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Royal Mail 11 Football Heroes mint stamps

Posted on Thursday 9th May 2013

I have just been to a local post office this morning to get the new 11 Football Heroes mint stamps which are issued by Royal Mail today. I bought two presentation packs and two miniature sheets from the post office. When the lady at the till told me how much it was in total, I was rather shocked and furious. …read more

Is it good or bad to warm up a car in the morning?

Posted on Friday 12th April 2013

To be honest, the question of whether it’s good or bad to leave a car idling for an extended time has never crossed my mind before.

As I read some comments about warming up a car in the morning, I keep looking to see if it is actually bad for the engine to leave the car idling too long. I’ve been told that recently, and just wondered if it was true.

And here I found some interesting comments and views online from different people around the world. Before we dig deeper to this question, bear in mind letting a car idle for a long time, it’s bad for the environment to pump all those extra hydrocarbons into the atmosphere and we’re wasting precious, not to mention expensive fuel. …read more

Wisdom and Knowledge

Posted on Tuesday 9th April 2013

Everybody wants to be born clever, simply because no one wants to be called stupid. But intelligence is not something we can especially request while we were formed in our mother’s womb. There is nothing we can do to change the fact that if we are the less clever ones, all we can only do is to accept the truth and work harder to balance our disadvantage. …read more

Something for a Tuesday night – idioms and proverbs…

Posted on Tuesday 9th April 2013

Working on a job for a banking client currently. The client wants to promote a personal loan top-up scheme, so she has asked me for some ideas. Had a brainstorming session with two colleagues, within half an hour or so, we came up several ideas for the client. It was a good start. While I was making a note about these ideas, the colleagues suggested ‘cherry on the cake’. I must say I have never heard of this phase before, so I quickly logged on to Google and did a search to find out what it means. …read more

Does a car heater waste fuel?

Posted on Tuesday 9th April 2013

After reading many online articles about the same or similar question, I just cannot stop myself for writing some comments about how wrong those people are!!!

Before I start, I am not a car mechanic, so I will just keep what I can see here simple.

Let’s say, we have a vehicle which has already been driven for 30mins or so, and the temperate gauge reaches to 90°C. …read more