Just as the cost of living increases from year to year, the cost of dying is no different. The SunLife cost of dying report for 2021, an annual sector-leading research paper, which has been providing a comprehensive overview of funeral costs since 2004, shows that the cost of funerals has continued to increase on an annual basis. One positive aspect however is that the increase of funeral-related costs has at least slowed down somewhat over the last 2 years.

The same report goes on to explain that the average cost of dying in 2021, depending on where in the UK you live, is £8,864 – that is down 4.3% since 2020.

Funeral costs are rarely included as part of the average family’s annual budget. The Lodge Brothers family of Coroners Woking, offer a variety of cost-effective solutions aimed at assisting families to deal with the costs, which arise when a loved one passes away.

Lodge Brothers Coroners Langley all offer a range of pre-paid for and planned funeral packages, with a suitable budget option for all, all of which are designed to alleviate the inevitable financial and emotional strain which is placed on families when a loved one passes away. What makes the difference is the Lodge Brothers pledge to ensure that there are no hidden extras to surprise you, after all is said and done. Lodge Brothers publishes a full list of all costs attached to funeral planning on their website for full transparency and will provide a detailed quote prior to proceeding with any of the funeral arrangements, so that the families of the deceased know and understand everything that they will be required to pay for.

In the case of pre-planned arrangements, the deceased has already made most of the tough decisions on behalf of their loved ones. In fact, any person who would like to make their funeral wishes known, can use the complimentary service on the website which is kept on file in the event of their demise, so that when their family choses Lodge Brothers Coroners Westminster, all of the hard decisions are already made ahead of time. Using this service does not commit anyone to a funeral plan with Lodge Brothers – it simply ensures that when you loved ones chose Lodge Brothers for funeral arrangements, the wishes of the deceased shared with the family who can then provide the funeral just as you would have, if you had planned it yourself.

Besides being able to rely on our 240 years of experience in the business of assisting families with funerals, when loved ones reach out to Lodge Brothers at their time of need, not only are they ensured of having full sight of what has been arranged and the cost of doing so, but they are also guaranteed many additional extra’s, which other Funeral homes will charge for, at no extra cost. Services such as afterhours attendance, arrangements for family viewings at the chapel of rest, delivery of ashes, additional staff or bearers, access to bereavement support and house calls, all come as part of the full service which you can expect to receive from Lodge Brothers across the UK.

One thing that you can be guaranteed of when you engage with a Lodge Brothers Legal attorney is that you will receive the personal touch. Lodge Brothers Legal Services Lasting Power of Attorney Sunbury are affiliated with the Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors family of companies with a unique past. In operation for over 240 years, the Lodge Brothers managed to grow throughout the UK for 8 generations, making them the epitome of the family business. As part of the services offered to their client base which spans the breadth and length of the UK, Lodge Brothers looked to increasing their funeral director services, with that of legal Services specifically related to the needs of the families who came to them, to say goodbye to their loved ones.

When a family member or loved one dies, dealing with estate administration can be a daunting task and is often the last thing on a person’s mind. Lodge Brothers  offer an efficient, professional and above all personal service to make your life easier at such a distressing time.

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A Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPA”) is a legal document that lets you appoint another person, the attorney, to make financial and/or welfare decisions on your behalf, if in the future you become unable or unwilling to make your own decisions.

There are 2 types of Lasting Powers of Attorney:

Property and Financial Affairs

  1. gives your Attorney authority to deal with your property and finances
  2. can be used whether or not you lack mental capacity
  3. your Attorney will be able to manage your bank account, pay your bills, collect your pension and sell your home

Health and Welfare

  1. allows your Attorney to make welfare and health care decisions for you, including decisions about life sustaining treatment
  2. can only be used if you lack mental capacity to make your own decisions
  3. your Attorney can make decisions about your daily routine, medical care and care home

Click here to find out how we can assist you! Lasting Power of Attorney  Shepperton and Lasting Power of Attorney Walton

How to clean your marquee

The obvious answer is whenever it needs it so maybe a better question would be how often should you expect to clean a marquee.

A marquee is far more likely to get dirty when being erected/dismantled rather than when it is actually up. If you’re careful when erecting and especially when dismantling the marquee then you can usually get away with a thorough clean only once or twice a season.

There are however a few exceptions:

The dirtiest marquee I have ever had was one that was erected under some trees. When it rained all of the dust and grime was washed off the leaves down on to our lovely marquee. If you’ve got to put a marquee up under trees expect to clean it immediately afterwards.

Rain-skirts by their very nature will always get muddy in the rain, these should be given a wipe over on pretty much every job.

Traffic-film – eventually PVC can have a grey layer build up which is especially difficult to remove. It takes a long time for this to happen (a year or two normally) but at this stage it needs a thorough clean using a chemical. The material also needs irritating (gone over with a brush or similar) to get this off. Once thoroughly cleaned the PVC should be as good as new.

Tree sap is a nightmare to remove.

There are also some things that will never come out:

Petrol/Diesel can stain PVC. This will never come out so avoid them at all costs.

Ingrained mould – this affects many marquees especially those that are stored when still wet. PVC is made of many layers, if a marquee is put away wet or if cheap PVC is used then water can get inside the layers and create mould which will never come out. Incidentally this is one of the reasons we use better quality 500gsm PVC than available elsewhere, it takes far longer for the layers to break down in better quality PVC.

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Some garden chemicals can stain – I was shown a marquee recently that had green stains around the rain skirt which seemed to have come from a chemical added to the lawn.

Better quality PVC always helps, we use a lacquer coated PVC as it is easier to clean and lasts longer than the cheap alternatives. Contact us for more Marquee hire advice 

Some might say that we are in unprecedented times as the globe turns hopefully towards healing from the ravages of the last two or so years. Unprecedented because never has everyone across the entire globe been taken siege in the way that we experienced with the Covid-19 pandemic which was able to spread like wild-fire, zig-zagging its way around the world, fuelled by the ability of human beings to move with ease across continents, thanks to technology. While the world has faced world wars, and pandemics, natural disasters, and environmental crisis before, nothing compared to the devastating effects caused by a super-spreading virus, which has caused untold financial and emotional devastation and destroyed families through tragic loss of life. There is not one person who has not in some way been affected by the events of the last years so if you are one of those people who experienced any of the emotional, physical, or spiritual repercussions of the pandemic, Mal Weeraratne has a ground-breaking approach to emotionally detox the body and help you with shedding negativity so that you may look to the future with a new outlook on life.

Anyone who is not only ready, but in need of releasing negative emotions will benefit from the body-mind healing by Mal Weeraratne who has spent almost all his life working with and helping people to detox from the effects of negative emotions, thoughts and feelings which they carry from a past of sadness, disappointment and fear. Mal Weeraratne, utilises the ancient art –form of Tantric and Taoist bodywork, which he combines with the knowledge and emotional intelligence from the study of Human Sexuality. Mal Weeraratne has assisted thousands of people and couples heal and grow into to health and loved one again after experiencing bad outcomes from previous relationships and events.

Embracing traditional Indian and Chinese beliefs and practices, Mal Weeraratne has developed his unique style of Tantric-Tao practices, which work with the energy centres of the body, customarily known as the Chakras, to initiate the release of life energy. In both Indian ad Chinese traditions, it is believed that energy flows through all living things and when they are in alignment, these energies facilitate and sustain the body’s natural healing ability. Both philosophies also recognise that sexual energy is the basis of life energy, which is why tantric energy plays such a pivotal role in the healing process. Increased tantric energy is just one of the many benefits recipients of the Tantric practices that Mal Weeraratne shares with singles, couples and healing practitioners in his sessions and workshops, integrating Eastern wisdom with Western knowledge of science.

Release any negative feelings and experiences that may have been instrumental in creating a future without joy, in which you were not functioning at your very best and replace those negative thoughts and emotions by emotionally detoxing with Tantric Journey. Doing so will create a positive space for new and positive experiences may enter into your world and help you to fulfil your higher purpose.

Never before has humankind faced the personal challenges which society has had to embrace and conquer, in the days since 2020. Never before, have communities been so polarised, divided and challenged. Yet never before have we as a species had the opportunity to do greater good than harm. Throughout the world we see examples of where love and kindness prevail over the threat of negativity and sadness. It is our birth right as human beings to experience joy and the best way in which we can experience this, is in relationships with each other. Bonding is a powerful and necessary human emotion, which helps us to be the best versions of ourselves.

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Dukes of Daisy has experience this first-hand across the UK and is now helping individuals to reach out and be part of another person’s life, throughout the US. This successful concept is founded on the ability to assist people to engage with each other in a way that is both safe and non-threatening. Professionally managed and hands-on, Dukes of Daisy is not just another dating app. Dukes of Daisy Female Escorts UK is the platform, used by thousands, through which many have found themselves able to meet with like-minded people, where they can engage with non-sexual escorts US of both sexes and of all orientations, be it online or in person. The unique rent a friend service US enables people to connect and enjoy the many benefits of human interaction, in an exciting and personal way.

Dukes of Daisy Male Escorts UK has evolved with the times and has grown in popularity because of the unique service, which they offer. With a reputation that speaks for itself after years in the industry, there is no doubt that a service such as this will change your life. Anyone who has been a single adult knows that there are challenges to face when trying to enjoy the company of others. Your usual “go to” options such as clubs and pubs might no longer work for you if you are someone who is looking for a person to share good conversation, or perhaps you are someone who is looking for company to take with you to the next dreaded social or family event, so that you don’t have to face Uncle Jim alone, with his many questions about why you are still single, or deal with your siblings asking you when you are going to finally settle down. Change things up and take a non-sexual escort US with you to your next social event so that you can, for once, just relax and have fun, rather than standing on the side-lines watching all the other couples having a good time while you sip your warm prosecco all on your own. This service allows every outing or event to be a fun and enjoyable occasion.

Non-sexual Dukes of Daisy escorts are professional managed and the terms of the service are set out up-front for both parties to agree that the service does not include “additional extra’s” at any stage during or after the date.

IBS are suppliers and distributers of a large variety of premium brands of industrial blowers, vacuums and pumps. This type of Industrial equipment is utilised widely across a broad range of industries because of their specialised function of positively displacing air or water to enable the removal of air or gas molecules from a sealed volume thereby creating a partial vacuum allowing water to flow through in the void which has been created. HomeWhile this technology may be one of the oldest still in use, the application of this technology across so many various industries is testament to its tried and tested value to many working environments. Pumps can commonly be found in use in food processing, chemical, commercial, medical, petro-chemical and water supply industries and are valuable for being long-lasting and resistant to wear and tear.

While vacuums and pumps can be said to be the upholders of many an industry, IBS are equally renowned for their value-for-money pump and vacuum solutions ready to ship to your company at any given time, your business will never lose production as a result of lack of functional equipment because of either unplanned or planned maintenance and servicing. Lead times and turn around times are minimized ensuring minimal disruption to production is experienced, regardless of whether in your replacement cycle or within the servicing cycle. Unexpected downtime resulting from unanticipated breakages will be swiftly attended to due to our flexibility to supply and install industrial blowers.

IBS offers professional services alongside their wide spectrum of products, which are stocked including Portable Industrial Vacuum Units, side channel blowers, liquid ring vacuum pumps, industrial blowers and biogas compressors, along with any and all spares and ancillaries. In addition, companies can source portable vacuum units, which IBS will deliver or which can be collected from the depot companies know where to turn with confidence when in search of the right products. IBS has been selected the sole distributor in the UK for some premium brands, indicating the trust that suppliers have in their expertise and understanding of their products. Industrial blowers are stocked, supplied, repaired and refurnished, so companies know where to turn with confidence when in search of an exceptional quality from a company with an uncompromising reputation for excellence in service.

As experts in process engineering, IBS can provide your business with everything from initial surveys and reports, to design and implementation for contracts and once-off installations. Providing a full and comprehensive turnkey service project solution custom fit to your business needs and project budget. IBS offers total solutions for projects including storage, silo’s, mechanical, pneumatic and vacuum conveying system process handling. Engineers offer electrical and mechanical plant servicing and refurbishment for existing plants and installation of developing plants.

Ready to ship to your company at any given time, your business will never lose production as a result of lack of functional equipment because of either unplanned or planned maintenance and servicing.

Two out three organisations recognise the crucial role that cloud computing plays in the role of their digital transformation. Engaging with cloud computing support is a guaranteed way of decreasing business costs, increasing productivity and out-performing against competitors who are part of the 1/3rd of organisations who are still not yet using the cloud as an integral part of their IT infrastructure. Cloud computing has revolutionised the face of IT across the globe with its versatility and 24/7 accessibility, enabling organisations of all size, to enjoy the cost saving benefits of 100% online access. If, like 2/3rds of organisations, you want to take your business on a digital transformation journey and embrace the future of technology, Knowall IT Support Soho is the managed business partner, which is equipped to facilitate that transition.

Cloud computing has been in use almost since the beginning of the history of computers themselves. In the early 2000’s, as the internet developed from travel blogs, brochures and chat rooms into the social and technological giant, global network of communications that it is today as a result of the creation of the internet. Since that time, what first began with the image of a world wide web has developed into what is now referred to the cloud. What is the cloud really? It’s the image that has been given to society to help them to conceptualise the way in which we are able to gain access to hardware and software that is not physically in front of us.

Simply put, cloud computing is to IT what Uber is to the transportation industry. You need a ride from A to B but you don’t have your own vehicle. You contact Uber and set up someone to collect you and drop you off where you need to be, and you pay the association transportation fee. Similarly, with cloud computing, you pay a fee for the IT infrastructure that you need, when you need it for as long as you need it. It gets your business from A to B, without you having to purchase the whole vehicle. Its available to you at any time, on-demand, without worrying about maintenance, up-keep, running costs or upgrades. Just like Uber, the infrastructure / vehicle is provided to you at the fraction of the cost and you simply pay for what you need, when you need it. While each organisation will experience the benefits differently, the benefits will be experienced immediately as a direct result of having access to the latest servers, applications or operating systems without the mammoth financial commitment on the hardware and software which is required to provide quality IT support.

Knowall IT Support Paddington is an award-winning IT service provider with the capacity to provide your business with high quality cloud and voice services, ensuring access to high performance computing and communications at the fraction of the cost. For the organisation who has not yet invested in this leading edge technology, contact Knowall IT Support Kensington for assistance with building your fully customizable, scalable, bespoke IT environment uniquely suited to elevate your business into the future.

Dukes of Daisy offers a unique companion service that differs from the typical escort services as well as the usual dating services. This is something unique and different.

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Dukes of Daisy rent a companion is not your usual dating service in that the goal is to assist people to find their perfect companion for an event or to find someone who is available to accompany you for a specific purpose. Dukes of Daisy non-sexual male escorts do not offer services other than companionship. The service is based on the understanding that this is not a traditional dating service but rather a service of time together. Dating sites can, in some instances, lead to a long-term relationship and if that is what you are looking for and if you are lucky enough to find someone online who is looking for the same things that you need, then a dating site is better suited for you.

In the same way that if you are looking for a long-term dating experience when you visit a dating site, you might consider another type of service if you are looking for a more physical, short-term experience offered by an escort. There are also many online services which fall somewhere in the middle of these two types of experiences, where you might find a short time partner for an evening or where, if you strike it lucky, you might find someone that you bond with at a deeper level. With a simple swipe to the left or the right, you can have access to many options that suit your desires. The difference here is the intention behind the connection is specifically more long term or short term and the rest is left to chance, Lady luck or Cupid.

Become a Male escort with Dukes of Daisy and offer the service of companionship as an alternative to these experiences. A Companion Escort Service is when you accompany a woman to any event that she may have to attend or social obligations, such as dinners, work events, a wedding, funerals, birthday and so on. What you have to offer is your time which comes with no strings attached so that the woman you are with is not in a situation where they feel worried or anxious about how the day will end or if they are supposed to do something that they did not intend from the day. Sometimes, people just want companionship to ease a difficult social event and without the pressure of expectations. If this is something that you feel you can offer, then you are the perfect person for the job and Dukes of Daisy is waiting for you to register online to become a male escort! Just as there are many people looking for companionship, Dukes of Daisy is looking for all types of people to join the party and volunteer their time for this purpose. All while making an income at the same time. This is a scenario that comes with no pressure and is what it is from the beginning with no questions asked. What could be easier than escort companion services! Works for everyone!

A great deal of anxiety and emotional distress can be alleviated when we take responsibility of preparing for the end of life. Leaving family or friends with this enormous responsibility, due to a lack of planning or inability to choose, may mean that someone else gets to choose for you. Taking on this responsibility for yourself, and not ignoring this (admittedly) large task, leaves your family and loved ones better off both financially and emotionally at the end of the day.

Parents can lead by example and show their children the value of being sufficiently preparing for when the time comes. Speaking about your wishes with your family will also help them by knowing what to expect when the times comes that you can no longer speak for yourself. Engaging with a Probate Guildford attorney means having someone who is able to assist you with the appropriate legal documentation, which will literally speak for you when you are unable to.

When it comes to choosing a Probate Ashford attorney, it is beneficial to find someone who is both empathetic and mindful, as well as being someone who is able understand and navigate the complex legal world. Lodge Brother’s Probate Feltham attorneys believe that the most proactive way of creating a voice for yourself is by preparing your Will in which you can clearly explain how your estate, your belongings and possessions, will be dealt with. Probate Woking attorneys understand that taxes and other costs will have an impact on the outcome of the final value of your estate and will advise you professionally and provide you with peace of mind.

Even though you may be someone who understands the importance of preparing a will, when faced with the task itself, it is not uncommon for a person to feel over-whelmed. Reaching out for assistance by engaging with a Probate attorney and charging that person with the task of assisting you with your Will means you have someone who neutral and knowledgeable to walk beside you and answer any questions that arise. Doing so also ensures that you do not become defeated by the task at hand by placing it on hold “for tomorrow. A Probate Sunbury attorney will also be able to advise you if your life situation changes and you wish to make amendments to your documentation.

In some cases, a person may seek the assistance of a Probate Shepperton attorney to help initiate a living Will, which is an advanced directive for your family to refer to, should you become ill so suddenly that you are unable to advise them yourself. A living will is also of great value, for example, where an illness like dementia leaves doubt in the minds of others, that your wishes are in fact actually what you desire. Your living will spare your loved ones untold anguish, preventing them from the responsibility of what might be perceived as their decision to end your life. Lodge Brothers Probate Walton attorney’s may be given power of attorney leaving you with the peace of mind that someone will be accountable for your affairs once you can no longer be.

Planning a funeral can mean the end of a long road for some and for others; it can be because of something which merely came unexpectedly. Sometimes, it is simply the culmination of what is simply inevitable in the end. Standing witness to the demise of a loved one, especially in instances where there has been a progressive illness, which can sometimes take a long while  to reach its conclusion. Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors have stood beside countless families who have a loved one whose life journey has come to the end of the road. It is a unique combination of years of experience, professionalism, a thorough understanding of the business and infinite empathy, which enables Funeral Directors to assist with each person’s situation.

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There is more to planning a funeral that one might think because depending on the situation surrounding the passing of an individual, there are many attached logistical aspects, which must be circumnavigated, sometimes just to enable the deceased to be brought to their final resting place.

A mother of two young boys, suffers with a particularly determined cancer of the liver, survives with her illness for a period of years, which far out-lasts the predictions of medicine, through sheer grit and determination that she will experience as much of the lives of her children as physically possible. Unhappily, her body can only sustain her dreams for so long and she passes in hospital on a Thursday, surrounded by her loved ones. A senior citizen, much to everyone’s amazement, fights and survives a near-death experience which perplexes even his doctors, then suffer a repeat incident one year later at which time he is let-down by the same medical equipment that was once his lifesaver and is sent home to finish his days in the peace of his home.  A young man is struck by a drunk driver on his way home from the office, leaving his estate intestate and his partner unprotected by his without an inheritance.

Each of these scenarios requires the intervention of a Funeral Director who, from the moment of contact, knows exactly what needs to be done for the family to be able to walk away on the day of the funeral, with the knowledge that they have put their loved one to rest in the manner, which they deserve. Lodge Brothers funeral directors are dedicated to ensuring that they provide a service which is seamless however because not all funerals are planned, the Funeral Directors Ottershaw ambit ranges from establishing what a client’s needs are, by listening and understanding what it is that the family needs and then will arrange, coordinate and oversee the event. Where families have special requests such as pre-burial viewings, cremations or modern funeral experiences, Lodge Brothers will fulfil these needs.

In addition to the event itself, your Lodge Brother Funeral Directors Slough will facilitate all administrative and legal aspects attached to finalising the estate which is especially important where a will hasn’t been prepared. Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors Send are there for you from beginning to end.