I think I’ve sprung a leak

I think I’ve sprung a leak

There I was minding my own business polishing the glassware whispering sweetly into Mimi’s ears when all of a sudden… “Rene, Rene, quick quick I think I’ve sprung a leak” Now I’m used to hearing Yvette calling out my name but not usually when I am in a different room to her! I kiss Mimi on the head and dash into the back room to find Yvette leant over the aluminium radiators under the window. Water is pouring out from underneath them and she is soaked through. I knew I…

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What Are Epoxy Adhesives?

Epoxy Adhesives

Glues and adhesives are a remarkably versatile feature of daily modern life. They are useful in all kinds of ways, and yet most of us do not really understand how they work. Epoxy adhesives are frequently used and form bonds in a particular way. Image Credit Components Epoxy adhesives require two elements – the hardener and the resin – which are mixed and polymerised. Polymerisation is the chemical process often used in making plastics, where small molecules become joined together in a long chain called a polymer. Polymers are found…

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The Golden Rules for Growing a Beard

Read This Before You Start Growing Out Your Facial Hair

Do you dream of the day that you can show off a magnificent beard to the world? Perhaps it will be short and trimmed with military precision or maybe you will leave it long so that it flows in the wind. If you want this magical day to finally come along then there are a few golden rules that you need to follow first of all. Stick to the following tips and you won’t go wrong. Don’t Rush It Don’t you just hate having to sit around waiting patiently for…

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Should You Pre-Shrink fabric Before You Sew With It?

You Pre-Shrink fabric Before You Sew With It

Whether to pre-shrink your fabric before beginning a sewing project can be a dilemma. Which fabrics can you pre-shrink, and which method is more effective? Image Credit Purchasing fabric Pay close attention to the care label and washing instructions when choosing your fabric, which are located at the bolt of the fabric. Should it be hand washed, machine washed, machine dried or hang dried? The general advice is to wash your purchased fabric according to the stated instructions. Never delay washing your fabric until you start your sewing project, as…

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What Was Behind the Change from CRB to DBS?

Behind the Change from CRB to DBS

Introduced in March 2002 by the Home Office, and initially run by the private company Capita, the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) provided a facility for checking the criminal records of anyone who worked with children or vulnerable adults. It replaced List 99, which was a list of all those barred from working with children. Image Credit How well did the CRB work? The CRB faced heavy criticism from the outset. Computer problems delayed its launch, and it then struggled to keep up with demand for its services. Capita took on…

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The Best Military Heritage Experiences

The Best Military Heritage Experiences

With Remembrance Day just gone, now seemed like the perfect time to look at what wonderful military history heritage was available in the UK. If you’re fascinated by all things military or want to educate your children on the realities and facts of conflict and war, then here are some world-class attractions to visit: RAF Museum, Cosford For all aviation lovers, this museum is a must. You’ll discover interactive exhibitions, a large collection of important aircraft and numerous galleries to explore. Collections include war planes, missiles, dog fight flight simulators…

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All You Need To Know About The Illustrious La Tomatina Festival

La Tomatina bistrol

You will get to know all there is to know about the famous tomato squashing La Tomatina festival. From why do people celebrate La Tomatina to how they enjoy it and the rules and regulations of the food fight. Spain is famous for so many amazing festivals, like bull riding, international festival of music and dance, annual horror and fantasy film festival and many many more. But, La Tomatina is the most fun and famous of them all. La Tomatina bistrol is celebrated every year in August; and people from…

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