Tuesday, 28 June 2011

IRS notification letter email scam

I receive an IRS notification letter lately stating that they are unable to process my tax return and this is another email scam! I actually have visited the IRS website and they know about this scam emails that have been going around and it is a sort of identity fraud. Anyway, here are the advices from the real IRS on what to do if you receive this email:

1. Do not reply.

2. Do not open any attachments. Attachments may contain malicious code that will infect your computer.

3. Do not click on any links.
If you clicked on links in a suspicious e-mail or phishing website and entered confidential information, visit the IRS identity protection page.

4. Forward the e-mail as-is, to phishing@irs.gov.

I am encouraging everyone to report it and make an end to this scam once and for all!

Business with Angel Investors

Do you want to engage in the trade of goods and services to consumers? If you do, you are on the right tract because you can help augment the lives of the neighborhood where you want to locate your business. Your business can create jobs therefore; you are helping the economy on the bigger scale. By having said that, you need an angel investor to guide you in this Business Venture.

Even the Macro Business needs Capital, Sales Leads and Partnership to secure their financial status. If you are planning to create a business, you need to check out angel investor information online. Creating a business means looking further to achieve the goal of yielding big profits!

There are so many companies out there who are experiencing financial trouble and they will never get off the ground without an additional funding. That is the reason why Angel Investors are great option to consider in maintaining a Business. Your Business will never go down because you have someone to back you up. For more information, just visit the links provided here and good luck on your business ventures!

Grinding coffee beans

Today I bought packets of 2 Columbian coffee beans thinking it was the ground one and when I got home I was very disappointed as it was coffee beans and I do not have a coffee grinding machine. I tried crushing the coffee beans with the end of the rolling pin on a bowl, took ages to crush half of a bag, however it was not fine enough that when I tried brewing it, it tasted so weak. I do not really want to go back to the shop and have the one of the un-opened coffee bags replaced as the petrol would cost more than the coffee price. But anyway, I found a great solution to grinding coffee beans, I use a blender! It only took a minute to grind the whole bag (227g) of coffee beans and got the perfect grain. So if you do not have a coffee grinding machine, try a blender, it does the job well!
After grinding the coffee beans using a blender, the result is the same as the ones you get on a packet of ground coffee.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Google Page Rank update June 27, 2011

It is always a surprise when Google update its page rank as nobody really knows when it would happen and 5 months since the last Google toolbar page rank update, yes it has been updated again! Yesterday evening, the 27th of June 2011 around 4:00 pm I received an email from HOBO SEO saying there has been a Google Toolbar Page rank score update, so immediately I check my blogs and sad to say that both my PR3 blogs has gone down to PR2 and PR1. Well, better luck next time!

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Heatwave June 26, 2011

The said heat wave starts today Sunday the 26th of June 2011 with temperatures rose above 28c and mainly on the east of England with temperatures topping up to 30c, this was said to be the hottest day of the year so far in England. On Monday the mercury is expected to reach 30C, but by evening the hot weather could be broken by thunder and heavy showers. It was forecasted today that the weather will get even hotter, at least in the south-eastern areas of the UK. There will be plenty of sunshine over England and Wales, although the north-west will be a bit cloudier. Well, enjoy it while it last as by Wednesday this said heatwave will definitely be over, and mostly 15c in most places. Resources were from the guardian.co.uk. where I generally read the latest on news, weather and everything else.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Recommended Super Girl Toddler Costume for Halloween

I know it is not Halloween yet, but I am very excited to show off this lovely super girl costume I got online for my daughter. This costume is so far the best looking Supergirl Toddler Costume I have seen online and when I got it, I was very pleased with it! Why? Well, aside from the fact that this supergirl costume really looks stunning; the quality of the clothing is also good! The blue top is actually made of polyester but it has a soft velvety texture which gives a soft feeling towards the skin. The S logo on the top is a patch that gives a more realistic appeal to the costume!

The cape attached to it has the same clothing type as the skirt and boot covers. The clothing material on this, is some sort of glossy-metallic red fabric which looks strikingly attractive, same as the golden belt and trims on the top. As far as sizing is concern, this standard size costume would fit a toddler from 2 to 4 years of age, but this is a perfect fit for my 3 ½ year old which is 36 ½ inches tall and about 30.8 lbs. Over all it looks durable, looks expensive and very attractive! This is an officially licensed costume and believe me, it does not look cheap! I got this on a sale price from the largest online Halloween costume seller called costumesupercenter.com. They actually got loads of categories for toddler Halloween costumes and currently have some amazingly low priced Halloween costumes for girls, so I suggest that you check it out yourself!

I have attached here some photos of the said costume:

Here is the top with attached skirt and cape. It also comes with a chunky golden belt.

Boot covers

Picture as a whole

Such a lovely costume and here is my little Super Girl!

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Another Rainy Day June 19, 2011

Today the 19th of June 2011 is another gloomy and showery day here in the Northern part of England. It has been forecasted that there will be rain across central areas of England and occasionally heavy, across southern Scotland, northern and eastern England but for the lucky few places like across the northern Scotland it will be mainly dry and bright. Elsewhere, a mixture of bright spells and scattered, mainly light showers. It has been like this for the past days and looks like the wet season is not over yet as forecasted on the internet that next week it will be another rainy week! Well, I am still hoping to have a really good summer; it is just the start of summer anyway! So, I am keeping my fingers cross that this summer of 2011will have a really good and warm weather and of course seeing more than just sunny spells around the UK.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Family Day out at Alton Towers

Yesterday my family and I had a fun day out at Alton Towers, one of UK’s best Theme Parks located at Alton, Staffordshire United Kingdom. We arrived around 11:00 am at Alton tower’s parking letter C which is about 10 minutes walk to the park, walking with a toddler. Had to pay £6 for the parking at the main entrance of the park, but it was all worth it, considering we had a really fun day at the Alton tower! The park ticket cost £40.80 each at the gate but I had a 2 for 1 voucher from coke and my little girl is under 4, so for the 3 of us, my husband, me and my little girl, we only had to pay 46.80 and that includes the parking token. Here are some fun photos I took at the Alton Tower theme park:

I actually would consider Alton tower a perfect family day out even if you have little children with you, as they also got an old mac Donald farm with a singing barn, tractor, animals, and boat rides which my little girl really enjoys and they also got live animals too like donkeys, ducks, rabbits, and some very cute guinea pigs! All the rides are free when you get in the park, love the sea life and had a great walk at their amazing garden. Would definitely come back to this place again!

Sunday, 12 June 2011

South Florida’s number 1 impact windows and doors supplier

If you are looking for impact windows and doors supplier around south Florida, then you should check out the Florida’s number 1 home window installation and window replacement specialists called Storm Tight Windows. The company offers a 100% satisfaction guaranteed when it comes to the product quality and workmanship, and since they manufacture their own windows and doors replacement you also get the benefit of purchasing it at a factory price. That means big savings on installation! After that, you will be expecting to see a huge difference when it comes to FPL bills, as most of their customers have said that they actually saved 40% on their energy bills. So there goes another savings for you!

The windows and doors made by Storm Tight are created to the highest quality materials, that way it would make your home warmer, quieter and more secure. Secure to the fact that this windows are built to stand against hurricanes! Anyway, the things that I have mentioned above are just a few of the great things you will enjoy if you have a Storm Tight windows and door installed on your home. If you wish to find more information about this Storm Tight Windows, feel free to visit the website at stormtightwindows.com and find out how you can avail a miami impact windows or a sarasota impact windows free in-home estimate.

Brackets for over bed units

I just thought of making a blog post about this since I could not find anything online about brackets for overbed units when typing into Google’s search engine. Well, recently my husband and I bought a Helsinki over-bed unit from an online catalogue shop and it has no wall fixing brackets. So my husband ordered a couple of it from ebay, it cost only cost .99 pence for 4 pieces and a postage of £1.49 which does not cost a lot, and it just makes me wonder why the supplier of this over-bed unit does not supply this when it is just this cheap! Anyway, if you are looking for wall fixing brackets for this type of over bed, you only need 3 brackets about 1.6mm think and about 63mm like this on the photo:

Oh, if you want to make your over-bed unit extra secure, aside from the brackets you can also drill from the inside of the wardrobe side to the headboard unit and bolt them together. This way you do not have to worry about the over bed unit falling into your head if there is an earthquake.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Start your retirement portfolio with MarketRiders

If you are planning to start your retirement portfolio now, then I would definitely suggest that you check out this online investment portfolio manager called MarketRiders. This is actually an Online Portfolio Manager wherein step by step you are guided on making your retirement portfolio from choosing the right portfolio that suits you to buying shares, which I think is brilliant if your are just staring on this kind of matter.

I have actually tried this and find this Portfolio rebalancing software so easy to use even if I do not have much knowledge towards retirement portfolios, and guess what? I have managed to build my very own retirement portfolio in less than 2 minutes! All I did is answer the interactive questions like my age, how soon I will need the money, how much investment experience I have, how much risk I will be able to handle, and how much I would like to invest? Then it gave me a computer generated recommended portfolio based on my answers.

By using this, I found out that it has also saved me a lot of money because I would not have to go through a middleman, like those financial advisers and since it is using EFT or Exchange Traded Funds it is expected that the taxes and fees are lower compared to an average mutual fund charges. So typically, it is a Do It Yourself portfolio management! Anyway, if you wish to try it yourself, you can visit the website at marketriders.com and sign up on the 30 day free trial just to get you started like what I did, and it might work for you as well!

Sunday, 5 June 2011

German Beansprouts could be the source of e.coli

This is the latest news as of June 5, 2011, that the German beansprouts could be the source of e.coli virus and not the cucumbers from Spain as what was previously blamed of the spread of said e.coli outbreak. Now, 22 people had died and 2000 people ill across Europe and there has been a huge business loss from Spanish farmers. A lot has happened in a week and who’s to be blame for this? Is it the German’s, the media or people talking about it through twitter and blogging?

Someone actually read my old post today and left a comment about the killer cucumber from Spain and said that the Germans are to be blamed for this and that I also owe Spain an apology for that. Well, I got that from the news and as far as I know, that time when the news spread there were thousands of tweets from twitter and there were many blog post published on the internet about the said incident during that day. I bet, that time he or she also think that the cucumbers were to blame, as nobody really knows the real source of the e.coli virus. An e.coli virus is not a joke as many people died from this, and I believe that making everyone aware of what is going on, could help prevent the spread of the said virus and could also save lives.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Cucumbers from Spain may not be the source of E.Coli

I have just watch news on TV and the German authorities say they are still unsure of whether the cucumbers from Spain are the one causing the e.coli outbreak. I think it was the 28th of May when the news spread that there has been some reports of illness and death in Germany and some European countries and that it was believe that it came from organic cucumber from Spain. Now, 5 days later they are unsure! I do love cucumbers but due to the recent happening, I have not bought any for several days now, even though it says that these contaminated cucumbers were not sold in the shops here in the United Kingdom. Anyway, I do hope they will figure this out soon, as where this E.coli virus really is coming from and sorted it out soon too, as I miss eating cucumber so much!
If you want to read more about this, you may find more information about this topic on sky news or BBC news website, these are both my personal recommended news program.