With energy bills soaring up, it’s time once again to look at ways to combat exorbitant energy bills and to try and stay within your household budget. These are quick and easy energy saving tips without costly gadgets or drastic changes.
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If you think that the perfect afternoon tea party is all about the best cakes and pastries, perfect brews of tea and tall flutes of champagne, you’re not wrong. However, it is just as important to consider exactly how all these wonderful goodies are to be served and presented.
The Champagne Afternoon Tea is the ultimate luxury in the form of an afternoon tea party. Picture a beautiful flute of bubbling champagne served alongside a full, sumptuous afternoon tea menu, all in your own home.
Dough stuck on fabric is a nightmare situation. This is especially true if the sticky doughy surfaces were not dusted with flour. I found myself in this sticky situation when I went against my own better judgement and followed some instructions on a recipe to make your own buns. Typically I would have covered rising dough with […]
Are you planning your long-awaited and much-needed holiday? Summer is finally here and we can now head to the beach, or maybe the mountains. Yeah, remember to pack those skis, snow goggles, and gloves for the snow. A GPS could come in handy if you are in for some trekking or exploration. Don’t forget the […]
A tiered cake stand is the ultimate must have for any afternoon tea party. A tiered cake stand typically of 3 plates of gradually diminishing size. The largest at the bottom forms the base while the smallest at the top, either a small side plate or sometimes a cup and saucer forms the pinnacle.
So, right now we’re smack dab in the middle of the first quarter of 2021. The pandemic is still far from over, and although we can all now go out to a degree, the consensus is still to stay home and be safe. This includes all productive activities that you may have been doing at […]
The festive and merry season of Christmas is upon us and it is time to jot down your wish-list and send it off to Santa. You have dug out almost all the props and ornaments from the storeroom, and the tree stands proudly in the corner ready to be glamorized. Besides that, you are on […]
Working from home often conjures up images of working at your desk in pyjamas, day time television on in the background, and basically the assumed freedom of being able to decide when you do, what you need to do. While the freedom is very real, being master of your own clock and learning to juggle […]
Imagine how much more space you’ll have in your closet if you get rid of clothes that have outlived their usefulness. It seems like a no-brainer to simply sell, donate, or throw away old stuff that are no longer wearable or fashionable, right?
Indoor flower pots and planters do not come cheap. What if you can make them yourself for next to nothing? In fact, these pots and planters came straight out of the recycling bin. Here are some really easy up-cycling projects with plastic bottles to reduce waste and create plenty of pots and planters for any […]
Spending weekends, summers, or long holidays relaxing at home with your pets is always a good way to spend one’s off-work days. Their mere presence reduces feelings of loneliness, stress, and anxiety in most humans. According to the Canine Cognition Center at Yale University, the feeling is mutual for most pets.
Despite the initial panic over toilet paper (of all things!), the reality is that groceries and food tops most everyone’s shopping list during times of lock down. But what else do people buy? What else is selling like hot cakes apart from hand sanitizers, toilet paper and face masks?
Global pandemic or not, there are entire movements out there advocating living slowly and being gentle with one’s self all the time. According to Therapy Changes, being gentle with yourself means accepting where you are and what you are doing, and allowing yourself to just do the best you can, right now.
For remote collaboration, off-site working and work from homers, these free video conferencing tools are a godsend. Use them to start voice and video group calls with your co-worker and partners with live video feed from each participant. Not only will these get your project moving, they save time and money on travels. Plus, it […]
When you are working towards a fitness or weight-loss goal, taking a rest day might feel like a waste of time. But don’t be tempted to power on through. Done right, a rest day is a valuable part of any exercise regime. And skipping it can increase the risk of injury too. In this article, […]
As you welcome your, ‘oh so cute’ new bouncy bundle of fur in to your home, as you arm yourself with puppy pads and training crates, chew toys and comfort blankets; as you do everything you can to help your new puppy smoothly transition from his familiar mum’s side in to your welcoming home you […]
Looking for ways to keep your bedroom tidy and clutter free, use these 9 fresh ideas to declutter your bedroom and create more space.