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Few simple things that you can do on your own that will save you a lot of money

There are many things that an automobile owner can do to keep his vehicle in top-notch shape (some listed here ===> carinsuranceminimizer.com). Besides going to your local mechanic to have your vehicle maintained there are a few simple things that you can do on your own that will save you a lot of money in the long run. Most of these simple automobile maintenance repairs can be done with a minimal amount of tools.

The first and probably the most important thing that an automobile owner can do is to change their oil every 5000 km. The first thing that you will need to do is to keep a record of when you reach that 5000 km level. Once you have reached 5000 km you need to purchase an oil filter and some top quality oil. Most car manuals will tell you exactly how much oil you need to purchase.

It is important to buy only top quality oil. Many automobile owners try to save a few dollars by purchasing inferior oil. This is not a smart idea because the long run it can cost you a lot more money when you need engine repair. By the best quality oil that you can and if you are unsure of which granted by ask your mechanic to recommend your brand.

You will not require a lot of tools to change your oil but you will require a few. If you live in Canada you can go to your local Canadian tire store which carries a complete supply automotive tools. If you live in the United States there are many automotive tool parts stores that carry both tools and oil.

If you decide that it is impossible to change your own oil, for whatever reason, you can still save some money by having your oil changed at a company that specializes in oil changes. These specialty oil change companies will change your oil quickly and it will not cost you very much money. Just remember to specify that you want their best quality oil.

Most car owners understand that it is important to change the oil of a car on a regular basis. They start off having the best of intentions and are determined to change your oil on a regular basis. However, because of a busy lifestyle they forget to change your oil when it is due. Therefore, do whatever it takes to remind yourself change your oil when it is necessary.

Installing Venetian Blinds In A New Home

stencil.blog-post-imageHaving moved into a new home last week, it has taken ages to unpack all of the boxes. I never knew that I had collected so much stuff in my life (including Sälekaihtimet) until I had to put it all in cardboard boxes ready for the removal men to shift for me. The new house was decorated before moving in, complete with new carpets. All this was down to me, as there is nothing worse than painting when the place is full of furniture. Even worse is having to move everything in order to put new carpet down.

Now that I am starting to get everything sorted, I need to put up the venetian blinds in the kitchen. As they are not the most important aspect of keeping my privacy, I was in no rush to do the job. The kitchen window is quite wide, so I had to purchase new blinds. As I installed the ones in the old house I should be able to do the new ones. Although that was a few years ago, so I hope I can remember how I did it. Hopefully the house will be looking lived in soon, and I can take a rest. Thank you Sälekaihtimet.

Tyrannical Treats: What Kings Ate in Medieval Times

If you’ve ever seen a depiction of a medieval feast in television or movies before, chances are that the word “feast” automatically brings to mind huge haunches of pork and plentiful loaves of rustic looking bread, all washed down with a hearty stein of beer or mead. Although kings did in fact eat plenty of meat and bread, the dishes served in medieval courts were in fact surprisingly sophisticated and elegant. Here are some of the surprising dishes that medieval kings were likely to have at the vast majority of their meals.

1. Game

stencil.blog-post-imageAlthough kings did eat plenty of domesticated lamb, pork, and beef, their meals also featured a lot of wild game. Venison and duck were commonly roasted and served, as were smaller game birds like quail, partridge, and pigeons. These meats were considered more delicate and flavorful than livestock, and were therefore very much appropriate for the king’s meals.



2. Herbs

stencil.blog-post-image (1)Oftentimes, medieval European fare is portrayed as greying and dull, almost entirely devoid of flavor before eastern merchants brought along spices from Asia. In truth, the meats and vegetables eaten by royals in medieval Europe were in fact quite flavorful. They grew a wide array of herbs like thyme, basil, mint, and rosemary in their gardens, and roasted meats with plenty of greenery.



3. Pastries

stencil.blog-post-image (2)Many of the carbohydrates consumed by kings took the form of pastries. These delicately crafted delights were specially made by kitchen servants, who often used fanciful shapes and construction to liven up otherwise unexciting breads. Pastries were often stuffed with meat, jams, and other treats.

Essentially, kings ate in a luxurious and surprisingly modern way. In many cases, the dishes served to royalty in medieval times only differed from modern delicacies in terms of exact preparation, not ingredients.