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Teaching critical thinking is important as is household financial management. It’s dire when anyone doesn’t understand the responsibility of credit cards, that impulse purchases often result in exorbitant interest fees, and instilling the idea of paying...

A pandemic is defined as worldwide spread of a new disease – but the exact threshold for declaring one is quite vague. In practice, the actions being taken would not change whether or not a pandemic is declared. Containment measures are not simply about...

Avoid unnecessary travel Change your ICE car for electric - 2020 will see a much larger availability of affordable electric cars on the UK market Invest in a community solar farm ( one that was invested in in 2015 has given out an a guaranteed 7% dividend...

There is one bad side to hand sanitisers - they kill all bacteria and viruses thus leaving the good bacteria no chance to fight viruses and harmful bacteria. And too much sterilisation has led to the development of MRAS and others just as feeding too...

Letter writing is something that people should do more often. I love getting a letter! There's something so personal about seeing handwritten text, digital communications remove all the humanity. You can keep your smiley face emoticon, I want to see ink...

limes were chosen over lemons for British sailors simply because limes were cheaper. Reading Pepys diaries you get a sense of the love of food returning after the enforced dourness of the protectorate. In one of the first few entries he talks about going...

There will always be people who are relatively poor in every country and under any system, for the individual being poor may not be inevitable, however. Of course being poor can be due to personal flaws (like gambling) and/or it can be due to misfortune....

A pancake aka crepe recipe that will never fail you, guaranteed to be the best you ever had and so easy to remember. Ingredients! Easy to remember. The 3/4 rule. Simple. 3/4 cup milk, 3/4 cup flour, 4 eggs... Mix; blender, whatever suits you. LET it sit...

flowering shrubs and trees have a short time in blossom. When they are in flower they're a joy and for my money it's the succession of things in their season that's one of the pleasures of gardening.

Fake news is poor stuff when purveyed by a journalist but is incredibly dangerous for a PM with the power of war or peace at his fingertips. Take for example the fake news that Johnson wants to "get round" the Northern Ireland protocol and ditch the Good...

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