Live in style in a vintage trailer

 

If you have a soul that prefers to be on the road and travel for days on, then a trailer home is exactly what you need. And if that trailer is a vintage one, then there’s nothing like it. You will not only be able to live as you want to but also travel safely wherever you want, carrying your home with you. Buying a vintage style trailer for sale isn’t a big deal if you are really sure of what you exactly want. It will take you just a few days to have the trailer for your journey to the distant places.

Finding a vintage trailer

Believe it or not, buying a vintage trailer for sale is as easy as buying any other trailer. You will find dedicated manufacturers, sellers, and retailers who deal in vintage trailers. You can check out their website for various models being offered, the price range, features, etc. and then easily decide what on what the best is for you.

Decide what you want to spend

If the trailer would be your second home, you may prefer to keep your budget on the lower side unless you just cannot live without luxuries like fridge, sofas, showers, etc. If you are willing to buy a trailer for sale to satisfy the needs of your wandering soul, you may find no need of these luxuries and thus, save a lot while buying a vintage trailer. Try to restrict your choice of features to the basic amenities and your trailer would come at a really cheap price.

Furnish it well

Comfortable living doesn’t necessarily mean spending on luxury items. A cozy bed along with a small sofa, ambient light, a small music system, eat out chairs, etc. can also give you a lot of pleasure while you are on your trip. So, instead of spending unnecessarily on luxury items, furnish your trailer with things or items that would enhance your traveling experience.

Hitch it safely

To ensure that your journey is safe and secure, carefully check the hitch that you use. Make sure that the hitch fits the trailer as well as the trailing vehicle perfectly to avoid accidents and other injuries. You may or not call in experts to get the trailer for sale hitched, but do make sure that the hitching is done perfectly.

Decorate thriftily

If the main purpose of buying the trailer for sale is to travel safely at a less cost, then spending several hundred dollars on decorating it is a total waste of money. Decorate it as much to call it a home and you are done with it.

Go solar

If you are planning to hit the road for several days, it would be prudent that you fit the trailer with solar panels that can supply you with the energy that you would regularly need. Though the initial investment would be somewhat high, yet you will totally be in profit. However, to ensure that you are ready for all weathers, make sure that you stack your trailer with batteries and propane gas along with solar panels.

 

Why Professional Makeup is Brushes special?

 

If you visit a professional makeup studio, you will see that there are plenty of brushes in there and each and every brush is for the different use. Also, if you ask any expert about the brushes, they will also want to know if you have the proper makeup to use those brushes. So, you need to know how these professional Makeup brushes set is different from the normal and whether you need them at all.

There are several points that actually make the professional brushes different from the general ones:

Bristles: the bristles are made of natural fibres and they are of the highest quality. These are much softer and feel a lot easier on your skin. Also because of the high-quality fibre, the brushes last longer and the shape stays like the new one for long. Although normal brushes are made of synthetic fibre, but the professionals will always love to use the natural fibres as it will allow them to use proper makeup in the proper amount and also the performance, feel and look will be different and better than any normal brushes.

Ferrules:

This is the most important part of the Makeup brushes set. This thing actually connects the handle with the bristle. The professional brushes have this ferrule made of aluminium or nickel. Being made of these materials, cleaning the brush is very easy and also it can keep the bristles in good form and in the way it should be. It will hold the bristle tightly to the handle even when you are washing the brushes. It will protect the bristles with care.

Handles: Technically, the handles do not play any kind of role in the quality of the brushes that you use. There are different types of handles available in the market and you can choose any of them. You can buy a wooden handle or a plastic handle but the quality of the brush won’t have any effect. If you ask the experts, you will see that the choosing handles are a personal satisfaction, rather than the quality of the brush. As long as you think you are comfortable with the handle, you can buy any kind of handle you want.

Do you need the professional Makeup brushes set?

Now that you know, why professional brushes are different from the normal ones, you need to decide whether you need a professional brush set or not. You see the price range for the professional Makeup brushes set is very much higher than the normal ones. Just to make sure that the brush lasts long or the colour blends well on your face, you might not need a professional set up. If you can take basic care of your brushes, they will last longer and also if you take time and follow proper instructions, your makeup might look the best even without the professional brushes. So, it is completely up to you to decide on that but still, if you think buying a professional makeup brush set will make you look better than ever, then you can surely go for it and enjoy the benefits of having the professional makeup brushes

Why should you opt for home staging certification?

 

Home staging is becoming quite popular by the day and many people are taking it up as a lucrative business idea. And why wouldn’t they? It offers multiple benefits like less working hours, freedom from fixed 9-5 jobs, a handsome income, etc. Anyone with a knack in creative designs and presentations can do very well at home staging. Obviously, more and more people are joining home staging agencies or starting their own staging business, instead of going into the regular 9-5 drill.

Though your creative skills and artistry are the most important requirements to do well at home staging, it is often suggested that you obtain a home staging certification. Although there is no hard and fast rule that one needs to have a certificate before he/she can start working on home staging projects, yet a certification would indeed improve your prospects. Here’s why:

Learn new things – Even though you may have the requisite creative skills, no one is a know-it-all. During your training period for home staging certification, you will be able to learn about new and better ways to stage a home, find suitable staging designs based on different types of homes, how to stage homes even on a shoestring budget and much more. The experts will share their experience with you and you will be able to take benefit of their knowledge and experience. Not only that, newer concepts and ideas are added from time to time, and attending the certification classes will allow you to keep abreast of these.

Hone your skills – You may be good at designs and creativity, but to be the best in the field, you need to hone your skills. And that’s one of the most important benefits of obtaining a certification. During your training classes, you will be able to improve your artistic skills and work towards developing better designs for home staging. The more you practice, the better will your artistry become.

Firsthand experience – Another reason why these certification courses are a great choice is because they offer the students a firsthand or practical experience at home staging. This is very important because knowledge isn’t everything, implementing it in the right way can only bring you success in the field. The training period is thus vital to anyone who wants to excel as a stager.

Credibility – Another reason why the home staging certification is important to a stager is because it lends credibility to your knowledge. Saying that you know how to do things isn’t enough for everyone. They may be looking for a proof that your claims are true, and your certificate can satisfy them quite well. This is particularly important for newbies who do not have an impressive portfolio to present to the clients.

So, if you have decided on taking on staging as your profession, you would better obtain a home staging certification from a reputed institute. Many of these courses are available online and you have to attend only the live projects personally, thus saving you both time and money.

Different types of SEO services to choose from

 

If you are a website or blog owner, you must be pretty well aware of the fact that SEO or Search Engine Optimisation is one of the commonest and most effective techniques that offer excellent results to businesses and individuals alike. With the passing years, numerous SEO services have been developed and devised, each looking to help web owners in some way or the other.

With a plethora of SEO services Auckland on offer, it may often be problematic for newbies to understand what they need. That is why it is important to understand the various services offered by the SEO experts and choose wisely.

SEO Auditing    

One of the basic services that SEO experts offer is SEO auditing. This service generally involves the analysis of a website based on several SEO parameters and determines how friendly a website is for the purpose of SEO. If the web owner wants, the problems and the issues found after the analysis can be rectified as well.

Design Optimization

Believe it or not, the design of the website also plays an important role in the improvement of its search engine results as well as its popularity. So, SEO services Auckland also analyse the website design and try to rectify any faults that may hamper the benefits gained via several SEO techniques.

Content creation

With improving search engine algorithms, content has become more important than ever. Naturally, content creation is one of the prime concerns of the modern SEO services Auckland. They ensure that all content created for the website is 100% SEO optimised and informative. This will ensure that the search engine crawlers, as well as the visitors, consider the website as relevant, valuable and useful, thus boosting its search rankings over time.

Link building

Another important service that SEO services Auckland offer is link building. Though the importance of link building has been significantly reduced due to changes in search engine algorithms, yet it isn’t totally useless. Naturally, all SEO agencies offer link building services that can help the web owners to gain more visibility online and enhance their web presence. Quality link building can also improve the rankings of the website over time.

Monitoring

Whether you have optimised your website yourself or hired an expert to do it for you, the website needs to be continually monitored so that the improvements can be recorded properly. Not only that, if there are changes in the algorithms, continual monitoring will help find out if the website has been affected or not and what needs to be done to fight the downfall.

Implementation

All other services set aside, one of the primary jobs of the SEO services Auckland is to implement SEO techniques after the proper analysis of the website so that the website is preferred by the search engine crawlers and easily shown in the search results for the particular niche and targeted keywords. Implementation is the primary service that any SEO agency or expert will provide and you can trust them to be the best at it.

 

How to naturally heal cracked lips

Hi Sandra, Do you have any natural medicine tips for cracked and split lips that I just can’t get rid of? Thanks, Sarah.

Hi Sarah, thanks for your question. This is a common problem that causes frustration for many people. Sometimes we can experience a temporary situation of cracked or split lips from environmental exposure such as harsh wind or sun, but if it has become a chronic problem that isn’t resolving, this is an indication that you need to look for deeper causes.

If you haven’t already done so, get a comprehensive check-up with your primary healthcare provider to assess for any underlying problems. Deficiencies of iron, zinc and B vitamins such as riboflavin (B2), folate (B9) and biotin are all associated with inflammation of the lips and cracking at the corners of the mouth. Solving the problem can be as simple as correcting the deficiency if this is the underlying cause. Supplementation for a period is likely to be required and a natural healthcare professional can guide you with this.

Check out the website of the New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists to find a registered natural healthcare specialist in your area.

Over the long term, you should look to be getting your iron, zinc and B-vitamins from food sources to ensure the problem does not recur. You may also want to check if you have sufficient good oils in your diet as dry lips can be a reflection of too much underlying dryness in the body.

Traditional Medicine also points to malabsorption of nutrients from poor digestion as being a potential cause of lip problems. You can support optimal digestion by eating in a calm manner, choosing real food rather than processed alternatives and promoting stomach acid and digestive enzyme production with the use of bitter plant medicines such as Dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale) and Globe Artichoke (Cynara scolymus) before your meals. Both of these plants increase the flow of digestive juices, enhance the appetite and support the breakdown of food for better nutrient absorption.

While you work on correcting the underlying issue of chronic lip problems, you can soothe your lips and speed up the healing process with the topical application of vulnerary plants – these are herbs that have a healing action on damaged tissue. Two of the best for cracked and split lips are Calendula (Calendula officinalis) and St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum).

St. John’s Wort flowerheads have proven skin protecting and regenerating properties, and help to repair epithelial damage of skin. Calendula flowers have wound healing, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and skin restoring properties. Healing creams and balms made with plant oils and plant extracts are naturally protective and allow the skin to breathe and regenerate unlike mineral oil derivatives such as petroleum or paraffin in conventional creams which may dry up the lips even further. Apply the natural cream or balm to the lips, three to four times daily, until your lips are healed.

I hope this response has provided some further insight for you. If this condition worsens or does not improve, please see your leading healthcare professional.

NZ Herald

Dom ‘Furious’ George: ‘Stalin of the skies’ gets my vote

I have a candidate for Bird of the Year; it’s called the red-vented bulbul. Say it out loud – it sounds great, if not a little dodgy.

We all know the scandal that emerged from last year’s annual Bird of the Year competition – the mighty Kea was robbed by an underhanded campaign from a 16-year-old Kokako sycophant who was at the forefront of a lobby group that heralded the supposed virtues of the bird’s heavenly singing voice.

Fair play to the group, but this year I think the bulbul should be in the running.
The red-vented bulbul is quite an ugly, scrawny little thing that’s been described as an “aggressive pest bird”.

You can listen to Dom and Jane discuss the Red-vented bubul in the audio clip above.

When I first heard that phrase from online producer Hanoi Jane I thought she was referring to my wife.

She assured me she wasn’t, but it got me thinking about the other aggressive pest birds in my life. Most of them have been teachers and most of them were at primary school.

They were the sort of teachers nearly everyone’s had at one point or another; disgruntled, bad-tempered old biddies whose enthusiasm for the profession had shortened at the same rate as their fuse. I could mention the villainous nature of one former principal but to be honest, that person doesn’t deserve to be written about.

Let’s just say she bore a striking resemblance to the cartoon version of Cruella de Vil, although her evil streak was a lot worse than the fictitious character.

Still, the effect was to make the ones who still had the desire to do their job stand out like the proverbial. Case is point for me was Mrs Haynes. To a young set of primary school eyes she looked like she was a hundred years old if she was a day, but she had the ability to pique the interest of her underlings.

As a youngster I was a cricket tragic – an insufferable bore who studied every aspect of the game morning, noon and night. When it came time to write stories I would immaculately produce cricket scorecards of fictitious matches, with impeccably drawn columns for overs, maidens, runs and wickets.

I was under the impression this was fiction writing at its finest; cobbling together cricketing XI’s from around the globe and matching them against each other at the famous venues of the world. Come on, it was the mid-eighties in South Dunedin!

The point is, Mrs Haynes saw where my interest lay and started introducing me to the world of cricket literature. The first book she lent me was Jeremy Coney’s, ‘The Playing Mantis’, quite a weighty tome for a first delve into autobiography, but I read it cover to cover nonetheless.

From there my father started buying me books like the 80s staple, ‘The Crowe Style’, where it showed you the correct footwork for dancing down the wicket!

I digress – in fact I’ve almost derailed. I was talking birds. Bird of the Year… the red-vented bulbul… the aggressive pest bird! Apparently MPI is offering a thousand dollars to any sighting of the bird in Bay of Plenty that leads to a capture.

They want to eradicate the introduced bird that ravages fruit and vege crops and carries out vicious attacks on native New Zealand birds.

They’re described as dark brown/grey coloured, about the size of a starling with a Mohawk-like hairdo and a distinctive crimson-red patch of feathers beneath their tails. Successful eliminations of the bird have been carried out in the past and MPI and DOC are looking to repeat the dose.

It’s thought the latest arrivals are stowaways from Australia or the Pacific Islands; illegal immigrants, as it were. Now they’re being hunted down and killed, with price tags on their heads like they’re outlaws in the Wild West.

I say these belligerent, crop-ravaging pests should be considered candidates for greater recognition. We may not like them, but they’re certainly having an impact. Just as the likes of Hitler, Stalin and George W. Bush have all been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year, this winged pest deserves to be in the conversation for Bird of the Year.

After all, the red-vented bulbul has created headlines, headaches and manhunts; and that seems to befit the times quite nicely.

Source: New Zealand Herald

Prince Charles joins folk dance on European tour amid Brexit

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) ” Britain’s Prince Charles joined in a traditional folk dance Thursday during a visit to Romania, the first stop in a three-nation trip seen as an effort to reassure European Union nations that Britain remains a close ally.

The prince’s nine-day tour is designed to “highlight the U.K.’s relationship with European partners” in areas such as military ties and combating human trafficking, according to his official website.

Britain formally triggered two years of negotiations to leave the EU on Wednesday.

Romania’s ambassador to Britain, Dan Mihalache, said Romanians were concerned about their future status after Britain formally leaves the bloc. He estimated there are up to half a million Romanians living in Britain” many more than the 190,000 officially registered there.

“We don’t have a formula, we have many varieties; that’s what I’ve heard from British officials,” Mihalache said. “Probably during the negotiations, a formula will be defined.”

He said the embassy has advised Romanians to get a resident’s permit and to make sure they were working on a legal contract.

Meanwhile, Charles visited an open air museum in Bucharest that features rural houses from Romania’s different regions. He joined women and girls dressed in embroidered peasant blouses in a traditional jig known as the “hora” and watched craftsmen painting eggs and religious icons on stone and wood.

Charles is enamored of Romania’s rural traditions and owns two properties in the northwest Transylvania region, which he visits every year. He even boasts of sharing common lineage with Vlad the Impaler, the 15th century Romanian prince who was the inspiration for the Dracula character.

The heir to the British throne later visited the Vacaresti wetland park, which was developed from a project initiated by late Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu in 1986 to connect Bucharest to the River Danube, 60 kilometers (40 miles) south of the city.

The project was abandoned after communism ended in 1989.

He also met Patriarch Daniel, who heads the Romanian Orthodox Church to which more than 85 percent of Romanians belong. He earlier met Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu.

The next stop on Charles tour’ is Italy, where he plans to meet up with his wife, Camilla. After that, the royal couple will head to Austria.

Russia’s Medvedeva retains women’s world figure skating gold

HELSINKI (AP) ” With less than a year to go until the Olympics, figure skating star Evgenia Medvedeva looks unbeatable.

On Friday, she didn’t just secure a second consecutive world title, she did it with a new world record and finished 15 points ahead of her closest rival.

Unbeaten since November 2015, the 17-year-old Russian is formidably consistent. Despite the aura of invincibility that comes with her dominance, Medvedeva said her final skate pushed her to the limit of her “emotional strength.”

“There were a lot of doubtful moments where I was right on the edge of a collapse,” she said. Toward the end, “you’re skating and thinking, ‘When will this be over?'”

Medvedeva admitted to sometimes struggling with distracting thoughts she compares to “bugs in my head, scratching,” adding: “Sometimes they try to put you off and you have to cope with it, and I managed to do that today.”

Medvedeva’s free program ended with an expression of despair as her character learned she lost a loved one. That quickly turned to a broad grin of satisfaction with another impeccable skate, and a new record score of 233.41 points.

Medvedeva’s success in winning consecutive titles bucks a recent trend for Russian skating stars to burn out after a major championship success. Both the 2014 Olympic champion Adelina Sotnikova and 2015 world champion Elizaveta Tuktamysheva struggled to recapture the form that took them to their greatest successes.

Medvedeva insists she doesn’t mind the spotlight that will come with being the favorite for the Pyeongchang Olympics ” and the star of a Russian Olympic team which has faced repeated scandals.

“I’ll feel that people support me and that will give me strength. I really hope for that,” she said, though she also said she tries “never to think about” the games.

Canadian skaters left with silver and bronze as Kaetlyn Osmond took second place with 218.13 points, and Gabrielle Daleman was third with 213.52. They were Canada’s first women’s medalists since 2009.

Osmond’s silver medal capped a remarkable comeback story after she broke her right leg badly in 2014, putting her skating career in jeopardy, while Daleman’s biggest struggle has been to convince herself she belongs among the world’s best in a breakout season for the teen.

“I just felt so relaxed and so confident going into this program,” Daleman said, admitting that until recently “I didn’t really trust or believe in myself.”

U.S. champion Karen Chen led the American team in fourth, and last year’s silver medalist Ashley Wagner was seventh. The 17-year-old Chen said of her worlds debut, “There were a few mistakes, but I’m very happy with what I accomplished here.”

Russian Anna Pogorilaya finished her skate in tears after falling three times. She had been one point off third place following the short program, but plummeted to 13th.

Russia, Canada, and the United States all secured the maximum three entries for the Pyeongchang Olympic women’s competition, but traditional skating powerhouse Japan earned only two as its top two skaters finished fifth and 11th.

Earlier, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir took the lead in the ice dance, chasing a third career title following a lengthy career break.

The Canadians scored a record 82.43 points to a Prince medley, and beat their own short dance world record by almost two points.

Virtue and Moir, who won the 2010 Olympics, skipped two seasons before returning to competition last year. They last competed at the worlds in 2013.

“That was a great skate. We felt the pressure today,” Moir said. “We knew we had to bring our best, and that’s why we came back.”

Despite being unbeaten since their comeback, Moir said he and Virtue were nervous.

“You’re feeling the butterflies and you’re trying to eat lunch and it won’t go down. You get out and you’re shaky, exhausted at the beginning of your program, but we’re happy with the skate,” he said.

Two-time defending champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France were second with 76.89. Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue of the United States were third with 76.53.

The free dance is on Saturday.

Source: New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Dance

Well known as the New Zealand dance performed by the All Blacks before a rugby match, the Haka is a traditional dance performed by the Maori of New Zealand. The dance is performed in a group, with energetic movements, foot stamping and rhythmic shouting.

Hakas are typically performed by men, with any present females providing a supporting role of singing in the background. There are exceptions, as there are some Haka that are performed with a majority of women. The most well known female Haka is the Ka Panapana, performed by the Ngati Porou.

Historically, the Haka was performed by warriors before a battle as a way to show their strength and to intimidate their opponents. Today the Haka is used as an official welcome to high profile visitors to the country.