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So it came time to buy a new car. Now im a very typical girl i dont know a lot about cars but as long as it goes, looks pretty and dosnt get riddiculed by my male petrol head mates im happy.
My previous car was a BMW 3 series which i loved with all the bells and whistles but it was a W reg (this is back in 2009) petrol and because it was a coupe with really heavy doors was as heavy as hell (terrible for fuel consumption).
So new car shopping i went. After an unsuccessfull look round the dealership i decided to look at mercedes. To cut this part of the story short i came home with a 2006 C220 diesel coup.
I have had the car over 3 years now and i wouldnt swap it for the world. I frequently drive Manchester to London which is a good 500 mile round trip and can do this on a sinhle tank of fuel. It may be a diesel but the engin is so quiet and not noticably slugglsih on the pick up at all. Maintenance wise i have had no problems i do service it frequently and the merc parts are on the expensive side but once installed they just dont seem to go wrong at all.
So how does it compare to other cars? Well lighter than the BMW and feels smaller to drive (maybe not what the boys want to hear). Great as a runaround but also comfy for distance and plenty of gadgets.
A good investment for price (i paid around 11000 for mine in 2009) and deffinatly a robust quality car. Try it if you are looking for a dieael car that feels like a peteol you wont be dissapointed.
PLEASE IGNORE REVIEW. (need to remove this as wrong book in series reviewed but not sure how)
So after reading guilty pleasures i was hooked! Couldnt wait for the next book and The lunatic cafe did not dissapoint! It has all the right ingredients a smart mouthed heroine, not one but tow hunky supernatural guys, a bitchy (literaly) baddy, murder, ride to the rescue scenario and a good smattering of tittilation (ok sexie bits).
I couldnt put the book down! The research into noth only mythology and zoology but also into policing methods and mentalitles continues to be obvious in this book as it was in the previous books.
The baddie Rina really is truley evil but some how quite likable. As for Richard and Jean-Claude this also sets the scean for how this triangle will grow in future books.
Lots of new charecters well introduced and sets the scene for the next book wonderfully.
Deffinatly a book to read if you enjoued the previous books in the series
As an avid Anita Blake fan i couldnt wait to get my hands on this book. It has all the usuall kick ass edge and tittilation that has become synomonous with this series and ill always be a fan just for this element.
However im not sure why but this book lleft me just a little flat. It seems to spend more time covering Anitas complex love life (wich seems to add a new man in every book and woman now) than actualy following a strong plot which was always a strong point in the previous books. And where efort has been made to develop charecters such as Edward etc this is overshaddowed by Anitas love life.
I am and always will be a fan of Laurell K Hamiltons books especialy this series and if your looking for a sexier more kick ass attitde version of buffey this series is deffinatly it but after reading bullet i also feel that this book is great for a thrill but missing the Laurrel magic that is in the others........less sex more sustance please.
Still worh a read though :-)
So summer is here and the smell of bbq clings to the air. My boyfriend (who thinks he is lGordon Ramsey) decides he wants to do bbq food. Now bbq is somthing i can take or leave so my response is great lets grab a disposable one from asda (also thinking quick to clear up and unlikley to get me in trouble with my landlord having it on my balcony). You cant do that says the boy it has to be a gas bbq and off he goes researching gas bbqs.
Some hours later i find myself being dragged round the local B&Q looking at bbqs in the range of GPD 300!!!. I think boy has mistaken bbq for his need of a cranial labotomy and swiftly march him out protesting and developing a sulk.
A calming coffee and chat with boy an hour later i manage to persuade him that we do not need a supper delux peice of gastromic outdoor gadgetary and persuade him into my local argos (we may aswell its only nexrdoor ;-)). And so we start flicking through the catalog (him from the expensive end me from the cheap). And arrive at the kettle bbq.
Its small so can be packed away in a corner and dosnt take up the entire balcony (why cook food outside if you have to eat it inside due to no room on the balcony). It has a cover that hel cook food but also mainly stopps rain when not in use and handles that can be used to hang tongs etc from. And wheels and the best thing? It is along way away from the 300 quid my boy was looking at!
Once home it was easy to assemble and you know what the food cooked quick and tasted exactly like....bbq :-) great buy