One of the most tragic and saddest sights I have ever seen occurs in the Italian Job. Let me be completely clear here, am talking about the Italian Job. No, not that Mark Wahlberg abomination, the Italian Job, with Michael Caine and Sir Noel Coward, oh and Benny Hill. You know the scene, and of you don’t I will painfully relay it. It concerns the … Continue reading Can I have that E type Jaguar please?
It’s hard to believe that after 62 years, Formula 1 has only seen five women compete in a grand prix. Compare this to the 822 men who have taken part and it’s obvious that there is a serious lack of female drivers. But why? Image Credit Limited spaces With no female drivers to look up to, young women are unlikely to decide that the world … Continue reading Why is Formula 1 still a man’s world for racing drivers?
With a few bank holidays coming up, and the clocks finally going forward, we will hopefully have some nicer weather to look forward to. With this in mind, you might start thinking about getting outdoors again, blowing out the cobwebs and enjoying the fresh air after a long cold winter indoors. After all the snow and ice we have had this year Spring will be … Continue reading Spring into Spring with a trip to the Forest of Dean
Are you sick of the state of the nation’s roads? The issue of potholes doesn’t seem to be going away, with millions of pounds worth of damage being done to cars, motorbikes and cyclists every year. If you hit one without seeing it, you know about it! Our roads are busy places and suffer exposure to the elements for years. You’ll be especially annoyed if … Continue reading Pothole Problems
Summer can be an awkward season for men’s fashion. You’ll be too hot living in the usual jeans, but it’s not enough to just throw on a pair of shorts and hope for the best. What will you put on your feet and what material is best to wear? T-shirts A few good t-shirts are a wardrobe essential – airy and lightweight for those hot … Continue reading Summer Style Tips for Men
When it comes to planning an event, there are some crucial elements to consider in order to make it a success. Understanding the purpose One of the most common mistakes when staging an event is not fully understanding the mission or point of the event. This is especially true of many fundraising events, where the purpose is simply seen as having a ceremony or raising … Continue reading Tips For Event Success
Elastomers are a group of rubbery elastic materials. They can be stretched and then recover their original shape. They do this because the molecules comprising them are in long wiry coiled chains that are extended when force is applied but then snap back (sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly) to their original compacted arrangements. Image Credit The word was invented as an abbreviation of “elastic polymer”. Rubber … Continue reading An introduction to elastomers
In the wake of high profile fire related tragedies like Grenfell Tower, the spotlight is turning firmly onto fire safety in our commercial and public buildings. But do you know your responsibilities as regards fire resistance and ductwork? Image Credit A legal obligation Under sections 5.3 and 5.4 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, it is now a legal obligation to prove that … Continue reading Ductwork and fire resistance: legal responsibilities
Easter is a fresh and vibrant time of year. Spring is in the air, with fragrant flowers, crisp sunny days and clear blue skies. Image Credit It is the perfect time to dress your windows at home and refresh your space. Not only does a beautifully-dressed window space allow for a great focal point in the room but also it can help to create an … Continue reading How to dress your windows for Easter
There are more ways to achieve metal to metal bonding than ever before, from age-old thermal joining techniques such as welding, brazing or soldering to mechanical fastening with hardware such as rivets and newer bonding options such as liquid adhesive or tape. If you have been wondering which to choose for your next metal to metal bonding project, read on, as here we look at … Continue reading Choosing the best adhesive for metal to metal bonding