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We adopted an 8 month old male cat from the local RSPCA, and they put in his notes that he was fed 20g of Go-Cat Adult twice per day. I must admit I fed my other cat, who I have had for 11 years on wet food, with a few crunchies on top, and was hoping to convert our new cat, Norman, to the same as I didn't think he would want to stay on dry food once he got a look at what else was on offer, but Norman absolutely loves Go-Cat! He is a very timid cat, but I only have to shake the box and he comes running like his pants are on fire :) I bought the product on a deal, 2 for £4, which is very economical, as it will last for ages. Even my older cat, who normally doesn't like dry food, started to nick Norman's food and I think he likes it too! I'm really pleased about this, as dry food is better for them, especially for their teeth. I had tried to swap Norman over to the store brand crunchies, but he could tell the difference straight away and strated to pinch my other cat's wet food instead. However, once I put the Go-Cat down, he was straight back to eating his own meals. I can't say what it tastes like, as I don't really have the desire to try it myself :) but I can assure you it must be really yummy for my cats to act they way they do! There are a few different flavours too, which is good as you can give your cat some variety.
I have been eating Heinz baked beans on toast since I was a kid, and thirty years on I'm still enjoying them! I have tried other cheaper brands, including supermarket's own brand and Branstons, but nothing comes close to the perfect flavour of Heinz. I think they have a bit more sugar in them than other beans, and the sauce they are in is thicker than the rest. I think they are good value for money, especially the ones that come in packs of four. I love the fact they come in different size tins, and the small tins are perfect if you are just wanting one round of baked beans on toast. I use the bigger ones (like the ones in the picture) when I want to serve 2-3 people. They are a perfect addition to a cooked breakfast! They keep well in the fridge if you don't use them all at once, but only for about 2 days. But, don't forget, they do handy fridge packs which will keep them fresher for longer. Try teaming them up with cheese them in jacket potatoes too!
I have stayed at a fair few Premier Inn hotels all over the country, usually just for one or two nights. They are well located for access to city and town centres, and normally have their own free parking available (although some hotels, like the ones in parts of London) have a car park close by, but you have to pay. The rooms are very simple, but effective, with all of the amenities that you need - tea/coffee/biscuits, telly, hairdryer, etc. Decor is again quite basic but you are not going to spend hours and hours in the room, so it doesn't really matter what is on the walls! Never found any of them that were dirty - always clean and well turned out. Very friendly staff who are always willing to help (and I am always wanting extra pillows and tea!!) Everything has always been in good working order as well, no problems with remote controls or heating. They have sales on from time to time, which, if you register on their website, you will get an email to tell you when they are coming up. Rooms usually start from £29 a night, which is a bargain for two people staying overnight! There is usually a breakfast option which is extra, but that can be pricey at about £7 per person. Although, we have found that they are normally next to a McDonalds or something similar, so we tend to have our breakfast there.
I always book our rooms through the Travelodge website, as it is easy to navigate around and very quick. If you know where you are going, just type in the town on the search box on the home page, and enter the dates you want to stay and it will come up with options to suit. You can also tick a box to say you want to be shown rates for disabled rooms as well. Pick how many rooms you want, and then enter how many adults and children are staying in each room. You often find that staying right in the centre of a town or city is more expensive than staying just outside of it, so we tend to pick the hotels that are within 5 miles of the main town area and get a bus or taxi in if we don't want to drive. You get a chance to review what you are booking before you pay (and payment will be taken at the point of booking, not when you actually arrive), but there is an option for room cancellation insurance. I have not yet used this (it is only £1.50 though) so I cannot say whether it is worth it or not. Also, you can register as a customer on the website, which means you get emails to tell you when the big sales are coming up - we have just managed to book a weekend away to Bath and Glastonbury (one night in each place) for £24.00 total!!! They are really wicked sales, but get in there quickly as they usually start at 6am and by 8am you will find most of them have been booked up! We pay by debit card, which doesn't incur a charge, but there is a small handling fee for credit cards. You will also get a confirmation email sent to you, which I usually print off and take with me, but as long as you have your confirmation number written down that is all they need (and in the past I have just rocked up and given my name and that was enough too).
I bought this product after having an intensive facial consultation at a local salon. The beautician said that I had dehydrated skin, which surprised me because I had been using a leading moisturiser for ages! After a few months of using it, I went back to the salon and the beautician said that my skin looked much better - it was not dehydrated anymore, and the red, blotches I used to have on my chin had disappeared. Not a blackhead to speak of either! I think the other moisturiser, because it was quite a thick cream, was blocking my pores. This product is a very thing cream and is absorbed into your skin very quickly. I am able to put on my makeup within a minute, which usually is just loose powder. I don't need to use any foundation, as the combination of the cream and the powder gives a perfect finish. As for price, watch out for deals in Superdrug, as I have got 2 for £4 before now, but at full price it will be £5 a bottle. However, because it is thin and you only need a blob about the size of a 20p piece each time you apply it, it does last a long time (one bottle for me lasts a couple of months, and I use it in the morning and at night). It has a very neutral smell too, not to perfumed or overpowering.
We bought this tunnel for our newly acquired RSPCA cat, who is 8 months old. He was really, really timid when we got him, as he had been abandoned in a rented house when the tenants left. Within 3 days of being in our house, hiding under sofas etc, he ventured into the tunnel and spent hours running in and out of it, sticking his head out of the holes and completely tired himself out! It was so nice to see, as the home visit person had said not to bother buying toys for him, as they won't use them - I'm afraid that wasn't the case with our cat. He loves the crinkly sound it makes when he runs through it, and it is really hard wearing - he chew and claws at the material and it has not come apart at all. It folds up easily for storage as well. Easily transportable - we keep moving it around the house to encourage him to venture into other rooms and it doesn't take him long to figure out where it is. Our older cat, who is not normally a playful type also likes to sit in it and pounce on the younger one, which is really funny!
A true classic by Elizabeth Noble - again! I love all of her books, and I particularly remember this one, due to it's clever use of the letters in the alphabet. I have started to do some writing myself, and find it really hard sometimes to come up with ideas, but I thought this was very cleverly written. Tom and Natalie constantly play hard to get with each other, trying to trump what the other one's letter is about. Some of the letters were predicatable, others did take me by surprise, but that makes a really good plot and a book that is a real page turner. It's very easy reading, which is good as you can't wait to see what happens next. The characters are veyr well developed (the main ones, Tom and Natalie, especially) and even though you can pretty much guess they get together in the end, I loved reading all the stuff they went through before they make the final plunge. A true "girly" chic-lit, but I love those, and there are plenty of other women who do to! Keep it coming, Elizabeth!
I have been using these contact lenses for the last 2 years, after being told that I would really struggle to find any that would "fit" my eyes. My eyes are quite round and larger than normal, nothing wrong with them, that is just the way they are. But, the optometrist told me that I would always feel the edge of the contact lens all around my eyes because of their shape. This is not true about these! They are very easy to put in, and if I roll my eye around a bit with my eyes shut, I can't feel the lens at all. You must make sure you wash your hands before putting them in, as one little piece of dirt, grit or a bit of fluff will really aggravate your eye. I find that if you pull the skin down underneath your eye, look away and then place the lens on your eye itself, it will stick on it straight away. Make sure you have the lens the right way, as well - it should look like a deep bowl, not a saucer. You will know what I mean if you have looked at your contact lens both ways round. I have worn them for more than 8 hours at a time, and they didn't dry out on me ever. This is even when outside in the wind, and dancing around for hours in the nightclub! To take them out, again, look away from your hand, pull the skin down underneath your eye and then pinch the bottom bit of the lens and it should come out quite easily. I know this all sounds really graphic about how to do it, but it took me ages to learn! Because they are one day lenses, you don't have the faff of putting them in solution all the time. They come in individual packets (one lens per section), so you can easily count out how many you need if, say, you are going away for a long weekend, without having to take the whole box.
I started using this product about 2 years ago, as I was trying to find something that may build the enamel back up on my front teeth. It was pretty much gone, because I had drunk a lot of pepsi when I was younger, and I unless I found something that was over and above your normal toothpaste, I was always going to have stains on them. I tried smokers toothpaste, but that is quite harsh (according to my dentist) - so they told me try the Enamelcare. The bonus of it is it has also helped to easy some of my sensitive teeth! It's quite a thick white paste, so when you get down to a small amount in the tube, you really have to force it out (although I have heard of people cutting the one end (the one without the lid on) with scissors and getting to it that way - great way of saving money!). Very fresh taste to it, and it has a bit of an abrasive quality to it like the smokers' stuff, but it is kinder on your teeth. Arm & Hammer have always been a quality product, and this toothpaste is just another one of their brilliant ideas! Happy brushing!
Amazingly, even though this product is really cheap, what more do you need than salted peanuts mixed with butter??? We used this on our toast mainly, as that is our favourite snack, and even if are used to normal brands (like Skippy), it won't take you long to realise that this stuff is just as good, at a far lower price. It's very crunchy - lots of lovely peanuts in it, and really easy to spread. Good value for money too. And it comes in a glass jar, which means once you have scraped every last bit of it out and given it a wash, you can re-use it! Bonus! Give this product a go, it won't break the bank and you might just find that it does the job very nicely. If you are not totally impressed with it, then why not use it in desserts - like peanut butter squares? I have even been guilty of taking a teaspoon loaded up and eating it just by itself - just like every other brand, it's just as sticky, gooey and lovely, and the peanuts still get stuck in your teeth!
I bought this because I joined a local book club, and this was the first book on the list, so here are my thoughts (and I am sorry if I give the book away a bit, but hopefully you have already read it and want to see what others think?) - Enchanting and mysterious - not always sure you are being told the whole story - some paragraphs left you hanging a bit, leading you to assume what happened, and wondering whether you are right - I liked this, it added to the mystery! - You really had to keep an eye on the dates at the beginning of each chapter, they became very significant near the end - Author set the scene very well - it was easy to visualise the setting (the circus) - It was told in the third person - which I think suited the story well, it is a voyeuristic view, which seemed appropriate for a circus - I was not quite sure who "you" was in the one page chapters - not sure this really added much to the story - Reminded me a bit of the Harry Potter series - Scenes between Marco and Celia were very intense, well-written and showed the passion between them very well - It was not revealed at the beginning of the book what would happen to the loser of the challenge, but I guessed it very early on, perhaps the author could have concealed this better - It was not totally clear to me what the challenge was - was it that each player was to keep the circus going and to constantly add new attractions to try and trump the other? - What was the real significance of the book with the names in it? I think the author could have made more of this - I liked the change in attitude of Chandresh to the game when he finally realised how much Marco and Celia loved each other, it was very touching - I would have picked up this book myself in a shop as it has an interesting cover - I did like the ending - "you never know which side of the fence is a dream" - so was the whole book a dream?
I bought these straighteners about 6 months ago, and they are fantastic! You don't need to spend loads of money on getting GHD's, these are just the ticket. Easy to handle, they get really hot (so do be careful!). I find that a few strokes with them leaves my hair (which can be "fly-away") looking smooth and straight, and it lasts all day. No need to spray it either! I use V05 "Hot and Straight" spray (comes in a pink bottle) - just a few squirts, combed through - before I use the straighteners to protect my hair, as everyone knows using straighteners are the not the best thing for keeping your hair moisturised. I have tried other cheaper brands before, but they didn't quite do the job like the Remington ones do. They are also very lightweight, so it doesn't give you arm ache if you have a lot of hair to deal with - mine is just shoulder length, so it takes just a couple of minutes to get the style I want. Amazon sell these at a very competitive price, and if you are a Sainsburys customer don't forget to go through the nectar site to get points!
Hi I bought this washing maching about 12 years ago, and the only thing I have had to replace the door seal, about 1 year ago. I think the drum may be slightly out of line now, as it makes a bit of a rackent on the spin cycle, but it doesn't seem to affect the washing cycle at all. I love the fact it has different programs you can use for your normal wash, wool wash, synthetics, delicates etc. It also has different temperature settings within each wash category, with a setting for handwash only items (which I have used and it has never shrunk anything. You can get a decent amount of washing in it too. There is a rinse hold function, and also a function which lets you change the speed of the rinse cycle. If for some reason (which rarely happens) there is a problem with it getting stuck in a cycle, you can turn it round to number 7 and will instantly empty all of the water in the drum so you can open the door, put more detergent in and start again. It also has "intensive stains", short wash and high level water buttons which are very useful. As far as I can recall when I bought it, it only ever puts enough water in for the amount of clothes you have. Like most dishwashers, it is cold fill only. Very easy to install as well, no need for a plumber if you have a bit of DIY knowledge.
I originally bought this shower gel on a 2 for 1 deal in Sainsburys, but was really impressed with it. It foams up really well and smells beautiful - I've been to Japan, but not a Japanese spa, so I can't say whether it really smells like a Japanese spa, but I think most people would agree that its a very soothing smell. I use one of those shower scrunchie things (an exfoliating one) and that is probably the best thing to use with shower gel, as it does get really frothy and gives you a really luxurious feel. It's a creamy colour, very smooth (some of the Cussons shower gels have exfoliating bits in), and leaves your skin feeling really soft. Never had any skin reactions to it, but I don't normally get them anyway. Would be better if they came in a larger bottle, maybe they do, but I have only ever seen the smaller ones. I always buy Cussons shower gel when I fancy giving myself a treat!
I use this everyday on my hair, which, when it has been freshly washed, can be very "fly-away". It tames it right down, taking away any "fuzz". It lasts me for ages, even though I use a good spray of it every day. It doesn't leave any residue in your hair, and doesn't make it look as if your style is stuck on. You can brush it out if you haven't got your style quite right as well, and re-spray. Never had any funny reactions to it, and smells like something you would use in a salon (in fact, my hairdresser does use it on her clients!) Professional looking spray can, and although I had one problem with one I bought - the spray thingee didn't work very well, but Sainsburys replaced it for me - never any other issues. They also come in small travel size cans, but I found after a while they leaked. Doesn't dry out your hair, and works very well on straightened hair, again, allowing your style to move but not fall out.