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Bohemian Rhapsody the film and VQ

I love the band Queen and all of their amazing music. Which is making me very excited for Bohemian Rhapsody the film all about the band that is due out in the cinemas on the 24th of October. I cannot wait to go along to watch it, while singing my heart. I have told my Hubby he is coming along, he does love to listen to me sing…. haha!

Bohemia Rhapsody the film

Bohemian Rhapsody is set to be one of the most popular films of the year. Just like the amazing Freddie Mercury its going to be as extraordinary as he was. Freddie and the band defied stereotypes in a time that was fill of convention and closed minds.

The film will show the world the suffering Freddie goes through during his time away from the band before reuniting with them after his AIDS diagnosis for Live Aid. Queen are still an inspiration to people all over the world, those who feel out of place, those who dream and listen to their music everyday. Today our world has change a lot from Queens hay day, but still not enough to completely accept everyone for who they are, Freddie’s dream of a united world remains a dream. Freddie would be proud to see how far we have come, maybe in another few years there will be even less prejudice in the world…… the dream continues.

Bohemia Rhapsody and VQ

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VQ radios have teamed up with 20th Century Fox the makers of the film to offer you the chance to win some amazing prizes. All you have to do to enter is to purchase a VQ radio between now and 12th of November pop over to http://www.MyVQ.co.uk/win and enter some the details which will include the serial number of your radio. Winners will be announced early January, why not buy someone a VQ radio for Christmas and they also have the chance to win a amazing prize. There are some T’s & C’s so make sure you check those before entering.

Good luck everyone!!!

 

*Thank you VQ for sharing these fabulous items with me.*

 

 

4 Common Work Ailments and Can You Claim For Them?

The workplace can be dangerous no matter what industry you work in. It is the responsibility of the business and your employer to create a safe working environment, but when this is not done at the required level, it can result in injuries, accidents and illness. If you currently suffer from or you sustained an injury or an ailment that is down to the negligence of your employer, then you could be entitled to compensation. There are many common ailments that people can claim for, and it is important to be aware of these in case it ever happens to you. Here are four of the common work ailments.

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD)

MSD is the most common occupational illness and can be very serious because it can impact your ability to work and live well. MSD refers to any strain or sprain which can include back problems, slipped discs and work-related upper limb disorders. It usually occurs from lifting heavy loads, repetitive activities or sitting in awkward positions for a long period of time. Whether or not you can make a claim will depend on your individual case as sometimes it can be the fault of the employer and other times it will not be. If it is due to the employer not allowing enough breaks, making employees carry too much or not giving them the proper training or equipment, then you could make a claim.

Stress & Mental Health

Many employees suffer from stress and mental health issues but do not take any action as they are unaware of their rights or may be afraid of doing so. Work-related stress claims are complex as damage is harder to prove than an injury, but you could make a successful claim if your employer has not supported a pre-existing condition or you are suffering from too much work, unfair level of scrutiny, bullying, and so on.

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

RSI is one of the more common ailments, particularly in the industrial sector or any role where repetitive tasks are carried out. RSI can cause pain in the neck, shoulders, arms, wrists and fingers with carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and burritos all being examples of RSI. If it can be proved that it is the employer’s fault, then it is possible to win industrial injuries compensation.

Occupational Dermatitis

Another very common ailment is occupational dermatitis which is damage to the skin caused by exposure to harmful chemicals. It is particularly common amongst those that work as cleaners, in hospitals, hairdressers and anywhere else where you are regularly exposed to chemicals. You may be able to make a claim if the condition is not easily treated or cured.

The workplace can be dangerous with these being just a few of the more common ailments that people suffer from. In many cases, these ailments will be because of the employer not creating a safe working environment which will entitle you to compensation. If you are unsure whether or not you have a case, you need to simply contact a personal injury specialist who will be able to help.

I’m a Christmas Hamper lover

I love a hamper, not just a little box of items (which I also love), but I mean a big wicker hamper packed full of lovely items. Then after you have indulged on all of it’s yummy content you are left with a gorgeous wicker basket to use around your home or for taking out for picnics.

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With Christmas coming it’s the perfect time to be buying a hamper either as a gift for someone or for yourself. Recently Prestige Hampers got in touch to see if I would like to receive one of their hampers, how could I possibly say no?

A simply delicious Christmas Hamper

I had no idea which of their many fabulous hampers I would be receiving, so when a rather large box arrived, I was very excited to open it. WOW, a fabulous large wicker hamper was sat there. I was sent their Simply Delicious hamper, and simply delicious it really was.

When I first opened the basket, I could see 5 or six lovely items. It wasn’t until later then I was showing my Hubby the hamper, when I realised that there was so much more hidden within the packaging. The Simply Delicious hamper was actually packed with 13 different items including 2 lovely bottles of wine. 

Included within my Christmas Hamper was, Mrs Bridges Ploughman’s Chutney, cheesy nibbles, sweet chilli and lime crisps, cappuccino coffee shortbread, mint chocolate thins, mint cremes, after dinner ground coffee, English afternoon tea bags, Monty Bojangles pistachio marooned truffles, an Ooh! Chocolata minty bar and a box of Jacquot fancy truffle. Not forgetting a bottle of Chardonnay and a bottle of Merlot. So many fabulous items. I cannot wait to dig in and try them out.

A hamper gift for everyone

What I love about Prestige Hampers is that there really is something there for everyone. It could be you are looking for a new baby gift, wedding present, anniversary gift or just a gift to make someone feel loved. I love the idea or ordering a luxury hamper for a romantic picnic for me and the Hubby, to just add a some fresh bread and some cheese, then head out for a date. 

Hampers make a fabulous Christmas gift, I have a few people who are very difficult to buy for. I always like to buy gifts that people will love, not just a buying a gift because I have to. I put a lot of time into finding the perfect gift for family and friends. With the large range of hampers that Prestige Hampers offer, I know I will be able to find something for just about everyone on my Christmas lists.

Thank you Prestige Hampers for sending me out a beautiful hamper, I love it! Plus the basket will be great for keeping my blankets in over the winter months.