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      22.01.2010 00:51
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      youll soon realise it smore trouble in the long run

      I bought one of these 'must have' accessories for my first son. Branded Tommee Tippee, and lemon yellow in colour, I proudly marched home with it under my arm after purchasing in a sale. I was so excited, the reviews on this almost made it seem like they found it a pleasure to change your little one. All I had to do now was wait for the big day then I could put this contraption to work. I loaded the cassette in (this is what they call the spool that holds the plastic the nappy gets wrapped in) which was easy enough, just pull some plasticout, fold it over and drop the cassette into the machine! The mechanism is a simple one. It consists of plastic fingers inside that position the nappy as its being wrapped, above this is a 'hole' you push the nappy through and then at the top is a lid with a grip on that you turn one youve pushed the nappy into position and turned the rim of the cassette a few times. By turning the closed lid then you are cutting the adjoining plastic from the cassette so you can empty the bin (think of sausages and you wont be far wrong). This seemed such an amazing idea. The only negative thing i would say at this point would be that you have to buy different cassettes for different age groups of nappies. I never understood this as ive never seen it on nappy sacks... Anyway, the big day came and me and breastfed baby returned home after a few days due to me having an emergancy c-section. This made the thought of a nappy wrapper even more appealing, as instead of having to take each nappy outside to the bin individually, i could simply use the wrapper and empty when necessary...or so i thought. In the beginning all was fine. As most of us know, breastfed babies nappies rarely smell foul, so the nappy wrapper served well. Then I had a double whammy that would prove too much for the fate of the poor nappy wrapper standing in the corner...my son had to be moved to bottle feeding due to medical reasons, and i had to buy my second pack of nappies after running out of prebought supplies. I didnt realise that a cassette will only last for approx 1 pack of newborn nappies, and at a tenner a pop this starts getting serious for the everday person. A newborn baby will use a pack of 40 nappies in about 5 days maybe a day or two more. So lets say for ease of example your baby is very good and goes through about 1 pack a week, at £4 a pack, thats 4 packs a month, so £16 on nappies alone, the add the price of the cassette refils for the nappy wrapper on top...frightening isnt it? £56 a month! Thats two weeks shopping for my family of 4! But lets just assume youre wealthy, and money is no object (then youd probably pay someone to change your baby for you, i know but lets pretend that you wouldnt) so you buy your cassettes, start using your nappy wrapper, and after a few hours you notice a smell. This is a smell youre not familiar with, and so will bother you until you find its source. Look no further than the nappy wrapper. The smell of nappy sacks is intese and can be overpowering, because it needs to be. The smell that comes from the nappy wrapper of dirty nappies is not disgusting, but enough for you to notice, and so i ask whats the point in using a nappy wrapper? if you have to empty it that often, why not just take every nappy to the bin individually? Kind of defeats the object dont you think? Unfortunatly these have a somewhat trendy image, especially with new mums, however you will find you buy one, use it for a few weeks, then you will realise its actually not saving you any money and is quite expensive, it will go in a cupboard somewhere and not see the light of day again. Then one day, when doing your house clearence for ebay, youll find it and think ''someone somewhere will pay for this, its like new!'' so you research ebay and other advertising sites to see how much they are going for. You will then realise that every other first time mum has fallen into the same trap and is too trying to get rid of theirs, therefore the market is flooded and they are selling for pennies. Spend your money on something nice for yourself, and stick to the nappy sacks! You wont regret it!

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      18.01.2010 03:10

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      A sound choice of body spray

      I have been using this body spray for a while now, not because of the smell, or the shiny red can, or my school days, but because its the cheapest non supermarket own brand body spray that I can buy! It dos smell nice, but the smell doesnt last long, but for the price who can complain? Nowhere near as alluring as some of the impulse sprays, but they change their range so often you cant stick with one you like! With Charlie, you know what youre getting (lets face it, you would have had to have been living underground for the last 10 years not to have met someone who has worn this at some point), its cheap and you dont feel guilty for drowning yourself in it. The smell isnt overpowering, and its a good spray for anytime of day or night. If you want anymore than that then you could buy the perfume, but for a spray that you can throw in your bag and use anytime for day or night, regardless of occassion then this body spray is a good bet!

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      18.01.2010 02:01

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      Only for people with a great deal of patience, and dont buy the ray gun to accompany it!

      I bought this for my Toy Story mad son for christmas. He unwrapped it, squealed with delight, dived over to the Wii, and loaded the game up. This is where the fun ended! This game is marketed at familys, including children however the instructions are repetative, and complicated! The games are very similar and gets boring quite quickly. My son was unable to complete even a single round successfully! We bought the toy story ray gun also for the game, only to find half the mini games you cant use it for! My son was so disappointed, as were we. We were hoping for a good family game that we could all enjoy together (a-la every advert you see on the tv for the Wii), unfortunatly with screen after screen of instructions, and repetative games it just becomes a tiring waste of shelf space! This game is no contender for Mario Kart!

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    • Alfa Romeo 147 / Car / 8 Readings / 6 Ratings
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      18.01.2010 01:52
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      If you have money to burn, this is the car for you, otherwise avoid!

      I have always loved Alfas, and decided to take the plunge and get myself one just over 18 months ago. I paid 3k for a y reg 5 door 147 2.0 lusso with full service history. The plus points are that this car is a really nice drive, everything feels of good quality, and is within easy reach. This car is packed full of gadgets, such as cruise control, heated leather seats, speed limiter, dash light dimmer, alloys, electric mirrors, dual airbags, dual climate control and i could go on! The negatives are that they have a lot of common faults. I wasnt worried so much about the well known electrical problems, but when things start going wrong with these cars, the list just keeps going! First a well known issue of the motor control failure warning light (sounds serious hey?) and was quoted varying prices to have this repaired, from £50 for a new exhaust sensor, through to over 500 for a new ecu! Im a member of the Alfa Romeo owners club, and quicly found out that even main dealers have major problems in correctly diagnosing what the cause of the fault is, as it could be down to several things. Next the driver airbag warning light came on, i had this tested, the airbag is fine, but theres a problem with the sensor (yet another electrical fault i hear you cry!) £30 to have this reset, came back on within a matter of weeks! Next, a rather unexpected pothole finds itself under my wheels, the car bottoms out, and the undertray of the car breaks. I had to pull this off on the side of the road, as it was dragging on the floor, which then revealed a damaged sump (yet another common problem with this car) Now the 147's are known for being heavy oil guzzlers, approx 1ml per mile! The cracked sump didnt help this situation, another 100 quid gone on my pride and joy! The latest issue is I now have no 4th gear, again another common fault. Apparently the swarf builds up in the gearbox easily, and every now and then you have to take apart the whole wheel arch, to access the gearbox, remove the housing and clean it out. This has been the last straw, and my dream car is now sitting in the drive waiting for me to decide the most economical way of disposing of her!

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      • Acer Aspire 6930G / Laptop / 9 Readings / 6 Ratings
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        18.01.2010 01:29
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        Excellent Budget Laptop

        I had an Acer laptop prior to this and I have always found them to be excellent value for money. I find them reliable, and up to half the price of similar spec laptops of premium brands. I had this laptop free on contract, it was the best spec in the shop and it hasn't disappointed me yet! The screen is lovely and clear, even for hd films i was impressed. The keyboard feels sure when pressing, and of high quality, with all the keys being well placed, making it easy to type. The sound is crisp, perfect for listening to music. Its more than capable of dealing with several tasks at the same time too, making light work of browsing the internet, listening to music, downloading and running several programmes in the background. I love the fact that its also got an inbuilt sd card reader too, very convienient! The only downsides are the shiny finish marks easily, the battery life could be better (currently the best ive had is just over an hour) and the charger socket on the laptop is prone to damage easily.

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      • Blackberry Curve 8900 / Smartphone / 6 Readings / 4 Ratings
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        18.01.2010 01:07
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        This is a phone to be proud of without being overstated, a fantastic handset

        Ive had this phone for about six months now, after buying one for my husband for his birthday, and me not being able to put it down! Once you get used to the querty keyboard, and the menu interface your well on your way to enjoying one of the best phones available on the market at the moment. The camera may only be 3.2 mp but it produces pictures that will rival most mainstream digital cameras. The screen is crisp and clear, giving a lovely spectrum of vibrant colours. The battery lasts for a day and a half easily on heavy use, and ive had the best part of 3 days use out of the battery on light use. It charges quickly too. Its very feature rich without being over complicated. The usual additions such as blackberry email, blackberry messanger, web etc, but also the ability to completly customise the details such as font size and all ringtones makes the blackberry phones stand out. I have heard suggestions of the trackball failing on the 8900 series, however i havent personally known anyone whos had these issues. From moving from a 3g phone to a 2g only phone, and someone who relies on the browser heavily for day to day usage, i was shocked to find that I did not miss the 3g function. The blackberries have inbuilt wifi, so if you really do have a poor signal you can connect it to a router, but ive never found browsing speed to be an issue. This handset fits nicely in the palm of your hand and is a world apart from previous bulky models, feeling like a cool and sophisticated handset, I would definitly recommend.

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