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    In the past I have thrown away anything battery operated where the batteries have leaked-corroded and the terminals of the device have become covered in a crust of battery acid type stuff. Just had the same happen with my son's tv remote. I decided to Google a remedy and discovered vinegar on a cotton wool bud cleans all the crap off and remote now works perfect.

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    Crush 1 or 2 litre plastic bottles then roll them up then put the lid on, stops air getting in and save a lot of space in your bin or recycling box.

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    Take a multi-plug extension cable on holiday with you in your suitcase & youíll only need 1 travel adaptor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig_HFC View Post
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    Take an multi-plug extension cable on holiday with you in your suitcase & youíll only need 1 travel adaptor.
    Ooooooo I'm liking that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig_HFC View Post
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    Take an multi-plug extension cable on holiday with you in your suitcase & youíll only need 1 travel adaptor.
    I did just that on my holiday last week. Itís one of these things that seems so blatantly obvious that I canít believe I never thought of it before. The only reason I did it was because on my previous holiday the room didnít have enough sockets. I had plenty travel adapters, but they were no use to me. We had two phones two iPads and a couple of other things to charge. No problem with a four plug adapter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig_HFC View Post
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    Take an multi-plug extension cable on holiday with you in your suitcase & youíll only need 1 travel adaptor.
    Can't believe I've never thought of that, what a great idea.
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    Take an multi-plug extension cable on holiday with you in your suitcase & you’ll only need 1 travel adaptor.
    not just abroad, I take onewhen I go to any hotel. It means I can heat my straighteners at the same time as using the hairdryer and if you take one with a long enough flex you may even see in the mirror at the same time.

    Now I take one with the usb chargery bit too
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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    I did just that on my holiday last week. It’s one of these things that seems so blatantly obvious that I can’t believe I never thought of it before. The only reason I did it was because on my previous holiday the room didn’t have enough sockets. I had plenty travel adapters, but they were no use to me. We had two phones two iPads and a couple of other things to charge. No problem with a four plug adapter.
    For phones and the likes I have one of these hubs and take it on holiday.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
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    For phones and the likes I have one of these hubs and take it on holiday.


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00PK1II...a-420046835187
    Iíve got one of those, itís not as big as that one though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig_HFC View Post
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    Take an multi-plug extension cable on holiday with you in your suitcase & youíll only need 1 travel adaptor.
    Genius rather than handy.

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    When you to the airport with hand luggage, take empty plastic water bottles, and fill up at the fountains just after security
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    If you can't get a metal lid off a jar run it under the hot tap for a few seconds. The metal expands and makes it much easier to move.

    Likewise, if you've got stacked glasses jammed together put ice cubes or cold water in the top one and dip the bottom one in fairly hot water (not too hot or it might crack).
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    When cooking bacon, sausages or black pudding etc under the grill put some water in your grill pan, just enough to cover the surface of it. This stops all the fat that drips off the meat during cooking burning in the bottom of the grill pan. When you've finished cooking just pour it away and rinse the grill pan.

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    Slice link sausages in half before you grill or fry them, they cook quicker and go nice and crispy.

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    on the subject of food

    to avoid the bacon twisting during cooking, snip through the fat on the outside edge of the bacon, every centimetre or so, the length of the rasher.
    The fat contracts when cooking and pulls the meat together. Snipping stops this, and keeps the fat (and flavour) intact.

    Perfect for rolls and butties, plus no more stringy bacon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig_HFC View Post
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    Take a multi-plug extension cable on holiday with you in your suitcase & youíll only need 1 travel adaptor.
    Been taking 2 of these on holiday for years
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    Half right. The bairns are fine, it's the mother/wife that is the problem.
    That's what you think now. wait until they're older

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    Anyone with an open fire and not in a smokeless zone I recommend trying this:

    https://www.firewood-for-life.com/top-down-fire.html

    It works really well
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    Half right. The bairns are fine, it's the mother/wife that is the problem.
    Or possibly the dad/husband

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