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      26.10.2008 14:52
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      ha ha ha ha

      I have just read a review on this, and as I am a classic dizzy head, have to share some of my funnier moments with all of you.

      Scene 1---Dublin. I was recovering from having my son and decided to take a trip to Dublin with my friend and sister for a weekend of drinking, sleeping and having a laugh. First night there, settled in after short flight, got all dressed up, few drinks and hey presto ready to hit the town.
      I am walking down the street with sister and we are having a general chit chat, when all of a sudden my foot will not move--have I had a terrible accident? No my lovely new shoes have a slim heel which has managed to get stuck in the hole of a drain! To my horror I find I cannot budge it, my sister is shouting at me to take shoe OFF and then try to release, but just as I am bending down I realise my shoe, my stupid shoe has got stuck in a drain outside a HUGE posh restraunt. The window started to look bigger and bigger, the sniggers of the diners louder and louder. By now my sister and friend are on the floor killing themselves laughing at me.........Eventually managed to break free, face took rest of the night to calm down!

      Scene two--Been to doctors for annual smear test, (sorry boys) and doctor has said I need some medication. I am quite happy with this, and take prescription home and me and hubby at the time are going Tesco food shopping.
      I am in Tesco starting to get harrassed with trolleys hitting my heels, dodging children running about, and realising I have forgotten my list. I asked hubby to wait for prescription, and I finish shop and meet him at the checkout. He hands over bag with "medicine" and in the largest writing you have ever ever seen I clock the words---VAGINAL CLEANSING KIT. Try as I might, I cannot get this medicine into my bag quick enough, and hubby is on the deck in fit of hysterics. A cleansing kit?? Does this mean I am dirty? I need cleansed---could the doctor not have warned me???? I later watched Dumb and Dumber and this scene is also in there, but I swear. I too received this lovley gift from my local tesco pharmacy!

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        26.10.2008 14:36
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        Feel good website

        Dolls House Emporium is a website I found whilst looking around the net for Christmas ideas. I have already bought my neice a dolls house, and was searching for furniture, dolls etc.

        This website is a seller of wonderful dolls houses, ranges including childrens doll houses, and collectors dolls house.

        When I first logged on, I was instantly a seven year old girl again, wishing I could have the dolls houses I could see in front of me. I went into the childrens range, and found that they do a feature that allows you to browse through the entire house. Fantastic.

        The prices are just that--pricey ranging from £125-----£500 for a house. They also do an accessories section, allowing you to choose wallpaper, carpet, flooring and lighting for your house. This I would imagine is for the real collector. Some of the houses I found myself wishing I lived in!!

        My favourite one was the beachhouse, as you can imagine in LA or somewhere sunny along the coast line, houses like this do exist. No carpets for me here please, I would have some real wood flooring please!

        I did also find there is a section of little boxes, which are prices at £30 approx. And it is a small wooden box which when opened has a small version of a cafe, hospital etc depending on which one you choose. The cafe is very cute, with little outdoors chairs, dolls to sit on and when you are finished you just put all back and close till next time.......This might be a bit of an ideal, as I imagine in my neices world she would take dolly to nursery, a chair to bed, and my sister would be hunting for all the bits for a good while!!

        Not to everyones taste, certainly I don't imagine to everyone's price range, but this web site is a lovely nostalgic one that will remind all you ladies of childhood, and you can mabye purchase a few extras for an exsisting house.

        Worth a look

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        • 8 Out of 10 Cats / TV Programme / 37 Readings / 33 Ratings
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          16.10.2008 23:20
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          fab show

          8 out of 10 Cats is a television comedy panel game made by Zeppotron (a subsidiary of Endemol) for Channel 4.
          The name comes from an old Whiskas cat food advert that claimed - 8 out of 10 cats prefer Whiskas!
          It in currently on Thursday night on Channel Four at 10pm.

          Hosted by Jimmy Carr, who also does his own gags through the show, the main basis of the show is an opinion poll of questions put to people around the U.K.

          There are two panels. The team captains each week remain the same and at the moment these are, Sean Lock and Jason Manford.


          First round is called - What are you talking about?
          The contestants are shown a picture on screen, usually of a politician or famous person, and as the title would suggest, they have to guess the subject they are discussing. There are five of these questions.

          "What Are You Talking About?" - The polling organisation asked the public what they were talking about during the week. The teams have to try and guess the top five.

          Second Round is - Believe It or Not". The teams are given a statistic and try and guess if it is true or false.

          Third Round - And the Winner Is..." The teams are given a question from a poll and then they try and guess what is on the top of that poll.

          This is a show that will have you laughing out loud. I also read a review a few moments ago on Never minc the Buzzcocks and this is a similar format.

          If you have never seen it, give it a try. You might just like it.

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            16.10.2008 22:54
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            Keep your bill down with smart use.

            I work for the mobile network T-Mobile in the business sector, and want to share my knowledge of how to cut your bills, check you are on correct price plan and other services you can use.

            First thing, I am not biast in my network choice, I simply work for the company and know how they work, I agree that sometimes customers are not happy with us like all networks, and in various parts of the UK the network will not be good.

            First thing is, check your price plan is the right one to suit your needs. We have so many calls now where customers and business alike are trying to cut back anywhere they can due to the credit crunch.
            The best way to check is to compare the monthly lline rental charge against the actual cost of your monthly bill. If there is a huge difference, chances are the plan either does not have enough allowance to match you needs, or you will be making calls that are not included.

            I will not go into price plans available, but you can log on to the tmobile website to check out the deals on offer at www.t-mobile.co.uk.

            The next way to make a saving is to pay either by direct debit or bacs, if you pay by other methds you will incur a £3.00 charge each month. Not much, but at the moment every penny counts!

            If you want to check your allowance and overspend you can do this now by sms message. Simply send a text message to 150 with the letters al. This is free and will text you back to tell you your allowance and if you have any other call charges. Again, this is handy if you want to keep within your monthly line rental cost.

            Tips for when abroad....If you dont need your voicemail, you can either switch it off through the call diverts menu on your handset, or call customer services to have this done. All calls that are diverted to your voicemail when you are abroad will incur the charge per minute of the country you are in, when you listen to it, again you are charged for making an outbound call in the country you are in.

            Picture messages are cheaper to send than text messages on our network when abroad, so if you use this, you could save half the cost.

            If you want to use your phone for email or internet usage, you are best to either check the website or call in, as there are various discounts that can be added to reduce the cost to you.

            This is the main ways I can see how you can reduce your bill, and manage money more effectivley each month. You could reduce your mobile bill by half by being on the correct tarrif, leaving the money free for other things.

            Lat tip is if you have your handset lost or stolen, please report it even if you are not sure if you will get it back. This is so line can be suspended and stop call charges being made whilst not in your posession that you are then liable for.

            Hope some of this is useful, again I am not biast to T-Mobile, I just have a bit more information as I am dealling with these requests on a daily basis.

            The other big rule, is to shop about. At various times year round all networks release promotions that are really good value for money.

            Why let big companies have our hard earned cash!

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            • Baking / Recipe / 38 Readings / 36 Ratings
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              10.10.2008 16:25
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              Spoooooooooooooooky

              Halloween is coming up, and I found a fabulous book in Tesco the other day that lists recipes for this, also my son's school recently had a coffee morning, and I purchased a cook book made by them--some good recipes here too.

              Here are a few of the things I think would look great if you are having a halloween/childrens party.

              SPONGE DOMINOS

              You will need,
              One long maderia cake
              75g Butter
              125g Icing Sugar
              Red writing icing pen
              Vanilla essence
              Hot water
              Sweeties to decorate (jelly tots, smarties etc.

              Cut the maderia cake into 3 bars, then cut each piece into six, so you have rectangle shaped cakes.
              Mix together in a bowl the butter and icing sugar,1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence and one teaspoon of hot water. Mix together until smooth and creamy texture.
              Spread this on the top of each rectangle sponge piece.
              Draw round the full rectangle of cake, and then draw line in midle to divide. Add sweets to each section, like the way you would see the dots on a domino peice.
              TIP----YOU CAN FREEZE THE CAKE WITH ICING ON TOP, AND ADD THE SWEETS WHEN READY TO DEFROST AND USE.

              BUG MALLOWS

              You will need
              Pack of chocolate teacakes (tesco value are probable just the right bite size as smaller than other brands ie tunnocks)
              Red writing icing
              Chocolate spread
              Black writing icing
              Smarties

              Colour along the crease on the front of the mallow with the red icing pen, in a line to represent the mouth.
              Put two blobs of chocolate spread near the top half of the mallow
              stick two smarties to this, and draw a dot with the black icing pen to indicate eyes.

              PUMPKIN SWEETS

              You will need
              Icing sugar
              Orange ready to roll icing
              Brown ready to roll icing

              Roll the orange icing between plams of your hands, first having dusted your hands with icing sugar. Roll into ball shapes, and then place on a greased tray.
              Flatten each ball slightly to make pumpkin shape.
              Roll the brown icing into a thin rope and cut into short lengths. Take one of these and dampen very slightly using your pinky one end and then secure it to the top of the pumpkin.
              To make the markings, use the back of a knife and draw lines running from the top of the pumpkin to the bottom.

              WITCHES HATS

              Ice cream cones
              Milk chocolate
              Digestive biscuits

              Trim the top of each of the cones, so you have only the hat shape left. Melt the chocolate in a saucepan and spreak over each cone. Allow to dry . Next spread over the digestive biscuits and stick the cone to the top.

              GINGERBREAD

              (CAN BE CUT INTO HALLOWEEN SHAPES BOUGHT OR BY HAND ie BATS, BROOMSTICKS)

              You will need
              125g butter
              100g Soft brown sugar
              4tbs Golden syrup
              325g Plain FLour
              1tsp bicarbonate of soda
              2tsp ground ginger
              Icing sugar

              Put sugar, butter and syrup in to a pan and melt until the sugar dissoles, then remove pan from the heat.
              Sieve the flour, and put this the bicarbonate of soda and ginger into a mixing bowl.
              Stir in the melted ingredients and mix to form a soft dough.
              Sprinkle flour on worksurface and rolling pin and roll out dough to approx 5mm thick.
              You can then either cut by hand, or use a cookie cutter. I have made them and cut them into broomstick shapes, scoring small lines on the bottom half with a fork to look like the straw.

              Bake for 9-10 mins and allow to cool. You can then also decorate these with an icing pen depending on what shapes you have chosen.
              TIP--You can also cut out rectangle shapes in the pre baked dough, ice all over when cooked and using an icing pen mark writing on to them for gingerbread post cookies---or mark as santa for xmas.

              Hope you find these useful, I have made a few, and am making the rest for my halloween party.

              spooooooooooooooooooooky..(I have added this as at the end of the review the words count was 666!)

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                10.10.2008 15:38
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                Bbay wipes are for more than wiping babies

                I am at the moment, a prisoner in my own home due to my son having tonsilitis. Having used a full pack of baby wipes in three days on various things, I realised just how versatile they are, here are a few of my uses for baby wipes,

                1. I use it to give my wooden floor in the kitchen a quick wipe over in between the days I clean it properly, they are really handy, and leave a lovley smell.

                2. Nasty dribbles in round the toilet pan are easily cleaned up with these.

                3. My leather couch has sticky finger marks and other children like marks on it, baby wipes are fantastic at cleaning my couch. They remove the marks, and leave the couch feeling soft and with a nice scent.

                4. If you have run out of your usual morning skincare for your face, a baby wipe leaves it clean, soft and fresh.

                5. The obvious, for sticky fingers, runny noses, chocolate moustache face, these are obviously kind to childrens skin, and I use them all the time when my young neice is here.


                So, not the longest or most educational review I have ever written, but I realised how much I have relied on these over the last few days, and wanted to share some of them with you.

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                • Bed Wetting / Parenting Issue / 31 Readings / 31 Ratings
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                  02.10.2008 15:57
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                  Bed Wetting

                  My son, who is now six, has always always wet the bed. He did also dribble or have accidents until he started school last year. This did not bother me perhaps as much as it should have, I put pull ups on him at night, and waited it for it to stop. It was never an issue in our house, he had friends round to stay, and I would like to think had no embarressment over this at all.

                  However, sometimes the problem does need attention. I got a call from the school nurse earlier this year, and she suggested an appointment at our local hospital. I was very alarmed, and a bit scared about how they were going to tackle this--my son was more bothered he wouldn't be able to go straight out to play this day!!

                  The nurse asked a long series of questions asking how oftern he went to the toilet, how oftern he was wet, did he wake, and sent us both home with charts to fill in to monitor his drinks in a day, toilets in a day and if he was wet.

                  I obviously did not know what it was supposed to look like, so was quite nervous taking it back again the follwoing week.
                  They said that while he was going to the toilet a lot, he was not using all of his bladder size.

                  They diagnosed that he has a hormone missing that concentrates our urine during the night, and also stop us wetting the bed. He is on a medication called desmomelt for this. They also diagnosed irratible Bladder syndrome, meaning that he feels like he is desperate to go to the toilet, but actually has little in his bladder at all. This is being controlled by a syrup medicine called ditropan.

                  After three weeks on both medications being used together, my boy is now dry at night! He loves it and even though I hate to admit it was probably uncomfy sleeping with a pull up on at his age.

                  All in all, it has been hard work for me and my son, waking up during the night 3-4 times when he was wet as the midication kicked in, getting used to taking medicine, controlling his water intake at nightime. But the end result is fantastic and I would say to anyone who has this issue, please see a doctor if it goes on past school age, as there is a lot of things they can do to help.

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                • Smoking in General / Discussion / 27 Readings / 20 Ratings
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                  02.10.2008 15:44
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                  WISH I HAD NEVER STARTED

                  I have successfuly (each day at a time) given up smoking, and have been smoke free for roughly six weeks now. I did smoke when I was younger but did quit for seven years.

                  Why did I take it up again? This has been a crutch through stressful times in my life. It is as adictive as everyone says, and a nightmare to try and quit.

                  I thought I would write this review to give a personal view of the effects of giving up, and if I can encourage any one else---great!

                  I am a reasonable fit young lady, and love going to the gym when I can. I eat quite healthy, and now I also do not smoke.

                  The reason I gave up was due to a cold I had that turned into a nasty chest infection, at this time I had no inclination to smoke at all, and after a few days thought why don't I see how long I can last without one. Every craving I had made me want to run and grab the nearest ciggarette available, but I managed to get through these by dealing with each one at a time.

                  I found that to help with these cravings, I done something to distract myself. Either housework, go to the gym, anything at all that will take you over those few minutes of hell.

                  After a few days, I had an incredibly sore back and chest, and I realised that this was my lungs clearing out---so ashamed! However, I kept on and my skin became clearer, my eyes brighter, and a few people commented on how "healthy" I was looking.

                  A great effect I have also noticed is that I sleep better, I used to have a cigarette and a cup of tea or coffee, and so was most probably wired a lot of the time, causing me to wake during the night, get up watch tv, and be shattered in the morning.

                  Everyone knows how bad smoking is, everyone knows how hard it is to stop, but in my opinion the government have made a huge step in the right direction by banning it in public places, a winters night going outside is just not appealing! Smoking is also now less social than it used to be, and a lot of people I know who still do smoke will not do so in their house or car.

                  This is my giving up smoking review--hop you liked it.

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                    13.09.2008 23:40
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                    GREAT PRODUCT

                    My mum has always taught me how important it is to care for your teeth and mouth, and as a child I never issed any dental appointments.
                    I have carried this into motherhood, and my son goes for all his check ups and brushes his teeth morning and night. He is also fascinated with mouthwash! So uses this too.

                    I came across these flossers whilst doing my shopping, and thought I would buy them to try them. I am aware of how important it is for adults to floss their teeth, but had never seen such a product for children before.

                    At the moment in Tesco these are reduced from £1.29 to 49p, so this is an ideal time to try them.

                    They come in a blue bag with pictures of various fish/sea creatures on it, and there are twenty in a bag.

                    When I got them home, I showed them to my son who is six, and he was very excited to brush his teeth that night!

                    I opened the packet, and found they come with various shaped handles again in sea creature charachters, there were orange, pink, green and blue. My son opted for blue! You hold the handle, and there is a small amount of floss wire for them to get in between their teeth. He looked in the mirror, and found it easy to use them as the handles are quite large. It works in the same way as adult floss, getting out anything stuck between your teeth using a backwards and forwards sawing motion. He really got into it, although I had to help him a bit with his back teeth.

                    This is a great product, as well as being fun and gimicky for the children so they think it is something exciting, it is also very important for the health of their teeth.

                    THIS PRODUCT IS FOR CHILDREN OF 6 YEARS AND ABOVE.

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                    • Mars Revels / Chocolate / 31 Readings / 28 Ratings
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                      27.08.2008 23:58
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                      NOMINATIONS

                      While getting ready for the day ahead, an advert captured my attention on tv-----REVELS NOMINATIONS! Ok so I should mabye be concentrating on the news, mastermind, egheads or something like that, but sometimes I like a bit of light relief and thought this was a great idea for a discussion on yoodoo.

                      Revels are a chocolate coated confectionery with assorted centres.
                      They come in 35g bags, approx 44p, and 175g bags at approx £1.80.

                      Revels are made by Mars, Mars as a company started in 1911 by a Frank C Mars born in Minessota, along with his second wife started to sell candies and sweets from their kitchen. He then moves to premesies on Mineapolis, Minesota and this baskets cnady business was called Nougat House He introduced Mars O Bar im 1922. Revels came along later.

                      Revels used to have orange creme, coconut, toffee, or peanut centres, along with Galaxy Counters (Minstrels wjthout outer crisp shell) and Maltesers. However, the coconut centres were later replaced with coffee creme, and the peanuts with raisins. Caramel is now also a flavour.


                      It turns out that this tv campaign has been going on since July this year, and the point is where one flavour from the bag as we know it would be EVICTED aka big brother style and replaced with a special edition flavour---this has not been unveiled as yet!

                      So Big Brother, here are my nominations,

                      NUMBER SEVEN----Has to be the Mr coffee cream, (I like coffee as much as the other person- but whoever thought this up is bonkers.) In my opinion he is the worst. He is soo smooth and slick he really gets on my nerves. He has to leave.

                      NUMBER SIX---Mrs Orange cream, another cream yuck. There is no need for her to be in the packet, tango colouring is sooo out, everyone knows pale is best. She is sickly sweet and smells of stale oranges.

                      NUMBER FIVE---The puny raisin boy. Him in his own is fine, even in a bag with all other chocolate raisins, but getting him when you are least expecting is is just wrong. This is my reason for this nomination.

                      NUMBER FOUR---Miss Caramel Pants, This is one of those sweets whose aim is to annoy the rest of the packet. Can you imagine what it;s like to live with her, if she bumps into you with her hard centre, it really hurts! And the language you hear when people get her in a pack is awful. She is too blame for 99% broken dentures in the UK and I have a few ways of eating them.

                      TO STAY

                      Has to be Master malteser, his lovely round shape is so appealing and even though he has a smooth shiny outside, he is bubbling with honeycomb energy inside. I would like this young man to stay firmly in the packet.

                      Mr Coconut, although he has been round the block a bit, this just adds to the excitment of this former revels man. Smooth succulent coconut centre, what a lovely lovley boy! The current other packetmate is also no longer in there, Peanut. Fabulous, I love spending lots of time with peanuts on their own, but a whole bag of chocolate peanuts doth make me happy---until I have to go to the gym and work off the layers of chocolate that have turned my butt to fat!!

                      So to confirm my nominations, I would like either MR coffee CREAM revel, or MISS (UV BEEN TANGOES) orange revel to leave the packet.
                      As for the limited edition??? Your guess is as good as mine, I would like to see Praline or Turkish Delight???




                      Go to revelseviction.com if you want to take part.

                      Crazy but true---Mars also make Chappie dog food, Im sure hoping this is a different part of the country/state never mind factory.... Woof Woof

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                        27.08.2008 22:12
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                        FRUBES ARE ALREADY COOL, PUT THEM IN FREEZER TO MAKE EVEN COOLER

                        I was surprised to see no one had written a review for these yummy yoghurt tubes yet, as they are a firm favourite in my house.

                        They are made by Yoplait, and called petits filous Frubes.

                        At the moment, Yoplait is one of the most famous yogurt brands in the world and is sold in over 50 countries globally. Yoplait was formed originaly when the farmers of France decided to come together and make the produce of their country even better.

                        Yoplait have a wide range of other yoghurts and fromage frais on the market, but these are the ones I am always asked to buy.

                        There is a few different varieties at the moment, one being a special edition with dr who just now.

                        The ones I have come in a box of 9 with 3xstrawberry, 3xforest fruits and 3xpeach.

                        They are normally priced around £2 per box of 9. However at my local tesco, or tesco online just now, there is a buy one get one free offer on them.

                        When you take one out of the cardboard box they are supplied in, you will at first see a charachter on the outside of the tube shaped pouch of yoghurt. To open, they are very easy for little and big hands, you will see in the top corner of the yoghurt pouch a small tear, pull this over to the end, and it creates a big enough hole for the yoghurt to be eaten, but also small enough so it does not go everywhere.

                        On the box it also highlights that these are great frozen, I also do this for the kids in the summer time and are a great healthy snack for hot sticky days. Much healthier than munching and chomping thru the chocolate or high sugar varieties of ice lollies.

                        Heres a few crazy yoghurt facts

                        Uk consumers eat approx 18 million frubes every year. If these were placed end to end that would be twice round the Equator!!

                        Consumers in the UK spend in excess of 250million every year on children's yogurts and desserts.

                        - Portable yogurts and fromage frais are the fastest-growing product type for children. ie, frubes, yoghurt pouches etc.

                        Yoplait as a company makes over 67,000 tonnes of yogurt, fromage frais and dairy desserts for UK consumers each year. What weight is this? 370 Jumbo Jets!!!!

                        Hope you try these out, they really are great.

                        TOP TIP---Put one or two into your child's packed lunch box straight from the freezer. It will keep their lunch cool, and the yoghurt pouches themselves will be defrosted for them to eat.

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                          26.08.2008 22:47
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                          FANTASTIC FOR CHILDREN

                          I have decided to write this review to highlight the benefits of children interacting in out of school activities.
                          My son attends three of these, and whilst it can be time consuming and demanding taking him to and fro, the benefits far outway and moans I may have......

                          Swimming Lessons

                          My son has been going to the local pool after school for approx 3 years now. I have seen him going from a mad flappy splasher in the water, to a boy who is now confident to jump in, can swim back crawl, front crawl and breast stroke. His teacher is a bit on the strict side, but I think this is great for him. I firmly believe we all need to have that one teacher who we are in awe of, or keeps us on our toes. He also has fun time at the end, and this includes diving down for objects. This week the teacher had dive dudes!! Cool guys on skateboards, these were small men with faces, hair, tatoos and there was a rush to see who could pick the coolest one.

                          His session lasts for 30 minutes, and you pay per school term, on average a lesson would cost £3.50.

                          Benefits---He can now swim! Has met loads of new pals. Mums dads and family can spectate at the pool side.


                          Childrens Body Combat.

                          This is a new class being held at our local gym (same place as pool) and it is the same type of class that is run for adults. This class is pretty much uk wide, and is based on martial arts and fitness. In this class he will do certain martial arts moves, and also press ups, star jumps and circuits. Bearing in mind classes are for 5-8 year olds, they do come out quite sweaty!

                          This class is 1 hour long and costs £2.50 per class

                          Benefits--Keeps young ones fit, they learn the basics of excercise.
                          Mums/Dads can either put their feet up or go to the gym for an hour.


                          Third and last is his football, aka mini kicks.

                          This is held at a local sports centre on a saturday morning.
                          Ages are from 4-7, although if anyone shows great skill they can be moved up.
                          My son aint no Beckham, and actually runs from the ball at times-bless (Cars and monster trucks are his thing) but - he loves this class!!!
                          Again it teaches him discipline, following rules and orders. Great for excercise, and teaching team playing at a young age. The kids are taught basic ball control, the various lines on the pitch, and this is then followed by a game of footie between the kids there.

                          Session last 1 1/2 hours and cost £2.10

                          Benefits-Keeps him fit, gets to meet other boys his age.

                          Overall, kids clubs are fantastic for building self esteem. Teaching discipline, team building, not to mention the social aspect which at first involves the kids getting to know one another, then the mums and dads. The best one is the excercise aspect, it gets them to know at an early age about how important this is for you.


                          I would recommend any type of after school club for kids...

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                            26.08.2008 22:25
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                            Recipe for chocolate bite sized cues of heaven

                            This recipe was given to me by a good friend a few years ago, and I have continued to make it ever since.
                            The name chosen for it was "Chocolate Goo", this was because it had been made for any children visiting that particular house. It is as it sounds, a lovely, chocolatey, sweetie heaven.

                            You may also remember a chocolate brownie/biscuit from years ago---if you are old enough to remember. It used to be sold at brownies, scouts and school cake and candy stalls. Back then it was known as "tiffin".

                            Here is the recipe,

                            90g Raisins
                            90g walnuts
                            90g cherries

                            (You can choose which nuts, and fruit you would like if none of the above suit your taste, I have always found it works best with this mixture)

                            120g Cooking Chocolate
                            240g Crushed Digestive biscuits
                            Small tin of condensed milk

                            First, melt the butter either in the microwave or in a saucepan on the cooker.
                            In a seperate bowl/pot melt the chocolate.
                            When both melted add together in a larger mixing bowl. This will give your chocolate a smooth and shiny texture.
                            Your digestives need to be broken into small crumbs. The most satisfying way to do this is to put them in a clear food bag (mabye do 1/3 of the packet at a time) and bash with whatever is to hand. ie a rolling pin, the bottom of a tin.

                            Next, add the condensed milk, raisins, walnuts, cherries and crushed biscuits to the large mixing bowl that already has the butter and chocolate and mix together until you get a perfect chocolate, biscuit, goo mix....
                            Put the mixture onto a baking tray, or a tray that will give you enough height to have the bites approx 3-4cm high.
                            Smooth out mixture, and mark out lines both horizontal and vertical until you have the outline of small cubes.
                            Let this set in the fridge for 1/2 hour to 45 minutes, o until completley set.
                            Remove and cut into cube sized bites.

                            One this is ready, children and adults alike will love this recipe for the bite sized cubes of chocolate goo

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                              21.08.2008 19:07
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                              Good product

                              I bought these for my nephew after seeing my friends young daughter with the dora design ones. I think these are really great as these is no mess, no chane of painted walls, coloured in wallpaper etc.

                              They are aged at 18m+, and I have found that children of a much older age 5-7 also love these too.

                              In the box, you get four "mini mats" you will see part of the picture is coloured in, and the part to colour is in white. You are also provided with a pen with a screw lid and a fabric tip. You fill the pen with water, slightly wet the tip, and get colouring!!! When the pen with water is rubbed over the white part of the picture the colour comes out and you can see the full picture. I think it is similar to magic painting I done as a child, but so much better.

                              These were bought for £6.99, but I have seen them in supermarkets, Amazon websites and a few other places at differnt prices, so it is best to shop about.

                              They come in different characters, the ones I have seen so far are Winnie the Pooh, Sponge bob square pants and Dora.

                              Kids love these, because I dont think the younger ones can work out where the picture is coming from, parents love it because of the no mess factor.

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                                21.08.2008 18:23
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                                SHOULD HAVE BEEN INVENTED YONKS AGO

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