Aching muscles, pent-up tension, taut shoulders, a stressful day, … when the pressures and demands of life start adding up, there are few things as soothing as a hot bath to ease your worries and concerns away. And with floating flower petals strewn amongst the bubbles, it’s enough to transport you to a different, more […]
Home & Kitchen
Remember when your mum’s pressure cooker sat on the stove, and hissed and puffed for all it was worth? I remember how scary it seemed but also how amazing it was that things were cooked in a fraction of the time it would normally have taken.
Isn’t the weather simply beautiful these days? The sultry days of summer are finally over and the cold, biting wind is yet to arrive. It is all about the pleasant breeze, cloudy skies, and mysterious, foggy mornings. The blooming greens metamorphose to gorgeous shades of bright orange, warm yellow, tender pink, magenta, and purple.
Whether you are a kid or a grown-up, no one can resist the yummy Halloween candy and sugary treats. The festive season of carved pumpkins, awesome costumes and scrumptious sweets is just around the corner, and you may have already begun to stock up on assorted Halloween candies.
Last night we were out having dinner. While we waited for our order to arrive, I noted that everyone at the table, including me, was glued to their phones. Smiling, frowning, smirking, puzzled, astonished – each face showed a vast array of expressions.
It is a hot sticky day and you have been busy meeting deadlines, making important phone calls and running personal errands. You managed to grab a quick bite here and there. You return home, sweaty and bone-tired, and now you simply want to stand under a shower and cool off.
One fine morning, you enter the garage to look for something you cleverly stored at a safe place ages ago. As you step inside, the damp, musty smell almost makes you faint. How it reeks!
Being a fan of the instant hot cup water dispenser, here are the steps to ensure that your hot water dispenser continues to serve you year after year.
Brimming with beauty and edible bounty, kitchen gardens are a blessing. You sow the seeds, nourish the soil, watch the leafy vegetables grow and reap the fruit of your labor. It is easy to enjoy fresh and seasonal produce when the weather is pleasant.
Being smart with your energy consumption means being clever with your energy bills. Why heat the house when you are not around or set the same temperature throughout the day even when you are asleep. Use one of these smart thermostats to save energy and money.
Throwing a summer party can be a lot of hard work. We all want to be that perfect host who leaves a grand impression on their guests. From greeting them with a jolly smile and warm hug to preparing a delicious feast from scratch – everything needs to be immaculate and picture-perfect. Unfortunately, reality can’t […]
Whenever I take out the trash, I notice that almost half of the garbage is composed of food – there are leftovers no one wants to eat anymore, stale bread and dinner rolls now engulfed in mould, and wasted fruit that went rotten from being in the refrigerator for too long. It is enough to […]
Love your garden but hate getting burned? Protect yourself from harmful UV rays! The long-anticipated summer season is here, and you are fully prepared for it. You have brought new swimwear for the innumerable beach trips, your favorite flip-flops are back in the shoe-rack, and your garden is impeccably clean with freshly-cut grass and blossoming […]
Are you on a hunt for an exciting landscaping project for your garden? Are you gathering ideas to spice up things in your plain old backyard? Does your roof garden need a little dose of color and excitement? If so, then you’ve definitely arrived at the right place.
Disasters and accidents can strike anywhere leaving you terrified and unprepared to combat. It has been two decades, but I still clearly remember the day when a kettle filled with piping hot tea spilled on my toddler brother’s legs. Where is the medical kit when I needed one.
Does the color red make you feel anxious? Do you feel calm in a blue room? Does orange stimulate your energy levels? It is a no-brainer that looking at certain colors can relax you.
Sonos takes entertainment sound system up a notch with their new sound bar, the Sonos Beam. Quite a lot smaller than the original Sonos Playbar (90cm width), together and Sonos Playbase, the Sonos Beam corners the home entertainment space.
Summers are the best – the long days of warmth and sunshine, sunbathing on the beach, swimming in the pool, and ice-cream cones! What’s not to love about it? However, there is one thing though, that we can all agree on that we don’t like about summer. The heat it brings with itself!
Coats and scarves, caps, hats and handbags, these things have a way of building up and getting out of hand and, coat hooks in the hallway are typically the perfect solution. But move over, boring old traditional wall hooks.
When I was a child, my room was several shades of dusty pink which I abhorred. It was my grandma who chose the color pallet when she was still around. The rose-colored wall, the tinted windows, the stuffy polka-dot bedding, the mauve curtains… It should have been pretty cute, but it reeked of niminy-piminy ladylike […]