I know, I know. You are currently sitting marooned in your house with the unseasonal snow piled up to the rafters, huddled around a candle due to the price of fuel trying to heat your ageing body, unable to get to the dozen or so Jerrycans of petrol which you so prudently stockpiled in the garage following Francis Maude's advice thinking 'What is this nut talking about now'?Read more
Well folks, it's that time of year again. You know, decision day. Do I clean my oven before I cook the Christmas lunch for all those lovely in-laws or do I leave it until after the goose has been well and truly cooked? You decide to do the right thing and go for it now so, after drawing lots to identify the unlucky volunteer, the remainder of the family can sit back, watch and smile.Read more
Winter Driving – Stay Safe The Ice & Snow Has Arrived
The first blast of winter hit many parts of the UK this past weekend and with more freezing weather forecast for the coming days now is the time to stock up and prepare your car for winter driving as most breakdowns occur at this time of year. It could save your life.Read more
What Has Finland Ever Done For Us?
Well, apart from the ubiquitous Nokia phones pinned to the ears of rude people on planes, trains and automobiles they may well have brought us chewing gum. A blob of some 5,000 year old gum, resplendent with tooth marks, was discovered in Finland, probably on a pavement or under a seat. It used to be made from completely natural elements – spruce, paraffin wax and chicle (hence the brand name of Chiclets) although it was a certain William Semple who applied for a patent for chewing gum as early as December 28th 1869. Most gums are now made out of synthetic rubber for cost and availability reasons.Read more