You can never have enough multitools. I have one in the shed, one in the car, one in my pushbike bag, one in my toolkit, one in my motorbike pannier and yet late at night, when I should have been sleeping, I was scrolling the web for one tool to rule them all. But can there be a perfect multitool? Surely the perfect multitool is the one you have to hand at the right time? Plus, as its … [Read more...] about The Best Multitool Is The One You Have With You
The sofa in the photo below was originally bought a few years ago for 99p. This scan of a negative is the only photo of it I can find. In it my daughter is holding a TV remote that disappeared shortly after the shot was taken. On the whole the sofa had done well, but unfortunately had outlived its use. A throw was struggling to hide the torn upholstery so a brand new sofa was acquired. One … [Read more...] about Deconstructed Sofa
This year’s Audio Bloggers month took place over the month of June. You can catch up on the conversations and recordings from those involved via the AudioMo hashtag. Thanks to @Ernmander for keeping it going for 10 years. Great work nurturing and catering for a wonderful community. [A version of this post first appeared in my weekly email which you you can subscribe to here: … [Read more...] about Audio Bloggers Month 2020
I've been testing a few aerials for my current handheld radio of choice. This experiment is hardly scientific. But I think it's good enough to show you which aerial is the best of the bunch. At least in some conditions. It might also save you some money. Here is a little background. You might want scroll to my findings if you're in a hurry. I started this experiment before I was a licensed … [Read more...] about Best PMR446 or 2m/70cm Mobile Antenna?
This review first appeared in my weekly email dispatch. You probably already know the difference between antiperspirant and deodorant. Antiperspirant blocks the sweat glands, while deodorant deals with the odour. I’ve been using natural deodorant since the 90’s. Initially because I found it was easier to travel light with a chunk of salt crystal instead of a can of spray. Then of … [Read more...] about Natural deodorants reviewed