Organic food in Fife, Scotland – shop, farm, boxes & cafe

May 5, 2007

+ A great place to go for organic food in Fife is ‘The Pillars’ farm, shop & cafe (they also deliver organic boxes.)
+ ‘The Pillars’ comes highly recommended by many and were nominees in last years ‘Spirit of Scotland‘ awards.
+ The shop/farm/cafe is located just outside Falkland.
+ There’s also an entry in the Soil Association directory about them, if you want to know more.


House price crash in Spain?

April 29, 2007

The BBC have an article on this.


Uk’s richest get 20% richer in a year!

April 29, 2007

Click here for a BBC article on this.


How Tos and Instructions

April 28, 2007

Click here for general how tos and here for instructions on making things
Two fun and useful how tos/instructions sites are Instructables & WikiHow. Both have loads of articles on different topics. Instructables focuses on making things while WikiHow covers a broader range of how tos. WikiHow has over 18,000 articles.


Becoming/being self-employed… hints and tips

April 28, 2007

*Becoming/being self-employed article here*
Especially aimed at web-workers, a nice little summary of ‘best practices’ for the self-employed is available at WebWorkerDaily (lots of other interesting posts here as well.)


Free traffic! Increase web site traffic for free.

April 26, 2007

Get some free traffic to your blog / web site (through a site called ‘ipings’.) All you do is fill in 4 boxes on a form (name, URL etc), and click submit. When you do, a bunch of sites get notified that you have new content for them to come and index. Its a dead easy way to increase traffic to your web site / blog.

**WARNING! – you should only use the service when you add new content to your site. Pinging without having new content “probably will get you banned or ignored”!!

If you want to know about how the site works and what happens when you ‘ping’, check out the ‘about‘ and ‘to ping or not to ping‘ pages. Well worth reading IMHO – there are good explanations of how web spiders work and how pinging can help you get listed on major search engines!


Do you Digg?… Digg this post at Digg.com

April 25, 2007

Digg is a GREAT place to go to find out what cool/interesting/fun sites people have come across. Its a major (ranked 88th most popular site in the world! at Alexa.com) ‘social bookmarking’ site, where members submit ‘content’ (weblog posts, news articles, etc.) Other users then check out the content themselves and if they like it they ‘Digg’ it.

**To Digg this article, click here 🙂 **


Mortgage refinancing. Get the best mortgage rate!

April 25, 2007

Mortgage refinancing can “substantially slash mortgage repayments” – this article details five easy to follow steps to help you get the best mortgage rate you can, and to pay your mortgage off early.


Car Insurance

April 23, 2007

Car Insurance is a big area these days with loads of companies to choose from. There’s a site called reviewcentre.com that lets users rate companies on different criteria, then shows them all in a list. If you’re looking for car insurance it may be worth having a look here. The AA look to be one of the best rated – if you scroll down the list, they’re the first company with more than 10 reviews and they manage a decent rating of 7.7 (at the time of writing this.)

The site also has reviews for a ton of other stuff 🙂


Have you caught the latest bug?

April 18, 2007

‘Who is sick?’ is a site where users record their illnesses. The data gets plotted on a Google map so, for example, you can see if you’re the victim of the latest bug going around. There’s a bar chart showing whether reports of different types of sickness are growing or falling, various search functions and a discussion forum. The site’s still in its infancy but this could well be an interesting site to come back to once its been going for a while. Remember to ‘Digg’ it up if you like it 🙂


Online ‘Peer to peer’ style loans

April 17, 2007

There are at least 2 websites on the go at the moment that facilitate a ‘peer to peer’ style lending & borrowing system. The UK site is called Zopa, and the US site, Propser. ‘Prosper’ has had a whole host of positive press coverage, and Zopa also looks to have been highly rated, e.g. ‘What Investment’ magazine rated it product of the month in Aug ’06.

Does anyone have any experience of these sites?.. This seems like a great idea to me.


7 ways to drastically improve your learning

April 17, 2007

Great post and very interesting site ran by a guy called Ririan.


UK pound goes through $2 barrier

April 17, 2007

Looks like UK interest rates are going up again. Check out the full article here.


Keep drivers & software up-to-date the easy way!

April 16, 2007

This handy little bit of free software scans your PC and tells you what updates are available for your hardware and software! You can then either google to find the updates for download, or you can pay for the full version which gives direct links to the downloads. I’ve only used the free version and it found 4 hardware and 5 software updates 🙂


Blogging for beginners

April 15, 2007

I just found a great series of free lessons by a professional blogger on blogging for newbies.


Trade gold or sports bets online

April 14, 2007

You can buy and sell gold at Bullionvault, or sports bets at Betfair. Both sites use a similar interface.


Keep up-to-date at Newlaunches.com

April 14, 2007

Newlaunches focuses mainly on phones, gadgets, PC & other tech stuff. They also link to a few other ‘newlaunch’ sites in their Blogroll.


Make money through your blog

April 14, 2007

Blogitive and similar sites let you earn money by making blog entries for advertisers. I’ve never tried this but it does look interesting, so any hints/tips, do’s/don’ts, recommendations, general comments etc would be greatly appreciated. From a quick scout around though, there seem to be mixed opinions about making money this way (i.e. is this just another form of spam!)

For a list of similar companies check out supermom’s page (a page or so down.) There are loads of other web-based money making systems/ideas etc, as well.