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I took a gamble really when I bought these push-up handles because as much as I love to exercise and stay fit they was something that I had never used before but when you think about what the benefits are whilst doing your push-ups and also the fact that they only cost around ten pounds these days they was something I needed/wanted to add to my gym collection. I bought mine from Argos for a fiver about eight years ago and they are still doing a fantastic job although I have needed to add some black tape around the black foam handle as the wear and tear was starting to rub away the foam on the handle. The handles on the two press-up bars are covered in a nice black comfortable foam that you grip whilst doing the exercises so that you do not feel any dis-comfort whilst holding the handle. They are very solidly built as you can imagine and will take the weight of a big bloke considering they only cost a me fiver at the time. They are absolutely outstanding value for money if you are into keeping fit and I would highly recommend you took a punt on these if you want toned and stronger arms, shoulders and chest. They also tone your stomach because of the higher position that you are at when you perform the exercise, so when you get down low on your press-ups it will be hard but you will feel good and look in shape with some regular hard work.
Ah yes, the good ol' Wispa. Now this is a bar of chocolate that reminds me of my school days in the eighties. It's made by Cadburys and was on the shelves nationally in 1983 but the product was taken off the shelf in 2003 but in 2008 it was finally brought back on sale for good after a short limited time trial. On paper the Wispa can or even might sound a tad boring because at the end of the day all the bar is made of is just chocolate. Now I know that is the whole point of a chocolate bar but with so many to choose from on the shelves these days it is easy to wonder why the Wispa bar is still such a favourite with so many folk of all ages. Well the reason is simple - it's because the taste and texture of the chocolate just melts in your mouth. That is the reason it can hold its' own again Mars bars and Snickers etc.
The film Essex Boys came as a big disappointment for me, the reason for that is that I read the book first and compared to the book the film is not very good at all, so read the book after you've watched the film for the true story. The story for the film is based around true life events in Essex in 1995 where three men were shot and killed in a Range Rover in a country lane. The three men killed were called Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe and it was reported they were lured to their death whilst waiting for a big drug deal. The cast in this British film to name a few are Sean Bean, Alex Kingston, Larry Lamb and Billy Murray. I guess the film on its' own is ok for a film fix but like I say, the book is a lot better in my opinion.
This is my fourth Jamie Oliver cook book. I also have Jamie at Home, Jamie's Kitchen and The Return of the Naked Chef, all of which are also great cook books I must add. So, I had seen the show on television and decided to get the book to add to all my other cook books that I seem to collect without realising. The book is based around meals that you can cook in thirty minutes but it has caused a few complaints from folk who have bought the book because they say it is too much to do in half an hour but with some preperation it can be done. The book has a selection of meals starting from starters - mains - deserts and drinks. I would say that you do need to have a little bit of cooking experience to manage to finish all of his meals in thirty minutes but it can be done. It certainly isn't my favourite book of his but it is still worth buying because of the fantastic recipes in it even if it does/can take a little longer than thirty minutes.
If you like to watch movies that have an interesting twist in the story then this film may be of interest to you. It's a re-make of the original movie that first came out in the seventies. It was considered too graphic and banned from some countrys. I first got the chance to get my hands on a copy of the original in the mid-eighties and it has always stayed in my mind, so when the re-make was made it was a certainty that I was going to get a copy. The movie itself is based around a woman who is raped by a gang of men and she eventually gets her own back in very a vicious series of attacks on the men shortly after. This film is definately worth a watch and so too is the original. This really is a good film to watch as well as the seventies version too.