Comforts of home

fireplace (free clip art)

fireplace (free clip art)

There just seems to be something so warm and even romantic about a fire in the fireplace. If there is one thing I could think of I like about the cold weather it is the chance to light a fire in the fireplace. We usually put some pillows on the floor and watch a good movie on the television with popcorn at hand.

The comfort of a warm fire helps keep our family together and feeling that our house is a home. I am always glad when we all agree on a good thing.

Invited out for Thanksgiving

I’ve been invited out to a friends house for Thanksgiving this year.  I’m very grateful for the invitation; I’ve had a hectic autumn and it looks like a hectic winter is approaching, so not having to clean and cook and entertain at my house this year is a blessing!  The only drawback is that I won’t have as much leftover turkey as I like to have for leftover meals.  So I guess I’ll be buying a turkey breast anyway and cooking it up here at home so we can have leftover turkey no matter what.  I’ll be making a cranberry-orange-apple relish dish to take with me to the dinner to share with the other guests.  It’s a recipe I’ve had for about four years now, and I like it a lot.  I hope the other guests will like it too!

Why are so Many People Complaining About a Solicitor

Most individuals at some point have heard horror stories about members of the public, who have had a very poor or negative experience with a solicitor. It is so commonplace that it has become the source of numerous jokes and comedy routines and has resulted in some very negative stereotypes associated with lawyers. It is a sad fact that not all solicitors perform their duties in a way that is satisfactory to their clients. This is one reason why there are so many people complaining about a solicitor.

Satisfaction has nothing to do with the outcome of a case, whether the outcome is positive or negative for the client involved. Dissatisfaction usually has to do with the level of service received or how the solicitor performed their job. There are usually complaints about things such as the lack of communication. People often say things such as “I had to do all the calling” or ‘they never returned my calls”.

Lack of communication between a client and a solicitor is a sure recipe for disaster and can leave clients feeling dissatisfied with their solicitor. This can also be the reason why the team just never seemed to click. The solicitor, client relationship, simply started off on the wrong foot and continued to go downhill.

If there is no communication or too little communication, there are so many other problems that stem from this one issue. A client can then have serious concerns about their billing and the hours they are billed for. They doubt the hours the solicitor claims to have been working on their behalf if they did  not see or feel any evidence of that level of effort or diligence on the part of the solicitor.

The client has doubts because the channels of communication were closed instead of opened.  It is important and always a good idea to keep clients in the loop and up to date with all relevant areas of their case. This ensures that they know all the work and effort that goes into their case and the ultimate result. This way they can be comfortable and have a certain level of trust and acceptance instead of doubts about billing.

Communications is really a key factor when it comes to solicitor negligence and the breakdown of the relationship and trust between solicitor and client. It is a fact that even after things have gone wrong, effective and honest communication can sometimes remedy the situation. Clients are people they want to be heard and they want to feel as if they matter. Solicitors who take the time out of their busy schedules to communicate effectively with their clients reap the rewards and can testify to the results.

When a client voices their concerns and issues it is important to take note and address them and respond. This will greatly eliminate the number of people complaining about a solicitor.

If you need to complain about a solicitor visit SOS Claims.

Did you remember to set your clocks back?

Fall back (free clip art)

Fall back (free clip art)

The best thing about having to change our clocks back one hour in the fall is that on Sunday morning, when you wake up, you don’t feel so rushed to get dressed and go somewhere. I often wonder how many people forget to change their clocks and end up going to church an hour early that day! Or how many people still don’t remember over the weekend and end up getting to work on Monday an hour early! That’s one mistake I haven’t made – yet!

I understand the whole reasoning behind changing the clocks in the fall, and one of the most important one is so that the kids waiting by the road in the morning for the school bus are not waiting in the dark, but I wish that we would just keep the clocks at Daylight Savings Time and be done with it. Life would be much easier for so many people! As far as I’m concerned, schools should start much later in the morning than they do anyway! That would solve that problem!

My Halloween costume

Angel and Devil (free clip art)

Angel and Devil (free clip art)


We’re going to a Halloween costume party this Friday and I’ve finally got my costume all ready to go. I decided to make my own costume this year, just for the fun of it. I decided to dress like an angel and managed to find some nice angel wings and a halo at the costume store. I bought a very pretty white nightgown for the angel gown, figuring that I can actually wear it as a nightgown later. (Yeah, I’m practical like that!) My boyfriend is dressing up like a devil; we are representing ourselves as “Heaven and Hades.”

I’m really looking forward to the party – it’s been a long time since I’ve been to a costume party, and I really enjoy them a lot! I hope we win the best couples costumes prize!