Beachcombing on Sunday

Washed up while beach-combing on Sunday this week

When we stroll along a beach for our Sunday Beach-combing, there is always the chance that we might find beautiful or fascinating things, like driftwood, or a message in a bottle, that have been washed up in the surf, or items left behind by sun worshipers. But many a time what we find might be useless rubbish, interesting only because we are curious as to how it got there. Whatever the case, we enjoy the walk in the salty air, the feel of the sand between our toes and the warmth of the sun on our backs as we listen to the sound of the surf.

Come beach-combing with me, have a look at what I found while surfing the Net this week. Pick it up and have a look, keep it, pass it on or throw it back into the surf!

Household Tips

  • Do you ever run out of room in your fridge when you are entertaining? Remove food from plates, bowls and containers and store in zip-lock bags or freezer bags which can be shaped to fit into the spaces you have. Tip out into bowls or serving dishes and garnish when ready to use.
  • Keep taps and handles free of water spots and stains by rubbing over with baby oil or wax paper.

Tips for “him” – home & car maintenance, security & safety.

  • Stinky shoes? Sprinkle bicarbonate of soda inside and seal them in a plastic bag overnight. Vacuum out the bicarb in the morning. If you have room in your freezer, put the shoes in there overnight to kill the bacteria that caused the smell.
  • To make your bbq grill non-stick, cut an onion in two and simply rub the grill over with the cut side before you start to cook.

Technology

  • When shopping online, type your price-range into google along with the product you are looking for e.g. cell phone, < $500 or ladies shoes $10..$15
  • Clear out unwanted mail quickly by filtering your inbox with the word unsubscribe.

2cents more

  • The Netherlands Antilles or Dutch Antilles became a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherland in 1954. Previously known as Curacao & dependencies, the Netherlands Antilles were  dissolved in 2010 and became The Dutch Caribbean.
  • Formerly a Dutch Colony, Suriname, located between Guyana and French Guyana in South America, is now an independent country officially called the Republic of Suriname.

This or That

Molucca or Malacca?

  • The Mollucan islands have been part of Indonesia since 1950.
  • Malacca is a state of Malaysia with a coastline on the Malacca Strait.
  • Not that it really has anything to do with the matter, other than that I confuse it with the two above, Makassar is the provincial capital of South Sulawesi, a state of Indonesia.

Did you know?

 

  • Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.
  • You can get a little more ink out of your ballpoint pen if you heat the tip with a lighter.

 

 

7 Comments

  • m.butcher@iinet.net.au

    April 15, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Hi Nena,

    I don’t know how we ever lived without ziploc bags. I use them for so many things!

  • m.butcher@iinet.net.au

    April 15, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Hi Caree – I need to take my own advice – my email is way overdue for a clean-up.

  • Caree Risover

    April 15, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    The tip about filtering your mailbox is brilliant; I had never though of that and am forever “unsubscribing” on a piecemeal basis -but, thanks to you, no more!

  • Nena

    April 15, 2016 at 7:42 am

    We have a small fridge and a big family so we use ziplock backs all the time! They work wonderfully:) Also, that is so interesting about peanuts in dynamite:p

  • amanpan

    April 9, 2016 at 12:55 am

    Very useful tips. I love the one about the taps. 🌻

  • m.butcher@iinet.net.au

    April 4, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    I don’t actually have room in my freezer for my shoes so I haven’t actually tried that – taking it on faith lol!

  • Still the Lucky Few

    April 4, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Great hint about adding a price range when shopping online! I also liked the shoes in the freezer bit—although I have used bicarbonate of soda with great success to solve many of life’s little problems. Thanks!

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