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new addition to the moirs family

We have a new addition the the moirs family.. some of our vehicles are up for retirement so we need to replace them. We are trialling a wee Citreon C1 but so far it’s looking good.

It’s out on the road from today and please give us a toot toot if you see us 😀

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Charitable partner with Strathcarron Hospice

logo[1]We are very happy to announce our charitable partnership with Strathcarron Hospice and we will be the main sponsor for “Its a Knockout” on Saturday 1st August 2015. We’re looking forward to entering a team and raising hunners of money for Strathcarron Hospice. Just click on the link below and see how much fun we are going to have and all for such a good cause.. it would be great if all our Falkirk Bairns could come along and show their support – or even enter a team!!

Strathcarron Hospice cares for people with illnesses that cannot be cured including cancer, respiratory and heart conditions and neurological diseases.  We are a charity providing specialist palliative care free of charge to people in NHS Forth Valley, and to Cumbernauld and Kilsyth in NHS Lanarkshire.
Our care is provided wherever it is needed. This may be within the hospice in Denny, but also in patients’ homes, in the local hospital Forth Valley Royal Hospital, care homes and community hospital settings. Care is also extended to families and carers. To keep delivering care to those that need it the most, Strathcarron has to raise around £3.5 million each year

 

 

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Why everyone should employ a cleaner….

Britons are burning themselves out by not getting enough ‘me time’, suggests a new study.

Researchers found nearly two-thirds of adults (61 per cent) aren’t getting enough ‘down-time’ a week – leading to stress, tiredness and even depression.

For the study involving 2,000 adults, ‘me time’ was defined as taking time-out for yourself.

The findings from the study, commissioned by relationship website eHarmony, show that despite needing around 20 hours of mental down-time a week to feel relaxed and refreshed, less than two in five Britons (39 per cent) are meeting the requirement.

Among those who said they don’t have enough me time, more than a third (36 per cent) felt more tired, while others felt more stressed (33 per cent), burnt out (22 per cent), and even depressed (14 per cent). One in 25 (four per cent) even said they feel less attractive.

More than one in seven people (15 per cent) say they have no me time at all, while one in nine (11 per cent) have less than five hours a week.

Longer working hours is one of the biggest drains on taking time out, with 42 per cent saying their job gets in the way of their relaxation, rising to 57 per cent among those aged 45 to 54.

For younger adults, browsing social media sites has a big impact, with 10 per cent citing ‘FOMO’ – fear of missing out – as a real issue.

Other time drains include household chores (41 per cent), personal admin (21 per cent) and thinking about work (18 per cent), while even optional activities, such as group hobbies (14 per cent), can have a negative impact.

Psychologist Doctor Linda Papadopoulos, who assisted with the study, said ‘It’s important to remember that we’re human-beings, not human-doings, and finding the time to simply indulge yourself, whether that be watching a movie, reading a book or even taking a nap, is really important to distress and energise.

‘Everyone is different, but typically around 20 hours of me time each week is a good amount to help feel in control of life and evaluate your goals.

‘Some people may spread this out over the week, while others in highly-pressured jobs may ‘binge’ on down time at the weekend to catch up after a busy week.’

People living in the North East get the most Me Time a week (28 hours) – 10 hours more than the Welsh who have the least (18 hours), according to the research.

Those aged 25 to 34 have the least amount of time to themselves (13 hours per week), eight hours less than the national average of 21 hours.

Given more me time a week, people would indulge in their favorite hobbies and interests including reading (44 per cent), listen to more music (31 per cent), watch quality TV (30 per cent), go for more walks or simply just catch up on sleep (both 29 per cent).

Jemima Wade, of eHarmony, said: ‘The findings show that taking some time out for yourself is a necessity these days, not a luxury.

‘Busy lives can mean we forget to step back and give ourselves space to relax or take a minute to do the little things that make us happy.

‘With that in mind, eHarmony is launching ‘Love Sundays’ – a project encouraging singles to do something that makes them feel good every Sunday – be it trying out a new recipe at home, curling up on the couch with a good book or just taking 10 minutes out to sit and relax, or maybe even chat to a new match.’

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Tips & Hints – selecting the right cleaning company

If you’re reading this blog then you’re possibly considering employing a cleaning company. Our aim is to give you some insight into potential pitfalls and give you as much knowledge as possible to make the task easier.

Insurance – there is sometimes a tendancy to dispense with Liability Insurance and some companies deem it unnecessary and very expensive. Ask for a copy of the insurance schedule – every company should have it and a bona fide company will not object.

No guarantee – avoid companies that don’t offer a guarantee. Reputable companies are always happy to guarantee their work… here at moirs we have a “we get it right or we do it again for free” guarantee on all our work

No testimonials – the best indicator of a companies ability to provide a 1st class service is past performance. Avoid companies that are unable to provide you with lots of testimonials – it’s never good!

Absence / Holiday cover – What happens when your cleaner is on holiday or unwell? Do you get a replacement or do you have to do the cleaning yourself. Make sure you don’t accept a “hit & miss” service. Your cleaning company should offer a service and not just a cleaner.

Trustworthiness – All of the above contributes to this but you should ask for references too. Any reputable cleaning company will have current clients that are happy to speak / email with potential clients. You should also be very wary of signing a contract straightaway and it is perfectly acceptable to ask for a trial period.

Hope this is helpful and good luck in your search.. and for the avoidance of doubt we are happy to do all of the above!

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Sponsors Day at Bridge of Allan Golf Club

An excellent day out on Sunday 18th May… lovely sun, cool trews and 3rd place overall… well done lads and we’re very glad that we now have a moirs golf team!!

golfers

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sunny days

What did you get up to at Easter… our babies enjoyed the sun!! Twins on Bench

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Tough Mudder

Ooooooooffffttttt… 150 mile cycle, Tough Murder and Glasgow Half Marathon between August and October… I’m voluntarily putting myself up for blisters, pain, a sore bottom, ice baths, electric shocks…  I’ve signed a Death Waiver and even given up the nicotine… surely that’s all gotta be worth a few pennies… please dig deep and show your support

http://www.justgiving.com/cariss-ritchie40th

            

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flush away odours….

pour half a cup of bicarbonate of soda down your plughole, followed by one or two cups of white wine vinegar. Leave for 10 minutes, then rinse through with a kettle full of boiling water. The foam and froth will work its way down the pipes and flush out any trapped gunk and bad smells…. lush!!

plug

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make your glass oven door shiny

To get rid of burned on grime on a glass oven door, mix a thick past of bicarbonate of soda with a tiny amount of water. Lay some old newspaper on the floor underneath the oven door and use a cloth to rub the paste on the inside of the door. Leave for around 15 minutes and then wash off. Voila… lovely and shiny glass door

This paste will also remove the remains of burnt food from your cooker hob

oven door

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smelly fridges – not any more!

freshen a smelly fridge

Halve a lemon and scoop out the flesh.. fill the empty lemon shell with salt and pop it in a back corner of your fridge for a cheap but effective natural deodoriser

inside fridge

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