Thursday, 24 May 2012

Hubs Weekly Update: Week 9

My weekly update just received from HubPages

As at 24th May 2012

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

How to make a time capsule

what to put in a time capsule
Have you ever contemplated making a time capsule?

Personally I have heard so much about them and now after investigating them more want to make one myself.  Not sure on what theme yet though so I might have to make more than one!

Have you ever made a time capsule or unearthed one? I'd love to hear your stories.

If you want to know more about the best containers to use and some ideas on what to include have a look at this article on how to lock in time!

Friday, 18 May 2012

Nappy Bag Essentials

nappy bag essentials
If you are expecting your first baby, knowing how to select the right nappy bag and knowing exactly what to put in it can be overwhelming.  

I remember when I first bought mine I was so excited but by the time I left the house it weighed a tonne! Overtime I worked out just what I needed and what I didn't.  

I guess every baby is different but at the end of the day there are some key essentials which I have added to a list.  

If you have any other idea please let me know as I am happy to amend the list...

What is your nappy bag like? 

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Hubs Weekly Update: Week 8

My weekly update just received from HubPages

As at 17th May 2012.

HubPages Cookbook Contest -- Win Money!

Introducing the HubPages Cookbook Contest 

A June 2012 contest centered around delicious food and the use of Recipe Capsules 

This June, HubPages is having a Cookbook Contest, a competition revolving around recipe Hubs and the use of new Recipe Capsules. They are giving over 60 prizes in this contest, including a random $50 Daily Drawing prize awarded each day of the contest, 28 $50 Weekly Prizes to the seven best recipe Hubs of each week, five $100 final prizes for the best dessert, drink, family-friendly, healthy, and budget-friendly recipes Hubs published that month, and one $300 Grand Prize to the best overall recipe.

Hospital Bag Checklist - what to do I need to take?

hospital bag checklist
If you are expecting your first baby, knowing what to pack for your visit to the hospital can be quite daunting.

Here is a simple guide to knowing what is essential, what things to consider, ideas for the dad to be and even ideas for siblings.

If you prefer to pamper yourself and purchase a pre-packed hospital bag we have that covered too!

Don't let this be an added stress to your life.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Antioxidants - Miracle Foods

antioxidantsIf I knew then what I know now about how easy it is to consume antioxidants every single day of my life I would have started ages ago.

Here are 7 really easy ways to give your bodies an incredible boost!

Do you know how to store wine?

How to store wine
Nothing beats a lovely glass of red wine, however there is nothing worse than opening a bottle only to find it has been spoilt.

Could it have been the way we stored it?

Do you know how to store wine to prevent spoilage?

Monday, 14 May 2012

The Collectable Atari and the iPad

atari 2600, ipadWhat do you get when you cross an Atari console and an iPad? The best game this side of the 21st century!
Need I say anymore.

Let's go back to the future.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Interactive Games for the iPad

If you are looking for interactive games for your iPad this is the best of the best. We thank Apple for the iPad and we thank the clever developers for the amazing array of apps and accessories that turn our iPads into animated, musical, educational and fun games.
Take a look at the best of the best.

Friday, 11 May 2012

20 uses for disposable shower caps

shower caps
Can you guess the 20 'other' uses I have documented for the humble old shower cap?

Try make your own list and then check out mine!

Shower Caps - disposable and reusable

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Hubs Weekly Update: Week 7

My weekly update just received from HubPages

As at 10th May 2012

Date markings: Best Before, Use By, Sell By..what do they mean?

food safety, date markings, use by, best before, sell by
Next time you go shopping, pay close attention to the date markings on products you intend buying.  They are printed by manufacturers for good reason.

Understanding just what they mean and how they can affect the quality and safety of food is paramount.

Here is a easy to understand guide. Be armed next time you shop!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

20 fun things to do on a plane

fun things to do on a plane, activities for childrenPlanning a holiday? Travelling with children? Sometimes the two just do not make for an enjoyable time, especially if there is a long plane ride involved.

Here are 20 fun things to do on a plane. Perfect activities for the children that even the adults will enjoy!

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

I've been bitten by Mr Google

Well it seems that I have been bitten.  Mr Google has come along and with his latest algorithm changes have bitten me on the backside and now I'm suffering.

My once easily seen hubs in google have disappeared into oblivion.  Some say I am in the sandbox or is it sandpit? Regardless, I am there but not 'there'. Unless you visit my hubs directly via a link you will never find me.

This brings with it many concerns.

Firstly...I am on a challenge as you all know, to write 100 hubs in 100 days.  So what does this mean to my challenge?

Being 'hidden' as you say can mean that my hubs will not be read by the masses (OK there were not masses but I have had over 4,000 views to date of my 50 hubs so that's not bad, and most were google driven).  If people cannot see me in google, then is there still a point to it all?

Well yes I am enjoying writing however I am feeling rather low at the moment.  If I am still to write my remaining hubs where should I publish them? Should I write them and continue to publish in HubPages as normal even though I am not 'seen' or should I just write them here (where I am not seen really either)?

Dilemmas Dilemmas

I am not one to walk away from my challenges.  If I hadn't announced to the world that I was on this challenge I probably would stop what I was doing whilst I decided my next plan of attack however I now have this looming deadline.

Oh what to do??

I'd love some input please.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Wine Wipes Reviews: Remove Red Wine Stains with Wine Wipes

red wine, how to remove red wine stains, wine wipes reviews
Enjoy a glass of red? Have you ever noticed your mouth and teeth start to take on a lovely shade of 'red wine'?

Don't leave home again without Wine Wipes.

Compact, moist wipes which allow you to quickly and discretely wipe away that clown smile from your grin.

Perfect for your next dinner party, date, girl's night out, hens night, work function, wine tasting session, or for that Christmas gift for someone who has everything.

Novelty Gift Ideas? Calling all LEGO Enthusiasts

Novelty Gifts, Life Of George, LEGO GamesIf you are a LEGO fan, or know someone who is and you have an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, it is time to introduce to you the Life Of George.  The world's first interactive LEGO game.

You have to see this to believe it.

Introducing the Life Of George!

Or if it is just storage ideas for your house of crazy LEGO pieces have a look as some of the ideas on offer!

Friday, 4 May 2012

Pomelo ~ Kumquat ~ Buddha Fingers ~ Limequat

buddha fingers, pomelo, kumquat, citrus caviar, limequat, citrus fruit
Next time you are looking to impress your friends at a dinner party, or if you want to brush up on some of the more unique members of the citrus family, make sure you know all about the Limequat, Kumquat, Pomelo and Buddha Fingers.

Just like their cousin the citrus caviar, these fruits all have their own unique flavours, textures, nutritional benefits and uses.

Take a citrus journey today!

Hubs Weekly Update: Week 6

My weekly update just received from HubPages

As at 3rd May 2012, day 47 into my challenge.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Who is Pippi Longstocking?

pippi longstocking
Just who is Pippi Longstocking?

When was she born?

What was so special and yet so controversial about this little girl?

If you grew up with this charming yet misunderstood 9 year old, let's take a trip down memory lane.

If you have never seen or heard of her before, then let me introduce, Pippi Longstocking!

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Accolade: 50 Questions

I have just hit a pretty impressive milestone—I have answered 50 Questions!

Fun fact: 50 is the atomic number of tin! 

As HubPages has advised me, based on the number of questions I have answered, I probably knew that already.

Anyone for Caviar?

citrus caviar, finger limes
Feeling like a special indulgent treat?   Caviar anyone?

Citrus Caviar?

Looking for a taste sensation like never before?

I have just recently found these unique looking, unique tasting and unique textured fruit.

Experience them for yourself.  Let me introduce the Citrus Caviar, its history, its family, its relationship to food and its hidden secrets!

Anyone for Caviar?

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Accolade: 50 Hubs successfully published

hubpagesJust received a fantastic note of encouragement from HubPages.  

I was congratulated for publishing 50 Hubs.  Today is 1st May 2012, day 45 of my 100 day challenge.

This means I am running ahead of schedule, only slightly but still great news!

50 Hubs down, 50 to go with 55 days to go

In years of marriage, 50 is considered the golden anniversary, so I'll consider this a golden Hub-publishing moment!

No time to talk..must get hubbing.

Feeling inspired? Come and join me.

Until next time.

The Human Eye - does it really 'see'?

human eye, how the eye works
The Human Eye
The human eye is an incredible organ.  Not only does it not grow from the moment we are born but with over 2 million working parts it is our window to the world, or the window to our soul.

We know our eyes change colour from birth, but do they actually see color?