Monday, 21 April 2014

Leaded petrol - an entirely different subject

I read this article this morning, all about how lead may have effected the brains of individuals in their formative years.  . Fascinating reading and I certainly think they might have a point. I googled to see which counties still have lead in their petrol.

Countries where leaded petrol is possibly still sold for road use
These are down to 6, according to a list compiled by Robert Taylor and Zac Gethin-Damon of The LEAD Group, and as at June 17, 2011:
Asia, including SE and NE Asia:
  • Afghanistan
  • Burma (official name ‘Myanmar’)
  • North Korea (official name ‘Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea’)
North Africa:
  • Algeria
Middle East:
  • Iraq
  • Yemen


Saturday, 19 April 2014

My little house

I don't think I have ever posted photos of my house. I have some which i took when it was briefly tidy. I guess the kids must have been out.

 Our bed room - note the low slanted ceiling. Very snuggly but a bit tight for space.
 Faheds side of the room.

 Sitting room. Dvd's are in the attic now and it looks slightly more spacious. That's the kids sofa.

 My sofa!

Doorway to the front door. Cage is not there anymore and Fahed has a different sofa but its fairly similar. Oh, and I just looked up to notice those shelves have gone too. Looking back at these photos I realise that my de-cluttering has got a lot further than I thought.

I am considering having a little tidy of the kitchen to take a few more photos.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Rewards Scheme

We have a rewards scheme at work. I haven;t really investigated how it works very well, although I did get some gift cards when we first joined.  This week I had to go to the site to sell some holiday days back tot he company and I stopped to have a proper read.

I get 5% of my weekly shop - Asda or Sainsbury
12% of B&Q, so useful as we are always doing something to hold this old house together for a bit longer.
10% of Matalan and other slightly more expensive clothing retailers.

All of the cards have to be loaded up front and take a couple of days to go through but I should really be able to plan that, surely??

So from this month I am going to load the asda card with my grocery money, the B&Q card with my DIY money etc.

I am expecting a two fold benefit. Firstly and most obviously I get the discount. then I get the control and living within budget.

Baby steps in the right direction