It was absolutely perfect. A gift from above. My name is Rose. My partner and I had planned to get married in Rosebud. The wedding has a rose theme with roses lining the aisle and even hanging from the chandeliers. Then just as it all seemed too good to be true, it was. A call from the venue and it all came crashing down. They had discovered a termite infestation. The ceiling was apparently completely infested with white ants and a report from a pest control company in Rosebud showed the damage was fairly extensive and needed immediate attention. I broke down. I tried arguing with the venue and saying let’s just pretend you didn’t have an inspection until after the wedding. Ignorance is bliss. They said they could not knowingly go ahead. My rosebud dreams were shattered. I just had to get married in Rosebud. I set my soon-to-be husband the task of finding us an alternative wedding location in the same area.
He came up with two suggestions. One was way too small and the other was grossly overpriced. I wanted the perfect wedding but didn’t want to be bankrupt after it. So there was only one thing left to do. I got hold of the pest control experts in Rosebud and explained my story. I asked if they could do something to solve the problem before my wedding date. They were incredibly understanding and said they could get the termite treatment done to fit around the wedding date. I have never been so invested in termites before. I went to the venue multiple times to meet the pest control team and a week before the wedding they said it was looking extremely positive. A day later I got full confirmation the wedding could go ahead! I was so happy that everything worked out despite the setbacks. I was so overjoyed that I ended up inviting the entire pest control team to the wedding.
Deciding on kids birthday party venues is no minor undertaking, especially when it’s somewhere as new and exciting as an ice skating rink. With all the factors to take into consideration, you could easily find your hands full and your hair falling out. Thankfully, things don’t have to be this way. With the right planning, your child’s birthday can be a safe and memorable experience for everyone involved. Here are four ways you can prepare for that special day.
It’s no surprise that at an ice skating rink you’re going to find ice. Not only that but they’ve got the air-conditioners running to keep that ice from melting. The room is typically kept at about 16°C, which is rather chilly, even when you are zooming around on skates. Before the party, be sure to tell your guests to bring warm clothes like beanies, gloves and warm thick socks. Put a note on the invitations about clothing or have a word with parents when they RSVP.
Once your party guests get the hang of ice skating, they’re going to be whizzing around without any rhyme or reason. While this can be a lot of fun for the little ones, it can also get a bit chaotic, leading to accidents and anarchy. Structure your event with the addition of planned activities throughout the day. These can include obstacle courses, dance routines or even a bit of ice hockey. Activities will ensure your group of kids have fun and most of all stay safe and under the guidance of a supervisor. Ask your venue about ideas and props to use.
Get a party Planner
While you may like to organise the party yourself, there’s always the option of getting the venue to plan the party for you. Kids party venues are expert at organising events so they know exactly what to consider and when. They can prepare delicious healthy meals while taking those worrisome dietary requirements into consideration, and they can even give your guests an introductory lesson at the start of the day. Ice skating around Melbourne needn’t be a stressful experience – these professionals can see to a day that is fun and memorable for all.
I take excellent care of myself. Anyone with half a working cranium does, after all; if you don’t trim those nails, brush those teeth and do your stretched before strenuous activity, you’re heading for a fall, and you have only yourself to blame. I mean, that’s all very obvious, ha! I try to walk most places, and sometimes I’ll get off the bus or park my car far away, so that I get my maximum walking in.
If for some reason I ever became rich, I hope I’d continue that tradition, because we all have the same, human forms, and they need a bit of exercise, right? Of course, I would have Melbourne’s best limo hire services at my beck and call, every day, transporting me to where I go. A girl can dream, after all, and yet I’d still try to uphold my devotion to health and fitness. I’d tell my limo driver to politely pull over, somewhere nice and free from mud, and then get out. Hopefully the paparazzi would get a good shot of me walking to my destination, proving that I’m down-to-earth and relatable. Boom, instant positive publicity. Cardiovascular fitness AND a positive approval rating, in one easy move. See, it’s simple, playing the system. You just have to give it a bit of thought.
Anyway, it’s all fanciful thinking. I quite like the idea of a limo, because there’s room in the back for all sorts of activities. Origami, spreading out my books, even a little bit of calligraphy, provided I tell the driver to take things slow. Oh, the things you could get up to! Not that I’m planning on it. Being rich is a social construct anyway. Then again, it’s not like limo hire is rare or magical. Why, Melbourne companies offer wedding limo hire packages, so that could be my chance to test out the space. I just need a good man who’ll propose…
I admit I was shocked when my grandfather told me he had found signs of a termite infestation. I hadn’t even thought about that sort of thing since I bought this house a year ago. Now that I think about it, I didn’t even have a pest inspection or control spray done when I first moved in. I was definitely well overdue for a termite inspection, Dandenong was a suburb with a lot of trees after all.
It’s probably good that my grandfather found the wood pests. My stress level went up quite a bit thinking about the termites slowly eating away at my house.
Things were a bit tight coming up to Christmas. I didn’t really want to spend the money, but that was why I didn’t get it done when I first moved in, and look how far that got me. For once I decided to do the logical thing and call a professional about pest inspections. I knew If I kept putting it off, by this time next year I’ll probably be in need of an entirely new house.
I was surprised to hear a woman answer the phone at pest control company but I wasn’t sure why. There’s the good old gender bias sneaking through, but nevertheless I was polite. The woman on the phone was able to tell me a lot about pest inspections conducted in Dandenong. which was great. As I’d never had one done before I didn’t exactly understand the process or know what I should do in preparation. I booked the inspection for the following week, I figured my house wouldn’t fall down in that short time.
I hung up the phone feeling good that I’d accomplished something. I was spending money on something that I did not want to be paying for, but it was the smart thing to do. Look at me, being a responsible adult and thinking of myself in the long run.
My grandfather would definitely be pleased to know that the termites will be taken care of and no longer a threat to the safety of my house. I’ll have to do something nice to thank him for finding the white ants before they destroyed my precious home.