How to Build a Retaining Wall

Surrounding our homes and businesses, and often barely acknowledged, retaining walls can be a crucial part of any property. Whether they’re being used for boundary purposes, decorative reasons or even to keep soil and water at bay, they must be laid properly in order to function as well as they can. Here, the team from iMix are going to detail the various steps required in order to install a retaining wall on your property. 1. Area measurement The first step is to measure out the area that you want your wall to cover. The easiest way to do this is… [Read More]

My Sunday Photo: Sibling Twin Love

If you have been reading my blog you will know that this has been a very tough week for me. Truth be told, since Christmas my health in general has been all over the place. The cause of most of it has been down to high blood pressure, and the inability of my GP to regulate it properly which resulted in me having a stroke. That’s another story when it comes to my GP, and there is no point holding a grudge. I need them on my side not against me at this time. Any way, a couple days after… [Read More]

Top Tips For Re-Wiring Your Home

The decision to re-wire your home is never one that should be taken lightly. This is a time consuming, disruptive and potentially dangerous project. Unless you have experience dealing with electricity then this is not something you should do yourself. You should also be aware that there are regulations regarding re-wiring which must be adhered to. You can check with your local authority what these are exactly. The concept of electricity as we know it was first discovered in 1752 by Benjamin Franklin. Since then Thomas Edison invented the light bulb and now electricity is everywhere! Here are the top… [Read More]

How to Maintain your Golf Clubs

Golf clubs can represent a big investment, so it’s important for you to look after them! In this article, we’ll be teaching you all about the maintenance tips and tricks you need to keep your clubs in top shape. Regular Checks Before we get into the maintenance side of things, we’re first going to look at how you will know your clubs actually need maintenance. You should be regularly checking the clubs to understand what needs done and when. Check over the grips, shaft and balance of the clubs on a regular basis. If you’ve had them in storage for… [Read More]

My 24 Hours In Resus

The last 24 hours of my life have taught me how very fragile life can be, and how quickly you can go from being a fit and healthy person and then at the speed of light how quickly you can become very ill and this is without little or no notice. On Monday evening just gone I was sitting on the sofa watching TV with my wife, when around 8 o’clock I started to feel strange, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. I just didn’t feel right. I can only put it down to the fact that… [Read More]

Chocolate For Easter Is That Really What’s It All About?

Yesterday on Easter Sunday, like a lot homes up and down the UK, Easter egg hunts were in full flow, as our young children attempt to eat their body weight in chocolate, which I have to admit is partly our fault, but not entirely. There are darker forces at play here, more commonly known as supermarkets and marketing companies, and of course the chocolate brands themselves. Between them all they manage to fill the shelves in supermarkets, newsagents, and actually any shop they can with a mountain of chocolate Easter eggs. Of course this encourages us as parents and our… [Read More]

My Wife And The Rabbit: My Sunday Photo

This weeks photo is completely and totally dedicated to a rabbit called Snuggles, and his sidekick. Yes, sadly that’s my wife. It’s that Easter moment. On a recent trip to Pets at Home where I thought she was just buying hay and sawdust, haha, who am I kidding?! My wife always comes home with a new toy for Snuggles, but on this occasion this really did beat them all! My wife bought Snuggles a straw hat, and then had to have a picture taken with him! To say she is obsessed with our family rabbit Snuggles is an understatement! It… [Read More]

How to Combat Draught in Your Home Extension

It can be a great idea to build an extension to your home. This is one way to increase the amount of living space you have, which is especially useful if you have a growing family. It’s also a means of increasing your property’s value. But how do you make sure your new room is up to the same standard of the rest of your home? And how do you ensure that it doesn’t adversely affect other rooms? Well, to answer these questions it’s probably best to look at just one area, and we’re going to focus on draught. This… [Read More]