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Category Archive:   Isn't it great when things just work!


Just when you thought you’ll never hear from me again, here is my latest recommendation in the practical solutions department. With this bag you can solve two problems when shopping at a supermarket. Problem one being having to buy a plastic bag that will pollute the earth. Problem two being the hassle not to be [...]

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My readers will remember how my plants successfully survived the summer when I wasn’t at home to water them. I described the automatic plant watering system I came up with in one of the posts of practical tips (see categories). That DIY solution is great considering how simple it is, but after five days or [...]

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I get very excited about breakthroughs – that’s when I think of the wonderful Honda ads that used to say “Isn’t it great when things just work …”. My current excitement may also be due to the boost of vitamins I have had in the last weeks. I have been given a juice maker to [...]

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“Me no speak English”  doesn’t help much as an answer to a pressing question when you’re in a country  whose language you don’t speak and when you are desperately trying to communicate in that other language which supposedly is the global lingua franca. It is an emergency – you need the loo  - how you [...]

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