The Health Benefits of Red Meat

For plenty of years, people have accused red meat of being bad for your health for not one but a plethora of reasons. Many of those who were once meat lovers and proud carnivores have even bought into the statements that highlight the negative traits of red meat and as a result, they converted to veganism and resorted to a diet that consisted of vegetables, fruits and anything but red meat.

The question that still stands is: is red meat really bad for you as many have portrayed it to be? Is it really something that should be cut out of your diet at all costs for the sake of your own health and wellbeing? This guide will put all such questions to rest. Read more

December Degustabox | Subscription Box Review

December Degustabox

Receiving the December Degustabox was like receiving an early Christmas present full of surprises. Only this particular present, I had to share. As usual, I was keen to tuck in as soon as it arrived! There was a good mix of food & drink, and both sweet & savoury inside, just in time for Christmas.

  • Enjoy 10 to 15 surprise products, many are completely new to the market!
  • Receive your Degustabox every month filled with goodies.
  • All for much less than you would pay in the shops!

So what was inside the December Degustabox?

December Degustabox contents
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Our December favourites | Parties, crafts, and food

Our December favourites - parties, crafts & food

Knock knock. Whispers.. Is anybody there?

Hello my loyal readers – long time, no speak! Or should that be write? Anyhow, it’s been a while. A very long one. I don’t think I’ve written ‘properly’ for over a month. I had planned to get everything crammed in before Christmas (was it a good one, by the way?), and then have a few days off, but neither of those plans went to, well, plan. But, I’m here now.

I realised when I came to write this that for the first time in 18 months; since I began these in fact, I missed a monthly favourites post. The one being, November. I was planning on doing a joint November-December one, but November seems so far behind now, that I thought I’d just start fresh.
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3 Companies You Can Use To Sell Your House on Your Own

Gone are the days when paying 6% to 7% of the price you got for selling your house just had to be given to a real estate agent as an obligation. This was due to one simple reason: because they helped you sell your house! The good news, however, is that this isn’t a necessity anymore and if you’re in talks of selling your house, it should please you to know that doing so is highly possible without the assistance of a real estate agent – not to mention, you keep the 7% they would take otherwise! Read more

Get Your Garden Going With These Simple Tips

Don’t let your garden be dull

It’s true that maintaining a garden can take a lot of time and effort, but it can have so much potential that you would be letting go to waste if you don’t care for it. Trying to make your garden a prettier place may surprise you, as there’s many individuals love gardening. It’s more than just planting seeds and watering them in routine, you get a sense of fulfilment and responsibility. Once your garden is how you want it, you can imagine it will be a pretty sight, too. So where do you get started on making your garden a nicer place?

Preparing before planting

Before you just start digging random holes for planting, you need to make sure that the area is going to be efficient for plants to grow in. It’s best to plan some kind of layout for your plants, and then deal with the areas you want to plant in. It’s going to take a little manual labour first, getting the soil and patches ready, which is essential for plant nutrition and survival. Then find out about your chosen plants, as you need to know how much upkeep they’ll take, and what you need to do for them to survive. Some plants require more water, some thrive mostly from sunlight; these are easy to get wrong, so make sure you find out beforehand!

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Is consumption a problem?

If you find yourself having to maintain a large garden, you might notice that you consume a lot of water in the process; usually, this isn’t an issue, but sometimes heat can cause a drought and you have to limit your water usage. If you want to be more eco-friendly when doing your gardening, you should invest in plastic water storage tanks, so you can store the rainwater. They don’t require maintenance or effort to collect water, just leave them out and let them do their job as time goes by. Having these installed will allow you to use water freely without having to worry about anyone else or the environment.

Spreading information

You can’t learn everything from the internet or reading a book, so it’s a good idea to discuss with other people who are interested in gardening too. You can find out about efficiency, best places to go for your equipment, and advice based on the weather local to you. No matter what profession or hobby you’re into, being able to discuss with others holding experience can take you a lot further than reading instructions, It’s not always best to do things by the book, and if you discover more efficient DIY methods, it can be useful to other gardeners, and the same goes the other way around; sometimes an individual’s creativity can make a major difference.

Gardening isn’t for everyone, but you can’t know for sure until you’ve at least given it a fair try, the worst outcome is that you don’t want to continue it, either that or you’ll surprise yourself! If you still want to have a pretty garden, but can’t find the motivation or time; there are services you can invest in to help you out, so no more excuses for a dump in your garden!

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