THE brochure Healthy Living comes free with weekend newspapers.
You must have seen it. It’s full of adverts for items no home should be without. Like solar lights for the porch or patio that come with a dog attached (made from weather resistant resin). There’s something for everyone within its pages. Knee joint warmers, bra extenders, battery heated gloves, zipper ring pulls.
The mini lady shaver confused me slightly. I mean, is it for a mini lady with a moustache or is it the shaver that’s small? Mind, I know one or two chaps who could do with the stretch nylon tummy trimmer that eliminates unsightly bulges for both men and women. Can you get them for a 44ins beer gut?
But the advert that caught my attention was for a cover that protects your car’s windscreen from snow, dust, bird droppings and frost. You place it over the windscreen at night and it is held in place by magnets. Now that is clever. Magnets on glass!
Sadly I don’t need one. During a period of extremely cold weather last month I devised my own windscreen cover by trial and error.
Newspaper tends to rip too easily if a wind gets up and a cardboard Stella Artois cartoon isn’t big enough and says rather too much about your home drinking habits.
I did eventually find the perfect answer which is a double layer of extra wide bubble wrap, left over from computer packaging. Perfect protection windscreen insulation and it is held easily in the car doors.
Unfortunately, a previous attempt involving a large piece of cardboard has left me a with a problem. I made the mistake of trying to hold it in place with brown parcel tape. This was useless. It came away easily from both cardboard and car but it has left unsightly deposits on the paintwork of the door frame.
It has resisted all attempts to remove it. Can anyone recommend a remedy? If it works, we can sell it to Healthy Living.