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With energy bills on the rise, Britons are keen to save money wherever they can. As we say goodbye to summer and approach the coldest months of the year, many dread turning on their central heating. A blog post from a forum of money-saving experts has shared a clever way Brits can cut costs and stay comfortable.

An article for Money Saving Expert (MSE) said: “We are heading into the colder months and – even with the government’s energy price cap guarantee keeping bills lower than they are would have been otherwise – many will likely have to drastically reduce their use.

“In this guide, MoneySavers shared their tips for ‘heating the human, not the house’ – and we’ve researched the cheapest ways to do it.”

The guide has put together some simple things UK households can do to cut costs for less.

A suggested method of keeping Britons warm in October and beyond is to wear heated clothes and shoes.

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According to the blog, an electric vest, rechargeable via USB, would cost people an initial £46 – battery included.

Based on the October 1 price guarantee rate (34p for each kwh on the energy price cap), this equates to less than 1p cost per hour.

Based on seven hours of use per day and five hours of charging, the cost per week is estimated at 5p.

Investing in a fleece-lined hoodie is another way to cut costs this winter while still being cozy enough.


Leanne Gale backed this up: “We all need it for the winter because the heating isn’t working.”

Jane Baker added: “I’ve already bought an Oodie, turned the heat down a notch, bought an air fryer and turned off the unused lights ASAP. Scary times.”

The Oodie is an oversized, wearable blanket, which comes with several adorable designs.

Currently the economy item is available for £59 instead of £84. A family pack of four Oodies is currently selling for £202, up from £336.

However, there are cheaper options. The Snuggle Hooded Heated Blanket, available on Wowcher, is currently £29.99 down from £59.99.

The hooded blanket has a large soft hood, long sleeves, a large front pocket, a fleece lining and a USB electric heating pad inside” to help you save on energy costs and heating bills this winter”.

The post has racked up over 2,000 likes to date and nearly 200 shares. Ann Dixon said: “I have one and it’s the best thing ever.”

MSE’s blog post added a few more suggestions for heating the human, not the house this fall and winter.

USB gloves, heated insoles and USB hand warmers are all budget options with an initial cost of less than £10.

Master the art of relaxation with Freedom Moses https://fewandfar.net/master-the-art-of-relaxation-with-freedom-moses/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 11:40:00 +0000 https://fewandfar.net/master-the-art-of-relaxation-with-freedom-moses/

With life’s busy schedule, it’s always important to take a moment and relax. Stroll around town, soak up the warm sun and cool breeze at the beach, or if you’re a buddy back home, enjoy a cold beer while lounging in your backyard. Enhance your wellness experience by relaxing in style with fun and trendy slides that don’t harm the environment and are PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) approved. In September, footwear brand Freedom Moses officially launches its first retail stores in the country, introducing a whole new way to relax on the subway.

(Left to right) Freedom Moses Marketing and Execom Team: Luigi Wilwayco, Asst. brand manager; Carmela Vizcocho, Brans Assistant; Vida Co, Managing Director; Vanessa Chua-Sy, General Manager; and Joy Cortez-Dauz, Marketing Manager

So far, the brand has already established a high reputation in 27 countries around the world: USA, UK, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Singapore and South Korea to name a few- ones, and attracted the attention of various sports, entertainment. and lifestyle personalities like Olympian and best-selling author Shawn Johnson East, avid tennis player and influencer Neka Prila, soccer player turned pop star Joaquin Fabrega, triathlete and beauty queen Carolina Dementiev, model Patty Castillo and TV host Estefi Varela.

Aiming to promote a positive and inclusive lifestyle without harming Mama Earth, Freedom Moses offers slides that are cool, colorful, genderless, ageless, timeless, and most importantly, fun! Plus, the Israel-based brand takes its mission to protect the environment seriously. All of our super comfortable slides are made from PCU, an eco-friendly version of air-injected plastic for maximum comfort and minimum environmental impact. Thanks to all this, our slides can easily be recycled.

These slides are perfect for running errands, strolling around town, strolling on the beach, or any activity that calls for comfort on your feet.

Whether it’s running errands, city walks, beach strolls, and more, you can rely on Freedom Moses as your shoe of choice for all your daily indoor and outdoor activities. Each pair features a classic, traditional summer look with a two-stripe silhouette and a comfortable footbed with a grippy sole. To ensure comfort, the ECO PCU plastic is injected with air which allows for a lighter walking experience compared to other brands. The slides are also waterproof, hand washable and lightly scented with milk and honey, making them easy to use and 100% cold.

Look effortlessly cool when you find the design that best suits your personality. Freedom Moses slides are available in a variety of colors in its Basic and Novelty collections. Styles with prints are made using 3DB printing technology which prints flawlessly on all surfaces, ensuring that all slides display only the best prints imaginable. There are also solid color options for those who prefer a more timeless look. Also establishing the brand internationally, the brand has partnered with some of the most renowned brands such as Shopbop, J.Crew, Saks Fifth Avenue, Anthropologie, Neiman Marcus, etc.

Freedom Moses is available in adult and child sizes. Go matchy-matchy for great value at P2.195 to P2.495 for adult sizes, and P1.895 to P1.995 for kids sizes.

Look effortlessly cool when you find the Freedom Moses design that suits your personality.

There’s nothing better than relaxing in style while helping to save the environment. From the beach to the street, the Freedom Moses slides are perfect for all-day relaxation. Check out the collection at its first store located at Trinoma Mall – Level 2, select Shoe Lounge branches, and the Playground store located at Shangri-La, Magnolia, and Trinoma Mall; also available soon at Rustan branches in Metro Manila, or order online at www.freedomoses.com.ph. For exciting and exclusive announcements, follow us now at @freedom_moses_philippines on Instagram and @FreedoMoses.ph on Facebook.

This Wayfair sale includes furniture up to 62% off https://fewandfar.net/this-wayfair-sale-includes-furniture-up-to-62-off/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 02:30:00 +0000 https://fewandfar.net/this-wayfair-sale-includes-furniture-up-to-62-off/

In case you haven’t heard, there’s yet another notable sale going on at Wayfair where furniture, vacuums and small kitchen appliances are up to 62% off, including a stand mixer. KitchenAid and a Dyson vacuum.

The sale runs from now until September 28, so you only have a few more days to shop before prices go back up. Knowing what’s worth buying can be overwhelming when there are hundreds of deals available, but luckily we’ve put together a list of the best deals in each category to save you time. Now’s your chance to stock up on home essentials before the holiday shopping heats up. Keep scrolling to see what’s worth adding to your shopping list.


Wayfair Vacuum Deals

The deal we’re most excited about is the Dyson V8 Cordless Stick Vacuum which is $100 off and comes with six handy attachments that make cleaning easier. Plus, it can convert into a handheld vacuum ideal for cleaning vehicles, countertops and furniture.

If you want something that will do the dirty work for you, consider the iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO Robot Vacuum which is also discounted. It’s compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa so you can start every cleaning session with a voice command. Plus, it can map every room in your house, which means you can specify which area you want it to focus on.


Wayfair Furniture Deals

  • AllModern Glow 2-Drawer Tall Nightstand, $320 (original $400)
  • Mercer41 Ciceklic Tufted Low Profile Platform Bed, $687.21 (original $1,365)
  • Avenco Hybrid Pillowtop Medium Mattress, $489.99 (originally $699.99)
  • Foundstone Eileen 6-Drawer Double Dresser, $1,039.99 (original $1,129.99)
  • Ebern Designs Sanie Standard Manual Recliner, $329.99 (Original $419.50)
  • Arlo Interiors Shumpert Willa Velvet Square Arm Sofa, $1,039.99 (originally $2,720)
  • Mercury Row Buckelew Round Storage Ottoman, $86.99 (original $105.99)

For anyone on the hunt for new furniture, listen up because the Wayfair Surplus Sale is full of options at affordable prices. A queen size pillowtop hybrid mattress is on sale for less than $500 and there’s a padded platform bed to go with it. The 12-inch mattress provides medium support and has a breathable design that helps regulate airflow to ensure you stay cool all night long. It also has low motion transfer, making it ideal for couples or people sleeping with pets.

You should also have the luxurious Willa Arlo Interiors velvet sofa on your radar to enhance your living room while it’s on sale in multiple colors. The black tint is 62% off, which is by far the best deal on this list.


Wayfair Deals on Small Appliances

Some people may want to spend more time cooking this fall, so we made sure to include a few small kitchen appliances that might catch your eye. The KitchenAid 10-Speed ​​Stand Mixer is always a popular item, so be sure to get your hands on it for a bargain price while it’s still in stock. It comes with a stainless steel mixing bowl and three attachments (a wire whisk, dough hook, and flex-head beater) so you can make cakes, mashed potatoes, bread, and more right from the start. His arrival.

There’s something for just about everyone at the Wayfair Surplus Sale, but don’t forget it ends Wednesday, September 28. So take the time this weekend to shop hundreds of epic deals and get a head start on your holiday shopping.

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]]> Grainlander Steam Train to a highlight of backcountry art https://fewandfar.net/grainlander-steam-train-to-a-highlight-of-backcountry-art/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 20:27:32 +0000 https://fewandfar.net/grainlander-steam-train-to-a-highlight-of-backcountry-art/

It’s not every day that you come across the pattern of one of the towering murals painted on old grain silos in western Victoria. It’s even less likely when it’s a dog. But here I am in Nullawil (population 92) in the Wimmera-Mallee area, and the kelpie that is pictured in huge size on the local silo sits obediently below, next to a model of the silos and a train at steam.

If that sounds complicated, get this – there’s also a real steam train under the silo, and that’s how I got here from Melbourne.

The mighty red and black locomotive, City of Melbourne, was built in Glasgow in 1951 and hauls the Grainlander, a collection of heritage cars named to mark the destination. The art rising above is part of the Silo Art Trail and was painted by the artist known as Smug. Depicting a local farmer in a plaid shirt with his trusty kelpie beside him, the vibrant work makes me smile just to see it.

Nullawil’s is the last of several silos I visited on the Grainlander Rail Tour run by 707 Operations, a volunteer-run organization that runs regular rail tours of the Victorian countryside. We boarded on a Friday evening at Melbourne’s bustling Southern Cross station, where station staff and commuters alike were delighted to hear this modern structure sound to the whistle of a steam locomotive.

Given the historic nature of cars, bedding is an eclectic assortment of options. I’ve marked a compartment in the fanciest car: a sleeping car from the former Southern Aurora, which ran between Melbourne and Sydney from 1962. It’s a comfortable space, with two berths that fold into a living room. There is also a bathroom with WC, shower and sink. A wine and cheese dinner gives me the opportunity to chat with the other passengers, a friendly group of people of various ages and backgrounds.

Dawn breaks over the eucalyptus trees as I have lunch with a quiche and croissants, from a Ballarat bakery as we drive through this town overnight. Without a dining car, Grainlander staff serve finger foods for meals on board in two comfortable lounge cars. A few hours later, lunch is taken at Juke, a restaurant at the Royal Hotel in the Mallee town of Sea Lake. It’s an impressive menu consisting of pumpkin soup, chicken brioche roll, mini sausage roll and sticky date muffin.

We leave the tracks at this point for a coach tour along the Silo Art Trail, beginning with a detour to the salt lake Tyrrell, after which the nearby town is named. We head south to see five silos throughout the afternoon, starting with the expansive Sea Lake mural of a First Nations girl dreaming of the stars. Other silos in Lascelles, Rosebery and Brim feature rural themes, including more depictions of local residents. Finally, as the sun sets, we are served a glass of sparkling wine as we watch a lively performance by the elders of Wergaia and Wotjobaluk at the Sheep Hills silos.

It seems fitting that the day ends in a country pub. Our train is parked overnight at Wycheproof Station, so we have dinner at the Terminus Hotel in town. As a group we are tired but cheerful and the conversation is lively as the chicken parms, steaks and seafood come out of the kitchen.

The last day will see us travel the short distance to Nullawil to see this very good dog on a silo and in the flesh; then we’ll return to Melbourne with a stop at the awe-inspiring Maryborough station. For now, it’s time for a good mood… then sleep aboard a stationary steam train.



Courtyard by Marriott Melbourne Flagstaff Gardens is a sleek new hotel not far from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station, with rooms from $195 a night. See marriott.com


707 Operations runs regular rail tours to the Silo Art Trail; rates start at $750 per person. See slowrailjourneys.com.au



Tim Richards was a guest on 707 Operations.

Horses and heritage on the farm: Yenke Peddler antiques https://fewandfar.net/horses-and-heritage-on-the-farm-yenke-peddler-antiques/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://fewandfar.net/horses-and-heritage-on-the-farm-yenke-peddler-antiques/

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Traveling south to Mansfield this weekend will bring you back to a bit of historical significance.

Heritage Days at Malabar Farm State Park runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free admission to this 18th-century living history camp includes Civil War demonstrations, crafts, antiques, and wagon rides.

Refreshments are cash only, so plan ahead – no cards will be accepted.

Malabar Farm was built in 1929 by author Louis Bromfield, who dubbed it the “Big House.” The 32-room mansion was done in the Greek Revival style. It has a festive air because in 1945, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Becall got married there and stayed there for their honeymoon!

Malabar Farm also introduced sustainable agriculture, which fits perfectly with our modern thinking on conservation. Indeed, Heritage Days are devoted to the recognition of the past and the construction of future ideas. This year marks the 45th celebration.

In addition to life on the farm, horses play a central role in the world of collectors. Horse miniatures are the most common, with Lladro or Breyers landing in distinctive winner circles.

The famous Kentucky Derby is known for its own niche of highly sought-after items, including the specialty glasses made every year.

Nineteenth-century horse-drawn toys include pewter and cast-iron examples. The most valuable are the original oil paintings worthy of a museum.

Hi Brenda,

I have a Goebel porcelain horse, measuring 9 by 10 inches. It has the silver paper tag that reads W. Germany. As a horse lover, it has pride of place in my cabinet of curiosities. Do they still retain their value?


Hi Lisa,

Your Goebel horse is a thoroughbred! The popular German company that also made Hummel figurines also produced remarkable animals. The equestrian theme is always popular and reliable for collectors. West Germany was a specific time period — 1949-1990 — so the value would be $85.

If you have an item to appraise, send a clear photo with history to Yenke Peddler, Brenda Yenke, PO Box 361633, Strongsville, Ohio, 44136. You can also send photos and inquiries for Brenda to appraise at kenyenke@aol.com.

Jane Emke seeks to renew Nearly New clothing store in Louisville https://fewandfar.net/jane-emke-seeks-to-renew-nearly-new-clothing-store-in-louisville/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 09:04:17 +0000 https://fewandfar.net/jane-emke-seeks-to-renew-nearly-new-clothing-store-in-louisville/

With shelves of designer clothes, shoes, handbags and other items — all donated — the Nearly New Shop is one of the city’s best-kept fashion secrets, according to the Louisville chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women. .

Located on the lower level of the Mid-City Shopping Center in the Highlands, the 24,000 square foot store offers “lightly used” men’s and women’s clothing – ranging from formal wear to workout wear – children’s clothing, accessories, furniture, jewelry, china, glassware and even office tools and equipment.

Proceeds support the organization’s advocacy work, which focuses on child and family well-being, including a major fundraising campaign it led to reopen a family recovery court in Louisville for parents and children affected by drugs and alcohol.

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