2018 catalog

Which foods should I avoid giving my cats and dogs?

Sometimes we think it’s a good idea to give our pets food that we ourselves like. We think it’s sure to make them happy… but some foods are not without their dangers! Milk and dairy products Contrary to what is often thought, cow’s milk can’t be digested by cats or by weaned dogs. Giving it […]

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ORGANISE YOUR GARAGE OR BASEMENT

Do you have a large family that enjoys sports, DIY, restoring antiques, gardening… but don’t know where to store the equipment needed for these activities…

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TIDY YOUR FRIDGE

It is sufficient to follow the fridge’s manufacturer’s instructions to have a well-organised fridge. But sometimes you don’t (or no longer) have the instructions. How should you arrange your fridge so that the hygiene is impeccable, it doesn’t consume too much energy and it serves as a good storage area? Any (bad) habits you need […]

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Is sleeping with your pet a good idea?

Snuggling up to your pet at night is very tempting for lots of people! But is this really a good idea? Having a ball of fluff next to you at night is undoubtedly reassuring. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, a facility specialising in sleep disorders, have also recently proven that having a […]

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Bathing your pet: a good idea or not? And how can you do it?

Giving your cat or dog a bath can sometimes be very useful. It is an important hygiene issue which affects their well-being as well as yours.   Bath your dog Bathing your dog from time to time is advisable: it removes any accumulated dirt. However, bathing your dog too regularly is bad for their skin; […]

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Dog bedding: how to choose it and where to put it?

The basket is to the dog what the bed is to us: it is something indispensable. It is important therefore to choose it well and place it in the right spot. The dog is a very sociable animal and generally likes to follow its master everywhere. That said, dogs need a space that is just […]

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Fantastic plastic!

For decorating our interiors, everyone thinks of using wood, metal, different fabrics and also natural materials like wicker or rattan. We don’t necessarily think of plastic, yet it has many advantages! After all, if we use plastic to store our food or our papers, why not also take advantage of it to decorate our interior? […]

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How to tidy your wardrobe

Tidying clothes of course means storing them under the best conditions, but also taking pleasure in being able to choose and put together the day’s outfit without effort. To do this, there are several simple principles to respect and several habits to get into.   Principle No. 1: only tidy what you (really) wear Explanations: […]

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Yoghurt with Homemade Granola and Homemade Strawberry Jam

You may often have to have breakfast out and be stuck for ideas as to what to take. My suggestion for today is a very complete breakfast you can easily prepare at home: yoghurt with homemade granola and homemade strawberry jam. It is a very simple breakfast which is ideal for packing in a Lunch&Go […]

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ORGANIZE YOUR OFFICE AND ADMINISTRATIVE DOCUMENTS

I consider that your filing system is up-to-date if you are able to find any document in less than 50 seconds. Seem impossible? This is because you are lacking a few tips and tricks. Here they are   What you need You will need 3 letter trays a notebook or a task manager on your […]

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How to be fair with your dog

The notion of fairness doesn’t exist in the canine world. It’s a human construct. For the dog, relations are defined in terms of well-being, felt partly in the presence of others (humans or animals) and partly with respect to the environment. But as masters, how do we know if we are “fair” with our dog? […]

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Homemade Vanilla Marshmallows

  Since I learnt how to make marshmallows, there’s no stopping me. They are very easy to prepare and keep perfectly in Grand Chef Cube containers. You can make them in a variety of ways. I make them in the classic American style – plump and round – but you can also make them with […]

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The 6 rules for tidying that lasts over time

Maybe you have noticed that some of your attempts at tidying up seem destined to fail. It works for a day or two, then progressively the mess returns. Discouraging. Don’t let it get the better of you:  The 6 rules for tidying that I suggest can be applied to papers and to clothes, not forgetting […]

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I’m travelling with my pet: what to pack in its suitcase?

When a dog or cat has the luck to go on holiday with its owner, it too has to pack its bags. Here are the essentials that should not be forgotten!   1 – Food and water Even on holiday, it’s best not to change your pet’s habits. So remember to take with you the […]

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How to entertain an indoor cat?

In nature, the cat is a solitary animal whose main occupation consists in searching for food. But domestic cats don’t need to go hunting to fill up their bowls. For this reason, their activity is considerably reduced. It is therefore up to us, humans, to find out how to entertain them to make up for […]

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Chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients: 180g flour 1 level teaspoon baking powder 100g slightly salted butter 125g Demerara sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 100g chocolate chips   Heat the oven to 180 °C. Take the butter out of the fridge at least 1 hour before you start, so that it has softened sufficiently; or else microwave it […]

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Warm potato and bacon salad

Ingredients: Serves 4   400g new potatoes 125g smoked diced bacon 2 sticks celery 6 sprigs chervil 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar 1 tablespoon maple syrup Salt and pepper   Wash the potatoes but do not remove the skins. Immerse them in cold salted water and bring to the boil in a […]

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