The preparation of your vegetable plot or allotment for the following spring is a vital part of the growing process and ensures a good crop for the coming season. This article will be a valuable tool.
To dig or not to dig, that is the question? Digging your soil every year can actually do more harm than good, so consider whether the no-dig option might be kinder on your back and on your soil.
Have you ever wondered how to dispose of your old compost? Maybe you feel it is a waste just to throw it away! Here are some useful ideas that allow you to recycle it and use it again.
Guernsey Bean Jar is a traditional dish that originated in the British Channel Island of Guernsey. Whilst normally containing beef and pork, this recipe is a vegetarian version.
If you want to make the best apple chutney ever this step by step recipe is the one for you. Just wait for all the positive comments from your friends and family.
Trying to think of a more interesting career than the usual ones suggested to you buy teachers and family? This is the article you need to read for new and exciting alternatives.
This article is going to give you a number of tips both organic and inorganic on how to control garden pests effectively, and hopefully keep your garden as close to perfect as is humanly possible.
This helpful article explains clearly and concisely how to grow very long carrots to impress your friends, family and successfully win competitions.
Cancer patients often struggle to maintain a healthy weight, and a lack of appetite can also make the problem harder to deal with. This article offers suggestions for various nourishing snacks and drinks that can help to prevent weight loss.
This article contains some great practical tips on how to build yourself up nutritionally, especially if you are facing medical treatments for conditions such as Cancer.
Many dog owners will know how distressed their dogs get when they hear fireworks or thunder storms. This article will explain some excellent ways to stop your dog being scared of thunder and fireworks.
When you grow tomatoes, chilli peppers or bell peppers in order to get the best results you need to feed them throughout the growing season.This article answers the question 'How many times a season do you fertilize tomatoes or peppers?'
There are so many vegetables that can be grown in containers that there are possibilities even for people who only have a very small yard or garden to grow their own food. This article covers some of the vegetables suitable for container growing.
If you only have room for a window box garden you may well be wondering what the best flowers or plants would be to grow in it. This article offers a number of suggestions, some of which may surprise you.
I believe that from an early age children can benefit a great deal from having a pet. If you want to know exactly what children can learn from looking after a pet you need to read this article.
What makes a girl sexy? This is a good question as what constitutes being sexy can vary very much according to the man or boys preferences. Here I concentrate on what most would call 'conventional' things that make a girl sexy.
Should you or would you ever self publish? There used to be a huge stigma about self publishing as being 'vanity publishing' and therefore a bad thing to do, but is this a fair assumption and have views today changed?
A question common amongst dog owners is often "Is it okay to let your dogs sleep on the bed with you?" There are various schools of thought on this and this article aims to get an idea of just how many people do feel it is okay to let their dogs sleep on the bed with them.
Deciding to have a tattoo is a huge decision in itself, not only expensive to have done, but more expensive to remove if you change your mind, so if you feel certain that you do want one, just how do you choose a tattoo?
Is there such a thing as being 'too honest?' We bring up our children to believe lying is wrong and we should always tell the truth, but in reality sometimes I believe we can be 'too honest. This article explains why sometimes lying is okay.
How do you make the visiting Mother and Father in law feel welcome in your home? You want to impress them, and keep your spouse happy, so here are some ideas for how to keep everyone happy when the in laws come to stay.
If you are looking for a dog that won't need much exercise and will be a gentle, loving and loyal companion, then you should seriously consider a Greyhound. This article will probably surprise you when you realise just how lazy Greyhounds actually are.
You can do so as long as you follow a few basic common sense rules. Guinea-pigs are wonderful pets, and if they are to be kept outside, the advice in this article will keep them safe and well cared for.
Have you ever wondered if money could buy you happiness? The old saying has always been 'money can't buy you happiness', but I would like to argue that in many ways it can buy you happiness, although maybe not in the ways you might imagine.
How do you get over the death of a much loved pet? Pets like dogs and cats quickly become family members, and when they die it frequently hurts just as much. How do you deal with this grief and go on to adopt other dogs or cats when you know the pain losing them will cause when it happens?
Do you think armpit hair on a woman is sexy or a big turn off? This article aims to explore the views of as many people as possible, and offers a poll so that you can vote on your own preference of hairy armpits or not on ladies.
If your cat is currently missing, or you are worried your cat or cats may go missing, this is the article you need to read. It tells you how to find your missing cat and gives good advice to ensure your cat does not stay lost for long.
This article describes in detail with photos the actual experience of the dental implant process as experienced by a patient. It also gives some useful advice on things to be aware of before you commit to the first dentist that examines you with a view to a dental implant.
Can a relationship work without you both being in love with each other? I believe in certain circumstances it can work very well, and both partners can still live happy and fulfilling lives. Before you assume that a relationship must consist of two people totally in love with each other, you should...
If you have lost a loved one it is not surprising you are looking for ideas as to how you can either create a memorial to them or find a unique way to pay tribute to them. This article offers suggestions for some ways you can immortalize your lost loved ones with memorials or tributes.
Are you concerned that your stools or poo have suddenly changed from a healthy brown colour, to a pale, grey or beige colour? If you are and you want to know what could be causing these change in colour, you need to read this article and find out why...
If you have noticed that your stools / poo have suddenly begun to come out orange, and you are wondering what the possible causes of this might be, then this is the article for you. It covers a number of causes for your bowel motions to be orange in colour, and hopefully it will give you the...
So you want to know why your stools / poo have turned green, but you are not quite ready to face the embarrassment of going to a Doctor to have this investigated further. This article will give you a break down of many of the possible causes of green poo / stools.
If you are reading this then it is probably because you want to know what causes your stools / poo to turn yellow. There are a number of reasons this can happen, and this article aims to provide you with a list of possible reasons for your yellow stools / poo.
For you to be reading this you are probably concerned about the fact you have started passing black or red stools (poo). Maybe your stools even seem to have blood in them. This article is written with the intention of telling you what might be causing this so you take the relevant action.
If you have suffered from severe period pains or severe period cramps and have no idea how to take away the pain, this is the article you need to read. Help alleviate your pains and make Aunt Flo's visit a little easier!
Have you ever wondered what to say or how to behave around a friend or relative who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness? How you should behave and what you can do to help? Well this is an article that should help you avoid the common mistakes and also advise you on things you can say and do...
Are you frustrated by everyone complaining they are fat or overweight, whilst you are struggling with being too skinny or thin and want to put on weight? This article is my true story of being underweight, and how I gained weight to healthy levels after years of being teased for being so skinny.
Buying a monkey as a pet would be the worst choice of pet you could ever make. Save yourself a lot of heartache and expense, and save the monkey from a miserable life.
I spent two weeks at the Sensatori Tenerife Hotel in Alcala, Spain. I provide a review of the hotel itself, the services, staff attitudes, and other general observations both good and bad.
If you love a McDonald's Quarter Pounder with Cheese as much as I do, but haven't got a McDonald's nearby, then this recipe is what you need to make a very close replica of the real thing....
Getting rid of the Jehovah's Witnesses on our doorsteps has become increasingly a challenge as the years go on. No-one wants religion force fed to them on their own doorstep. This article has great ideas as to how to avoid the Jehovah's Witnesses on your doorstep.
When people first join Hubpages I have noticed they often make a lot of very common mistakes. I decided to compile a list of these in order to guide newbie hubbers so that they can avoid making the same mistakes when they are starting out. In the process I would like to clear up some misconceptions...
As someone who has battled on and off with depression for about twenty years now, I am increasingly frustrated by the amount of people who seem to doubt depression is a real illness.
As long as I can remember I have had a phobia of bare feet (known as Podophobia, Podiaphobia or Petaphelaphobia).There is no rational reason I can think of for this, but what I do know is that it does impact on my life in quite surprising ways that many without this phobia may not have considered.
Grow vegetables in villages, towns, cities, parks and public places instead of flowers, free food for all!
What if you were to replace a large amount of the flowers grown in public places with vegetables and then encourage the local residents to simply help themselves to any they needed whenever they wanted to? This Hub tells of two towns that do exactly this....
Do you need more sleep than the average person? This article questions why some of us need so much more sleep than other people. I am one of those people who has frequently questioned 'Why do I Sleep too Much?'....
For the purposes of this article I am referring to the English 8 Ball Pool 'old' rules, which although are no longer used at professional levels are still in frequent use within pool leagues and in pubs and bars. However these top tips for becoming a better pool player will benefit novices playing...
Anyone with a passion for Teddy Bears will simply love these teddy bears which I believe are the cutest Teddy Bears to buy or to collect......
Everyone knows a neighbour or neighbors can be a real nuisance, and some of them completely unbearable. This article offers some great ideas for how to annoy your neighbours / neighbors....
This is an easy guide for how to correctly feed your wild garden birds during a British winter. Well worth reading and a great way to ensure your wild birds are still alive when spring arrives.
This is a very easy to make recipe 'leeks wrapped in ham in a cheese sauce' recipe that I learned from my Mother some years ago now. It is quick to prepare and inexpensive on ingredients. The end result works equally well when eaten as a light main meal, a supper dish or a side dish, depending on...
Why is it that companies get away with packing tiny amounts of products into huge containers? This article shows examples of appalling cases of over-packaging of goods by companies who should be fined for their abuse to the environment.
Growing your own Ginger Beer Plant and then making your own alcoholic Ginger Beer is easier than you might think. This article explains in detail how to go about it and what results you can expect to achieve....
Following on from my hub The Top 10 Passion Killers for Women I felt it only right to redress the balance by writing a hub on The Top 10 Passion Killers for Men. After consulting my Husband and some male friends they shared with me their opinions on what would constitute a passion killer for them....
I was one of the worst nail biters you could ever have met, and after years of trying to stop I finally managed it in my forties. This article explains how....
Just for a bit of fun I thought I would compile a list of the top ten passion killers for women, in other words the things Husbands, boyfriends, lovers or men in general do, that really turn us women off and leave us wanting to run for the hills or find ourselves a more exciting lover.
This is a humorous anecdote of the time my Husband and I looked after my Sister's Psycho-cat whilst she went on holiday. This psycho puss is a real head case, but still manages to cause plenty of laughs....
What do you do when Facebook becomes a nuisance? There are good and bad things about Facebook, but don't you find these aspects of Facebook frustrating and annoying?.....
Gâche Melée (pronounced "Gosh Malar") is a traditional Guernsey dessert recipe that is hundreds of years old. An incredibly easy to make apple based pudding / cake that can be eaten hot or cold with cream or ice-cream and one that is sure to be an instant hit with your family and friends. I...
This is an essential read for any tourists thinking of holidaying or taking a vacation in Egypt, and visiting Cairo, Giza and the pyramids, especially if you want to survive the experience unscathed...
Linda Martel was a young girl gifted with the extraordinary power to heal people. Born in Guernsey's Amherst Maternity Home in St Peter Port at 03.30 am on Tuesday, August 21st, 1956, she sadly only lived...
Female urinary incontinence can affect women of any age and needless to say it is an embarrassing problem for most women to talk openly about. It could be that for this reason a little known fact is that approximately a staggering 24% of women under 44 suffer from urinary incontinence, and...
Channel Island cow's milk is universally accepted as being the best milk in the world, hence why so many countries now have large herds of both Guernsey and Jersey cows. The question that comes up gain and again though, is which milk is better, Guernsey milk or Jersey milk?
Am I the only one who finds it a little bit of a coincidence that a huge amount of prisoners facing long sentences behind bars seem to suddenly "find Jesus or find God?" This has started to increasingly "grate" with me as I watch many crime programmes on Sky, and I do find it very unlikely that...
Our Grandmother on our Mother's side was a warm and wonderful lady called Agnes Hasmall. Sadly she died back in the late 1980's when aged 92, but some of the wonderful memorabila she left for us to remember her by included a large selection of hand tinted vintage postcards she had kept over the...
If your doctor has told you your cholesterol level is too high and you need to get it down, then this is an article you need to read that will ensure you get your cholesterol level down fast....
Buying a memory foam mattress proved to be one of the best purchases we have ever made, and this hub is to tell you why if you want the best night's sleep every night, you should definitely be looking at buying either a Tempur or a memory foam mattress of your own.
There are many advantages to buying yourself an electric vegetable steamer, and as the very satisfied owner of one myself, I wanted to share some of those advantages with you. I am certain that once you realise what a huge difference steaming can make to the quality of your food you will be dashing...
Many people don't realise Folic Acid, also known as (Folate, Pteroylglutamic Acid, or Folacin,) is actually very beneficial to both men and women in their normal day to day dietary intake. I want to explain in this article why Folic Acid is such an important supplement to your diet, as well as...
Finding any kind of poo in your garden is never good, especially if you tread in it, but imagine if you found a human poo in your garden!! Well we did, and here is what happened and how events unfolded...
Finding a romantic way to propose to your girlfriend is a unique challenge, and one you will no doubt want to get right, as hopefully this will be the one and only time you ever need to propose to anybody. This article offer a selection of romantic ways to propose to your girlfriend....
MBT stands for "Masai Barefoot Technology" and these are a type of shoe I genuinely believe everyone should have a pair of in order to enhance their quality of life, reduce joint aches and pains, improve posture, tone the body and lose weight. This might well sound like a sales pitch to anyone...
Guernsey has always been famous for both its agricultural and its horticultural farming industry, and as this has been going on for many many decades I thought it would be nice to share with you a selection of old Guernsey farming photos that a friend who grew up on the island has agreed to loan to...
I just love those beautiful antique style rocking horses with the real horsehair manes and tales. This article includes many examples of some of the most beautiful rocking horses I found...
So why buy a Sonic electric toothbrush you might well ask? Like many people I started off my life cleaning my teeth in the good old fashioned way with a manual toothbrush and thought it was doing a perfectly good job as my mouth always felt clean and fresh afterwards. What I hadn't realised was...
I guess it is funny now, (especially as I found another way to stop smoking), but this is the story of why Guernsey's Smoking "Quitline" Expelled my Husband and Me!
Why do we put ourselves through hangovers? There is no pleasure in waking up with a splitting headache, or spending the morning after with our face down the toilet bowl, so why do we do it? Read on to find out more....
About a year ago I was prescribed Fluoxetine (Prozac) to help with my anxiety and depression problems. It was shortly after a dosage increase I began to notice various side effects that had been less obvious beforehand and so I had simply tolerated them, now they were starting to become a...
On the 22nd December 2009 it is the one year anniversary of my quitting smoking having successfully completed Lela Bryan's Nicotine Solutions course. Over the time since I started the course to now I kept my followers updated on how I was doing and how the course worked. I wanted to show people how...
Anyone who uses Google Search routinely will know they have a clever feature that predicts your question as you type, apparently in order to save you having to type the full question if yours appears in the drop down list that appears as the words are added. What you may not have noticed is that...
Organic and sustainable, liquid seaweed fertilizer can be harvested without damaging the environment and is one of the best fertilizers you can use on your plants. This guide will cover how it's made and provide a variety of tips on how best to use the miracle algae.
In this article I hope to list most of the more common houseplants that are dangerous to cats so that you can either ensure you don't bring them into your home or at least you can keep them out of the reach of your pets. I am guessing that many of the plants on this list will come as quite a...
As a dog owner you may not realise that both grapes and raisins can kill your much loved pet by bringing on rapid kidney failure (within 24 hours of consuming the fruit). Be aware that both grapes and raisins should never be used as treats for your dogs as anything over 2 ounces can be fatal.
It probably will come as a surprise to many cat owners that something as beautiful as a lily could potentially kill their beloved pet cat within hours, but this article explains how, and why it is so important that you make sure you never have lilies around your cats....
Is Fluoride bad for you, or even poisonous? I have researched this subject in order to write this article, and now feel very uncomfortable at the whole idea of consuming Fluoride (as I think you will be once you read this article)....
Have you examined your stools / poo lately? Perhaps you should. This article explains what you might see in the toilet, and what it might mean.
There has been a lot of debate in recent years as to if artificial sweeteners such as Saccharin (Sweet ‘N Low, Sugar Twin), Aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal), Acesulfame K (Sweet One, Sunett) and Sucralose (Splenda) are actually bad for your health or not. I decided to do a bit of further research...
A broken blood vessel in the eye is correctly known as a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage. It can look pretty horrific but will not cause damage to your eyesight.
How are you meant to feel when you finally hit 40 years old? Will you feel any different, will you feel depressed? I am about to find out...
This is my true story of how I got groped in our local bar, and why I am beginning to wonder if I have 'Please Grope Me Tattooed on my Forehead'....
In Chapter 1 of 'How to Fish for Carp', I covered the basic Carp fishing tackle you would need to get started in this amazing sport, as well as optional (but great to have) Carp fishing gear that you might like to consider also. In addition to this information I covered Carp fishing baits, and...
Chapter 1 of "How to Fish for Carp" is going to cover such information as the basic Carp fishing gear you will need to get started, the best Carp baits, optional basic Carp fishing gear you might want to indulge in, and of course a few other tidbits you might find of interest. If you enjoy this...
Are you a victim of domestic abuse, be it verbal, emotional or physical? What is the definition of domestic abuse within relationships and can you be sure if you are being abused, or do you believe it must be your own fault these things are happening to you?
So let's assume you are a bank planning to to establish an offshore business presence in Guernsey, either through a branch or a subsidiary company. Specific requirements for incorporating and further consideration on accounting systems and practical details of staff recruitment and locating...
Guernsey is an island rich in history dating back many centuries, surrounded by beautiful clean sandy beaches, friendly locals, an abundance of tiny country lanes bordered by grassy banks complete with flowers and plants growing over them, beautiful countryside, as well as reasonably priced hotel...
Guernsey is one of the English Channel Islands and is most famous as an offshore international finance centre, in fact more than that, it is now recognised as one of the world's leading international finance centres, attracting high class offshore investments from around the globe, and therefore...
This is a favourite recipe of mine and my family, and apart from being absolutely delicious, the preparation time for this cake is only about ten to fifteen minutes, plus about one hour and fifteen minutes actual baking time. The other thing I love about this fabulous fruit cake is that isn't too...
Are flies in your home driving you mad? Well this article is for you as it gives some great ideas for how to rid your home of flies and blue bottles, easily and effectively....
Is it possible to make a living from growing and selling vegetables at home? Well this article explores just one such possibility....
Do you find it strange that certain women buy dolls that look like actual babies and even go to the lengths of trying to pass them off as real babies? This article explores opinions on whether this is normal behaviour or not.
I admit that I am concerned by the fact I do dream of being intimate with other men, in spite of being married. I do love my Husband loads, and can't imagine a life without him, but I can't seem to stop the periodic dreams of being with, or kissing other men. This might only happen once a...
Has a guy ever flashed at you? It happened to me when I lived in Kent in England during the 1990's. At the time it was quite funny, and here is my story of what happened during and after this experience.....
You really can pick / shell a crab in 5 minutes, and this article explains how and includes a video on how to achieve this with little effort or prior experience...
This is my own savoury sausage roll recipe, and its great savoury flavour always gets compliments. You can make these any size you want, just adjust the pastry quantities and cooking time accordingly.
So just how far would you go to take revenge on a person who had seriously hurt or upset you? I know I can be a very vindictive person if I know the person who has "done me wrong" has no remorse, or has not apologised to me, (with any sincerity). Many say revenge is not a good move, and we will...
So why do aggressive wasps always bother people? This article explores not only the problem itself, but how to avoid it and why we as humans largely cause much of the problem ourselves....
This humorous article is about my experience of our bathroom smelling of pee. Additionally it features relevant funny pictures, posters and other pee related jokes...
Monkey World is a 65-acre Ape rescue centre in Dorset, England. It was set up in 1987 by the late Jim Cronin to provide permanent homes for abused Spanish beach chimps. Today, his Wife, Dr. Alison Cronin continues to work with foreign governments worldwide to stop the illegal smuggling of primates...
Growing a living den or playhouse for your child is easier than you might think. This article will guide you through the process and even show you how you can make it an exciting project to get your children involved in.
This is the story of my experience of quitting smoking. It's now been six months, and I feel great.
There are a number of signs or clues to look for that may warn you that you are getting old. I have drawn up a list that I feel may help anyone with any doubts to identify for certain that they are finally "over the hill" and perhaps accept the fact that old age has finally arrived and that it is...
This article features some amazing knockers, or should I say 'door knockers'. I hope looking at some of these unusual door knockers you will get some ideas for door knockers of your own or door knockers you might want to buy....
Giggles and smiles can be very good for you, and this article is written to give you many of both! Enjoy.....
I have written this article because I know in my younger days I have had sex in some pretty odd places, and wondered if anyone else would like to share their experiences of strange places they opted to have intercourse, make love, exchange bodily fluids etc etc. Looking back to my late teens and...
This article covers my experience of when and how I lost my virginity, and why I bitterly regretted the person I lost it to. I hope this make other young people think carefully about who they give theirs to and when....
Ever wanted to attract firemen or firefighters without a fire? Well this is a true story of how we seem to keep on ending up with them in our home, even without any fires....
I should warn you DO NOT read this unless you want to die laughing. If you are willing to take that chance then read on as you are guaranteed to have a good few laughs and smiles reading this article.....
I have written this article as a means of giving a number good reasons for couples not to sleep together, tonight, or possibly most other nights. Yes it is of course nice to sleep with your partner, and many may say I am mad to even consider a loving couple should not share the same bed, but this...
I know this is going to be a controversial subject, and I maintain an open mind on it myself at this point in time, but I have to question why it is that so many other religious icons and Gods, apparently have virtually the same life story as Christ, in spite of their stories frequently pre-dating...
If you suffer from severe period cramps, you need to read this article and see a doctor. Find out what may be causing the pain.
This hub features genuine questions asked by potential tourists going to visit Australia, and the hilarious answers they received from the Australian Tourism website, where the officials obviously have a great sense of humour. I take no credit for this work, as it is already available on the...
These quotes are from a book called 'Disorder in the Courts of America', and are actual things people said in court, quoted word for word by reporters present at the time, who were challenged to stay calm and not fall about laughing whilst these exchanges were taking place. The quotes here are not...
After flights Qantas Airline pilots have to fill out a form called a 'Gripe Sheet' which tells the mechanics of any problems with the aircraft. The mechanics then correct the problem before adding their solutions to the sheet, and then the pilots review the gripe sheet before their next...
I so love these true quotes that come from airline staff. They have me on the floor laughing, and there are so many to choose from. This hub is dedicated to my favourites, and I am sure they will crack you up too.
Why would anyone paint their cat? I was told today about a bizarre trend where people get their pet cats painted, often costing up to $15,000 each time, and needing to be repeated every three months as the cat's hair grows out.........
This article takes a tongue in cheek and amusing look at the possible uses for kitchen utensils in the bedroom. If you want a giggle just take a look at this light hearted naughty list....
The ancient Greeks clearly shared many aspects of other forms of Paganism. Both, worshipped many Gods, made sacrifices to them and held a high respect for nature. What differed between the Greeks and the Pagans was their beliefs with regards to the after-life. Whilst most Pagans believed in...
This is the diary of how I managed to stop smoking using the Nicotine Solutions course, and why I recommend this course to anyone desperate to quit smoking, who may well have tried and failed with many other methods....
Losing a pet is always painful, and this is my story of losing my beloved Greyhound Lady. I hope this helps other people who have just lost a much loved dog, cat or other pet to know other people do understand the pain you are feeling...
Are you scared of spiders? I know I am, but this is how I manage to keep my phobia of spiders (arachnophobia) under control and even find the spiders themselves quite fascinating....
I really hope I can find a way to compress the vast amount of information on Paganism into this Hub. My hope is that for those people who don't really know what Paganism is all about, this article will at least make it a little bit clearer and dispel many popular misconceptions about Paganism in...
There are several fun classroom activities that will get children interested in growing plants and finding out more about them. Some of these activities were what first captured my imagination as a child, and are the reason I still love growing plants to this day. I hope this Hub will give any...
One of the hardest problems to bring up with a friend or work colleague is their body odour problem. No-one wants to be the one to have to tell them, yet at the same time it is nauseating to be around them, and someone is going to have to point it out sooner or later. Over the years I have...
Playing a practical joke on someone can be a very rewarding experience, and over the years I have heard of some great ideas for these, some of which I have played myself, and some I have been told about by friends and family. In this hub I hope to make you smile, and perhaps inspire you to play a...
This is my story of the fun I had in the days when I had a pet goat named Trixie, and some of the amusing experiences owning a goat brought into my life.
Sea-Monkeys are probably the easiest pets you can ever own, and they were probably the first pet I ever had. This article tells you more about Sea Monkeys and where to buy them....
The Volvo, is a car many people enthusiastically rave about, but in my experience this is the one car you want to avoid either driving, or coming into contact with on the roads. I have good reasons for this that I intend to prove in this Hub, and I am confident that many will agree with me based on...
You have decided enough is enough, for whatever reason you want to end your life as you can't bear to live anymore, but stop, think for a moment, and listen to the words of someone who has been there, didn't succeed, and is still grateful for the fact she survived, namely me!
Why do we become more emotional as we get older? This is a question I asked myself before writing this article, such questions as 'is there something wrong with me?' or 'is this because I am growing older?' I addressed in this article....
As a child I had very many favourite toys, and being a bit of a Tomboy, my toys were often boy's toys as well as girl's. To take a bit of a trip down memory lane I thought I would write this Hub to see how many of my toys you had too, and what toys you remember as your personal favourites.
Did you have a weird dream? What did it mean!? This fascinating encyclopedia of interpretations comes from a fantastic book called "The Dreamer's Dictionary" by Stearn Robinson and Tom Corbett.
Quoted here are some of the funniest and most bizarre epitaphs I have come across. I am sure they will make you smile too, and I would love to hear of any others you may know of.
What is morally right or wrong, and has anyone the right to judge this, or can it even be judged? Read this article if you are anyone with an opinion on this subject.
Having lost a number of loved ones over the years I have to wonder what convinced you of life after death, of if you even believe in it at all. Personally I have had a number of convincing experiences, from Psychic Mediums to Physical Signs, and I now feel 100% confident that after we die there is...
I love my friends so much, yet even I had the misfortune some years back to have a friend who was so high maintenance that I had to get rid of her as she refused to do anything other than rely on me. This is my story of what I did when a friend became a nuisance....
In the Channel Island of Guernsey where I live we have a famous traditional recipe that is one of the most delicious things you will ever taste, plus being very inexpensive to make. All you need is plenty of time to cook it, as the longer it cooks, the better it tastes. Now, this is a bit like a...
Whether you find suspicious hairs welded into the bar of soap, stuck between your teeth or coating the bottom of the bath, I would like to know how pubic hair seems to get everywhere, and I mean, everywhere!
I guess we have all been guilty of it one time or another. Causing your parents to curl up with embarrassment and want to disown you as their child. "Out of the mouth of babes", is a comment made frequently for embarrassing things children say, but there are also the things that they do! These are...
I can't help wondering where on earth cats go when they head "through the cat flap". Quite often they are gone for days at a time, and when they do return they are frequently not hungry and seem pretty content with life. So where do your cats go when they leave your home?...
If you ever decide to build or create an actual Koi lake as opposed to just a pond that only allows your Koi Carp to swim in circles forever, then this is the article for you....
Want to know how to easily get your dogs or cats to swallow tablets or pills? This article explains how and is written by a former Veterinary assistant...
Herm is one of the smallest of the Channel Islands, and part of it's quaint attraction is that there are no cars and the only transport for most is their own two feet. Residents sometimes utilise Quad Bikes or Tractors when needed, but generally is is rare to see or hear any kind of motorised...
This is the true and terrifying story of my Mother's experience of an actual seance, and why you should always think very carefully before you use a Ouija board....
This article should bring back happy and mouth watering memories of those delicious sweets from your childhood. Many of these are still available and this site will tell you where.
If you want to build or create a fishing lake this article will tell you virtually everything you need to know to ensure your project is successful.
If you ask a coarse angler which species of fish he prefers to fish for, you will get a wide range of different answers giving a variety of reasons. So in this article we explore just 'What is the best coarse fish?'....
The list of reasons why you might want to get revenge are endless, but if you are reading this I am guessing that either you are simply curious as to the content of this article, or you already have a person, people or company in mind that you feel have damaged you in some way and deserve...
This is the story of my experience of living with a control freak. I hope it inspires others in the same kind of abusive relationship to get out of it as fast as they can...
Guernsey is the second largest of the Channel Islands, second in size only to Jersey. Guernsey is probably one of the most perfect destinations for tourists seeking a UK holiday, as it has a mild climate, beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife, clean sandy beaches, loads of outdoor and indoor...
Mary Marshall was an exceptional singer and impressed all who heard her with her exceptional coloratura soprano voice. Today Mary lives in the Channel Island of Guernsey, where people still remember her extraordinary talent.
Guinea-Pigs (Cavies), make perfect pets for both children and adults alike. They are sociable little creatures that enjoy being handled and seldom ever bite. Their enthusiasm for knowing it is feeding time or time for them to have a cuddle is usually very vocal, with a range of squeaks, whistles,...
Sir Claude Francis Barry was born in 1883 and trained as an artist in St Ives under Alfred Bast and in the Newlyn School of realist paintings. This article tells his story and how he came to paint my Mother...