Bright Tips November 1985

New Socks? - Are children's white socks dingy? Give them a new look. Pop them into a pan of water with two teabags and a little vinegar. Bring to the boil, simmer for a while, rinse in cold water. The socks become a lovely cream colour. Mrs Millar, Perth.

Fruit Salad - Run cold water over sliced bananas. They'll keep their colour in the fruit salad, even to the next day. Mrs E. Stewart, Glasgow.

Warm Them Up - Brass and copper articles can be cleaned more quickly and easily if they are warm. Place before a heater - at a safe distance for a few moments. Bowls and jugs can be filled with warm water til they hare heated through. Mrs I. McIntosh, Ellon.