Jul 28, 2010

Pet Acoustics

Pet Acoustics Unleashes the World’s First Sound System Designed to Support the Hearing Sensitivities of Dogs, Cats, and Horses.

My Pet Speaker transforms your personal music library into pet-friendly tunes that soothe and relax dogs, cats, horses, and their people. Innovative Pet Acoustics iPhone Application plays music specifically composed to reduce a pet’s stress, anxiety, and aggression caused by their reaction to sounds.

Pet Acoustics Inc, a company dedicated to bringing products to market that bring balance and well being to the animals that share their lives with us, announces the Pet Acoustics My Pet Speaker. This innovative speaker is the world’s first sound system designed to cater specifically to the hearing sensitivities of dogs, cats, and horses.

Founders of Pet Acoustics, a leading authority on music for animals, Janet Marlow and Sam Laufer, (Laufer Teknik) have designed a revolutionary speaker system designed for your pets’ delicate hearing. With their acute sense, our pets can hear frequencies that are both much higher and much lower than what the human ear is capable of hearing. Sounds outside of an animals normal comfort range can startle or cause discomfort to our pets.

Designed to eliminate these unsettling frequencies, My Pet Speakerfeatures an Omni directional speaker with a 4” drive unit and cone reflector which disburses the music in 360 degrees recreating how animals hear in nature. By producing limited frequencies and featuring a soft bass design for listening comfort, your pets will not be startled or disturbed by jarring volumes and piercing sounds that put them on alert. My Pet Speaker keeps these alarming frequencies within the comfort range of your pet’s hearing. This allows you to use your entire music library to fill you and your pets’ environment with a sense of calm and relaxation.

Jul 21, 2010

Don’t just drive. Discover.

‘Are we nearly there yet?’ It is the dreaded question which will be heard in cars across the country as the summer holidays get into full swing, and which usually signals the tipping point for tempers.

The journey to a holiday destination is often considered the final hurdle between holidaymakers and the break they’ve been looking forward to.

But with 37 million people choosing to holiday at home last year, it seems the ‘staycation’ is here to stay. And that means those journeys, on holiday routes at peak times, are set to be even busier.

Rather than driving you to distraction, the holiday journey could actually take you on a journey of discovery.

England is crammed full of fun, fascinating and beautiful places to visit within easy reach of main roads, so it’s easy to break up your journey and turn it into an adventure. Stopping off en route is also a great way to avoid traffic congestion – and the ‘Are we nearly there yet?’ brigade.

Using these simple travel tools you can plan a stop-off either before you set off or en route.

  • Visit highways.gov.uk/traffic to check traffic conditions
  • Tune into DAB Traffic Radio
  • Download the Highways Agency iphone app for live traffic information
  • Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/holidayroutes
  • Check your route on www.transportdirect.info

And to make sure your adventure is a safe one:

  • Ensure your vehicle is serviced and ready for the journey
  • Check screen wash and tyre pressures including caravans and trailers
  • Don’t overload a roof rack or bike rack. Ensure you firmly secure it
  • Sun glare can be hazardous for driving. Take a good pair of sunglasses
  • Travel prepared for delays by having an emergency kit including a map, warning triangle, fluorescent jackets, first-aid kit, relevant medication, food, water and warm/waterproof clothing
  • Take regular breaks on long journeys
The Highways Agency is responsible for England's motorways and trunk roads on behalf of the Department for Transport. For more summer driving tips please visit: http://www.highways.gov.uk/summer

Cornwall Named Most Scenic County

With pretty gardens, magnificent beaches and various historic sites, Cornwall has topped a recent poll to take the title of Britain’s most scenic county. The survey was commissioned by TV Channel Blighty and supported by well known presenter Neil Oliver to launch their Great British Landscape Season.

Participants from across the country were asked to choose their most favoured counties across a number of criteria including natural beauty, weather, tourist attractions and cleanliness. Cornwall was most popular and scored highly across the set of criteria with Devon coming in a close second. Almost three quarters of those polled expressed an interest in visiting Cornwall in the coming year citing it as best for hospitality, scenic views and containing the nicest towns and villages. Neighbouring county Devon was the second favourite in these categories while Cumbria came in third overall while being named best for wildlife but was a less favourable destination due to its unsettled weather. Merseyside and West Midlands were named as counties that suffered from a lack of natural beauty.

When asked how Britain’s natural beauty compared to that of the rest of Europe, 87% of people believed the British landscape was as scenic as or better than the mainland. The main reasons put forward that might put tourists off from visiting the British Isles were weather, high costs of transport and the exchange rate.

Malcolm Bell of VisitCornwall comments: “Our visitors are consistently telling us that it is the quality of Cornwall’s natural environment that attracts them here and it is fantastic that this survey not only backs that up but recognises Cornwall’s beauty as being above and beyond that of any other destination. Any visitor to the county can’t fail to be visually impressed; Cornwall’s unique location is undoubtedly one of our greatest assets and is a invaluable unique selling point.”

The top 5 most scenic counties in Britain:
  • Cornwall (65% of the vote)
  • Devon
  • Cumbria
  • North Yorkshire
  • Dorset

Jul 7, 2010

Visitors Book 008

From Nicky Andrews: "On behalf of my family, I would like to say what a fantastic holiday we had recently at Helsbury Park. It was mine and Mark’s first visit to Cornwall and we would love to be able to return in the coming years. The facilities that you offer are fantastic and as guests we couldn’t ask for anymore. Bringing both a dog and a child with us on our trip enabled us to test Helsbury Park to the full! It was great to be able to stay in such a luxury property that was totally dog friendly. My son spent hours in the swimming pool which is such an asset and us adults felt great relief at using the massage chair after a long and busy day! Thank you once again for offering your visitors such a fantastic base to explore the area, we will be sure to recommend you."

Helsbury Dog Photo Competition 2011 Entry 8

Sue Marsh came to Helsbury with her dogs and she said: "This is the first time we have been to Helsbury Park and the whole family including the 3 grey beasties had a brilliant week at Broadview and will defiantly be making a return visit next year. Tired, happy weimaraners means relaxed owners, thank you."