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A fifty something retired crime intelligence officer, spending my days between the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia, and a coastal town in Eastern Thailand. 
A voracious reader and an avid writer who likes to continually learn about this strange world around him, and to write about life experiences as they happen, (which is, by the way, ALL the time).
Relax and enjoy my offerings. Agree, disagree, become fascinated or even motivated, as you see fit!
Nick

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Home & Garden
by Nick
7 years ago
Travelling, and need a Portable Washer?

We all ned to keep our clothes, bedding and other materials clean, and that's all fine and dandy if you live in a house or apartment. Any number of washing machines can be had to suit your needs. But what if you are say travelling and don't have access to a clean reliable public washing facility, such as a Laundromat? I believe I may have the solution for you! Let's look at two top selling protable washers, a portable washing machine review if you like.

Home & Garden
by Nick
7 years ago
Need Some Tips on Dog Potty Training?

One of the joys in this world is bringing home a brand new puppy. Very few things are as cute or as engaging as a puppy running around in your home. But like all living creatures, they need to go to the bathroom, and in this case, house training a puppy becomes a priority. Lets have a look at a couple of quality products to help you with dog potty training and keeping your home clean and tidy.

Home & Garden
by Nick
7 years ago
Chose the Very Best Artificial Christmas Tree

As I write this yet another Christmas season is fast approaching. There's a nip in the air, and November will soon give way to December - and here comes the BIG day! However there is NEVER a bad time to shop for your family Christmas supplies.

Entertainment
by Nick
7 years ago
Considering a Leap Pad 2 at a Discount?

As you would know we have well and truly entered the digital age. An exiting time to be alive I think. And who are the most digitally ready people around today? Well its the short, noisy people of course - the kids! Some days I feel that evolution has progressed to such a point that infants now come 'touchscreen capable', as they seem to naturally know how to use the latest touchscreen phones and tablets. With touchscreen TV well on the way, their life will be ready made I guess. So, are you in the gift market for some kids, say 3 to 9 years? If so, may I suggest you have a look at the Leap Pad 2 from Leapfrog. After having a look at some of the competing brands in this niche market, (toddler tablets), I believe that this Leap Frog Pad comes out on top.

Lifestyle
by Nick
7 years ago
Review of a Quality "Coffee by the Cup Maker"

Coffee. Where to start! Most of us drink it every day but there are so many ways to make it that the choice out there can seem endless. You can make an instant brew, perculate it, make it in an espresso, boil it and even steep it. For this review I have honed in on a failry new kid on the block; a coffee by the cup maker that uses pre measured sachets or pods instead of hand loaded grinds.

Home & Garden
by Nick
7 years ago
Selecting from Portable Generators with Electric Start?

Whether we live in the most stable developed State or out there in the wilds, there are always times when the mains energy will fail, leaving you and your family, (or Office), in the dark. Actually much more than in the dark, as in our modern world almost everything we do, we do with electricity. Cooking, heating and cooling, refrigeration and entertainment to name just the big ones. Deprive your house, workshop or office of those functions, and BOY does the day pass slowly! I have had a look at the wide range of types and sizes of portable generators out there, and have honed my recommendation down to these two quality gasoline powered generators; that I suggest would be suitable for an average home.

Lifestyle
by Nick
7 years ago
A Review of a Quality Breville Juicer - A Juice Fountain!

How about a quality Juicer for your kitchen bench, AND your health! First off the bat, I want to clarify that this review is about a couple of quality appliances that can juice the standard citrus fruits, AND also a very wide range of other fruits and vegetables. In other words by owning one of these juicers, you can create wonderful and healthy fruit and vegetable drinks. Combinations such as carrot and celery, orange and beetroot; or how about tomato ginger and cress?

Home & Garden
by Nick
7 years ago
Review of the best infrared heaters

The gift of warmth, is the gift of love itself, (anon). Whoever penned that valuable saying probably lived in a State where it gets chilly around the end of the year, Christmas time I suppose. Wether that time is upon us, or just passing, I believe it's a good time to review your heating appliances and with an eye to heating ability and efficient use of energy. So I have reviewed a whole bunch of space heaters, (regarded as the most efficient), and can wholeheartedly suggest these two for your consideration.

Home & Garden
by Nick
7 years ago
Reviews of the Dewalt 18v Impact Driver and Dewalt 18v Drill Kit

Why the Dewalt 18v range of Drills and Hammer Drills comes out on top. Dewalt's brand name that belongs to the Black and Decker Company, with them having purchased DeWalt in 1960. At the time of writing, Dewalt builds and sells over 200 corded and cordless power tools along with about 800 accessories of a wide and varying nature. I'm not sure if this tool maker where the first to offer this cordless power, but the Dewalt 18v battery that comes standard in both cordless drills I am reviewing today, certainly leads the market in both staying power and torque. Actually these are not the first Dewalt products I have had look at. The Dewalt nail gun range has been the preferred tool for the construction tradesman for several years now, with its yellow and black casing a very common feature on construction sites large and small.

Home & Garden
by Nick
7 years ago
Choose From a Selection of Snow Blowers Direct

No matter what time of the year, if you live in a region that gets annual snow, then you are either wishing you had a quality Snow Blower for the past 5 months, or planning to look at buying one for the next snow season. Am I right? There are few tasks more dreaded than hand shovelling cubic yards of snow from your paths, driveway or yards. It is back-breaking thankless work, and if the weather stays in that snow zone, work you will likely have to repeat over and over again, week after freezing week! Nope, not good. So how about looking at buying a quality snow blower direct, a snow blower on sale of you like.

Technology
by Nick
7 years ago
Grab a Kindle Fire - Discount Included.

A Tale of Tablets. First there was but one, Apple's Ipad, then came Samsung with its Galaxy and now Kindle has well and truly entered this competitive market with its Kindle Fire. Kindle is now owned by the online retailing giant Amazon, and so it is probably no surprise that Amazon is where you can grab a variety of Kindle Fire tablets at discount prices.

Lifestyle
by Nick
7 years ago
Review of a Top Rated Baby Food Maker

I am aiming this review at fellow parents with an infant. Caring thoughtful parens who would prefer to make food at home for their baby, but are time poor. What about an all in one baby food maker? Yep there is one available, a quality best seller that you can have in your home for under $120.00

Technology
by Nick
7 years ago
Lets look at Home Surveillance Cameras

Two Security System Reviews A persons home is their castle. A very old saying, but never more true than in todays crime ridden world! Your home contains basically all of the items of value you won. Everything from valuable electronics, jewellery, appliances and of course those irreplacable momentos and family treasures. But is your home secure? Once upon a time a good lock and perhaps a faithful pooch would see you right, but I am afraid - not now.

Health
by Nick
7 years ago
How do you get Diabetes Two?

So how do you get diabetes? There are actually three types of Diabetes Mellitus. Let's assume for the sake of our chat that it is you that needs the information about how to best manage this condition within a normal lifestyle. I strongly hope that your medical advisor has already given you some basic information, and perhaps given you some literature to take home to absorb. If not then here is a brief overview.

Auto
by Nick
7 years ago
Car Upholstery Repair for Leather

With car owners across the western world choosing to hold onto their vehicles for longer periods these days, the auto repair industry has been seeing a constant upswing in new business for several years. Car upholstery repair in particular is a strongly growing sub sector within this market.

Home & Garden
by Nick
7 years ago
Getting Rid of Mice and Rats

Getting Rid of Mice and Rats No Fuss, No Yuck - Use Electronics! 'Build the best mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door', is a paraphrase attributed to one Ralph Waldo Emerson in the late nineteenth century. Perhaps wiser words for entrepreneurs have never been said? Having a clean, pure bred and neutered pet mouse or rat at home as a pet is one thing, but having their dirty feral cousins running riot around, over, and especially in, your home is certainly NOT a good idea!

Health
by Nick
7 years ago
GPS Sports Watch Reviews

So just what are sport watches? Are they just regular watches with a sporty face, some moisture resistance, and a sturdy weatherproof strap? Well, yes, sports watches are all these, and a WHOLE lot more. There are men's sport watches, sports watches for women, and even ranges for athletically minded kids.

Entertainment
by Nick
7 years ago
A Gangnam Style Christmas? The kids are going KPOP Crazy!

Gangnam Style. Who, or What is it? Gangnam Style is actually the name of a single recorded pop song, (a '45' as we fossils would call it), sung by a South Korean Pop Sensation, simply known as Psy. This genre of music is known by the kids as KPOP, short for Korean pop music.

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