PHP Meet Up - End of Year Social
Dec
12
6:45 PM18:45

PHP Meet Up - End of Year Social

Is that sleigh bells we hear? Looking out the window it seems to be the PHPSW social sleigh being pulled along by some elephpants!
In a PHPSW tradition, we're wrapping up the year of 14(!) meetups with a social rather than a normal evening of talks.
Superdry are kindly helping us host this evening, helping to provide the venue, food & drinks. Thanks to them!
We have no talks this month, instead, take this opportunity to catch up with people you have met over the year, or meet someone new!

We'll be providing a few games & activities for the evening, plus there will be a prize draw where we have some elephpants, an echo mini, a JetBrains/PhpStorm license and a selection of other prizes available to win.
This year, we'll be hosting the social at DeskLodge and then moving on to the Volunteer Tavern afterwards.
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You might wonder why Superdry are sponsoring our Christmas meetup. You will probably know them from their high street and online clothes shops, you might think of Superdry as somewhere to buy a hoodie or a pair of jeans. But what you might not know is that they are a big tech employer based within commutable distance of Bristol. At their global headquarters in Cheltenham they employ a sizeable in-house dev team who design and manage all of their ecommerce websites, such as this one www.superdry.com. They are investing a lot of money in digital tech and are expanding their team, and because their websites are built using PHP, they are interested in recruiting people like you. A few of their guys will be at the meetup if you fancy a chat about what it’s like to work as a developer for this big global brand – there will be no hard sell, but if you’re curious, they’ll be keen to talk to you.
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As always, a big thanks to our meetup sponsors Ents24 (http://www.ents24.com/), Brightpearl (http://www.brightpearl.com/), Space 48 (https://www.space48.com/), Deep Blue Sky (http://deepbluesky.com/) & Helastel (https://www.helastel.com/) without whom we wouldn't be able to put on our meetups.

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Sports Massage with Tasha
Dec
18
9:00 AM09:00

Sports Massage with Tasha

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Hi DeskLodgers,

I'm Natasha (Tasha is fine too), I have a (BSc) Hons in Sports Rehabilitation and am currently working at a clinic in Bedminster. I provide treatment and sports massage for a wide range of people who have various injuries or pains.

The massage sessions are at a discounted DeskLodger price of £15 (cash only) - taking place in the Grumpy’s shed meeting room. If you are suffering from any aches or pains, it would be very beneficial for you to book and give it a try! A sign-up sheet will be placed at the DeskLodge reception to book in and a basic medical form for you to fill and bring along on the day..

What to expect:

-          Fill out a consent form and bring it to your session (Please find under sign up sheet at the DeskLodge reception)

-          5 minutes discussing your pain / the area you would like me to work on

-          2 minutes where I will step out of the room and let you get ready

-          20 minutes of sports massage

-          2 minutes to re-dress and get back to work

Note - Clothing:

If you are not 100% comfortable taking off any item of clothing, then please turn up in a thin top, which I will work over.

If you have any questions prior to the session, feel free to email or call me.

I look forward to seeing you!

Find me on Facebook

Or email  tasharyan05@gmail.com

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DeskLodge Breakfast Social
Dec
6
8:00 AM08:00

DeskLodge Breakfast Social

Come and kick start your day with some fresh fruit, bacon rolls, juices, cereal & some casual morning conversation. There is no better way to boost your day than with this productive start.

Anyone who is interested are more than welcome to come along and become part of the early morning fun! 

Great if you are a new DeskLodger or long term and want to meet who are working around you every day. Come along and get involved!

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Noisy Little Monkey - Bristol HubSpot User Group
Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

Noisy Little Monkey - Bristol HubSpot User Group

The Bristol HubSpot User Group returns for the final event of the year at DeskLodge! The Bristol HubSpot User Group (we call it a HUG) is a free quarterly meet up for professional marketers who are interested in learning more about marketing automation and (yep, you guessed it) HubSpot! Each event focuses on a particular topic which is hosted by a guest speaker - and you're even provided with free food and wine HURRAH.

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Sports Massage with Tasha
Dec
4
9:00 AM09:00

Sports Massage with Tasha

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Hi DeskLodgers,

I'm Natasha (Tasha is fine too), I have a (BSc) Hons in Sports Rehabilitation and am currently working at a clinic in Bedminster. I provide treatment and sports massage for a wide range of people who have various injuries or pains.

The massage sessions are at a discounted DeskLodger price of £15 (cash only) - taking place in the Grumpy’s shed meeting room. If you are suffering from any aches or pains, it would be very beneficial for you to book and give it a try! A sign-up sheet will be placed at the DeskLodge reception to book in and a basic medical form for you to fill and bring along on the day..

What to expect:

-          Fill out a consent form and bring it to your session (Please find under sign up sheet at the DeskLodge reception)

-          5 minutes discussing your pain / the area you would like me to work on

-          2 minutes where I will step out of the room and let you get ready

-          20 minutes of sports massage

-          2 minutes to re-dress and get back to work

Note - Clothing:

If you are not 100% comfortable taking off any item of clothing, then please turn up in a thin top, which I will work over.

If you have any questions prior to the session, feel free to email or call me.

I look forward to seeing you!

Find me on Facebook

Or email  tasharyan05@gmail.com

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Build your Brand
Nov
27
10:30 AM10:30

Build your Brand

Build your brand Anatomy

So, you’ve got a business and you need a brand or a better one. Where do you start? Before the tough stuff starts and things get messy, your brand needs a plan and your success relies on getting it right. In our beginners’ guide to branding, you’ll be introduced to all the essentials, from personality and positioning to finding the right words and pictures to tell your story. We’ll help you understand how to build an engaging brand that knows how to look, sound and behave, have a sense of purpose and stand out from the rest.

What we’ll cover

• Brand purpose • Audience and positioning • Personality and values

What to expect

This is an informal and practical hands-on workshop, you will get to write, draw, talk and think in a series of exercises. Expect words of wisdom and insights. Stretch your imagination, challenge your ideas and end up somewhere a bit different from where you started.

Who should take part

Anyone who is looking to build a brand or wants a bigger, better or different one.

What’s in it for you

• Inspiration: A new way of looking, a new source of ideas to feed your business • Knowledge: Develop a greater understanding of what goes into brand building • New Skills: Discover the tools and strategies you need to build your brand • Motivation: Get a more confident and assertive approach to branding

Session leaders

Zamira and Dan are two designers, creative partners and co founders of Anatomy, a design studio specialising in bringing brands to life. They have 20 years combined industry experience, building brands for a range of clients from start-ups to global companies and organisations

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Bristol & Cardiff Serverless Network
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Bristol & Cardiff Serverless Network

What we're about

This group is for people interested in serverless computing in the cloud. Whether you are an expert, novice, advocate, interested or nosey, this is the group to be in.
I have found that there is misunderstanding in the capabilities and characteristics of serverless computing, leading to reluctance and fear. So this group is created to share knowledge and ideas and spread the serverless word


AGENDA
18:30 Doors Open: Networking and Refreshments
19:15 Introduction
19:25 Thom Leggett: The Servers Behind Serverless
20:05 More networking and finish off refreshments
20:30 Close

Organiser: Jez Daniels

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Sports Massage with Tasha
Nov
20
9:00 AM09:00

Sports Massage with Tasha

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Hi DeskLodgers,

I'm Natasha (Tasha is fine too), I have a (BSc) Hons in Sports Rehabilitation and am currently working at a clinic in Bedminster. I provide treatment and sports massage for a wide range of people who have various injuries or pains.

The massage sessions are at a discounted DeskLodger price of £15 (cash only) - taking place in the Grumpy’s shed meeting room. If you are suffering from any aches or pains, it would be very beneficial for you to book and give it a try! A sign-up sheet will be placed at the DeskLodge reception to book in and a basic medical form for you to fill and bring along on the day..

What to expect:

-          Fill out a consent form and bring it to your session (Please find under sign up sheet at the DeskLodge reception)

-          5 minutes discussing your pain / the area you would like me to work on

-          2 minutes where I will step out of the room and let you get ready

-          20 minutes of sports massage

-          2 minutes to re-dress and get back to work

Note - Clothing:

If you are not 100% comfortable taking off any item of clothing, then please turn up in a thin top, which I will work over.

If you have any questions prior to the session, feel free to email or call me.

I look forward to seeing you!

Find me on Facebook

Or email  tasharyan05@gmail.com

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In-residence Day with West of England Growth Hub
Nov
8
9:30 AM09:30

In-residence Day with West of England Growth Hub

Who are we?

The West of England Growth Hub helps businesses in Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire to start, innovate, grow and thrive. It does this by encouraging businesses to support and collaborate with each other.

 Our in-residence days

 We can offer an ‘in-residence’ session, on a dedicated day at suitable times, to allow your business residents to conveniently access our services. We’ll come along to your location and work with you to promote our services to your business community.

Are you a small to medium sized enterprise that needs support? Are you looking to grow but you’re not sure where to start?

The West of England Growth Hub (wearegrowth.co.uk) can offer you:

 ———————————————————————————————————————

*Free 1-2-1 business support with a member of our knowledgeable team

*Support to make the most of your ideas and help you to explore your options

*Tailor made tool kits to get you started 

*Sign posting to the most relevant programme or service for your business

* Recommendations to help with talent acquisition, apprenticeships and skills growth

*A further offer of a 1 hour business support session - with an option to receive up to 12 hours further support, dependant on business needs

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The Future of the Workspace
Nov
6
9:00 AM09:00

The Future of the Workspace

If the acquisition, development & retention of talented people are a top priority for you then so is the workplace.

How, where & when your people work is key to attracting them in the first place.

Ask yourself the following 5 questions – Do you:

a) Make your workplace an experience?

b) Understand employee expectations for work?

c) Consider the blended workforce a reality?

d) Consider technology an enabler and adviser?

e) Act as a workplace activist?

If you can’t answer YES to all you should come along and find out why these questions are so important.

This is day long interactive workshop/round table discussion with contributors who will be looking at this topic from 3 perspectives:

  • Human behaviour and organisation psychology
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and enabling digital technologies
  • Creating collaborative workspace experiences

Join us on 6th November 2018 at 9.30am in Bristol (voted in the top 3, best start up cities in the UK – "a world class city that is ahead of the curve”)

We will be hosted by Desklodge, a short walk from the station. (optional tour of the experience available)

Book your place for just £99 plus VAT and Booking Fee, our numbers are limited to 20.

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Brand Protection Workshop
Nov
2
11:30 AM11:30

Brand Protection Workshop

As entrepreneurs we understand that establishing your brand is time-consuming, costly and a crucial part of starting your business; one which could make or break your success. The recent developments in social media, the internet, smart phone devices and advert-funded business models mean that we are constantly absorbing marketing campaigns and advertising materials without even realising it. Brand awareness is a crucial part of any successful business and in a consumer led market, where new and improved products appear on an almost daily basis, customers look to the brands they trust to tell them whether to buy the latest trend. So, when starting out, what should you be thinking about when it comes to brand protection? Are you making the most of the law when protecting your company identity?

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Sports Massage with Tasha
Oct
23
9:00 AM09:00

Sports Massage with Tasha

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Hi DeskLodgers,

I'm Natasha (Tasha is fine too), I have a (BSc) Hons in Sports Rehabilitation and am currently working at a clinic in Bedminster. I provide treatment and sports massage for a wide range of people who have various injuries or pains.

The massage sessions are at a discounted DeskLodger price of £15 (cash only) - taking place in the Grumpy’s shed meeting room. If you are suffering from any aches or pains, it would be very beneficial for you to book and give it a try! A sign-up sheet will be placed at the DeskLodge reception to book in and a basic medical form for you to fill and bring along on the day..

What to expect:

-          Fill out a consent form and bring it to your session (Please find under sign up sheet at the DeskLodge reception)

-          5 minutes discussing your pain / the area you would like me to work on

-          2 minutes where I will step out of the room and let you get ready

-          20 minutes of sports massage

-          2 minutes to re-dress and get back to work

Note - Clothing:

If you are not 100% comfortable taking off any item of clothing, then please turn up in a thin top, which I will work over.

If you have any questions prior to the session, feel free to email or call me.

I look forward to seeing you!

Find me on Facebook

Or email  tasharyan05@gmail.com

jl.jpg
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In-residence Day with West of England Growth Hub
Oct
18
9:30 AM09:30

In-residence Day with West of England Growth Hub

Who are we?

The West of England Growth Hub helps businesses in Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire to start, innovate, grow and thrive. It does this by encouraging businesses to support and collaborate with each other.

 Our in-residence days

 We can offer an ‘in-residence’ session, on a dedicated day at suitable times, to allow your business residents to conveniently access our services. We’ll come along to your location and work with you to promote our services to your business community.

Are you a small to medium sized enterprise that needs support? Are you looking to grow but you’re not sure where to start?

The West of England Growth Hub (wearegrowth.co.uk) can offer you:

 ———————————————————————————————————————

*Free 1-2-1 business support with a member of our knowledgeable team

*Support to make the most of your ideas and help you to explore your options

*Tailor made tool kits to get you started 

*Sign posting to the most relevant programme or service for your business

* Recommendations to help with talent acquisition, apprenticeships and skills growth

*A further offer of a 1 hour business support session - with an option to receive up to 12 hours further support, dependant on business needs

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Free Legal Clinic
Oct
16
10:30 AM10:30

Free Legal Clinic

About us

We are a specialist, independent law firm doing things differently. Adept, adaptable, commercially minded and customer-focused, we provide common sense support to our clients in the area of law we are excellent in – commercial contracts. We are responsive and straightforward. Whether you need support in day-to-day matters or for a specific project or transaction, we have the expertise to get it legally right and the experience to ensure it works for you day-to-day.

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Bristol & Cardiff Serverless Network
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

Bristol & Cardiff Serverless Network

This group is for people interested in serverless computing in the cloud. Whether you are an expert, novice, advocate, interested or nosey, this is the group to be in.
I have found that there is misunderstanding in the capabilities and characteristics of serverless computing, leading to reluctance and fear. So this group is created to share knowledge and ideas and spread the serverless word.

View Event →
Sports Massage with Tasha
Oct
9
9:00 AM09:00

Sports Massage with Tasha

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Hi DeskLodgers,

I'm Natasha (Tasha is fine too), I have a (BSc) Hons in Sports Rehabilitation and am currently working at a clinic in Bedminster. I provide treatment and sports massage for a wide range of people who have various injuries or pains.

The massage sessions are at a discounted DeskLodger price of £15 (cash only) - taking place in the Grumpy’s shed meeting room. If you are suffering from any aches or pains, it would be very beneficial for you to book and give it a try! A sign-up sheet will be placed at the DeskLodge reception to book in and a basic medical form for you to fill and bring along on the day..

What to expect:

-          Fill out a consent form and bring it to your session (Please find under sign up sheet at the DeskLodge reception)

-          5 minutes discussing your pain / the area you would like me to work on

-          2 minutes where I will step out of the room and let you get ready

-          20 minutes of sports massage

-          2 minutes to re-dress and get back to work

Note - Clothing:

If you are not 100% comfortable taking off any item of clothing, then please turn up in a thin top, which I will work over.

If you have any questions prior to the session, feel free to email or call me.

I look forward to seeing you!

Find me on Facebook

Or email  tasharyan05@gmail.com

jl.jpg
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DeskLodge Breakfast Social
Oct
4
8:00 AM08:00

DeskLodge Breakfast Social

Come and kick start your day with some fresh fruit, bacon rolls, juices, cereal & some casual morning conversation. There is no better way to boost your day than with this productive start.

Anyone who is interested are more than welcome to come along and become part of the early morning fun! 

Great if you are a new DeskLodger or long term and want to meet who are working around you every day. Come along and get involved!

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Passivhaus Series: 1 & 2
Oct
3
9:00 AM09:00

Passivhaus Series: 1 & 2

Event one of our series of four half-day Passivhaus events held in conjunction with AECB CarbonLite.

The Green Register and AECB CarbonLite are pleased to be working together to provide four half-day technical sessions in Bristol on the Passivhaus principles.

Although the full Passivhaus training is a fantastic way to gain an in depth understanding of all aspects of Passivhaus design, some construction professionals may not have the time or resources to be able to attend the typical Passivhaus two week course.

These half-day sessions offer insight into all the main principles i.e. what makes a good low energy, comfortable building based on the Passivhaus standard. The training is ideal for architects and other design professionals as the focus in these courses is on design principles.

The four sessions will be run by Peter WarmAlan Clarke and Piers Sadler, all experts in the field.

Attendance will make you eligible for Green Register membership

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Passivhaus Series 3 & 4
Oct
3
9:00 AM09:00

Passivhaus Series 3 & 4

Event three of our series of four half-day Passivhaus events held in conjunction with AECB CarbonLite.

The Green Register and AECB CarbonLite are pleased to be working together to provide four half-day technical sessions in Bristol on the Passivhaus principles.

Although the full Passivhaus training is a fantastic way to gain an in depth understanding of all aspects of Passivhaus design, some construction professionals may not have the time or resources to be able to attend the typical Passivhaus two week course.

These half-day sessions offer insight into all the main principles i.e. what makes a good low energy, comfortable building based on the Passivhaus standard. The training is ideal for architects and other design professionals as the focus in these courses is on design principles.

The four sessions will be run by Peter WarmAlan Clarke and Piers Sadler, all experts in the field.

Attendance will make you eligible for Green Register membership

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Sports Massage with Tasha
Sep
27
9:00 AM09:00

Sports Massage with Tasha

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Hi DeskLodgers,

I'm Natasha (Tasha is fine too), I have a (BSc) Hons in Sports Rehabilitation and am currently working at a clinic in Bedminster. I provide treatment and sports massage for a wide range of people who have various injuries or pains.

The massage sessions are at a discounted DeskLodger price of £15 (cash only) - taking place in the Grumpy’s shed meeting room. If you are suffering from any aches or pains, it would be very beneficial for you to book and give it a try! A sign-up sheet will be placed at the DeskLodge reception to book in and a basic medical form for you to fill and bring along on the day..

What to expect:

-          Fill out a consent form and bring it to your session (Please find under sign up sheet at the DeskLodge reception)

-          5 minutes discussing your pain / the area you would like me to work on

-          2 minutes where I will step out of the room and let you get ready

-          20 minutes of sports massage

-          2 minutes to re-dress and get back to work

Note - Clothing:

If you are not 100% comfortable taking off any item of clothing, then please turn up in a thin top, which I will work over.

If you have any questions prior to the session, feel free to email or call me.

I look forward to seeing you!

Find me on Facebook

Or email  tasharyan05@gmail.com

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ClojureScript & Gareth Brown - Firebase with React JS
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

ClojureScript & Gareth Brown - Firebase with React JS

Luke Snape - ClojureScript


Clojure the language hasn't changed all that much in the last 3 years, but the way in which ClojureScript applications are built and deployed has changed massively. In particular, improvements to tooling and a bigger ecosystem now make ClojureScript a practical choice for building modern web applications.

In this talk Luke will aim to give a quick introduction to the Clojure language, as well as a short history of how the ClojureScript compiler and tooling have evolved in recent years. He'll then explore the capabilities of the latest tools and how we're currently using them to build, test and deploy single-page applications in ClojureScript.

Gareth Brown - Firebase with React JS

We will be heading to a bar afterwards for some drinks and socialising.

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Bristol Complete Cyber Inaugural Meetup!
Sep
20
7:45 AM07:45

Bristol Complete Cyber Inaugural Meetup!

Hel8:15-9:00am
Dan Scott - Protecting your data and organisation against Cyber Crime:
Dan will talk about the ways you can and should be protecting your data and organisations against Cyber Crime. You will go away with 10 easy to implement takeaways that you can pass on to your own teams that could well save your organisation from business downtime, reputational damage and financial loss.

9:00-9:15am
Q & A:
There will also be a Q&A with our hosts Complete I.T. giving you the chance to ask specific questions around your own infrastructure and what you can do to ensure you and your teams do not experience data loss or business downtime.

There are limited spaces which will be snapped up so please register now! Parking is available next door to DeskLodge at Gardiner Haskins.

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Bristol HubSpot User Group | Unlock The Power Of Video
Sep
18
5:30 PM17:30

Bristol HubSpot User Group | Unlock The Power Of Video

Navigating the world of inbound marketing and HubSpot can be really tricky. Because of this the gang at Noisy Little Monkey have put together a free event - called a HubSpot User Group - to help you learn some new marketing tricks and meet other professional marketers and HubSpot users.

You'll hear from Jennifer Huang who works at Vidyard and wants to help you harness the power of video to generate more leads for your business and increase conversions in your sales cycle. Full talk details are below.

During this talk, you'll learn how to:

1. Generate new and qualified leads

2. Understand the ROI behind your video content

3. Increase conversions in your sales cycle

4. Drive website, social media, and content engagement

5. Deliver personalized experiences for your prospects and customers

Timings

5.30pm | Doors open with drink on arrival

6pm | Food's served!

6.30pm - 7.15pm | Talk: Unlock The Power Of Video With Vidyard

7.15pm- 7.30pm | Q&A with Jennifer Huang

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Sports Massage with Tasha
Sep
11
9:00 AM09:00

Sports Massage with Tasha

h.png

Hi DeskLodgers,

I'm Natasha (Tasha is fine too), I have a (BSc) Hons in Sports Rehabilitation and am currently working at a clinic in Bedminster. I provide treatment and sports massage for a wide range of people who have various injuries or pains.

The massage sessions are at a discounted DeskLodger price of £15 (cash only) - taking place in the Grumpy’s shed meeting room. If you are suffering from any aches or pains, it would be very beneficial for you to book and give it a try! A sign-up sheet will be placed at the DeskLodge reception to book in and a basic medical form for you to fill and bring along on the day..

What to expect:

-          Fill out a consent form and bring it to your session (Please find under sign up sheet at the DeskLodge reception)

-          5 minutes discussing your pain / the area you would like me to work on

-          2 minutes where I will step out of the room and let you get ready

-          20 minutes of sports massage

-          2 minutes to re-dress and get back to work

Note - Clothing:

If you are not 100% comfortable taking off any item of clothing, then please turn up in a thin top, which I will work over.

If you have any questions prior to the session, feel free to email or call me.

I look forward to seeing you!

Find me on Facebook

Or email  tasharyan05@gmail.com

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DeskLodge END OF SUMMER SOCIAL
Sep
7
5:30 PM17:30

DeskLodge END OF SUMMER SOCIAL

IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN "DESKLODGE SOCIAL"

But this time its special & our biggest..

Festival themed with glitter and colourful costume!

Join us on our biggest party of the year, where we leave the heavenly DL gates and venture into Bristols nightlife.. DeskLodge take over!

SO COME ALONG, JOIN FELLOW COWORKERS AND DESKLODGERS, GRAB A BEER OR SOFT DRINK AND SOME NIBBLES AND TAKE A BREAK!

WE WILL SEE YOU THERE :)

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DeskLodge Breakfast Social
Sep
6
8:00 AM08:00

DeskLodge Breakfast Social

Come and kick start your day with some fresh fruit, bacon rolls, juices, cereal & some casual morning conversation. There is no better way to boost your day than with this productive start.

Anyone who is interested are more than welcome to come along and become part of the early morning fun! 

Great if you are a new DeskLodger or long term and want to meet who are working around you every day. Come along and get involved!

20180301_073018.jpg
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