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How To Make Home Made Bird Feeders

Let's be honest, we all love having birds in the garden. They really are a delight. From the sounds on a spring morning and the background noise of a relaxing summer's afternoon, the tweeting somehow fills us with joy. However, when the winter comes, we don't spend so much time outside and feeding the birds becomes more of an effort. However, this is when the birds really need us as there are less natural food sources around for them. For them to get through the harsh winter weather, many birds 'fatten up' so that they are able to stay warm. It is around this time of year that you will see the garden centres all of a sudden fill their shelves with fat balls and suet...

Keep your cool this summer: Which fan is best?

So the temperature has gone over 20C and they are set to last for weeks! PANIC! Time to get a fan I hear you say to keep cool this summer. Yes, yes. We're mad! We spend most of the winter complaining that it is too cold and then come May, the temperature rises to 20C, all of a sudden it is too hot! According to many of the studies that are out today, this is most likely one of the many wonderful byproducts of global warming and we won't see it easing up any time soon. Rather than waiting until late July to get hold of your ever important fan, you're better off getting one now and saving yourself a couple of hours of hunting...

Get Ready to BBQ!

BBQ season is officially upon us. Here are a few things to consider this season to ensure that you have all you need to BBQ. So us British are somewhat fanatical are really quite mad when it comes to BBQs. It may be 16C with the slightest glimmer of a sun ray, and we pull out the BBQ with the rusting grills and give it a good scrub and clean so that we can spend time outdoors with sizzling food, sharing the experience with friends and family. What many fail to understand is that BBQing is really quite an art and by doing some really simple things, you can turn what could be construed as an average BBQ into something really quite special. Cleaning One thing that I...

Make Your Leather Sofa Look Like New

No kidding, leather sofas look great when they are new! However, over time, they fade and don't look as good as they once did - they look tired! We've had our sofa for coming up two years now which has seen us through two summers. During the summer months, the sofas are blasted with sun every day as our garden is south facing. Needless to say, this hasn't helped the situation. Neither has our toddler beginning to climb all over them with grubby hands and feet. Time to sort it out! When we bought the sofas from DFS, we were provided with some cleaning boxes that had wipes and conditioner in it. Whilst it cleaned the sofa, it really didn't do anything to help restore the leather...
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