Yep, there’s a day for that!

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, on a mountain, in a land, far, far away, you must have wondered just how many ‘National Awareness Days’ there really are! There are the ones where you shave your head. Others where you shave your moustache. Still others where you shave your… well, you get the idea. […]

Nine reasons you need to get rid of your lawn!

The view from my office door

I’ve been a ‘no-lawn’ advocate for at least the last 25 years. If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, why do so many millions of us get out every weekend and mow our lawns? OK, if you’ve got young children, you’re excused for […]

10 Productive Work-from-Home Tips

Though many employees have gone back to working in person over the past several months, a significant number of employers have made the switch to hybrid or completely at-home work since the pandemic started. Whether you have a work-from-home setup full-time or split your time between locations, it’s important to create an optimal workspace in […]

NASA Offers Wealth of Educational Activities for Kids at Home

We may be gradually returning to ‘normal’ but the Omicron variant has made it abundantly clear that we could be back in isolation at the stroke of a pen. When the US Center for Disease Control first recommended that children refrain from going to school, what concerned parents most was educational substitution. They worried about […]

Our Guide to the Best Tea Tools and Accessories

The world consumed nearly 14 billion pounds of tea last year alone. The popular notion is that –save for water – people drink tea more than any other beverage on earth. In fact, tea is so popular that an entire industry of gadgets and styles has prospered around its consumption. Here’s a look at some of the best.

10 Home Security Tips for the Holiday Season…

Unfortunately, where-ever there are people, there is crime. And while most crime is opportunistic, the holiday season provides fertile ground for professional thieves and burglars. The last thing anyone wants (or needs) is to come home after a vacation to find their home ransacked. While you can’t guarantee your home is safe, you can minimise […]

Bugs, mites and mould – how often do you wash your bedsheets?

Tuesdays – mine. Wednesdays – the kids. It’s a routine. Call it a habit. I’d call it a necessity. You can call me weird if you’re someone who does it annually! Say what? You mean there are people who wash their sheets once a year? Apparently so! In fact, 3.8% of respondents to a UK […]

Back to the ‘70’s – death taxes revisited.

Why extreme wealth is extremely dangerous… I am an ardent supporter of wealth creation. If a person is prepared to put in the effort, to take on risk, to do what others won’t, they deserve to be rewarded. And that reward should be above and beyond what most would consider ‘normal or acceptable’ remuneration. But […]

Three Things That Will Keep Your Chickens Healthy and Happy

Who doesn’t love chickens? They’re great alarm clocks, all around feathered friends, and produce large eggs – one of the most useful food items. A typical base item for delicious pastries and healthy meals. Chickens are packed with the personality of a comic entertainer, the sweetness of affection, and friendliness to other farm animals alike. […]