Terracotta Gargoyles – History, Challenges, and Restoration

Gargoyles are undoubtedly one of the most notable features of Gothic architecture. These winged beasts and frightening monsters are found on the outside of many structures, particularly Gothic cathedrals. But why would religious buildings display evil-looking creatures? Why do gargoyles crafted from terracotta seem to be so much more susceptible to damage than other terracotta…

Advice on Taking Natural Remedies

People have been using natural remedies for thousands of years to treat a huge variety of ailments. In fact many of the well known conventional medicines in use today have originated or are extracted from common garden herbs and other natural products. For example digoxin which is an effective treatment for disorders of heart rhythm…

Emergency Power Switch Gear Controls: How Do They Work?

Switch gear controls-also referred to as switchgear-are a combination of fuses, circuit breakers, and/or electrical disconnects that isolate electrical equipment within a power system. Concerning emergency back up generators, discussion of switchgear centers mainly on electrical disconnects and circuit breakers, as they allow buildings to switch from commercial power to generator power when an onsite…

The Pentacles Court Cards of a Tarot Deck

The Page of Pentacles represents a youthfulness that can bear the weight of responsibility on his grounded shoulders. He can manage wealth better than almost anyone else. If this card comes in a tarot reading about an event, he is referring to a material or occupation oriented matter. Good fortune awaits you in one of…

How To Put Your Table Lamp Back Together

Have you ever needed to pull your table lamp apart, perhaps to replace a globe or a damaged socket, only to discover that you have no idea how to put it back together again? Whilst they may look terribly complicated, these sorts of lamps can actually be quite simple to piece back together. Step 1:…

How to Make a Door Opening

So you want to make a door opening into a room. But how do you go about it. Simple. A standard door opening in the UK is 916mm clear opening. This allows for a wheel chair to access the property and is a compulsory requirement. First things first, mark out an opening 916 wide on…

The Great Blue Hole

The unofficial national pastime in Belize is enjoying the often secluded and always intriguing natural environment that not only captivates the minds of visitors on the sandy peninsula of Placencia, but in Cayo where impressive ancient Mayan ruins tickle the imagination with mystery and art. Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve is the home of exquisite…

Lighting – Things to Consider Before You Buy

When we think of home decorating, quite often we think of furniture and color schemes. Equally as important when decorating the home is that we consider lighting; the selection we make in lighting is crucial to both décor and function within our space. You want your lighting to bring out the best decorative features of…

The Great Barrier of Communication

You might speak for a minute or one to two hours, yet in the end you find that your audiences don’t understand the word you just said. Do you have a bad communication skill or your audiences are just dumb? Lots of you must have felt the expression above. From my personal experience, the fault…