Sunday, February 28, 2010

a habit for your fridge and freezer

Most people put new things on top and before others when they put them in the fridge or freezer.

When you're one of them you'll probably end up with out of date food and drinks. And hopefully not worse: fungus and stuff. Bleh!

Make a habit of cleaning your fridge and freezer every last or first of the month and putting the items that need to be used first in front.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Against moist

Young people tend to shower far too long.
Not only does it cost a lot of money and does it have a bad influence on the skin, and is a too high temperature not good for vertility, it also causes a lot of moist in the house, which enables fungusgrowth and bad smell.

To capture the moist, put a bowl with charcoal briquettes somehere.
It'll attract moisture.

Friday, February 26, 2010

storm and windows

Never think you have closed all your windows.

Right now a strom is raging round our house.
When I looked outside I saw a window open at one of the houses across the streets.

I've seen more than once that the storm caught a window and pulled it out of the frame.

because closing windows is such a habit, you can never be sure you've really closed them all.


Thursday, February 25, 2010

prevent a burglary in your house

With internet it's easy to spread information about yourself without overseeing the consequences.

It's easy to talk to friends in a chatprogram and tell them you're off to do some groceries, fetch the children from school, or that you're away on holdiay for two weeks.

But be aware that others are reading at the same time, and they might not have your wellbeing as their first interest.

Research showed that many burglaries are planned after it's told on internet that someone is away, or after reading in the paper that people are to a funeral.

Better keep certain information private enough.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

keeping coffee fresh

Old coffee doesn't taste well.
It changes to a bitter drink, or to something that will remind you of old dusty attics.

Coffee beans, coffee powder and coffee pads need to stay in their original package as long as possible.
When you've opened the package, put it in a tin with a well closing lid.

Or use tupperware.

Put a little note with it which states when you've opened the package.
When it's open too long, throw the coffee away.

Don't ask me how long too long is.
I love coffee too much to let it get bad. :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A warning about your site

Do you run a spott advertisement?

Have a close watch on the images that are displayed.

There's a fin line between erotic and porn and I consider some of the images to be on the wrong side of the line.

I know some bloggers don't know what's displayed, so I'll wait with removing those sites from the droplist.

Until this weekend. OK?

Monday, February 22, 2010

clean dishes and...

We all want clean dishes to eat from.
So after a meal we wash them and put them in a holder either to dry in the air or to wait until the teatowel dries them.

But do you ever clean the holder?

You should do it often, but many people forget to do so.

Ugh... in that case you're not eating from a clean plate, just from a clean looking plate.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

the key

When you have to leave for a few days it's good to leave your key with someone you trust.
That way there's access to your apartment/house/room when something happens, or when you find out you need important papers.

Sometimes there's only one key.
Make a second when you have time, so you can hand out one and take one with you.

When it's not allowed to make a second one,
Give the key of the mailbox to the person of your choice and when you leave put the key in an envelope and put it in the mailbox.
Preferably tape it to one of the inner walls.

I wouldn't use this solution myself, unless there's no other way and the key isn't alone in there for longer than an hour.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Hygiene at trips

When you're going on a trip it's wise to slide a little sample bottle with desinfectant handgel in your pocket.

Not only does it come in handy when your hands need a clean, but it's also of help when you've hurt yourself.
Even when you don't have a plaster available you can care for the wound.
Just put the gel on it and use it as glue for part of a paper handkerchief or something else.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Washing glass curtains

Never ever wash glass curtains at a high temperature and you'd better also be careful with detergents that contain bleach and/or whiteners.
You may end up with curtains which are even more yellow than when you put them in the laundry machine.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

cleaning doors

Some people forget to clean their doors, thus providing germs a nice opportunity to spread.

Take a cleaning cloth and put a bit of washing up liquid on it and a bit of vinegar.

You'll be able to clean the handle and the door itself with ease.

When you've had visitors who're having a cold, disinfect the handles of the doors.
Vinegar itself will do fine, but with real illness you can use something stronger.

time for re-planting

Right now is the perfect time to re-plant the plants you're keeping in your house.

Take a container that's one size larger, some stones at the bottom, good compost, or take a very large container and create a centre piece with a few old and a few new plants.

Have fun!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Want a nice surprise dessert to eat when watching ice skating?

Take a good bowl of chocolate pudding.
Preferable dark chocolate.

Just before serving throw rice pops in it, stir with a large spoon quick, but careful and serve.

You can also throw the rice pops in the individual bowls and put the chocolate pudding on top.
When you're in the winning team, you might consider to put a praline in the bowl first.


(rice pops are puffed rice... like pop corn, but made from rice.)

Monday, February 15, 2010

cleaning mirrors

Do you know you can clean windows and mirror best with an oldfashioned newspaper?
Dry the mirror/window first.
Then rub it with the newspaper.
Polished and ready!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's day

Valentine's day is in fact the day on which you can send a present to someone you love, even without revealing who you are.

Commercialism has made it to a day on which you can send cards, presents, flowers to everyone around you you love.

Happy valentine's day!!

We need your help

Fixed post

Please your attention for Gomey.
Read his story here and take action too.
You can also find there this badge for on your site.

Help Gomey


Saturday, February 13, 2010

entrecard sponsored ads

This time a tip to deal with a part of the problem with unapproved entrecard sponsored ads.

There's no way you can approve the ads which are run by entrecard itself.

You can only approve ads from members, but again, not those run by entrecard itself.

The graphical quality is low, so they're no fun to have on your blog.
And they're not colour oriented, so you can't run ads that fit the colourschedule of your site.

Today I thought I saw an ad I absolutely would disapprove, but maybe that's one of those sites that slipped the non-existing entrance control.

Right now they have 5 ads, and you can disapprove 2.


Log in
Go to
Your account
Click sponsored ads
and you'll see the fun

Friday, February 12, 2010

laundry refreshener

Some detergents wash well, but they leave a strange smell in the laundry.

Ofcourse you can use expensive laundry softener, but you can also use in the last water: lemon, vinegar, or a small drop of mouth refreshener.

Thank you all who send us their comments, greetings and mails.
We've decided that we don't want to invest our energy in proving what should speak for itself.
In case you need to get rid of anger or energy, there's a ball shootinggame at the bottom of the site. LOL!

Thank you new subscribers!!

Right now I'm dropping partly from a list and partly from the inbox.
I want to have a droppinglist, so let me know when you want to be on it.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

terrible accusation

Those on entrecard have read about the accusations of one of the member.
He thought it fit to pull people through the mud based on behaviour which is a TOS violation.

I would have appreciated it when the person would have informed me of his intention to degrade me to pavement level.

Because I'm not online all the time, I just found out. And I'm disgusted by his behaviour.

To my surprise entrecard has already looked into the matter and it's made clear that not cleaning your temporal files enabled you to drop on non-refreshed sites. This means om sites that used to have a widget but don't have a widget anymore.

Thank you entrecard for solving this matter surprisingly fast.

I heard that the sites of friends of my autism team were removed from his site today.
They commented on his accusations.
Well, I won't.
I don't have to answer to him.
And I don't like the fact that he stirred other blogging communities too and he always is able to get people to his site. I bet he's well compensated for the statistic downfall he says he experiences, but which I doubt he had.

He created a new blogpost with the comments.

Well, I don't want to be used.

Thank you entrecard visitors for staying as visitors of my blog.
And when you leave, please let me know so I can remove you from my droppinglist.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

shoe laces

It's important to have shoelaces, plenty of shoelaces.

Not only because you need one when an old one breaks, but also because shoelaces come in handy in different situations.

You can tie something together or closed, you can hang something.
And you can use it even to give a pendant a nice place at a girl's neck.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

quick pillows

Before giving you my tip I want to ask you to read the story of Gomey and place the graphic on your site.

Help Gomey

Pillows take a lot of space, but I've got an easy solution to have pillows available in no time without using the space when they're not needed.

Keep pillowcovers available and when you need pillows, fill them with one or two towels, or a cardigan.

Good luck!

Monday, February 8, 2010

the space shuttle

This morning the space shuttle Endeavour took off for teh last construction mission to the ISS.

The launch was wonderful!

When you want to watch the ongoing mission, go here.


Help Gomey

Sunday, February 7, 2010

autistic boy taken from his home

Please your attention for Gomey.
Read his story here and take action too.

Help Gomey


Saturday, February 6, 2010

get rid of smells

Nasty smells in kitchen and bathroom can be tackled with vinegar.

Take a spray and fill it with vinegar and spray it everywhere.

Friday, February 5, 2010


Some shops sell about everything and there you'll have to be to find a very cheap raincoat.
It's made of thin plastic and you need to be very careful when you put it on.
But it keeps you dry for one time use.

Why I mention it?

It's a very thin, small package and you can take it with you in your coatpocket or handbag.

For emergencies. Because it's not very environment friendly.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Knitting patterns

No need to live without fingerless gloves.
In fact, they're fashion and I've found not only ready made ones online, but also knitting patterns for all who dare to have a go with the knitting needles and some wool.

Valeries Galery has a great variety of ready home made knitwear, including fingerless gloves, and she has knitting patterns for a very reasonable prize.

Go and have a look and tell me if you like her knitwear as much as I do.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Feeling warm as fast as possible

Now King Winter is ruling in such a fierce way some old advice popped up in my mind.

When you come home all shivering and cold you want to take a warm drink to feel better.

Try a glass with cold water instead.
Your body has to work to give it the right temperature, which will make you feel warm sooner than after a hot drink.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Monday, February 1, 2010

Be prepared

Be prepared for young visitors.

Always have pencils and paper ready, maybe a doll and a bear, some building blocks and a video for each age category.

That way young visitors won't be bored when their parents are talking with you.
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