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    • flybe.com / Internet Site / 6 Readings / 4 Ratings
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      12.06.2011 16:44

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      Overall good experience, typical budget airline

      I have travelled a few times with flybe, and have booked through their own website.
      It is a very basic process & very straight forward. The website outlines, the days/dates & times of flights, and obviously give you the chance to add on any luggage.
      My latest trip was flying to Glasgow. It was quite a small plane, with approximately 21 rows, carrying approximately 84 people. There were 2 cabin crew on board, and they were very helpful during the flight.
      Our return flight was less than half full, so were were talking to one of the cabin crew and it was so good to see she really enjoyed her job. She was chatting away, yet remained professional.
      We did notice that the plane generally looked worn, and wasn't very clean. I don't normally mind this on such a short flight, but if I had paid any more for the flights, I would have much rather chosen a different airline.
      Overall a pleasant experience with great cabin crew, and the pilot insured he kept us updated even though it was only a 25 minute flight.
      I would fly with flybe again, procvding there was discount on the flight prices.

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      12.06.2011 16:35
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      affordable & comfortable hotel.

      I have just returned from an overnight stay at this hotel in Glasgow. I had never been before, so I was aware it may have been a challenge to find! The one way system is very difficult to get your head around, especially if you have never been to this city before. Luckily when we picked up our hire car, we were given a map of the city centre. We also had to use the google maps app on our iphones.
      Anyway we were checking into the hotel late afternoon - just after 4 pm. I was aware there were limited parking spaces, but as we arrived at the hotel, there was a parking space right outside the main entrance.
      We parked up and went inside to check in, and to also see the hotel had any spaces left. Unfortunately the hotel's parking was full, so we had to leave the car on the street. This was frustrating, as we had to continue to feed the meter until 6pm, then go back out at 8am on Saturday morning to start feeding the meter again.
      Check in was very simple & straight forward, as I had paid in full when I booked the hotel online. I was given details for the breakfast, and also for the fitness centre (which we didn't get round to seeing.).
      The reception area is bright and very modern, as was the bar & restaurant. There is also free internet access on some computers in the reception.
      Our room was on the 4th floor, and the trip to our room was quote pleasant, although the lifts are very small - apparently they hold 8 people, but at one point there were 3 adults & one suitcase and it proved a little tight!
      Once we got to our room, we were rather surprised by the décor. The carpet appeared unclean, and everything was pretty basic - however the bathroom was fantastic- the shower heads were such a luxury! It was slightly strange that the toilet was separate - and it was also very cramped!
      The room was very basic, but considering we had paid £69 for 2 people to include breakfast, we weren't really surprised.
      We went to breakfast the next day, and there was a very good range of cooked foods, along with cereals, breads, yoghurts etc - typical continental breakfast items.
      Service was very friendly throughout our stay & I would recommend this hotel to friends on a budget.
      I more than likely would stay again, as it was central to the shopping centre, bars and restaurants, but I would not be willing to pay the hotels own advertised price.

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      19.12.2010 13:20
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      Definitely take a look at this place while your in vegas

      We were told this place was worth a look while we were in Vegas on holidays. The Bellagio is a fantastic looking place. It is clearly visible from the strip but the main entrance does sit back of the strip. We wandered round as usual past the casinos and shops to get to the conservatory.

      It just wasnt what I expected. I thought a lot of the flowers would be artificial but we were told theres nearly 4000 fresh plants. The displays are beautiful. As we were there in November it was still the autumn/fall theme. There were figures made from flowers & plants and a scarecrow. There was a walk way with streams of water flying overhead which was absolutely wonderful. If you have half an hour to spare make the effort to visit this place. The Bellagio in general is a very grand experience.

      An overall very colouful, intricate and amazing attraction...of course it helps that its free of charge!!

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        17.12.2010 18:29

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        must visit place!

        We recently spent a week in Las Vegas for the first time. A friend of mine had recommended we make a point of trying a shop called Forever 21. We found this inside the fashion show mall. As we were there in November, the daily temperature was a high of around 24 degrees - so it was bearable for shopping! It is a completely indoor mall, so the air conditioning was a great relief! There were so many store I couldn't believe it! We did indeed find the Forever 21 store, and had to make 2 more trips make to grab another few bargains!

        From the outside it is split over 2 floors. As far as I know it was only restaurants on the top floor. The mall itself has 2 floor. On the outside, there are separate steps which take you to some restaurants such as Maggianos- this place is also worth a visit.

        This mall in general is a shopaholic's dream! There are more than enough shops. Ideally you should spend a full day there - it does open from 10am. The shops we liked were Forever 21, Abercrombie & Fitch, and a few other shops that we just popped into.

        Plenty of restrooms, places to stop for coffee, ice cream or a bite to eat. If you go all the way to Las Vegas you really should spend some time in here. Whilst we were there, there was a live fashion show, where the catwalk rises up from beneath the ground floor!

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        17.12.2010 18:14

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        definitely worth a trip, if only to the bar to truly appreciate the views

        we spent a week in Las Vegas in November 2010. we had booked this restaurant approximately 4/5 weeks in advance, as e had been recommended to do so on various Las Vegas forums. my boyfriend proposed on the Saturday and we had the table booked for the Sunday evening so it turned out to be a special ocassion! i had read online that the dress code was business casual. i assumed this meant no jeans etc.

        once you head to the stratosphere, you soon realise that it is very close to the older end of the strip. it looks like the part of time where you wouldn't want to stay ir spend much time alone, or out late at night. we made our way through the hotel which was really nothing special at. eventually we found our way to the tower. we arrived approximately 30 minutes early so we took the pager and went to lounge 107 for drinks - this gave us an insight into the views, as it actually over looks the restaurant.

        once we were seated we soon realised that it certainly wasn't the business attire that we had expected. we were dressed to the nines whilst there were others who dressed very casually. anyways our waiter was superb. he was so attentive, we couldn't fault him at all. we had all expected very fine dining, with expensive menus and random food but it did disappoint slightly in this respect. tables were very well laid out, with plenty of space between our table and the next.

        service was first class - food maybe not. don't get me wrong the food was beautiful but i do think there is a huge hype round it, so we did feel a tad let down. i would most definitely go back, but perhaps for lunch, or simply to lounge 107 for drinks so it less expensive, as i generally do not feel it is worth the money.

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      • MGM Grand (USA) / Hotel International / 10 Readings / 7 Ratings
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        17.12.2010 16:09
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        all round great hotel, large rooms, friendly staff and plenty of places to eat & drink

        we spent 3 nights in this hotel early november 2010. first tip to vegas, and we thought the whole place was huge - mgm did not disappoint. there was a slight queue but we were served within 10minutes. the lobby area was fantastic so clean and spacious. our room was on the 16th floor, and as we had a celeb spa suite it was at the end of a rather long corridor. this didnt really bother us, but i can imagine if you were there for longer than 3 or 4 days it would become a nusiance!

        anyways we got to our room which was huge - 800 or 900 sq ft! fantastic views of the strip with the floor to ceiling windows along the length of the room. there is no point in trying to hide it but the hotel is a bit dated decor wise. you can see in some areas it needs a lick of paint, or carpets replaced. the entire place was spotless, but just wasnt the most modern hotel ive stayed in. the highlight for me was the bathroom! double shower cubicle, his and hers sinks, along with a huge jacuzzi bath. oh and plenty of toiletries which were replaced daily!

        we found the location to be great. we walked a lot so comfortable footwear is a must! we also used the 24 hour bus passes quite a lot, as we travelled far down the strip most days. this hotel is very convenient to the airport and the bus stops are very close. if you cant/dont like walking too far then perhaps this wouldnt be the best choice for you. there are plenty of bars, restaurants & attractions here too. m&m world and the coca cola store are very close - plus you have the new new york hotel just opposite (connected by bridges) plus their huge rollercoaster. would most definitely go back

        oh must also mention the lion habitat - free attraction - we didnt honestly pay too much attention as we arent really fans of wild animals being kept in glass boxes to entertain the public. and the last thing is the restaurants available - they have around 8 i think plus their buffet restaurant. and there is a food court which has the following: mcdonald hatch, doughnut & coffee place, starbucks, pizza by the slice and some noodle bar - these all seemed to be 24 hour.

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          09.02.2010 22:33
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          Defo recommend- best mousse fake tan there is available

          I never was a fan of self tanning unless it was being done at a professional beauty salon. I would have went for a St tropez spray tan but found this too dark for my normally fair and freckled complexion. I was then advised to try fake bake which I bought on eBay for a reduced price. Again I wasn't really satisfied. A colleague bought this to try as it was on offer and did seem to be an obvious 'copy cat' of St tropez.

          She found it a lot better for the bank balance!! I have been using it now for nearly 3months and even used it prior to a week in tenerife seeing as I don't tan on the sun!it doesn't smell too strong once applied,and a little goes a long way!great make up bag essential particularly during hbe recession!easy way to cut back on 'groomng' costs!definitely give if a go before up buy another expensive brand!

          Even applied it 2nite as soon as I got in from work and it dries Ruthin ten minutes!absolutely love it!
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            09.02.2010 22:16
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            Definitely not a good buy

            As a previous Avon rep I have managed to amass quite a few Avon products, namely this nail polish. From what I remember there 3 metallic shades, pink, blue and purple. I hand both the pink and the blue and I must admit I was not happy with either colour. Don't get me wrong the shades the colours were very nice and had a good shine but I found that it took two or three coats before you got an even shade! Not only that but I eiyl in an office full time so always like to have well groomed hands ANC I found this polish flakes and chips way too soon. In comparison to the other nail wear range avon have this just doesn't do the brandany justice. I would nit recommend using this as an everyday polish as I found simple tasks caused the polish to chip away. It is fine to use for a night out providing you are willing to repaint your nails or remove the polish the next day. Overall I would not recommend this product.

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            27.01.2010 22:46
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            Beats all the other bronzers on the high street!

            I used to love avon make up products as a teenager and found them to be very affordable. Once I reached my 20's I became sn Avon rep and the part I enjoyed most was the demonstration books with the new products, available at reduced prices. I previously used foundation from brands such as estee lauder but starting using a tainted moisturiser. This didn't give me the coverage I was ised to, so thats when I started using ac
            avon bronzing products.at first I used the bronzing pearls but found them hard to evenly apply.I normally buy this bronzing brick when it is discounted or part of a multi buy. I find it best to apply using Avons large dusting brush, for an even yet light coverage. There is the right balance of colour along with a slight glitter or shimmer. When I go abroad on holidays i find this a must have make up bag item! I moisturise as usual and lightly dust my face, neck and chest to give me a healthy glow without going over the top.

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              26.01.2010 21:47
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              Crime is out of control in the UK

              Crime is rife in the UK at the moment.there is not enough being done by our government to protect the honest and hard working people in society. To read stories in the newspapers of children brutually attacking other children is absolutely horrific! Those guilty of any crime should be named and shamed regardless of their age. We have,as a nation got I to the habit of protecting the human rights of criminals which in my opinion is ludocris!when you think about how much it costs to house the average prisoner I strongly believe those convicted of minor crimes should be made to work-doin those jobs that no one else wants to do-be it cleaning public toilets or streets!Britain needs to wake up and start PUNISHING the criminals!! Other crimes such as benefit fraud should also carry harsher punishmentsi think the only way of reducing crime levels throughout the UK is to use more severe punishments!even break back a national service style routine-the though of spending 6 months in Afghanistan would soon act as a suitable deterent!

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              • Apple iPhone 3GS 16 GB / Smartphone / 9 Readings / 7 Ratings
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                26.01.2010 21:17
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                Overall fantastic piece of equipment if you can overlook the initial expense

                The apple iPhone never really appealed to me until recently. I always stuck by the faithful nokia until I aS offered the 16gb iPhone 3gs! It was second hand but less than half the rrp price.I have been using the phone got around 3days now an I am beginning to wonder how I coped without it! The graphics are amazing and tbd touch screen is the best I have come accross so far. The apps are super-plenty to choose from and most definitely something for everyone. There are also lots of accesories available. Also you can transfer any music from your iTunes folder on your computer through a simple usb cable. It therefore doubles up as an iPod storing a massive 16gb of data!it is great for accessing your favourite webpages.other great features include the diary, which is again alot better than many other phones.there are 2 downsides. One is the price, and the other is the battery life-it does need charged nearly every single day!

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                • Bio Oil 200ml / Skin Care / 10 Readings / 8 Ratings
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                  20.01.2010 23:23

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                  worth trying to use twice daily on affected areas - other reviews seem to be great when used properl

                  i started using bio oil after reading some magazine reviews, on how it helps ease the appearance of stretch marks. i have these marks at the inner partof my thighs, and find it very embarassing. i bought the 250ml of bio oil for around £15. i find the fragrance quite nice, and the formula is light and non greasy. it absorbs quite easily into the skin. it does suggest using twice a day but with such a hectic schedule i only ever managed once a day, or else every couple of days. to be hinest i did not notice any improvement in the appearance of my stretch marks. i will most definitely try it again in the near future, and try harder to use it on the affected areas at least once a day. i also started to use it on very dry patches of skin on my upper arms, and even thought i would only be using it every few days, it made the skin on arms arms softer, and less dray. well worth giving it another go!

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                • Ipod Shuffle 4GB / MP3 Player / 8 Readings / 6 Ratings
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                  20.01.2010 22:54

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                  very handy, small ipod with great sound quality

                  this was my first ipod, and i bought i brand new of ebay for around £40. i find it is ideal for travelling, and for keeping in your handbag! the 4gb allows you to store around 1000 songs - the only downside is that there is no control over what song is player - you can only shoft along one song at a time, and in only one direction. i particularly like the voice over, which will say the name of the current song playing (this can be turned off if you are not a fan!) i find the controls on the headphones are very handy, as i tuck my headphones in under my jacket when out walking, and the controls just rest at the top of my jacket collar. i have found this ipod to be very robust, and it comes with a handy clip. it can be attached to a shirt/trouser pocket and wont move! i have also taken this on holiday, with a set of portable speakers, and it took up very little room.

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                • Supernanny / TV Programme / 4 Readings / 3 Ratings
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                  16.01.2010 13:57
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                  great reality advise show!

                  supernanny is a fantastic woman! basically she comes to help useless parents who cant control their children. without force she helps teach parents how to discipline their children in a constructive manor. most of the time she has quite a difficukt time on her hands but her techniques work! a relative of mine has brought the 'naughty step' into her daughters routine and it has worked wonders! obviously there are times when the naughty step is just a starting point but im sure for many people this programme has changed their lives! for thos jobless parent who cant control their kids, or for tearaways i think the punishment should be one to one with jo frost! i am pretty sure the parents would think twice about how they go about chastising their kids. hopefully at some point jo frost or some other god send will get an adult version running! this would help britain sort out some of it's issues right and quick!

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                  • facebook.com / Internet Site / 2 Readings / 2 Ratings
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                    16.01.2010 13:49
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                    defo the new bebo!!!

                    facebook is a fantastic way to meet new people and catch up with people you haven't seen in a few years. i would say approximately half of my friend on facebook are new people and will always be online friends! it is a safe environment for adults, you can set your profile to prevate so that no one can access any of your information unless you have already added and confirmed them as a friend. facebook also has many fun applications and games, such as pillow fights, online gifts, greeting cards. my favourite games are farmville and mafia wars - both are very different but very entertaining, and also get quite competitive! i have also managed to find people i haven't seen in at least 15yrs and can now keep in contact with them even though some of the now live on the other side of the world! facebook is great friendship networking site.

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