We’ve just returned from our latest destination – Zamami Island! This is one I’ve been waiting for a while, and here’s a quick write up on the last few days…
It was the week before Christmas and all through the house, excitement was mounting as the family prepared for their upcoming holiday break to Zamami Island’s Ama Village.
As the packing and preparations came to a close, the family couldn’t contain their excitement any longer. They had been dreaming of this trip for months, and it was finally time to make it a reality.
The day of departure arrived and the family gathered their bags and headed to the airport. As they flew over the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, they couldn’t help but feel a sense of excitement and adventure.
Upon arriving at Zamami Island, the family was greeted by the warm sun and the sound of waves crashing against the shore. They quickly settled into their cozy beachfront villa and set out to explore the island.
The days were filled with activities such as snorkeling, hiking through the lush forests, and exploring the small villages dotting the island. At night, they enjoyed delicious local cuisine and watched the sunset over the ocean.
After a few days on Zamami Island, the family packed up their bags and headed to Aka Island, where they spent their remaining days lounging on the beach, swimming in the crystal-clear waters, and exploring the island’s unique rock formations.
As their holiday break came to a close, the family couldn’t help but feel grateful for the memories they had made and the beautiful sights they had seen. They knew they would never forget their incredible trip to the Zamami and Aka Islands, and they couldn’t wait to plan their next adventure.Read More
Like a lot of new technology, it can take a long time for things to catch on. If you were online in the late 90s, you’ll remember odd emails from places like Bebo and the then unknown Facebook landing in your inbox enticing you to join quoting someone you know and their latest social network updates. Of course, back then, no-one new what social networks were, so most of those emails were assumed to be spam.
Naturally, we all now realise Facebook reigned supreme with world domination while Bebo went the way of MySpace and Friends Reunited.
The same happens time and time again with real world technology too – remember Beta Max videos? Those top loader classics were loved by thousands of homes, yet ultimately fell victim to the VHS format which was actually inferior in many ways. The difference was in the marketing rather than the technology, and that’s something that holds true today.
It seems a little odd we admit to compare Facebook to a robot mower, but perhaps that’s another trend that will soon be following a similar trajectory. With prices of automatic mowers falling fast, they’re now affordable to most households, and take away the time suck of mowing the lawn every week through the summer months. That’s going to be music to the ears of many people – who can spend their time instead on things like… well… Facebook!
We’re all time short, and many people cash rich, so it makes a lot of sense to invest in a robot mower. In a sense it’s a way of buying more time – literally. Rather than spending an hour mowing at the weekend you can spend a few hundred pounds on a new mower and get an hour or two of your life back every week over the warmer half of the year. That’s a potential time saving of 50+ hours – the equivalent of two days saved marching up and down the lawn. Granted, mowing is good exercise, but so is playing footy with the kids or taking a walk with your significant other. Compared to mowing a lawn, I know which I’d choose.
You can learn lots more about these brilliant new mowers at https://www.robotlawnmowers.org/.Read More
There is more to planning your outdoor environment than planting some grass seed and maybe a few annuals and hoping everything grows as planned. With a little consideration to color and style, planning for landscaping design can have a profound affect on the appearance of your yard. If done right, it can also affect the value of the property and enhance the type of activities enjoyed while in the yard.
Those with an eye for landscaping design may be able to establish an outdoor area that invites being used while those without that knack may want to consider asking for help from someone with more experience in landscaping design. There are many commercial companies in nearly every community to offer these services as well as computer software to help you plan what the outdoor living space will look like at the conclusion of your project.
The thing to remember about landscaping design is that although the job is completed, it is never really finished. All areas involved in your outdoor areas will require maintenance and unless you hire a professional company, you should be prepared to get your hands dirty on occasion. Landscaping on your own can be back-breaking work, especially if the initial project requires a lot of digging, but maintaining the appearance can be easier if done regularly.
Do Not Let Wild Growths Take Over Your Yard
One issue with many landscaping design projects is that once they are done, you may tend to forget about the weeding that will be necessary. Even when weed blocking fabric is used, stray seeds and pollen from surrounding areas can blow in from mile away and take root in your new flower beds. If you do not eliminate these new grows as soon as their spotted, your landscaping design may quickly resembled an eclectic collection of unrelated plant life.
You should also consider future safety and security in your landscaping design, understanding that bushes and trees will grow and if planted near a ground-level window can offer a hiding place for ne’er-do-wells if these plants are not pruned back regularly. Some exterior lighting should also be considered to prevent blinds spots around the home, if the neighborhood in which the home is located can turn dangerous after dark.
While appearance is an important part of planning your landscaping design, the safety and security of your family and home should be more important. If you have any doubt about how the finished project will affect the home, do not hesitate to seek advice before you start as opposed to accepting the criticism once it is done.Read More