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Rugby Six Nations at Dawsons

Our Dawsons Welsh Update of the Rugby Six Nations Championship

Of course, at Dawsons, we are all rugby mad and will be supporting Wales with great enthusiasm throughout the Six Nations Championship.  We have asked one of our most enthusiastic supporters, David Parton, the manager of our Killay office, to keep us up to date after each match, read his updates further down.

A bit of History:

The Six Nations is a historic tournament dating back to 1883 when Wales, England, Scotland and Ireland hosted their own ‘Home Nations Championship’. The format we know today was formed in 2000 with the addition of Italy (with France being part of proceedings since 1910).

This year’s tournament is the 19th edition of the modern format and after the 1st round of matches, the favourites and holders (Ireland) are no longer in contention for the Grand Slam. In recent years the title has been won by either Ireland or England however Wales are now in contention with an impressive 24-19 victory away to France in the opening round. This year’s tournament is particularly important as the Rugby Union World Cup takes place at the back end of the year.

Match Schedule February / March 2019:

  • Fri 1st: France v Wales 8.00pm
  • Sat 2nd: Scotland v Italy 2.15pm
  • Sat 2nd: Ireland v England 4.45pm
  • Sat 9th: Scotland v Ireland 2.15pm
  • Sat 9th: Italy v Wales 4.45pm
  • Sun 10th: England v France 3.00pm
  • Sat 23rd: France v Scotland 2.15pm
  • Sat 23rd: Wales v England 4.45pm
  • Sun 24th: Italy v Ireland, 3.00pm March
  • Sat 9th: Scotland v Wales 2.15pm
  • Sat 9th: England v Italy 4.45pm
  • Sun 10th: Ireland v France, 3.00pm
  • Sat 16th: Italy v France 12.30pm
  • Sat 16th: Wales v Ireland 2.45pm
  • Sat 16th: England v Scotland, 5.00pm

Match Update Italy v Wales Sat 9th February:

A wins a win! I think that’s the best we can say after that performance!? 

Two wins away from home to start the Six Nations Championship against France and Italy which takes us up to a record 11 wins in a row! 

This now sets up a mouthwatering encounter with a very strong looking English team at Home in a fortnights time! England thumped France this week in Twickenham! Wales will need to improve to be in with a chance of competing with them! 

It will be a top of the table clash, with England being just ahead of Wales on Points. Both teams will be determined to win to continue their unbeaten run in the competition and keep the Grand Slam dream alive!

I’m not worried! You’re worried! Shut up!! 

Cymru am Byth!!!”

David is the manager of the Dawsons Killay office

David Parton, Branch Manager Killay Office

Declutter your home is the advice of Dawsons in Swansea

Declutter your Home

When you are considering putting your property up for sale, we suggest that you consider a “declutter”, even before you call out the agent to value your home.

If you are serious about moving, you will need to go through your items to pack at some point in the near future, so consider this a pre-clean to make the packing job easier.

1. If you have a lot of clutter, at this stage it might be worth considering hiring a skip for a few weeks, that way you can just throw out the items you no longer need, without copious trips to the local dump.  Alternatively, you can usually hire a van for a day or two, but make sure that you have checked with your local rubbish dump that they allow ‘commercial’ vehicles to enter and off-load.

shutterstock_566884272.  It is a good idea to try and predict a dry day, you might find that it is easier to move items out onto the patio or driveway, so that you can start with a blank room and only move back into the house the items you really need.  At this point, it is worth noting that the more you can open up the space in a room, the bigger it will look and the easier it will be to get great photos for your marketing.

3.  Try to keep your surfaces as clear as possible, if you have lots of nick-nacks or you tend to collect paperwork, books and magazine, or you have a myriad of family photos, or a mountain of toys, now is the time to pack those away in a cupboard or into a packing / storage boxes ready for you move.  When people are viewing your home, you will get much better results if they can automatically imagine themselves in your space, so keep personal items to a minimum.

Declutter your home before you put it on the market with Dawsons

4.  Take a look inside your storage areas.  If you are anything like me, you probably just toss items in without any systematic approach.  I find that every once in a blue moon I tidy up the cupboards and drawers with good intentions to keep them in order, but that quickly goes out of the window!  Most of my storage areas look like junk heaps so I know that now is the time to drag everything out and store it, label it and neatly return it in a systematic way!  I know that once this happens I will 100% find way more space to fill with even more stuff!  Go on, have a go!

5.  It is a great idea to have storage containers on hand when you are decluttering.  My personal favourites are anything stackable, even better if they have drawers to open from the front, and for all of those Seasonal clothes and shoes, how about vacuum pack storage bags which you fill and suck the surplus air out of, making them very easy to pack away in small spaces?

Declutter your home before you put it on the market with Dawsons

Once you have decluttered and semi-depersonalised your home, touch up any walls which have scuffs and call the agent in for your property valuation.  If you live in the Swansea area, we know just the person to call:-

  • Swansea Sales 01792 646060
  • Sketty Sales 01792 299655
  • Mumbles Sales or Fine & Country 01792 367301
  • Morriston Sales 01792 700777
  • Llanelli Sales 01554 784400
  • Killay Sales 01792 298014
  • Gorseinon Sales 01792 896868