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    The Lazy Girl’s Guide To Saving The Planet

    It’s the hot topic for January 2020, isn’t it? Everywhere you go there’s people preaching to you about how to live your life better. Go vegan. Drive electric. Ban plastic. In fact, just cancel farting while you’re at it because that’s methane. Which is evil AF. The thing is, I’m really concerned about what’s happening to the planet, and how fast it’s happening, because there’s a good chance that me and my son will still be here in 50 years time and possibly even some grandchildren too but I don’t want to lose the joy in life and I certainly don’t want holier-than-thou-save-the-world types preaching at me constantly. Here is…

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    JML Handy Heater Personal Space Heater Review

    It was Hogmanay 2019. Which is New Year’s Eve if you’re not in Scotland. We were getting ready to light some fireworks that night and start the new year off right. Then something scary happened. We went into our conservatory and switched on our old heater, which is twelve years old and has served us well. As soon as the electricity fired into it, a bright orange flame blasted out from the bottom of it onto our laminate flooring. It had caught fire, simply by being switched on. It was time to throw it out and get a new one. The problem was that it was just after Christmas and…

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    Gifted: Price’s Scented Candles

    I have this weird relationship with candles. When I was a little girl, I had a fascination with ornamental candles thanks to this store in Torquay that I visited every summer. It was owned by an independent chandler and he crafted all sorts of shapes and sizes. I would make a point of buying one every holiday but never burn them. It occurred to me as I got older that candles are for burning. They shouldn’t be ornaments – well, I suppose some are, but that’s unusual. I was a big fan of incense as a teenager and in later years I’ve discovered that I really love scented candles. Yes,…