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Here we will keep you up to date on all things water related.

AquAid in London

Since its humble beginnings in 1992, AquAid has grown to the extent of being equipped to supply an extensive range of Bottled and Mains-Fed water coolers, water dispensers, water boilers and water related products the length and breadth of the UK. Today, AquAid boasts...

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AquAid in the City – Glasgow, Scotland

Although I have been assured that Scotland only receives six days of summer a year, the Scottish people I’ve met cheerfully weather the Scots weather (yes, that repetition is intentional) with a wonderfully positive attitude and a great sense of humour, none more so...

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AquAid in Town – Bristol

I’ve always had an affinity for Bristol – not sure if it’s because it’s a coastal port and I have seafaring in my blood (my Grandad served in the Royal Navy in WWII on the HMS Dorsetshire, which was built in the Portsmouth docks), or because there’s something about...

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Switch it up ways with Water for Spring

Spring is apparently upon us, so hopefully with temperatures on the rise, the keeping fit and getting in shape for summer is becoming priority One.  This means (hopefully), that one’s water intake will increase too. To make your water intake more fab and fun, herewith...

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Update 2016 – AquAid and the Africa Trust

AquAid donations to the Africa Trust in 2015 increased from £807,457 to a phenomenal £847,309 in 2016.  This meant that last year an additional £39,852 was donated to the Africa Trust. In Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi, this involves training and small loans for some of...

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AquAid and April Fool’s

Love it or hate it, the day will soon be upon us. Personally, I’ve never been a fan, perhaps an underdeveloped sense of humour, but there’s no denying that there have been some awfully clever April Fool’s pranks played over the years. The French call the day Poisson...

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Doolally at the Water Cooler

If there’s one thing I love, its words. Long words; clever words; descriptive words; short words; double-entendres – they all make me smile. What I love in particular though are euphemisms, or adjectives that have formed through colloquial speech and are either...

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The origin of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, for some, is both one of the most dreaded and alternatively, most anticipated days in the February calendar, for a variety of reasons. Dreaded because the day seems to have morphed into a rather commercialised and forced day of having to publicly...

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Stormy Weather, Water and Doris

I was reading up about weather storms and wondered why it is that most storms are named after women. I couldn’t seem to find a definitive answer though – some sites indicated that a few decades ago it was usual to assign female names to hurricanes but no other storms...

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More Water Cooler Etiquette

Confusing queues We’ve all come upon the scene: There’s Mr Smooth, elbow cocked up on the butt of the water bottle, chatting up Mrs Coy - a road block between you and the sweet nectar. So you wait, reluctant to intrude on their conversation but unsure when it will...

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Cables under Water

Recently in my neck of the woods we had a huge brou-hau-hau with a well-known ISP (internet service provider). It was a bun fight of note. I don’t know about where you are, but where I am, service providers have a rather unpleasant habit of blaming other service...

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Water and Winter Weight

The winter weather is upon us, bringing with it time to bundle up, exercise less and usually eat less greens, and more of the comfort food … or so we’d think. But, resorting to more hibernation type habits isn’t really the way to go (One of my personal mantras is...

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Does your Water Cooler work for You?

There’s so much literature out there about water coolers. Water cooler jokes; euphemisms; there’s even an expression where gathering at a water cooler station means the same as you being able to take a break, as in, ”I’ll meet you at the water cooler in 10”.  Although...

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Winter Snow and Hot Water

We Britons are big on weather – it’s the go to topic of discussion irrespective of whether we’re chatting with colleagues around the water cooler or family or friends, and it’s the safety topic when you’re chatting to strangers or people you’ve just met. Discussing...

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How to land yourself in hot water

I’m a little nervous as I write to you – as I think that perhaps this topic could land me in a bit of hot water. Then again, I don’t see that I should be nervous, as I’m sure that the food police aren’t out to get me. The topic for discussion is all about Marmite....

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Water at Work

Water at Work In a study published by the Royal College of Nursing, statistics show that employee absence due to illness costs UK employers on average £12b a year; with 168 million workings days lost. We know that good hydration contributes to workers’ health and...

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How being in Hot Water’s good for you

As we head into the colder months, and possibly bemoan the sometimes icy grip of winter, there lots of positive news out there. And it’s as simple as drinking a hot drink. Let’s face it, very little in life can’t be improved with a hot drink. They can warm us or cool...

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World Water Week – what can you do?

It’s a very important week in water this week, with the World Water Week summit taking place in Stockholm from 27 August to 02 September. Participants from around the world will gather to convene events about water and development issues. It is also an opportunity for...

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Water and the Olympics

We all remember the phantasmagorical 2012 Olympics held in the U.K. which, according to all reports, was a resounding success and now, four years later, we’re in the thick of things with the Let’s Go Rio Olympics. And when I say the thick of things, I mean it, from...

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Favourite Watery Words

We can’t always be stats and measurements and water saving tips. Sometimes we just have to go with the flow (aha) and celebrate the joys of descriptive language. Keeping it watery, here are a few words from A to Z (or thereabouts) to describe the liquid bringer of...

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Water Conservation down the Garden Path

I know we bang on a lot about water (no surprise there, Murphy Brown) and most of it’s to do with keeping ourselves happy and hydrated (and our children and the elderly and the animals), but seeing as there’s a whole planet out there that needs water to survive, I...

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Across the Water – British Isle Islands

To avoid any confusion, the title refers to islands around the island of Britain and Ireland and Scotland and not to the island of Britain itself. Yes? Picture the scene – summer holidays many, many summers ago. An avid bookworm already at eight stands in a bookstore...

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Vikings across the Water

There are so many schools of thought when it comes to our origins that it’s difficult to get a clear idea of which is correct (unless you have the moola to shell out for DNA testing which most of us don’t.) Having looked at the historical migratory patterns of the...

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Summer Fun in the U.K.

Summer is upon us – lift your hands in air and say – Hey ayyy! But what to do and where to go inside of our now less than frosty shores? Here are a few suggestions that may shine some light on your wintery grey matter: Woodland Trust - The UK has centuries-old oaks,...

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Water(y) News – Just keep swimming

On Monday I received a quick update from AquAid South Coast about their supplying the Glastonbury Festival with the festival’s drinking water requirements – to quote it directly, it read, “Things are going swimmingly ... LOL ...” Seems as if the famous British weather...

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The Talking Water Bottle

We should all know the direct correlation between drinking sufficient water and keeping healthy by now (OK, well I should, I’ve researched and written about it often enough - maybe you shouldn’t), but quite surprisingly in spite of a plethora of information from just...

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Brain Power and Water – Part II

I was quite amazed and impressed with the extensive, almost unending list of one’s brain function and how something as simple as drinking water can radically affect how our brain function. So impressed in fact, that I’ve written a Part II, because as we know,...

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Brain Power and Water

My brain (oh Pooh of very little brain) is wont to skip along from thought to thought not unlike a greased toboggan on a stretch of snow. On occasion though, it hits the tarmac or an unsnowed patch and sticks a little. And ..... then it’s off again. One of these...

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The ‘Cuddle Hormone’ – Oxytocin

I’m always amazed at the amount of information available online. It boggles my brain. Take f’r instance, Oxytocin. I came across the name as I was researching the benefits of taking a hot vs. a cold shower. According to the article, if you shower using hot water, this...

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Can Mindfulness Help in Schools?

This word has been popping up often across the web and I’ve oft wondered what it meant. Because I’m an inquisitive so-and-so I read further and found out a little more. Essentially the concept of mindfulness is rooted in Buddhist philosophy and according to our dear...

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Inspirational Water

You may have gathered by now that I rather enjoy writing (or typing I suppose is more correct). In fact, I generally find it the best way to express my thoughts. I think a LOT and am a visual person; however the path between my brain and my mouth isn’t always a clear...

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Does Drinking Water make you Smarter?

Does Drinking Water make you Smarter? Quite simply, yes, it does. How so, you ask (with a healthy lean towards scepticism)? Well, it’s like this: Every single organ in our bodies relies on being hydrated (i.e. water) to function; this includes the brain. While you may...

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Leap Year Two Point Oh One Six!

What is Leap Year exactly? Simply put, it’s basically a catch-up day once every four years due to the disparity between the solar system and the Gregorian calendar. A complete orbit of the earth around the sun takes exactly 365.2422 days to complete, but the Gregorian...

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Immersed in Water – The Submarine

Before you start up with an eager rendition of ‘We All Live in a Yellow Submarine’, just .... don’t. Please. I’m not anti one of the greatest bands of all modern time, but that song, just ... no. Anyhow, I digress. Being a touch claustrophobic, the mention of...

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2015 – A Year in Review for AquAid

As always, thanks to the commitment to top service and maintenance from everyone at AquAid and because of the provision of top quality products, 2015 was a very productive and successful year. One of the most important aspects of the company experiencing a bumper year...

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AquAid and the Maasai Sports Bottle

Some 11 million children are at risk from hunger, disease and water shortages in east and southern Africa because of the strengthening El Nino weather phenomenon, this according to UNICEF. The worst affected countries are in east and southern Africa including Tanzania...

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AquAid Quirks and Christmas Fun

If there’s one thing I absolutely love, it’s Christmas time. It starts with the advent calendars (no, they’re not just for the children), ramps up with the decorating of the tree and then continues at full steam ahead for the entire month of December. Wrapped up in my...

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Water Christmas Trees

Did you see the double edged meaning there? Who’s a clever clogs then? In case you didn’t, it’s like this: If you’re having a real fir tree this Christmas, you need to water it. Then, there are Christmas trees that are made out of water. I know that beggars’ belief...

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Witticisms at the Water Cooler II

A ways back, I should cocoa (I did) – I presented the first in a series of two blogs about *points to headline*.  Recently, I went back to that blog and realised that it was a Part I, which meant, at the very least, a second instalment was needed. So, without further...

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The Culture Vulture Circles Britain

Recently I blogged about various dishes with really bizarre names that originate from different cultures. I also mentioned that we Britons certainly aren’t alone when it comes to naming our scoff weirdly. I said that at a later date I’d be expounding further on more...

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The Culture Vulture at the Water Cooler

That would be ... me!  Yes, yes, on occasion (usually during the change of season) I don my culture vulture headgear (a jester’s cap no less) and get out there in the World Wide Web and eddicate myself. I was all geared up initially to find out which countries were...

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Say Hello to our ‘Baby’ Elephant

Here at AquAid, we’ve always believed that an integral part of good business practice is helping those less fortunate – especially those far flung communities in Third World countries. This philosophy was put into effect by ensuring that a portion of proceeds from all...

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Is Water Funny?

Of course it is! And to prove as much, we’re including a photo of one of our environmentally friendly delivery vehicles. Works really well until such time as they encounter a low bridge. Bada-dish! You didn’t like that? Then may I draw your attention to a selection of...

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To Beer or not to Beer? The Sugar Shock.

Everyone knows that if a person is in shock one of the most effective ways of combating it is to give the person some sugar water to drink. This raises the blood sugar levels almost immediately. But perhaps we haven’t realised just how bad sugar can be for us and also...

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What Makes you Thirsty?

Let’s fact check here for a moment. This is a blog page. The running (aha) theme is generally about all things watery. There’s heaps of information about the supply of water and how we deliver said water to you, dear customer, through the provision of our spankingly...

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