Christmas gift ideas

The festive season is upon us! Doesn’t it feel like it snuck up much quicker than the year before? It’s time to be merry and feast with your loved ones, eating and drinking to your heart's content. Christmas is very much about giving back, and also about …

Decorating with clocks

Beautiful or unusual clocks can be an effective focal point in your interior design. As clocks come in many shapes and sizes, they can work wonderfully with any style: classic, rustic, vintage or ultra-modern. When choosing a decorative timepiece, have …

How to make a terrarium

In honour of the new season that has sprung upon us, it is only fitting that we talk about gardening and all things related. Whether you have green fingers or not, gardening is something everyone can do… you just have to put some love into it. And so, …

Spring cleaning: stuff to get rid of

As spring approaches, a good spring clean is always a great idea. Get rid of old, unused and unwanted items you no longer need. A clean and decluttered home can make you feel like you have a fresh start and can help you clear your thoughts. If the items …

Dinner party tips

Are you excited to throw a dinner party, but terrified at the thought? Don’t you worry, after you read this post you will be the hostess with the mostest; your guests are guaranteed to come rushing back! These tips are designed to make hosting easy and to …

How to wash dishes

Sooner or later, you will have to do it. You’ll have to wash that pile of dirty dishes. Read on to learn how to go about it the right way... and then just do it! Tip: Read on even if you have a dishwasher, because some dishes do not take to machine …

How to make doughnuts

Doughnuts are soft, but have a crunch when you bite into them; they are slightly salty from the dough, but sweet from the icing. Aren’t doughnuts such a heavenly combination of all things good? Not only are they tasty, they can be made into various sizes …

Starfinder – A renaissance in space opera RPGs

Starfinder is the successor to the Pathfinder system. Its aim - to apply the same vision that transformed heroic fantasy roleplaying to the space opera genre. In Pathfinder you could play any one of a slew of fantasy races including elves, half-orcs or …

How to deal with life’s small problems

Very often, it is the tiniest problems that baffle us the most and give rise to the biggest discussions. No wonder. “Trifles make the sum of life’, said one English writer (Charles Dickens). A Scottish poet (Alexander Smith) said the same thing a little …

6 tips to overcome the fear of public speaking

We all have fears: of heights, insects, animals… or of public speaking. You might be shocked (or not) to learn that most people are nervous about public speaking; even the most confident speakers can experience jitters before a speech. This blog post is …