Scottish patriotism doesn’t get more passionate than Burns Supper, a national day which is held on the 25th of January each year out of respect tae Scotland’s greatest son, the late, great, Robert Burns.
With the smell of roasting Haggis in the air and tartan everywhere, we’re nodding our cap north by writing a special laddie’s clothing piece inspired by bonnie Scotland.
Age starts to become a hot topic when you venture past 40 years old, so it might be time to put the miniskirts away, especially if you’re a bloke.
But that doesn’t mean you have to bring out the Zimmer frame and thermal vests and dress how you think society wants you to dress.
It’s not what you wear, but how you wear it that matters and so if you don’t feel comfortable or smart in your own clothes, then it’s likely they don’t suit you either. Here are some fashion tips for the mature wardrobe.
With Christmas almost upon us, it’s worth taking stock of elf and safety, as the festive season is also known as the accident season.
T’is snow joke either, as RoSPA reports (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) reveal that more than 80,000 people require hospital treatment each year for accidents during the Christmas period. And you’re at your most vulnerable when you let your guard down to enjoy fun activities like opening presents and putting up decorations!
Just take stock of the following and it’s highly likely you’ll be in good elf come the New Year. Though we can’t be responsible for what you get up to on New Year’s Eve.
Log splitters are a useful piece of equipment that take the strain out of chopping logs. Consisiting of either a hydraulic or electric-powered rod and piston assembly, the log splitter is normally rated by the tons of pressure it generates. Logs are driven, by a piston, onto a stationary blade with enough force to split them in two.
Log splitters are portable and easily moved from garage or shed to your log pile. There are several types on the market depending on the size and/or amount of logs that require splitting. Most home devices range in pressure from 4 ton log splitters to 7 ton log splitters, which is more than adequate for most types of wood. Also popular are dual log splitters, which can split wood in both directions to save you even more time.
Good log splitters require two handed operation. This reduces the chance of operator accidents, as both hands are occupied in using the machine rather than potentially getting caught between log and blade. The behaviour of the log being split cannot be entirely predicted, so it’s good practice to stand at the opposite end to the splitting blade. If any people are collecting the split wood, make sure that they stand clear of the log splitter whilst it is in use.
Maintaining your log splitter as per the manufacturer’s instructions is important in prolonging the life of your purchase. Cleaning and oiling after use is usually recommended. Accessories are also available for logsplitters; a log splitter table is a good investment as it raises the splitter to waist height to eliminate any further bending.
If you’re still not sure if a log splitter is right for you, watch the video below to see one in action!
Is your pocket feeling the strain? New generation smartphones cost a pretty penny, but we’re not talking about the cost of upgrading your phone.
Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus is over 6” long by 3” wide, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 measures approximately 5.5” x 3”, LG’s G3 has a 5.5” display. Time was when smaller was better, but the sheer size of the latest offerings from the communications giants makes for a lot of computer to cram into your pocket of a standard pair of mens trousers.