Time Wasters: Fantastically Fun Apps to Use While Sitting in the Bathroom

It seems that plenty of us are not shy about confessing to taking longer than they need to in the bathroom, mainly because it happens to be a great place to hide away and waste some time with some entertaining apps on your phone.

The days of taking a newspaper in for your visit to “the throne” are long gone and our phone is the companion of choice if you want to while away some extra minutes.

Planning A Stunning Garden Party

With summer right around the corner and the weather turning for the better, there has never been a better time to start to plan for your first garden party of the year. The grass is fresh, the flowers are bursting into life and you know it will be a dry weekend, so what are you waiting for?

If you want to make the most of your weekend party, here’s our tips for success.

Cut The Grass Early

You know you will have to cut the grass before everyone arrives. Even if you only cut it the weekend before, you will still want to top it off. Don’t leave this until the morning of your party, you will have far too many other things to do then. You can get the garden looking supreme the night before and then not have to worry about the time-consuming mowing.

Plan For Wet Weather

If you remember wet-play times at school, you will see that the teachers always had a box of tricks up their sleeves to ensure that they got a break. If you are smart, you will have your own box of tricks ready just in case the rain clouds come overhead and everyone is forced inside. Setting up some table games is an easy solution to your problems and even if it doesn’t rain, some people might enjoy a few spins of roulette. You can read more here if it is something that you consider doing.

Keep The Music In Your Garden

Okay, so we know this one can’t really happen, but you can at least try. Moving your speakers to the edge of your garden and facing them in towards your house, will help to limit the spread of music into your neighbours. Alternatively, just make sure you invite the neighbours and then they won’t have any need to complain.

Have Shaded Areas

In the most unlikely event that the British summer decides to show up at your party, you will need to have somewhere outside where your guests can get out of the sun. Lobsters are great at fancy dress parties, but not when they are sunburnt friends. A gazebo or parasols could be easy solutions and they have the added benefit of being able to be moved around with the sun.

Have Some Lighter Drinks

A few glasses of wine and a pint or two of beer are very welcome relief right at the start of any party, but later on in the day you might just be hankering for something a little lighter. Try offering out some Bucks Fizz, Pimms or even just a long Gin and Tonic. These will be especially welcome if it is a hot and sunny day.

Your first garden party of the year, will set the tone for the rest of the parties. Following our four simple steps will help to make sure that you don’t have any embarrassing slips or forget to provide a range of drinks to keep all of your guests happy.

Four Fun Things You Can Do For Free

Fun on a budget seems a far-fetched idea. We all start thinking of all the things that we would have to sacrifice in order to get it. But what about having fun for free? Even though it may seem improbable at times to have fun without going to expensive places, it is certainly possible. Here are four things you can do that won’t make your pocket any lighter but would still give you memories to cherish:

Love The Shoe Sale

There is not a single word in the English language that I love more than the word ‘sale’. It means so much to me and my face immediately lets everyone know by breaking out into a huge smile.

Sales mean buying new clothes, new shoes and a new handbag. They mean getting a bargain on something which was too expensive to buy. They mean restocking my wardrobe for less than the dress I am wearing. They mean having a day of fun rooting through all of the options and finally finding the one I want.

Unusual Travel Destinations: Sofia, Bulgaria

What’s the first thing you would do if you won the lottery? Buy a new house? Quit your job? Travel around the world? Every time lotteries attract our interest with their huge jackpot prizes, we begin fantasizing what our lives would be like with so much money. We hurry to purchase our EuroMillions tickets and anxiously await the next draw. Did our numbers come up? Did we win the jackpot?

Best Way to Clean Your Oven

Among the most-used appliances in the home, the oven is also one of those that undergoes the most wear and tear. It’s a fact that, for housewives everywhere, cleaning the oven is the worst chore of all, and one that is put off time and time again. Of course, this just means that, when you do get around to it, it will be worse than ever! The trick is to do it regularly, using the right materials, and the best brands. The problem here is finding the right one, as there are many brands that promise a lot yet, when you try and use them, don’t actually do the job as well as you had hoped.

Turning your spare room into a gym

Have you ever envied celebrities who get to stay in great shape partly because they have home gyms? Woking out at home is very convenient. You don’t have to queue to use equipment or put up with other people’s chatter. You won’t feel self-conscious about your body or have to put up with strangers’ inept flirting. Because there is no travel involved, you are likely to find yourself working out more often and doing so in a way that fits in better with the rest of your daily routine. It can be difficult to find the space to exercise in a crowded living room, especially if you’ve got kids underfoot, but a home gym is the perfect solution.

How To Spoil Your Loved Ones On Valentine’s Day

Regardless of how you feel about it Valentine’s Day. You can choose to be a grouch about it or to join the rest of humanity and celebrate love. The world was as red as people expressed their love for the people they care for. The best way to spoil your loved ones on Valentine’s Day is the same as on every other day. By giving them something that they want, not what you want. But on this day you cannot fail to go the extra mile. Especially when the intended recipient is more feminine than male. The bigger the gift the greater the expression of love.

Off Grid Doesn’t Have to Mean Inconvenient and Expensive Energy.

For the majority of us in the UK, when we get cold we simply flick a switch and the heating comes on. We pay the gas bills and it keeps flowing via underground pipes into our houses and we never need to give it a second thought.

Making Your House a Home

DIY in the home and the hazards involved.

Whether you’re thinking of getting your foot on the property ladder or are an existing homeowner looking to improve and sell your home, the prospect of a renovation project could be enticing. If your borrowing allowance for a mortgage is too low for the size of property you’re after, you could save money by buying a house that needs some work doing, providing you have the time to commit to the project. Given the correct care and attention, you could even stand to make a profit.