Guest Post: Top 10 Tips From A Lifelong Gardener (My Mum!)

Fashion, passion and more passion (... fruit!) Shortly after my previous post describing a new lame attempt at starting a small composting project, my mum Anna gave me her top 10 lifetime gardening tips! She has always been a lifelong gardener. Even as a child, I have memories of her planting mangoes and guavas in… Continue reading Guest Post: Top 10 Tips From A Lifelong Gardener (My Mum!)

Balcony Farming & Composting Project

Used coffee grounds and fruit peel ready for the first round of composting. We have some space on the balcony that could be put to good use with a small vegetable garden. The objectives to be met: Only grow plants that can be harvested for eating or other usesReduce wastage of fruits and veges by… Continue reading Balcony Farming & Composting Project

My Top 5 Quarantine Work-From-Home Hacks You Probably Won’t See Anywhere Else.

How often is something useful as well as tongue-in-cheek? Here are some favourite hacks I currently use in my quarantine life. 1. Plug In USB Correctly The First Time, Every Time. I've got so many devices using USB nowadays it's crazy. But if you're in the same boat, you don't have to let USB drive… Continue reading My Top 5 Quarantine Work-From-Home Hacks You Probably Won’t See Anywhere Else.

Weekly Selection #1 – Four Picks For Your Quarantine Weekend Entertainment (and Learning)

1. Shia Labeouf's epic epic freestyle (Warning: explicit lyrics) Shia Labeouf films? Most are awful. In fact, Transformers and Indiana Jones 4 are on my worst ever list. But, boy oh boy, can this guy rap! His 2016 four minute performance is one of the greatest freestyles I've seen. He attacks it with passion, incredible… Continue reading Weekly Selection #1 – Four Picks For Your Quarantine Weekend Entertainment (and Learning)

Maintaining a Consistent Home Workout Routine

My home gym (pull-up bar and portable sauna not shown) With the twins and Coronavirus keeping me indoors all the time, I've designed a small home gym with the equipment mostly sourced online. I get a full body workout with a full range of motion. Push up grips (I got mine from Decathlon)Kettlebells (I have… Continue reading Maintaining a Consistent Home Workout Routine

How to teach your kids to play and master chess (even if you don’t know the game) – Part 3: The Opening, Middlegame & Endgame

This is Part 3 of a multi-part series on self-learning the game of chess and the entire course overview is listed here. Here are the videos to watch on the three main phases of a chess game. Lesson Nine: The Opening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kURU67G98O8&t=69s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21L45Qo6EIY Lesson Ten: The Middlegame https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvIsBjn2f5g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEoAY3Ot-6Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yv7_0svOlQU Lesson Eleven: The Endgame https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mhLQOZKVQs… Continue reading How to teach your kids to play and master chess (even if you don’t know the game) – Part 3: The Opening, Middlegame & Endgame

How to teach your kids to play and master chess (even if you don’t know the game) – Complete Syllabus Overview

Since we're all stuck at home, here is the complete syllabus for those who want to go at a faster pace! Just Youtube the relevant videos as you go along. I'm posting Part 3 later today.. Part One - The Basics (available here) 1. Names of pieces 2. Set up a chessboard 3. How the… Continue reading How to teach your kids to play and master chess (even if you don’t know the game) – Complete Syllabus Overview