I don’t do a massive amount of handy man stuff around our place, but there is always something to mend, or something small that we want to pull together without calling in a builder, so I do have a few basic tools.
Some of the most used are my circular saws. In the end I settled on two, Continue reading
We face the dilemma every year, especially at Christmas, or when birthdays roll around, what do you buy someone who basically has everything?
Maybe it’s a simply a fun gift for a workmate where the intention is to buy something that is not too personal.
One amusing option we found for one of Steve’s workmates is a set of Micro Wheels, a miniature remote control car, controlled via an I-phone or Android device, with a price tag as little as $49.
These crazy little cars also come with a set of Continue reading
Amanda prefers that I am clean shaven for the most part, which is a challenge for a guy with a strong beard, especially when I prefer Electric Shavers over manual razors.
Fortunately I came across Shaverlist.com’s Best Electric Shaver list which brought me to the Philips Norelco Sensotouch 3D.(specifically the model 1250/42).
I settled on the Rotary shaver because it has more power for dealing with tough facial hair, and when I looked at the reviews and found that more than half its users gave it a maximum rating of 5 stars on Amazon it seemed likely to do what I needed. I was not disappointed Continue reading
One thing Amanda and I share is a love of real coffee, so for us having the best coffee maker we can afford makes sense to us. We found ours with the help of Coffeemakerpicks.com and we start each day with a quality espresso made right here at home.
As home Espresso machines go, this does a great job of building in the main features of large commercial machines, without taking up the space that they need.
With a built in burr grinder, and removable hopper, we grind our fresh beans as needed, and get a perfect volume of grounds using the onboard Tamper. Continue reading