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Inexpensive play

August 18, 2014 Filed under About Children

Although there is wide range of toys available today, children are often very happy with some simple inexpensive activities. 

Water and sand are always popular, and kitchen cupboards that are usually off-limits to very small people are always good for fun and noise.

Water conservation

January 17, 2011 Filed under Tip of the Day

When preparing vegetables for cooking, use a bowl of water to clean them  Then use the ‘grey water’ to water pot plants.

Water play

October 3, 2010 Filed under Inexpensive play

(You MUST supervise this with young children!)

The main ingredients are:

  • The kitchen sink, bathroom hand-basin, a plastic bucket, or a no longer used baby bath
  • Water from the tap
  • Stool or step for child to stand on.

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Removal of lime scale in kettle

February 2, 2010 Filed under Cleaning hints and tips

Last summer our water supply was sometimes switched to bore water when the usual supply was low.  This caused heaps of complaints to the local council about the quality of the water and damage to electric kettles from the minerals in the water, especially lime scale.

But – white vinegar came to the rescue. Read more

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