Brass dulls and tarnishes over time but it's easy to bring the shine and colour back with a bit of elbow grease and Bar Keeper's Friend cleanser.
There are many survey sites out there, but Prolific is different. The tasks are interesting and the rewards are fair. This is my experience of being a participant.
If you notice bald patches on your carpet or rug, you might have an infestation of carpet moths. Find out how to get rid of them.
Prepare and freeze fresh chillies so there is no waste. No blanching required.
Watching new seal pups in their natural surroundings is a rare treat. Here are some tips to make the most of your visit to Horsey.
To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you eat. It can be that simple. Understand what the calorie deficit means and how it works.
Clean sticky label glue from glass jars using coconut oil. The adhesive residue comes off in minutes using this method.
Using vinegar and bicarbonate of soda, clean silverware and silver jewellery/jewelry at home. No harsh chemicals, just store cupboard ingredients.
An alternative way to treat head lice. Forget the chemicals - use natural neem oil to rid your hair of nits.
Learn how to cut down jeans to make shorts exactly how you want them. Save waste by using an old pair of jeans.
Pain in the heel, especially when standing after sleep, can be eased by stretching the calf muscles, achilles and plantar fascia.
Ease an aching back by doing these simple stretches for a few minutes every day. An alternative to taking painkillers for back pain.
Looking for things to do in Hatfield? Here is some inspiration.
Selling items online is big business. A great description is essential when it comes to converting a browse to a sale. Find out how to write a product description that works.
Vacuum cleaners need a small amount of maintenance to keep them cleaning properly. If your Dyson isn't cleaning as it should, try these simple steps to get it fully working again.
Dogs often break wind, fart, or have gassy stomachs, and the smell can be almost unbearable. Try coconut oil to stop it.
We all love our dogs, and want to do the best for them. As they grow older, there are things you can do to make them more comfortable.
Use sails to create shade and cool a sunny conservatory. They are inexpensive, stylish and easy to install.
Leylandii, or fir trees, grow quickly. They are useful for screening, but if you have an ugly one in your garden then you can trim it back yourself. This guide will show you how.
Kitchen islands are really useful, but they can be very expensive to buy and you can't always find exactly the style, shape or size you want. Make your own easily with these ideas.
Neem oil is a natural product that has been used for thousands of years in India. Some owners use it on their dogs to stop them from scratching, to soothe their skin and to ward off insects.
Glossy kitchen tiles look fabulous in the magazines, but how do you keep them streak-free? It's quite simple once you know how and you don't need any chemicals!
Itching or soreness around the groin, upper thigh, armpits, under the breasts or in the skin folds could be a sweat rash or jock itch. Find out simple ways to stop the itch!
Skin discoloration on the back, neck, shoulders and stomach may be tinea versicolor. It is also known as sun spots and is caused by yeast on the skin. It can be easily treated with natural antifungals.
Infused water is a healthy and tasty drink packed with flavour, some vitamins and absolutely no preservatives.
A fungal nail infection is easy to get but difficult to cure. Try using tea tree oil as a natural remedy that is easy to use.
Grayson Perry creates detailed pots and tapestries and has an alter ego named Claire who dresses in outrageous gowns. He is also married with a child. A fascinating mix of convention and unorthodox.
Itching feet with flaking skin is a sign of athlete's foot. There is an alternative way to get rid of this other than over-the-counter creams.
I am quick to complain about shoddy goods, but when I find something well made, fit for purpose and a pleasure to use, I have to share. Here is a review of my Weber BBQ.
La Rochelle is on the west coast of France. It's a pretty harbour town with a chilled atmosphere. There is a small airport and a railway station so getting there is easy.
This is my personal review of Copify, Textbroker and GreatContent UK and a discussion of what my working from home experiences have been.
In order to paint behind a radiator without removing it, I make a simple, free tool every time which gets the job done easily. This is how I do it.
When the battery on a Nissan Micra goes totally flat, the electronic locking system won't work, so you can't open the door. Here's how to unlock your Nissan Micra when the battery dies.
Oslo has many of Edvard Munch's paintings on display. There is also a lot of other art to see around the city.
Sudocrem is used to prevent and treat nappy or diaper rash, but it can be used on many other mild ailments too. It is good to use on sweat rashes, groin itch, sunburn, pimples and on a pet's sore skin.
Does your dog have thick, flaky skin and a musty smell? Is he or she constantly itching or scratching? Your dog could have a yeast infection or suffer from yeast overgrowth. Here are a few DIY remedies you can try at home to resolve the issue.
There are some interesting facts about London. A fun little list to amuse you.
London is a fascinating city to visit, but it's also one of the most expensive. With a few tips and tricks, you can spend a busy few days there without breaking the bank.
The Fourth Plinth hosts a new temporary piece of sculpture every 12 to 18 months. Each time a new one is unveiled, Londoners and tourists alike enjoy discussing its merits.
Visiting all the must-see spots in Oslo can be costly - but the Oslo Pass gives you entry to the attractions, free public transport and discounts on some restaurants. Read my review.
Route 66 starts in Chicago, Illinois and ends at Santa Monica Pier, California. It's 2450 miles long and takes in 8 states. This is my experience of driving the Mother Road on my bucket-list trip.
Read my review of Lillevilla wooden buildings, which are a low-cost way to create more living space. Use yours as a home office, hobby room, teen's den, or gym. See photos of our construction and installation.
2014 marks 100 years since the beginning of World War One, and the Tower of London has an evolving art installation of more than 880,000 ceramic poppies in its moat to mark the occasion.
If you're looking for a different place to see in London, then St Katharine Docks shouldn't be missed. It's pretty with great restaurants, but not everyone knows it's there!
London, like all capital cities, can be an expensive place to visit. There are loads of free things to do, however, and if you like art, then you're in for a low-budget treat.
Claude Monet painted his beloved lily pond at Giverny many times. These works of are are on display around the world. See where they are here.
Monet's House and Garden in France is a popular place to visit. Monet's art includes scenes from his garden, like the Water Lilies or Nympheas series and you can walk around his inspiration.
What to do and see in Whitstable, a traditional fishing seaside town with an up-to-date feeling.
With a Mayfair address, and a visitors' list that includes Queen Victoria, Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn and Kate Moss, Claridge's hotel is the best place to have tea in London.
When is Ladies Day? Royal Ascot is the third week of every June and Ladies Day is the Thursday - and anyone can go. If it's your first time you might be wondering 'what should I wear to Royal Ascot?'.