Kate Herbert's Posts

Savvy tips for energy saving

Savvy tips for energy saving

There are lots of things you can do to your home to help save energy and reduce those ever increasing bills. LOWER-COST TIPS 1. Switch it off A typical household could save between £45 and £80 a year by just turning off appliances left on standby. Most electrical items can be switched off at the plug without upsetting their systems although some digital and satellite recorders may need to be left ... »

Kindle Unlimited launch

Kindle Unlimited launch

What is Kindle Unlimited? – well it’s a bit like Netflix but for books and Amazon, who launched it in the USA in July, has finally launched it in the UK. Kindle Unlimited is an all-you-can-read ebook and audiobook subscription service for £7.99 a month which is available on any Kindle compatible device ie any Kindle ereader or device that you can download the Kindle app. The monthly su... »

Rumours on the iPad 2 Air…

Rumours on the iPad 2 Air…

Have you recovered from the excitement of the iPhone 6 launch yet? Well there is talk that Apple have another date in their diary – Tuesday 21st October. Will this be the iPad Air 2 launch? We think so. So what do we think the iPad Air 2 will have to offer? Well, after sorting through all the latest rumours we have some information to pass on!   What’s on offer? With the recent launch of the iPhon... »

Cook savvy: beef & spinach burritos

Cook savvy: beef & spinach burritos

Here’s an everyday recipe that’s easy to make, is very tasty and the whole family can enjoy.   Takes: 15 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients 2 tsp vegetable oil 1/2 x 750g beef mince 1 x 250g pack wholegrain microwave rice 475g frozen spinach 1 x 290g tin hot and spicy beans 4 x seeded tortilla wraps, warmed 50g grated mature cheddar 6 tbsp fat-free natural yoghurt (optional) Hot or sweet ... »

Autumn inspired cocktail

Autumn inspired cocktail

This cocktail is so quick and simple to make! To make 6 drinks you will need: 180ml vodka, 600ml chilled cloudy apple juice, 1.2ltr chilled ginger beer, 2 finely sliced Pink Lady apples and ice cubes to serve. To start mix the vodka, cloudy apple juice, ginger beer and half of the apple slices in a large jug. Add some ice cubes into each glass and pour the cocktail over the ice. Add the remaining ... »

September Harvest  – Blackberry Pudding

September Harvest – Blackberry Pudding

The British blackberry season runs from May to November, with the berries being at their best between August and October. An easy yet impressive pudding to make with these juicy and sweet berries is the Blackberry Pudding. Ingredients 500g  blackberries plus 8 to garnish 5 tbsp caster sugar 1 lemon, zested 1/2 loaf white sliced bread   Method 1. Add the blackberries, sugar and lemon zest into... »

Smart tricks to a savvier you

Smart tricks to a savvier you

Try some of these savvy tricks to help you live smarter! Here’s a list of our favourites. BAG A BARGAIN – find the best car boot sale near you and put these tips into practice: 1) Arrive early so you get the pick of what’s on offer 2) Don’t wear your best clothes as stall holders will often price goods according to what they think you can afford 3) Haggle, haggle, haggle &#... »

Best way to pop the question

Best way to pop the question

Marriage proposals can be daunting at the best of times even if you are pretty sure the answer will be ‘yes’! And how do you hide that bulky ring box in your trousers without drawing attention to a bulge? Well thankfully designer Andrew Zo has come up with an answer. The ‘Clifton’ is a slimline leather bound engagement ring box that is only 1cm thick and will slip into your... »

…and some more hidden iPhone features

…and some more hidden iPhone features

We’ve found some more hidden iPhone features that come in handy!   1. Can’t remember what time you sent that iMessage/text? Then simply drag the message bubble to the left and you’ll see the timestamps appear! 2. Do you find it annoying having to switch between the letter and numerical keyboards just to type the one number or symbol? Well there’s an easier way. Using t... »

Thinking of buying the new iPhone 6?

Thinking of buying the new iPhone 6?

After months of rumours and waiting the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was finally unveiled on Tuesday 9th September in Cupertino, California. Whilst I’m sure there will be a queue of eager Apple fans ready to part with their money, some may still be undecided so we’ve found a handy chart to help you compare the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, Lumia 930 and Moto X…….   Main image ... »

Page 3 of 512345