Top Tips: Keeping cool in the hot summer sun!

August 3, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Summer time is great as it makes me feel so much happier. Bright mornings and light evenings make the days feel fresh and generally give people a natural sense of happiness.

This week summer has arrived with soring temperatures. Here in the office we’ve had fans on full power in an attempt to keep cool, which brings me to my point. That enjoying the summer heat is great however, staying safe in such weather is also extremely important.

Elderly people eating outside

Keep safe in the sunshine with my top tips:

  • Drink plenty of water- Staying hydrated is the most important part of staying safe in the sunshine. I tend to drink plenty of water on a regular basis to ensure I don’t become dehydrated. This is a really simple and effective summer tip!
  • Stay protected- Sun protection is essential so think about sun cream, hats and light weight clothing. Use a reasonable SPF and apply throughout the day to ensure you get maximum protection. Personally I applying sun cream before leaving the house and carry a handbag size cream to use whilst out and about.
  • Fresh air- During summertime I like to open windows in the house to let plenty of fresh air circulate throughout. This helps make me feel fresher and more comfortable. I know that some might worry about security but if this is the case write yourself a little note as a reminder to close any windows before leaving the house or going to bed.
  • Go outside- Enjoy the weather and get into the garden. Just remember not to overdo it during hot spells. If you planning on gardening do anything strenuous in the early morning or evening when the temperature is a little cooler. During the day I like to find a shaded spot, read a book and enjoy the summertime.
  • Siesta- A classic Mediterranean tradition which works wonders in the summer heat. I find that the hot weather makes me feel a little drowsy during the day, which is why I tend to take a nap during the afternoon. Napping at this time means I generally avoid the summer suns highest heat- a relief when it is really warm outside.
  • Feel good- I like wearing bright clothing when it’s sunny because it makes me feel good. And I have a tendency to eat lighter meals and choose from a healthier selection of foods. Stock up on fresh fruit, salads and fish as an alternative to heavier veggies and meat dishes for general well-being during the summer months.  

Top Tips- Blogging tips for the elderly

June 29, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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As you can probably tell I really enjoy blogging. For me it’s a great platform to tell people about my day to day life, my business and the industry which I work in.

Personally blogging has become an outlet which allows me to express my thoughts and opinions, which is why I think blogging is perfect for silver surfers. It’s limitless in a sense of how much you can write about and is a great way to keep your mind active and share views.

I have to admit that I was a little sceptical about blogging in the beginning, that’s mainly because I knew little about it. However, having grown to adore it I thought I would share some top tips to help you on your way into the ‘blogsphere’.

blogging

  1.  Set up a blog- Sounds pretty obvious but firstly you need to set up a blog. I like ‘Wordpress’ as it’s a free blog service which allows you to customise your blog with a selection of layouts. Built in functions allow you to add photos, video and multimedia elements and most of all its really easy to use.
  2. Find something you like and write about it- Lots of people think that if you have a blog it needs to cover a specific area of interest like fishing or fashion or crafts. If you’ve got a passion which you solely want to focus your blog around great. But if you haven’t then don’t be put off. Instead write about a variety of subjects which interest you- eventually you will find a topic that you enjoy writing about.
  3. Post regularly- Posting regularly is important because the more blogs you write the more people want to come back and read. Sometimes it’s difficult to think up new blog ideas, I have first-hand experience of this. My advice would be to find something which you’ve enjoyed doing during the day and write about it. Maybe you’ve had something wonderfully delicious for dinner- why not share the recipe!
  4. Tell people about your blog- If your blogging then the chances are you will be online and have an email account or be a part of a social network site. These are great ways to tell your friends and family about your blog. Once you’ve published a blog why not tweet the link, post it on your Facebook wall or email it to your contact list. Chances are friends will leave a comment and that’s it’s a great feeling!
  5. Be open minded & stick with it- Blogging is like anything – it requires time, effort and a little open mindedness. Don’t be afraid to write your personal opinion but keep in mind that other people might disagree. Don’t be offended because that’s the beauty of blogging, there is plenty of room for everyone’s view.
     Importantly stick with your blog- it doesn’t matter how many views you get. Blogging is a great way to write about things which you’re passionate about. And in turn, is a great activity to keep your mind active.

Link to –  ‘Top Senior Related Blogs’

Getting Started: Bath-Knight Online Guide

October 27, 2010 at 9:49 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
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Getting started online can be a daunting thought for many. However, by making the most out of your online resources, being active online can quickly become very positive. I have witnessed this myself, as my 89 year old Father in law has recently started to use the internet to shop online and e-mail family located all over the world. Using simple to use, step-by-step guides are often a quick and simple way of using the internet without any trouble.

As the Managing Director of Bath-Knight I want you to make the most out of our website. Having created the site for you, helping you use www.bath-knight.co.uk is very important to me and the Bath-Knight team. We have created an easy to follow guide which directs you to our home page and for those feeling more adventurous to the online brochure request form.
How to get on to Bath-Knight.co.uk and order a Bath-Knight Brochure

 
1. Open your Internet explorer.
2. Once you are on your Internet home page, click the URL bar at the top of the page.

Internet Home Page

3. Select the current URL/www. address (this will become highlighted)
4. Once highlighted erase.
5. Now type in the Bath-Knight URL address- www.bath-knight.co.uk

URL Address bar

6. Wait to load, this make take a couple of seconds so be patient- don’t be tempted to keep clicking, as you’ll find, as I did that more pages will open than needed.
7. When loaded you will be on the Bath-Knight home page.

Bath-Knight Home Page

Welcome to The Bath-Knight Home page, I am so proud of our website after years of meetings, research and hard work I think that we have the perfect website for you. Here you will find a Bath-Knight video featuring myself, our product list and information regarding how to contact us here at Bath-Knight.
8. To order a brochure, simply scroll down to the bottom of our home page.

9. On the left hand side of the screen you will see an oval icon titled ‘Free Brochure’ click here.

Click 'Free Brochure' logo

10. Our site will now direct you to another page. Here you are required to fill in an online request form.
11. Simply type in the required information and select which products you are interested in.

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Email

Required information page

12. Please don’t forget to tell us where you heard about Bath-Knight in the tab provided, this helps us monitor how you found out about our website.
13. When all your details are entered and your happy click ‘Submit’.

Thank You!

14. You will now be directed to a ‘Thank You’ page. This confirms that we have successfully received your details and will be sending you more Bath-Knight information shortly.

I sincerely hope that you have found the ‘Bath-Knight online guide’ helpful and easy to use. My next post will concentrate on links which lead you to helpful guides by other sites and cover areas such as e-mail, Twitter, Facebook and Skype.

Annette

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