Happy New Year, Qwerkiteers! We hope you all had a wonderful festive season, but now the real work begins! How many of you have made New Year’s resolutions? How good are you at sticking to them? We’ve got some great gizmos to help you along the way with the top resolutions.
One of the best ways to start down the fit and healthy path is to actually pay attention to what and how much you eat. We’re all good at forgetting all those snacks we munched on at our work desks, but this book will help you to take an honest look at your food intake and help you to stay on track.
Have you joined the courgetti spaghetti craze yet? A perfect way to cut down on carbs and increase your vegetable intake, the Spiralizer can be used with courgettes (or zucchini if you’re across the pond), carrots, aubergines, and pretty much any kind of vegetable you can think of! If you’re stuck for ideas on what you could make with a Spiralizer, have a browse through the Spiralizer Cookbook for some inspiration.
Continuing with a healthy eating theme, we also have this brilliant cookbook that encourages healthy eating without needing a dieting plan. Knowing what you should be eating these days can be quite confusing. Are eggs good for me? Is sugar really that bad (please say no!)? What are good fats and bad fats? With this beneficial guide, you can find all these answers and more.
Are you one of those people that likes to write “Make a list” at the top of their to do list? Then these note pads are for you! Help yourself get organised with the Now/Later and To Do/To Buy note pads. Each pad has a perforated line down the middle, so you can separate your lists with ease. Easier than organizing a booze up in a brewery!
Who says getting organised has to be dull? With these assorted sticky notes, you can keep on top of your tasks and learn to recognise some of our most beloved garden birds at the same time! Please ‘note’ that staring out of the window trying to spot these birds does not count as being organised or productive (sorry…)!
Perfect for using in a kitchen or study, this large wipe-clean Weekly Wall Planner looks just like an over-sized diary. Leave yourself reminders, a shopping list, or scribble out a meal plan for the week. We suggest you stick it to your fridge – you’ll never miss it there!
With some imagination, using our Pyro Master set, you can create exciting and different works of art on both wood and leather. Pyrography is a great way to help your mind relax after a stressful day, and will give you an excuse for a little more ‘me time’.
Stay on top of your home finances with this no-nonsense Budget Planner. Practical tips and advice cover everything from bank accounts and debit cards, managing your cash flow and creating a balance sheet, to planning goals.
Avoid food waste (and wasting money!) with these Fresh Food Savers. The discs and bags absorb and remove the ethylene gas released by ripening fruit and vegetables, to extend its life. The discs and bags each last for 3 months.
Do you need a way to keep them out from underfoot on Christmas morning? Is your Christmas made by having something to build after consuming all that turkey? We’ve picked out our favourite Build-It-Yourself gifts for little kids and big kids alike!
Gear them up for science and get the cogs of their brain working! Once complete, the clock has a swinging pendulum and shiny bell that strikes every quarter of an hour. Building this will be a great way to pass the time (ahem). For ages 6+.
Budding engineers and petrol heads in training will love this! Produced by the masters of manuals, Haynes, this kit contains 250 parts to assemble, plus step-by-step instructions. Once built, it features ignition sound and illuminating spark plugs. For ages 10+.
Choose between an SE5A Bi-Plane and a Spitfire (or have both!). These wooden replica models fly like a dream using rubber band power! The kits come with all the pieces you need; all you’ll have to supply are pins, a modelling knife, sandpaper and pliers. For ages 14+.
Hey Qwerkiteers! We’re sure you’ve noticed anyway, but today is the first day of December, and we all know what that means: Christmas!
Have you got your stocking fillers sorted yet? If you haven’t, don’t panic! We’ll be doing a few posts to give you some super stocking stuffer ideas. Today, we’re looking at the best little gifts for foodies!
This is a splendid gift for any budding stargazer! They can sleep beneath the stars in the comfort of their own bedroom (until they’re old enough to visit the Isle of Saark!). The all in one projector, planetarium and night light comes with 3 discs featuring 24 colour images from NASA and the Hubble Space Telescope and three interchangeable domes.
Your little ones can discover the wonders of space, our solar system, the galaxies and the universe with this fascinating set. They can put together and paint their very own model solar system and use the colour information booklet to learn about the planets, volcanoes on Mars, the craters on our moon, living in space, the raging storm on Jupiter that seems to go on forever, and much more.
Chow down space style with this freeze-dried ice cream. We may not be able to take you to space, but we can let you eat like an aspiring astronaut! Originally developed for the early Apollo Missions, this ''space treat'' is freeze-dried so they will last forever. As you eat them your mouth rehydrates the contents to its original delicious state. Choose from Neapolitan Ice Cream or an Ice Cream Sandwich.
This brilliant book is perfect for any star gazer. Containing month-by-month chapters, you can learn to identify stars and constellations at any time of the year. Each chapter features a map detailing which stars you will see, information on the stars, moon and planets for that month and a calendar of celestial happenings.
You’ll be starry-eyed with this fabulous stellarscope (wonderfully modelled by Michael…). This amazing gadget allows you to view the stars with one eye whilst identifying them on an illuminated built-in star map with the other. It allows you to discover the magic of 70 constellations and 1,500 stars.
Celebrate Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon in 1969 with this challenging Jigsaw. Featuring a classic Haynes manual style anatomical drawing of the infamous space rocket, Apollo 11, it’s a great gift for any space fan or puzzler. With 1,000 pieces to fit together, it’s sure to keep space fans quiet for a while!
Take a tour of the universe with this fascinating collection of photographs from the archives of NASA. With over 100 breath-taking photographs of Earth, our solar system and deep space, all with explanatory information, this book cannot fail to impress! This mesmerising book will have you contemplating the wonders of the universe.
Are you facing that pre-Christmas gift buying panic yet? Stuck for ideas for some unusual presents? No more room in your dad’s sock drawer? Fear not, Qwerkiteers, we’ll come to your rescue with our Top Ten Christmas Gifts!
This gorgeous coffee table book will move you in to gift giving pole position! Written by leading motor sport expert Bruce Jones and featuring over 350 colour photographs from Google Earth, this is the perfect gift for any Formula One fanatic.
What is teatime without a little opulence? This full-size Chocolate Teapot is hand-made in the UK from dark Belgian chocolate. Fill with hot water to create an indulgently rich fondue, perfect to dip in everything from strawberries to marshmallows.
This is a fantastic gift for enquiring minds and engineers. The tram will move along its tracks, and even has a secret compartment for passing along messages. Set one up in your office to collect the tea order!
Get the kids (and the grown-ups!) to blow off some steam while waiting for Christmas dinner! The Laser Tag Shooting Game can be played inside and outside, and is sure to keep everyone entertained for hours.
Well, it's that time of year again, Qwerkiteers: the nights are drawing in, the leaves are dropping all over the place, and our excuse to pig out on all sorts of confectionary is nigh! That's right, it's nearly Halloween! Here are our top treats for this tricksy night!
Definitely just for the grown-ups! These deliciously boozy sweets are just heaven if you like a sweet tipple. Each pastille contains half a shot, so eat responsibly! You can choose from vodka, whisky, or a mixed cocktail flavour. Cheers!
Continuing with a gummy theme, check out this awesome Gummy Bacon! It’s great if you’re a fan of strawberry laces, but it’s bacon flavoured! Weird, but strangely wonderful, these bacon sweeties are suitable for vegetarians.
Coffee and/or Beer fiends, unite! Now you can spread your favourite flavours on to whatever takes your fancy (keep it clean, Qwerkiteers!). The Spreadable Coffee is made with high-quality Arabica beans, and smells amazing. You can add it to homemade cakes, spread it on toast or (my particular favourite) spread it on some breakfast pastries! The < http://www.qwerkity.com/spreadable-beer-prod18145/>Spreadable Beer makes a great alternative to Marmite or chutney: try it with meats, hard cheeses or chestnuts.
Not only are these bubbles super tasty, but you and your friends will have great fun running round the room trying to catch them! Sadly (ahem!), there’s no video evidence of us testing these in the office, but let’s just say gin was our favourite flavour! Hic!
Words cannot express our love for Monty. We can tell you that there are no samples of these chocolates left in our office. Each new box was empty within five minutes. These choccies have our affirmative seal of approval!
We hope you have a spook-tastic Halloween, Qwerkiteers! Tweet us some pictures of your Halloween costumes!