Although it is summer it doesn't really feel like it here in Ireland. We had a great April here with it been one of the hottest on records and to be fair we did have a nice mild March but it is nearly the middle of May now and I have had the heat on almost every night in the last 2 - 3 weeks. The sun is shining as I type this but again I am freezing away here in the apartment, I can only imagine how the animals feel.
Anyway, we have decided to run another competition for our readers to win a bluetooth selfie stick. The selfie stick has finally come to Ireland as the craze was spreading around the world we were left in the lurch a bit. But now selfie stick Ireland have opened and as friends of ours we thought we could team up and maybe do this competition so here we are.
If you are not sure what a selfie stick is, it is an extendible stick that helps you take great pictures and selfies. But not just selfies, we use when hiking and the stick has a 180 degree rotating head on it so you can get some great angles with it. We don't take too many selfies :) but for those of you that do they are excellent for getting the extra background in the shot or a few more friends into the photo.
To enter the competition just sign up to our newsletter and we will announce the winner this time next week. Best of luck.
By now most people have heard of the new android TV boxes that are on the market and we were sent one to try one by our friends at android tv boxes Ireland who an Irish online store supplying android TV boxes nationwide. We have been playing around with the box for about a week now and it does take a little bit of getting used to.
We were pretty naive when we heard about the box and expected a sky like box and TV guide system but it was more like the Apple TV than sky. The box is pretty small, again about the same size as an Apple TV box and it comes with everything you need to get started including a HDMI cable, remote control and power lead. All we had to do then was to plug it in and connect it to our wireless internet although it does run off an Ethernet cable if you don't happen to have wireless internet.
Our internet is not that fast but everything streamed perfectly so that shouldn't be an issue for any of you. It has a range of channels to stream from our 50 countries and has pretty much every film I could think of on it as well. I am not going to cancel my Sky subscription but you definitely could if you wanted to save on that bill as they seem to just keep going up and up.
So sign up to our newsletter and be in with a chance to win this android tv box and never have to pay a sky bill again! We will announce the winner in the next few weeks.
Many people are aware of the ridiculous costs of ink cartridges these days but it still comes as a surprise to many who do not do a lot of printing just how expensive ink cartridges are. Ink is one of the most expensive liquids on the planet and even surpasses oil by the litre which is crazy. This is not because it is expensive to produce as much as the profit margins gained by the big brands when selling ink.
That is why compatible ink cartridges are much cheaper. The quality of ink is actually the same in most cases but the packaging, branding and marketing are surpassed by the original brands such as HP, Brother, Epson and Canon. These companies are the best at branding and packaging and market that the original inks are superior in every way to the compatible brands. Compatible inks do vary in quality as there are many different manufacturers and naturally some produce better inks than others but there are very good compatible manufacturers on the market.
Ireland over the years has seen a rise in almost everything but one thing where the value is getting much better is ink cartridges. There are many large office supply companies that charge huge money for inks and toner but now many specialist ink companies have popped up online and seem to offer much better value. After some research we found a few companies who were much cheaper than viking direct for example who are the biggest supplier around. click here for the cheapest ink cartridges in Ireland as they claim to have more ink per cartridge than the original bran with next day delivery nation wide.
Welcome to irishanimals.ie a website dedicated to all the beautiful animals of Ireland! It is amazing to think that there are only twenty six land animal species in Ireland due to the fact that it is seperated from mainland Europe for thousands of years. A lot of these land mammals are common place in Ireland including the red fox (which has become widely known as a pest in some places!), the badger and the hedgehog. We also have a large amount of bat species in Ireland to go with the more well known animals.
To go with the small number of land animals in Ireland is a huge number of bird species which are estimated to be around four hundred. Many of these birds leave our shores in winter for warmer climates and return in our summer such as the swallow. The most popular bird species in Ireland are the robin and blackbird which cover the whole island.
Unfortuneately many species have become extinct in Ireland over the last two thousand years with animals such as the brown bear and wildcat never to be seen in Ireland again. Grey wolfs were also common place in Ireland as were golden eagles. We would like to take this opportunity to give a shout out to paws animal rescue who help animals in need all over Ireland.
We will be uploading pictures as we get them of the wildlife around Ireland and we will also do our best to take our own pictures throughout the coming summer. I recently picked up one of these selfie sticks I had been hearing about and it proves great for taking pictures of birds up in the trees. Thanks for visiting our site and if you have suggestions please let us know.
Make your life healthier and be in with a chance to win Tefals Actifry health fryer.
Be in with a chance to win Tefals Famous Actifry Machine to cook some fantastically delicious chips. The Tefal actifry only needs one spoon of oil to cook a whole batch of chips which is approx. 95 percent less than a traditional deep fat fryer uses and don't worry if you feel you don't have the cooking skills to go with it. It comes with a cookbook manual with over 50 recipes including chips, meat, veg and even fish.
Be kinder to your heart and stomach and check out Tefals fat free fryer. Now you can enjoy your chips without having to worry about all that grease. The Tefal actifry machine also has a self cleaning function which means you don't need to empty the greasy oil and clean the fryer manually like you have to do with most deep fat fryers. The bowl and plate are removable which means you can clean them manually if you wish or put them in the dish washer.
The Actifry machine comes in two different capacities depending on your needs. There is a 1kg option which can cook for up to four people and a 1.5kg option which can cook for 6 people. The 1.5kg version is also called the family version for obvious reasons.
The Tefal actifry also comes with a 3 year warranty by Tefal so you know that it is a quality fryer. To enter the competition keep an eye on our website and we will update it in a few days. Thanks!