An ergonomic workspace for the busy blogger
Aug28

An ergonomic workspace for the busy blogger

Shoulder, neck and back pain are commonly suffered by anyone who sits at a desk for too long. Having the right office equipment such as chairs, desks and other accessories in their workspace can go a long way to alleviating some of these aches and pains. Back when I was looking after the computer assets of a large organisation, I had the opportunity to watch a few occupational health and safety experts at work setting up an ergonomic...

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Cumquat season
Jul20

Cumquat season

Have you ever tried a fresh cumquat? It’s an experience. It’s the only citrus fruit where the whole fruit can be popped into the mouth and eaten. Weirdly, the skin and pith are very sweet and the flesh is extremely sour and both parts of the cumquat  are required to balance the flavours. I love slicing up cumquat and adding them to salads. It adds a wonderful citrus-y brightness to every mouthful. However, a little goes a...

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16 creative ways to restore and repurpose chairs
Mar07

16 creative ways to restore and repurpose chairs

Chair makeover inspiration anyone? These are 16 of the most inspired, creative and innovative projects I’ve come across online. I’ve restored a chair or 3 in my past. I’m about to embark on a new chair restoration project and was looking for some inspiration. I learnt that reupholstering is only one of the many (and probably the most painful) ways to restore a chair. And that all chairs can be  repurposed, no matter...

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Project – Automatic drip irrigation for a balcony garden
Feb29

Project – Automatic drip irrigation for a balcony garden

    Like to have a balcony or garden full of lush green plants, even when you are not there to water them? I do, and I have such a balcony and I’ll show you how I did it in this post on how to set up an automatic drip irrigation system with timer. This is not my usual recycle project but its definitely a DIY and one that I’m very proud off. Mum has been living in houses with gardens her whole life and she has a...

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Snapshots – TwoCrackedJars flashback
Feb16

Snapshots – TwoCrackedJars flashback

This was taken about 2 years ago, when TwoCrackedJars was experimenting with electric lights. Love the shadows made by the honeycomb pattern on the jars.  We didn’t get very far with them as we were worried about the heat output from the light. It’s been on the backburner since then. Maybe I’ll get around to addressing it one...

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Project – Trio of restored tables
Feb15

Project – Trio of restored tables

It’s February and its time to reveal my second 3Rs project. This time it’s a straight forward restoration of a trio of coffee tables.  There are two small square tables and a longer rectangular table in this project. They were looking very tired with scratches, burns and watermarks on the finish. Two of the finished tables have been placed in the living room of the new apartment. The third one has gone into the...

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