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A couple of years ago the only thing I used Argos for was the free catalogue which I carried around other shops as a price guide. Argos used to be the shop I avoided. I hated queuing for the attention of the one hard pressed member of staff who was working the till, only to find out the item I wanted was out of stock. Now you can phone up and reserve an in stock item before leaving home, or inside the shop you can punch the item number into a terminal and find out if they've got it before queuing, BRILLIANT.
I made the mistake of buying a suite from Courts . It cost over a grand in the sale so I thought it ought to be reasonable quality, but!! It creaked every time you moved ,one of those noises you make happen again so everyone knows it was the settee and not you . Courts sent a man to fix it and he found a cross strut had warped badly, he nailed a bit of wood to it as a temporary repair and promised to return with some proper bits from the manufacturer . After a year and several more visits it still wasn't fixed, in fact it was worse and the settee unusable. During the year I made lots of phone calls but only got to speak to the manager twice,apparently he has a lot of holidays. When he eventually agreed to put things right I stupidly let him talk me into picking another suite of the same value. In six months the cushions are out of shape and two of the wheels have fell off. Poor quality, poor after sales service (a year waiting to use an unsafe settee)and as I have absolutely no taste or style I have to say I hear they have none either.
Wickes is a store that does that little bit extra to get your cash. They supply free leaflets to help you complete your project. Say you are installing central heating pick up the appropriate leaflet and it tells you:- How to calculate the size and amount of radiators. The fittings required. The tools required. Give tips on how to do the job and by a strange coincidence they sell all the stuff they recommend. If you've got a job your not sure of wander into wickes and pick up all their leaflets and read up before you buy anything.
The studios are a short drive from Orlando and are well signposted. When you enter the Toll Plaza ask for a disabled-parking pass then follow the signs for the disabled parking area. Once inside the studios you are made to feel welcome by the staff and are not treated as a "fire hazard". There are a few rides you cannot get on because of the design, but the majority are accessible. When you approach the long queue waiting to get on a ride an attendant appears from nowhere and takes you and your party to a disabled entrance you are then assisted onto the ride and your chair secured. It's an easy place to wheel around, there are plenty of disabled toilets, and because you don't do a lot of queuing you and your party get more time for more rides.
It's easy with a wheelchair if you let them know. The long stay car park is a bus ride away from the terminal. To avoid the difficulties of transferring to a bus prior arrangements can be made to park in the short term car park for the same price as the long term car park .The terminal building is then a short easy walk/wheel away, and once inside the building there was nowhere that we needed to go to that was inaccessible. On both the outbound and inbound journeys staff helped us to get to the right place at the right time making the whole experience easier for us than the able-bodied passengers.
I was camping by the Med in a small place called Marsellian Plage and decided to walk along the beach to the nearby town of Agde. I passed a sign on the beach that said clothes need not be worn, now I am not a gynaecologist but I don't mind looking into these things. So I proceeded with my clothes on onto this beach full of naked people then sat down took my clothes of and waited to see what developed. Nothing, being naked in the middle of a lot of naked people seemed natural the people walking by with clothes on were the odd ones out. Stroll along the nudist beach to the town and you find the whole community in the nude shopkeepers, shoppers, people driving cars, people filling up cars in a garage etc., and you aint seen nuttin 'til you've seen a 60 year old 20 stone woman riding a bike in the nude. Nude supermarket shopping posed me a problem. Have you ever noticed how many times you have to bend down to get something off a shelf? and the wife stil wont let me talk about the embarrassing incident when the young lady in front of me tried to get a packet of frozen peas from the bottom of the chest freezer. I'm not converted to naturism but I'm glad I had a go, it was quite a liberating experience.
I watched it once then a second time to make sure. What a complete and utter waste of time.It's an insult to even my limited intelligence. They're all the type of people I avoid standing next to in a pub. Show offs who are aware they are being watched and acting up accordingly. There is also a flaw in the choosing of those to be evicted. The public have a say, but the public only see (on T.V) what the programme makers want them to see. This means that the public choice is probably manipulated by Big Brother showing the bad side of one and not of another.
We have an expensive plug in hammer drill, and a cheap £25 Power Devil cordless drill/driver. Yes the cheap one is the one that gets used most. It came in a case with a selection of drill bits and a couple of screwdriver bits. Keep it charged up and when you need to use a drill or drive a screw you pick it up and use it instantly, no need for extension cables through a circuit breaker to the nearest socket. It will easily handle a wide range of SMALL jobs and small jobs are what I mostly do. For anything heavy you can't beat the more powerful plug in drills but I wouldn't be without my cheap cordless.
I did it...... eventually. I was smoking from the age of 12 to 44. I tried every thing from hypnotism to patches, and one worked but only indirectly. Patches. I bought the patches and wore the first one and of course carried on smoking. Then I realised that the cost of giving up was getting out of hand so I didn't wear the patch and decided to give up without making all these pill and potion sellers any richer. Every day I didn't smoke I told myself It was doing me good and I was scoring a hit on the wallet of the patch makers. I haven't smoked for 7 years now and it was thanks to will power . One problem. Now I've got to work on not making the Slimfast seller any richer.
My vacuum was a Vax which although a pig to use did a seriously good job of sucking up the dirt. I'd empty the bag and see finer particles of dust that my previous cleaner had missed. When the vax conked out there was no way I was getting an ordinary cleaner to replace it . The Dyson seemed the one to buy so I bought the DC03. It is a good British machine that out sucks my old Vax but it has it's faults. It's easy to empty but hard not to end up covered in the previously mentioned fine dust. It doesn't clean right up to the edge. A not too cheap filter has to be changed once a year. There are a lot of models and I'm not sure that the more expensive is the best. I'm not sure it's a good idea to be able to see the dirt in the cylinder. During a sheet change I hoovered the bed and seeing the debris that came out of it made me itch for ages.
Apparently about one in four of us take Cod Liver Oil every day. I take high strength Norwegian oil capsules,the most important thing they contain is Omega 3 fatty acids, the most important two of these being EPA and DHA, when comparing prices compare the amounts of these in the capsules. These are the ingredients that help maintain a healthy heart , circulation and brain function and must be written on the label. They also contain vitamins A and D for maintaining healthy joints hair and skin. Being follicle challenged I'm not sure about the hair bit, however I have got some really snazzy glossy eyebrows.
The Toilet Duck unit with the little bottle of liquid that you hang on the rim of the bog,smells nice and appears to do its job quit well. But It only lasts for a couple of weeks in our house,and refills aint cheap. As I do some of my best thinking on the bog it occurred to me that instead of buying a refill why don't I refill it with Toilet duck bleach out of the bottle. It's easy, and you have to get your hands in there and take it apart to put a refill on anyway, so save a quid or two and refill it yourself.[don't hold it over the carpet.] It's not quit the same but it does release a measured amount of germ killing bleach every time you flush which I suppose was the original idea.
The small squeegee is like a windscreen wiper for house windows. The window cleaners nearly all use a squeegee and it's only a cheap tool to buy, a couple of quid will get you a reasonable one. You just wash your window with water [soapy or not] then squeegee it dry. It's easier quicker and cheaper than a spray and cloth. A large window can be done in 2 minutes and if you do it right it doesn't leave streaks. If you don't mind a little bit of water on your window sill it works just as well inside the house.
I have just broken my second Black and Decker cordless screwdriver. Compared to a humble screwdriver it's a complicated tool. The more bits and pieces in it the more to go wrong. They are great time and effort savers when they are fully charged up and working,especially when doing a large job like fitting a new kitchen, but how many times do you fit a new kitchen? I do more small jobs like fitting a plug or putting up a shelf, a simple screwdriver will do most jobs easily. I don't want a new cordless that only lasts a couple of years, for the same price I can get couple of really good quality ordinary screwdrivers that will last me a lifetime.
I've been checking out prices of vitamins and minerals in one or two different shops. It seems a lot of money to buy something that is normally present in our diet. Unfortunately I was dragged up taking vitamins and am sort of superstitious about them, you know, if I stop taking them will my ears turn green and fall off? Anyway Healthspan in Guernsey are the cheapest I've found ,they are tax free as well. They will send you a catalogue then you can compare prices before you buy. They have a web sight www.Healthspan .co.uk/