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Could you fix a car?

By Jane McGuire 18th February 2016

Would you know what to do if your car broke down? Could you fix an overheated engine or change a wheel without any help? For those who are already shaking their heads - a car maintenance course could be for you, but why not test your automotive know how with our quiz. ...

The 10 dresses that changed fashion

By Jane McGuire 22nd February 2016

In the words of Yves Saint Laurent, ‘Fashions fade; style is eternal’. To be a great fashion designer, you need to create something that will last longer than the shop window display, or this month’s Vogue. As fashions come and go, there are some garments that have stood the...

Guess the years these five gadgets were released...

By Jade O'Donoghue 23rd February 2016

In the 21 st century we seem to change our gadgets and computer hardware more often than we change our pants (figuratively speaking) and as a result they get old really quickly. Here are some of the most iconic ones from the last three decades, can you guess which year they...

9 times health and safety has confused us a bit

By Jade O'Donoghue 3rd February 2016

The foundations of health and safety are built on rules and regulations and as such things need to be clear. Any confusion could result in danger to those involved. Serious stuff hey? Yes, it is, but it's also hilarious when signs, designed to protect our health and safety,...

The strangest laws in the UK

By Jane McGuire 4th February 2016

If you are searching for a criminology course , the chances are you will know the difference between right and wrong. Yet have you heard of the Salmon Act of 1986 (yes, as in the fish) or know what the laws are if a dead whale is found on the British coast? Yeah, we didn’t...

The most expensive animations ever

By Jane McGuire 3rd February 2016

When you think of the most expensive films in the world, your mind instantly wanders to the likes of King Kong and The Titanic. Yet, some of Hollywood’s biggest budgets are, in fact, animation. As the likes of Disney, Pixar and DreamWorks pay a team of animators to work on each...

The 12 things TV has taught us about working in a kitchen

By Jane McGuire 18th February 2016

Whether it’s Masterchef or Monica from Friends, we’ve all learn a lot from our favourite TV chefs. Working in a kitchen involves a lot of stress, sweat and swearing, and there is nothing better than watching the chaos unfold from the comfort of your sofa. To get you in the mood...

How to make an origami dog in 11 simple steps

By Jane McGuire 3rd February 2016

When it came to writing our crafts ‘fun stuff’ article, we decided to learn a new skill ourselves and try origami. Half an hour later, the editorial desk was littered with attempts of paper dachshunds until finally, we made it. If this doesn’t inspire you to try a crafts...

How to groom a horse in 7 simple steps

By Jane McGuire 3rd February 2016

Grooming is an important part of keeping your horses coat shiny and healthy. To bring you some top tips, we asked Jane (and Roly her glamorous assistant) to run through some key elements of grooming. Whether you are a complete beginner, or a seasoned expert, have a read of...

Are these the strangest sofas of all time?

By Jane McGuire 19th February 2016

When it comes to upholstery, we had two options; the first, to smother you in cute Laura Ashley themed upholstery designs, the second to show you the weirdest sofas of all time. Unsurprisingly after a sugar fuelled afternoon, the latter won, so sit back and enjoy this strange...

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