It’s kind of funny to think about a person going from betting on horses to racing them. I used to go to the race track and put all my money into watching the jockeys ride on the horses, competing for top prizes. I wasn’t that great at betting and would often lose money. I did some soul searching, and realized my life would be better if I became a jockey. I bought some equestrian clothing and went to a training school to learn how to ride horses. If I was going to be making money from horses, I would be in direct control of it.
When I first started working with the horses, I expected things to be easy. It was a lot harder, and I even had trouble getting on the horse the first time. The horse was taller than it looked from the stands of the stadium. I was afraid of falling off the horse, or of making the horse mad with my movements. Continue reading
You never know where life is going to take you. I worked as an executive for a lot of years, and I found every bit of it to be boring. I made a lot of money working with a suit and tie on every day, but I had no passion for what I was doing as a living. But that all changed when I switched to racehorse training as a profession. I would not go back to working in and office for any money in the world at this point.
Not everyone is so lucky to switch careers when they’re 50 years old. Many people find that they simply cannot stop what they are doing to learn something entirely knew. And I was lucky that I was making six figures per year and had a lot of money saved for a rainy day. Continue reading
I’ve been doing racehorse training for a while now, and I really love it. My friends got me a year of training as a birthday present. I wasn’t sure that I would enjoy it, because I initially didn’t like horses. In fact, I actually had a fear of them. I never told anyone about my fear, which is why when I received the gift, my friends weren’t sure why I had an uneasy look on my face about the gift. Continue reading
After breaking up with my boyfriend, I was feeling pretty sad. As a joke, one of my friends suggested that I try using a personal toy to cheer myself up. I chuckled a little a the joke, but then I thought she was on to something. Sex toys are pretty popular in my area, and they’re known for having some great toys. I had never tried them before, or any toys for that matter, but I was willing to do a little experimentation in this case. I looked online and ordered one of their toys.
My friend ordered a toy as well, because she was curious to try one like me. I wasn’t going to try the toy with her in the room, because that would have created such an awkward moment. Continue reading
Family Christmas events are the big thing with us. We make the rounds visiting and staying with certain relatives for each Christmas season. Last year we spent time at my in-laws’ house. This year we are the hosts for the in-laws and my brother and sister-in-law and their families. That is 14 of us in our house this Christmas. Plus, we are having a big party for friends and neighbors. We had to rent a venue to pull it off, and this year we are going all out with some Christmas party entertainment.
I think it will be cool to have a DJ, caricature artists and a photo booth. Continue reading
I want to to find a taxi in Bristol because I need a ride and I need a ride in the near future. I really should have planned ahead better, but I am kind of lazy, and I tend to put things off to the last minute. It has gotten me into trouble before, but it is going to cost me a lot of money if it gets me in trouble this time around. That is because I am supposed to be taking a plane back to the US in the near future, and I need to be at the airport as soon as possible.
It takes awhile to get through customs these days, and that is especially the case when everyone is afraid of terrorists. Continue reading
I knew that I needed to find student flats in Edinburgh to look at before I committed to studying there. It would not do me much good if I was accepted at university only to find that I had no place to live. I don’t have access to a lot of money, but my parents offered to help me while I am in school, which was a huge blessing. Since it is not my money that will be spent to lodge me, I wanted to make sure that I found extremely affordable housing for myself.
That was easy to do when I found some student flats that are not far from the university. The one thing that I really liked is that I would not be on my own. There are three other people who would be living in the same flat, which would help to cut down on costs as well. Continue reading
When my wife told me she wanted a pair of designer sunglasses for her birthday, she was half joking and half serious. The serious part is because that is really what she does want. The half joking part is because she knew that we would not be able to afford such a luxury item. Well, that is what she thought anyway. She rarely asks for anything, so I wanted to do whatever I could to make her happy. I went online to see if I could find any online sales or coupons for a nice pair of designer sunglasses, and what I found was even better.
I thought that I would perhaps find a store that has a sale on it, but I found an online company that has low prices every single day on their sunglasses. These are not just ordinary sunglasses either that you can pick up at the local store either. These are top of the line sunglasses designed by some of the top brands in the world. Continue reading
Every roof has a life-and at the end of that life it is imperative for the roof to be replaced. In some cases if the roof was maintained well, and saw regular roofing repair in Middlesex County NJ, then the life can be prolonged. The different climatic conditions too, play its part in battering the roof. Replacement of the roof is very expensive as well as time consuming, but sometimes it has to be done as repairs and restoration may not be enough. An experienced and efficient company can do the job quickly and without causing much inconvenience to the customer. Another point to remember is that by changing a roof it can also be considered as an investment because it will mean less repairs and also saving energy. Roof replacement estimates can be received from many companies by just sending them an inquiry form. Continue reading
As a homeowner, consumer and professional in the roofing industry, I have to confess that hearing a version of this exclamation and question causes a grin and a shaking of my head. It’s so often the case that there is a disconnect between what a roofer believes to be a “roof job” and what a homeowner expects when he hires roofing contractors in NYC. The most recent example that makes me grin is one where a client purchased a new roof from an excellent contractor we work with regularly. This contractor is one of the most conscientious, reliable, professional and competent roofing operations I’ve had experience with in 30 plus years in the business. If this outfit was on my roof, I’d sleep like a baby every night.
However, in this case the owner is now thinking that this excellent roofer is trying to “pad his estimate” by “adding in things” that “should be included. Continue reading
The difficult economic climate of recent years has led more businesses to utilize barter transactions, in which they trade their products and services for other products and services. Many businesses wrongly assume they don’t need to account for these transactions. Accounting for bartering transactions is required by the IRS and is essential to accurately determining the financial health of your business. With the help of www.contractoraccountants.com, my books have never been so clearly defined and organized: no longer will I have to fret over the IRS looming over my shoulder due to some mistake that I made.
When you barter for other goods and services, you are still investing time and resources to sell the item you are trading. Continue reading
If you need to travel, you will certainly enjoy the luxury of riding in a limousine. Even if you’re just getting a Chauffeur hire in Bristol, you’re looking for a sense of luxury. There are few things as enjoyable as having someone else drive you after a long flight! I know that I prefer it myself and it’s because of that that I began to look more into the history of the Limousine. It’s such a fascinating concept that no doubt stems from the days of personal carriage drivers. Can you imagine what it must have been like to have your very own personalized carriage and a driver in those days?
Dallas is home to many beautiful limousines that are available for your service. Continue reading
My father wants to continue living in his house by himself, even though he was recently hospitalized after suffering from a nasty spill. I am not sure what I can do to stop him from doing this, and there might not be anything that I can do. But I will say that I think it is foolish of him and I wish that he would reconsider. But knowing that he won’t I am going to get this Yousafe system for his house, as I think it is one of the things that could help to make it easier and more safe for him to continue to live alone.
I wish that he could come and move in at my house. But he has refused my offers to do that time and time again. Clearly, he does not think very much of the idea, and I think it is kind of insulting to him, or he perceives it as being insulting, when I make the offer. I think he prides himself on being able to take care of himself. Continue reading
Liam and I have been working for a week solid and know the office is almost set up now. We have the shop guys setting up their gear already and we are working to get all of the labels on the products. I got a dymo 99012 system, but we are not getting it to work just right. I apparently do not know how to read the instructions or something like that. At least so far it has not really worked out the way that I wanted it to go. It is a bit more complicated than I thought that it would be. Continue reading
I started woodworking when I was in my teenage years. I still have some samples of my early projects. I laugh at the simplicity and lack of skill I had when I got started. Now I rent a building where I use it as my studio. I make artistic things out of wood. I have a part time day job, but I actually earn most of my money at this work. Over the years I have added more tools and equipment to allow me to make the things I imagine. I also added safety equipment like my dust extraction machine. Continue reading
My wife and I had looked at so many homes that it didn’t seem possible that we could not find our dream home. We had been looking for about six months, and saw an average of two to four houses a week. None were right though, and we finally decided to look at architects in Southeast London after finding a nice plot of land. It was perfect for us as far as location was concerned, and we also knew that if we designed our own home, then we would have exactly what we had been searching for without any luck. Continue reading
I know that schools and churches will use a coach hire service to move students and parishioners to special events. Church senior programs often use coaches to take people to and from an event. Community events that take a group of people on a day trip also use them. In the public school system there are the coaches they use to transport students every day, but they will also use a private coach service for sporting and other events to move players, staff and fans to away games. What I did not know is the number of private individuals that use them.
We used a coach hire service for our wedding reception. Continue reading
Last year I looked into hiring a blog writing service that would get my brand at the top of the search results, I was pretty excited to hire them, as I thought it would make my business boom. It didn’t cost all that much, and I think it worked out pretty nicely. What they do is get writers to write short little blogposts that they then use to make your companies name show up more on the search engines results, which will get you closer to the top of your respective field. It’s a pretty nice service and if you’re having trouble getting your brand out there I totally suggest that you do it. Continue reading
In the UK most people attend horse races for one reason. That is to bet on the winning horse. So many variables go into racing that part of the allure is the guessing. Also, for just a little money everyone can participate. Some take it very seriously while others pursue it as a part time hobby. A different group of people also go to the track. They are the owners of the horses that run the races. Since you would have to be very wealthy to be the sole owner of a thoroughbred horse, there are horse racing clubs that you can join to get a part ownership stake in one.
I would say that the clubs that offer small percentage ownerships in racing horses need to really make every investor feel like they are the only owner. Continue reading
As time goes on it is clear that fashion is like a great big circle. The other day I noticed a singer has been wearing a style of loose fitting shirts and bowler style hats. The colors were earth tones. This is the same style worn in South America more than a hundred years ago. Now it is considered contemporary or even avante-garde. It seems like when new ideas get stagnant, the old comes back in fashion in slightly different ways. Take vintage lingerie for example. The newest fabric technologies along with the latest manufacturing processes have taken the unique look from the World War II era transforming it into highly sought after lingerie for women to wear today.
The look of that era is unmistakeable. The hairstyles and bright red lipstick along with stockings, garters and form-fitting dresses are not something new for this century. No, they were popular when our grandparents were in the prime of their lives. Oh,now that is a scary thought for a young girl buying clothes today. Continue reading
I had been suffering from back pain for several years. I found myself really longing for the days when I felt normal and could do just about anything that I need to without any fear or worry about how it would affect my back. Someone told me to look for a chiropractor in Devizes because I may just find that it would be the help I was looking for.
I put off following the suggestion at first because I was under the care of a doctor. I had been going to see him for many years due to a variety of health issues, and thought that might be the best route. When I went to him about my back troubles, he asked me a lot of questions, but was not really sure how the problem came to be. He told me to be gentle with my back, work out a little to help strengthen my back, and t hen he gave me a prescription for pain meds.
The pain meds certainly helped to make me pain-free. However, they were also masking the underlying problem, rather than solving the issue outright. I finally realized that I needed to figure out how stop the pain occurring in the first place so that I did not spend the rest of my life on medication. This is when I found a chiropractor. I’m glad I did, because the person I found is helping to alleviate my pain at the root cause without a prescription. Not only that, I have found that my appointments are very relaxing. He is focusing on how the pain first started, helping me to understand what I need to do to stop the problem from worsening or coming back after he treats me. I wish I would have done this years ago.