From the pages of Donna’s did you know diary – a bit of this and a bit of that for March 2024

March 2024

A bit of this and a bit of that from Donna’s did you know diary

Award winning sight loss coach, author and advocate


Welcome to my Donna’s did you know diary for this month and pleased to share the following with you.


Here’s what I learned for this month.

Practical and natural!


  • Want to cool down your cup of hot coffee or tea?

It is very simple!

Place a tea spoon in your cup and voila!

The liquid will cool very quickly.


  • Looking for ways to better pack your suitcase?

Purchase yourself a pack of packing cubes and these are in various colours and the material is nylon.

There are 4 different sizes and about 8 packing cubes in the pack.

You can now proceed to sort your clothes and pack them neatly in each pack according to the size of your clothes.

They can be rid of air by squeezing down the cube before zipping them up.

They are readily available online and at several stores.


  • Want to keep your wine fresh after opening the bottle?

Simply put the bottle to lie down after you have opened and poured out the desired amount of wine.

Either in the fridge or in your cupboard in a dark corner.


  • Want to make sure that you do not over eat?

Here’s a quick tip.

Drink one 8 ounce glass of water about half hour before eating your meal.


  • Some interesting trivia about cats!

For whereas many of us believe that cats love bowls of milk, that it is what they love,

That it is good for them,

In truth and in fact cats are lactose intolerant!


  • When trying to make crackling with your pork!

Rub the skin with a bit of oil before you pop into the oven for baking.


  • 3 practical and natural ingredients for an upset or bloated stomach?

Make a tea out of any of the following.

Ginger, garlic, lemon.


  • And here are 2 very practical and logical tips for old versus new!

Probably best not to sew a patch onto an old hole in a garment and why?

Because you will find that the new patch will rip away from the old hole.

Likewise, best not to put new wine into an old skin and why?

Because the new wine will burst the old skin.


  • What’s this about finding cheaper flight routs?

Yes, this is true!

Booking a direct flight is more expensive than booking an indirect flight!


  • What’s this about the benefits of using Salve?

Here goes.

If you want to extract the bad stuff out of boils, bruises, and blisters; here’s what you do!

Put some salve on the offending spot.

Place a bandage over it.

And remove the bandage in a few hours.

Voila! Much better.




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