Folklore Bulgarian

Water softeners can ease a lot of your festive chores. Find out how!

You use your water softener for your needs on a daily basis. But it is during the festivals when you may realize its real value. A lot of people will be frequenting your house before, during, and after the celebrations. It is not only your close family members that you have to entertain but also your friends and colleagues. You need your water softener to perform consistently for all your needs.

This is the perfect time to check how your water softener is doing before your massive festival entourage arrives horn. You are better off carrying out the inspection tasks beforehand, rather than wait for your guests to visit and the watch your water softener starts to act up. Anyone can take on the antics of a water softener in the luxury of having a lesser number of users. All we need to do is heat some water for the day until the softener is fixed. But it is a different ball game when you have enough people to start a football league waiting for water.

Ensure that you check the salt levels in the water softener and maybe even stock up more salt in the machine for the entire festival season. It is wise to do so, or else you might end up running errands to shops that are closed during the festival. Check if the salt level is full up to the brim and your water softener is ready to function for a longer time without any hiccups. You should also check if your water softener system has any salt blockages or bridges formed in the pipes. Clear out all the salt or sludge that may have settled at the bottom of the tank. It is worth running one whole cycle to ensure that the conduits are clean and the water flow is smooth before your guests arrive. Having a functional water softener is helpful for your needs while preparing for the festival. Washing long-stored cutlery and crystal glasses with soft water will ensure that no smudges or spots are left on them. Your guests and family members will not be distracted throughout the festival due to lack of soft water. They will be able to use the shower, use the kettle, and help you wash up after dinner seamlessly without suffering the aftermath of hard water.

The festivals bring a lot of additional work in terms of washing, cooking, and cleaning. So make sure that your water softener is working smoothly. This would mean that your washing machine will remove all the tough stains from everyone’s clothes quickly, and your dishwasher will handle the load of dirty crockery.

On the other hand, you can do what you do best, entertaining your guest like a role model host. Soft water is not just a tool to have cleanliness around your house. Having a seamless supply of soft water also means that you have the perfect ice cubes forming in your freezer. You won’t see anyone contorting their face because they felt the bitter metallic taste in their mouth from the ice formed by hard water. Drinks at your house will be delicious and refreshing as ever. The time before, during, and after the festivals can put a lot of strain on you just because of the grandeur of the occasion, but who would’ve thought that all you need is a functional water softener for your needs.

Soft water gives you the perfect sheen on your china, glasses, and cutlery, the very picturesque ice-cubes, and the most impeccable dish-washing services post dinner. A well-maintained water softener system ensures that your power bills won’t be very high as they run in its most optimized conditions; thanks to you! All that is left for you to do is to enjoy the festival in the company of your loving friends and family.

You would normally see people with welding helmets in workshops working on metal. These welders are unsung heroes when it comes to creating metal-related items. Not only creating items, but they also fix things for you. So, why not celebrate the wonderful craftsmen with a festival. A unique way to honor and represent them is by wearing welding helmets. Here are some ideas on how to organize a welding helmet festival

Create a list of welders in town

How would a welding helmet festival be without the presence of the welders? You want to make sure every welder in town are informed and invited to attend this special moment. There are probably hundreds of welding companies in town. Each company might consist of several welders. A solution to this is by googling for welders in town and noting down the addresses and contacts. The next thing you need to figure out is the way to reach them. Probably the most efficient way is by email. However, the most effective way would be visiting them directly. This would be a more personal approach. It will show how serious you are in organizing the occasion. For this, you need to make a team as it would be exhausting to do it on your own.

Create a unique concept for the festival

Well, wearing a welding helmet itself is unique. But is that all the festival has to offer? That would be pretty boring if indeed it is. You and your colleagues would need to find an idea to make the festival entertaining and unforgettable. As in most festivals, you will need to determine the route of the march. Well, the idea of the festival is to wear a helmet. Welders want to show how unique and creative their welding helmets are, However, you must not forget to ask permission to local authorities for the march.

Apart from that, you might want to include live music. Even better, you may also want to include awards or competitions. A great example would be giving an award for the person with the most outrageous welding helmet. If you do decide to have live music, you need to determine the ideal location. And of course, you need to choose the artists. In doing so, it would be better if you do a survey on what type of music the welders like. This occasion is to honor them, so there’s nothing wrong about spoiling them.

Getting sponsors for the event

Collecting money for the event can be done in many ways. The first target would be the welding companies. This event is to for the welders working in their company, so why not returning the favor Another way to collect money is by asking sponsorship to the local government. This would be a great chance for the local government to show their care and support for the society.

Doing some gigs on the streets would also be a good way to raise money for the festival. Depending on what skills you and the committee have, this may include playing music or even doing some attractions like juggling. Doing gigs on the street while at the same time promoting the event would be a great idea.

Telling everyone in town about the festival

You would want people in town to attend the festival. There are many ways to announce the event to the society. You can go to radio stations. Your team might also want to create creative and catchy brochures to be shared.
However, out of the marketing strategies, the most effective and efficient one would be online marketing. This would go through several steps. First, of an, you certainly need to have the content. The content needs to be in line with effective content marketing principles. After that, you would need to find a place to post the content. Social media would be your number one priority. There is no need how effective social media marketing is Almost everyone has an account and is active. Not only that, but you would also need to ask people to share the posting. By doing that, your message would be spread quite quickly.

While your body is having a massage, a lot of good things are happening. First, your stress levels are lowered and you are able to feel calm and happy. This is because a good massage will affect your endocrine function, influencing the hormones positively. This way, the stress hormone cortisol is curtailed. The health benefits of massages are endless. Your nervous system will also be boosted this way. The tension in the muscles will be reduced; discouraging headaches from affecting you. Many health facts state that the need for painkillers can be reduced by up to 30% when you get a regular massage.

Other interesting health facts about massages have to do with cardiovascular health. Your heart function is enhanced leading to better cardiovascular health. When you are having a massage, your gastrointestinal system is further supported. This is because your relaxation will send positive signals that have the power to improve your entire digestive system. This means that how your body processes food can be greatly improved this way. A good massage will, therefore, help improve your mood in the short term. If you are dealing with stress and anxiety, this is a noted natural method to mitigate these problems.

If you are suffering from fatigue and back pains, studies have shown that a massage will help manage these issues. Those who suffer from insomnia owing to a variety of reasons, a massage will help induce relaxation; this can bolster natural sleep triggers. There are so many other health benefits to talk about. However, for you to enjoy the full merits of a good massage, it must be done in the right way. For those who are looking to enjoy back massages at home courtesy of loved ones, there is a need for effective back massage tips.
Professionals need comprehensive training and years of experience to perfect the art.

This does not mean that you cannot get some tips that will help improve your skill. Below is a look at some of the top massage tips for you to incorporate them accordingly. The first tip is that any massage should never feel painful. If the process induces any kind of pain, there is something wrong with the technique. A massage should actually feel good and relaxing. A massage should also be done on soft tissue and never on bone. Bones do not have any need for relaxation. Also, bones tend to be highly sensitive to pain. Only soft tissue in your body should be massaged.

For people who need a therapeutic massage for rehabilitation or after injury, getting a professional massage is the way to go. This is because you do not want to aggregate the injury or interfere with the healing process. Overall, getting a message should be calming to your body and senses. If you have issues with back pain, this process should slowly restore your muscles so that the pain can be alleviated. When you are able to keep stress at bay this way, you will be safeguarding your health in a major way.

With all these benefits to your body, reading while having a massage is definitely a great way of relaxing both your body and your mind. Reading is a good exercise for the brain as it adds knowledge while massage is good for the body because of the above mentioned benefits. If you are looking for a stress-reliever just grab a book and get a massage.

RSS Festivals | The Guardian

  • Jonny and the Baptists review – hard-hitting politics and a soft centre August 25, 2019
    Assembly Roxy, EdinburghAs politicised as each of its predecessors but the musical comics also explore the ineffable mysteries of life ‘As of right now, we’re no longer political.” That’s the conceit of this new show from Jonny and the Baptists, AKA musical comics Jonny Donahoe and Paddy Gervers. They have made their name setting-up (and […]
    Brian Logan
  • Man dies at Creamfields dance music festival in Cheshire August 25, 2019
    Nineteen-year-old is second teenager to die at festivals in England this weekendA 19-year-old man has died after falling ill at Creamfields dance music festival in Cheshire.Police said the teenager, from Warrington, had been seen looking unwell by security staff at 12.15am on Saturday. He was assessed by a doctor on site before being taken to […]
    Josh Halliday North of England correspondent
  • Share your experiences of Notting Hill carnival August 25, 2019
    We would like to hear about how you are enjoying Europe’s largest street festival. Share your photos and videos with usNotting Hill carnival - Europe’s largest street festival - is celebrating its 53rd anniversary. The world-famous event is a celebration of diversity and attracts millions of revellers every year.Are you planning on going to the […]
    Laura McDermott and Guardian readers
  • Ex-call centre worker wins top Edinburgh comedy award August 24, 2019
    Jordan Brookes wins prize for best show while Catherine Cohen crowned best newcomerA former NHS call centre worker has won the best show prize at the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards.Jordan Brookes’ experimental, convention-busting show I’ve Got Nothing claimed the £10,000 prize on Saturday in what was the most ethnically diverse and gender-balanced line-up since the […]
    Veronica Lee
  • Jordan Brookes is disturbingly funny – and a worthy Edinburgh Comedy awards champ August 24, 2019
    Brookes has won the biggest prize in live comedy, with Catherine Cohen named best newcomer and Jessica Brough recognised for her Fringe of Colour projectThe Edinburgh Comedy award has found itself another deserving winner in Jordan Brookes, who has bagged the biggest prize in comedy – now sponsored by the TV channel Dave – for […]
    Brian Logan
  • Demi Lardner review – an explosion of animated oddities August 24, 2019
    Gilded Balloon Teviot, EdinburghThe Australian standup’s show is stuffed with arbitrary observations – and some of the funniest moments on the fringeAbsurdism-gone-haywire won the 2015 Edinburgh comedy award for her fellow Australian Sam Simmons, and now Demi Lardner is in the running for a show cut from similarly zany plaid. You never know what’s coming […]
    Brian Logan
  • Notting Hill carnival can unite divided country, organisers say August 24, 2019
    Street festival will remember Windrush victims and is ‘more important now than ever’The Notting Hill carnival is the ideal way to bring together a divided country and remember those who have been caught up in the Windrush scandal, its organisers have said.Matthew Phillip, the carnival’s executive director, said the event – which takes place over […]
    Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent
  • Ivo Graham review – old Etonian's awfully droll domestic jokes August 23, 2019
    Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghThe comic lets rip – if only a bit – for a fine hour of standup about new parenthood and his fogeyish tendenciesThe only thing holding Ivo Graham back in previous shows was his own, well, restraint. The old Etonian (he never fails to mention it) has always been a fine joke writer […]
    Brian Logan
  • Blood and Gold review – mesmerising fairytales about Scottish colonialism August 23, 2019
    Scottish Storytelling Centre, EdinburghDrawing on her dual Scottish and Kenyan heritage, Mara Menzies weaves together an exquisite set of stories about the power of language to liberate and oppressA recurring theme that has emerged at this year’s Edinburgh festival and fringe is colonialism. It has cropped up everywhere: in Kiinalik, about white encroachment on to […]
    Mark Fisher
  • How to Be Brave review – one mother's soul-searching BMX odyssey August 23, 2019
    Summerhall, EdinburghLaura Dalgleish is magnetic as a woman marauding through the Newport night after family pressures become too muchTheatre is a laboratory where we put a character centre stage, make things difficult and see what happens. Often, as is the case in Siân Owen’s single-hander for Dirty Protest theatre company, they go off the rails. […]
    Mark Fisher