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After shopping online with various stores for a variety of items I have had mixed opinions of them. You always get good and bad with most online stores you use.
After looking at my husbands birthday present list a good reliable sports store was what I needed and preferably one that was local enough for me to collect the order to save me a little on ever increasing delivery charges.
After not much looking I found that Newitts was cropping up every time I did a google search for numerous different items so I decided to give them a go.
The Website Itself
The site looked extremely professional and was very easy to navigate. You have a choice of either a basic product search by entering a product name or if you aren't able to provide a product name you can simply search by brand or category. Either way finding what you are looking for was quick and simple.
The whole ordering process was simple and easy to follow right through selecting your product to making payment.
Product Choice and Information
One thing I found excellent with Newitts was their huge product range. There weren't many sporting brands they didn't stock and each product was very clearly set out with informative descriptions, size guides, stock levels and images. By simply going onto a specifc product page you were presented with zoom images and various tabs such as description, size guides, Buy now (Showing colour/size options, availability etc). The only difficult thing was deciding which item you liked most. Been a woman one football is the same as another to me, but with the descriptions given I was able to easily determine which my husband would prefer without having to ask him for more information.
Something that jumped out at me straightaway was the price!! I don't think I came across an item which I could get cheaper anywhere else (I'll admit I did try especially after seeing they do try to price match to a competitors price if it's cheaper). The prices were extremely competitive and clearly set out so there was no confusion.
Now-a-days the cost of getting orders delivered is something that shocks me. You tend to find with webstores that the items is cheaper than elsewhere but when you add on delivery the cost goes through the roof and at times it would be worth the trek into town to go and buy from a standard high street store.
Newitts however also have special offers on delivery. At the time I ordered it was free delivery on orders over £40 going to UK Mainland and Northern Ireland addresses. I've just checked before writing this review and even though that offer has now changed, Free Delivery is still available but on orders over £50.
My order was unfortunately under £40 but I still found that delivery was cheap and I had the option of Royal Mail which would take about 5 working days or for a little bit more I could have it sent by TNT for about £10 (obviously this may differ for bigger/smaller orders) and this would be with me Next Working Day.
One thing I really liked was that you could save on delivery and collect your order yourself. I pass Newitts warehouse twice a day so this worked out perfect for me. I was able to collect Monday to Friday any time between 7:30am and 4:30pm and all I had to do was take my order confirmation with me.
After placing my order and finding I'd ordered the wrong size football I was expecting to a bit of a messing on. How wrong was I!!!!!
The options for contacting Newitts were endless....
I opted for sending an email to customer support and within the hour of placing my order I had had a response, my error had been corrected and I was informed that my order was ready for collection as soon as I could get to them. The person I dealt with was extremely helpful and set everything out very clearly in the response to me. I couldn't have asked for more.
Payment Methods Accepted
This was another endless list. I buy online frequently and find that some websites don't offer enough options when it comes to payment methods. Newitts on the other hand would accept cheques, all major credit or debit card and Paypal. The payment section of my transaction was just as easy to use as every other part of the site if not easier and it clearly set out what they needed from me.
Would I Use Newitts Again
There is one very simple answer to this.... DEFNIATELY YES!!
I couldn't have asked for a better shopping experience. Everything from finding the site to receiving my order was easy and I would definately reccomend Newitts to freinds, family and colleagues!!
I've been visiting Trevornick for 24 years now with my family. We still go as a family twice a year and are never disappointed. Overall after visiting numerous different sites we have never been interested in going elsewhere after trying Trevornick just once. We now visit twice a year for 3 weeks in total and travel 400 miles each way just to go back to a campsite with excellent facilities, freindly staff and everything you may need to make your holiday the best time ever. Trevornick are one of the only 5 star sites in the Cornwall area and also hold a number of other awards earned over previous years.
Adults (15+): £5.00 to £9.95 per night
Kids (3-14yrs): £1.40 to £7.00 per night.
Under 3's: Free of Charge all season.
Cars: £1.80 to £2.00 per night.
Additional Cars: £3.50 per night.
Dogs: £4.00 to £4.95 per night.
Awnings: Free of charge all Season
Electric Hook Up: £5.00 to £5.50 per night.
Premium Pitch: £9.95 to £10.45 per night.
Pond Field Premium Pitch: £12.95 to £13.45 per night.
Super Pitch: £10.95 to £11.45 per night.
Super Pitch Plus: £13.95 to £14.45 per night.
*** The prices vary between different dates throughout the season ***
Also available are Eurotents so all you need to do is turn up. For price here you need to enquire either on the website or directly with the campsite.
There a number of different pitch types spread over 7 different fields. Pitch types are, Elcetric Hooks up pitches, Premium, Pond Field Premium, Super and Super Plus. All pitches have electric hook up available and the Super and Super Plus pitches also have Water Taps and TV Ariel connections. The Super Plus Pitches which are new for 2010 also have a gravel base for excellent drainage in bad weather.
Around the site near each field are toilet and shower facilities as well as a family shower room situated at the top of the pond field and a Family bath room hear the swimming room. The main toilets and showers are free of charge but the Family Shower and Bath rooms cost £5 per week plus a £5 deposit for the key as these are looked at all times.
Trevornick offer an excellent kids club 6 days out of 7 to give parents a much needed break while on holiday. With 2 club mascots, Harry and Harriot Hares the Trevornick kids club do everything from games days on the sports field to beach trips and swimming pool mornings. The club runs for 2 hours every morning and is supervised by qualified child care professionals. Come the evenings you can go with your kids to the main club house and your kids can dance the evening away from 6 till 9 and enjoy party games and various competitions.
New for 2010
The site has introduced a number of improvements over the winter of 2009 including improvements to the site road systems, toilet and shower facilities and pitches. With a new road system around the site, parents needn't worry about children if they are outside in the club house and arcade area as cars, caravans and trailors now go nowhere near this area. They have also added additional toilet and shower blocks on some of the newer fields including the hay field. There have also been improvements to the fishing ponds creating sunken fishing pegs large enough for any angler and their fishing equipment.
Also new for 2010 are the onsite films shown at 9am, 5pm and 9pm daily, everyday there's something for all the family including brand new block busters such as Avator, Seven Pounds and many more. All the films are available to quests staying on any pitches with an ariel connection.
Swimming Pool and Spa Facilities
On site is a heated swimming pool open from 10am till 6pm every day rain or shine. There is a main swimming pool as well as a smaller childrens pool suitable for younger childrens and their parents. Alongside the infants pool is a jacuzzi perfect for relaxing while the kids splash and enjoy themselves. The pool is manned by qualified lifeguards at all times and is free of charge to all guests of the holiday park.
As well as the pool the site also offers a Spa facility with different treatments available during pool opening times. All these treatments are at an additional cost and booking in advance would be advised.
As well as all the childrens entertainment Trevornick offers an excellent variations of entertainment for adults. Every night is eye's down for bingo at 7:15pm and from approximately 9:30pm there are professional singers, comdiens and much more. All the entertainment takes places in the club house and is open from 6pm to 12 midnight each evening. Serving alcholic and non-alcholic beveridges.
Next to the main club house is the DeCafe take away and Stables restaurant. DeCafe offers an excellent value for money take away food services with quick service and quality food. If you fancy a nice meal in a restaurant then there's the Stable restaurants serving excellent traditional home cooked meals. They also have offer nights including curry night and steak night.
Fishing, Golf and Fun Park
Trevornick isn't just your standard campsite. The site also has has 3 course fishing lakes stocked with healthy carp, bream, roach and many more fish. Twice a week they hold adults fishing matches with cash prizes and childrens fishing prizes with prizes of fishing tackle. They also have a small tackle shop equipped with bait and tackle for your days fishing.
On the site there are also 2 golf courses. Once 18 hole pitch and putt perfect for some family fun and a competitive golf course with some challenging par 3 holes. Finish your round of golf and enjoy drinks and food in the Golf Bar open day 11am to 12 midnight.
Right next to Trevornick is the Holywell Bay fun park with crazy golf, bumper boats, go-karting, maze and other games suitable for children and adults of all ages.
The campsite shop is open all day every day and offers everything from your morning paper and milk to toys and clothes. Throughout the day they have an excellent range of fresh cooked bread, pasties and sausage rolls. A little more expensive than the local supermarket but handy if you find you've missed something.
Close to the campsite and accesible on foot or buy car is Holywell Bay beach. A short ealk over the sand dunes or down the road adjacent to the site, you can either go right down the sea front or stay by the stream which runs right throught from the sand dunes to the sea itself.
There are an endless list of attractions near to the site including, Newquay Zoo, World in Miniture and Blue Reef Sealife centre all within a 5 mile radius.
As well as the above attractions there is Morrisons supermarket, McDonalds Restaurant and numerous beaches all within a 5-10 mile radius.
Marley and Me was released in 2008 and stars Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Eric Dane, Kathleen Turner and Alan Arkin.
The basic plot if a young married couple decide to get a bit of responsibility in their lives and buy a puppy, but the puppy, Marley, is a little troublesome to say the least and they soon find that they have their work cut out.
Many people told me that this film was hillarious but I had my reservations. I was wrong there in fact this has to have been one the funniest films I have seen in quite some time. The mischief something so cute could cause is unbelieveable.
But have the box of tissues ready because it isn't short of tears at more than one point in the film. I have to admit one minute I was laughing the next I was crying on more than one occassion.
Rated PG Marley and Me contains one scene of mild violence, mild sex reference and language.
The Pursuit of Happiness starring Will Smith and his real life son Jaden Smith is the story of a man who's wife leaves him and his son. As he struggles to make enough money to pay the rent he and his son end up homeless living in public toilets and shelters. one day he applies for a job in a stockbroker training programme where only 1 of 20 applicants will be given a job at the end of their training.
This film is based on the true story of a San Fransisco sales man Chris Garner and tells of his struggle to protect his son and his battle to make their lives better.
Released in 2007 this film earned Will Smith a nomination for Best Actor Academy award and the connection between himself and his son Jaden makes this film even more believeable and emotional. The connection between them make the relationship between the two charactors more powerful and makes this film so good it's hard to believe parents have to go through situations such as these just to make their childrens lives better.
Rated 12 this film does contains some strong language but it is a film that could be enjoyed by all the family.
Released in 1999 this film has an amazing line up of stars including Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt, James Cromwell, and more.
Set in the 1930 on death row, where John Coffey comes sentenced to death for the murder of two young children. He's eight feet tall with a heart the size of the world.
This film is the 2nd Stephen King book to be transformed into the most spectacular movie I have ever seen. I read the book and couldn't put it down, the film I couldn't take my eyes off. When I started watching the film I never imagined it would cover in so much depth certain parts of the book but from beginning to end it is true to Stephen Kings original story and takes you through every emotion felt by John Coffey, the guards and other prisoners on death row.
Rated 18 this film covers some very strong, emotional topics and isn't for the faint hearted but if you've read the book you won't be disappointed by a film that cover every chapter of Stephen King Novel in such great depth.
With this film Disney crossed their animated magic with an every day film. Released in 2007 and starring Patrick Dempsey, Amy Adams, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Idina Mazell and Susan Sarandon this Disney film is a classic with a great modern day twist.
One day Giselle is banished from fairy tale land to the totally unmagical live action world where nothing is quite as magical as she's used to. Then enter Patrick Dempsey as a divorce lawyer who comes to Giselle's aid when she needs someone most. As time passes Gislle enchants the lawyer and the fairy tale comes to Manhatten. This film combines great music with classic comedy moments and creates a film to rival every magical Disney moment released before.
As well as the goods guys like every Disney Classic there's the wicked witch and her evil helpers, but as always no matter how hard they try the prince and goodness always wins.
Rated PG this film is great for all the family and will have you singing and dancing around your front room, and it's the perfect addition to an already amazing Disney collection.
Special features include Deleted Scenes, Bloopers, music video for the theme tune and much more.
This is the third in the series of Spiderman movies and was released in 2007 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Starring Toby McGuire (Spiderman), Kirsten Dunst (MJ), Thomas Haden Church (Sandman) and Topher Grace (Venom)
Peter Parker (McGuire) starts the film believing he has finally hit a belence between being human and a Superhero until his hardest battle to date begins against Sandman and Venom. To add to his problems his suit has misteriously changed colour and along with this Peter is battling his darkest vengeful side. Along with his jet black suit he finds that his powers are enhanced and he has to fight against the odds to protect everyone he loves.
Rated 12 this film contains strong fantasy violence and moderate horror.
This 2 disc Special Edition is packed full special features including, Snow Patrol "Signal Fire" music video, Photo Gallery, Building of The Sandman and the making of the Stunts.
Overall this DVD itself is well worth the money you pay. Not only do you get the a great film that keeps you engrossed from beginning to end you also get a 2nd Disc packed with special features. To be honest the Special Features don't generally interest me but for those you who do like the extras then there's more than enough to keep you entertained.
What a line up this film has. There are an amazing list of stars all in one place. one thing that did baffle me about this film is where in a traditional nativity a lobster appears but if love can prevail then anythings possible.
Love Actually is an amazing story of couples and their lives and relationships in the run up to christmas. This is a hilarious story told by an A-list cast is an unmissable delight.
You will encounter forbidden love, lust, and infidelity but in the end True Love always provails.
Cast include: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Bill Nightly, Rowan Atkinson and Martine McCutcheon.
Rated 15 this film contains sex scenes and strong language. With special features that include deleted scenes, audio commentary and many more this film written and directed by Richard Curtis is a great addition to any DVD collection and can be enjoyed by all the family or snuggled up on the sofa with a nice glass of wine.
This is a film I wasn't too sure about originally, but after hearing so many people rave about how great it was I couldn't help myself I just had to watch it.
Starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler, PS I Love you is a everything a romantic comedy should be. From the minute it starts you find yourself totally engaged in the story and the characters, one minute you're laughing next you're crying.
Holly and Gerry are childhood sweethearts, they've been together forever and plan on it lasting for always. Unfortunately it's not to be and after Gerry dies Holly struggles to carry on. Then one day a letter arrives. Before he died Gerry wrote a series of letters to Holly to help guide her through the hard times into her new life without him.
PS I Love you is based on the Novel by Cecelia Ahern and is a great adaptation of an amazing book.
Rated 12 this film contains infrequent moderate sex references and language. With an A list cast including Oscar Winner Hilary Swank supported by Gerard Butler, Lisa Kudrow, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kathy Bates and Harry Connick Jr.
Special Features include Music video - Same Mistake, Additional Scenes, an interview with the Novel Author Cecelia Ahern and more.
Length - 120 minutes
This a great romance with an amzing cast who make it a film you could watch over and over again.
An all star cast including Katherine Heigl (Greys Anatomy), Ed Burns (The Holiday, She's The One) and James Marsden ( Enchanted and X-Men) 27 dresses is a must see for everyone who enjoys a great romance with a great story line.
The basic plot is Jane (Heigl) is always the bridesmaid and never the bride she's always dreamed of being. Secretly in love with her boss she dreams that one day she'll have the white wedding she's celebrated so many times with her friends. Then her boss meets her sister and before she knows it she's helping plan their wedding. Throw into the mix a handsome, dark stranger, and before there you have a great, heart warming story of a girl who's only wish is to meet the man of her dreams and walk down the isle in the dress she's always dreamt of wearing.
Rated 12 this film is great for a girls night in with a bottle of wine. It contains moderate sex references and language and a must see for all.
I originally saw this film at the cinema just after it was released and couldn't wait to add it to my DVD collection.
Juno was released in 2008 was directed by Jason Reitman (recently directed Up In The Air), written by Diablo Cody and starring Ellen Page (X-Men), Michael Cera (Superbad), Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, JK Simmons and Allison Janney.
This is a story and a teenage girl who falls pregnant, but after not been able to go through with a termination decides she has to find the perfect parents for her unborn child. After finding an add in a newspaper she comes across a wealthy couple eager for a child and decides they are the ones.
The film explores the emotions of teenage pregnancy and is a wonderful, funny, must see film. It is rated 15 and contains strong language and moderate references to sex. At 92 minutes it is the perfect film for a night in with the family or a takeaway.
Starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman in the leading roles Australia is a great film, directed by Baz Luhrmann who previously brought us Romeo & Juliet and Moulin Rouge. It seems even more authentic having two Australian actors in the leading roles. One of which won her Best Actress Academy Award in 2005 for her role in The Hours.
This is an epic adventure which covers everything from love, passion and war not only telling an unfortable story but also showing you Australia as you've never seen it before. From start to finish it is an engrossing film that will keep you hooked as you see the character unfold and an amazing love develop.
However there is one down side and that is the length. At 158 minutes long it's definately a numb bum film. But as you grow to love the story and charators it seems to fly by.
The film carries a 12 rating and contains use of strong language, and has a moderate use of war and violency.
Special features are minimal but do include a couple of deleted scenes.
Overall this is a film that will have you journey through all your emotions, and leave you wanting more.
I'm not one for computer games, In fact I can safely say I haven't really had much interest in this sort of thing since I was at least 12. Then Farmville came along. And with it came an addiction.
Plow land, plant crops, harvest crops!!! It's quite simple. Add a few animals to the equation and it's like having the perfect virtual farm where you don't have to get your hand dirty.
As well as harvesting crops and collecting from produce from your animals you can harvest numerous trees. There are awards to earn and collections to complete. The whole time you are working for XP - XP points = level up, at the beginning these all work towards different crops to plants and new buildings to buy. Then at a certain point you do find everything is unlocked and available to you. For extra points you can help neighbours on their farms and everytime you a building you get points, they all add up quicker than you think.
It's a very simple game but very enjoyable and very addictive.
After months of curiosity I finally decided to see what all the fuss was about. Before watching the film I decided "read the books" From the 1st page to the last I couldn't put it down and all my questions about why people had gone crazy for this film became obvious. The film is great and after falling in love with the book I wasn't disappointed. The characters are exactly as I had pictured from the book.
Robert Pattinson as Edward is definately a perk and Kristen Stewart portrays Bella perfectly as the nervous, shy, clutsy person she is meant to be. From the beginning the intensity of Edward comes across and to see him soften as protects and gets to know Bella is performed perfectly.
As with the book the film ticks all the boxes. I love both books and films and have never come across a film adaptation that comes anywhere close to the book. In this case however the makers have found a cast that can do it justice and they have created a near perfect movie that shows exactly what the author Stephenie Meyer gave us originally.
After curiosity got the better of me with Twilight I was hooked. The Vampire Diaries started. Initially I thought rip off of Twilight but this programme has again got me hooked. I'm reading the books along side watching the TV series and have to admit that yet again I'm hooked. Don't get me wrong Twilight will always win hands down but seen as there are no more Twilight books and the 3rd film is still a little way away so the Vampire diaries will keep me going for now. The characters are a little different from the book. Elena in the book is the popular cheer leading blond whereas in the TV series she's as far from that as she could possibly be. Damon and Stefan are exactly as I imagined from the book. It's definately a series I stick with and all been well they'll decide to carry on with the story to the end of the 4th book. OVERALL NOT TWILIGHT, NO EDWARD CULLEN TO SWOON OVER BUT STEFAN AND DAMON ARE PERFECT SUBSTITUTES.