Good Money for Old Rope ELVIS & KRESSE

Weekend Bag ELVIS & KRESSE

Good Money for Old Rope..

Well not quite old rope, more old fire hose, parachute silk and leather.  Up cycled fire hoses and auction banners

Who’d have thought these materials would have produced such elegant, desirable and functional re-cycled items.

The innovative company ELVIS & KRESSE have done just that, producing not only stunning weekend bags but also a myriad of other useful and functional items, including for men. Belts, cuff-links, wallets, key rings all styled as individual unique items.


For ladies there are handbags, overnight bags, purses, clutch bags and belts to mention but a few items.

Decommissioned Fire-hoses, parachute silk, coffee sacks, leather, tea sacks, printing blanket, shoe boxes and auction banners are just a few of the byproducts from industries that are saved from landfill or worse and recycled, or up-cycled by ELVIS & KRESSE.

Pet Peek So next doors dog can enjoy your privacy as well

So next doors dog can enjoy your privacy too…

 The  Pet Peek  Available from Amazon

I’m afraid I just had to put this pet peek idea out there..

What are your thoughts on the Pet Peek..

Please leave your comments below…

Rangemaster Cookers Review and things to watch out for


The first choice to be made is mostly dependent on the  fuel supply to your kitchen.  Rangemaster cookers can be  all electric, all gas or a mixture of both in the duel fuel appliance combination.


It is important to check that the oven or ovens on the appliance both show an accurate operating temperature and heat up quickly when switched on. Also if possible check for even heating of the oven space.


The hob can also be gas, electric or a combination of both.

If it is electric check that the rings can they simmer some electrically powered  hobs have a nasty habit of not having a variable enough temperature setting.


Make sure the grill will evenly cook across its entire surface.

Again like the oven check the time the grill takes to heat up.  (continued below)…


110cm electric rangecooker boasting two large ovens, one conventional and one fan. The main oven is auto programmable. There is a separate grill cavity with a glide out grill system. The hob has 5 induction zones and hot hob indicators for added safety. 5 zone induction hob with hot hob indicators to highight when too hot to touch and child lock for added safety. Separate grill cavity with a glide out grill system which brings the food to you. Catalytic liners in both ovens. The grill pan and handyrack tray are both dishwasher proof. LED clock. Programmable digital minute minder timer. Catalytic liners. Removable inner glass door for easy cleaning. Easy clean interior. Interior light. Main oven Conventional oven with 2 shelves. 80 litre capacity. First oven energy efficiency rating B. Second oven: Fan oven with 2 shelves. 73 litre capacity. Second oven energy efficiency rating A. Hob: 6 cooking zones. Front-mounted controls. Dial control. Grill: Variable dual circuit grill. Separate grill. General information: All Electric cookers must be hard wired and fitted by a qualified registered electrician. W110, D60.8cm. Manufacturers 2 year parts and labour guarantee.

Best Price: £2229.00 from Argos


(continued)… Another important thing to check is the amount of heated cooking area under the grill. A reasonable expectation is roughly 75% to 80%. Some bad grills only  have a cooking area of 50%.

What Range style cooker do you own or would like to own?

Put your answer in the comments below please…

Reasons to have an Electric Recliner Chair

A couple of good reasons to have a recliner chair are if you value luxurious comfort during the day or cannot sleep comfortably in a standard bed by night.

One step up from a manual recliner chair is an electric recliner chair with the ability to raise you to a standing position with a remote control.

Some of the electric chairs can move you from an almost prone lying down position to a standing position with no effort required from the user whatsoever, other than pressing a button on the remote control. This is very useful if you have any sort of difficulty moving into a standing position unaided.

Personally I found a recliner chair an absolute godsend after I’d had open heart surgery and was allowed home from the hospital for the first time. I found I was not able to sleep in a regular bed for the first month or so and the recliner chair was, to put it bluntly, an absolute lifesaver, being able to lay back and sleep combined with not having to struggle to get out of the chair was absolutely bliss!

Halifax Electric Recliner Chair In Grey Leather And Walnut Base

Halifax Electric Recliner Chair In Grey Leather And Walnut Base, it is a beautiful combination of Style, comfort and functionality all in one piece, makes it perfect for any home decor. This Chair is made of luxurious high grade leather and match. Round Shape Walnut covered base which allows the Rotating movement. Discreet buttons below the arm rest operate the electric reclining action, It also features lift and rise motion. Also available in Chalk And Brown Colour. It offers optimal comfort and become focal point in your home decor Features: Halifax Electric Recliner Chair In Grey Leather And Walnut Base Grey Leather and Walnut It also Rise and Lift function, which is operated by discreet buttons below the arm-rest for electric reclining action. Round Shape Rotating Walnut Base It offers ultimate comfort and style to your home decor Also available in Chalk, and Brown Ideal for your Living room Available at an Affordable Price Dimension: Width: 110cm Depth: 93cm Height: 85cm

Best Price: £989.96 from Furniture in Fashion

Making Fresh Pasta with a Food Processor

How to make Fresh Pasta with a Food Processor

home made pasta

The ingredients needed to make fresh pasta can be found in most kitchens without needing a special trip to the shops.


  • 375g or approximately two and a half cups of plain flour.
  • Half a teaspoon of salt
  • 4 medium eggs preferably at room temperature.
  • A small amount of extra plain flour to dust the dough.


Set up your food processor with the blade attachment.
Put the flour into the food processor bowl and add the half teaspoon of salt.
Pulse once or twice With the blade attachment fitted to combine the sugar and salt.
Crack the eggs and add them on top of the flour being careful that no eggshell enters the mixture. You might want to crack the eggs into a separate bowl and add them from there or just live dangerously!
Put the lid on the food processor and process for 30 to 60 seconds until the flour, salt eggs go together into a rough ball… (continued below)…

With a Magimix Food Processor you can slice, grate, chop, whisk, blend and bake quickly and quietly. Simple to use with only 3 buttons, the motor automatically adjusts to the task in hand. The 4200XL comes equipped with more functions than ever before and comes with accessories such as a Blender Mix attachment for creating a smoother blend. 950 watts. 2 speeds and pulse function. 1.3L main bowl liquid working capacity. Functions: Slices, grates, whisks, ice crushing function, kneads dough. Safety interlock system. Extra large feeder tube. General information: 12 attachments including: BPA-free main, midi and mini bowls. Lid. Mini and main blade, egg whisk, dough blade, 2mm slicing and grating disc, 4mm slicing and grating disc, triple pusher, spatula, blender mix and instruction/recipe book. Accessory storage. Manufacturers 30 year limited repair service guarantee.

Best Price: £279.99 from Argos

How to make Fresh Pasta with a Food Processor… (continued)

If the mixture is a little too dry add a little water at a time until the desired result is achieved. If the mixture is too sticky add some more flour.
Remove the dough from the food processor and knead it on a clean board a little until it comes together in a nice smooth ball.
Dust a small amount of flour onto the dough and places it in a mixing bowl or similar. Cover it with plastic wrap or a clean tea towel and rest it for 30 minutes at room temperature.
And there you have it a quick and easy way to make your own pasta.

Roll it out cut it up or pass it through a pasta making machine and you are ready to cook your own Fresh Pasta.

How much does it cost to run a Slow Cooker

Today we have the staple of the kitchen, the slow cooker….
Slow cooking with a slow cooker or crock pot as they are know in the USA is an excellent way of preparing a meal for later consumption.
A quick beef stew can be prepared within half an hour and left to cook for hours, while you are otherwise engaged be it at work or play. Safe in the knowledge that you will have a hot nutritious meal waiting for you upon your return.

How much does it cost to run a Slow Cooker?

The answer is … A whole lot less than a conventional oven.

A small approximately 60w slow cooker will cost around 0.11p (GBP) to run for eight hours. To work out how much it will cost for different slow cookers you need to find the wattage of the slow cooker. (look for a label somewhere on the appliance normally marked W). The formula for working out the exact power consumption cost of an 80w slow cooker is…. divide the power in watts (W) by 1000 to convert to kilowatts (kW).

So 80/1000 = 0.08kW.

To calculate the energy used you need to multiply its rating in kW by the time it is on for, in hours, so for example, for 7 hours cooking time it would use:

7 x 0.08 = 0.56 kWh.

You can get the cost of a kWh from your electricity bill, but typically around 12p/kWh so for this example:

0.56 x 12 = 6.72 pence to run an 80W slow cooker for 7 hours.

So as you can see a slow cooker can not only save you time but also money.

    The new Kid on the Block

Morphy Richards Sear and Stew Digital Slow Cooker 6.5L 461012 Red Slow cooker.
From pot to plate. You can sear on the hob in the lightweight removable inner pot.
Serve straight from the pot and wash in the dishwasher.