I received  some handy tips via email and chose 3 which I haven’t seen before which I think are the most useful. Here they are:

bread tabs

  stapel remove tip

spaghetti wick

I tried this last tip and found that spaghetti does not burn instantly, rolling it in the flame for a few seconds helps it ignites for a few seconds and soon after the candle is lit the flame on the spaghetti dies by itself. We have a huge candle that we use when the power goes out and it is deep in the centre and difficult to light. I will definitely be using this tip in future.🙂