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  • Basics - Today I detailed the items in my lounge room Large comfy couch Little bit smaller than large comfy couch Couple nice cushions Canvas print on the wall Little round side table Couple footstools – each with a removable ‘lid’ for storage Console table with beautiful wooden bowl Easy to tend plant – in a bucket, […]
  • Quiz Time - So I thought I’d break things up with a lengthy questioned, yet relatively short, quiz. Oddly, at least 30 more questions were available, but they were cut for interest’s sake. Rest assured, there are no wrong answers. In fact, there are only right answers because, and I quote (myself), “to have AN answer is to […]
  • Take A Seat - Did you know that Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate is a molecule consisting of a long nonpolar hydrocarbon chain and a polar sulfate end group – the combination of which make it a surfactant? Or did you know that Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride is an organic compound that is a water-soluble quaternary ammonium derivative of guar gum? Not […]
  • Remote Control - Everybody who owns a TV will have a story to tell about the remote control (from here forth to be known as ‘the remote’). It may be about flat batteries (quick tip: smashing the remote against the base of your palm where it meets your wrist, will not bring the batteries to life). It may […]
  • Flocked Hangers - I’ve always believed there is no greater sound to hear at random, to hear from my own mouth, or to incite from someone, than laughter. Even when I look at the word ‘laugh’, it makes me laugh. L. A. U. G. H. equals “LARF”. I know that a quick search on it’s etymology will give […]
  • Sandwich Maker - Allow me to set the scene for the following post. To assist, can you please offer your imagination, and a means of counting for 30 seconds. Use an app. Look at a watch/clock. Use the old  “ Elephant … 1… Elephant … 2 … Elephant … 3 … “ out loud technique. Whatever you choose, […]
  • Neatly Does It - I reckon a ridiculously high percentage of people who have seen ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ will be able to identify and even ‘sing’ the famous “5 Note Theme” which the aliens use to first communicate with us. If you know of the film, you would agree this is probably the most memorable scene […]
  • Resourcefulness - Once upon a time, a very old hammer’s handle broke – the wood splintered and was placed in a pile of old wood (neatly of course) to increase the height of the pile to a smidge over two foot. The son of the aforementioned hammer’s owner, upon witnessing the event, asked for the quazillionth time, […]
  • Crockery - My parents told me a story of a woman ‘back home’ who was very old – that is, she was over 80. Understand that ‘back home’ not only identified the little town of their origin, it also sets the date of the tale to around the late 1940s, so a woman that old was something […]
  • Fabric Softener - I hope on the day you visit, I have just hung out a load of washing. Nothing kinky, and even though my undies will be on show, the true reason for why I insist on using fabric softener will be apparent. Don’t want to see my undies? That’s fine, close your eyes – it will […]
  • Lint Removal - I don’t mind a Lindt ball, but I loathe a lint ball. For many a reasons, our general clothing, woollen items, and DEFINITELY our socks will accumulate these tiny little balls of nuisance. These results of our mistakes, of the natural breakdown of fibres, of the fact our washing machine is not new anymore. Overall, […]
  • Burrata - There is one thing rarely discussed when detailing ‘why’ something is a joy to eat – and that is TEXTURE. For instance, I don’t like soft fruit, or soft veggies, and my dad doesn’t like hard fruit or hard veggies… or is that because of his denture? I can’t remember, but my point is that […]
  • Aluminium Foil - Conversation starters > Atomic Number is 13 > First foil rolling plant opened in Sweden in 1910 > Tobler first used aluminium to wrap their triangular shaped chocolate in 1911. (Yes, the wonderful tasting Toblerone) > 99.3% of children who are not shown how to correctly (and EASILY) break off a piece of Toblerone, grow […]
  • Table Setting - When it is NOT in use, setting a table is the most overlooked, yet most important, and strangley, the simplest task to achieve. The picture will give you guidance and some ideas… and it spares me having to type the 1000 words it is telling you.
  • Side Dish (No.1) - I see it like this: we need food to live (this not a revolutionary vision, i know), so for me, the joys of cooking for others is to know that I am giving them life… and a damn tasty one!  It will amaze you how something so simple can have so much flavour. Try it […]
  • Bedside Table - I never understood why hotels placed bibles in the rooms, let alone, out of sight, and in the top drawer… as far as I can tell, bible usage is generally for priests presiding over church, or an exorcism, and for people who… um… read bibles. In all these circumstances, you can guarantee they’ve brought their […]
  • Kettle - Do not underestimate all it’s uses… actually, there aren’t that many… BUT… whether it be stove-top or electic, your good ol’ trusty kettle does need cleaning and maintenance. Every now and then wipe the sides to remove an almost guaranteed droplet or 14 of splashed water, coffee or milk. It’s probably milk because sometimes that […]
  • Bathroom Mirror - This is not a section dedicated to ways of avoiding splattering the mirror with speckles of errant tooth paste – because you’ll still do it! “How” to clean your bathroom mirror is not what this post is about. As detailed above you can gauge it is relevant to “why” you should clean the bathroom mirror. […]
  • Bluetooth Headphones - Swearing, in one short, sharp, outburst, when listening to music, or when you’re on the phone to somebody, means a handful of things. Stubbed your toe perhaps, or you’ve noticed how late you are? The list is endless, but I am going to give the one example that has happened to me (damn right that signifies […]
  • Folding Towels - You may have heard that “you can’t fold a piece of paper more than 7 times”. Well, it’s not quite the same, but I have a theory that you cannot fold towels more efficiently without using a “tri fold’ somewhere in the mix. The efficiency has nothing to do with time required to perform the […]
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