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Notable ships from the Royal Navy

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

The United Kingdom has always had one of the most redoubtable navies in the world. The Royal Navy played an immense role into the establishment of the British Empire and has always produced some of the world’s finest ships. Here are some of the most prominent ships of the Royal Navy.

The galleon known as Ark Royal was the flagship that led the English fleet against the Spanish Armada. The ship was originally ordered by Sir Walter Raleigh and was late purchased by the crown to serve in the Tudor Navy. The Ark Royal was launched and commissioned in 1587 and was used by the navy for a total of five decades. The ship had a crew of 268 sailors, 100 soldiers and 32 gunners to serve the 55 cannons...

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House Removal: Packing Items like A Pro

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Most people who know a thing or two about moving house will know how important, even essential it is for items and objects to be packed properly. Good packing will ensure safer handling and less chance of damage during transportation from A to B. Problem with packing is that the process itself is tricky, and results usually vary. Some items are really awkward to pack, others are too heavy – issues which make packing all the more problematic. But how do specialised man and van removal people do it? Answer is practice and expertise. Here are some basic tips and bits of advice coming straight from the horse’s mouth so to speak. Using some of these clever tips will help you pack like a pro.

First and foremost – purchase the right set of packing and wrapping materials...

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Moving from one rented place to another

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Moving homes is a stressful enough process in its own right, but when you have to deal with landlords on both sides – when you are leaving the place you currently live in, and when you are moving in the new property, things get even more complicated. That’s why it is crucial for you to find a reliable man and van company to help you with the project. Thus while the man and van technicians are handling the actual relocations of your goods, you will have the chance to concentrate on everything else.

When you are moving from one rented place to another, there are several things that you should have in mind:

  1. Check out your contract. This one is self evident, but it is still worth mentioning. See what your contract says about the responsibilities you bear upon vacating the property...
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Involving the Kids in Moving Houses

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Moving places with children can be extremely difficult. Children (depending on their age of course) can become quite attached to their surroundings and make the move even more problematic on you as a parent and as an individual. At the end of the day, kids have to accept the inevitable (as unlikely as this may seem) – they are moving house. Accustoming the children to the idea involves a great deal of parenting skills and psychology, needless to say patience on behalf of parents or guardians.

Perhaps a good way to ease the child into the whole ‘house-moving-thingy’ is to get them involved. Most kids take forever to get organised, yet they don’t like parents rummaging through their stuff and toys...

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Fiat Ducato – The Italian (Work) Stallion

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

The Fiat Ducato began as a joint collaboration between Fiat, Peugeot and Citroen. The project started in the early nineteen eighties, with the first light commercial vehicle being mass produced in nineteen eighty one. Other auto manufacturers also built and sold the Ducato platform under their own badging and naming, though for the purpose of this article focus will be on the Fiat Ducato only. The Ducato combined reliability, functionality and design – something traditionally expected of Italian auto manufacturers. The Ducato was a sturdy platform and ended up as one of the most popular and enduring light commercial vehicles on the European market in the last thirty or so years...

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More Outrageous eBay Listings

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Online auction sites do more than sell items – they are also the source of some seriously unusual situations such as the ones listed below.

In two thousand four, the wife of a famous UK radio DJ sold his Lotus Esprit sports car on eBay with a Buy It Now tag of fifty pence. The vehicle sold within minutes and the owner was requested to come pick it up the same day. The Mrs said she sold the car in revenge, after hearing her husband flirt with a British photo model on the air of his radio show.

In two thousand five, the VW Golf owned by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (before he became Pope Benedict) was sold on eBay Germany for nearly two hundred thousand euro. The winning bid was made by an online casino famous for their outrageous eBay purchases.

F-18-HornetComedian Billy Connolly sold his custom made H...

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Several Peaceful Retreats around London

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

When one thinks of London, one thinks about busy streets, constant hassle and stress, and flocks of tourists. Even if you have lived here for decades, you might be so fed up with all those things that you start considering calling your local man and van company, have all your stuff loaded on a van and moving to the countryside. While this may be a great way to escape the problems of the city, you should not be so quick to do it. Because, believe it or not, the capital has much more peaceful places hidden away from the noise and traffic of the main roads than you might have ever suspected.

The London Guide features a number of such places, some of the most appealingly looking among them being:

  • Located on the curve of the river from Hampton Court Bridge to Kingston is located the Barge Walk
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Unusual eBay Listings

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Online auction sites can also be a source of amusement. Many people around the world have posted some seriously funny or unusual listings on major online auction sites such as eBay. The listings relating to buildings and land have caught attention. Here are some of the more unusual listings.

Bridgeville, California is a tiny town with a population of twenty five people. It was the first ever town to be sold on eBay in two thousand two. Since then the small community has been pitched for sale three times.

Thatch Cay – the last privately held and undeveloped US Virgin island, was put up for auction in two thousand three. The minimum bid was set at three million dollars. The sale was wrapped up quickly after the initial listing.

Also in two thousand three, the town of Carlotta in California...

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The Brand-New Abandoned Cities of China

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

In the last ten years, China has seen a large boom in the building industry and now as a result there is a surplus of cities, literally. The so called new-abandoned cities can be seen throughout the country – massive empty streets and squares, towering empty skyscrapers, and an eerie silence make these deserted metropolises the ideal setting for a sci-fi thriller.

Kangbashi-New-AreaKangbashi New Area is one of the earlier examples of a new Chinese ghost city. Built in two thousand ten, and costing hundred and sixty eight billion dollars, the development was supposed to serve one million people but it never did as the project was only completed partially and its capacity was only three hundred thousand people. However, there are no more than twenty thousand people living in the Inner Mongolia city...

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A One Day Trip from London – Several Suggestions

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

When you live in London for years, every once in a while you need a change of scenery – just for the sake of it. Often however your schedule is so busy that you cannot afford spending time out of the city that is more than a day. And when you do have the time – you are so exhausted that you’d rather lie around at home instead of planning a long trip. Sounds familiar? There are two solutions to your problems.

The first one is truly radical. Forget about London. Change your life inside out, get a house in some small town in the country, hire a man and van company that provides man and van services outside the metropolitan area and move to your dream place.

Unfortunately, few people can afford doing such a thing...

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