Sticks can be incredibly dangerous As can tree stumps, branches, twigs – and hard leaves. I had a dog who gashed his leg, plunging into a river, on a bit of tree submerged in the mud (luckily, missing anything vital: he needed stitches, but quickly recovered). Throwing sticks for dogs is also the cause of … Continue reading Simple garden safety tips
The world is full of the likes of 'you'll be amazed by these simple household tips'. And variations thereon. '101 uses for vinegar' (other than shaking the bottle over your chips*). 'Amazing uses for Epsom salts' (if you can actually find a shop that sells them: bubble bath probably not being a great substitute). There's … Continue reading Five 1940s household tips
How often should I post on my blog? Thoughts, facts, and some common sense. Some of us set up blogs for fun, some for the challenge, some because we have something we want to share with the world, some in the hope of making money. (This post is part of Changing Lemons’ ‘be nice’ ethos). … Continue reading How often should I post on my blog?
Saying ‘no’ or ‘maybe’ when trying tactfully to decline an invitation is a social minefield, where the best of intentions can end up giving the wrong impression. The Imposition You’re busy. Really busy. And then you get an invitation from a friend or relative that would mean giving up time you can’t spare. And possibly … Continue reading How to decline an invitation gracefully