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A History of Halloween … 

No other holiday in the world has as much superstitions associated with it as Halloween. For many, Halloween means late nights of trick or treating, binging scary movies, and partying with friends and family. However, there’s more to this holiday than its spook factor. 

With its roots dating back thousands of centuries ago, Halloween borrows its traditions and practices from many different cultures. Find out the good, the bad, and the weird about this holiday with these Halloween facts.

Finding a spider on Halloween night is considered good luck.

Despite the common phobia of spiders many people share, spotting this insect on Halloween night is considered great luck. It is believed that if you see a spider during Halloween, it means that a loved one is watching over you. 

In many parts of the world, spiders are seen as a symbol of wealth and prosperity. Another superstition states that if a spider crawls into your pocket, it will bless you with everlasting wealth.

The first Jack-o-Lanterns were carved from turnips.

You may automatically associate pumpkins with Jack-O-Lanterns, but this wasn’t always the case. Traditionally, the Irish used large turnips and potatoes for carving the first Jack-O-Lanterns. The use of pumpkins soon took over, probably as a less-smelly alternative. 

On average, kids who trick or treat will bring home a bag of candies worth 11,000 calories.

This amount is the average that a plastic pumpkin bag can hold which equals to around 365 teaspoons full of sugar. This is also seven times the recommended daily sugar intake for children. Definitely one of the concerning Halloween facts in terms of nutrition.

The world record for the heaviest pumpkin weighed at 2,624.6 pounds.

Mathias Willemjins of Belgium holds the current record for growing the heaviest pumpkin in the world at roughly 1,190.49 kilograms.

Authenticated by the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) in Ludwigsburg, Germany, Willemjins officially achieved the title on October 9, 2016.

 

Pumpkins classify as a fruit, not a vegetable.

Fruits are often classified as produce that contain seeds. On the other hand, vegetables have edible roots, flowers, leaves, and bulbs. 

From this principle, the pumpkin is officially classified as a fruit instead of a vegetable.

Harry Houdini, the famous magician, passed away on Halloween night in 1926.

This famous magician is known for being a master of escape. Harry Houdini fascinated many and made a permanent name for himself with his illusions and stunts. 

In 1926, he passed away from a ruptured appendix. However, many speculate the true cause of his death to this day.

Ireland is believed to be the birthplace of the Halloween tradition.

Halloween is said to have come from the ancient Celts who lived over 2,000 years ago. The land Celtics used to occupy now consists of Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Halloween is believed to have originated during 4000 B.C.

According to historians, traces of the Halloween holiday date as far back as 6,000 years ago. However, some believe that this holiday is not as old, only going back to the Middle Ages. 

Some animal shelters forbid the adoption of black cats during the Halloween celebration.

Shelters established this rule to help decrease the number of inhumane rituals done to black cats on Halloween night. On any other day, black cats commonly have the lowest adoption rates and take up to thrice as long to find a new home. 

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So now that the government has greatly reduced the restrictions we are still here to help you get back to the office – Or even to help you remain working remotely!!  We have been very busy helping to transport computers, desks & chairs to allow you to work remotely and now we are here to also help return them!

 

Pharmaceutical companies have also been very impressed with our excellent and reliable services in this lock down.

 

Throughout the pandemic Abetta have stayed fully operational and have offered a second to none service and we are still here, committed to offering you the best service still.

 

Why Abetta

 

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International delivery ~ Abetta will take all of the pressure from you 

 

 

Sending your parcels abroad?  Abetta will make your life easy!!

 

We collect from you and you can go about your business as we make sure your parcel is delivered to any International destination.  Also, we will sort out the paperwork, track your item and even prepay the Customs Taxes & Duties so that the consignee does not have to … meaning your parcel will not be delayed.

 

Call us today for a no obligation quote 

 

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COVID-19 vaccine logistics

 

Our  courier services have been supporting vaccine logistics offering deliveries options for the COVID-19 vaccination programme rollout since March 2020.

Whether you need vaccines transported to pharmacies, care homes, GP surgeries, hospital hubs or private homes our healthcare logistics experience is reliable and has assisted the NHS with testing solutions throughout the whole pandemic.

We are just one call away and here to help you  

 

 

 

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Climate change and pollution are some of most formidable global challenges of our time. As a primary emitter of greenhouse gasses (GHG), the transport and logistics industry has a key responsibility to help tackle this issue.

 

We take this challenge very seriously and are proud to say we are playing our part to offer a green courier service to reduce our ecological footprint, improve our service to customers and improve air quality for our couriers on the road in busy urban areas.

We are working with TfL and local communities to understand how hubs like cargo bike parking can promote zero emission transport. Furthermore, we are working with businesses to cluster deliveries to reduce time on the road, dead mileage and ultimately the GHG emitted. Our vision is to offer you the best green delivery service in hybrid/electric bikes, cargo bikes & vans – The right vehicle for the right package, at the right time, resulting in the lowest environmental impact.

Abetta are aiming to be carbon free by 2030.

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Let Abetta Couriers play Santa this Christmas

Posted November 2020 by Abetta Couriers UK Ltd 

Love it or hate it, Christmas is fast approaching along with all the planning and preparation that it entails. Whilst your Christmas list might not be as interesting as it was when you were a six-year-old, it is no doubt equally as long with various things to do, remember and book even in this pandemic.

If buying gifts for your corporate clients is right up there then Abetta Couriers may be able to help you. Not with the purchasing but by taking away the stress of making sure the right gifts, are delivered to the correct destination, at the chosen time. We can’t promise to make an entrance down the chimney but we can guarantee that our carefully selected drivers will deliver your gifts in a professional, friendly and timely manner … Contactless pick up and deliveries on request no problem!!

Presents on time, every time

As everyone knows, postal systems across the country slow down as demand for their services peak during the festive build up. Cards and gifts can get held up, arriving after offices have shut down for the Christmas break. And let’s face it, a Christmas hamper simply doesn’t have the same appeal when it’s opened on a cold, bleak January morning!

With Abetta Couriers you can select our next day courier service or for urgent parcels we offer a same day courier service. For overseas clients we also offer an international delivery service.

Delivering festive cheer

We have a proven track record of working with businesses all over London including many leading media and fashion companies, banks, law firms, charities, trusts and many more  .  Just like Santa we offer a 24 hour service – but ours has the benefit of operating all year round! – and we can often arrange a pick up within minutes of receiving a call. So why not give us a try this Christmas and let us help you deliver a bit of festive cheer to your clients.

Telephone Numbers

London (city) : 020 7870 3444

London (north) : 020 8445 9949

Hertfordshire : 01707 710 044

 

 

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Your new same day courier in London

Abetta Couriers has moved into London. We’re Hoxton Courierscurrently setting into our new headquarters in the up and coming area of Hoxton. The move came about as a result of our commercial success coupled with our expansion plans, so it marks a very exciting time for us.

Apart from adding the new address to your contacts list, nothing else will change from your point-of-view. We’ll continue to provide the same high quality courier service in London and Hertfordshire, so if you need a same day courier in London or express courier service in Hertfordshire, you can rest assured your package will arrive safely and on time.

What has changed is the buzz in the office that has resulted from the move. Not only are we now in a position to recruit new staff, but we’re now based in the middle of one of the most interesting and vibrant areas of London. Read more »

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How to package a painting?

This is a question we hear time after timedelivering a painting and comes in along with the requests for other special deliveries and parcels. If how do I deliver a painting is one of the questions that you find yourself asking then look no further, here are our top tips on how to package a painting.

Painting Couriers

At Abetta Couriers, we often work closely with museums and galleries. These are businesses that regularly handle fragile goods of all shapes, sizes and weights. You can understand then why their main requirement is safety. Imagine paying several thousand pounds for a painting or sculpture, only to find that it is in some way damaged or broken in transit. How can you ensure that this won’t happen and make sure that your work remains intact upon delivery?

Double Layers – Palette Wrap and Cardboard layers.

Despite safety being our main concern, there are always unexpected bumps in roads that cannot be predicted. Therefore we always recommend to everyone that you always use double layers especially if you are planning to deliver a painting. We often hear of people using single layers in their packaging but remember that everything essentially works like a shock absorber; the more material you have around your painting the less likely damage will occur. We would strongly recommend double wrapping your painting in palette wrapping before encasing it with a layer of cardboard padding. This provides a good base in which to protect your art and will prevent any indents that bubble wrap or others might cause.
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You care about the environment and do everythingGreen Courier Company in your power to make sure your business is as green and eco-friendly as possible. Fortunately it is now possible to extend your green credentials beyond the workplace when using external services for example when delivering parcels or packages. Gone are the days when you would have to entrust your deliveries to courier firms which paid no regard to the environment – today many courier companies boast strong environmental credentials.

Here is a quick guide to how you should choose a green courier company:

  • Look out for accreditations. At Abetta Couriers we are one of only a small number of couriers to have been awarded ISO certification. We were thrilled in 2013 to be awarded ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditation for “Quality Management” and the “Environment”. The latter proves that we have set up an effective environmental management system and provides assurance to staff and customers that our environmental impact is constantly measured and improved. Our ISO9001 accreditation relates to our success in meeting the criteria for a quality management system.

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