In days gone by, if you were buying something good practice was based on expressions like not looking a gift horse in the mouth or taking care to avoid buying a pig in a poke. Presumably dissatisfaction with goods or services provided has been around since stone age cave dwellers traded flint and obsidian (cooled volcanic lava which like flint could be fashioned to produce sharp blades and arrow heads)
Are these expressions of any use to you today if you’re looking to get your loft insulated or double glazing fitted?
Do people who mourn the passing of bank managers like Mr Mainwaring (who presided over a branch in Walmington on Sea when he wasn’t commanding the local Dad’s Army platoon) have a point? Although he was pompous.he understood the idea of duty and he applied it to looking after other people’s money as well as to defending his country.
I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it any more”. Whether or not you feel the same way about the economic situation as the fictional TV newsreader Howard Beale (played by Peter Finch in an Oscar-winning performance in the 1976 film Network) the biggest reform ever to take place to the welfare system is upon us.
The weather is one of a number of factors that can make a holiday go with a swing.
Language is (potentially) powerful. Words can motivate and mystify, inspire and intimidate. It was said of Churchill that he mobilized the English language and sent it into battle. So are attempts to change attitudes by suggesting different ways of saying things worthwhile?
Take disability. The way society has typically defined disability in the past is in terms of what is known as the individual model (sometimes called the medical or charity model).
Many of our clients are finding it very hard to find suitable rented private accommodation. Rents are booming, up by 5% in the last year, because of the lack of new build houses and many landlords and their letting agents won’t let to people on benefits. Even if our clients find a suitable property they can afford,
The national motto of the United States (which appears on every US banknote) will not appeal to everyone. So, in who or what can we all trust? Well, May 2013 is a time to reflect on who we would do well not to trust. Why? Because it is Scams Awareness month.
Or maybe you have already missed one or more installments? Ignoring the situation is sure to make things worse. The sooner you take action to deal with it the better.
If you have mortgage arrears, your mortgage lender will want you to clear them. If you don’t do this,