Bloody Brilliant – episode 7

Budder wrappers   My son corrects me, “Mummy, it’s buTTer – there’s a ‘T’ in it, not a ‘D’.” Regardless – if you use sticks or blocks of butter save the wrappers, stick them in a zippy bag and pop them in your fridge. Then, when you need to butter a dish/pan just whip one […]

Bloody Brilliant – episode 6

Nix the virgin paper Over the years Andrew and I have made many changes to our environmental lifestyle. We still have a huge carbon footprint but it’s certainly smaller than what it was 12 years ago. There have been two changes that we’ve made that have been completely pain free but have made a huge […]

Bloody Brilliant – episode 5

Outlook AutoShade When we first became parents we had the bog-standard suction-cup-to-the-window style sun guard. While these were fine there were still some fundamental flaws: The suctions cups would occasionally come loose. You couldn’t roll the window down. There were still uncovered bits of window that would allow the sun in at the right angle. […]

Bloody Brilliant – episode 4

Motion sensor lights I can’t deny – I’m totally into home automation. It probably helps that I’m married to a geek, but I still think it would excite me regardless. Thanks to Bye Bye Standby we have a number of things in our house working more efficiently. For instance, during the holidays I’m able to […]

Bloody Brilliant – episode 3

Woll Titan Plus Cookwear When Andrew and I got engaged we were given a set of cook wear. We loved it but after 12 years they were dead. The non-stick coating was flaking off and once I found out it was a potential carcinogen we decided we had to get new cook wear. We ordered […]

Bloody Brilliant – episode 2

There are those things in life that you make, buy or do and you realise it’s amazing and indispensable; and should it ever cease to exist (say, break) you will absolutely purchase, make or do it again. Or perhaps it’s a piece of advice that has impacted your life profoundly…  I’m going to write a […]