Francis's tip for plants that go well together. There are some plants that thrive in the shade and those that relish the sun. Follow Francis ...
I travel an awful lot, and I can honestly say I’ve experienced most of the world’s travel systems, so I like to think I’m a bit of an expert. I’ve taken taxis in New York, where it’s practically an Olympic event, and flown on most major airlines, and I also have to drive a lot [...]
1. Put the kettle on to boil. 2. When it has almost boiled, splash some of the hot water into the teapot and swish it around to warm the pot. You can use a china pot or a stainless-steel one. I prefer china, because it looks so nice and I think the flavour’s better. 3. [...]
Never are manners so important as when you’re travelling on an aircraft. Modern air travel has us all packed in like sardines, and that’s after having had to remove what feels like every stitch of clothing in security. It’s vital that we remember our manners, both before and during the flight. This can be difficult [...]
If you have to complain… do it nicely ! Begin quietly. If you’re in a café and the waiter forgets your cappuccino order, don’t click your fingers and yell: catch their eye and gently remind them. If your soup is cold, quietly ask if it could be replaced. Your goal is to get hot soup, [...]
The goal is simple: to visit your destination without a suitcase so stuffed that you emit strange animal sounds trying to heave it into the overhead compartment -- and with plenty of clean socks and underwear. But if only it were that easy! If you've struggled over which clothes to bring or how many gadgets [...]