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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 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 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 …

The many uses of baking soda

Baking soda deserves our respect. Also known as bicarbonate of soda and sodium bicarbonate, this white powder is amazingly versatile. Read on to discover some of the tried and tested uses of baking soda for health, grooming, cleaning, and …

How to buy dinnerware

Food looks better when served on nice plates; some claim it tastes better too. There’s your reason to take this subject seriously! Although dinnerware can be made from glass, wood, plastic or metal, ceramic is by far the most popular material. That is …

Carpets for your home

Carpets and rugs provide warmth and comfort, reduce slips and falls, absorb noises and add a beauty and style. This blog post will help you choose the right carpet for every room. Living room Depending on the arrangement of your furniture and on …

How to pack a salad

You know what the problem is. You make a fresh salad the evening before and put it in the fridge. Alas, when you open it the next day at work for lunch... those crispy leafy greens have turned all tired and wilted. That unappealing sight is what makes …

12 home and garden uses for salt

Every household has salt.   But did you know that you can use salt for more than adding flavour to your food?   Here are my 12 favourite uses for salt in the home and in the garden.   Freshen up your hands. After handling …

Flowers to eat

Do you feel that your food needs a little something to make it more appealing? Add to it a flower or two!   But not just any flower.  Not everything that blossoms is safe for human consumption. Stick to the tried and tested. Here are some of …

Reflections on mini ovens

Well, I finally braced myself and got one of those mini ovens. As a snobby occasional cook (I cook rarely, but when I cook I cook up a storm, at least in my own eyes), I used to pooh-pooh my friend’s odes in the praise of mini ovens. But then my …