM Dr Howard Osterman points out that foot problems are mostly due to overuse: “We don’t need the toes to have the dexterity of fingers but we do need some dexterity,” he said. “We need the muscles to have strength.”
Pretty much every time when I converse with my buddies about my passion for horse racing, people get very excited or at least they pretend that they are.
It doesn’t take a minute or two that someone then asks me about some good, working strategies and horse racing tips. Well, normally I should feel honoured every time this happens…
However, there are a number of problems with that. But let me explain.
If someone asks you about good horse race strategies it is pretty much a given that the one who is asking is normally also new to horse racing. Otherwise they wouldn’t even ask, right?
There is really no specific system or “secret” racing tips one can use at the races. All those horse racing strategies that actually work are based on one thing, and one thing only: insider horse racing knowledge.
It is this knowledge about the performance of horses on particular tracks under whatever particular circumstances which allows a professional to make a decent prediction on what horses might possibly have the best chances and which one would not. Obviously, this is not something a normal person can do since it requires many years of studying the races. It is a true profession which really is entirely different from your average guy who goes to the track maybe once every two weeks.
Now you understand why being new to the races and having an actua working strategy sort of contradict each other. But here’s the good thing: some professionals in the British horseracing scene are actually giving away their knowledge, sometimes for a fee, sometimes for free. In other words, you can obtain a working horse racing strategy that is based on knowledge from someone who already did all the hard work.
Before I knew about the horse racing pro I was like most others at the track: I mostly lost my money and those few times when I won it was always rather meagre. (Hint: never bet on everyone else favourites!). But you can get a subscription for his horse racing tips and this helped me big time – I can highly recommend them to you!