Unwelcome guests

February 19, 2018

Rats – how do I prevent them? Clean up around bird feeders, don’t leave pet food around, or put cooked food on your compost heap. How do I know if they have moved in? Look

Avoid that scam

February 19, 2018

Fraudsters who design scams to con you out of your money are cunning, creative and prolific. Put the phone down/ delete the email / tear up the letter: • Calls out of the blue –

Saving with utilities

February 16, 2018

You’ve probably heard numerous times how we are paying too much for our gas and electricity because we don’t switch providers. Well unfortunately it’s true! Utility bills are only expensive if we let these energy

A latte a day or a holiday a year

February 15, 2018

If you enjoy a nice hot latte brewed from a fancy coffee shop, the next time you think about grabbing one on the way to work, think again. I was chatting to a woman who

Chinese New Year 16 February 2018

February 12, 2018

2018 is the year of the dog – for those born this year you will joining those born in 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006. Dogs are said to be honest, with integrity,

Colours and Styles for 2018!

February 10, 2018

A guide to how you can spruce up your home for 2018. COLOUR This year’s Dulux colour palette is based around everything that makes your home cosy and tranquil. Heart Wood – described as a

Garden plant of the month

February 10, 2018

Camellias are exotic, fragrant shrubs which originated in China and Japan. Of the same family as tea plants, they became popular with collectors in the 19th century and have been selectively bred to produce the

Driving you to distraction

February 10, 2018

If you were lucky enough to get a new mobile phone or the latest sat nav for Christmas – think before using them while driving. Research shows that using these helpful devices while driving can

Tyre Check

February 10, 2018

In wintery conditions worn out tyres can be even more hazardous than at other times of the year. The legal limit of your tread is 1.6mm, but some European countries expect a tread depth of

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