Perfect Fit vs. Intu Blinds – A comparison

If you have a conservatory, uPVC windows, tilt and turn inward opening windows or bi-fold doors, you should consider either Perfect Fit or Intu blinds.

Unlike most other rooms in your home, your conservatory (if you have one), obviously has many more windows. Whilst this is great for soaking up the summer rays from all angles in warmer weather, it can pose a problem if you have standard aluminium Venetian blinds fitted. As they’re predominately made of metal, they absorb the sun’s heat and radiate it into your conservatory, which can make things a tad sticky on hot summer days.

How about curtains?

Curtains aren’t particularly ideal either. They can fade quickly, require regular washing and can be tricky to initially fit. If your conservatory isn’t heated in the colder months then curtains can also be prone to damp and mildew.

Dungeness and Romney Marsh; Kent’s Best Nature Reserve

Abandoned Dungeness railway in Kent with wonky train tracks

Kent is a beautiful county and it’s no surprise that it’s often referred to as the ‘Garden of England’. With its beautiful rolling countryside, most people associate this phrase with rose gardens, hop farms, apple orchards and the like.

However, there’s another side to Kent which has a different kind of natural beauty that is often overlooked when thinking about England’s ‘Garden’.

Why do window blinds have to be up on aeroplane takeoff and landing?

View from an airplane window with the blinds up

Most of us have taken a plane trip at some time or another. When doing so, you may not be aware that it’s mandatory to have the window blinds up when the plane takes off or lands, but why is this?

Each time you hop on a plane to whisk you off to sunnier climes there are ritualistic safety protocols that must be carried out. We’re all familiar with the air stewards standing in front of us pointing at doors and crossing their arms as they guide us through the scary prospect of what we must do in the case of an emergency.

Aside from learning how to position ourselves in the event of a dangerous landing, we should also make sure that the window blinds are up when the airplane is either taking off or landing.

Coldrum Long Barrow – Kent’s Best Kept Secret

Coldrum Long Barrow is also known as the Coldrum Stones

Despite being built around 6000 years ago, The Coldrum Long Barrow (commonly known as The Coldrum Stones) is unknown to many of Kent’s residents. Astonishingly, the Long Barrow was built around 1000 years before Stonehenge and 1400 years before the Pyramids of Egypt.

Shocked? I certainly was when I heard that they were only a short 20-minute trip away from our base in Dartford, Kent. After hearing about the Coldrum Stones for the first time, I decided I had to pay the site a visit.

If you’ve ever been to Stonehenge, you’ll be aware that the historic site isn’t easily accessible (you can’t just turn up and walk around them) and it’s also fairly expensive to get access to the site; but not so with the Coldrum Stones.

How to cross the Dartford Crossing by bicycle (and it’s free!)

Dartford Tunnel Bicycle Bus

Dartford Tunnel Bicycle BusHere at Blindingly Obvious, we always like to dig up interesting stories about our local area and we found this one particularly quirky so thought we’d write a quick post about the weird bus in the picture.

Most people aren’t aware that you can actually cross the Thames (both the Dartford Tunnel and the QE2 Bridge) by bicycle. Whilst push bikes aren’t actually allowed to use the tunnel or bridge directly, cyclists can be transported across the crossing by the transport authority free of charge.

Your Bathroom – Curtains or Blinds?

Bathroom blinds

There are a few different options to consider when choosing either curtains or blinds in your bathroom. Here’s a brief article about the main differences between the two.

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