Nonflammable Thatched Roofs

The potential flammability of the thatched (or any other natural material, e.g. wood shingles) roofing is frequently a reason why the homeowners do not decide to thatch their houses. They are right – reed is flammable… and they are wrong – we live now in times when science is able to turn any flammable stuff…

Tattoo Cover Up Advice

Tattoo is a permanent mark on the body for life. However, it can be removed by laser and often it can be changed or covered, but not always! Tattoo can be covered if it is old and faded. Fresh tattoo ink is too strong to be covered with colours, so the best option is black.…

10 Fast Facts About Watercolour Paint

1. It is made from pigments that are ground together and held together with a gum binder that’s water-soluble, of course. The pigments used in watercolour paint can be either natural or synthetic. 2. It dries a lot lighter than when it is applied. In other words, the colour you apply to the canvas won’t…

The Housefly – An Introduction

Houseflies are insects included in the order Diptera (Gk. di – two, pteron – wing). Most other orders have two pairs of wing (i.e. four in all) but houseflies, bluebottles, hover flies, mosquitoes, tetse flies, crane flies (‘daddy long legs’) etc. have only the single pair. Houseflies are of interest principally because they are associated…

Halloween in Colombia

Teaching English in Colombia: Halloween Did you know that Halloween is celebrated in Colombia? It’s a big time holiday too. Adults and children alike dress up in costumes and make up. Employees in many offices, banks, supermarkets and retail stores also wear a simple costume, face paint or special make up. “Why do Colombians celebrate…

Mold and Your AC Unit

Mold is organic and is an important part of our our world. It is everywhere we go whether indoors or outdoors. It plays a very important part in our world by breaking down dead organic matter such as wood, paper, grass cuttings, leaves, decayed trees, plant cuttings and other things of nature. It does not…

A Guide to Subdivision in Western Australia

Costs Related To Subdividing Property In Western Australia Please note, the costs and conditions discussed in this article have been written in relation to subdividing property in Western Australia. If you are considering subdividing property in areas outside of WA, II recommend you seek advice from a local town planning / surveying consultant. The reason…

The History of Egyptian Rugs

Looking for an Egyptian Rug? Finding an authentic Egyptian rug can be a more complicated task than many consumers expect when rug shopping. In the current market, a majority of Egyptian rugs resemble Persian rugs, and very few designs actually depict the recognizable “Egyptian look” that consumers hope to find. Each year there are only…

Mexican Clothing – The Baja Pullover

Most people do not have any idea what a baja pullover is, but I assure you that you most likely do and by the end of this article you will understand what they are. They are often called baja hoodies because they are a hooded sweatshirt. They are made in Mexico out of what seems…