Housekeeping Hints and Tips from Captain W is a feast of lifestyle techniques and problem-solving ideas employed by William Thomas during his 24 years as House Manager of an educational community in Devon, England. Advice is given on subjects as diverse as escaping from boring lectures, getting bicycle oil off clothes, cooking supper in half an hour, growing beansprouts, meditation, making difficult decisions, not being late for meetings, keeping warm at night, choosing lightweight camping gear, making French Toast, dealing with gurus, making compost, cleaning emulsion paint, using coconuts, choosing footwear, hastening someone's departure and speculating about the future. A perfect gift for the man in your life, and an invaluable insight into New Age culture.