I had recent issue with ear wax, that was quite painful, but the solution ended up being simple and easy. Even though the story might be a little gross, I thought I'd share it here in case the simple solution was of use to anybody else. … [Read more...] about Ear Wax – gross, but good solution
Garden Diversity and Slugs
While Kim was visiting us in the UK, I planted some cabbages and pumpkin vines in my new, fledgling garden, but they were attacked very quickly by slugs. Hmm. How annoying. I'm trying to keep the garden as close to organic as possible, so I don't want to use any chemicals to kill the slugs. I started to look into garden diversity as an option and investigated which plants slugs … [Read more...] about Garden Diversity and Slugs
A Slow Worm! A What?
Ever since I've moved to England I've learnt a lot of interesting (and weird) things. The people here think Australia is weird, but the UK has lots of weird things for an Aussie like me, and the latest one is a "Slow Worm". Some of you will know that I do scything in my garden to cut the grass. Ok, I know you think that's weird but it's good exercise, interesting and a very … [Read more...] about A Slow Worm! A What?
Don’t ever use Chronopost
Don't ever use Chronopost Chronopost is a French courier and mail company (part of the DPD Group) and I've had two terrible situations with them. This is just a warning for anyone searching for information on Chronopost - don't ever use them! The first problem A couple of years ago, when I was living in France, I had to send an urgent document to my daughter in Brisbane. … [Read more...] about Don’t ever use Chronopost
Chelsea Flower Show 2015
On Tuesday last, I went to the Chelsea Flower Show in London for the first time. The UK and particularly London is all so new to me. I've seen almost nothing of London, and England in general, and there's so much to see. I'm very glad to have had the opportunity to go to the Chelsea Flower Show. It was a wonderful day with so much of Nature's beauty on display. Here are … [Read more...] about Chelsea Flower Show 2015