It was only after a trip to America I realised how uncomfortable my pillows were, it becomes one of those things you are so used to you don’t even notice until you have something to compare it to, in the US, in every hotel we stayed in, even the skankiest motel they seemed to have the softest pillows and no less than about eight per bed (I’m not sure how many people they expect to share a bed), on my return it felt like my pillow was stuffed with rocks.
Products for the Home
If you have been to a hotel or a friend’s house where they have a large rainforest style shower head, it seems amazing at first until you realise it doesn’t detach from the wall so if all you need to do is wash your hair, shave your legs, rinse your feet (we don’t want to know what you get up to) you have to strip off and jump in.
Do you remember those days when if you needed to change the channel on your TV would have to get up off your butt and physically walk over and press a button? Then remotes came along and life got a little better, the modern version of this is smart home products which allow you to control all sorts of everyday items from your phone, from having the kettle already boiled for when you walk in the door to being able to turn your heating off when you are out.
I follow a flexible but healthy diet (if you ignore the chocolate and takeaways), but often turn to the scales numerous times a day. I weigh the honey I put on my yogurt at breakfast, weigh my veg to make sure I get the proper portion size for my 5-a-day, and we cook most evening meals from scratch, which involves weighing out lots of ingredients.
The Fingbox, which sounds a bit like what you would call the router when you can’t remember what the proper name is, lets you monitor and protect the people and devices on your network via the Fing mobile and web app.
The Fingbox plugs into your Wi-Fi router and lets you see who’s coming and going in your home, as well as set parental controls, detect intruders and attacks. It’s basically like a compact internet bouncer…ID please, mate.
When I was young, my older sister got sea monkeys for Christmas. I remember being so jealous and arguing the fact that, although I was just 5 years old, I had both the skills and dedication to shoulder the responsibility of a little shrimpy family of my own. I quickly disproved my point by accidently knocking over my sister’s tank within hours of her setting it up. Twenty-six years later, I feel I am just about ready to take on the challenge again, except, this time, there is no possibility of spillage thanks the EcoSphere.
The Anova Precision Cooker is a sous-vide machine which, for those of you who have never done more than pierce the film and microwaved for 8 ½ minutes when cooking a meal, is a French method of cooking in which the food is put in a plastic pouch, immersed in water and gently slow cooked to ensure an even cook with no loss of flavour or moisture.
If you feel like you have a handle on life, there’s nothing like trying to use someone else’s shower to remind you that you are basically a monkey whacking a coconut against the floor trying to get in. Some showers have so many dials, knobs and buttons that it looks more like the cockpit of a plane rather than something to wash the filth off.