No Smoke Without Fire – Not!

After the warmest Christmas ever (it didn’t even feel like Christmas!!) the temperature has quickly dropped and I find myself ‘de-icing’ the car every two minutes. But… There’s something more important than scraping ice that I wanted to tell you. You see, I’ve been installing lots of fire places recently. Not your normal fireplace, as that’s not really my bag, but an electric fireplace. And before you disregard this idea as an 80’s thing to do, there are some really nice ones to be installed. They come with many advantages. They’re cheap to run.

How to stop lightbulbs breaking.

How are things? I hope you’re well and you haven’t had any trouble with your electricity recently, as that’s always the best way to be!

I have a couple of tidbits here that are going to reduce the amount you swear because a lightbulb has just blown. Because they always blow after you’ve installed a new one, don’t they! (There’s actually no scientific reason for this. I think they call it sod’s law...)

My friend got robbed blind the other day.

My friend got robbed blind the other day. When I say ‘blind’, I actually mean that he got robbed right in front of his face. I’ll tell you how… He bought an oven about a year ago. It was just a cheap one and he didn’t expect miracles from it. Sure enough, after a year had past the oven and grill stopped working. As I would always recommend, he spoke to a specialist and put a date in the diary for said ‘specialist’ to go round and have a look. Now, the specialist took a five-minute look at the oven and decided it needed a new switch.

How to combat dark evenings…

You’ve probably already noticed, but it’s getting dark outside! And it’s getting colder – boooo! But I’ve spoken to a LARGE group of people recently that have all made these early winter nights a little more bearable… You see, they’ve all completed a small investment that means they no longer have to struggle to get the key in the door, take the shopping out of the car, find the bins, or avoid the trip hazards on the drive. Yep, you’ve guessed it.

Whose stupid idea was this?!

Carl here, I hope all’s well. I love summer. It’s brilliant. Warm(ish) weather, long days, time off – it’s my favourite time of year - so I always feel a bit sad when it comes to turning the clocks back. I just don’t understand it! I know it’s handy for farmers to have a little more light in the mornings, but come on, what about the rest of us?! It has led to one good thing, though.

Electric Lego

It’s not often I get excited by the latest toy to hit the market. Usually it’s the kids who are pulling at my leg in tesco, wanting me to give in and buy a new toy I’ve never heard of. But this week there was a role reversal, as something caught my eye that I REALLY liked the look of. Electric Lego!

How Electricity is Provided to Houses

I was having a chat with a friend just the other day about how electricity is provided to houses.

I guess he’s like most people – he has absolutely no idea how electricity is dealt out to houses in this country. When we got onto the subject he started to ask lots of questions, and as I told him the answers his face made all sorts of fascinating expressions.

Electrical Safety On Holiday

Hopefully I’ve got you in time. You see, I’ve just been on holiday and I’ve seen some of the awful electrical work that’s around, and I wanted to let you know about Electrical Safety On Holiday

I’ve had many bad experiences with electrics abroad.

Just last year in Egypt I realised I needed a shave – I was treating the family to a nice dinner, and wanted to spruce myself up a little. Anyway, I plugged the electric shaver in and left the room to head back to the pool.