Local web development agency, The Web Orchard, picked up a gold award at the annual Mayor of Shrewsbury’s awards ceremony last night. The current Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Miles Kenny, presented the annual accolades to individuals and businesses which have made a significant contribution to the town during the twelve months of his office.

After previously picking up gold and silver awards for their other business ventures they were presented the gold business award in recognition of The Web Orchard’s enhancement of the economy of Shrewsbury.

Speaking of their award Pete White, Director at The Web Orchard, said, “We’re thrilled to have recognition for the hard work we’ve put into establishing The Web Orchard as one of Shrewsbury’s leading web development agencies.”

Based in Shrewsbury Town Centre, The Web Orchard, complete projects for organisations from all around the world and provide Drupal and WordPress development, managed hosting and marketing services.

Since The Web Orchard’s formation in 2007 the company has worked with a number of clients including the Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service, Original Shrewsbury, Love Shrewsbury and Telford Shopping Centre.

Two Shropshire based companies have recently established links with the Far East after developing a brand new website for one of the only Vespa rental companies in Thailand.

Launched earlier this year VESPOi offers the latest Vespa scooters with GPS in Thailand’s northern capital city, Chiang Mai. With well over 200 Buddhist temples and over 2 million people living in the city, VESPOi believe that the best way to enjoy and explore the busy medieval city is on an iconic Vespa scooter.

A number of accessories are also available for hire with the Vespa scooters, including GoPro cameras with SD cards, Nancy Chandler map packs, and extra helmets for pillion-passengers.

Simon from VESPOi said, “After launching Nam’s Guesthouse earlier this year we wanted to offer something different to visitors to Chiang Mai, so we decided to offer GPS Vespas – something that hasn’t really been done in Thailand before.

“These allow our guests and customers to create their own itinerary, discover whichever part of the city they want at their own pace and never get lost in the complexity of Chiang Mai’s myriad of Sois and bazaars.”

With the summer season fast approaching, VESPOi approached ERUP Creative and The Web Orchard to develop the new website in preparation for visitors to the city. The new website is fully responsive to mobile and tablets, as well as desktop computers, which means users will be able to use the website and book rentals in advance during their travels around Chiang Mai and the rest of Thailand.

Ron Gale, Creative Director at ERUP, said, “When VESPOi first approached us to design their new website I was excited by the challenge of creating new branding and a mobile friendly website for such an exotic location. I think that we’ve been able to achieve the perfect website to suit their new, contemporary brand.”

Peter White, Director at The Web Orchard who worked on the website, said, “We love working with a diverse range of customers – whether they’re from Shrewsbury or from further afield! Our expertise in Drupal gives the perfect combination between usability and ease of website management.”

Simon summed up the final site “Thanks to ERUP and Web Orchard the VESPOi e-commerce site came in on time and on a tight budget.

“Developing an idea into a new e-commerce website or transferring an existing business into an online model takes skill, vision and technical ability. You also need a team that takes time to get under the skin of your idea or business and also your customers. This is what they did from the get go. Once they understood our “pitch”…their ideas just kept flowing.

“The result is a visually appealing e-commerce site that enables our target audience in the UK and Europe to book a holiday rental through our Thai based business using a credit card.

“Together ERUP & Web Orchard worked to deliver a new business for us. We just sit back and watch the bookings come through like magic. I recommend these guys very highly, it was fun as well.”

Fun games are very crucial for a stag weekend to be complete. A few well managed and well-constructed stag games are enough to fill your night with laughs. Some of the best stag games are;

Stag show on stage

It is the most popular stag game. Everything is organized in such a manner that your stag is not aware that he is just about to be the main stage’s star. A classic wedding song is played to signify the beginning of the show. Two pretty girls will collect and take your stag to the stage. Then they will perform delights on him while the audience watch. As the stag is being truly and well pleasured, the audience enjoys the fun. The reward for the stag for being unwilling to participate is celebratory drink, and it is given to him as his show comes to an end.

Gold stag show package

This package constitutes of a honoree with two pretty ladies, a lesbian show for the audience, a reservation of a VIP booth and an alcohol bottle from one of these selections; Havana Club, Finladia, Absolut, Russian Standard, Jagermeister, Bacardi, Jim Beam and Johnnie Walker among others. 
Sexy body painting

This stag game is ideal for birthday celebrations, stag parties and weekend parties. The activity takes place at the club’s stage. A hot striptease is performed by a dancer at the start of the show. You can now start painting her body while naked. Imagination is not limited, the duration is 60 minutes, and the minimum number of people is 6. In case this number goes beyond 15 persons, then 2 girls must be included.

Sexy body buffet 

This another interesting stag game. Guests get to enjoy their food from a body that lays naked in a room. The party is held in the VIP lounge. A beautiful lady lays down and acts as a table for your buffet. Then you eat from the sexy body as you enjoy the fun and drinks.

Hen party

Your bride enjoys champagne and a hot male stripper in a private room. It is an unforgettable experience.

Online gaming platforms

By Pete | @kingpetey | 07 Jan 2016

There are hundreds of sources available in the market for home entertainment such as music, games, home karaoke, Internet gaming, LAN gaming, online casinos and many more. Among these, online casinos have taken charge like never before, considering the increasing interest of people in playing casino but lack of time holding them back.

But now people can engage into real casino playing right from the comfort of their homes, with the emergence of online casino platforms. The popularity of these platforms can be credited to the following reasons-

1) Time saving- Going to the brick and mortar casino can be time consuming and may not be possible for everyone. This is when online casino comes into light that provides the user an easy platform for trying their luck into the games right from their homes.

2) Real Money Casino- The most important factor in casinos gaining popularity among the users is that they can actually help the user in making real money online, just like the traditional Casinos. The gamblers can play and wager on the casino games over their Internet connection and start earning money. The online casinos offer payback and odds percentages, which are generally, a bit more than the physical casinos. Many online casino websites provide higher payback percentages on slot machine games and a lot of them also publish payout percentage audits for the users to see.

3) Accessibility- till a few years back Casino’s were only considered a place for the well off people but now the scenario has changed. Due to the emergence of online casinos, more people have engaged in Casino playing due to better accessibility and usability. This has in fact, also enhanced the business of land based Casinos since larger number of people are getting aware about casino playing.

4) Bonuses- A number of online casinos offer sign up bonuses to market themselves and engage more number of new players. Apart from the welcome bonuses, the users can also earn referral bonus, by referring a friend. Some websites also offer cash back or insurance bonuses and the no deposit bonus, to attract new players to their website.

Online Casino makes a great option for people who are new to Casino playing and those who’re looking for some real money Casino online. It’s a good source of home entertainment while making some extra money right from the computer screen and company of friends.

There is a joke in an old Garfield cartoon strip where Jon, the owner of the challenging cat, mentions that while people say having pets makes you live longer, in fact, it actually just seems longer.

Having said that, there are a lot of people who genuinely believe that owning pets is beneficial to one’s health. People who credit their pets with aiding them in recovery from illness, helping them through difficult times and making them feel better just by being around. It would appear that there may actually be a bit of science behind the anecdotes.

Here are just a few reasons why cats and dogs may, in fact, be more than just furry companions.

Taking care of yourself

Our pets rely on us. Even cats, who can often seem aloof and incurably independent, look to their owners for food and shelter. Knowing there is a living creature that would suffer without our regular care and intervention is a huge motivation to make sure we are able to live up to their expectations, and it is fair to say that they have some pretty high expectations! Simply having them around, therefore, can help us make the best decisions about our own lifestyles. So as you deflea the dog, make sure the cat comes in when it rains and buy them both the best quality food that money can buy, on some level you will almost certainly also be making sure that you too have a certain quality of life so you can continue to provide them with the same.

Get some exercise

Perhaps this is one is more relevant to dog owners than cat owners because owning a dog means getting out and about into the great outdoors, whatever the weather, at least a few times a day. There are certain breeds of dog who require some pretty special exercise as well, and their owners often find that big chunks of their weekends can be taken up with long walks in the country. This sort of gentle, and occasionally not so gentle, cardiovascular exercise is good for the heart, lungs and muscles. Plus, getting out into the fresh air and sunshine is good for the soul. True, it is not always in the sunshine but put it this way; there are very few more compelling reasons for exercise in the freezing rain than a dog who needs a walk.

Someone to talk to

It is not all about physical health either. Pets are companions whose very presence can have a hugely positive effect on your psychological wellbeing. They may not be able to talk back but they are great listeners, and it has been shown time and again that sitting down and stroking a dog or a cat can have a beneficial impact on things like high blood pressure and depression. Given this, perhaps it is not surprising that there are charities which specialise in arranging visits by dogs and cats to old peoples’ homes and hospitals.

So there you have it. Your four-legged friend whom you love so much may be paying you back in more ways than you, or indeed they, realise.

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