Your questions answered
Q My mum recently moved to a busy town and has been riding her bike everywhere. I often worry about her safety – Can I purchase a really loud bell that can be heard over the traffic?
L Briggs, Kent Yours says The Hornit DB140 is the loudest cycle horn on the market, so she should be able to make her presence known if she needs to. It fits on the handle bars and has two sounds – a piercing 140-decibel noise and 121 decibel car horn. RRP £19.99. ■ Buy direct from www.thehornit.com or from Evans Cycles, 01293 574 900 or www.evanscycles.com Q I really enjoy knitting for worthwhile causes. Do you know of any charities that are accepting knitted items? F Butler, Brixham Yours says Support the Cats Protection by making cosy blankets and fun mouse toys for cats that are looking for new homes this autumn and winter.
■ Design your own, follow the Captain CatBattler pattern on www. whodunnknit.com, or call the information line on 03000 12 12 12 to have the pattern sent to you
Q Can I still buy Doreen bras? J Arthy, Essex
Yours says The Triumph Doreen bra is still going strong after more than 40 years and is one the world’s best-selling non-wired bras. Its supportive structure comes from heavyduty straps and seams, with seamed cups stitched into the framework. ■ Buy directly from www.uk.triumph.com or call 01793 720330 to find your nearest stockist Q My dad loves telling me stories from his youth, but he often thinks of things while I’m not there then forgets by the time I see him. Is there an easy way for him to record memories when they come to him?
O Roman, by email Yours says The free Kindeo biography website and iPad app helps you and your family save and share your life stories using photos and videos. With the simple-touse app, you can ask your dad questions and let him answer in his own time, which may spark more memories. Kindeo will then create a private website for you and your family to enjoy forever.
■ A website version for use on all devices will be available from November. www.kindeo. com Q My neighbour’s husband recently died and I’ve been trying to help her navigate the minefield of personal finances. Is there anyone that can help guide her through it?
Name and address withheld Yours says Enquire at your neighbour’s bank to see if they offer a bereavement service – most have a designated member of staff who can help you. Some also offer a downloadable guide (even if you don’t bank with them). The most comprehensive one we found was the Santander Bereavement Guide, which clearly explains what steps you need to take.
■ Visit www.santander.co.uk/uk/what-to-dowhen-someone-dies