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My Birthday Party

My Birthday Party

“Happy birthday to me. Happy birthday to me…” I hum to myself as I shower. Today’s my birthday. I am 18 today. My parents are giving me a car as a present and a party with a private catering Melbourne.

Several months back, my mom asked over dinner how I’d like my coming-out party would be arranged. She’s happiest when she’s planning parties, organizing events or even simple family gatherings. She says it’s never too early to start planning for my debut. I nearly choked on the cauliflower I was attempting to chew. Who celebrates their 18th birthday with a debut these days? I imagined the horrors of dancing to a cotillion wearing a frilly long dress to a tune reserved mostly for funerals. Ugh, I shuddered. 

“Mom, Dad, you know it’s not very practical to have a big debut party these days. Why don’t you guys buy me a really cool present with the budget intended for the party?”

“What exactly do you have in mind?” Dad asked skeptically. “A car?” I ventured.

My dad looked at me with his indulgent smile. “Honey, the money for your party won’t be enough to buy a new car.”

I feel an easy victory with how the conversation is going. “But, I don’t need a brand new car, Dad. A second hand car would do.” I decided to grease it up a bit. “A brand new car would not be practical. I only need a car that would take me to and from school and home. We also need to step up a bit in making me prove I’m responsible, right?”

“Alright, but you have to do all the hard work. You seek out the right car and learn how to validate a vehicle safety certificate. You also need to learn how to conduct pre-purchase inspection.”

“Hhmm. Pre-purchase inspection?”

“Buying a pre-owned vehicle isn’t like buying something from the mall. You have to make sure that it is roadworthy. That it is safe for you to use and for others on the road.” Dad explained.

“Most used-car salespeople display the vehicle safety certificate on the car they are selling. It means that the car has passed minimum safety standards.” Mom also offered an explanation.

“But don’t take their word for it. Those people will do and say anything just to make a sale. You have to know what to look for and how. Thus, pre-purchase inspection. You can also ask for a test drive.” Dad added.

“Aren’t you going with me when it the time comes?” I was getting worried.

“Of course, we’ll be there honey. But itstill would help if you’re prepared. Knowing what to look for in an inspection will also help you spot the car you’d be interested to buy.” 

Over the course of five months, I immersed myself with car and driver talk. Today, I am ready.

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Home Delivery Makes A Comeback In The Internet Age

Home Delivery Makes A Comeback In The Internet Age

Once upon a time, many of the daily staple foods that we would eat were delivered to our doors, such as permeate free milk, bread, and so on. While this expensive convenience has now largely been replaced by the advent of the supermarket and private motoring, people living increasingly busy and hectic lives are once again looking with interest to the delivery services that are available, such as fresh fruit and vegetable delivery. Australians have a choice of a greater variety of fresh fruit and vegetables than ever before, and contemporary cooking techniques such as steaming, stir frying, and even microwaving, along with the increased popularity of fresh salads, help to preserve more of the delicious natural flavours of produce than would previously occur when vegetables were boiled to within an inch of their lives. However, the vast majority, just under ninety five per cent, of Australian adults simply do not eat enough fruit and vegetables on a daily basis. While fifty per cent of people eat enough fruit, with many even going beyond the recommended two serves per day, only a tenth will eat the recommended five serves per day of vegetables, with the median consumption of vegetables being only three serves daily, including potatoes. 

However, we are getting better than we were. Progressive work places that seek to promote employee health are increasingly embracing office fruit delivery as a healthy and fresh alternative to traditional work place snacks they once may have had such as ‘finger bun Friday’ or a packet of biscuits in the staff room. Additionally, the increased popularity of reality television cooking programmes has caused a resurgence of interest in creative cooking techniques. While not all of these, such as the love for large quantities of salted butter and thick cream shown by reality cooking show judges, have been positive for health outcomes, market research studies show that people who report being ‘quite interested’ or ‘very interested’ in reality cooking television are more likely to have increased their use of fresh fruit and vegetables in their own cooking. Certainly, reality cooking competition television programmes has led to a higher degree of sophistication in Australia’s food culture than existed previously.

Part of this is an increased interest in good quality fresh local produce. Fresh fruit and vegetable delivery services allow consumers to receive much fresher produce than they could buy from almost anywhere other than a farmers’ market. Many fruit and veg delivery services will also provide an option to select only Australian grown produce ¬– some even will display which produce can be sourced from within your state ¬– obviously this is easier for South Australia than Australian Capital Territory, but you might be surprised with the range available from your own back yard. Many of these services can be found on the internet, and will allow you to order through this medium.

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Easy Steps For Hiring A Corporate Entertainer

Easy Steps For Hiring A Corporate Entertainer

When a hiring a corporate catering services Melbourne and entertainer, one may derail from the main objective as a result of several factors. Corporate executives might interfere with the process by pressurizing the taskforce to include some of their interests and desires. Corporate workers may also pile pressure in the anticipation of getting quality services. The fear of a quality entertainment may also compromise the main aim or objective of quality results. In order to curb such issues, it is important to follow clear guidelines on how to hire the appropriate comedian for the show.

Step 1: The need of the show

It is important to evaluate the need of the audience. This can be achieved by interviewing the clients and other stakeholders to be entertained in the main show. This in turn enables the event planner to create a list of the expectation of the audience. Remember! The show is specifically meant to entertain the audience. If the needs of the audience are not incorporated when hiring a comedian, then the show is a fail.

Step 2: A list of options

After establishing the needs of the audience, one should proceed to selecting different comedians in the market. The list must be precise but not too small. 5 different comedians are recommended. The event planner should allocate enough time to vet each comedy hypnotist, so as to establish their credibility. There are different comedians in the market. Using the needs or the opinion of the majority of the audience plays a significant role in ensuring that the right comedian is fished from the market. 

Step 3: Internet search

Searching in the internet enables one to narrow down with comedians. For instance, when searching for a magician, comedian, it is important to include the location of the event. This plays a significant role in ensuring that one is able to access the list of the comedians available in the internet.

Step 4: First contact

After coming up with a possible list of comedians, it is important to allocate quality time to interview the options available. This is vital as it allows one to establish the level of professional, and the quality of services offered by the comedy hypnotist. This step allows one to learn and establish the physical address provided in the internet. All companies that take ages to respond to a query or a call should be avoided. If a comedian does not value the importance of a potential client, what makes you think that he will value that of an existing client? The first contact should be followed constant contract so as to book an appointment and proceed with the hiring process.

Step 5: Get a contract

After selecting the most appropriate company, through the above processes, it is important to sign a contract. However, it is important to read and understand the contract offered by the stage hypnotist. This plays a significant role in ensuring that the client is in a position to understand the terms and conditions applied in the course of the contract. After reading the contract, one should compare it with other contracts so as to establish the differences.