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How to make your life easier, safer & securer

How to make your life easier, safer & securer

Life is busy so when products come along which make your life easier we just have to share them! Bristan, the UK’s number 1 shower and tap manufacturer, have come up with a simple solution to fitting new taps with their Easyfit technology.   Image credit Their unique Easyfit system can be fitted as easy as 1,2,3 and come in ranges for both the bathroom and kitchen. You could even swap taps de... »

Savvy Laundry tips

Savvy Laundry tips

I’m sure we all need some extra help at times with our laundry, whether it’s trying to cut back on chemicals, rejuvenating old clothes or getting rid of the evidence when a rogue red sock goes in with the whites!!   Some savvy laundry tips to you to try:   White Vinegar I’m sure most of you have heard of using vinegar around the house in our chores for adding sparkle to those windows but in our wa... »

Be price savvy and barter on the high street!

Be price savvy and barter on the high street!

Bartering on the high street is something that many of us wouldn’t even consider, as many think the price you see is the price you pay. Well this isn’t necessarily the case because if you don’t ask, you won’t get… and what’s the worst that can happen? They say “no”!   By law, until money’s changed hands on a product or service, no contract has been agreed. What you need is a bit of ‘chutzpah’... »

Taking your mobile on holiday?

Taking your mobile on holiday?

Travelling to Europe this summer? Will you be using your mobile phone? Don’t get caught out with hefty call charges. If you can’t leave your mobile phone at home then you can expect to pay. This is a brief guide of what to consider and look out for… Roaming Roaming is when you connect to an overseas network and calls are routed via that network provider – normally at a substantially increased cost... »

Why Everyone is a Winner with Domestic Biomass Boilers

Why Everyone is a Winner with Domestic Biomass Boilers

Wood biomass (and in particular pellets) as a renewable energy can be a ‘green’ choice with multiple benefits.  The Forestry Commission’s plan is to increase production of wood biomass in conjunction with management of woodland for wildlife habitat – promoting wildlife habitat and biodiversity.  It might seem counterintuitive to think that increasing wood production can favour wildlife and biodive... »

Why Don’t People Steal Wood Pellets?

Why Don’t People Steal Wood Pellets?

If the pellets have been loaded into a storage hopper, then they will be very difficult to access and steal.  Also, as wood pellet boilers have to be within a building (either the house or a sufficiently dry outbuilding) security measures can be put in place, such as suitable locks, which is not the case with an outside oil tank or LPG tank, where the fuel can be siphoned off.  As oil has spiked i... »

Was the future of our cars predicted by Knight Rider’s creator?

Was the future of our cars predicted by Knight Rider’s creator?

The ultimate honour for sci -fi writers has to be when the worlds they create seem to come true. For Knight Rider’s creator Glen Larson, who has died aged 77, he will have seen some of his imaginations turn into reality. The show’s tagline declares the show “a shadowy flight into the dangerous planet of a man who does not exist”. Like David Hasselhoff’s Michael Knight chara... »

Six tricks on how to customize Firefox

Six tricks on how to customize Firefox

Firefox is an excellent browser for a lot of reasons, but one of the most significant factors is how it can be customized. Mozilla has worked hard to ensure the newest versions deliver options and features that you wouldn’t have in other browsers without add-ons. As these are available by default, all users can have the same access without the hassle of installing extensions that can bring about c... »

How to clean up your YouTube suggestions.

How to clean up your YouTube suggestions.

If your YouTube home web page is filled with suggested channels or suggested videos that don’t interest you, then Addictive Tips will give you an easy solution to help clean them up so you only get the recommendations you want to see. When you are signed into YouTube, it logs anything you watch and then tries to give you a whole load of suggestions. Most people will end up watching something stupi... »

Seven Steps to Making the Perfect Wood Pellet

Seven Steps to Making the Perfect Wood Pellet

Pellets are made by compacting sawdust and other wood waste from saw milling.  The lining in the wood binds the pellet together, causing it to hold its shape without the need for any additive. 1. Raw Material  Obtain Raw material from an approved source, such as saw-dust, off-cuts from wood manufacturing or, occasionally, round wood from coppicing.  Make sure that the material is not contaminated ... »

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