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1. How to replace your watch batteries and save money
How to replace your watch batteries and save money
With the right tool changing your watch battery can be easier than you think and a lot cheaper than paying someone to change the battery for you. The price of the tools is no more expensive than what you often get charged for having your watch battery changed and as it's a once only purchase it p...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:53:48
2. How to make built-in shoe racks
How to make built-in shoe racks
Previously we had a three tier stackable plastic and wire shoe rack in an open cupboard in the front porch which was quite functional, but a bit untidy; especially with age the plastic becoming brittle and breaking away from the wire shelving. As part of renovating our porch my wife wanted me to ...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:26:14
3. The Best Hot Chocolate Maker 2014 - The Bialetti
The Best Hot Chocolate Maker 2014 - The Bialetti
Our Quest started two years ago when our previous 'Hot chocolate Maker' (Kenwood Frothie Deluxe Hot Drinks Maker) died after just one year's use when the motor burned out. We started in earnest researching Google for reviews for the best and most reliable 'Hot Chocolate Maker' available on the ma...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:51:26
4. Make Your Own Wooden Laundry Basket
Make Your Own Wooden Laundry Basket
What to do when your laundry basket for dirty laundry gets in the way and more so what to do when the cat chews the handle off and the basket's wicker begins unravelling; you buy a new laundry basket, one that doesn't get in the way and one that the cat can't chew. And if that doesn't work or yo...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:43:50
5. How to make a spanner rack
How to make a spanner rack
I am always looking to improve the way I store my woodworking tools in my workshop; the shed at the end of the garden. My main aim is to have tools to hand where they can easily and quickly be found and accessed when needed; and to reduce the amount of time spent on trying to remember where I put...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:46:38
6. How to make a kitchen Plinth drawer
How to make a kitchen Plinth drawer
I like to reclaim wasted space around the home wherever possible; and one such space that is all too often wasted, which could have practical use, is the space under the kitchen units. In our case we have two distinct spaces under our kitchen units; one of which is already used to house a plinth ...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:30:29
7. How to make space saving shelving under your kitchen worktop
How to make space saving shelving under your kitchen worktop
For years we have had a food processor which has been underutilised simply because it takes up too much space in a small kitchen and was stored in a cupboard in the dining room where it was less accessible. That was until I saw an opportunity to build a storage area big enough to accommodate the ...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:30:20
8. How to make a wooden WC Roll Holder for spare toilet rolls
How to make a wooden WC Roll Holder for spare toilet rolls
Ever been caught short with an empty toilet roll in your hands, now's the chance to pull that last sheet and sit comfortably in the knowledge that there are spare rolls to hand in your bathroom. This article not only makes recommendations for some great options but also gives the DIY enthusiast ...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:45:16
9. How to DIY guide for restoring drawers in an old sideboard so they once again run smoothly
How to DIY guide for restoring drawers in an old sideboard so they once again run smoothly
I do not know whether it is an antique or whether it had any value, what I do know is that the drawers did not open or close properly and as a functional piece of furniture that had to be fixed; even at the expense of the sideboard losing its antique value; if it had any. This is an old sideboar...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:30:22
10. A Great Electric Can Opener, review 2014
A Great Electric Can Opener, review 2014
It goes without saying that to open a tin of food which doesn't have a pull-tab that you'll need to use either an electric or manual (handheld) Can Opener. I wrote this article to compare the humble hand operated can opener with electric ones highlighting the obvious advantages of using electric ...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:51:29
11. Best Photography and Video Editing Software for 2014
Best Photography and Video Editing Software for 2014
Buying the best software for editing photos and videos can make the difference between photography becoming a serious hobby or it being just a casual interest. The best software for the user isn't necessarily the most expensive or most suitable program for post-production (editing photos, videos)...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:43:48
12. Woodworking Made Simple with Decking Offcuts
Woodworking Made Simple with Decking Offcuts
Do you find the idea of woodworking daunting, if so then perhaps these simple ideas with just a few basic tools and nothing but offcuts leftover from decking may help to give you some inspiration and confidence to try something similar. In these seven simple to make woodworking projects below I'...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:34:17
13. Dalek Stools - The Perfect 2014 Kitchen Gift for Small People
Dalek Stools - The Perfect 2014 Kitchen Gift for Small People
We're only a little shorter than average, just a few inches, but those few inches makes a world of difference in a kitchen when trying to reach something from the top shelf in kitchen wall cupboards; compounded by having full height wall units in our kitchen to maximise on storage space. So I won...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:01:27
14. How to convert a moulded tool box to a camera equipment box
How to convert a moulded tool box to a camera equipment box
This is a repurposing of a redundant moulded tool box to reuse for transporting expensive camera equipment. Originally this solid, impact resistant plastic pre-moulded box, about 2 feet by 18 inches and one foot in depth, safely stored my Evolution Rage multipurpose circular saw when not in use. ...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:51:26
15. How to make a simple walking stick and umbrella rack
How to make a simple walking stick and umbrella rack
Although my wife may not need a walking stick all the time it is useful to have one to hand in the event we plan a day trip; just for a bit of support if we are likely to be on our feet for long periods e.g. walking or touring an event or open air show etc. We do have a modern foldaway walking s...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:28:04
16. How to make shelving from recycled laminated chipboard furniture
How to make shelving from recycled laminated chipboard furniture
This article shows how versatile laminated chipboard reclaimed from old ContiBoard furniture can be in making shelves and drawers around the home. My first choice of wood for making drawers, furniture and shelves is real wood, either hardwood like oak, softwoods like pine or even good quality ply...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:32:19
17. How to make an HDD Storage Rack from wood for external hard drives
How to make an HDD Storage Rack from wood for external hard drives
This is a step-by-step guide for a custom made storage rack designed and built to hold a bank of six 1TB portable hard drives, to provide a storage solutions for home videos and photography on your home computer. However, with a bit of imagination and basic DIY skills anyone could adapt these id...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:40:29
18. Restoration of an old walking stick
Restoration of an old walking stick
A chance find of an old bamboo walking stick missing its handle. Amongst a load of items I inherited many years ago was a grubby old stick. It was too nice to throw away or use as a garden cane for supporting tomato plants and of no practical use in any of my DIY projects, so I just put it to one...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:54:58
19. A Victorian Scrapbook of Newspaper Articles by George Burgess (1829-1905)
A Victorian Scrapbook of Newspaper Articles by George Burgess (1829-1905)
The scrapbook of over 500 Victorian newspaper articles collected by George Burgess during his working life between the 1840's and 1900's are mostly undated from British and American newspapers which he collected from when he was America completing his apprenticeship in stonemasonry. When he ran o...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:44:37
20. Antique Vintage Cameras
Antique Vintage Cameras
22 of the great and some unusual vintage cameras from 1903 to 1953, including a Magic Lantern, exposed under the lens; with photos and brief description for each. Mostly Eastman Kodak cameras featured here along with a few of the more obscure cameras from Britain, Germany and Italy. Detailed info...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:44:17
21. Best Family Tree Software 2014
Best Family Tree Software 2014
Finding the right Family Tree software and getting the most out of it is the first step towards recording your family history for future generations. Having done genealogy for over forty years starting with a pen and paper, a typewriter and paper files before the days of computer I've learnt a lo...
Relationships & Family - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:46:38
22. Mediaeval Gardening Organically for the benefit of Wildlife
Mediaeval Gardening Organically for the benefit of Wildlife
Growing your vegetables medieval style, akin to an English Country Garden, can be easier than conventional gardening practices in that you're working with nature rather than against it, and its fun. This is especially so if you incorporate a wildlife pond (as opposed to a fish pond) into your gar...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:27:17
23. How to make a Remote Control Holder
How to make a Remote Control Holder
Fed up with hunting for your Remote Controls when needed; then perhaps the solution is to make your own bespoke caddy organiser. You can buy these to sit on a side table, and there are a few designs that slip over the arm of your sofa. However, what I was looking for was something that I could co...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:31:30
24. Victorian Newspapers
Victorian Newspapers
View a choice selection of newspaper articles from Britain and America saved in a Victorian Scrapbook by George Burgess (1829-1905). George Burgess born in Staple Hill, Bristol travelled to America with his brother-in-law, shortly after leaving school, to finish his apprenticeship in stone cuttin...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:32:19
25. How-To build Shelf Units for DVDs, CDs or paperback books
How-To build Shelf Units for DVDs, CDs or paperback books
This is rather an ambitious project in that it is mixing new with old and blending the two; but the principles are simple and can be easily adapted for making simple shelving for anything you wish; whether it be a book case, shelving for DVDs, CDs, or shelves to display your best ornaments. To m...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:54:44
26. Victorian Culture
Victorian Culture
History, people and Societies in England, America and Europe during the Victorian 19th century era; a selection of articles with prominent Victorian content from various Lensmasters on Squidoo who articles are listed in this Group Page. You are invited to share in their experience and knowledge b...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:30:32
27. Remodelling stairs and replacing pine floorboards with oak
Remodelling stairs and replacing pine floorboards with oak
Stripping back the paint and replacing boards to renovate 1930s stairs and upper landing taking them back to a more modern and pleasing wood finish. This DIY project gives a step by step guide and tips on removing fitted carpets and getting back to the bare wood underfoot; replacing pine floorboa...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:51:31
28. Handcrafted Wooden Ornaments, Review 2014
Handcrafted Wooden Ornaments, Review 2014
I love ornaments hand carved from wood, even when they're produced in bulk commercially each one is slightly different and therefore unique from the others. The two show pieces in our collection is of a mother and baby elephant hand carved from one solid piece of drift wood and a pair of giraffes...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:51:57
29. Scale Model Railway Sets
Scale Model Railway Sets
Great Gift Ideas for all ages, Model Railways for the whole family to share. Train sets for that 2nd childhood, and for railway enthusiasts to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. This article gives an overview of my interest in trains (particularly steam trains), model railway villages and a r...
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:43:44
30. How-To make an Egg Rack for your Fridge or Kitchen
How-To make an Egg Rack for your Fridge or Kitchen
When we bought our latest fridge it came with a plastic egg rack for six eggs that fits into a small shelf (on the inside of the door) although the shelf itself is big enough to hold almost three times that many eggs. A little irritating as we like to just open the fridge door and take a few eggs...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:40:30
31. Nathanville Model Railway Village
Nathanville Model Railway Village
Nathanville Model Railway Village - Welcomes Careful Train Drivers! - And Railway Enthusiasts.Welcome to a Tour of Nathanville Model Railway Village in the making with tips on its constructions, photos and links to the main website for further information. Also browse other relevant links, vote i...
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:44:17
32. SoniCrafter the Ultimate 2014 DIY Gift - The Versatile Tool for Tight Spaces
SoniCrafter the Ultimate 2014 DIY Gift - The Versatile Tool for Tight Spaces
Of all the power tools I use for DIY around the home the SoniCrafter has proved to be a handy buddy many times when it gets to all those awkward places other power tools just can't reach; it's strength being its versatility in small areas. So from my own experience in using this handy and nifty ...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:43:48
33. Shower Room Makeover
Shower Room Makeover
The time for make do and mend is over, having done little to our shower room over the years other than replace the shower unit, the flooring and a bit of decorating, it was time to drag it kicking and screaming into the 21st century. The old shower room, which we inherited when we bought the hous...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:53:48
34. How to Save Money on your electricity bill with an electricity usage monitor
How to Save Money on your electricity bill with an electricity usage monitor
How to cut your electricity bill and save money with the aid of an electricity usage monitor, without cutting your home comforts. I'm not a green person by nature so the only reason for reducing my energy usage is to save money, but I do so reluctantly and not at the expense of my home comforts i...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:32:17
35. How to Poach the Perfect Egg
How to Poach the Perfect Egg
I was taught to poach my eggs in boiling water, effective; even more effective if you add a little vinegar. Later I progressed to a proper egg poacher with plastic cups, quite cool; keeps the eggs confined to a formed shape but the tops always cooked quicker than the bottom. However our Pice de r...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:51:34
36. Dimmer Switches that Work with Halogen Lights for inexpensive studio lights and lighting up your Garden Party BBQ
Dimmer Switches that Work with Halogen Lights for inexpensive studio lights and lighting up your Garden Party BBQ
Rigging Dimmer Switches to Work with Halogen Lights. Natural light (ideal for filming) is around 5,600K, tungsten builds, although it may look white in fact produces a yellow light in filming whereas halogen produces a more natural warm white light. So after some research we decided to use commer...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:54:42
37. Salvaged Wood Storage Solutions in Your Garden Shed
Salvaged Wood Storage Solutions in Your Garden Shed
When starting any DIY woodworking project knowing what bits of scrap wood are stored in my shed, being able to find then and get to them easily is always an issue. So the more efficiently I can store and retrieve off-cuts and unused wood from previous DIY projects and previously salvaged and recl...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:44:19
38. Photography on a Shoestring Budget
Photography on a Shoestring Budget
This article looks at some of the innovative ways to create much needed equipment for modern photography that does the job just as well as professional kit and at the fraction of the price saving 1000s ($1000s). By sharing my knowledge and experience I hope to inspire others to adapt kit and save...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:34:17
39. Digital HD Radios and Satellite Radios, History and Review 2014
Digital HD Radios and Satellite Radios, History and Review 2014
Fascinated with technology and its development while taking a peek behind the scenes briefly looking at the history and technological development of radio in Britain and America from the days of analogue to the todays digital age I also review and make my recommendations for some great Digital, H...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:44:50
40. Great Wooden Breadbins for Kitchens review 2014
Great Wooden Breadbins for Kitchens review 2014
The natural look and beauty of wood will enhance any kitchen, and to have a wooden breadbin is a work of art, and thus started my guest to find the best wooden breadbin as a centre piece for my larder when I started on my quest to remodel my kitchen. Here in this article I share with you my jour...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:44:37
41. Making a folding table stable
Making a folding table stable
We were given a couple of folding tables, which nice as they are for some bizarre reason the legs were rounded at the feet making them a little rocky on carpet and a loose fit under the table top when pulled out; making the tables a little unstable and rickety. The object of this simple project i...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:46:38
42. Remodelling an old broken magazine rack and giving it a new lease of life
Remodelling an old broken magazine rack and giving it a new lease of life
What do you do with an old broken magazine rack, part of an old coffee table and a couple of oak floorboards; you remodel the magazine rack making it more space efficient, more functional and stronger than before. This was the solution to an old quest of replacing an old magazine rack that broke ...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:01:27
43. Mashed Potato and Cheese on Toast Recipe
Mashed Potato and Cheese on Toast Recipe
A simple and quick dish made with your leftover mashed potatoes for a tasty snack which is both filling and fulfilling. You could make the mashed potatoes fresh but I often use mashed potatoes saved in the fridge from a previous day's meal to make this quick and tasty snack. Alternatively you ca...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:42:40
44. Restoring an old Tole Oil Painting on white opaque glass
Restoring an old Tole Oil Painting on white opaque glass
Hanging in our home office is an old oil painting painted by my great grandmother about 100 years ago of flowers and leaves painted on 3mm opaque white glass and framed in a decorative gold painted frame. After hanging on walls for the best part of a century there was some grime on the glass surf...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:37:35
45. Our Maine Coon Ragdoll cross-breed cats, Greebo and Dippy
Our Maine Coon Ragdoll cross-breed cats, Greebo and Dippy
This is our adventurous story of two Maine Coon half-breed Ragdoll cats, Greebo and Dippy his sister, portraying their antics and typical Maine Coon and Ragdoll traits as they work paw-in-paw to make our house their home. Greebo and Dippy (Maine Coon Ragdoll crossed bred Moggies) are brother and...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:42:27
46. 19th Century Education in Britain and America
19th Century Education in Britain and America
Based on my family history and family documents passed down to me from the Victorian era this article looks at some aspects of school education in America and England during the Victorian period. The source information passed down to me and used in this article includes 19th century British and A...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:31:35
47. Thinking out of the Box - Home DIY Woodworking and Remodelling
Thinking out of the Box - Home DIY Woodworking and Remodelling
This article shows what you can achieve with your DIY Remodelling projects by thinking out of the box to exploit hidden and wasted space around your home? Here I give a few simple ideas and projects with examples, including before and after photos of a built in Larder in a doorway, making a kitch...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:34:17
48. Professional Photography and Film Making presented by Proper Job Productions
Professional Photography and Film Making presented by Proper Job Productions
Fancy becoming a budding photographer, professional photographer, or getting involved with professional film production; that's exactly what my son did when he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in 'Broadcast Media' from Bath Spa University, England. His friend also graduated f...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:51:31
49. Garden Landscaping Made Simple
Garden Landscaping Made Simple
A day in the life of an avid Organic Gardener and Home DIY Enthusiast tackling numerous home garden DIY Projects from Decking through boundary walls and fences to the wildlife pond and raised organic vegetable plot; and on the way encountering the BBQ and patios. In fact it's not a day in the li...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:51:31
50. Repurpose towel rail into toilet roll holder
Repurpose towel rail into toilet roll holder
Transforming one thing into another (repurposing) by recycling what would otherwise be redundant material is a great way to breathe new life into old objects and a great money saver by salvaging what would otherwise by rubbish. This DIY project is a prime example of repurposing when we wanted to ...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:43:48
51. The Not So Famous
The Not So Famous
Every family has its black sheep, and if you dig deeply enough its heroes (often forgotten heroes).  This lens is about those who through their own personal achievements have left their mark on society in some small way.  People like Thomas Arthur VC who fought in the Crimean War and won the Vict...
Relationships & Family - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:42:28
52. Best Russell Hobbs Jug Kettles review 2014
Best Russell Hobbs Jug Kettles review 2014
Being a great lover of coffee probably the only thing I do as often in the day as boil the kettle is drink coffee, so a kettle that is easy to use and boils water quickly with the minimum of fuss is an important asset to me; and the cordless Russell Hobbs jug kettles do just that. I've used kett...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:54:58
53. How to fit a drawer to a workbench
How to fit a drawer to a workbench
This is a simple project to fit a drawer underneath a workbench using an existing (spare) drawer and scrap wood which you may have in your shed or garage. If you don't have a spare suitable drawer you could make one from scratch or from a drawer kit. Also, if you don't have the scrap wood you can...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:30:29
54. Victorian Health
Victorian Health
Victorian Health was precarious at the best of times. Victorian families were often large, as in previous generations, eight or more children not being uncommon. The trend from the 18th century of mass migration from the surrounding villages to the cities and towns, seeking work, continued at an ...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:33:13
55. DIY Tools Accessory Kits Review 2014
DIY Tools Accessory Kits Review 2014
There are lots of websites that gives reviews on tools and recommend which tools are best, which is great. When I'm looking to buy new tools, or accessory kits to enhance my existing tools, I use these sites to help me make an informed decision. However, when it comes to finding the right tool as...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:42:22
56. What makes the Dremel special for DIY Enthusiasts, Review 2014
What makes the Dremel special for DIY Enthusiasts, Review 2014
The Dremel is a small wizard with 100s of handy DIY uses, reaching awkward places that other tools cant reach to cut, sand and polish and great for engraving on wood, metal and glass. Like a SoniCrafter the Dremel is another great little powerful and versatile DIY tool invaluable for getting to a...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:44:34
57. Repurposing a dish rack for a shoe rack
Repurposing a dish rack for a shoe rack
Another zero budget space saving idea I had; this time, by utilising wasted space in one of the wardrobes and making use of an old dish rack to resolve the problem of too many shoes in the house. With our shoe rack in the porch overflowing with too many shoes my wife and I were looking for soluti...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:54:58
58. Make Great Personalised Greeting Cards from your computer
Make Great Personalised Greeting Cards from your computer
The ideal software for making your own personalised and professional greeting cards on your computer for all occasions couldn't be simpler with a program like Card Studio by Nova Development. As Ive discovered over the years these programs by Nova Development are great for making your own persona...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:44:34
59. Slate Coasters, Placemats and Serving Mats, review 2014
Slate Coasters, Placemats and Serving Mats, review 2014
Oh for the love of slate, slate coasters are great functional pieces of art ideal for protecting your furniture from hot drinks, and great decorative show pieces when not in use. Teapot stands, which we use as serving mats for hot food (as we don't use teapots) are just as great, as are slate orn...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:46:38
60. Recycling salvaged window Glass and old Mirrors in DIY Projects
Recycling salvaged window Glass and old Mirrors in DIY Projects
Glass salvaged from old windows or mirrored furniture, with a little imagination, has many uses around the home and garden for any DIY and Woodworker Enthusiast; this article explores some of these possibilities including reuse as glass cupboard doors in built-in furniture and as windows and in d...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:44:37
61. How to make Green Tomato Chutney Recipe
How to make Green Tomato Chutney Recipe
Grow your own tomatoes and have lots of green ones still on the plants at the end of the growing season; then why not try your hand at using them to make 'Green Tomato Chutney'. You'll not be disappointed, it's as good as any you can buy in the shops, if not better; certainly a lot cheaper, and ...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:45:20
62. How my Journey with TomTom could help your GPS Travels in 2013
How my Journey with TomTom could help your GPS Travels in 2013
Have you ever wondered whether a sat nav should be your travelling companion, and if so which one would be right for you; if so then perhaps my journey with our TomTom may help? We sometime refer to her affectionately as Tomasia (pet name) as we have her setup on the default English British femal...
Cars - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:01:23
63. Evolution Rage Circular Saw (cuts through hidden nails and screws) Review 2014
Evolution Rage Circular Saw (cuts through hidden nails and screws) Review 2014
The Evolution Rage Circular Saw gives a clean cut through wood and the saw blade is engineered to cut through soft metal without blunting; which makes it the ideal circular saw for DIY Enthusiast. It This is what really impressed me and why I decided to buy this all-purpose electric circular saw,...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:44:05
64. DeWalt Power Drill, Screwdriver and Jig Saw Review 2014
DeWalt Power Drill, Screwdriver and Jig Saw Review 2014
DeWalt power tools are very popular with many good reviews and favoured by many DIY enthusiasts and professionals alike. I for one in recent years have come to know and trust these tools and accessories as a mark of quality and, with few exceptions, when replacing an old power tool of my own will...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:44:50
65. Organic Vegetable Gardening Diary and Planner
Organic Vegetable Gardening Diary and Planner
This is a rolling program and a work in progress of my organic vegetable gardening project in conjunction with a communal gardening project Im organising with a few friends to produce good healthy food from our back gardens. This diary is more for my benefit so that I can successfully Project Man...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:53:48
66. Puy Du Fou Theme Park and Holidaying in the Vendee Coast, France
Puy Du Fou Theme Park and Holidaying in the Vendee Coast, France
Puy Du Fou Theme Park is a must visit on your holiday to the Vendee Coast, France. The Vendee Coast as part of west central France on the Atlantic Ocean is just south of Brittany so it just begins to pick up the Mediterranean weather. Therefore It has a warm climate with good weather and beaches....
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:30:31
67. Step by step guide to hewing wood for shelving
Step by step guide to hewing wood for shelving
Normally hewing is associated with wielding an axe at a wooden beam, particularly oak, to create that rough-cut effect associated with the days before suitable saws were available to neatly cut wooden beams; a rustic effect which is gaining popularity in modern designs. However, the purpose of t...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:43:48
68. Beauty dishes and softboxes for photography
Beauty dishes and softboxes for photography
If you want to extend your photographic skills you'll be looking to convert a spare room or attic into a film studio and setting it up with lighting, lighting equipment and backdrops to get those professional studio finishes to your family photos. The challenge, if you're working on a shoestring...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:43:48
69. Kitchen Renovations DIY
Kitchen Renovations DIY
DIY Step- by- step guide to renovating an old kitchen and dining room with tips and ideas for the kitchen sink (granite sink), kitchen units (solid oak doors and drawers) and heating (plinth heaters) etc. Also advice on what might be difficult when modernising an old kitchen, when you should get ...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:46:39
70. Victorian Family Life
Victorian Family Life
This article gives a glimpse of Victorian Family Life through the eyes of Victorians as published in a selection of Victorian newspaper articles collected by George Burgess (1829-1905) during his working life and saved in his Victorian Scrapbook. George Burgess lived in America for a number of ye...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:41:31
71. Who Discovered America before Columbus
Who Discovered America before Columbus
All too often classical history, as taught in schools, claims to be factual and purports to portray history as it was, when in fact large chunks of related history are not taught giving an incomplete and misleading picture of historical events; Christopher Columbus being a case in point. A subje...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:43:14
72. Phrenology - A Victorian Science
Phrenology - A Victorian Science
What is Phrenology and when was it practiced. Phrenology, in layperson's terms, is the art of reading a person's character and personality by the size and prominence of bumps on different parts of a person's head. Phrenology was first developed by Franz Joseph Gall, a German physician, in 1796. ...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:33:14
73. Handcrafted Coal Ornaments review 2014
Handcrafted Coal Ornaments review 2014
Handcrafted Ornaments from Coal is such a brilliant use of a natural material, and with the hand crafted skill that goes into making them (often from ex-miners) coal ornaments are good value for money and when displayed with your other ornaments looks just great. Appreciation of the Beauty of Ha...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:46:38
74. Wooden Fruit Bowls, review 2014
Wooden Fruit Bowls, review 2014
I love the natural look and feel of wood; I think theres nothing better than the natural look of wooden fruit bowls to display nature's fruits in your home. They come in all shapes and sizes and makes great gifts. This article is about our collection and how we use them for displaying our fruits;...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:51:29
75. Victorian view on Wildlife and Nature
Victorian view on Wildlife and Nature
A review of newspaper articles published in the Victorian era. They're not up to National Geographical or David Attenborough's standards of reporting but they give a personal insight into how Victorians viewed and reported on wildlife and events in nature, especially the touching story of the Wre...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:51:31
76. Vendee and the Vendee Coast, France Holiday Review
Vendee and the Vendee Coast, France Holiday Review
Planning a holiday to France then the Vendee Coast is highly recommended with its soft sandy beaches, beautiful sunshine, great places to visit like Saint-Jean-de-Mont and the superb Theme Park, Puy du Fou. To give a flavour of what's in store if you visit the area below is a brief over view of ...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:34:18
77. The Art of Balancing Ornaments for Better Displays
The Art of Balancing Ornaments for Better Displays
I was inspired to write this article after putting into practice a comment I once heard on television stating the importance of making sure there are always an odd number of ornaments on display; whether it be on a shelf, the mantelpiece or in your display cabinet. Since picking up this handy ti...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:45:19
78. Storks nesting at the Ornithological Park in France
Storks nesting at the Ornithological Park in France
While on holiday we had the pleasure to visit the French Ornithological Park in southern France, near Bordeaux, and the delight to film storks nesting. Ornithological is the study of birds, the French word being Ornithologique; the French word for Park is Parc. The Storks we filmed were nesting a...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:43:50
79. Crisp Banana Sandwich
Crisp Banana Sandwich
For a quick snack crisp sandwiches (potato chip sandwiches in America) are easy to make and, as shown in this recipe with bananas, can include other ingredients to taste. If you like crisps then youll love crisp sandwiches which are easy to make for a quick snack any time of day or night. The cri...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:31:35
80. The Benefits of Wildlife Ponds to Organic Gardening
The Benefits of Wildlife Ponds to Organic Gardening
What better way to enjoy gardening than working with nature, enjoying the pleasures of its wildlife and at the same time reaping the benefits from organic gardening growing your own healthy vegetables for the kitchen and putting good healthy home grown food on the dining table for the whole famil...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:56:28
81. What Lurks Behind Your Garden Shed
What Lurks Behind Your Garden Shed
If it's wildlife behind your shed then that's great; if not then perhaps it's time to utilise that underused space at the back of your shed. When I say behind your garden shed I don't mean the small gap between your shed and boundary wall, hedge or fence, I mean what's around the corner at the en...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:37:35
82. Vegetarian Shepherds Pie Recipe
Vegetarian Shepherds Pie Recipe
This is my vegetarian variation on a very traditional British dish using soya mince and other nutritional ingredients from the kitchen to make a meat-free shepherds pie. As a vegetarian Im always been keen to try various soya mixes and products to spice up the menu and make tasty wholesome meals....
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:43:54
83. Roast Potato Cheese Bake Pie Recipe
Roast Potato Cheese Bake Pie Recipe
After your Sunday Lunch what do you do with your leftover roast potatoes? I know some people just through their leftovers away without consideration of the waste of good food. I'm one for 'waste not, want not'; not only don't I like seeing good food going to waste but rehashing it in new and tast...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:44:12
84. Steam Trains and Water Gravity Powered Trains in Britain
Steam Trains and Water Gravity Powered Trains in Britain
Famous stream trains in Britain including the two in the Lake District, namely the 'Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway' with its now narrow gauge rails of just 15 inches, was originally 3 feet when it was built in 1875; and the 'Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway' built in 1869 with the more conventio...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:32:23
85. Victorian Poetry in 19th Century Britain and America
Victorian Poetry in 19th Century Britain and America
A review of poetry written during the Victorian Era in Britain and America mostly from poems published in Victorian era newspapers and saved by my great-great grandfather, George Burgess (1829-1905) in his Victorian Scrapbook; which has since been published to the web on Nathanville for free view...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:32:23
86. Simple Guide to Planning your DIY Home and Garden Projects
Simple Guide to Planning your DIY Home and Garden Projects
To successfully complete home and garden projects e.g. DIY, Gardening, Cookery, youll find using the three main aims of Project Management, Cost, Quality and Time at a basic level can be a very effective tool. If you dont know Project Management then you're not going to become an expert overnight...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:32:17
87. Strengthen and Extend your Cat Tree with a Cubbyhole
Strengthen and Extend your Cat Tree with a Cubbyhole
Our cats love their cat tree, the more we extend it the more they like it. However they are part Maine Coon and as such the big brother now weighing 17Ibs puts a lot of strain on the cat tree to the extent that although its safe it does wobble a bit like a tree when hes on the top most platform. ...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:44:16
88. Fridge Magnets review 2014
Fridge Magnets review 2014
I love fridge magnets; theyre functional and fun dcor for the fridge, which is my type of ornament e.g. artistic art dcor with a practical use. For me ornaments, attractive as they may be and although they may add to the dcor, without a function are little more than just dust collectors. The type...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:54:29
89. Best Deep Fat Fryers review 2014
Best Deep Fat Fryers review 2014
Cook your chips (French Fries) in a chip pan, or even oven bake shop bought ones, and wondering whether to buy a deep fat fryer? Well now's your chance to look at the options and make your own informed decision on whether this too could become your favourite cooking tool. Having been brought up o...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:43:49
90. Bread and Butter Pudding with Crusts
Bread and Butter Pudding with Crusts
One popular dish, ideal for garden and celebratory parties, is the traditional British Bread and butter pudding. A favourite of mine, its easy, quick and inexpensive to make; and incredibly, packed with wholesome flavour. This recipe is a variation of mine based on the traditional bread and butt...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:30:30
91. Simple and inexpensive seed sower device for precision seed sowing
Simple and inexpensive seed sower device for precision seed sowing
My personal Review and Recommendation for such a simple yet effective device for accurate sowing of tiny seeds to minimise seed wastage and save time later in not having to worry about thinning seedlings; disturbing the roots less and encouraging healthy growth.I grow all my own vegetables organi...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:23:08
92. Sunrise Pear Dessert
Sunrise Pear Dessert
A refreshing fruit cocktail with a difference; a simple recipe I conjured-up from fresh fruit and yogurt as an alternative to a plain and simple fruit cocktail. Made using all fresh fruits and yogurt it's a wholesome dessert dish packed with nutritional goodness and rich in vitamins. Harvesting a...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:34:17
93. Ten Healthier Potato Recipe Ideas
Ten Healthier Potato Recipe Ideas
Wholesome Potatoes for Tasty Meals; along with wheat and rice potatoes is one of the staple diet foods of the world, especially in Europe and America. As nice as they are all too often with the addition of salt and too much fat in recipes rather than being a healthy part of a balanced diet they b...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:42:17
94. How to make a Cold Frame by utilising your brick BBQ
How to make a Cold Frame by utilising your brick BBQ
When I think of cold frames I think of the brick built Victorian designs with brick sides and sloping framed glass tops, which of course if you have the space you can make quite easily yourself; just like making a brick BBQ. This article is a step by step guide to multipurpose your brick BBQ as a...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:54:47
95. Victorian Society in America and Britain
Victorian Society in America and Britain
Victorian Society in America and Britain in the 19th century was rich and varied; it was an age of discovery and innovations benefiting many people. Yet, as in any society there were those less fortunate who were not always given the care and respect they deserved, and needed. Fanny Fern 1811-187...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:54:44
96. The Herb Garden
The Herb Garden
Herbs grown in my Organic Mediaeval style Garden, in raised beds and containers, adds diversity to the garden. In this article I Feature a number of flowers and weeds not normally associated with herbs e.g. pot marigold, dandelion and nettle, and Herbs for the kitchen such as Mint (black peppermi...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:53:50
97. Wildlife Bird Parks in South West France
Wildlife Bird Parks in South West France
While on holiday in southern France I had a fun moment of filming a Pigeon having a little dance on the handrail of a footbridge over the pond at le lac du parc Bordelais (the park of Bordeaux), moments later a swan stretches its wings and ducks swim on the water. The video then switches to parc ...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:31:35
98. European City Farm and Zoo Animals and Wildlife Birds
European City Farm and Zoo Animals and Wildlife Birds
My selection of photo albums and videos of wildlife, zoo and farm animals photographed and filmed by me while on holiday in England, Wales and France. A few of the videos are tongue in cheek (just for a little nonsensical fun) and include a short post production clip of a fish appearing to come o...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:28:04
99. Five Easy Pest Control Steps to Safe Organic Gardening
Five Easy Pest Control Steps to Safe Organic Gardening
As an organic gardener not wishing to use chemicals where possible I try to work with Nature to establish a safe organic eco-system. An eco-system that's organically safe for wildlife, pets and humans and which provides me with sufficient harvests from my back garden to feed us most of the year. ...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:43:40
100. British Native and Wildlife Birds
British Native and Wildlife Birds
Seeing birds in the wild is always a delight, wherever on holiday in England we often see plenty of wildlife and with camera ready I always try to capture it on film. This article is a showcase of some of the British wildlife birds, predominately ducks and swans, which we've seen on our journeys ...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:51:31
101. Learn about Healthy Alternatives to Salt in your Diet
Learn about Healthy Alternatives to Salt in your Diet
Too much salt in your food, be honest, we all eat too much salt. Take a look with me at these good healthy alternatives, have a taste and see for yourself. The health hazards of too much salt in our food is well known; most people may be aware that too much salt in our daily diet can raise blood ...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:46:38
102. Three great but not so famous 19th century British and American writers
Three great but not so famous 19th century British and American writers
These great writers and authors of their time, Mary Sewell (1797-1884) an English author whos daughter went on to become a famous writer and author of Black Beauty, Fanny Fern (1811-1872) a popular 19th century American newspaper columnist and George Burgess (1829-1906) a prolific diarist each ha...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:45:20
103. Cauliflower Cheese Recipe with baked potatoes and baked tomatoes
Cauliflower Cheese Recipe with baked potatoes and baked tomatoes
It's a traditional British dish we have as a treat from time to time, in the past my wife has always made it because (although I can cook most things) I never got the hang of making the cheese sauce; that is until recently, when I stumbled across a 1940's war time recipe for cheese sauce that wor...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:44:09
104. How to Make Banana Milkshakes
How to Make Banana Milkshakes
I wrote this article not so much about making great milkshakes as most everybody knows how to do that, although a recipe for banana milkshake is included. It's more about using your kitchen appliances innovatively to give you more versatility without the need to buy lots of expensive specialised ...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:46:39
105. Potato Cheese and Onion Sauce for stuffed Baked Potatoes Recipe
Potato Cheese and Onion Sauce for stuffed Baked Potatoes Recipe
This is my own recipe for making potato cheese and onion sauce for baked potatoes which I recently came up with as an alternative to bake potatoes stuffed with mashed potato and topped with grated cheese; following my experimentation in variations with cheese sauce recipes. Until recently, when ...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:34:18
106. Southern France Wildlife and Nature Parks
Southern France Wildlife and Nature Parks
We always make a point of visiting at least one of the many wildlife, bird, animal and nature parks in southern France when on holiday. This article is a holiday review of some of these Wildlife and Nature Parks with highlights of a few places we've visited over the years when holidaying in south...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:33:13
107. Review of Belgium and its waterways for holidaying
Review of Belgium and its waterways for holidaying
A Week traversing the Belgium rivers and canals from Nieuwpoort to Bruges stopping off at several cities en-route for sightseeing including the famous chocolate museum in Burge. Want to know more; below is a brief summary of our journey on the Belgium waterways with an invitation to join us in vi...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:30:32
108. A Peek at Victorian Science in the 19th century
A Peek at Victorian Science in the 19th century
The Victorian Era is considered the age of discovery and with advancement in steam power engineering the inspiration for the popular steampunk cult of today. Most certainly by the end of the 19th century the Victorians had made considerable advancements in technological and scientific knowledge a...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:40:32
109. The Middleton Family of Washington DC
The Middleton Family of Washington DC
In the beginning my first ever lens on Squidoo highlighted the Victorian scrapbook of George Burgess (my great-great grandfather) and his profession as a phrenologist. It also touched on the life of my great grandmother (one of his daughters) and the remarkable family she married into. Following...
Relationships & Family - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:42:22
110. Picture Perfect Cheddar Gorge and its Caves
Picture Perfect Cheddar Gorge and its Caves
Cheddar Gorge, famous for its caves, and their well-known cheddar cheese, is situated in the Mendip Hills at the northern edge of Cheddar village, Somerset, England. The Gorge being just 20 miles southwest from where we live in Bristol is one of our favourite travel spots in the summer. On a nice...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:46:38
111. Fanny Fern 1811-1872 Famous 19th century American Woman newspaper columnist
Fanny Fern 1811-1872 Famous 19th century American Woman newspaper columnist
Fanny Fern (1811-1872) was a prominent 19th century American woman newspaper columnist who wrote on social issues; her real name was Sarah Willis. She was born in Portland, Maine, America and her parents were Nathaniel Willis, a newspaper owner, and his wife Hannah Parker. She is of particular in...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:44:16
112. Mistral's Love Triangle with Freedom and Braveheart
Mistral's Love Triangle with Freedom and Braveheart
The true story of Mistral the Essex Swan and her love triangles over ten years in Dovercourt, Essex. Mistral is a Mute swan who flew into the neighbouring village of Harwich one windy day in March 1999. From where she came no one knows but for the next ten years of her life the Harwich Environmen...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:34:17
113. My Purple Star and LotD Awards by Nathanville
My Purple Star and LotD Awards by Nathanville
Having received my first LotD (Lens of the Day) award and collected my first dozen Purple Star Awards from Squidoo for outstanding Lenses (Articles) I would like to thank Squidoo and its members for all the support and encouragement they've given me to write quality lenses. In appreciation I woul...
Squidoo Community - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:31:30
114. Multipurpose Tea Trolley for Sewing Table
Multipurpose Tea Trolley for Sewing Table
Sometimes furniture just lends itself to multi-purposing, and this was one such occasion. A friend gave us a tea trolley at about the same time as I was thinking of making a bespoke sewing table. Instantly I saw the potential of the tea trolley becoming a sewing table, it was just the right dimen...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:42:17
115. Toasties, Things on Toast, Double Decker toasted sandwiches and other great sandwich ideas
Toasties, Things on Toast, Double Decker toasted sandwiches and other great sandwich ideas
Toasties, toasted sandwiches, toasted double deckers (aka triple deckers) and great vegetarian sandwich recipe ideas for all things nice, but not necessarily healthy; especially if you're on a diet e.g. the famous British Chip Butty and the less well known crisp sandwich all make for an occasiona...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:32:17
116. How to make a simple vertical space saving Foil Rack for the kitchen
How to make a simple vertical space saving Foil Rack for the kitchen
A simple space saving Idea utilising dead space in the kitchen; those silly little gaps at the end of kitchen units and between kitchen appliances, where often you might be able to squeeze in a pull-out kitchen towel rail or fit a vertical wine rack. This project was done on a no cost bases usin...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:28:04
117. Air Displays and Events
Air Displays and Events
I like air displays, and I love the more unusual, so this article is less about aircraft air displays and more of helicopters, model planes, aerobatics and skydivers, filmed by me in Bristol, in Weston Super Mare at the largest helicopter museum in the world and their helicopter display just off ...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:28:04
118. Great Cat Interactive Feeder Toys Review 2013
Great Cat Interactive Feeder Toys Review 2013
Kittens love toys, kittens are very playful, kittens are fun to watch and a joy to play with, all too soon though your kittens are grown cats and then all they seem content in doing is sleeping and eating; and if you don't provide cat scratching posts, scratching your carpets and furniture. Howe...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:51:26
119. Electrical Tools and Accessories Review 2014
Electrical Tools and Accessories Review 2014
Being a DIY enthusiast this is my personal review and recommendations for great DIY Power Tools and Accessories which I frequently use and find most useful for my DIY projects around the home. In particularly, this review focuses on the DeWalt Power Tools, the Dremel, the Evolution Rage Circular ...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:42:22
120. Jewelry Box Reviews 2014
Jewelry Box Reviews 2014
A classy jewellery box or showcase may just be the perfect gift for the woman who loves her jewellery (Jewelry). She may already have a good selection of necklaces, bracelets and rings, and maybe a simple jewellery box for keeping them safe on her dressing table; but does she have an elegant or s...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:43:48
121. Candle Making Simple Guide and Great Candle Making Kits 2014
Candle Making Simple Guide and Great Candle Making Kits 2014
I love making candles and in this article I give a step by step guide (based on my own experience) on how you can make your own candles from recycled candle wax. I also, provide a number of recommended options for you to buy your own Candle Making Kits, as the ideal gift to help get craft lovers ...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:31:30
122. How to make a wooden Hairbrush Rack
How to make a wooden Hairbrush Rack
How to Guide in Four Simple Steps to handcrafting your own Bespoke Designed Hairbrush Rack from a piece of wood and a wire coat hanger. In this article I demonstrate how making something as simple as this can be done on a shoestring budget; and how it can easily be made in one afternoon. In makin...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:28:04
123. Decor Mugs for the Kitchen Review 2014
Decor Mugs for the Kitchen Review 2014
This article showcases some of our personalised, novelty, cute and funny mugs, offering tips and ideas on how you may build your own collection of collectable mugs to entertain and amuse when you, your family and your guests sit back and enjoy a quiet or sociable hot drink together. We started w...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:54:38
124. Storage Jars and Containers for the Kitchen, review 2014
Storage Jars and Containers for the Kitchen, review 2014
We find that by using pots, jars, containers and caddies, whether they be glass, wood, metal, china or marble is a very convenient way to store dry food and keep utensils in our kitchen so that theyre ready and to hand when needed. I wrote this article to look at some of our storage solutions in...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:54:59
125. Toasters and Toasting Appliances Reviews 2014
Toasters and Toasting Appliances Reviews 2014
As with any household item I buy I always decide before hand what I want from the product, find the product that meet those expectations and then look for the experiences of others before making my final 'informed' decision. The same is true for our toaster, so here I aim to share my experience ...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:45:19
126. Best Bread Makers Review 2014
Best Bread Makers Review 2014
Baking Your Own Bread these days with modern bread makers' couldn't be simpler. Not that many years ago making bread in the oven was often an art, time consuming, labour intensive and could be hit and miss as to whether the bread would rise or not; becoming light and fluffy or stay a heavy stodgy...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:46:38
127. Pear fruit salad with yogurt
Pear fruit salad with yogurt
A refreshing fruit cocktail with cooked pear, a selection of soft fruits and yogurt; best prepared before the main course, left to cool while you are enjoying your main meal and then served as a dessert. This recipe of mine is a variation on Sunrise Pear Dessert which I adapted from a similar rec...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:45:20
128. Mashed Potato and Cheese Omelette Recipe
Mashed Potato and Cheese Omelette Recipe
Making omelettes is easy and quick, and just takes five minutes preparation and less than five minutes cooking. They're versatile, you can add almost anything to an omelette (omelet), and an omelette is almost a complete meal in itself; just add a few chips (French Fries), baked beans and or sala...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:44:49
129. Pumpkin Pie British Style with Apple
Pumpkin Pie British Style with Apple
This was new territory for me, being British I've never tasted Pumpkin before.So when a friend offered me one from his garden in exchange for me helping him to bring in his autumn harvest I jumped at the opportunity in having a go at making Pumpkin pie; something I've always fancied trying. Howe...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:30:30
130. English Castles with Medieval Festivals and Living Museums
English Castles with Medieval Festivals and Living Museums
Across England, as with most of Europe, there are castles in just about every city and town dating from Roman times, like Colchester castle, to the 19th Century Victorian follies and modern times if you include the full size castle at Legoland. Many of these castles are in disrepair while others ...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:44:38
131. Tomato and Potato pie in cheese sauce 1940 Style
Tomato and Potato pie in cheese sauce  1940 Style
As my main hobby is genealogy I love to appreciate how my ancestors lived, one way being to recreate recipes of their day; in this case the sort of food experienced by my grandparents subjected to food rationing of the 1940s during the 2nd world war. Except as a vegetarian I often have to adapt t...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:42:40
132. Review of a Geeky Robotic Lawn Mower 2014
Review of a Geeky Robotic Lawn Mower 2014
A personal review and video demonstration of a geeky robotic lawn mower that automatically cuts your lawn as you just sit back and relax on your patio. This review article is written by me having had the pleasure of trying out the Auto Mower by Husqvarna for myself as part of weeks trial for a lo...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:51:26
133. British Urban Fox Fact and Myth
British Urban Fox  Fact and Myth
Contrary to the myth of urban foxes riffling through bins one of the main food source for the urban fox is small, slower pray, particularly snails; so apart from perhaps occasionally digging up the odd plant in the garden the fox can be beneficial to the gardener. The 'One Contented Fox' portray...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:57:11
134. French Fireworks Displays
French Fireworks Displays
Spectacular, I've been to many fireworks displays in England but none compare in intensity or duration to the well-orchestrated public fireworks displays organised by the French. On our first visit to the Vendee Coast in France St Gilles Croix de Vie held a public fireworks display to music which...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:44:16
135. Review of Wildlife Bird Parks and City Farms in Southern France
Review of Wildlife Bird Parks and City Farms in Southern France
A most wonderful bird wildlife park, Parc Ornithologique du Teich, southern France not far from Bordeaux as featured in this article is one of the Bird Parks and Animal Farms (City Farms) we've visited while on holiday. This Bird Park is well worth a visit and if you enjoy wildlife wetlands like ...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:31:30
136. Hand Feeding Swans on English Lakes and Rivers
Hand Feeding Swans on English Lakes and Rivers
There is a growing misguided belief across the web that feeding bread to birds is bad but the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds), a leading authority in birds health and welfare, advocates bread and other household scraps as an acceptable food source, provided it's part of a balance...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:40:30
137. European Wildlife and Birds in Britain and France
European Wildlife and Birds in Britain and France
If you love wildlife you'll love these videos and photos, which I took while on holiday and day tips in England and France, featuring European wildlife, Nature and wildlife birds. Some of our holiday tips included visits to the wetlands in the Bordeaux Region of France, with close-up video footag...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:30:31
138. Just A Little Walk on the Lite Side in the Lake District
Just A Little Walk on the Lite Side in the Lake District
Just a little walk on the lite side is my presentation of the Lake District following our most wonderful holiday there. My presentation isn't exhaustive by any means as the Lake District covers a large mountainous area with numerous lakes, the largest of which is Lake Windermere. This article is...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:30:30
139. Utilising your Loft Space for a Photography or Film Studio
Utilising your Loft Space for a Photography or Film Studio
In Britain loft conversion have to meet very specific building regulations and is likely to require planning permission; so not all lofts are suitable for conversion and invariably loft conversions are expensive but costs can be minimised if after obtaining planning permission, meeting building r...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:34:18
140. Bordeaux Region, Southern France Holiday Review
Bordeaux Region, Southern France Holiday Review
My Holiday Review of the Arcachon and the Bay of Arcachon, near Bordeaux and the great places we visited in the Region. The bay of Arcachon is protected from the open sea so the water is always calm and the local beaches are just breath-taking. One tourist attraction is a boat trip around De I'll...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:32:23
141. West Coast of France Holiday Review
West Coast of France Holiday Review
France has always been our great summer holiday spot of the year; first we explored Northern France, Brittany, Paris and Disneyland Paris, gradually moving south year by year until over fifteen years later we end-up in the southern depths of France right down in the Bordeaux Region. This article...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:42:20
142. England and Wales Great Places to Visit Holiday Reviews
England and Wales Great Places to Visit Holiday Reviews
Just A Little Walk on the Lite Side in the Lake District is just one of the many great places I've visited on holiday in Britain; this article including my videos and personal reviews to give you a taste of Britain at its best. Wish to learn more then read on and see what else England can offer ...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:43:40
143. Nathanville Lensography
Nathanville Lensography
All about me, I and myself; or rather my hobbies and interests which are mainly Genealogy; History (particularly Victorian and 19th Century History in Britain and America); Multimedia; Home and Garden hobbies including, cookery, gardening and DIY; Wildlife and Nature and Travel in England and Fra...
Squidoo Community - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:52:06
144. 19th Century Perspective of Historic Events
19th Century Perspective of Historic Events
Victorians and Americans in the Victorian Era writing about their own history can make for some interesting reading. This Lens looks at three Victorian era newspaper articles, one of them being from an American newspaper on an emotive but touching story (with a happy ending) of the American Slave...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:30:32
145. British Historical Sites great for off the beaten track day trips and holidays
British Historical Sites great for off the beaten track day trips and holidays
British History and architecture in the making from Neolithic to Edwardian; great places worthy of a visit, many off which are off the beaten track or not so well known by tourists. These interesting historical sites are places where I have either lived or visited on my travels around Britain ove...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:42:39
146. Mothers Last Words - Popular Victorian story by Mary Sewell 1797-1884
Mothers Last Words - Popular Victorian story by Mary Sewell 1797-1884
Mother's Last Words is a very touching story that will bring a tear to many eyes; and with being 16 pages long is well worth the read. The story starts with a mother on her death bed in a basement flat in Victorian London speaks her dying words to her two mournful young sons in threadbare clothes...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:44:37
147. Communal Vegetable Gardening
Communal Vegetable Gardening
A few friends and neighbours keen to swop seeds, plants and harvest and share gardening skills, knowledge and experience asked if I would help in co-ordinating a gardening project so that we would all benefit from communal vegetable gardening. This objective to save money on our shopping bills be...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:51:31
148. British Wildlife in the New Forest, England
British Wildlife in the New Forest, England
The New Forest, England (created as a royal forest by William I c1079). A brief overview of this area of outstanding natural beauty and a glimpse of some of the wildlife there, namely, the Black headed gulls nosily feeding while we were enjoying a picnic in the New Forest and the New Forest Ponie...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:45:20
149. Fortified Tea Wine Recipe
Fortified Tea Wine Recipe
Tea Wine is my favourite home brew wine; and it goes well served with biscuits. It's not a well-known wine and it's not one of the traditional home brew wines, unlike peapod wine; although recipes for tea wine have been around for a long time. It's quite ironic that although I don't like tea, I'm...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:45:20
150. Cruising Lake Windermere, Lake District, England Holiday Review
Cruising Lake Windermere, Lake District, England Holiday Review
Photos and videos of the day we spent cruising Lake Windermere, the largest and most spectacular lake in the Lake District; and our week in this most gorgeous part of England. The Lakes in Cumbria were formed by ice from the retreating glaciers, gouged out of the mountainsides of Cumbria, North W...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:44:38
151. British Chips and the Famous British Chip Butty
British Chips and the Famous British Chip Butty
This Article shows various ways to prepare, cook and serve the Traditional British chip (French Fries) and how to make the famous British Chip Butty. I also take a peek into the history and traditions of the humble English chip and grapple the confusion of its name between the two Great Nations o...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:44:38
152. Banana Fruit Salad and Custard with Cake Recipe
Banana Fruit Salad and Custard with Cake Recipe
Two simple dessert dishes, the first is an innovative dish adapted by my wife from an old recipe her mother would sometimes serve as a dessert dish after the evening meal. Her parents who lived through the second world war and the food rationing that followed was used to the concept of 'make do a...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:45:20
153. Blueberry and Banana Stuffed Melon
Blueberry and Banana Stuffed Melon
Forever looking for innovative ways to present simple dishes and serving up a melon for dessert rather than just slice the melon into segments or chopping it into cubes (chunks) as part of a fruit salad as I normally would I thought I would be a bit experimental and do something a little differen...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:30:31
154. Model Railways and Train Enthusiasts
Model Railways and Train Enthusiasts
Ive always had a fascination for steam, I can remember when I was young how on my way to school steam use to billow up on one side of the humpback bridge and then a few seconds later the other side as a steam rain went underneath. Long gone are those days but enthusiast clubs have restored small ...
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:41:34
155. 19th century British and American Political History
19th century British and American Political History
My interest in this subject stems from my genealogy research, specifically in relation to my great-great grandfather who spent his youth in America and kept his own scrapbook which gives an insight into his political views. Based on my findings in his scrapbook I give in this article a glimpse of...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:32:21
156. Lifting the lid off Publications in the Victoriana Era
Lifting the lid off Publications in the Victoriana Era
There's no better way to learn about the Victorians than through their writings. This lens directs you to a number of original written and published sources freely available on the web to view and read and thereby give you an opportunity to learn for yourself from these Victorian Era publications...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:28:04
157. Temperance Movements in the 19th Century and Teetotalism
Temperance Movements in the 19th Century and Teetotalism
George Burgess (1829-1905) became a teetotaller when he was about 21; in his diary he writes:- "About the year 1850, in America, I examined and then adopted the principles of Total Abstinence from all intoxicating drinks." Also, while in America, George Burgess starts to collect newspaper artic...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:32:23
158. Victorian Religion - 19th century Religion in Britain and America
Victorian Religion - 19th century Religion in Britain and America
Whether you are religious or not you have to admire the Victorians for their energies devoted to re-evaluating their beliefs. In previous generations the church was the centre of the community and it was taken for granted that children would be christened or baptised and that couples would have a...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:31:37
159. Victorian Humour in America and Britain
Victorian Humour in America and Britain
This lens gives an insight into the humour (humor) in Britain and America during the Victorian Era by looking at some of the large collection of British and American newspaper articles saved by my great-great grandfather George Burgess (1829-1905) and stuck into his Victorian Scrapbook. George, ...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:37:35
160. Bristol's Architecture and History
Bristol's Architecture and History
BRISTOL, Brycgstow (Old English), Brigstowe/Brigstow (Middle English) meaning 'Bridge Place'. (Middle English stowen, from stowe meaning 'place'). Bristol started as a small Anglo-Saxon settlement on the river Avon, and as its name suggests was centered around a wooden bridge joining the communi...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:34:18
161. BRITANNIA - Holiday Guide to Historic Sites and Sites of Natural Interest in Britain
BRITANNIA - Holiday Guide to Historic Sites and Sites of Natural Interest in Britain
This Article is a brief Holiday Review of some of the interesting Historical Sites I've visited over the years and gives you a quick look at British History and Nature in England and Wales. Follow me on my travels around Britain to see some of the wonders of these English Castles, Historical site...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:32:25
162. Restoration of an old pair of scales and repurposing as a fruit bowl
Restoration of an old pair of scales and repurposing as a fruit bowl
Restoring an old pair of scales is not as hard as it may sound, and once restored what then.Retro thinking, they would look great and be functional in the kitchen.Although if you have modern digital scales you may not want an old pair of scales taking up valuable kitchen surface top space. My sol...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:20:55
163. The problems of cutting cheese
The problems of cutting cheese
A cheese wire for cutting cheese is something I have always fancied in the kitchen, but our first experience of one was disappointing; hence my desire to find a practical solution; which ended up being a repurposed a hacksaw; and making a new cheese board to go with it. The cheese wire we bought...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:24:16
164. How to make a Bathroom Medicine Cabinet
How to make a Bathroom Medicine Cabinet
As part of recent renovation of our shower room I ripped-out and replaced the old wash basin, under sink cupboard and the cheap plastic bathroom cabinet above the sink. We replaced the wash basin and under-sink cupboard with a new vanity sink and cupboard unit bought for almost half price in the ...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:24:16

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