Saturday, 18 November 2017

Aliens can't see my radiators now.. =D

Friday was really cold, which sucks as I'm trying to stretch my kerosene to last for the whole winter..

However, I was reading the Live Lagom group on Facebook, where another member was asking if anyone had tried adding tin foil in the back of the radiators..

Well, I had cardboard, and tin foil, so I decided to try it there and then! πŸ˜ƒ

Usually, when the heating is on and I'm sitting on the sofa, I have to reach back and hold my hand over the radiator behind the sofa, to make sure it's on.. Due to the high ceiling and open plan house, the heat just seems to disappear almost instantly..

However, after adding tin foil behind both living room radiators, I could instantly tell the difference! I can now just sit on the sofa, and I'm feeling the lovely heat from the radiator

I'm so going to tin foil the other radiators, too! πŸ˜ƒ

Related link: Does tin foil behind your radiator beat the cold?


Sunday, 5 November 2017

Excited about IKEA Live Lagom =D

Some time ago, I came across IKEA Live Lagom application page - I don't even remember where I saw it, I'd never heard of it, but it seemed interesting, so I submitted an application, and then forgot all about it..

Well, on my birthday, recently, I received an email, which notified me that I'd been chosen! πŸ˜ƒ

I have to admit, I was sceptical.. My first reaction was, this has to be a fake.. But I hadn't mentioned anything about my application to anyone, and everything in the email header looked kosher, so it turned out to be real

I'd selected to participate in the induction workshop at IKEA Carrickmines as it's on my route to Bray, so I could combine the two trips - see, I'm already thinking lagom.. πŸ˜€

It took place today, from 8am - 10am, before the store opened.

There were five of us participants (plus the IKEA team, and one participant brought her daughter).

We had tea / coffee, and a mountain of bikkies / pastries, while learning more about Live Lagom.. πŸ˜ƒ

Can't wait for the December workshop..

A nice little freebie


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Hallowe'en noms in Bray

I was in Bray for Hallowe'en, which was nice - no little monsters in Drumree..

We had lunch at Coffee Delights - nom πŸ˜ƒ

D hung some skulls on the hedge.. Below, a couple of videos;

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Little monsters got a bag of Skittles + a box of Smarties + mini chocolate bar (which was either Mars, Twix, or Crunchie)..

A couple of boxes of Smarties had broken in the bag, so I "had to" eat them.. πŸ˜ƒ

We watched the whole series of Stranger Things 2, so it was around 4am when I arrived home, and had to stay up for a while to keep company for Cara & Cuddles, before we all went to bed.