The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare Audio Edition

Historical and factual books have a great many themes and varied contents with WWII being more covered than most. Audible popped up with ‘The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: Churchill’s Mavericks’ and  I expected a retread of themes I have read and heard before. Perhaps something based on the SAS or D-Day? However, I found instead

1byone Digital Smart Wireless Body Fat Scale Review

Most of us should be paying attention to our weight. Whether just to maintain the healthy weight we’re already at or to loose a little. One aspect of this is simple – a healthy lifestyle, diet and exercise but other than clothes sizes how to tell if you’re having success? Scales are the obvious answer

The cake is a lie

Lately I’ve been finding myself in the kitchen before sunrise. I am not a natural cook and with painful joints cooking is a chore to get through, not a pleasure to be indulged. The kitchen has received the least amount of attention in our current house and dates from the 1960’s complete with fluorescent lighting

Sid Meier’s Civilization 6 REVIEW

Civilization has been around for more than twenty years. Newly released Civilization VI looks very familiar to veteran players with its sprawling maps, eager stabs at political intrigue, simmering disapproval that boils over into skirmishes, or if you so desire, starts a world war, but it’s the subtle changes that changes the flow and experience

1byone Rechargeable table lamp review

Fifteen years ago I had a perfect shopping experience. I went into Argos and spent £40 on a touch lamp to go next to the bed. At the time £40 was an awful lot and touch lamps were very high tech and advanced. I carried the surprisingly large box back up the hill from the

Salisbury Cathedral Review

The medieval cathedrals of England are known for their individualistic styles. Built and re-built over multiple centuries, the architectural style changed over time and the result has been that the cathedrals now reflect various building styles of many different periods. Salisbury Cathedral is the exception. The foundation stone was laid on 28 April 1220 and

Riutbag Go Review

Ever been pickpocketed or had something stolen out of your bag? It’s something that happens to a lot of people and the inspiration for the Riut series of bags. Most bags have the zips or latches down the outside for easy access and organisation but this ease of access also means that it’s possible for

Smart meters..?

Here’s a new one to add to your list of tech terms. Smart Meter. If you’re like me you’ll probably leap to the Nest and similar devices but those are Smart Thermostats. Smart Meters don’t control the temperature of your home but measure the amount of electricity and gas that you use. So who’s interested

Worm. A review.

What’s the longest book you can think of? The Bible? Lord of the Rings? Sprawling worlds and books are often a sign of poor editing but the longest I’ve ever read is called Worm and at around 1.7 million words is huge. Spoiler alert – it’s also great. “An introverted teenage girl with an unconventional

Accu-Chek Aviva Blood Glucose Monitor Review

The Accu-check Aviva is an easy-to-use-straight-out-of-the-box, blood glucose monitor. It is one of the most popular blood glucose monitors in the U.K. Made by Roche, one of the biggest names in diabetic care, it is a small and affordable gadget that for many, will serve as their introduction to blood sugar monitoring and diabetes management. Product