Wednesday, 17 June 2015
I wanted to share Stains on Panes with my readers this month.
Scott arrived to clean my windows - he was in a company sweatshirt and showed me is ID before we even got started which I thought was a great way to start.
It didn't take long to realise that Scott is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about what he does.
For my house - a 3 bed semi, Scott used his Reach and Wash pole system - the poles can be adjusted to suit different heights and the brush heads had been adapted by Scott to maximise there performance.
Scott has a specially adapted backpack to use with the Reach and Wash poles allowing him to easily clean properties with restricted access.
Scott uses a method which involves firstly a scrub, then rinse followed by cleaning both the frames and sills.
Scott has a water tank inside his van which has a special resin filter to ensure that the water is pure - Scott used a TDS meter to show me the quality (impurities) of my own water from my garden tap - at a surprising 306 ppm, whilst Scott's own water from his tank showed only 5ppm meaning the purer water is less likely to leave chalk residue or smears that you might get from using my garden tap water.
It started to rain whilst Scott was still cleaning but he wasn't phased by it and explained that the rain didn't affect the quality of the clean.
My front windows were lovely and clean whilst my rear 2 bedrooms and patio window (a much older style of window) are a little streaky - Scott explained that at some point in the past, someone had used the wrong kind of paint on the frames which started to come off during the wash - Scott has reassured me that future cleans will solve the problem.
Scott recommended a clean every 8 weeks for my house - a 3 bed semi - at a cost of £20.
Scott also carries out other maintenance jobs such as gutter cleaning and is fully insured in addition to being a member of the Federation of Window Cleaners.
One of Scott's passions is improving and adapting the equipment to perform better or coming up with his own ideas and inventions - he's currently working on a portable trolly system as a back up plan should he ever find his van out of action!
Stains on Panes clean both residential and commercial properties in and around Bromley - Kent and London regions.
Find out more here: http://www.stainsonpanes.co.uk
Emma in Bromley x
* Disclaimer - I received a window clean for the sole purpose of writing a review.
Monday, 15 June 2015
Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
My daughter, Maegan (age 3) has a thing for snails! She loves them and since last summer she named them. Usually there is one called Minty - that's always her favourite one!
It was raining on our school walk so there was an abundance of snails in our front garden as we were leaving to collect Blake.
Maegan carefully chose two snails to come on the walk with us - one was Minty and one was called Yonna and she carefully carried them in her hands!
Yonna was abandoned on a leaf not far from school but Minty made it all the way to school and back!
Maegan liked to tell Minty that she loved her and even kissed her "pet" snail!
Minty was returned (completely unharmed!) to her snail family in our front garden.
Emma in Bromley xx
Emma in Bromley xx
Wednesday, 3 June 2015
June is a big month for birthdays in our house - My children's birthdays are on the 19th and 24th June, along with a few other family birthdays and father's day - June is always full of cake and fun.
On the 21st June - Miffy turns 60!
We all love Miffy don't we? I remember reading Miffy books as a child and love that my two also love reading Miffy - My daughter all has her eye on a giant Miffy lamp we spotted and I my children love playing Miffy's Garden on my iPad!
I'm really happy to have been chosen as a blogger to be a Miffy Mum, I'm hoping to share with you some lovely Miffy things.
Lets start with some books!
Maegan (age 3) Reading Miffy at the Gallery whilst Blake (age 5) reads Miffy's Birthday.
Miffy's Birthday, Miffy at the Gallery and Miffy's Play Date.
Miffy's Birthday - a really sweet hard back special edition book - My children really like reading this and it certainly gets you into birthday spirits - Cake anyone?
Miffy's Play Date is a lovely sticker book - lots of stickers to complete the scenes, my youngest has really enjoyed matching the stickers up.
Miffy at the Gallery - sweet little hard back book with some lovely inspired art, explores modern and classic art forms - my little boy loves this book because it reminds him of our trips to the National Gallery (One of his favourite places).
Miffy turns 60 years young on the 21st June 2015.
The 3 featured Miffy books are published by Simon and Schuster
Miffy is also on Twitter and Facebook
Emma in Bromley xx
More on Miffy
Disclaimer - I received a selection of Miffy Books as part of being a Miffy Mum
Tuesday, 2 June 2015
Come along and browse the stalls for a special gift or sample a wide range of food that will tempt your taste buds. From Jamaican traders offering their bespoke variety of jerk chicken, Quorn products, veggie wraps, mutton and lamb dishes to other regulars like Italian nougat and chocolate traders, and Crepes Temptation.
Thursday to Saturday 9am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm.
The vibrant atmosphere is further enhanced by our regular weekly Bromley Charter Market, so why not take a look?
- Date: 4 Jun 2015 - 7 Jun 2015
- Every day
- Location: Bromley High Street pedestrian area
- Cost: Free