It would seem that superbugs are not just a problem in hospitals but they are also to be found in a very unlikely setting: the London Underground. Seats, hand rails and walls of trains on the network were tested by researchers from the London Metropolitan University who discovered 121 types of bacteria and mould. More alarmingly, the scientists also identified nine of the world’s most dangerous superbugs and labelled the underground a “hotbed of bacteria”.
Let’s be honest, none of us like cleaning the kitchen. The thought of being up to our armpits in scrubbing brushes and bleach, doesn’t fill us with joy and all those adverts of people cleaning their kitchens with a big happy smile? It’s a lie. So here are a few tried and tested methods to keep a clean kitchen and hold onto your sanity at the same time.
We’d all like to live inside the pages of an interior design magazine. You know the ones, with the spotless white sofa, the coffee table with just one artfully placed objet d’art and a copy of Elle Decoration and the acres of polished oak flooring stretching on for ever without a half empty coffee mug or abandoned child’s toy anywhere in sight.
The kids are back at school. After six weeks of quickly shaking the duvets, running around with a feather duster, and giving the bath a rapid wipe round, now you can contemplate a bit of a deep clean, to get the house back together. Try these few tips to help make the process a little easier.
I remember the exact moment I first tried out a wizzy Dyson Airblade hand dryer. It was in Manchester Piccadilly train station and despite the funny dance one must perform to wiggle one’s hands around within the dryer, I thought it was the most exciting thing since Take That reformed.