• Food

    Ringtons a Great North East Tradition

    Look at the Image above what does it remind you of, days gone by that your grandparents and parents if your my age told you about, to me it signifies quality and the North East at its best. When Samuel Smith O.B.E. began trading as a tea merchant in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1907, he was not to know that one day his Company and its delivery vehicles would be a familiar feature in countless cities, towns and villages stretching from Edinburgh to Peterborough. Today Now, 105 years after Sam Smith began his business, we continue to deliver door-to-door to over 280,000 customers throughout the UK, and many more worldwide…

  • Gardening

    Garden Overhaul

    Hi and thank you for taking the time to read my blog, This post is going to run as its following the overhaul of our garden, We have lived here just over 3 yrs and in that time due to ill health the grass has only ever been cut occasionally, after first having a regular grass cutter who didnt know the meaning of regular then me managing to break 3 lawn mowers in a short space of time, At times its like we live on a demolition site there is approx half an inch of soil the rest is rock hard clay and broken bricks and slabs etc. Anyway now…

  • Household Decor

    Karcher window vac

    I was lucky enough to recieve a Karcher Window vac to review and boy do i love it, The model i recieved was the WV60 window vac,  Upon opening the box included was a small 20ml bottle of concentrate cleaner, a 170mm Vacuum nozzle a larger 280mm nozzle a microfiber wiper with spray bottle and a Lithium battery and charger. Assembling the product was easy and did not need the instructions but referred to them in case i got it wrong. I put the vacuum on charge for 20 minutes then set to cleaning the windows that our regular window cleaner forgot about and no longer calls, first a quick…

  • Household Decor,  Household gadgets

    Vax Bare Floor Advance

    Ive just had the pleasure, if cleaning floors was ever a pleasure of doing mine with a Vax Bare Floor Advance steam cleaner, and here is my thoughts on the machine, Upon picking up the box i thought this is going to be heavy going compared to a quick sweep and damp mop, alas assembling was simple following the instructions in the handy user guide all i needed to do was lock the handle into place with a push and click, straight forward enough then to put the microfibre cleaning pad onto the head of the machine, that was also simple to do as it just attached like velcro, next…