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.
Products for the Home
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.
Fun fact: Melitta Bentz invented the first coffee filter in 1908 - get this woman a statue! This opened a whole new way of preparing the black wake up juice. Today Melitta AromaFresh (now you know why they use that name) allows you to wake up to a cup of coffee made from freshly ground beans or pre-ground coffee; that’s always worth getting up for!
Chances are that if you have cats, then you have probably already made a few concessions – such as cat hair on all your clothes, chairs, in your meals…and don’t even get me started on the cat litter trays, the last thing you want on top of that is some tasteless bright coloured cat furniture that clashes with everything else in your house. The Vesper series from Catit is an attractive and modern range that looks stylish whilst supplying a comfortable and scratchy haven for your fur babies.
Sodas are great: they are a staple at any children’s party, they make amazing cocktails and are super refreshing in the summer time. The downside, however (there is always a downside), is they are often full of sugar, which just isn’t good for us no matter how much we love it and the endless amounts of plastic bottles that will have David Attenborough personally coming to your house to punch you in the face.