Competition Time with ‘All About Eve at Home’!

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It’s competition time! We know you love our competitions and this one is a treat!

This is your chance to WIN A £25 Voucher from the wonderful ‘All About Eve at Home’  

The most difficult thing about this competition will be deciding how you spend your £25 voucher! Will you treat yourself to one of All About Eve’s signature hand poured scented candles.  As many of you know fragrance is a very important factor in selling a house… a gorgeous aroma makes all the difference!

As we are fast approaching Christmas perhaps you will be tempted by WINTER GARDEN…

Or perhaps you can’t resist the stunning Black Pomegranate

;All about Eve at Home; is currently ‘sparkling’ from the inside out… packed with gorgeous twinkly goodies all ready for Christmas if you can’t decide on a gorgeous scented candle just pop into the shop for more amazing presents or take a look at All about Eve at Home’s  Facebook page for inspiration (and link to their website so you can shop!)

The Story behind ‘All about Eve at Home’

All About Eve at Home opened its doors in July 2009 in the lovely town of Old Amersham, Buckinghamshire. In 2013 All About Eve at Home moved to its present location in Reigate High Street. Owner Melanie, formerly a Buyer working for Harrods and The White Company, wanted to use her 20 years of retail experience to create an ‘emporium of loveliness’, a shop filled with unusual, beautiful, and in some cases original products, all hand selected by Melanie herself.

The shop is filled with the most beautiful collection of gorgeous Fashion and Home gifts that Melanie has sourced from antiques fairs and UK suppliers. Frustrated by not being able to find ‘the perfect’, highly scented candle (that didn’t cost a small fortune!) to sell in her shop,

Melanie decided to have her own Home Fragrance range made exclusively for All About Eve. The collection is now in it’s 9th year and has a huge following of local and online customers, including celebrities, who have returned time and time again. There are currently 9 fragrances in the range, with new fragrances due to launch in Spring ‘18. This is a collection that is going from strength to strength.

How to enter our Move Revolution & All About Eve at Home Competition 

It’s #competitiontime It’s super easy to enter, simply LIKE this post on Facebook and LIKE our Facebook page! Add a comment about which is your favourite All About Eve at Home candle fragrance! That’s it, the competition ends 1st December, and the winner will be announced Monday 4th December 2017. Good luck!

If you would like your friends to see our competition why not share this post to spread the festive cheer!

T&C’s: UK only. You must be over 16 to enter. The competition closes at midnight on 1st December 2017; If we cannot contact you or you do not respond within 2 days, we reserve the right to offer the prize to another competition entrant. Prize cannot be exchanged for cash. This Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Move Revolution and not to Facebook. The information you provide will be used for this competition only.

Are you thinking of selling or letting your home? – We’d love to chat!

If you are thinking of selling or letting your home our team would love to chat with you.  Having started in Reigate & Redhill we now have offices throughout Surrey, Sussex and Kent.  Just call 0800 0337670 and we will put you through to the right office for you. If you would like to book a valuation you can click here and fill in your details straight away!

We also have an expert Land & New Homes Department – if you have a large garden, outbuildings or offices just give Sam Webb a call on 01737 888220 to discuss our Land & New Homes Service!

 

Source of this post from Alexis Bush Blog http://www.moverevolution.com/blog/competition-time-eve-home/

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Meet the team: Paul Brice

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Paul is a Director at Move Revolution, having joined seven years ago.

He grew up in Felbridge and went to Felbridge County School, then on to Reigate Grammar. He studied Business Administration at UWE Bristol, and his claim to fame is he house shared with Russell Howard! As you can imagine, he has plenty of funny stories about this time in his life, but as a man of integrity, he hasn’t shared them with us!

He’d planned to work within his Dad’s building and property development business but after returning from Uni, he decided he wanted to push himself in a property sales arena, starting off at Woodlands in Horsham and Redhill, and then within large London independent, KFH. In his last year at KFH he rose to have the top sales performance across 56 offices.

He was one of the first people to join Move Revolution, having met Cliff locally and knowing he wanted to become a part of this young, ambitious agency. The rest as they say, is history, and Paul leads the Crawley office, responsible for business in this region, including Lingfield, East Grinstead, Dormansland and Blindley Heath.

The favourite property he’s sold so far was a house in Dormansland. It was an equestrian property and he agreed the sale for substantially more than the other two ‘local’ agents suggested marketing at. He loves nothing more than matching the right buyer to the right house without using Rightmove and Zoopla. He once took a couple to the local pub in Turners Hill after viewing a house he’d suggested on a Sunday and sealed the deal over a pint of Harveys (Who needs Phil Spencer?!)

Here are a few photos of current properties for sale within the Crawley office:

Paul is very dedicated to the business and spends a lot of his time making sure everything runs smoothly, but in his spare time he loves to go and see Chelsea play, as well as play himself on a Saturday morning in a team he’s played in for 16 years!

A family man, he also loves spending time with his wife Daniella and young son George in Lingfield where they live, and can’t wait for him to be a bit older so they can go to watch football together.

Paul’s team cover Blindley Heath, Copthorne, Crawley Down, Crowhurst, Dormansland, East Grinstead, Felbridge, Horsham, Lingfield, Maidenbower, Pound Hill, Worth and Turners Hill, and they’d love to speak to you if you’re thinking of moving. Give them a call on 01293 127620, or fill in the valuation form here.

Hopefully all of the above demonstrates why you should give Paul and his team a call; just to emphasise the point, here are a selection of Paul’s reviews from RaterAgent, and you can go directly to his page to read more here:

“Great trustworthy Estate agents with constant updates and feedback information from viewings. They did all the viewings for us and were professional, polite and honest throughout the hole process. We dealt with Paul, Tom and Holly from the Crawley branch based in Worth and they were all superb to deal with! Will recommend and use you again. Thank you. “

“Paul Brice and Move Revolution were recommended to my wife and I by a colleague who had sold his home quickly where other agents had failed. Paul has a very engaging manner and really does focus on the client and their needs. He is a good listener and has the experience to navigate the ‘twists & turns’ of a sale and purchase. What sets Paul and MR apart from other property professionals is his communication and keeping his clients informed at each stage. Our transaction was very involved and without Paul’s care and attention (and advice) we just wouldn’t have moved – it’s as simple as that.

“Having had no joy with our first agents, Paul came around and, quite correctly, made me confident that I would be able to sell my property swiftly and at a price I was happy with. Excellent communications at all times and a pleasure to deal with, I would recommend Paul to anyone looking to move home in the area.”

 

 

 

 

Source of this post from Alexis Bush Blog http://www.moverevolution.com/blog/meet-team-paul-brice/

Whizz, Bang, Pop! Amazing competition entries!

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We are celebrating the amazing firework display designs from all the children at Reigate Parish Church Primary School! We received the most incredible firework competition designs … neon colours, lots of glitter, rockets models and lots of incredible stickers! We hope you all had a brilliant Fireworks Day!

We are delighted to share with you the winning design from each year group, having been proud to present the winners with their ‘craft goodie bag’ and Move Revolution certificate on Saturday night at The Reigate Parish Church Primary School Firework Extravaganza.

Move Revolution’s Firework Competition Winners

Reception Winner – George

Fireworks Name –  ‘Storm’

Year 1 – Archie

Fireworks Name –  ‘The Parish Performer’

Year 2 – Emma

Fireworks Name –  ‘Moon Star’

Year 3 – Olivia

Fireworks Name –  ‘Sparkle’

Year 4 – Lani

Fireworks Name – ‘Whizzy Booms’

You will have noticed that our winning designs all have a ‘name’ for their firework display! As part of our competition we asked the children to name their display – and we loved reading them so much we thought we would share some of our top 5 names for each year group with you!

Reception Fireworks Names – our favourites

  1. Thangarang
  2. The Ruby Red
  3. Fizz, Bang, Pop!
  4. Twizzle
  5. The Bonji

Year 1 Fireworks Names – our favourites

  1. The Parish Performer
  2. Asteroid of England
  3. Teachers Sparkle
  4. Sparkling Canon
  5. Rainbow Rocket

Year 2 Fireworks Names – our favourites

  1. The Bomba
  2. Bee-zar
  3. The Banging Firework
  4. Volcanic Footballs
  5. Bright Light

Year 3 Fireworks Names – our favourites

  1. Parish Rocks
  2. Power Pop
  3. The Big Blue
  4. The Present Dropper
  5. Sparkly

Year 4 Fireworks Names

  1. The Twisterroo
  2. Geometry Firework
  3. Whizzy Booms
  4. Parish Lightning
  5. Boom Boom!

Fantastic firework fun! Well done to all the children who took part, we loved seeing your designs.

If you are thinking of selling or letting your home in Reigate or Redhill our Move Revolution team would love to chat with you please give them a call on 01737 888220.  If you are looking to book a valuation you can also complete one of our valuation forms.

If you are someone who loves a recommendation please read the team’s independent raterAgent reviews.

 

 

 

Source of this post from Alexis Bush Blog http://www.moverevolution.com/blog/whizz-bang-pop-amazing-competition-entries/

Meet the team: Mathew Gurr

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Our fabulous Area Sales Manager based in Haywards Heath is a complete gentleman, and we always enjoy a chat. We caught up over a cup of coffee to learn about his back story for the latest in our series of blogs about our team.

Where did you grow up and how did you get into Estate Agency?

I grew up in Burgess Hill attending infant, primary and secondary school in the town and finally college in Haywards Heath. I didn’t know I wanted to be an Estate Agent until I was going to university and needed a job for a year.  I joined a call centre at TSB (before it became Lloyds TSB and then back to TSB) but I really didn’t enjoy being in an office all day. I started at an independent agent in Brighton in Feb 1997. (Yes that means it’s been over 20 years since Mathew started in the business!)

Why Move Revolution? 

I had actually considered setting up on my own, felt stifled in my last role and didn’t have the greatest experience of selling in Cuckfield and buying in Haywards Heath. Cliff and I met through a mutual contact. I had no idea what his plans were, but after about 9 hours of chatting about what we liked and didn’t like about the industry and where improvements could be made, it was a no brainer when he said he wanted to open about a mile from my front door!

At Move Revolution, everything is refreshingly ahead of the competition – be it marketing, our service levels or our day to day approach. All backed up by the rater agent reviews of course. (See Mathew and his team’s reviews here)

What do you love about what you do? I love chatting to people, negotiating and finding out what makes people tick. Add that to an interest in homes and different styles and it really is the perfect career!

What’s your favourite style of property/interiors?

Depends what day of the week it is! I love 20’s and 30’s homes but you can’t beat something ultra-modern with clean lines and bold colours.

 

Give us an example of a property you’ve loved selling at Move Revolution.

I have two examples that spring to mind. Firstly The Old Rectory in Uckfield that we sold last year, which for me is a stunning classical finish on a gorgeous home.

And secondly, we’ve just sold this fantastic house in Haywards Heath, I absolutely love the style and the kitchen extension is brilliantly done.

If you’re thinking of selling your home, give Mathew and his team a call on 01444 657657.  If you would like to read Mathew’s independent reviews on raterAgent just click here! speak for themselves and you’ll be in great hands.

This is an example of just one of Mathew’s 5 Star Reviews…

“I don’t usually write reviews, but feel compelled to do so on this occasion. We are so grateful to Move Revolution, and to Mathew Gurr particularly for his outstanding level of professionalism and service during our house sale. He has been able to maximise the sales value of our house through his experience and knowledge of the local area, where other agents were simply advising us to lower the asking price. The quality of the marketing materials, particularly the way in which the property was photographed was excellent.
Even though we had already emigrated, he was able to communicate news of viewings on a daily basis and was very proactive in maximising exposure and therefore the value of our home..I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Mathew and his team to anyone.”

Mark E

 

Source of this post from Alexis Bush Blog http://www.moverevolution.com/blog/meet-team-mathew-gurr/

Win a pair of Country Living Christmas Fair Tickets 2017!

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It’s COMPETITION time!

Would you love to meet Flori from Squiggle Dot and Squeeze at the Country Living Fair Christmas Fair 2017 as well as packing in lots of Christmas shopping! Squiggle Dot and Squeeze are heading up to the bright Christmas lights of London as they exhibit at The Country Living Christmas Fair. This is a truly amazing Christmas shopping experience and comes highly recommended from the Move Revolution team, many of whom have loved going to Islington over many years to enjoy Christmas Shopping at the fair, it’s also the perfect excuse to have a girls day out!

From Christmas Decorations, fashion and jewellery to gifts, there is little to not love about the Country Living Christmas Fair! We are so excited about this year’s event that we have a pair of tickets to give away to the London fair which can be used on the 8th, 9th, 10th and 12th November 2017!

It’s super easy to enter, simply LIKE our competition post on Facebook and LIKE our page! If you can add a comment what you are most looking forward to about the holiday season this year! Yep, that’s it, the competition ends 4th November, and we will be announced Monday 6th November 2017.

We can’t wait to read your entries! Good luck!

If you would like your friends to see our competition why not share this post as well to spread the festive cheer to your friends and family!

T&C’s: UK only. You must be available from the 8th, 9th, 10th or 12th November 2017 to use the tickets. You must be over 16 to enter. The competition closes at midnight on 4th November 2017; If we cannot contact you or you do not respond within 2 days, we reserve the right to offer the prize to another competition entrant. Prize cannot be exchanged for cash. This Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Move Revolution and not to Facebook. The information you provide will be used for this competition only.

If you are thinking of moving or letting your home we would love to to arrange a free valuation – just get in touch

Source of this post from Alexis Bush Blog http://www.moverevolution.com/blog/win-pair-country-living-tickets-2017/

Where to see the big man himself and other places to go for Christmas

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Always a hotly anticipated time, some of us embraced the busyness and booked grotto tickets in September – madness! For those of you who are still considering Christmas grotto options or who are planning in some places to go and do Christmas activities, this blog with some ideas from our Area Sales Managers is for you!

Sam Webb, Land and New Homes

Lapland UK is amazing a truly magical experience for the whole family although it’s definitely a once in a blue moon type of treat!

I also like Chessington Garden centre as it’s great value and they have a lovely food hall as well as a great Christmas decoration selection.

 

Mathew Gurr, Haywards Heath

Our favourite place without a doubt is Glow Wilde at Wakehurst in Ardingly and there are still tickets available! It’s great for all of the family and the different colours of lanterns and lakes lit up are all very impressive.

Paul Mulligan, Croydon

If you like beer and bratwurst then Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is a must visit. Only a short train ride from East Croydon – the steins of beer and bratwurst sausages are well worth the trip!

Also highly recommended is the ice rink at Hampton Court, it’s an amazing setting!

Zac Ship, Tunbridge Wells

I really love Hever Castle at Christmas as for me the grotto is so special with the stunning gardens making it a great setting. The pre booked tickets for the grotto are fully booked but there are options for on the day tickets, and it’s well worth going along for a walk in th grounds.  – You can’t beat the grotto here which is in the stunning gardens that are often covered in fake snow with rides, husky’s and the castle is dressed for the occasion too.

Louise Simpson, Reigate

Godstone Farm always have a great grotto and the added bonus of the farm to visit at the same time. This year Santa is returning to his special festive Christmas Cabin along with his team of brilliant Elves and a sleigh load of pressies. Great fun!

Sarah Sproston, Marketing Manager

Having been on the Kent and East Sussex Railway in the summer, the Santa specials look just that, special! There’s still good ticket availability and every child receives an age appropriate gift from Santa himself whilst teenagers (13 to 15) receive a scrummy box of festive chocolates which we think is a lovely touch!

Are you thinking of moving? Our brilliant teams would love to help and you can reach them on 0330 223 1000, or fill in the valuation form here. 

 

 

Source of this post from Alexis Bush Blog http://www.moverevolution.com/blog/see-big-man-places-go-christmas/

Are you thinking about Christmas?!

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The wonderful Flori who runs Squiggle Dot & Squeeze has been thinking about Christmas for many months! Flori is our resident Move Revolution Craft Blogger, and supports us at Prioryfields with her awesome crafts activities – did you come and join in the fun?

Following a career as a chef, her life completely changed when she had her gorgeous daughter Sadie, she has channelled her creative skills into making crafting activities from scratch!

She loves all things crafts and Squiggle Dot & Squeeze activity boxes are fabulous! (Many of our team have given boxes as presents, or purchased for school holidays to give hours of fun for little ones!)

This Christmas Squiggle Dot and Squeeze have created two mini Christmas kits. They are perfect for the lead up to Christmas, or for that Christmas eve treat…

I Spy Santa

This kit contains 3 mini project ideal for building the magic and fun with your mini crafter.  Make your own Santa spotting Binoculars , Mix up magical reindeer feed and craft up super cute Reindeer packaging for leaving your feed in for the reindeer team. Santa may need a key but one made with love by your mini crafter will definitely do the trick.

 

 

Smells of Christmas

Christmas eve baking and making. A treat for the senses as you stir up delicious gingerbread and make a pair of gingerbread Christmas trees. While they bake you can craft up a spice inspired Christmas decoration.

Go to www.squiggledotandsqueeze.co.uk to order! Both are £10 each and contain everything you need to make your Christmas creation.

Of course there are lots of other craft kits available from from Squiggle Dot and Squeeze with larger kits that are perfect for a real crafty treat… get organised and stock up now.

You can also meet Flori at the Country Living Fair Christmas Fair 2017. Squiggle Dot and Squeeze are heading up to the bright Christmas lights of London as they exhibit at The Country Living Christmas Fair. This is a truly amazing Christmas shopping experience and comes highly recommended from the Move Revolution team, many of whom have loved going to Islington over many years to enjoy Christmas Shopping at the fair, it’s also the perfect excuse to have a girls day out! Keep an eye out for our competition to win 4 tickets to the Country Living Show London Courtesy of Squiggle Dot and Squeeze…

If you’re thinking of selling your home, please give the team a call on 0330 223 1000, or fill in the valuation form here.

Source of this post from Alexis Bush Blog http://www.moverevolution.com/blog/are-you-thinking-about-christmas/

Family firework displays

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We love the excitement of a good fireworks display, and we thought you might too, so we put together some ideas for you throughout Surrey, Sussex and Kent:

Paul Brice, Crawley

Godstone Farm have a display which is great for younger ones, as not only does it start early at 5:45 which is perfect for under 5’s, but the fireworks are all classified as low bangs, so a lovely way to introduce your small people to bonfire night!

 

The Star in Lingfield also have a great one planned with hog roast, beer tent and fancy dress competition complete with goodie bag prizes for children taking part.

Mathew Gurr, Haywards Heath

I feel torn between both Lindfield’s and Buckfield’s displays as they are equally brilliant. Lindfield’s is a brilliant torch light procession through the village and finishes up with the bonfire and firework display on the common.

The Cuckfield display is held at Cuckfield Park where they choreograph fireworks to music and is a great spectacle. It feels as though the whole village are out for it, a brilliant community event.

Paul Mulligan, Croydon & Brighton:

With fond memories of Sandersted Rec fireworks and enjoying a toffee apple in the freezing cold as a boy, I’d recommend The “Friends of Selsdon Primary School” display, following their inaugural event in 2016. The display is at 7pm, and tickets can be bought in advance online.

I am also working within our Brighton area at the moment and the family fireworks at Neville Road, Hove sound great! I haven’t been to these ones yet but have heard good things about them as they’re set to music and it’s quite a spectacle!

Zac Ship,Tunbridge Wells

I love the display in Edenbridge which has a huge turnout every year with the floats parading through town then the amazing firework display on the playing fields after where a famous effigy is burnt every year. Last year’s was Trump, and I can’t wait to see who it’ll be this year.

Louise Simpson, Reigate

There are great fireworks opposite Queens Park, Caterham. Run by the District Round Table, they’re a great evening out for all the family.

Sam Webb, Land and New Homes

The fireworks in Carshalton are my annual trip out for bonfire night; they’re always fantastic and the bonfire is enormous!

 

So these are the ones we love, where are you going this year? One thing is guaranteed, the gun powder smell will be in the air, and you’ll have spent all your cash on glow sticks and sweets for the children! The sign of a great bonfire night!

Fireworks

If you’re thinking of moving, give the team a call on 0330 223 1000, they’ll love to help.

Source of this post from Alexis Bush Blog http://www.moverevolution.com/blog/family-firework-displays/

A chat with Seonaid Bentley – all things ‘LPSA’ and her amazing cakes!

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As many of you know, we support local schools with fundraising, and we love this work as we get to know some incredible volunteers who work tirelessly to raise money for their children’s schools. We caught up with Seonaid Bentley recently as she has been one of the brilliant people we’ve worked with. She’s been involved with Lingfield Primary School PTA since her children started school in 2012, and she found herself as chairperson for the last couple of years, she is stepping down to welcome a new team and we wanted to celebrate her achievements and all those of the LPSA.

What events have you run? 

We have lots of sub groups within the LPSA who run events throughout the year. These include: quiz nights, fashion shows, story telling afternoons, ice lolly Fridays, coin trails, bake sales as well as Festive Fridays and the Summer Fête which I coordinate. Festive Fridays are when we sell crafts, cakes and other lovely Christmas things which parents from the school have made.

Which one did you love the most!

My favourite event though is the summer fair. It is the biggest event of the year and every class runs a stall, the teachers and staff come along and help and (hopefully!) the sun shines. There’s always a really lovely atmosphere. This year as well as all the traditional stalls we had a dog agility display by Clever Paws, pottery painting with Kate Creative, dancing shows by Evolution Dance and the ever popular reptiles and mammals on display from Animazing. The local community also help by generously donating raffle and silent auction prizes and of course Move Revolution sponsor our fair and provide fantastic marketing materials and this year Paul and Tom also hosted the bar at the fair and learnt how to mix their first Pimms, which were very yummy!

What Competitions have you run?

Design a cake competition, Design an Easter egg, coin trail, fancy dress, Great British Bake Offs

What was your favourite and why?

I really enjoyed our coin trail comp. The children had to work together and collect coins as a whole class, they then got to spend part of an afternoon outdoors on the playground laying their coins down to see which class had the longest line.

It was great seeing the children all work together and they really seemed to enjoy getting some extra outdoors time. The school came together as a whole which was lovely: The LPSA set the competition, the pupils collected and laid down their coins, the teachers organised the afternoon itself and one of our office staff will count the coins. It was a real joint effort. The very lucky class 2b, who had the longest trail, won ice lollies for the whole class.

What has made you laugh the most… the Fun in funraising! 

Quiz night is always a really fun night! The parents get to relax and have fun, we provide nibbles, there’s a bar and a raffle. We have a fantastic compère who hosts the night, Richard Leader, who is a Meridian FM DJ and also a parent at school. He really sets the scene and it makes for a very entertaining evening. Building towers from spaghetti and marshmallows and a some Mums forming a human pyramid were highlights this year!!!

How much money have you raised – what has it been spent on at the school?

Last year we raised over £15,000.This money was used to purchase many things for the school, items which they otherwise would be unable to get due to the huge budget cuts schools are facing. The LPSA aims to raise funds for “added extras” which really enhance the children’s time at school. We have purchased: Interactive whiteboards, tablets, picnic tables, eco planter tables, resources for reception year group, storage play equipment, play bark, sand, outdoor gym equipment as well as contributions to school trips, leavers presents and commemorative coins for ever child.

This year, the money we raise is being used to improve many outdoor learning areas including a fantastic outdoor, forest school class room.

What has been great about working with the Move Revolution team?

We love working with the Move Revolution team. They are so positive and enthusiastic and have fab fundraising ideas. It is really great to sit down with them at the beginning of the year and plan events and competitions. The marketing materials they design for us are fantastic. The competitions they sponsor, such as this years design an easter egg competition are great. They allow the children to enter something just for fun and we always get a fantastic number of entries. This year Move Revolution awarded 3 pupils a lovely arts and crafts set for their brilliant efforts. Move Revolution have also set up an initiative whereby if any parent or carer of a Lingfield Primary School pupil sells their house with Move Revolution then they will donate £250 to the school. This will really help to boost our fundraising targets. Thank you Move Revolution, we really appreciate everything you do for our school!

What are you going to do next?

I got involved in The LPSA when my children started at the school in 2012. In the beginning I got involved helping at events and became a class rep. After a couple of years, I found myself in the vice-chair role along with a friend and then when the Chair person left our school I took on the role. I have been Chair of The LPSA for the last two years. It’s been really lovely to be part of a team who have raised so much money for all our children to benefit from and I’m really proud of what we have achieved. However, I have some projects of my own going on and it is therefore time to hand over the reins to a new team of parents.

I will be focusing on finishing a huge renovation project that we have had going on at home for the last 6 months and then I hope to start a cake business supplying celebration cakes and cupcakes and maybe even teaching the odd class. Exciting times, watch this space for Mrs B’s Bakes…!

We’ve tasted and seen your cakes Seonaid, and we know they are utterly delicious so your business will be a great success! Good luck! (if you would like to chat with her about making you a cake email seonaid.bentley@sky.com

We really love giving back to our local communities, and in order to do more of this, we’d love you to give us a call if you’re thinking of selling or letting your home. We’re on 0330 223 1000.

 

 

 

Source of this post from Alexis Bush Blog http://www.moverevolution.com/blog/chat-seonaid-bentley-things-lpsa-amazing-cakes/

Who’s behind the camera?

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It has to be said we have a couple of creative geniuses in our midst in the form of our two photographers, Ush and Jack. We wanted to know more about that makes them tick so this is the first of a two part creative journey, beginning with the musings of Ush:

How long have you been a photographer?

4 years in Property photography, 5 years freelance event photography, 5 years event production and photography

How long have you been at Move Revolution? How many photographs have you taken?

A year and 10 months. My shutter count lies at around 40,000 for that duration.

What photographer/s do you admire most and why?

Ansel Adams for changing the way landscapes were photographed on a technical level. Also for creating his own methods for developing and printing to accommodate for the massive scale of his prints. It was groundbreaking at the time and his prints are still incredible in person. If you ever get the chance to visit an exhibition of his prints which tour the world. Don’t hesitate.

At the other end of the spectrum, Ryan Brenizer for embracing new technology and pioneering some methods for compositing that go relatively unnoticed to the casual viewer other than to create a visually appealing effect. One which is out of the realms of capability for the equipment used.

Don McCullin. Again, out of my realm and I think that’s what I’ve enjoyed most about his work. It’s so beyond comprehension. Don was an utterly fearless documentary photographer from London. He was born in the midst of World War II and quite literally lived with war his whole life. Be it the conflicts close to home in Northern Ireland, to far afield in Vietnam. One story he’ll always have under his belt is that his Nikon stopped a bullet which was sent his way. His work has been some of the most moving photography you could ever lay your eyes on. One of the first, along with Eddie Adams, to really go out of his way to communicate what war-time suffering is like. So much so that he was banned from shipping out to the Falklands conflict for fear of his photography scaring the Brits at home. Government level censorship at it’s best.

What is your favourite all time photograph, that you have taken & why 

I change my mind far too much to nail this down to one photograph. I often like to revisit old photos to re-edit them. One image I’m I’ve really loved recently was this photo from Scotland when I visited with my Girlfriend and some friends. I love that the trees fill the frame and continue off the top, while my friends stand at the bottom of the frame, tiny in comparison. If I ever get a long tall wall. I’d love to get this printed out.

Here are some other more recent shots from a trip to Canada.

 

 

 

 

What is your favourite photograph (that you didn’t take!)

Again I could easily change my mind, especially with Ansel’s work. It’s easy to get caught up with some of the amazing images that are taken every day around the world and shared on social media. Standing back to appreciate the effort involved in a capture is worth a moment if your time. In this case. Ansel Adams has an image called Winter Sunrise, taken in Sierra Nevada. At first it’s a simple landscape shot, but it’s so striking with the intensely detailed snow caps on the mountains to the still-in-morning-shadow foreground peaks cutting straight through them. With the cloud cover, dark sky and grazing cattle on the bottom of the frame there is multiple horizontal layers of this image. Look at the way there’s a stream of light hitting the area where that cow is grazing! Ansel had a habit of getting up in the middle of the night to reach these places and staying there all morning or evening to wait for the right shot. If he didn’t get it one day, he’d check the weather and return the next. Now imagine this image printed by hand in a dark room on paper 4 metres wide. The monumental effort at the time is verging on overwhelming to somebody such as myself who’s more akin to shooting hundreds of images a day and sitting infront of a computer to edit them for an afternoon.

It’s this kind of image that drives me out to shoot for myself, and take the time. Photography can be therapeutic and relaxing if you know how to slow your pace down.

What is a normal ‘day’ like being a photographer at Move Revolution?

Every day and every house will throw a new challenge at you. It’s always nice to see photos taken by a previous agent and even other professional photographers and then visiting a property knowing you have to produce better work. Getting feedback from customers and on social media is addictive and motivating.

 

Thanks Ush, we love the fastidiousness you bring to the photography team and know you go the extra mile to bring out the best in every property you photograph.

Next time we’ll be with Jack, the other half of the creative team. Stay tuned for more insights!

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Source of this post from Alexis Bush Blog http://www.moverevolution.com/blog/whos-behind-the-camera/