A lot of us work hard ahead of the holidays (and in general) to get into good shape, only for it to be undone by over eating and drinking come Christmas. Well, I think it’s time to forget the ‘I’ll sort it in the New Year’ resolution shenanigans and instead continue with a healthy regime, over (gasp) Christmas.
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Energy prices are set to rise and now, more than ever, it’s important to do what you can to reduce your consumption. There is no reason not to adopt behaviours and practices that are more energy efficient and that will help to reduce your carbon footprint. And hey, if you don’t give a toss about the effect you’re having on the environment then at least do it to save the dosh.
A lot of time on your hands? Want to start thinking outside the box? Good for you! A few ideas to help get you started and no, I’m not about to suggest random appliances you can start fixing or ‘fun’ ways for you to clean the house. No, that would be weird.
With the cooler months en route to us full steam ahead there will be lots of time to spend in the great indoors. A brilliant way to kill time cooped up inside is cooking delicious food and entertaining your mates. Decide what you want to eat, decide what you want drink then ask yourself: ‘Will I enjoy this food and drink as much if I share it with others?’ If the answer is ‘no’ then scrap the entertaining bit and just get stuck in yourself.
Love him or hate him you can’t deny the excitement Boris Johnson’s speech evoked after the Olympians parade yesterday. It’s been a fantastic summer for sports and especially for the athletes who call Great Britain home. Not only did the games offer a chance for team GB to become one of the most decorated in Olympic history but don’t forget about the likes of Bradley Wiggins claiming the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, Roy McIlroy winning the US Open golf tournament and just last night Andy Murray won not only his first major at the US open, but he also became the first Brit in 76 years to win a Grand Slam title (last time was Fred Perry at the US Open in 1936).
The bank holiday is set to be a washout. Hey, no matter there are loads of activities you can engage in indoors. Why not fix some appliances? If yours are in good working condition and don’t need to be fixed, well then go round to your mate’s and offer to fix theirs. Not only will you be doing something you can enjoy indoors and away from the rain, but you’ll also become a fix it yourself hero. Yes, hero. You’ve got from now until end of day Friday to get learning up on some ideas. A few options:
Ok so everyone is always harping on about how important it is to eat your fruit and veg and get your 5 a day – with good reason!! Fruit and veg provide us with loads of nutrients that are good for mind, body and soul. Ok, not sure about the ‘soul’ factor but look, they’re healthy and taste great. However, fresh produce is not the cheapest of things to buy in the supermarket, so storing it properly to maximise its shelf life is essential.Read more
Right folks, few more tips below to help get you well on your way to saving (energy & pounds). Simple, painless. Go!
- Keep fridges with rear external condensers at least 2 or 3 inches away from the wall. This helps the fridge work to cool its contents more efficiently.
It’s mighty cold out there and the dropping temperature might be just the excuse needed to stay indoors and get some good ol’ cleaning/ chores completed. This way when the weather does start to look better and your mates are all headed out for a knees up you won’t be kicking yourself thinking ‘why the heck didn’t I get this stuff sorted whilst I should have! Even better if you have any little ones kicking around why not get them to help out and spread the work load, making less for all. Why not have them help out with some washing up?
Right folks we are now settled and moving forward into 2012 and there are no doubt plenty of you out there still working on sorting (and ahem sticking to) your resolutions. I personally don’t feel we need the coming of a new year as an excuse to help get ourselves sorted but regardless for those of you needing the extra push then go ahead and let the new year assist you. A thought; if you want to put off your personal resolutions- weight loss, quitting smoking, exercising, being a better citizen but yet still do some good then why not focus on your lovely and loyal home. Come now, get those appliances working in tip top shape. Your kitchen for start has no doubt taken somewhat of a beating if you were entertaining over the holiday period.