Archive for March, 2010

Let Them Eat Cake! Shopping for Confections

Posted in Shopping on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 11:27 by Sarah Evans.

There are many things under the sun that I do not understand. I do not understand rocket science, why political and royal people get to wear funny hats, and how someone could go through life without cake. Have you ever met anyone who doesn’t like cake? I don’t think I have. I have met people who prefer other things and others who cannot eat cake for one reason or another, but to dislike cake for no reason is almost as baffling as those people who don’t like ice cream.

Saving Electricity

Posted in Utilities on Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at 10:11 by Sarah Evans.

Every day on the news we hear about how important it is to save electricity, regardless of its source. Unlike water conservation, many sources are unclear as to why we should conserve electricity; just that it is good for the planet. Conserving electricity seems to be synonymous with conserving energy although they are not entirely the same thing. In a nutshell, conserving energy refers to more than electricity. Conserving electricity is important because the less electricity we use, the less fossil fuels we use. In other words, using too much electricity means the depletion of pollution causing fossil fuels which means no electricity – unless alternate sources are found and utilised.

Finding the Right Hotel

Posted in General on Monday, March 29th, 2010 at 13:49 by Sarah Evans.

One of my mates just asked me to go on a trip to an international film festival. I am excited about it. In fact I am so excited about it that I have already begun to look at flights and lodging. It amazes me how many websites there are these days for both, either separate or together. I remember the days before comparison websites when each site would have to be visited and searched individually. What a horror! Now it just takes a few clicks to compare costs, amenities, and such.

Saving for a Rainy Day

Posted in Money Saving, Shopping on Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 13:11 by Sarah Evans.

I keep reading how the economy is improving and how it is important to begin saving money again. Of course, we here at eComparison are always about saving money, no matter what is happening in the rest of the world. I have never found that saving is a bad thing. This is, of course, the reason that everyone knows I never pay retail.

Getting Rid of Pests

Posted in Shopping on Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 14:45 by Sarah Evans.

When I talk about getting rid of pests, I am talking about the kind that infest your house and garden, not your Uncle Malcolm who insists on carrying his own flask and bellowing out old seafaring songs at any given opportunity. The kind of pests I mean are the kind that can wreak havoc on your lovely flowers and plants and also make their way inside your house or flat. Even if the insects aren’t poisonous or dangerous in any way, they are annoying. If you have company, they can also be a source of embarrassment.

Cameras Online

Posted in Shopping on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 11:29 by Sarah Evans.

I’m still obsessed with online auctions and I doubt that it’s going to change any time soon. Of course I am looking for things that I may not necessarily need but certainly want. Things like a new sewing machine – after all, I am taking classes to expand my less than stellar skills – and maybe the most fun of all would be a new camera. I have been a photo buff for many years. I used to be one of those people that would never consider going completely digital. I grew up working in a darkroom – back in the day when such things existed – and never thought I would want to give up the feel of the Kodak film as well as the quality of the end product. I think the point was valid at the time but digital cameras have come such a long way that I have been forced to rethink my position on the topic.

Email as a Way of Life

Posted in General on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 12:17 by Sarah Evans.

There are some days that I firmly believe I would suffer a fatal shock if I didn’t have my email. It’s the way I communicate with nearly everyone these days – even my parents. I get and submit work through e-mail and do basically everything else, from learning about events to making plans, and so forth. It makes me wonder how we lived without email. I suppose we did things in a way that now seems incredibly old fashioned – letters, telephones, and faxes. I can’t even remember the last time I sent or received a fax, which is strange since there was a time when I relied on it for a lot of things.

Getting Personalised Poetry Items

Posted in Shopping on Monday, March 22nd, 2010 at 12:07 by Sarah Evans.

I just learned that today is World Poetry Day. As a poet, I am somewhat annoyed with myself for not knowing that until the day was almost over. To make up for it, I posted a couple of poems on Facebook, ones I had written for some friends that appear on there. I hope they will appreciate the silly one, at least.

Searching for Anti-Virus Software

Posted in Shopping on Friday, March 19th, 2010 at 10:50 by Sarah Evans.

After my last episode with a terrible computer virus, I thought I should probably search for new anti-virus software. The software I had was quite good but the virus was extremely aggressive, leading me to believe that I might need something more powerful.

Free iPod for Signing up at Sky?

Posted in Shopping on Thursday, March 18th, 2010 at 12:24 by Sarah Evans.

Yes, you read that correctly. Sky TV is giving away free iPods to new customers that sign up online. There are only 5000 available, so you had best hurry and sign up now! The cost for digital television is decreasing dramatically. If the iPods are gone by the time you get there, you should still check out the latest deals. You can get a free Sky box and many other things for £18 per month. They have broadband, phone service, and just about anything else you could want. Even the larger packages are about half of what I pay now. I think I must live on the one place on the planet where I cannot get Sky. Maybe I need to move.