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Monopoly is one of my favourite board games of all time, so when I saw this game had come out on the PS2 I just had to buy it!
The game allows up to 4 players to play against each other. It's not really the sort of game you would want to play on your own against a number of computer players, get some friends around though & you'll have a great laugh.
What I have found that makes this game even more entertaining is having three human players and one computer player, the sort of deals the computer offers you during the game defintely adds to the entertainment.
You start the game having access to the classic monopoly board as well as the world board. However there are a number of other themed boards such as a cheese board & a futuristic one, the more you play, the more boards you unlock over time. As well as the normal game, there are also a number of mini games to play as well which are quite fun.
So overall, if you're a monopoly fan, you'll love this game, all the fun without having to worry about the tidying up afterwards.
Chris Moyles has been the host of the Radio 1 Breakfast show for many years now but he's not known for his singing abilities, so how come he's got an album out I hear you ask? Regular listeners to his show will know that he loves to do parody's of popular hits adding his own bit of comedy into the song. Well now you can buy a collection of these in his first album.
Obviously don't except a serious music album here but if you want a bit of a laugh, this will definetly do the trick. Some of my favourites tracks are Chris doing his own version version of JLS's "Beat Again", his parody is called "Meat Again". Also check out Lorrydriver and his song dedicated to Davina McCall.
The lyrics are quite funny and it's actually not easy to do a parody where the song still has to make sense whilst maintaining an element of comedy, so as a result I think Chris does well here.
I would recommend this as a perfect Christmas present for anyone who regularly listens to Chris's radio show, I'm sure they won't be disappointed by this collection of parodies, 20 in all are featured.
Sony Playstation's Singstar series of titles brings the karoake experience to the home. With the available microphones, user's can sing along to their favourite hits and even record themselves singing on camera if you have the Playstation Eye web camera. These videos can then be uploaded to the Singstore for the whole world to view.
The latest title in the collection is dedicated entirely to one of the biggest boybands of all time, who else but Take That. The title features all their biggest hits for you to sing along to. From all the classics such as A Million Love Song, Could It Be A Magic & Never Forget to the more recent hits like Patience, Shine & Rule The World.
If you're a Take That fan, this game is an absolute must have. The band have released some superb titles and this is your chance to sing along to them all and as a result create your own unique versions.
Get your friends round and have your very own party with this latest version of Singstar singing the night away to all those Take That classics. Available for under £20 in most places, it will provide endless hours of entertainment. This version will also work on the Playstation 3.
Since winning the X Factor Leona Lewis has literally become a global superstar notching up some big hits in the process. Echo is the second album following up debut Spirit, but how does it compare to the immense debut and can it match up?
First single from the album Happy is a good reflection of the album as a whole. It's a showcase of her big voice as she belts her way through the thirteeen tracks on offer. I like the fact that as well as ballads which Leona probably does best, there is also a fair amount of up tempo materal on the CD, something which I think debut album Spirit lacked.
My favourite tracks on the album are "I Got You" and "Naked" but in general there isn't really any bad tracks here. Leona pushes her voice even further than before to show off exactly what she can do & she pulls it off remarkably well. As a special treat, there is also a secret track on the CD but I'll leave you all to locate this.
This second album from Leona justifies her global superstardom and ensures that she will continue in the same vein with a very bright future.
Radio 1 is a national radio station from the BBC aimed at a target audience of 16-26 year olds. The Live Lounge takes place regularly on weekday mid-mornings where an artist or band will come into the show and sing totally live and acoustic. Normally they will perform two of their own songs and one cover song. The 4th volume in the series of Live Lounge album features more recordings from the lounge.
I think my favourite part of the live lounge is the part where covers are sung, especially where you have an artist singing a cover from a completly different musical genre from their own. I'm glad to say that the majority of this album is made up of some of the best cover versions from the show. This includes amongst others Florence & The Machine doing Beyonce's Halo, as well as Little Boots doing JLS's Beat Again.
Also featured are some of the best original live versions, one of my favourites is Black Eyed Peas doing a stunning live version of Boom Boom Pow. There alot of highlights on this album and you really do get a chance to hear the artists do something completly different and out of their comfort zone.
I would highly recommend this album to any music fan as it's so different from anything else out there at the moment.
I'm not normally a big fan of deserts & only have them as an occasional treat. Bakewell tart however has to be one of my favourites so when I saw this item in my local Tesco's, temptation got the better of me. Available for under £1.00 it was great value so I didn't have much to loose.
We only now bakewell tart isn't going to be the healthiest thing available in the world. But I did like the fact that the box displayed how many calories, fat etc. the product contained as it lets you know exactly what's contained within the product.
As far as the taste is concerned, I've got to say it is pretty pleasent. It's made up of an almond flavoured sponge with a layer of raspberry jam, all topped with a thin layer of icing. Sometimes I find that the icing can be abit overpowering, but in this case the amount was just right. It goes perfect with some ice cream but will also take equally as good warmed slightly and served with some custard.
I really did enjoy this product and although it's not something I would purchase regularly, I definetly would buy it again.
When it comes to peanuts, there are many options out there from the supermarket's own brands to the more premium brands available. They don't come more premium than KP, this is reflected both in the price and the quality of their nuts. In the past, I have purchased their salted nuts as well as the dry roasted variety. Recently however I saw the salt & vinegar variety and decided to give them a try.
I'm a big fan of salt & vinegar type crisp flavours but wasn't sure what to expect from the nuts. When I tried them though I wasn't disappointed. The best way to describe them is they taste quite similar to the salty variety with a tangy vinegar aftertaste. This tang almost gives them an extra edge over your normal nuts making them perfect to enjoy with a pint of your favourite tipple.
From a price point, KP maintain their premium prices for this variety with even the smallest bag setting you back around £1. However if you want a high quality bag of nuts with an extra added edge, I think these are well worth it, give them a try I don't think you'll be disappointed.
As electrical devices get smaller and smaller, there is need for the associated memory to also decrease in size. This is the case in the emerge of a smaller version of the univeral SD card, known as a Micro SD Card. Found most commonly within mobile phones at present but they are increasingly appearing in other small electrical products. This version from Kingston is going to be the focus of this review.
Kingston, although not a household name, are a reputable brand when it comes to memory as they have produced a range of SD cards for many years and as a result it's no surprise that they are part of the first bunch of manufacturers to launch micro SD cards.
This is one of the largest size cards avaliable at 16GB which is more memory in most cases than you'll need. To give you an example it's around 4000 music tracks or 16 hours of video depending on the quality. Also included in the pack is an adapter which will allow you to use your card within a conventional SD card slot when maybe uploading any photos you may have taken.
If you're in the market for a micro SD card, you can't go far wrong with this offering from Kingston. It's decent value for the capacity you get as well as being a good quality product which is backed up by the lifetime warranty provided with this product.
AVForums is a site I regularly visit and have done for many years. If you're into your electrical items or gadgets or are considering on purchasing one, this site is a must visit.
It's basically a massive user community divided into different areas of discussion. Topics range from TV's & DVD players to Home Cinema equipment & Photography equipment and alot more besides.
The site has a really good search facility, so you can search to see if a topic exisits already for what you wish to discuss, if not then you can create a new one under the relevent section. For example, if you want to get some advice on a model of TV you are planning on buying, you'll get loads of useful advice from actual users rather than sales people.
Now before I buy any piece of electrical equipment, I always go onto AvForums and see what people have said about the particular product already. As in general, an unbiased view is presented so it's quite reliable and you get a good view of the possible pros and cons.
So to sum up, I'd definetly say that before buying your next TV, Digital Camera or another electrical product, do check this site out.
Card Factory is part of a nationwide chain of greeting card stores. I normally tend to visit Clintons when purchasing any sort of greeting card but recently I decided to pop into my local Card Factory store so thought I'd use this review to summarise my experiences.
On first entry to the store, I noticed how small it was and how everything was squeezed into the store. Luckily it wasn't very busy in the store at the time but if it had been, then getting around would have been quite an issue.
In terms of the cards on offer, there is actually a really good selection available. Also the prices are very competitive & better than Clintons. You can pick up a decent card for under £1, and some are even cheaper. As well as cards, there is also a small amount of gifts and accessories on sale such as cuddly toys & wrapping paper.
If you've never visiting a Card Factory outlet & there's one near you, I'd recommend giving it a visit if you're looking to buy a greeting card. You'll find a great selection at great prices making the store a viable alternative to where you would normally go.
When you pop into your local supermarket these days, you're spoilt for choice on the amount of different juices on offer. I tend to normally try out different orange juices, if there's one I particularly like then I'll tend to buy it more often. Recently I decided to try this Orange Juice with Juicy Bits from Sainsburys so here are my thoughts about it.
A cartoon of this will set you back under a £1 or if you want to purchase three of them, these are normally available for a special offer price of £2.25. Within this special offer, you can also mix & match other flavours from their range. Whereas some other premium orange juices can cost over £2 alone this is definetly good value but how does the taste compare?
Well I've got to say that the juice tastes really nice & fresh. I really like the juicy bits as it almost gives it the freshly squeezed feel. The juice isn't overally sweet as some others I have tried. Once opened, it tends to last a good three or four days whilst still tasting good.
As far as orange juices go, this offering from Sainsbury's is both great value and very tasty too!
I came across this website a few months ago & since then it has saved me loads of money. It basically provides a wealth of vouchers giving you discounts when you dine in at the various venues.
You have the option to pick the city of your choice & then restaurants with vouchers in the particular area will be displayed. I've got to say though at the moment, only the major cities across the UK are listed but I think as the site continues to grow so will this list.
Once you scroll through the restaurants, you are given a summary of the special offer available and then can choose to print out the relevent voucher to take with you & show at the relevent restaurant.
There are some fabulous deals on offer, recently I've had a starter, main & drink at Pizza Express for £10 and also 50% off the total bill at La Tasca which are both pretty impressive savings.
If you're planning on going out for a meal, make sure you check this site beforehand to see if there are any special deals in you area. With the current credit crunch, this site is essential and will save you loads!
Flash are leading brand when it comes to cleaning solutions for all around the home. I've been purchasing this all in one bathroom spray by them for quite a while now so thought I'd sum up my experiences of it in this review.
The spray is a white coloured liquid when sprayed out of the bottle. You only need to spray a small amount over the area of wish to clean & the use a suitable cloth to wipe it over the relevent surface. You don't need to add any extra ingriends such as water, the spray alone will do the necessary job.
I would say the spray does a good job on giving the bathroom surfaces a good clean and leaving them looking nice & shiny aftwerwards. The downside I've found that it does tend to struggle on tough stains, which I'd probably recommend using something like Cif on anyway.
The spray is available for around £1.50 at most supermarkets which makes it great value, especially as a single bottle will last you for quite a while. They also do a range for the kitchen as well as a range of other surfaces including wood floors. These work equally as well as the bathroom spray, all come highly recommended!
I had never come across the Lime Tree Pantry brand until I saw them selling their selection of sweet & savory pies on QVC, the TV shopping channel. All the pies on offer looked great quality but I was vary of ordering food products through the TV. But when I saw them also being sold in a local store, I just had to buy some. I bought a combination of varieties including these Apple & Raspberry pies.
The pies can be eaten hot or cold depending on your personal preference. Personally I prefer them warmed slightly with some custard, not too much though as I don't want it overpowering the pie itself.
In terms of taste, it really is very tasty indeed. The pasty will melt in your mouth with the fruit tasting very fresh, almost liked they've just been freshly picked. The combination of the apple & raspberry compliment each other very well and make for a very tasty overall experience.
This Apple & Raspberry Pie tastes lovely & I would highly recommend to you all. I have also enjoyed tucking into their other variety of sweet & savory pies and can say they are of just as high quality as these.
I'm a big fan of my crisps whether it be to have as a quick snack or with some sandwiches at lunchtime. I do like to try different varieties, but generally tend to stick to the two big brands in the market, that being Walker & McCoys. I'm going to use this review to talk specially about McCoys range of Salt & Vinegar crisps.
I would Salt & Vinegar is probably my favourite flavour of crisps as it almost gives you that added bit more than just plain salted crisps. The McCoy crips are crinckle rather than straight cut and as a result have an uneven surface. I think the only real difference this makes is that it means it's harder to eat a whole crisp in one go!
The crisps themselves are very tasty and have an added zing to them when compared to other salt & vinegar varieties available. The vinegar is stronger and makes more of an impact which I quite like as I've often had varieties where you can't tell they are even salt & vingar. Also there's just the right amount of salt contained, as I've noticed some flavours of crisp just tend to overdue the salt levels which tends to ruin the overall taste.
A multipack of six costs around £1.50 down your local supermarket but you can often get them on special offer, so keep an eye out for those offers. I think they are worth every penny and are one of the best tasting varieties out there.