Put it away, Put it away NOW!

This is the song we sing after Deck The Halls! Today I’ve put together a quick run-down of great ideas on how to pack your Christmas ornaments, lights, trees and wrap ready for next year and a basic checklist to help prepare you for next Christmas. Step 1: Take down all the decorations from around…

Planning in advance for natural disasters

Cyclone Yasi is yet another reminder that preparation and being organised is truly an important step in every day life. To read that there was no loss of life during what has to be the worst cyclone in our life-time is phenomenal. We’ve certainly learned a lot from recent years whether that be bushfire, flood…

More help for flood victims in QLD

I just wanted to share two more links that Queensland Flood Victims may find useful. Photo Restoration Offer: The first is a generous initiative being offered by Art Land at Indooroopilly (search for Flood Damaged Photos & Artworks) who are offering FREE scanning and restoration of photographs. Click on the link for details. There is no time…

Down for everyone? Or just me?

http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com is quite possibly one of the most useful websites on the net. Why? well, say you can’t get onto a website. This could be because: • It’s down from their end • Your gateway (or host) can’t get through to that site. Downforeveryoneorjustme.com will check, and if it is down from their end, it will…

Important info for renters of flooded properties in Queensland

Over the last few days I have donned my wellies, put on my thick gloves and worn my mask to help flood affected victims in their homes and offices. As soon as the waters that had me isolated subsided, I was there to help with the rest of the volunteers who I will always affectionately…

Digital storage emergency plan

Regardless of whether you own a Mac or a PC. When it comes to disasters like flood or fire, this timely article says it all with regard to protecting your digital/data files from harms way. Preparing For Disaster by Iain Anderson on the MacTalk website. For another insight, here is another great article by Anthony Agius…

Links to donate to Queensland flood victims

Hi everyone, here we are, it’s New Years Eve here in Australia and as a Queenslander I cannot help but feel for our flood victims. While I am not personally affected, I thought I would do my small bit by helping to provide some links for those wanting to help our Queensland flood victims by giving…

Unwanted Christmas gift dilemmas

Yay! It’s Boxing Day and it’s pouring down rain outside, and as I survey the presents received yesterday and lovingly find new homes for some items. One is sticking out like a sore thumb. The unwanted gift. I’m not going to go into what it is as I’m a firm believer in ‘goodwill,’ however, I’m…

Happy ‘Last Minute’ Christmas!

The stores would have you believe that Christmas started in October, however with less than a week left until Christmas, if you’re still behind the ‘bauble’ where your Christmas plans are concerned then this little article should help. Now, depending on how big your Christmas usually needs to be in terms of whether you have…

Top 5 links to all things Retro!

Love Retro Styling? Here are some great websites to check out! 1. Retro To Go Is like a portal to all things retro, including links to current Retro items on Ebay; ideas on how to ‘Retrofy’ your space; retailers with specialising in Retro articles;  Modculture News and more. If you want to get started on your love…