As I mentioned previously, there were several areas outside the house that I wanted to paint. The porch and gate, as well as the wooden fence turned out nicely, but the really big job was going to be the main garden walls. They really needed something! They're about two metres tall and 60 metres long (give or take) without even adding in the lower wall at the front of … [Read more...] about More Painting but it was so Rewarding!
Archives for September 2020
Several years ago I renewed my Mensa membership. So for the last few years I've been getting the odd email from Mensa, as well as the magazines. I hadn't ever attended any events, as my previous hectic travel schedule meant I was on the road a lot of the time. This year, however, with the various restrictions in place Mensa, in common with just about everyone else, was … [Read more...] about Irish Mensa Weirdness (Again!)
Mostly for myself, as I keep forgetting how to do this .. .. I use DPD Parcel Wizard to get deliveries quite a bit. It's handy when you want to get something that only ships to a UK address or where the shipping cost for shipping to Ireland is crazy high, yet the cost to ship it to Northern Ireland is still relatively sane. Prior to "lockdown" I was using the office … [Read more...] about Updating Your DPD Parcel Wizard Delivery Address
When you're cooking food, no matter what it is, you often need to know how hot the cooking device is and ultimately how hot the food is. With steaks, for example, the internal temperature is the difference between a succulent piece of meat and a dried out husk! Or more seriously it's the difference between an upset stomach and a normal evening... Overcooking some meats might … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk Thermometers for Barbecue