All volunteers of Action for Autism wish you an amazing, colourfull and enjoyable 2011!!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
One needs to ad moisturiser and prevent further drying.
I've heard quite some men complain about their aftershaves these past weeks and it makes me smile.
They shouldn't complain about their aftershaves, but about their lack of knowledge.
Aftershave contains alcohol and alsohol dries the skin.
So use something else when you want to shave yourself.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
We were even asked for an interview, because we were the most serious requesters and the most dedicated ones.
Then he came home.
He said nothing about it all, and not even said a small thank you.
When there was finally a chance to ask him how he experienced the greetings from us, it turned out he didn;'t hear a thing, not even the interview which was made especially for him.
So when you send greetings to the troops, also send them in such a way that they can't be missed: just in an envelope in the mail.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Are you aware that many animals are terribly afraid those hours?
It helps to have a meeting with the people in the neighbourhood to see if there could be a central place to ignite the fireworks.
Those who live near that place and have animals in the house could consider bringing them elsewhere or leaving for that time.
What do you do with your animals?
Monday, December 27, 2010
The snow on the roofs melts, but when the high temperatures are only for a very short while, the water freezes again.
A layer of ice is created that way. Ice under the snow.
It doesn't stick as well to the roof as ice and the result is that the whole lot comes down.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Why not buy some christmasmugs and decorate them with a cookie.
Just tie a nice ribbon through the cookies and attach the cookie with a ribbon to the mug.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Especially at a christmasdinner.
But with a large group accidents are about to happen, and spilled wine, fruitjuice or freasy food can make a wonderful tablecloth look like it's pulled from underneath a mountain of junk.
Take your plain tablecloth and put it on the table.
Then take either homemade or bought small pieces of tablecloth and put them at the places where you want the plates.
It should be wide enought to cover the border of the table to slightly above the top glass. Long enough the cover the whole lenth of the table.
Make or buy a second set and buy plastic tablecloth of the same size.
Put the pastic under the long small pieces.
And keep the second set as a reserve,
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
When you cause or find damage to your goods, don't think the insurance won't pay.
It's their decision, not yours.
When you send in a claim, describe the damage and make some photos of the damage, if that's possible.
Also give a clear description of what happened.
End the letter stating that you gave as clearly a desription as possible, but becauase it's the first time you send in a claim you might have forgotten something. So you can be mailed or phoned.... plus name, adress and insurance number.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
You have to keep the warnth in the house as well as possible and ventilate at regular times, for those with lungproblems preferably with the heating on.
To prevent warmth from leaking out of your house, and even more to prevent a cold draft, make a round at a cold night like this and just feel the cold air coming into your house.
Keyopenings of locks, beside doors, but also woodwork around windows can be nasty.
Have you ever considered controlling the place where the antenna enters your room?
Ofcourse I would love to hear the most drafty places of your house.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
You can prepare them by spraying them waterproof, but it's not enough against the nasty salt.
When you come home, clean your shoes or boots with a damp cloth to prevent white circles of salt.
Don't put the shoes on the heating, as the leather dries to fast and gets too firm to be comfortable.
The glue used may start to leak or dissolve.
Place your shoes at a drafty place and when they're damp inside either have them dry by air or put a paper in them. Remove regularly for new. You can use toiletpaper, but it's rather expensive to do so.
When the shoes is dried you can old them to make the leather softer.
Posted by A.N. at 7:33 PM
Saturday, December 18, 2010
when you want to get rid of your warts, cover them in snow.
I think snow is not cold enough to get the result the doctor gets when he freezes the warts, but maybe... maybe it helps.
Have you ever had your warts removed by snow, please let us know.
Friday, December 17, 2010
You can get high fines when you don't have winterties on your car in Germany. The Dutch dont mind.
When bad weather is expected it's announced on the radio. So know on which radiostation it's broadcasted.
Check if your car has got the legal stuff available and put in what might come in handy: like a battery lamp (check the batteries), an emergency sign, a first aid box. Don't forget food and clean water.
Throw a few sleepingbags in the back.
And luxuries, like a book.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Always take your phone with you, so you can call.
Take enough money to stay in a hotel. Why wait at drafty stations for hours when you can be warm and safe in a hotel nearby.
When the trains come to a stop you can claim your money back.
Take a warm cardigan with you, enough food, with for instance chocolate. Some drinks. And warm socks.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Not only were they used to keep the lice away.. or near the head. LOL!
They also provided warmth in the drafty houses and beds.
Now people get olders and the winters seem to be colder the night bonnet might start a new life.
People loose a lot of warmth through the head and it's wise to wear a bonnet not to get too cold.
Do you wear something on your head in winter when you go to sleep?
Or do you wear bedsocks?
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I use the clothes to get the right humidity in the house. You know that the heating causes low humidity, so drying clothes will act against it. Your clothes need to be rinsed well, and to do so I put them an extra time through the rinsing part of the laundry program.
When I dry the clothes outside I put half a cup of salt in the last rinsing water.
That prevents the clothes from freezing.
My gram taught this to me a long long time ago.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Some plants only need to be put into light a week to a fortnight and they'll flower during christmas. It takes an expert to know precisely what to do.
Ofcourse you can gamble and buy plants in the supermarket, But my experience is not do good.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
So when you prepare a surprisde for them why not wrap up special sweets and cookies, using old fashioned wrapping paper.
And why not make a tape or CD with those old fashioned songs>
It'll be extra special when they're recorded from a gathering with friends and family who sing along.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
When your footwear dries ugly white circles stay.
There's an easy way to get rid of them.
Pour a bit of vinegar in a cup and put water on it.
Take a cloth and use the solution to rub off the circles.
Don't put your shoes and boots near the heating, but put them at a place where the air goes by. Let them dry there.
Friday, December 10, 2010
You can make a young person so very happy.
She has created the blog, with help, to win a project at school.
For those who want to do something extra: she needs donations to pay for her schooltrip.
All children have to find ways to earn some extra money, but as she spends quite a lot of her time with her autistic brothers, she doesn't have as much time to go around and ask people if she can do chores for money.
So please...help her out!
Wouldn't it be a nice christmasgift?
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
So why not prevent them?
My gram had an old remedy...
Take a slice of lemon and put it on the nail under a bandaid.
To prevent the sheets of rubbing the lemon from it's place, also wear a sock.
When you wake up the nail is soft.
You can either cut it the way you want (straight, not rounded) or you can treat the ingrowing nail by putting a small ribbon of cottonwool or leather under the nail, so it has to grow over the cotton wool or ribbon.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
My inhaler will help me get more air inside my lungs, but it won't take care of the coughing which tires me out.
An aunt wrote down an old fashioned remedy my gram used for her kids when they were coughing like me. It helps to cough out the mucous and diminishes the urge to cough.
My gram used to have a pot with a herb mixture.
She used to buy the herbs at the market and measure them with a small cup.
But you can use soupspoons, or any other measurement. And you can buy the ingredients at a shop for natural foods or a pharmacy which also provides herbs.
2 times licorice
3 times linden flowers
3 times Iceland moss
4 times fennel seed
4 times coldsfoot leaves
4 times marshmallow root
Mix this all very well and put it under a closed lid at a dark cool place.
When you need it take two teaspons of the mixture.
Put it in a mug and pour one cup of boiling water over it.
Place a lid on it and let it rest for about 15 minutes.
In case you need to sweeten it, use honey.
3 or 4 cups a day are all one needs to feel better.
I hope so.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Copper ornaments and statues and such can be cleaned in an easy way by taking a lemon.
Slice it in half, dip it in salt and rub the lemon over the copper.
After that you have to rinse well with water and dry the item with a clean and soft cloth.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
And the coffee was bad.... It was terrible.
Those who wanted tea got hot water and at that moment I craved for soup.
If I only has one of those one cup bags for soup.
So my tip for today is: always have a few of those packages in your pocket.
They hardly take any place and with hot water they are perfect under all circumstances.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Or maybe leave a copy at family or friends.
When you get stuck while travelling, due to heavy snow or ice, you might need a place to sleep at another town.
Instead of taking the booklet with you all the time, one simple phonecall might motivate your friend or family member to make a few calls with the help of your addressbook to help to organise a sleepingplace.
Friday, December 3, 2010
But mash of snow is different from roads made into mirrors by ice rain.
And ice rain is expected.
To be able to walk a bit safely on your shoes you need a trick or two.
My grandmother used to binds old socks around her shoes, but nowadays we have better things.
A clasp of a sodacan, taped under your shoe can make a huge difference. But it can also damage the sole of your shoe.
More convenient is the bag, the plastic maze, of the unions ans certain oranges.
Take a string and get it through the mazes that are not under your shoe, pull the string and fix it. Ready.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Cats and dogs can deal with snow if they have to.
The problem lies in the salt on the roads and pavements to prevent humans from slipping and falling.
Many animals lack proper protection against the salt.
It hurts them and some animals even refuse to go any further and lie down to prevent their feet from touching the ground.
You can buy little boots, or make them yourself.
Or just don't leave the house beyond the snowarea.
As soon as the animal comes home rinse their feet with luke warm water to get rid of the salt.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
But it's just a tip so you can keep warm on your motor or bicycle.
It's a very old tip, my grandfather used it, my dad, and even I.
When it's very cold and you need to go outside through that freezing winterstorm you should dress properly.
Good underwear, layers of clothes, like a T-shirt, sweater and cardigan and a coat.
But you can protect yourself even better with a paper.
Put it between cardigan and coat, all over the front area, and then close the coat.
It works perfect!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
We've been very busy organising a Secret Santa event.
Because we have to deal with two timetables: Europe and America, we had to start early.
In The Netherlands the gifts are delivered in the night of december 5 to 6.
When you want to send us something, let us know in the comments. We always forget ourselves. LOL!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
You need low quality salt. Often the shops where they sell farm equipment can sell you this salt for a very low prize.
When you keep it outside your house, you need to make a box which allows no rain or other moisture to come in.
Mix the salt with sand before storing. In case moisture gets in, you can still use it. And it also works against sliding when the temparature is too low to work.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
They make a mess of it each day, so why not leave it a mess when no one is there?
I found a trick that helps a kid make a bed in no time.
I've made ribbons on the top of the sheet and the bed cover and I tie them together after washing the bedwear and making the bed after that for the first time.
All the children have to do in the morning is to find the tied ribbons, look at what side of the bed they belong, and pull them to the top.
Looks great such a nice bed!
Sunday, November 14, 2010
They can be used again.
When you need to freeze in vegetables or other food, you can do it in a way that you need lots of time to defrost one big lump of it, or you can freeze it in one person portions, needing little time to defrost.
I love the packages of cookies, because the portions are flat and can be put in a larger box when froozen. But the muffin packages are great too, because the froozen portions won't stick as much to each other as the flat ones.
What do you use?
Saturday, November 13, 2010
I put it all: vases, marbles, statues of glass, etc. etc. in the bath and put a few washing machine tablets between them.
We don't have a washing mashine, but I collect the tablets which are given for free in the shops.
I oour water over it all and stir the water when the tablets are dissolved.
I leave it there for about an hour.
Then let the water out.
Spray it with the shower with clean water and let it dry.
Additional effect: bath is clean without rubbing.
Not so nice: effect on environment.
Friday, November 12, 2010
One of the advantages is many friends around the kids.
Disadvantage: they don't fit in the livingroom at all.
Solution: a walking in week.
Kids are allowed to bring friends in for dinner during one week of the vacation.
I make a large board with the menu of each day, so they can have a choice and they can sign in. As many kids as we have place for.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I'm not talking about feet. but about shower gel.
That stuff in blue or black bottles smells awful!
Especially when they use deodorant too.
A while ago I took the emtpy bottle, cleaned it and had a go at a home recipe for shower gel.
Take the cheapest shampoo you can get that smells ok or is just a bit not nice.
Add just a bit of water and about 1,5 tablespoon of salt.
Mix very well.
Add a few drops of sesame oil.
Smell ok? In the men's bottle.
Smell not OK? Add a bit of your favorite essential oil.
Put it at the right place.
And just react like you always do...each day a little less, unless they think you've given up.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Get magazine boxes or make them yourself.
Take a detergent box. Cut the top off, over it in painting, wallpaper or self adhesive plastic and put a tag at the back so you can see what's in it.
One kind of magazine in one box.
Works great, smells good.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
So I made an emailadress for each online group I'm in.
Google, yahoo, and other services offer easy ways to create an emailaccount.
I love the fact that each ones has it's own signature, so that saves time too.
It also prevents me from sending mail to a wrong adress.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Oh my dear!
Most men hate shopping for clothes and fitting jackets and trousers.
Especially when they need a suit it costs a lot of energy to get them going, and when they've finally got the suit they treat it almost like their socks.
In case you've got a guy that uses his trousers on bicycles too, you can deal with a good tip.
One jacket, two of the same trousers.
When they've spilled their coffee, sat on a dirty bench outside or just went through the whole fabric, you won't need to go shopping and buy a new jacket too. Jst get the trousers from upstairs. That's all.
This tip is only usefull for guys who are not eagerly growing a beerbelly.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Get old magazines and advertisements. Ask the shops for brochures.
Cut out what you like and put it in a box.
You can do that for years if you want to.
Go through it once a while and throw out what you don't like anymore.
When the move is coming closer you'll have a far better idea of colours, which furniture you want and where to buy it.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
A friend shared a tip she heard in Amwerica during her holiday there.
When the kids have eaten a good layer out of the jar, pour the rest in a bowl and a few tablespoons of honey.
Stir well and put it back.
When the peanutbutter becomes too thin and liquid, save it in the fridge.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Most sports and creative activities started with friends and we stayed, while the friends were long gone somewhere else.
ofcourse it's great to be in a team, but when one is aware that expenses need to be lower, it's time to put them on paper.
- special events like competitions
- birthdays and anniversaries
- yearly trip
One left for a facility nearby, saving quite a lot of money.
Others talked with their teamleaders and organised a fetch and bringservice. One car picking up teammembers on the way to the sportcentre and bringing them home after the training.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Not only because i don't have much money to spend, but also because I want us to get out of the spiral of escalating expenses for presents.
A friend suggested I could make tags.
Which was a great idea.
So for the ever jam making, collecting and ordering friend I made tags.
I found a nice form to cut, and painted a simple but nice design on them.
because I liked the painting I also made a few bookmarks with the same design and finsihed it all with a birthdaycard in the same style.
Fun to make, fun to give and fun for the wallet too.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Please two kids, each at a side of a door. No see through one, please.
Let one make a sound and let the other guess.
All sorts of things make noises, like clicking a pen, opening a pencil box etc etc.
Kids love this game!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
You can put them in the micro wave, but be carefull when you leave content with too high a temperature too long in the box.
You can also use them in the freezer, but when they've been used about 10 times the box might break more easily.
The boxes are also great to sort toys and other things.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Here we celebrate the traditional Samhain, which has been converted by christianity to the all saints and all deaths days.
No matter which name is given to the event, remember that the veil is thin and there are many realms we can't otherwise sense as well as tonight.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Paint used for children tyo paint with, based on water can often be washed away easily.
But have you ever considered beads that look like blooddrops?
When you can't find them in the shops or online make them yourself with clay you can bake in the home oven.
You can use a cocktailpricker to make a hole in them.
Friday, October 29, 2010
An eye make-up remover comes in very handy because eye make-up nowadays is made to make you buy those products too.
Most water resistant make up can't be removes with water and soap.
If necessary you can use eye make up remover to clean your whole face.
Before going to bed clean your face and any other parts of your body where you have applied make-up.
And do the same the next morning.
Some make up creaps into your pories and during the night the body tries to get rid of it.
So give yourself a thorough morning clean to.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Ofcourse you can swap csotumes with friends. With a different make up even your closest friends won't notice.
But you can also rely on what you have.
A black dress or black t-shirt and trousers will do great as a basic costume.
A mask, and vintage jewelry will do the trick.
And how about using your bicycle lock chain, if you have one. It's great not complement a men's costume, and it also gives perfect halloween sounds.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
At this time of year though many supermarkets have special promotions.
When you spend for a certain amount of money you'll get a small toy.
These make perfect gifts for trick and treat.
Especially when they're still in the wrap.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
We don't have a halleoween tradition in my country, but there are always a few children who want to sneak this interesting event into the agendas of grown ups because sweets are welcome.
So they dress up at halloween just like in many other countries and rang the doorbeels looking for treats.
Try to keep them healthy.
So avaid too much sugar, too much salt, additives and the whole lot.
Here kids also love small boxes with raisins, cupcakes, small applepies, cheese.
Wrap them individually and with care.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Slice them and put them in a pan with potatoes.
When it's nearly ready take smoked bacon and slice them in small pieces or buy pieces.
Bake them in their own juice until the fat is nearly gone or the bacon is brown.
When the potatoes and carrots are ready, stamp the food and mix it with the bacon.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
It's best to extend/stretch the muscle that's cramping until the pain has gone.
Preventing new cramping is possible by applying clove oil on the muscle.
Some say cramping can be preventing by taking vitamine B6.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
My gram had far better silution against bugs.
Roll a paper and put it in the back of the wardrobe at a place where it can't touch the clothes.
Take a small net and fill it with soap leftovers.
Put the net in the wardrobe. It makes the clothes smell nice and prevent bugs.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
It's ridiculous how much people spend on detergents and other cleaning products.
Cast iron can be polished clean with one of the best kitchen scrubs: salt.
First clean the pan the usual way. Dry it and then pour a bit of salt on the bottom and use a cloth or brush to clean the pan with the salt.
When the dirt has come off, clean the pan and rinse with a lot of water.
Then fatten the pan with a bit of oil before putting it away.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The colours are beautiful at this time of year and it's well worth to take lots of photos.
You can add them all together in a collage and add coloured leaves to make a real nice autumn present. For instance for someone who isn't able to leave home.
Right now it's still possible to ride with a wheelchair through the woods, unless it has rained a lot.
So when you know someone to take for a ride, do it now.
Monday, October 18, 2010
500 gram potatoes
375 gram broccoli
125 gram carrots
100 gram sellery
50 gram bacon
250 spices minced meat
1 union (circa 125 gram)
1 tin tomatomash (60 gram)
2 teaspoons fresh thyme
2 teaspoons parsley
75 gram grated old cheese
nutmeg, pepper, salt.
circa 25 - 50 gram butter
Time in oven: 40 - 45 minutes after preheating..
Peel potatoes and cut them in 4 parts. wash them.
Put them in water. About half under.
Don't use salt!!! Cook them. When ready pour the water away and leave them to rest.
While cooking the potatoes, cut the large stem from the broccoli and wash what's left.
Cut the flowery part from the broccoli, and save the small stems for later.
Kook the broccoli in a bit of water with salt in about 5 to 10 minutes. Pour in a sif so the water can be drained.
Slice the small stems in small pieces of a half to one cm.
Clean carrots, peel them and cut in small parts.
Cut selery in small parts.
Put the broccoli stems, carrots and selery in water and a bit of salt and cook for 3 minutes.
Leave them in the water and save for later.
Peel an union and slice in small parts.
Peel garlic and cut it in very small pieces.
Bake bacon, take it out of the pan and put minced meat in the fat and bake that. It doesn't need to be brown, just baked a little bit.
Get rid of too much fat and water.
Add the union and bake a bit more, add garlic and leave it baking for 1 minute.
Take tomatomash and add it.
Add some thime, parsley and a bit of dalt and pepper.
Then put the vegetable to the meatmix and add all in a fatted ovenbowl.
Make mash from the potatoes and add the broccoliflowers.
Maak nu de aardappelpuree:
Add cheese, some pepper and salt and nutmeg.
Add the mash to the vegetable mix in the ovenbowl.
Put little pieces of butter on top. (about 15 grams)
Preheat the over at 200 degrees celcius.
Put the pie in it in the middle and bake until brown. That's about 30 to 40 minutes and about 5 to 10 minutes longer when the pie was kept in the fridge.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
But often we forget which plants need to be put inside before the first frosty night.
So today is the perfect day to look up on internet or in books which plants of your collection need to go inside.
When you're in doubt, take a leaf anf d go to your gardencentre to ask.
They won't think you're stupid.
You're only stupid to let your plants die when it isn't necessary.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
When you've got a birdpool, or other water in the garden put a net or roster over it so the leaves can collect there and they're easy to remove.
This is more pleasant than removing the stinking rotting junk that forms when leaves stay in the water.
Apart from the fact that the quality of the water is badly affected by leaves.
Remove the leaves very regularly.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Even when there's a bit of frost at ground level the temperature at the basket is above zero.
You can plant ivy at the sides of the basket to keep the green look.
When you keep the flowering plants in their own pot when you add them to the basket you can exchange them without problems, and it's also more easy to keep the water in the basket when watering the plants.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
For children who are caught up in play they're very dangerous.
The string might get caught on elements of the playground for instance and strangle a child.
Each year children die because of a drawstring.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
With a list of your most important belongings you can provide the insurance information to assess how high your insurance should be.
You can give them the list when something has happened, like a fire or burglary,
In some countries a list like that also comes in handy for the taxes.
Make the inventory in such a way that it's easy to see where the item is, how old it is, what the prize was and how much it costs to renew it.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Kids love to do that.
Tradition says one should keep one chestnut in the pocket against rheumatism.
We used to keep a large wild one in our pocket to get warm hands in the winter.
When you rub it against your trousers it get's shiny, but warm too.
You can even rub it too long and burn your hand when you're not carefull.
My kids like to do what I did when I was young: take a handful of chestnuts to school.
When you're hungry they're good food.
Monday, October 11, 2010
So I buy unbleached cotton at the market in town, and take one or two meter extra in length and width.
You can put the sheet well under the mattress at the bottom, so you won't get cold feet, and at the top there's a good overlay, which can be pulled up in the neck at cold winternights.
When making the bed you can fold the overlay down over the blanket, and then fold half of it back upward again.
The unbleached cotton causes less pollution and after washing it a couple of times it get whiter.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
It's best to go to your gardencentre and have an expert advice you.
He'll know the tree in question, and he'll know the conditions in your garden.
There's a fast difference here between parts of town here.
One part has great soil. Sand, with lots of woodland compost in it. The layer of soil in the gardens is very deep, because it's the natural soil there. It used to be a forest.
The cold won't get in the ground as fast as in our part of town, so there they can plants trees later in the year too.
Here we have heavy clay. We're living on a former swamp, and it means that rains transform whole areas in a mess. In summer the toplayer dries out and changes into a firm layer that kills plants easily. Rain stays on top of it for a long time.
In the winter the humidity causes the cold to get into the soil early and deep.
Some trees can't be planted in oktober any more, because they won't invest in good rooting anymore. Maybe they'll survive in containers, but the chance is they won't have a wide rootsystem in the future and can be blown flat easily.
They'd better get a good chance and be planted in spring.
Other trees will do fine when they're planted in a large hole with good soil.
They'll be able to grow roots for quite a while until it's really winter.
As climats change and local conditions are all different, I'll stick to the advice not to plant now anymore, unless you really have to.
It takes a lot of a plant to survive winter, so why not give it the best start you can give?
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Plant bulbs for early flowers next year.
Remove leaves from the grass, but leave them alone elsewhere unless it are leaves from the willow.
When you want to mow the grass, do it for the last time of the year and at a height of 4 to 5 cm's. Remove all mowed grass. If you don't it will rot and cause the underlayer to go brown.
When you want to cut trees and shrubs read good information first, because some needs to be left alone uintill spring.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Remove all the dirt and apply a bit of for instance silicone oil to prevent rust.
Take the gardenhose and remove all the water.
Hang it out in the wind to be sure every small drop is removed and hang it inside.
When you have taps outside, switch off the water and let those taps run until all the water is removed.
Close them and turn the wauer on again if you need water elsewhere.
Sometimes the fgatdentaps have their own distributionswitch. When it's in the shed, be sure the pipes towards the garden are empty. Then cover the distributionswitch with isolationmaterial, because water runs towards that point and the pipe might break when it freezes.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Then now is the time to clean them.
First look if they're still in use. In that case leave them alone and clean them in spring.
Otherwise get all the twigs and dirt out.
Desinfect the little house with something against bacteria and fungi.
Let it dry well and hang it back after you've removed all rotten plantrests around it.
When the winter gets cold the birds will value your work, and otherwise a small family will find it's way there.
Posted by A.N. at 6:19 PM
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
One of the first things to do is collect seeds.
You can only do that when the seeds are ripe.
So read about your plants and find out how you can see the seeds are ready for harvest.
It's best when you harvest the seeds after a few dry days, but that's not always possible.
Put them on a flat surface and allow them to dry.
First take any leaves and twigs away, and if possible everything else around the seeds too.
Sometimes seeds are in pods that are very easy to remove when they are dry, then dry the seeds and the pods together and remove the pods later.
Let the seeds dry more time before you store them.
Maybe in an envelope with the name on it.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
For certain procedures you need their permission first, others are only allowed every so many times during so many years.
Many insurances have a central mailaddress, so you can reach them without problems.
Ask in your mail to send you proof they have received the mail, simply by replying with "received".
Keep track of dates, so they'll answer you within the lawful time.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Some people feel rather hesitant, thinking it is a statement of distrust.
Don't think that way.
People who are professionals don't mind other people guarding their wellbeing by asking if someone is a real professional.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
I think it's too much of a risk.
Each year many people get ill because they didn't know the difference well enough between good and bad mushrooms.
Mushroom poisoning can cause suymptoms which range from relatively mild (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea) to death.
It's interesting, and dangerous, that mushrooms that are non-toxic and thus edible in one area, might be toxic in another area.
So always use someone with thorough knowledge of the local varieties.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
It's in fashion again and I have to say: it's nice to see so many different nails.
So when you're short of a good present for a girl or young woman, buy a set of naildecorations. They come in all sorts and sizes. You have to watch the pirzes though.
Add some coloured nailpolish or transparent nailpolish and you'll hit the right spot with the spresent.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
I think everyone should have two sets.
One to dry and one to get wet.
Instead of coat and trousers I prefer a poncho.
Less hassle to get dressed and ready to go, and less cold when it rains a lot.
What do you prefer?
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Use sliced unions as a cure for a stuffed nose.
Sprays will influence the skin and glands in your nose. The glands will swell even more when a spray is used for more than about a week to ten days.
But a sliced union won't.
You can use a spray to start treatment. But when the nose is open you can keep it open with an union.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Check the soles and the inside.
Buy some extra supporting soles when you like them, or anti-sweat or extra warm, or all of them.
Put them in the boots.
In case you use several, wear them a few days before gluing them together. That way they'll provide a better fit.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Let's first have a look at the windows.
Old insulation causes dust, junk, and drafts.
So remove it well.
Brush the dust away.
Remove the greasy remnants.
And then apply new insulation.
Put it well in the edges.
Check if the window can still be opened.
When it's stormy, check every bit.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
In the morning it's rather cold and in the afternoon the weather is not nice enough to be without coat, but nice enough to do with less.
So take a bodywarmer and put it over your coat in the morning and use it without a coat in the afternoon.
Best solution for this time of year.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Scan the computer after each update.
Some time ago I updated a very trusted program, but my cmputer started to act weird.
I disconnected from internet immediately and scanned my computer.
My children told me I was nuts, as I scanned the computer right before the update.
I was right to do so, though.
Turned out someone mimicked the update graphic of the trusted program so well, that I took it for real and downloaded a nasty computer animal.
My scanners caught it and destroyed it. Pffff.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Because many people have attracted the bacteria and thus the resistance against antibiotics more deaths are expected.
So be very very careful when preparing chicken. Work as hygienic as possible. And cook or bake it well.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
They need to be clean and dry before you spray them.
Keep a distance of about 30 cm and be careful not to spray near a fire.
It's best to do it outside and with the wind blowing in your back, not towards you.
Leave the treated items to dry well before using them.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
They're perfect to put on your eyes when you relax. It will help your eyes to relax too.
Old teabags are also great fun for children.
They can use them to make paper look old.
My aunt used old teabags to colour cotton. She didn't like pure white, so she soaked her sheets in water with teabags.
Monday, September 20, 2010
This time of year is perfect to unwrinkle your laundry without ironing.
Just hang it on the line in the evening and during the night.
The humidity and a bit of wind will take care of the clothes and in the morning they will be less wrinkled.
Take care: they are a bit humid and need additional drying.
When you hang them inside they'll be dry in the evening or earlier.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Because they're not really dirty you can save costs by putting them in a bucket with hot water and detergent.
Let them soak for a few hours, then quickly handwash them and use the laundry machine for a few quick rinses.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
How do you clean your bottles?
With water and soap every evening?
Or do you want your bottles hygienic clean?
In that case fill them in the evening with vinegar and water and in the morning throw that out and rinse the bottle well with plain water.
You can clean the caps by putting them in s small bowl with vinegar and water.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Creating memories is sometimes so very easy, but people don't take the opportunity to create them in a visible way, because they think their brains caught the moments and they won't be gone.
But something might happen to you.
Photos are a great way to get your memory back, or to keep your memory alive.
People who suffer from dementia or other problems of age can feel very happy with those memories.
So please yourself and make photos of your street and neighbourhood.
Sometimes there are such huge changes that you'll be very happy with the photos.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Like every autumn the nigh temperatures are going down while the humidity goes up.
Especially in the house that can cause problems. First in the bathroom when there's no active ventilation device, but only passive airchange, then in the rest of the house.
Putting the heating on in the evenings isn't only comfortable, but it's also wise to prevent damp places in the house and the consequent fungus.
So switch on the heating for a while during the evening and turn it down to an acceptable night temperature an hour before going to sleep.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
First clean your shoes properly and take care of them in such a way that they ate ready for a complete new season.
So see if there's any stitching gone, of something else needs to be repaired or replaced.
Then ner sure the shoes are dry.
Spray them from about 30 cm in a short way and let dry.
Try to spray in one spray the whole shoe.
Leave it to dry and have a new spray after about an hour, or as the package states.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Heat the pan and in the meantime take your butter from the fridge.
When the pan is heated, take one side of the piece of butter and rub it through the pan. Leane no spot untouched.
You can also take a kitchen paper, roll it into a painting pencil, dip it in oil, "paint" the pan with oil.
Monday, September 13, 2010
So I have to change the way I deal with the laundry.
The past years I've had the habit to hang the laundry outside and get it in late at night when it's dry and the humidity can't undo the drying.
But now it's almost autumn I can't do that anymore, because I can't see if there are spiders on it.
So I either have to hang it all inside, or get it in before it gets dark.
Yes, yes, I hear you thinking I should by a lamp. LOl!
We did, but it illuminated just one side of the laundry and with a family of 6 I can't take the time to turn every item inside out.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
So it's time to clean out your closets and put the autumnclothes in there.
Many people take at one day all the clothes out and have a mess in their home for a few days to get it all sorted.
Why not take it easy?
Take the clothes that are washed and dried apart.
Will they be used next year? On one pile.
Are they OK to be given away? On another pile.
When you take out the summerclothes after laundry before the summerseason has ended you'll wear those clothes that you've missed this summer too.
Always keep some nice tops for christmas and other occassions!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Polish for silver, polish for copper, etc etc etc.
They smelled awful and whenever I had the chance I tried to stay away from the firm rubbing of the objects of her attention. That was almost impossible, as she had so much things to polish that it took hours.
My gram had nothing to polish.
She told me toothpaste was more than enough to do all the jobs.
You shouldn't use the toothpaste that promisses white teeth, but the regular toothpaste.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Many plants have been flowering and not the flowers are gone they want to get rid of the plants. So they sell them for very low prizes.
All you have to do is take care of them well during the next seasons and you'll see them flowering again in spring.
ofcourse you can buy your plants then. But you'll pay double of triple the amount you'll pay tomorrow.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Often warm compresses ease the itching and pain. You can apply them a couple of times a day.
When the pink eye is due to an allergy, warm teabags might be of help.
A nasty infection is better counteracted by either boric acid, calendula or chamomile.
Take a ball of cotton wool, drange it with the liquid and clean the eye before using a compress.
Some people like the use of honey or salt water better, but be carefull...they burn.
Be careful. Pink eye is highly contageous.
One of the causes cvan be herpes simplex or herpes zoster, so stay away from small children. Babies can die from it.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
After september the growth stops.
When you have bare spots you can sow new seed this month.
When the weather is dry you have to add extra water to enable proper growth.
When your grass doesn't look well you have to do more than sow some seeds.
Go to your local gardencentre and ask for advice.
I think they'll advice a whole package. Don't thin it's too expensive, because in spring your grass will look healthy again. And that's what you want.
When autumn reigns, take the fallen leaves from the grass and use them elsewhere in the garden. For instance in the border between the plants. There it'll protect the roots of your plants, whereas on the grass they'll cause nasty stains and bare spots.
Hiding some bulbs in the grass might surprise everyone with some nice springflowers in the garden.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Right now, yep, at this moment, magazines are trying to get new subscribers.
The hope to attract them now the vacation is over by a wide range of games, mailcontests and free products.
Especially women's magazines have a lot to offer and it would be a pity when you miss books, theatre tickets, wellness weekends and the like just because you're not participating.
Fun things is that most online activities don't require you to be a true subscriber of the magazines, so you can't lose at all.
When you like jigsaw- and other puzzles you have even more chance of winning something special.
A great way to make a nice gesture to yourself and save money at the same time.
Monday, September 6, 2010
They all had bosses but considered themselves to be their own boss.
During the day they couldn't enter their won homes and they used to tiptoe around and enter gardens and even houses.
There are plenty of good tips how to keep the cats out of your garden, and an electric fence is one of them.
Not very friendly though.
Go to the woods and collect pine cones.
When you place them around your plants the cats won't use them as their personal loo.
When you place them at the spots where the cat enters your garden he might not even enter your space anymore.
Have a try!
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Use only a light soap of special detergent for silk to wash silk clothes.
Wash them by hand, not in the washing machine.
Don't leave the clothes in the water, but finsih washing immediately by rinsing in clear water several times.
Then press the water out between towels and iron the silk between the towel, if ironing is necessary.
Most often drying silk on the line in the wind, not in the sun, will be equally well and results in a longer life.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
So you shouldn't use the same knife to slice the pineapple after you've peeled it.
Be careful with fresh pineapple.
Some people are hypersensitive or allergic for pineapple and this results in aching gums as one of the first symptoms.
The allergy will develop further and may cause a dangerous situation.
When you cook pineapple the enzymes that cause an allergic reaction are destroyed. That's why allergic people often (but not always) are able to eat preheated pineapple.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
The sulphur in garlic can't be deleted by the metabolic processes in the body, so it leaves through the skin and breath.
Drinking milk prevents the smelly breath, because the mild eliminates the sulphur.
Working best is full milk. The low fat and other low something ones work far less.
It's worth a try, because garlic is very healthy.
Let me know if it worked for you.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
They forget that leaves have a function in nature too, just like everything else.
Leaves are the perfect place for small animals to hide.
They also provide a good layer above the roots of the plants to protect them against low night temperatures. And...they're a fertiliser.
When you don't like the colour, don't like what I wrote above, consider putting them on a compost heap.
You shouldn't put too many leaves on top of each other, but you can mix tehm with sand and other items.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
So many times friends are taken for granted.
They deserve far better.
Why not buy them a nice present, or organise a surprise party?
I once had a friend who wrote down everything I'd done for him during three months.
That was quite a list and I'd never realised before how much I'd done for him.
For each act of kindness he gave me a beautiful rose.
That was quite a bouquet.
I've never been moer happy with a present than the day he gave me that one.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Put them in a plastic container when you take them from the plants and inside the house spread them on white paper or t-towels.
Not on newspaper, because the ink might cause problems.
Let the seeds dry a bit.
Popping seeds can best be put in a box with a t-towel over it.
After a few hours to a day take the seeds themselves and put them into another container to dry a bit more.
Then store them in an envelope with name and date on it.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Even knives can keep the smell alive.
But not when you use my trick.
Pull them quickly through a flame.
Yes, you hear it well.
Don't smear oil or butter on them.
Kust make them clean and dry and then pull them through a flame.
The smell will be gone.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Oh, I have had so many beautiful candles and I've even bought new holders for the perfect fit.
I'm happy I know better now than run to the shops.
I just hold the bottom of the candle in hot water until it's soft.
Then I press the part in shape for the holder, fit it, and wait until it has cooled down.
Friday, August 27, 2010
It's so easy to put at a few centrale places in the house a few candles and matches.
They eat nothing, do nothing.
But when the power goes, these candles can be life saving.
Do you have candles available ?
Thursday, August 26, 2010
You have to take an effort to change the odds and to win against their long line of marching soldiers in your kitchen and at other places.
Sounding a different beat than the ants-march isn't enough.
But I know something which really works to show them their place: outside.
Use talkum powder.
They hate to walk with powder on their little feet.
So use that knowledge and their fine marching soldiers will refuse the commands to enter your house.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
You can put them on everything, the window, a mug,a lunchbox, oh and on the child.
But how to remove the tattoo?
You can't use sandpaper of chemicals on a child's skin.
So use peanutbutter.
Let it soak in for a while and then rub.
It helps a lot!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Spread it on the table in front of you.
With a knife spread herbal cheese on it.
Preferably french soft cheese with herbs.
On it: a thin layer of salmon.
And then: large thin slices of cucumber.
Rol the wrap and slice it in 3 cm long pieces.
Monday, August 23, 2010
And those spots are growing and colour redder and redder. Ands the itching is getting worse.
You'd better run for the vinegar.
It helps very well.
Just put a bit on a cotton ball or on kitchen paper and put it on the spot.
It really, really helps!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
During this time of year it comes in handy for... fruit.
Take a walk in the woods and look around. You'll be able to find brambles and blueberries.
Don't take them from plants near the highway or near streets.
Walk a bit further into the wood, so the fruit won't contain pollution.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Ask your friends. Maybe someone in their family is moving and wants to find a new home for furniture.
Look at the leaflets at the supermarket. Some people first try to give furniture away before the throw it away.
Some councils have a special recycle unit. Go and have a look.
And ofcourse second hand shops are OK.
Ask the owner to keep your adress and warn you when he can't sell something and is OK with you picking something up for nothing. It's always better than throwing furniture away.
Friday, August 20, 2010
The vegetables were almost ready, but the potatoes... they were forgotten.
I feel lucky that someone gave me the tip to add a bit of vinegar to the water and boil them.
Less time needed.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
The smell on your fingers can be very terrible too.
Washing with soap doesn't help, but I know what helps, because my grandmother taught me.
A few drops of milk are enough to rub in your hands and make the smell of unions disappear.
Have a try!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Grown ups buy agenda's that start with: january 1.
It's far more convenient for moms of schoolkids to have an agenda that starts with the schoolyear too.
You can use a schoolagenda for even more comvenience, because you can write down schedules, and all sorts of other things which are important for moms of schoolkids.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Glueing several buttons on top of each other, with the holes alligned makes a perfect stand for incense. To make the small tower stable you can glue them on a small tile.
You can also make lovely hairaccessories with buttons, ribbons and... small bells.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Take an envelope, write down the date, place where you gathered the seeds, and the kind of seed.
Harvest the seeds and let them dry.
Close the envelope and put it at a dry place.
Until next year spring.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
It saved time and nerves when you have a list of what you have done in your life, and a list of the education you have had.
When you see a nice job in the paper, all you have to do is read it, accentuate what is needed for the job and print it.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
They can burden the people around them for days telling over and over about the dentist appointment they've made, and when the day has arrived they think of it when it's too late.
You can use one of those online agenda's from where you can send yourself an automated mail on the day or a day before.
Bravenet had an agenda like that. I don't know if they still have.
Otherwise ask a friend to keep your appointment in his or her aganda and mail you or give you a call.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
When you rub some butter around the pan the milk won't boil over.
Are you just entering the kitchen when the bubbly boiling milk has reached the rim and is going to make a mess of your furnace.
Pour a spoonful of sugar on it.
Monday, August 9, 2010
At one moment it was on the floor and the next moment it was sucked up by the vacuum cleaner and the result was that no air came out or in the hose.
Take a handful of marbles, go somewhere safe, like in the garden en shake the marbles in the hose right on top of the sock.
It'll come out.
The marbles too, so when you shake above a bucket you'll have them back the easiest way.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Those which haven't undergone radiation can be planetd, others can be made into beads or can be used to texture the earth in the garden.
They're also a nice decoration around plants, and you can even die them or use them in a vase to keep the flowers standing straight.
I bet you know some other used too.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Be careful when you buy them as they should have the right year on the package.
Aslo read about what kind of compost or sand they need, how much water and if they need sun or shadow.
You can plant some small plants on top, so you want have to stare to empty places in your garden.
Friday, August 6, 2010
They forget the many uses for these curtains.
Ever wanted to hang up yoghurt?
You can put yoghurt in a clean square of glass curtain, put the corners together with a thread and hang it.
The result if thick yoghurt which can be used as an ingredient in dishes or to eat just like that.
You can use glass curtains too to cover plates to keep the flies away.
Posted by A.N. at 6:06 PM
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Dig the plant out.
Make the hole deeper... about 20 to 25 cm.
Replant the lavender and spread the branches. Put earth or compost between them.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
After cleaning your windows take a spray and fill it with washing up liquid. Preferable a kind that doesn't have too much colour.
Spray it on the windowsill.
The dirt of flies will wash away in the rain or when you spray water on top of it.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Well, you know now.
A chemical reaction creates vapours we can't smell, doesn't harm plants, but keeps the bugs away.
But mind you, some birds and other animals need the bugs to stay alive.
When the bugs are gone the other animals will leave too.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Many people are not aware that their library disposes itself from old books once in a while.
Instead of exchanging books between libraries they throw them away or sell them for a very low prize.
Ours sells books for 1 euro, sometimes even 5 for 1 euro.
These books are most of the time in good condition, sometimes completely new and a few times they're read to shreds. Well, in that case I don't buy them.
The only thing is that the library has put plastic over the covers and has put a number on them.
I can deal with that.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
The weight on the shelves causes the wall to curve. As a consequence the pins that support the shelves lose contact with the shelves.
You can overcome the problem by fixing the selves to the wall bu putting a screw in from the outside.
When you make a hole first the wall won't split.
Friday, July 30, 2010
The early morning songs in spring, the tweeting of young birds and the content evening songs during summer and early autumn.
Birds eat unwanted insects, so you won't be bugged by them.
When you want more birds in your garden, arrange a plate with fresh water at a safe place.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
The grass prevents the ground from drying too fast on hot days, and it prevents weeds.
Take care that you don't throw roots between the plants... LOL!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Burn some incense and you won't see them in the area with the smells.
You can use the citronella incense which is made to repell insects, but my experience is that other kinds of incense works as well.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
There are special small bags to hang around your neck like a pendant.
Some like a bag that hangs on the shoulder with a band crossing the torso, so the bag hangs under the armpit.
When you are at the customs and you want to take your passport, always tell them what you're going to do, in case someone feels you're making strange movements.
Monday, July 26, 2010
When your passpost is lost you can have the copy scanned and send to you by mail.
Take copies with you when you're going on holiday to countries where hotels want to keep your passport.
It's not allowed to hand over your passport to others.
In fact, it's not allowed in most countries to copy your passport, so make a black and white copy if you need one, not a coloured one.
Inform yourself about the laws and rules.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Check... always check.
Check appliances, switches, bins, ashtrays (in case you use them), the kitchen, washing machine, alrmclocks etc etc.
Check each room.
In case you discover a fire, first think.
Some fires only need water, others should be treated with foam, or even sand.
Know how to deal with burning pans, a burning couch.
Never try to extinguish a fire which is not extinguished within moments.
Because the smoke is nasty, you'd better call the firebrigade and leave the building after you have warned everyone inside...if that's still possible.
Realise that smoke a disabling.
You should have a plan to leave your house before any fire starts, and you should practice it with family and friends.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Take your time to cover the difference between full sporting and doing nothing.
Bicycking home after a sportive event or doing something else which moves the muscles prevents muscle ache.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Put it in a box and when you need something just pull one of the presents out.
It's always a pleasure to give a present, especially when you know it doesn't cost too much.
Monday, July 19, 2010
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Saturday, July 17, 2010
Not any more at certain places in Amsterdam.
New camera's are installed to prevent public problems like fighting: camera's that are able to register what people are saying.
So be prepared: they're listening.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Keep a saw and/or an ax at your house ..in case...
Many trees were pulled out of the ground and smashed over cars by the storms.
All those axes and saws came in handy to clear our streets.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010
When you move the magnet strip of for instance a bankpass along it, the magnetstrip can't be read anymore.
So be very carefull and put your card in a plastic cover.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
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Saturday, July 3, 2010
Don't put them in the sun, but at a place in the shadow or at a cool place, but not in the draft.
Dress them lightly, and put a towel or other absorbing fabric over anything plastic.
Give them plenty to drink.
These are just the three basic advices.
There are many more.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Throw away all shoes with plastic on top or as the sole.
Take the leader ones and spray desinfectant in them.
Let them dry.
Put them away with a leaflet of laundry softener/dryer softener in it.
Wear sandals. Preferably without socks.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
But not with this tip.
Put a few bottles with water in the freezer.
Before going to sleep put them on a deep plate in front of the ventilator.
The air is pushed along the bottles by the ventilator and the cooled air is blown your way.
Have a nice night.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
It's about 10 years ago that we were attending a festival in a bright and forceful sun.
We put sunlotion on our faces, shoulders, noses and even the rim of the ears, but I came home with burns....in my neck.
So don't forget to wear either a hat, long hair, a skarf or sunlotion in your neck.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Jam that can be kept for a few days in the fridge is easy to make.
Take lots of fruit, clean it and boil it with a little water.
When you want to yelly it a bit add apple and red berries.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
When you sign one, make a not in your agenda.
Also add on the consent paper a date until which the paper is of value.
Sometimes people fill in a consent paper and this results in use of the paper even years later.
Protect yourself and get in contact with your doctors and have your files checked.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Some museums offer special times for the blind. The get special support and are able to touch the objects.
Call a museum and ask for the times they're open for blind people.
When they tell you they're not doing it, ask for an appointment and help them organise a few hours each month for blind people.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
To keep your plants in the windowsil happy, clean the window and blind the part that casts the most sun during the hottest part of the day.
It's not elegant, but a paper will do.
Ofcourse you can also use sticky windowdecoration or plantscreens.
An opened fan will do fine for smaller plants and looks decorative too.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
I found one that seemed to fit exactly the person I am, my interests and even the way I want to live.
So I went to the applicationform and found out it was far too expensive.
It was like someone hit me in the face.
When a friend called I told him about it.
With a calm voice he told me I should look for sponsors.
Have you tried that?
And you have to know how you'd best take them.
So check the interaction of your drugs and read special warnings here.
Friday, June 18, 2010
You can use a glass object, for example, but also a beautiful stone.
Do you know that in garden centres you can find quarts stones for a few cents which can be rubbed until they're shiny?
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
You can use the same spray as you use for your shoes.
Be careful when you start using your bag soon after spraying.
Some sprays make the bagmore susceptable for fire in the first hours after spraying.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Take a long slip of paper, write on it the apparatus the wire belongs to and tape it to the wire, protecting your writing at the same time.
Monday, June 14, 2010
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Not only will your room look nicer, when stains are made you won't be bothered by the dust and crumbs, which can absorb the stains or worsen them.
A good doormat will clean the soles of the shoes of your visitor.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Take a spray and fill it with plain water.
Add one small drop of peppermint oil.
When you wake up feeling unhappy because of the high temperature, give yourself a spray.
I'm sure you'll feel better.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Take a bit of toothpaste on a soft damp cloth and rub at a place of the item that doesn't matter. Like the bottom.
When it works, go to the problem spot. Rub gently to polish the spot.
Be patient and rub on.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Some people think plants need only water, but when you feed them properly they will look far better, are more resistant against pests and bugs, and last longer.
Some plants need special fertilizer.
So look it up and treat them well.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Melt the chocolate and chop the peanuts to little pieces.
Throw the pretzels in the mixture and stir carefully.
Then put them on non sticky paper and let them dry.
If you can get them dry before they're eaten.
Friday, June 4, 2010
You can solve this by cooking more for a meal and freezing part if it in small boxes or bags.
Keep track of them, so you can find something when you need it.
Making a meal with several tastes and dishes is easy. Just defrost.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
All sorts of bugs might find it a good home, and that's no problem, unless the bugs can harm small children or people in general.
Wasps love trees like that, so be very careful.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Make a bowl with wasking up liquid, vinegar and lots of water.
Dampen a cloth in it and clean the applience. Don't forget the back and bottom parts.
Then dry them.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
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Winesworld The Amateurs Wine Guide
The Third Uncle
Laane on the World
Teen Suicide Talk
Thanks a lot!!
Sunday, May 30, 2010
- it regulates blood sugar, escpecially in diabetes 2 patients
- it's anti clotting (blood)
- it preserves food when added to it. (Like we want to keep the applepie in one piece. LOL!)
- smelling cinnamon is beneficial for cognitive functioning and memory
- half a teaspoon every day lowers LDL cholesterol
- it works against yeast infections which can't be cured otherwise
- it works on lymphoma and leukemia cells in sich a way that they won't proliferate as well.
- Disssolve half a teaspoon of cinnamon in a tablespoon of honey and eat this before breakfast each day and arthritis pain will diminish after about a week.
And there are more benefits.
So be sure to have it available in your kitchen and use it often.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
When you yourself are a person with irregular eating habits it´s good to know that you´re a good host when you offer a diabetes patient something in between meals.
Keep a package of biscuits ready.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
A caregivers organisation has put the main plans of different parties regarding care on their site.
Now the debates are not as much about plans, but about who is able to put down others best, a choice based on careplans isn't bad.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
- take paste polish and apply a medium thick layer
- allow it to dry for about 5 to 10 minutes
- take a cloth or cotton ball without wrinkles and sharp edges, dampen it rather damp/wet and start rubbing until the shine is visible
- Apply with the damp ball a thin layer of polish while running circles, until it shines
- Keep adding tiny bits of polish in circles and rub until shine.
- Then take a dry cloth or pantyhose and go on until you have the shine you want.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Because things you need to buy won't be as expensive as they are suring the summer.
Take plastic plates and mugs for instance.
They cost almost nothing now. But watch: when time moves on towards the summervacation they'll al least trice the amount of money.
Bagpags, containers... have a look around now, note the prizes and maybe you're in for a huge surprise.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
When you keep forgetting to take it with you downstairs to wash it up after dinner, just take a desinfectant cleaning liquid and pour something of it in it.
Let the bottom soak for 15 minutes and then add water and let it stay in it for the night.
Artificial teeth cleaning tablets work well too.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Pour some water in a glass.
Stick the matches at half the height of the union in the union.
Place the union on the glass resting on the matches.
It shouldn't touch the water but be above it quite near.
Wait and watch, and you'll see the union change into a plant which flowers in the summer.
Friday, May 21, 2010
That's a good moment to try and get some free lessons as many sportschools offer free lessons these weeks.
Have a look in your local paper and watch the leaflets on the doormat.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Especially when the person is not a friend or family member.
Candles always make a nice gift.
But have you considered buying a towel and some matching accessories, like soap, a comb and such?
Wrap it up nicely and add a flower to the wrap.
It's also a nice welcoming present for someone who stays at your house for the night.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Try putting it away for a night with water and a handful of detergent.
You'll see that you can clean the pan without too much effort the next morning.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Do they use your garden as a toiletarea?
Throw food where they come and they won't do that anymore.
When you want them out completely, burry mothballs in the garden at places where cat's can't dig them out.
They won't affect the plants and keep the cats out.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Take a sharp knife and scrape it from the wall in case pulling causes more damage.
Then take water with lots of salt and wasking up liquid and put it to whatever is still against the wall. Soak it as well as you can.
After that you can rub it off with a firm brush.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Blossoming trees, new green.
Isn't it great to take a branch of a blossoming tree inside the home?
In case you do, add to the water in the vase a spoonful of sugar.
That'll keep your branches nice a bit longer.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Why not find out which preferences your visitors have?
A while ago I visited a friend and I was surprised by the music he played: my music.
Turned out he took notes, collected the numbers I mentioned and burned them on a CD.
When I went home he gave it as a present.
I can't tell you how happy I was with this gesture.
Well worth repeating.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Use a nice booklet, or a dummy (an empty book), and make notes.
It's nice to read back what you gave or received for mother's day, for instance.
When you number your photos you can add the number to the date.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Never forget your insurance card/number, as that's the most important.
Always write down which medication you use, as you might need a change of your prescription or an additional prescription.
Some meds interact, which means that they either enhance or diminish the effects of the other, or they might even act together and produce toxines.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Many people are not consciously aware they work with gas, electricity and open fire.
They're so used to it, that they're not prepared for the dangers.
A fire extinguishing blanket should be in every kitchen.
Hang one at a place where you are able to reach it when a fire starts.
And read the text and see the images.
If necessary look up on internet how they can be used the best way.
Many firedepartments are quite willing to demonstrate to schools and individuals how to deal with a kitchenfire. Use the opportunity and phone them.
Take care you're working safe and be prepared.