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Thomas Mulrooney
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The Epic Guide to Growing Herbs in your Kitchen

I completed this massive guide at work today for +Gardentoolbox, which is just shy of 3,000 words! I love when I can write things like this at work. I really enjoyed putting this one together.

I touch upon everything from the planting and growing stage; followed by the best herbs to use, what they can be used for and how to take care of them. Oh, and there's also some additional tips after that too.

So, if you've ever wanted to grow some herbs indoors then hopefully this guide will prove a big aid for you.

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#gardening   #herbs   #plantingherbs   #cookingherbs   #growingherbs   #growingherbsincontainers   #containergardening   #indoorplants  
This epic guide will teach you everything you need to know about growing herbs in your kitchen. From every stage of growing to the best indoor herbs.
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Do you know your knots?

I've always been rubbish at tying knots, so recently I decided to do something about and taught myself the basic knots that I feel anyone should know. It's easy to say 'I'll never need to tie a knot' but you honestly can't predict when you'll need to be able to do one, and do you really want to be stuck in a situation where you'd be wishing you'd just spent an hour or so training yourself to do it?

Get started with some of the most basic knots, with I've explained how to do through the link. That includes a reef knot, bowline knot, sheet bend and more.

If you're more of a 'watching and learning' kind of person then YouTube is your best bet. Before long you'll be a knot-tying expert!

#tyingknots   #knots   #basicskills   #lifeskills   #lifetips  
Have you ever wanted to learn how to tie knots? We've put together a list of basic knots that everyone should know in order to get through life.
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Does money buy you taste? Evidently not if the World's Most Expensive Bathroom is anything to go by.

Reports that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian spent over $1 million on gold plated toilets ( pretty much confirms that taste isn't something that people with money actually have.
#DidYouKnow  that the World's Most Expensive Bathroom is valued at £2.4 million? The outrageously expensive bathroom, built by a Hong Kong jeweller, is made entirely out of gold and precious jewels.

The toilet bowls, wash basins, toilet brushes, toilet roll holders, mirror frames, wall mounted chandeliers, wall tiles and doors are all made out of solid 24-carat gold. Elsewhere the ceiling is studded with rubies, sapphires, emeralds and ambers while the floor has 2 pound gold bars embedded in it.

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You've probably never heard of it, but today is World Plumbing Day.

The post below explains why it's so important to bring awareness to the brilliant job that plumbers around the world do in ensuring we all continue to lead healthy lives. However, there's still a lot of work to be done in bringing basic sanitation to everyone, so find out how you can help out through the link in the shared post.

You can also visit the official website:

Or watch this this video about why it's so important: World Plumbing Day March 11, 2014

#worldplumbingday   #plumbers   #health  
Celebrate World Plumbing Day

Many people may not be aware at how much plumbers help when it comes to us leading healthier lives. The work of plumbers around the world has helped combat disease, thanks to their input in developing countries that lack proper sanitation systems.

World Plumbing Day aims to bring awareness to the good work that plumbers do, but also bring awareness to the fact that there is still a great deal left to be done. With 2.6 billion people around the world still lacking access to proper sanitation; countries, plumbers and charities have their work cut out for them.

See what you can do to help, and help spread the word today. More information is available here:

#worldplumbingday   #plumbing   #bathrooms   #aid   #charities  
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Here's last weeks Mobile Monday:

I didn't do one last night (although I did publish post) but I didn't share last week's so I thought I'd put that to rights. It talks about two games; Tiny Goalie and Another Case Solved, which are both worth a play if you're looking for something new - and free - for your mobile. 

#videogames   #mobilegames   #mobilemonday   #gaming  
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I grew up on a diet of Judge a Dredd and Sonic the Comic. Life was good.

This is from the Judge Dredd Case Files: Volume 6. I need to get a move on with my collection as I'm way behind. I wish the pennies would increase so I could catch up!
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Let's make this week count!

I'm not really someone who usually posts all those motivational quotes, although I do like reading them as they perk me up. I am, however, someone who can sometimes find it hard to get motivated on a Monday. It's time to change all that, so here's my first #MondayMotivation  to kick things off! 

It's a short week for us UK'ers as Friday is Good Friday, and thus we get a Bank Holiday day off (although that doesn't apply to everyone of course). We also get next Monday off too, so I'm looking forward to a nice four-day weekend to spend with the other half. Until then though, let's get some great work done!
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Fancy this for dinner?

Although this looks like something that's inevitably going to be hit by a wave of radiation and turn into a giant monster that takes on Godzilla in cheesy Japanese B-Movie, it's actually a delicacy. Yep, you can crunch your way through this little beauty should your heart desire it, although I'm not sure that many of you will have a heart beating with intense desire to take a bite out of this.

So, what are they? These are Giant Isopods (Bathynomus Doederleinii), and they're not usually found above the depth of 100-686 below the waves around the Western Central Pacific. However, that doesn't stop fishermen from dredging them up and serving them on a plate to the Japanese population, where they're known as 'ogusokumushi'. That means 'giant armoured bug'. Oh Japan, we do love you!

Anyway, if you're willing to try one then they apparently taste like prawn or crab. That's if you can get through the tough shell though! They're fried up on a plate for you to try, although that doesn't stop them looking a bit like a woodlouse. 

If you're in Japan then +RocketNews24 have helpfully pointed out ( that you can taste one at an aquariums 'Third Deep Sea Festival' on March 29 and 30. There's only a 100 there to try, although I'm not entirely sure they'll be going all that popular to try.

How about it? Would you give one a taste?

#freakynature   #nature   #sealife   #japan   #weirdfood   #animals  
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Dolphin asks diver for help

After getting caught in a fishing line, a dolphin swims up to a deep sea diver and successfully gets his attention for help. The dolphin hovers while the diver tenderly cuts away at the fishing line and embedded fishing hut with a pair of pliers and scissors. 

It's amazing how intelligent dolphins are; that the dolphin clearly know's that the diver will help and waits patiently for him to do so. It frustrates me that we are killing these beautiful and intelligent creatures. The world is for all species, not just humans!

#nature   #animals   #amazingvideo   #dolphins   #deepseadiver  
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We managed to make some fairly decent pancakes for #pancakeday  last night. My movie making skills could probably do with some work though!
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+Thomas Mulrooney without a doubt, I shall give Dot a gentle reminder and get some lemons in.
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Creative Writing, SEO, Marketing, Copy Writing, Blogging
  • Online Home Retail
    Marketing Assistant, 2011 - present
    I am responsible for SEO and general marketing activities across the Online Home Retail network. This includes looking after the companies various social media accounts, producing regular blog posts and other content for the company blogs, producing articles and guest posts for a variety of other websites, writing press releases, analysing traffic trends and generally coming up with new ideas to market our company online.
    Indie Games Editor/Staff Writer, 2009 - 2013
    Writing Xbox 360 related news, reviewing both retail and XBLA games; plus responsible for sourcing, editing and helping review Xbox Live Indie Games (as Indie Games Editor).
  • Boundary Bathrooms
    Data Input Administrator, 2009 - 2011
    Video Games Blogger, 2008 - 2009
    Blogged for ButtonSmasher, a video games blog that is sadly now defunct.
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I seem to write about everything these days, and if you've stumbled across my profile then you may have done so through something I wrote. I'm mainly into writing about video games, but my main job has me covering everything from bathrooms to barbecues and gardening to wood burning stoves. I don't mind it though, I'm passionate about learning new things and sharing that knowledge with others; hopefully in a quirky and somewhat entertaining way. I like to think I can make a bathroom tap mixer sound exciting, and that's why I find writing one of the most enjoyable things in my life.

I come from a small town called Burnley, nestled in the Ribble Valley in Lancashire, England. We're not a terribly important town, but it's not a bad place to live despite what I seem to tell myself sometimes. I would love to see the world though, and my tally of Cyprus (twice) and Florida is disappointing to say the least. Hopefully the hard work will pay off though, and one day maybe I won't have to worry about each pay check and will just write because I simply love it.

I'm always open to more writing work, so if you've got anything to throw at me then feel free to make contact! I'm open to various topics, but my real passion lies in writing about video games, food and books. I love to learn new things though, so I'll take up the challenge wherever needed!
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  • Leeds Metropolitan University
    English & History, 2005 - 2008
    BA (Hons) in English & History
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Birthplace of some of the worst kebabs in Burnley. Although to be fair I'm not a massive fan of kebabs anyway, but trying one was something my taste buds have said they'll take me to court over if I ever subject them to such punishment again.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Ok, so the décor is now quite tacky, walking across the dancer floor is like an exercise in walking through thick sticky mud and the music is the sort I automatically tune out of. However, the cocktails here have some good combinations - skittles being a particular favourite of mine. Oh, be aware that there's a door charge and they don't stamp your hand. So if you leave you'll have to pay to get back in, which isn't great when you want some fresh air for a while but don't want to stand in the smoking area (that's on a fire escape of all places).
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Really loved the food here, and had no problems with the service. Plus it's got a great, if crowded, atmosphere at night! A negative is that the drinks can be a bit pricey, plus the bar area is so small that it can get really crowded and uncomfortable on a Friday or Saturday night.
Food: Very goodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
It's a shame that Costa Coffee has opened up just across the street from it, but thankfully Rhode Island Coffee is as busy as ever and it can often be tough to get a seat - especially on a Saturday. I'm glad it remains busy though, as they totally deserve all the business they continue to receive despite the Costa being bigger. The staff are always really friendly and make you feel right at home, making some of the best coffee I've tasted (a million times better than what you get at Starbucks). I usually order a tasty panini, and they always bring your order over to you. The atmosphere is worth it alone too, it's much easier to relax and read or a book or work on your laptop than it is in the often quite noisy Costa. Let's hope it sticks around for a long time to come!
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
11 reviews
The service here is awful. It took 3 days just to sort a new licence plate out. Every time I went in the staff suddenly seemed to vanish, so you're left standing around with other customers for about 5 minutes wondering if you're ever going to get service. You'll spy them chatting about what they're doing that night across the store, but when you approach they suddenly scatter like other animals when a lion appears at the waterhole. When I finally talked to someone he said he couldn't get it done that day so I would have to come back tomorrow. The next day I came back bright and early, only for him to say he'll have it done for me the next day. Bear in the mind that he had until the end of the day to get it done, with a day's notice for what I'm told is no more than a 10-20 minute job. At the end of the 3rd day, a couple of hours before closing, I finally had my license plate. 3 days for one little job, so I think I'll take my business elsewhere from now on. The products are also way overpriced anyway.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
The food can be a bit pants at times, and you'll never get a quiet atmosphere. Though this is a family restaurant, so you should expect that it's going to be noisy. The main highlight for me is the cakes counter, which always has some brilliant cake combinations. It is the case that the eyes are hungrier than the stomach though, as the first few bites are good but from then on it can get pretty sickly.
Atmosphere: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
The food is decent enough and the prices aren't extravagant (although certainly aren't the cheapest in Burnley), but there always seems to be a musty smell and it can look dirty. To be fair though it has improved over the last year. However, the service leaves a lot to be desired. When you're not completely ignored at the bar (top tip: just because I'm standing at the end of the bar it doesn't mean you can completely pass over me when new customers keep arriving) you also seem to have to make the bar staff completely aware of just how much money you're giving them. I gave one lad a £10 to pay for one pint and he gave me change for £5, bearing in mind this was my first drink of the night so I was perfectly sober, plus I only had £10 in my wallet as I was going to get some more money out when I walked into town proper. He looked at me like I was dirt and said he'd come and sort it out after he'd served some customers. 10 minutes later he still hadn't sorted it, so I inquired again and said he'd do it when he got a spare minute. A few minutes later I saw him having a fag outside, and then basically standing around behind the bar. When I asked a manager he said they'd have to check the tills at the end of the night, so I was left wondering why I'd been fobbed off with a few excuses in the first place when he could have just told me that? Also, if he'd checked as soon as I'd told him he would have probably seen that the £10 and been put in the £5 slot by mistake, which is what I'm assuming happened. Either that or this lad pocketed it. Anyway, I ended up leaving a fiver down and I won't be returning. If the staff can't count money correctly and then constantly make excuses for their bad service then I don't want to ever give them a penny again.
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Atmosphere: GoodDecor: GoodService: Poor to fair
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago