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History: ~~~~~~~~~~ Nestlé was founded by Henri Nestlé and headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland. Nestlé has been making chocolate breakaways since the mid 1970's. They are famous for other brands such as Nesquik milkshake, Nescafé coffee and many many more. Making a profit of just under six billion in 2007. All Nestlé products will have the Nestlé logo including the breakaway which has the picture of a birds nest with two birds sitting in it. You'll find the word Nestlé on all of there products as well written above the word breakaway on this particular product. They also have a slogan "good food , good life" although this is not found on breakaways. Ingredients: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Milk Chocolate (52%) (Sugar, Cocoa butter, Cocoa mass, Dried whole milk, Whey powder, Vegetable fat, Emulsifiers(Soya lecithin, E476), Flavouring), Wheat flour, Whole meal (10%), Vegetable fat, Sugar, Whole Oat flour, Coconut, Invert Sugar Syrup, Barley malt Extract, Raising agents (Ammonium bicarbonate, Sodium bicarbonate), Salt. They contain 107 calories per bar 5% of the recommended daily allowance of an adult and 5.5g of fat per bar 8% of an adults recommended daily allowance. There's are no warnings of nuts or nut traces on the packet so it looks as though they are nut free. Packaging: ~~~~~~~~~~~ Breakaways will be very easy to spot in the shops due to there distinctive yellow packet. They are bright yellow on the front with blue writing spelling the word breakaway the back of the chocolate bar is also a bright yellow fading into orange. This goes for the multi pack covering and the single chocolate bars. They come in packs of 9 for about a pound in nearly every super market Tesco's, Asda, Morrison's and so on. I think ive also seen these in packs of 18 as well. The packaging is also where you can find a place to contact if you have a problem with the chocolate: Nestlé Po box 203, York, Y091 1XY, UK 0800 604 604 - telephone for UK 00800 6378 5385 - telephone for republic of Ireland My opinion: ~~~~~~~~~ I love breakaways there one of my favourite chocolates, they taste smooth and creamy but there not to sickly. They have just the right amount of chocolate covering to make you feel satisfied. There quite similar to a Jacobs club but not as harsh. There biscuit is unique I can't personally think of any other biscuit to compare it to. It's fresh and crunchy which goes well with the smooth chocolate. I love the little bubble pattern on top of the chocolate as well, not exactly sure why its there and maybe its just me but it seems to add to the texture One of the only cons is being a wholemeal made biscuit its like a digestive bits of it get stuck in your teeth and your there for ever picking them out not brilliant if you've just had one of these at work with your lunch. I think there good value for money at around 11p per biscuit, less if you can get them when on offer. I personally like to have one of a night time with a cup of tea. Conclusion: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I can't see why any chocolate lover wouldn't enjoy a breakaway. If you haven't tried them I suggest you pick some up when you next go shopping. If you want to know any more about nestle and the products they make check out there web site: http://www.nestle.co.uk/Home
The history ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ That's not my monster was made by: Usborne publishing: Founded by Peter Usborne in 1973, it has become one of the largest publishers of children's books in the world, now translated into over 90 languages. Usborne do a range of book from the touchy feely books (where this particular book belongs) but also others such as: Look & Say, First Picture Books and many more. Usborne has won awards such as: The Direct Sales Association Award for Innovation in 2004. Touchy-Feely That's Not My -series - voted Best Buy in the Toddler Book category of the Prima Baby Reader Awards 2006 Touchy-Feely That's Not My Penguin nominated for Children's Book of the Year 2008 at the British Book Awards. The touchy feey series ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ So then the book im writing about belongs to the Touchy-feely books created by Fiona Watt, she has also written the Hide-and-Seek Touchy-feely series, the Noisy Touchy-Feely series, the Sparkly Touchy-Feely series and the That's Not My series. She has written the whole That's not my series which has been illustrated by Rachel Wells. The series also include: That's Not My Puppy That's Not My Kitten That's Not My Truck That's Not My Dinosaur That's Not My Bear That's Not My Tractor That's Not My Bunny That's Not My Mermaid That's Not My Teddy That's Not My Train That's Not My Dolly That's Not My Lion That's Not My Dragon That's Not My Robot That's Not My Fairy That's Not My Car That's Not My Reindeer That's Not My Snowman These particular books are Aimed at young children, they are designed to develop sensory and language awareness with their bright pictures and patches of different textures. Over 7.5 million of these books have been sold worldwide. What the book looks like : ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This book is very bright, the outside being purple with a friendly looking green monster on the front the book is made of hard wearing cardboard so it wont tear grip easy. It has nice big writing white on the front cover saying that's not my monster and black writing through out the rest of the book. Every page has bright colours so always gets the child attention. General information about the book: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ the book only has ten ages in it but is well worth the £4.99 it is retailed at. You can but this book from many places I tend to get mine from Amazon where you can get them new for about £4.00 and used from about £2.00 here is a link to the site : http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_w_h_/203-61506 46- 3950343?url=search-alias%3Daps&field- ke ywords=thats+not+my+monster (i have had to put three spaces in the link as it wont allow this many characters to a word but take the spaces out if you want to view the link) you can also get this book from many places EBay for example or Tesco's im sure many more places sell them too. This book was published on the 27th of august 2004. The recommended age for these books is supposed to be 4-8 years old. Each page of the book has a different texture for example: That's not my monster hes eye brows are to fluffy, and he has big fluffy pink eye brows to feel which the kids love. The texture really helps to stimulate the mind and learn new things. Why my daughters like this book: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ for starters this book isn't very long so they didn't get bored I kept it entertaining by not only reading the words but making a big monster rawww sound after each page which they would giggle for ages to. That's the good thing about these books you can usually add some sound of your own in for example that's not my train then a choo choo sound keeps them laughing for ages and helps them associate words and sounds together. I got this book from a car boot for only 50p so for me a real bargain. My daughter was only 6 months at the time but soon loved this book due to the noises I would make with it she's now three and a half years old and still loves the book as she's now learning to read it, the book is very repetitive so she's starting to remember what the words look like, which is brilliant. Being only short she doesn't get tired neither and it gives her a real boost to be able to read some of the words to me. Why i liked the book: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ well my second daughter who's now two has never really grown out of eating everything as this book is made of board and is very hard wearing she can still put this book in her mouth without ruining it, its not by all means water proof but is strong enough to with stand baby dribble which saves me an argument of taking the book of her. I liked it because it made my kids laugh and got them into books very young some books go on and on and the kids just get fed up this done the opposite they loved to touch the different textures through out the book and couldn't wait for the next page. It helps them learn body parts as well which is good like eye brows when the book refers to them and nose. We used to read the page in the book then find the parts if we had them on our selves being a monster of cause we don't have paws but we would find our hands in stead. It is easy to clean being hard back I could just give it a wipe down if they got anything on it. I lied that it was so bright and colourful it kept them happy no child wants to look at a grey book all the way through do they. The pages being very thick are easy to turn for very young children too no fiddling about. Conclusion: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I thought it was worth the money I paid, defiantly being only 50p but I have since brought more of there series at the full price and its still worth it. The book has lasted me so far 3 years and is still in brand new condition, it can be read to kids as young as you like write up un till they can read it to you. If you haven't tried this book with your children I recommend you do they'll love it.
Adidas ice dive fragrances for men were launched in 2001 by the design house of Adidas. The Adidas ice dive range was all developed with athletes and the origin for the Adidas fragrance was Spain. The whole range of Adidas ice dive was developed to be recyclable, glass, metal and plastic. There is more to the set then just the Eau De toilette; you can buy these in a set of three consisting of Eau De Toilette, Shower gel and Deodorant. All of which are easily recognised for the light blue and black colouring and the trade mark name of Adidas. You could six years ago buy the sets for two for five pounds but due to popularity now it's about a fiver for the one. The shower gel comes in a 250ml or 8.4 fl oz light blue plastic bottle with a black cap. The shower gel has a slip resistant surface around the sides for easy grip. On the back it reads developed with athletes, enriched with marine salts, unique fragrance and Derma logically tested. The ice dive shower gel can be brought for two pounds and up. The deodorant comes in a 150ml or 96g cylindrical metal spray can. It has a light blue metal can with a black plastic top. Developed with athletes and promises 24 hour freshness. The ice dive deodorant can be brought for two pounds and up. I personally love this fragrance, I was given it as a Christmas present six years ago and ive loved it ever since. I find it a very casual, smart fragrance and would recommend it to anyone. I agree that the ice dive fragrance is very unique, even more reason to try it. The smell has the initially is a floral scent but underneath you can get the slight wisp of citrus. The fragrance reminds me of the freshness of spring with all the strengh of the summer flowers, very aromatic yet mascaline. If I have missed anything or you would like me to put in additional information let me know, due to it's the first fragrance review I have done.
Who made the film: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It's based on the novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary wolf in 1981. At $70 million (U.S. Dollars), Roger Rabbit was one of the most expensive film for time of its release. The Gross revenue for this film was $329,803,958 worldwide. The film won four Oscars at the 61st Academy Awards ceremony in 1989 (Best film editing, Best sound effects editing, Best visual effects, Special achievement in animation direction.). The overall running time is 103 minutes and rated a PG. Produced by Amblin Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company in 1988 it mixes animation and live action. Also : Steven Spielberg ( the executive producer) know for making such films as Men in black, Casper, E.T, and many more. Touchstone (Production Company) know for films such as Pretty women, Gone in sixty seconds, coyote ugly, and many more. Robert Zemeckis (director) know for films such as forest Gump, back to the future part two, death becomes her, and many more. Cast: ~~~~~~~~ Harrison Ford, Robert Redford, Ed Harris and Jack Nicholson was considered for the lead role of Eddie Valiant but Bob Hoskins was choosen. So heres the cast then: Bob Hoskins, famous for his roles in Mario brothers, Hook and Unleashed, he plays Eddie Valiant (main character). Eddie is a failing private detective and has trouble trusting "Toons" after one dropped a piano on his brother's head. Christopher Lloyd, famous for his roles in Back to the future, Addams family values, Denise the menace, plays Judge Doom is the enforcer of law in and around Toon town, punishing Toons for crimes with the penalty of death. Joanna Cassidy, famous for her roles in Ghosts of Mars, under fire, vampire in Brooklyn, plays Dolores a waitress in a bar that is in love with the main character Eddie valiant. Charles Fleischer, famous for back to the future two, Dick Tracey and A nightmare on Elm Street, plays the voice of Roger Rabbit. Roger is a toon actor that is framed for murder and seeks the help of Eddie valiant. Kathleen Turner, famous for her roles in Crimes of passion, the jewel of the Nile, Undercover Blues, plays Jessica Rabbit also a toon character. Wife of famous actor Roger, Jessica is forced to help her husband when he is set up for murder. David L. Lander famous for his roles in A Bug's Life, Tom and Jerry the Movie, A League of Their Own. He plays the voice actor for the Leader of the weasels, (Smartass). The weasels are the hench men of Judge Doom, called the Toon patrol. They are also toon characters. Mel Blanc famous for his voices for Walt Disney he plays the voice of Sylvester the Cat, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird, Porky Pig, all of which has miner roles through out the film. Mae Questel: famous for the voices of Olive Oyl in popeye and Betty Boop who she also stars as in roger rabbit. Plot: ~~~~~~~~~~ The film is set in a fictional world of 1947 Los Angeles, where animated characters (referred to as "Toons") live and work alongside humans in the real world. Eddie Valiant (Bob hoskins) is a private detective that has a grudge against Toons because one drop a piano on his brothers head and got away, he is hired by R.K. Maroon (producer of toon films) to take photos of Marvin Acme (the owner of Toon town) for reasons not told. Eddie Valiant then follows Acme to a bar where he takes pictures of him with Jessica Rabbit. Jessica rabbit is the wife of famous actor Roger rabbit who works for R.K. Maroon. Maroon shows Roger the photo's he has just aquired and Roger in a fit of denial run's away. The next day Marvin Acme is found dead, all fingers point to Roger. Eddie Valiant goes back to his office to find Roger waiting for him and Roger tells him his side of the events. Valiant believing Roger teams up with him to learn the secrative plot that unfolds through out the story, but with the Judge Doom hot on there trails can they find out in time before Roger is caught. The blurb says: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "It's 1947 Hollywood and Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins), a down on his luck detective, is hired to find proof that Marvin Acme, gag factory mogul and owner of Toon Town, is playing hanky-panky with female fatale Jessice rabbit, wife of Maroon cartoon star, Roger rabbit. When Acme is found murdered, all fingers point to Roger, and the sinister, power hungry Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd) is on a mission to bring Roger to justice. Roger begs the Toon-hating Valiant to find the real evildoer and the plot thickens as Eddie uncovers scandal after scandal and realizes the very existence of Toon town is at sake! Who framed roger rabbit is deliciously outrageous fun the whole family will enjoy." Filming: ~~~~~~~~~~ The filming to this film was done months before the animation was added, this ment that the live actors had to interact and talk to invisible points in the air. They had the voice actors of the Toon cast on the set to help with the scenes. A robot was used to simulate the animations movement and cleverly hid later on when adding the toon characters over the top. All the animation was added by hand drawing them on top off each frame this ment that altogether the film clocked up 83,000 individual drawings. Once all the film was finished and put together it was then sent to the george lucas studio where they put the finishing touches of shade and depth to the animated characters. Packaging: ~~~~~~~~~~ A plastic single dvd case. The front cover is a cartoon background with Jessica and roger rabbit in Benny the car (Benny's a Toon taxi) with Bob Hoskins driving above them is a red banner with Who framed roger rabbit writen in it in yellow writing. The back cover has the usual PG rating, cast, directors, walt disney logo etc at the bottom of the cover. At the top is Roger rabbit holding what looks like a black progector screen with the blurb and a little screen with special features- The roger rabbit shorts, Who made roger rabbit and trouble in toon town. (See speacial features below) Special features: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Roger rabbit shorts: These are fully animated stories, sort of like Tom and Jerry there are three episodes spanning from seven to eight minutes each. Who made Roger rabbit: This is where Charles Fleischer (Roger rabbit) takes you through the process of the making of the film. He shows you the order of the films production from storyboards to the sketching of the animated characters. Trouble in Toon town: This is a game where you throw pies at the weasels and hit them with a giant cartoon hammer, which you control with your remote. Toon town confidential: This feature takes you through the film and it'll explain all about the insides, such as the facts on the making of the film, quotes from people involved, in-jokes explained etc. Deleted scenes, these are the scenes that sadly didn't make it into the film. My opinion ~~~~~~~~~~~~ My favourite part of the film is near the end when Eddie is making the weasels laugh, he sings "I'm through with taking falls, im bouncing off the walls, if i had that gun, il'd have some fun and kick you in the...' before he can finish a vase falls on his head. Roger shouts 'Nose', which Smartass replys ' Nose, that dont ryhme with walls', at this point Eddie has got to his feet and says 'No but this does', and kicks him square between the legs. The humour in this film knows no bounds due to the animation; falling gags, fighting gags and many more hilarious moments. I love the humour used for this film very slap stick yet there are moments that just make you howl with laughter. The animations are very detailed and interact great with the cast it looks like some think out of a dream world, it's what Disney world should look like. This is a great film for the whole family with the mix of live action and animation; personally I think its one of the best films ever and one of my favourites. You can view a trailer at the following link: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zG37ysSqgq8. You can buy this film for around about 5 to 10 pounds new but you can get it next to nothing used well worth the money I'd say. There is a follow up to this film called Roger Rabbit two: Toon Platoon. But I have never watched this one. Overall an entertaining film for anyone to watch at least once.
It was recommended by my driving instructor they I try kalms tablets, they are available to buy with out prescription, they are a herbal based tablet claiming to relive periods of worry, irritability, stresses and strains but does it work? That is the question What are Kalms? : ~~~~~~~~~~~ The box states Kalms are a traditional herbal remedy containing a blend of pure plant ingredients that can bring welcome relief from worry and irritability often caused by the stresses of modern living, they promote natural sleep (although a kalms sleep range is available) and bring relief to symptoms associated with the menopause including wakefulness, flushing and cold sweats. The active ingredients are: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hops powdered BHP 45mg. These are used as a sedative and help with sleep problems Extract of valerian from 135mg. This ingredient is used to help relive tension and irritability, they are less addictive than other tablets used for calming the body Extract of gentian from 90mg. Natural calming herbs which can help relive the symptoms of mild depression. Other ingredients are listed on the leaflet inside: Acacia BP, Beeswax BP, Calcium carbonate BP, Carnauba Wax BP, Colloidal Anhydrous Silica BP, Magnesioum Stearate BP, Shellac BPC, Sodium Starch Glycollate BP, Stearic Acid BPC, Sucrose BP, Talc BP, Titanium Dioxide BP. Do not take if you are allergic to any of the above ingredients. The packaging: ~~~~~~~~~~ The box is a light blue with a little blue orb sat in what looks like water. The word Kalms is written in a darker blue across the front with a little blue bird above it. They come in boxes of 100 or 200 I brought mine in the 100 size for about £3.50. You'll be able to pick them up from any chemist Lloyd's pharmacy, boots and even places like Wilkinson. The expiry date is shown on the top of the box, do not take if it has gone past this date. The bottle inside is made of glass and does not have a child safety cap on so make sure they are kept away from children. Any complaints should go to the manufactures there address is on the back of the box G.R Lane Health products ltd, Sisson Road, Gloucester. Uk GL1 3QB How to take them: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Adults over the age of 12 can take up to 2 tablets three times a day if necessary with water and after meals. They are not suitable for children under 12 years old nor are they suitable for pregnant or breast feeding women. If you take to many kalms although they are unlikely to cause any real harm always seek medical advice. If you find that kalms are not helping with your symptoms always talk to your doctor to rule out any serious problems. Also consult your doctor if taking any other medication before you start to use Kalms just to be safe. Do they work ~~~~~~~~~~ So as I was saying then do they work well I have only been taking them 10 days now and have noticed a big improvement in my driving, I didn't really notice the difference till I had a driving lesson two days after I'd started taking them but even then after only two days the difference is my driving was amazing. The feeling: ~~~~~~~~~~~ I was really chilled the best way to describe it would be exactly as it says calm. I didn't panic, my breathing was normal I didn't even think about going wrong it was like a confidence build. I knew everything would just go my way and it did. Since taking kalms I feel great not only do I feel less stressed with driving but I don't get irritated at little things any more. I don't intend to take them for ever and at first I was a bit sceptic to try them I didn't want to be reliant on tablets but I gave it a go anyway and I don't feel reliant at all. Im going to continue to take them up until my test next week (wish me luck) and I don't feel I will need them from then on. I would recommend this to any one who feels practically stressed at little things or if your very nervous about something it cant hurt to try them you never know they mite just work. What are the tablets like? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I was a little worried at first I couldn't take kalms as I have difficulty swallowing them but they are Farley small and are the coated type not powder so they go down much easier. They are white in colour and smaller than the size of a smarty. They don't smell very nice if I sniff in the bottle but there's no taste to them in your mouth quite strange maybe that's just me. Symptoms of stress: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tiredness or having difficulty sleeping, Headaches or stomach upsets, Feelings of constant exhaustion, Frequent minor illnesses like colds or sore throats, Feeling tense or experiencing palpitations, Increase in smoking or use of alcohol, Emotional changes such as crying fits, being quick to lose your temper, talking too fast, the inability to express your feelings, Difficulty making decisions, poor performance and concentration, forgetfulness, Blaming yourself, feeling inadequate, Dwelling on past situations and problems - being unable to 'let go', Nervous reflexes - habitual touching of the face, biting of the lip, tapping of the feet, fist clenching, blinking and nervous tics, Inability to relax, always feeling that something needs to be done, Impatience or irritability at minor problems. All these symptoms can be found on there website http://www.kalmsstress.com/whatisstress.htm What can cause stress: (also taken from the website) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Nerve wracking situations such as sitting exams, coursework deadlines, A driving test, Financial worries, Retirement, Redundancy, Menopause, Lack of sleep or tiredness, Illness or death in the family, Problems fitting in at school, College or the workplace, Feeling awkward in social situations, Divorce or relationship problems, Big events - weddings, a new baby, Disputes with a friend, neighbours or colleagues Also on the website: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 ways to deal with stress, Links that may be able to help you, About kalms in general, A TV commercial of kalms, A buy online option and links for this, Some general advice on specific areas of stress such as financial, The big question: ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Yes they worked for me (also see "the feeling" and "do they work" further up the page) they made me feel more able to cope and helped my driving feel more relaxing. A great buy and I will buy them again if I need them, highly recommend for those stressing times in life.
Kingdom Hearts was developed and published by Square-enix in 2002 for the playstation 2. This game is a collaboration of square (final fantasy) and Disney. It's a single player game rated a 7+. With an all star voice cast from most of the original Disney films. This is and Roll playing game with everything from magic, summons, levelling up and a great story line. This game is really popular and has sold over 100,000 to become platinum. Storyline: "When a supernatural storm transports 14 year old Sora to a distant land, he sets out to track down his missing friends. Teaming up with court wizard Donald and captain Goofy; join Sora as he embarks on a valiant quest to find his friends and defeat the evil Heartless", quoted from the back box. The world of Kingdom Hearts is set out that each world you visit is home to a different animated story, you start at dynasty island you don't do much here just get use to the game play, then a freak storm comes and you get introduced to the heartless, bad guys that are made of pure darkness hiding in the shadow hell bent on taking over the universe. After a short fight where you are bestowed with a powerful weapon known as the keyblade, the heartless swallow up Dynasty island and you are some how transported to Traverse Town and your friends Riku and Kiari are missing, at the same time King Mickey has disappeared leaving a note to his captain and court wizard (Goofy and Donald) stating that he is off to help fight against the rising darkness and they are to find a "Key" to defeating evil. Donald and Goofy arrive at Traverse Town by Gummi ship (a way to transport from one world to the next described later) and team up with Sora and the keybalde to help king Mickey, find Sora's friends and stop evil. Along the way you will bump into enemies such as Jaffar, Hades, Clayton to name a few and shops will open up new weapons for donald and goofy, accessories for the party and Sora will obtain stronger better KeyBlades. Dotted around the world are Treasure chests to obtain and Trinity marks which gives you gifts or takes you to hidden locations. Characters: The three main characters at the start of the story are Sora (you), Riku and Kairi. You meet famous characters such as Donald duck, goofy, Mickey Mouse, Genie, Aladdin, Tinkerbell, Peter pan, Bambi, Mushu, Mulan, Simba, The Lion King to name a few from disney. Characters from Final fantasy Tidus, Wakka, Selphie Tilmitt, Squall Leonhart, Aerith Gainsborough, Cid Highwind, Yuffie Kisaragi, Rikku, Irvine Kinneas, Cloud, Sephiroth and more. Battle System: The battle system works on the basis that no matter who kills the enemy you will all get the experience, the experience is shown above the defeated enemy. When you defeat an enemy you can obtain health (HP), Munny (currency), Black balls (recharges magic points (MP)), and some times items. Each time you level up you will obtain an increase in strength, defence, more health, more ability points, more magic or you can learn new abilities. You have a set amount of ability point (AP) and you can assign them to what abilities you would like to use in battle from new moves to more munny from a single enemy each ability has its own ability price (I.E. 1 AP for ability Scan). You can use spells the basic of which are Fire, Blizzard, Thunder and Cure. Progressing through the game you obtain Summons which you can use to defeat enemies they only last for a certain length of time but can come in handy. Gummi Ship: You use the Gummi ship to travel from world to world it's classed as a Mini game, when travelling you have to shot down enemy ships and avoid obstructions to get to your destination. The Gummi ship is a very interesting feature you obtain Gummi ship parts around the worlds which then allows you to modify or create your own ship. You can also obtain Blue prints to new ships and you can build them as long as you have the parts. Synthesising: You can obtain new more powerful items and accessories by synthesising shards you obtain of enemies such as Blaze shard and frost shards etc. The synthesising shops are allocated in certain worlds and are run by Moogles (from final fantasy) they look like teddy bears with wings. Overall this is a great game, the final fantasy characters gives this game a hint of nostalgia for anyone who likes the series and the Disney characters are great and give the game some funny moments. You can pick up this game for about £5 to £10 but is well worth it. The graphics are great with an impressive musical score which gives the game a more rememberable play and gets you involved with the story more. You can see a trailer at the following: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=PGwOlQNO8to&feature=related
WKD blue an alcoholic drink made with blended mixed fruits and triple distilled vodka. Although the flavour is described as mixed fruit there's a strong taste of blueberry and some have told me they taste slight bubblegum flavours too. The drink was originally 5.5% VOL but was changed in October 2003 and is now 5% VOL. It is manufactured by beverage brands so I suppose any complaints should go there on the label of the bottle is the address: Beverage brands Admil 854, Torquay Devon TQ1 2DU, UK There are 1.4 units in the 275ml bottles and 3.5 units in the 700ml bottles which can only be purchased from shops. The UK government advises that men should not regularly drink more than three to four units a day and women not more than two to three. For more about responsible drinking visit www.drinkaware.co.uk but now back to WKD. The drink was first marketed to Scotland in August 1996 and was then sold in bottles of 330ml but that was also later reduced to the 275ml bottles we buy in shops and pubs now. It is heavily sold in the UK with the slogan do you have a WKD (wicked) side. The slogan was introduced in the year 2000 and was on TV screens from 2001. There is also an official wkd website www.wkd.co.uk to enter the site it says you must be 18, the proof of this is just to enter your date of birth in the boxes on the warning screen so technically any age can just enter by using an older date of birth. The web site will be able to show you there new TV ad, allow you to play games, win exclusive wkd stuff and will give a list of wkd events. There is also a link to a wkd shop where you can buy things such as umbrellas, blow up chairs and calendars all sponsored by wkd. There are two other varieties you can buy although there was once another three: WKD Iron Brew, Orange coloured, Iron brew flavour. WKD Red, Red coloured, mixed fruit flavour (strong taste of cherry). WKD Silver Clear coloured, tropical flavour (No longer sold in the uk as it was said to taste to similar to smirnoff blck ice) This is typically said to be a girls drink as it is only 5% Vol however a normal can of carling not premier or any other brand is only 4.1% and a can of stronbow cider is 5.3% only slightly higher than WKD, but is only 4.5 in draught in the pubs. Many people were saying different amounts for how many claories there are in blue WKD from 12 to 70 and 200 so I found a site that told me it was 228 calerioes (kcal) per bottle whether that's a 275ml bottle or a 700ml it didn't say. This is the site: http://www.nutracheck.co.uk/calories/calories_in_alcohol/ calories_in_alcopops.html (i have had to put a space after alchol/ as the link was more than 80 charceters together but there isnt one to get to the link) Every website tells me differently how many calories there are but they are all saying quite high for example 55 calories per 20ml of vodka. I found this quite surprising I thought it would be lower as it's a drink and not food. They are quite expensive drinks from about £1.50 a bottle in the shops, £2.00 to £3.00 in the pubs and maybe a bit more in the clubs. However in the shops they will normally do deals like two of the 700ml bottles for £5.00 or buy one get one free when you buy the four packs. The bottles are usually made of clear glass with a clear label on the front with the logo however I have now seen plastic ones being sold in some clubs in my town centre also clear with a clear label. They are made in clear glass so the colour which is very bright and bold can be seen and wont be missed in clubs this appeals to the younger drinkers practically teenagers when buying alcohol in off licences. The smaller 225ml bottles will need to be opened with a drinks opener but the larger 700ml ones have a screw of cap. WKD is not only drunk on its own there are many different cocktails you can make using it the most common I would say is a Cheeky Vimto made of 9 oz of WKD blue and 1-2 oz of port although there are many more below are just a few: Wicked Wine: Sparkling white wine and WKD Blue, A 2 Step: 1 bottle chilled WKD Blue, 1 oz Aftershock and Hot & Cool cinnamon schnapps CV Special: 2 oz port, 1 oz sambuca and 1 bottle WKD Blue All the drinks above you should be able to purchased in pubs and clubs although you can make it your self at home with the right things. All alcoholic drinks are to be purchased by 18's and over. In my opinion WKD is best when cold, I think if it is drank warm it gets sickly very quickly, although I would say it does eventually get sickly when cold as well. I have tried both the blue and red and both will turn your tongue that colour. They can also stain your teeth slightly if you drink enough of them. I haven't tired the orange one as I don't like Iron Brew so im not sure if this one will turn your tongue orange. I will often drink Alco pop's when im out (that or cider) as I don't like beer or wine and I have to say I prefer WKD to any other Alco pop although there are many cheaper alternatives.
Soul blade also known as Soul edge in Japan and was developed and published by Namco and released in 1996. The first game from the Soul series, Soul blade is a fast paced fighting game. It is one to two players and rated a 15+. Coming from the same makers as Tekken it has the same feel to it yet more unique as in weapons and battle conditions. Soul blade comes in two main game modes Story (edge master) and arcade, but you do also have practice, team battle, Vs, Survival, Time attack and weapon room where you visit to see what weapons you have obtained in edge master mode. Story mode: Soul Blade's events take place in 1584. The story is of warriors searching for the ultimate sword, Soul Edge. Many warriors have searched for years, but very few actually found it. The sword, which at the moment is in the form of a twin pair of long swords and they were taken by Captain Cervantes. Nine warriors from around the world is searching for the sword for there own different reasons, for revenge, some searching for its support, and some seeking it for its destructive power. You start as anyone of these ten characters (one is cervantes himself) and you must travel the map to find the clues to get Soul edge collecting better more powerful weapons along the way and ultimatly defeating cervantes. Certain stages have certain condition that have to be met like don't take a hit, complete before timer runs out etc etc. Weapons: Depending on the character you will use, depends on the weapon. For instance, Heishiro Mitsurugi has a standard sword but others like Li long has nunchucks and Rock has a hugh axe he can swing. If you play Edge master mode and gain weapons certain weapons have advantages and disadvantages, some will poison enemys, some will heal you and soul edge is the most powerful weapon in the game but will drain your life. Each weapon you pick up will take a different appereance from your last one, lengh is different, shape or you can even get invisible weapons. Arcade: Standard arcade defeat so many enemies win. However if you complete it with every character you will get Soul Edge, which is the ultimate evil under Cervantes. Battle: The battles are very fast paced. The ring you fight in can be a variety of different sizes and if knocked to the side you can get knocked out causing the opponent to win by ring out. There are many different backgrounds and stages. Certain battles will have conditions of battle which make for a more interesting game. Controls: The controls are just kick, guard, horizontal attack, vertical attack and when you hold the attack buttons you can grab. You can also sidestep around the ring by quickly pressing up, up or down, down. There are a wide range of moves to do some Arial and some can do devastating damage if pulled off just right. Overall I think this an excellent game; the story mode is the best, how ever I do think the ring out ever though a good idea can be silly when you want to fight properly. The graphics are great for its time way surpassing Tekken 1 and 2. You can get this game from next to nothing and well worth it. You can view a trailer at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4GtNuZyPDY
Koudelka is a roll playing game for the Playstation 1 which was developed by Sacnoth and released in 2000. This is a single player game with four disks, rated a 15+ and has the compatibility of the vibration function. This game is a mix of Resident Evil mixed with Final fantasy, the scenery and fear factor of Resident evil and the battle and stat levelling up of the final fantasy series. Plot: "Wales, Great Briton, 1898. A group of three characters, including the beautiful medium Koudelka are drawn to the mysterious Nemeton monastery. The dark, deserted and foreboding place keeps within its walls a secret mystery of witch craft and sorcery" quoted from the instruction book. Koudelka (a medium that wields swords and other bludgeoning weapons) is a gypsy girl that has been troubled by visions of the monastery and has come to investigate. Edward (a gun sling young man) is there because he heard rumours and came to investigate and James (a Bishop wielding clubs and axes) was sent there by his coven. You have to uncover the secret past of the monastery and survive to put the monsters to rest. Game play: The game is set in the third person, where you see the lay out of the area you're in and you move around solving puzzles and running into enemies. There is a map you can use to know where all the doors are in that room and where to go. You can interact with the scenery and find hidden item, move objects for the puzzle side of the game and open doors leading to the next areas. Battle: The battle system consists of a turn based design on a grid section floor (for the movement around the battle scene). Each time it's your turn you can do a series of commands, move, action (physical attacks, items and magic healing or offensive), wait and check your status. How ever, you can only do two commands per turn and each one only once, I.E. Attack then move or heal then wait and you can't attack then attack. The graphics are really good, the FMV's are great from the monsters to the people, and the game play is over average a little blocky at times. This game is classed as rare and going for an average of £10.00 but you can get cheaper. With a self proclaimed title of Koudelka the sexiest gothic horror RPG on playstation it does grip you into the story the music and FMV's add to this. Very original game it's a great play and recommended to anyone who likes RPG's. You can view a trailer at: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji9BlS2vHqs
Dino Crisis 2 is produced and developed by Capcom and brought out in 2000, it is a single player game rated suitable from the ages 15 and onwards. This game is a third person shooter and again as Dino crisis 1 was resembles resident evil. Anolog control compatible if you want to use them. This is a single disk game. Plot; One year has passed since Dino crisis 1and an accident has occurred: Edward City, an entire town devoted to the research, has completely vanished, and been replaced by a prehistoric jungle and dangerous dinosaures. A group is then sent in to rescue anyone still alive and to find research notes on Third energy (Clean unlimated energy and unlimated possiblities), the group is called T.R.A.T. (Tactical Reconnoitering and Acquisition Team). Regina the main character out of Dino crisis 1 is sent in as well due to her previous encounter. Game play; As the game progresses you swap between regina and dylan (a member of T.R.A.T.) This help through the game like regina can open electric locks and dylan can cut open doors covered in vines. Each character has a main weapon and a sub-weapon, Main weapons are like machine guns, pistols, rocket launcher and the sub-weapons are machette or baton. Only certain weapons are allocated to each player. As you defeat dinosaures and get combos you obtain Extinction points that is then used for purchasing weapons, ammo or medical supplies. And like dino crisis 1 you can also die from bleeding to death you'll need Hemostat's to stop the bleeding. There is also some underwater parts to the game and you will need a specific guns to use underwater. There are more of a range of dinosaures in this sequal; Tyrannosaurus rex, Velociraptor, Triceratops, Giganotosaurus, Allosaurus, Mosasaurus, Plesiosaurus, Inostranceviam, Oviraptor, Compsognathus, Pteranodon Secrets; upon completion of the game you unlock extra crisis; in this you have two modes. Dino coliseum where you fight endless dinosaurs to win extinction points and then Dino duel where you fight as a dinosaur against dinosaurs in both of these modes you can unlock more people and dinosaurs by buying them with extinction points. Complete the game with all hidden Dino files and get a EPS platinum card this gives you unlimited ammo. Weapons; Loads more weapon to take your pick from compared to Dino crisis 1: Handgun, sub-machine guns, needle gun, shotgun, main machine gun, shock gun, fire wall, stun gun, anti-tank rifle, chain mine, aqua grenade, machete, solid canon, rocket launcher and missile pod. Overall this is a great game and can buy it next to nothing anywhere. The graphics and FMV's are great, a little easy to complete but still a great play. You can view a trailer at this link: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk1fXx9IXuE
Dino Crisis for the playstation 1 was brought out in 1999, developed and published by Capcom. This game was developed by the same person who developed Resident Evil; you can tell it has the same feel to it. The genre for Dino crisis is classed as a survival horror and like resident evil it also has the same game play in 3D. The age rating for this game is 15+; it is a single player and has a vibration function. There aren't many FMV's in this game, and there's only the one disk. Plot; The story takes place in a research facility on Ibis Island, and a Secret Operation Raid Team (S.O.R.T) was sent in to investigate. During this mission they find a Dr. Edward Kirk who was reported dead two years previous and he's heading up the facilitys weapon research department. And so S.O.R.T. sends four people to apprehend Dr Kirk this is where the story starts. Your character is Regina who is a intelligents agent and weapon expert. You parachute into the facility to find something has gone horrible wrong, mutilated and partially devoured corpses of security personnel and scientists scattered all over the place. There are three possible endings to Dino crisis due to the choices you make during the game but I don't want to spoil the story too much. You find that using the third energy technology they have brough dinosaures through time and using them for experiments and your mission is to survive and rescue survivers. Another good feature is when you get hit you can bleed to death unless you have the right medi-pack. Dinosaures, There are only a few types of dinosaures you come up against. Velociraptor, Tyrannosaurus, Pteranodon, Compsognathus, Therizinosaur, Deinonychus. There are only a few weapons, handgun (starting weapon), shotgun, grenade launcher. However you can upgrade weapons and get different ammo (like darts and heat rounds). There are a few unlock able secrets, alternate costumes, infinite grenade launcher and wipe-out mode (a mission based game, kill so many in or survive for so much time). I know you can get this game for next to nothing on eBay but I highly recommend it and well worth the buy. This is a great game even if you don't like the resident evil games, there is so much to do and a good story to keep you glued to the screen until the end. Personally I have acquired all secrets and it's still a great game just to have a mess about on. You can view the game play from this link: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=TFdcEu1yOzE
The weather man is a great comedy from the director of Pirates of the Caribbean (Gore Verbinski). Rated a 15 due to strong language, sex and sexual references. One disk containing the film and special features. The film is approximately 97 minutes long. I found this film for only three pound in the bargain bin at blockbusters but have seen it priced at around the same price on eBay and Amazon. The cast then: Nicolas cage -staring in such films as the rock, con air, gone in 60 seconds, face off and many more. He play's the man character David Spritzel shortened to Dave Spritz for hes weather show on TV. Michael Caine - staring in films such as The Italian job (original), Austin power gold member, the dark night (batman) and many more. He plays Robert Spritzel a famous writer who becomes ill during the film. Gemmenne de la Peña - only 16 years old and just starting out with her carrier has been in one episode of ER and has recently been in the film Nothing is private also know has Towelhead in America. She plays Daves daughter only known as shelly an over weight girl struggling to bond with her father. Nicolas Hoult- 19 years old know for staring in about a boy. Know through out the film as only Mike. A troubled young lad who's been in a bit of trouble with drugs in the past and trying to go good from now on. Hope Davis- started her carrier in 1990 with a small part in home alone playing a French ticket lady going on to make many films and playing in a series called six degrees (14 episodes). Shelly and mikes mom only known as Noreen through out the film. Still married to Dave spritz but no longer together. Quoted by the Sunday mirror "A fresh and quirky comedy". They rated it four stars along with heat magazine, hotdog, maxim and closer I would also rate this film a four star film although its bit of a silly comedy and the storyline isn't as good as it sounds it has a lot of funny quotes such as a scene where he goes out to buy fast food as is asked not forget the tartar sauce walking down the road hes thoughts in hes head he stops behind a women at the road: "Man, I'd like to put my face in there. Right in there. Tartar sauce. My hips are cold. Tartar sauce. That's when you know its cold. I like eating pussy. Tartar sauce. A lot of guys don't. Well maybe they do. Maybe that's just black guys. Tartar sauce. What happened to the guy who was trying to fly around the world in a balloon? Did he make it? I should put some espionage or stolen plutonium in my novel. Tartar sauce. Spice it up. Neil Young. Fuck, its cold. Neil Young. Wh-why am I thinking about Neil Young. Neil Diamond. Neil... There's not a lot of famous Neil's. Is this Wednesday? I wish I had two dicks. I thought the whole family was going to learn Spanish together this year. That never really happened. I haven't had a Spanish omelette in a long time. Here we go" an he arrives at the shop needless to say he forgot the tartar sauce So what is the story all about then Dave spritz Chicago's most popular weather man and minor celebrity. A filing father of two who's given the chance to make it big in New York. He tries so hard to make it work with hes wife who hes no long with but he just makes things worse and she finally meets someone else. Hes failing attempts are hilariously disastrous. Hes daughter is overweight and being picked on names such as camel toe, she's started smoking and isn't making an effort to bond with Dave, hes son who was once in trouble with drugs gets sexually abused by hes councillor, hes father becomes ill and theirs no cure and just to add to all the stress in hes life people keep throwing things at him n the streets as they recognise him of TV, poor thing. Sounds quite serious but made it to entertain. A comedy which can get a little over the top in places. My favourite scene has got to be one of two Dave gets hit with a large cup of pop through hes car window while on the phone and says f**k I got hit with a pop all in hysterics I found this particularly funny for some reason and the other scene where both he and Noreen had been to classes to build there trust both writing a secret that the other can not read Dave reads Noreen's secret sparking a row and causing her to read he's: lacked enthusiasm when giving b.j's had a disagreement as to how important this was, I thought very. Special features on the disk include the making of the weather man, extended outlook: the script a talk with screenwriter Seven Conrad about the film , atmospheric pressure about Chicago's unique weather during the winter months one of the toughest jobs due to the temperature climate, the style and palette, a little chat with the characters and a trailer, hers a link to the trailer http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=i3_KgbI0PKY Comes in your normal DVD case, blue with a large picture of Nicolas cage under an umbrella on the front. Overall not a very good comedy as the storyline is not as promising as it sounds.It reminded me in places of white chicks which i just couldnt watch because i thought it was to over the top, but dont get me wrong i do like this film quite alot its just not for everyone, the whole film gets a bit silly in places but has a lot of funny rememberable quotes I would watch this film again if I was in the right mood and I'd recommend this to anyone who wants to watch it for the gags not a deep storyline.
Need for speed underground for PS2, made by EA games, rated age 3+, from 1 to 2 player's offline to 2 to 4 players online. This adrenaline fuelled world is set in Olympic city, where at night all the hot racers go to prove themselves. Olympic city is very cleverly designed with real landmarks put into it, Central park, Sunset Boulevard, empire state building and others. This game has an all star line up for the music from lostprophets to Nate dogg. The cars consist of Nissan Skyline GT-R R34, Mazda RX-7, Dodge Neon and Toyota Celica GT-S just to name a few. You start the game as a rookie with a bog standard car, your friend Samantha shows you the ropes and gets you into the underground world of racing. Winning races are only the start of it; you need reputation and for that you will need to kit out your car to the max. With loads of different skirts, bumpers, head light, graphics etc for the outside and computer chips, exhausts, wheels etc for the engine and performance (and of course nitro to give your car a bit more va va voom). Once your car gets a bit out dated you can trade it in for a faster model. During races you will get style points for drifting, being airborne etc to unlock cars and vinyls, be careful as well as gaining them you can also lose them for bad driving. There are seven different race modes which are; Circuit, standard race so many laps on a certain track. Sprint, race from point to point. Drag, this is short straight race, however gear changing has to be done manually, Change too early or too late and your car will lose power. Drift, (my favourite) handbrake around corners and gain massive style points, oh and do this as well as coming first. Lap knockout, like circuit except after every race the loser gets knocked out until there is only one. Free run, no time, no competition, no rules, just open road. Tournament, series of races where the higher you come the more points you get. The controls are as follows: accelerate (X), brake/reverse (square) look back (circle), change camera (triangle) handbrake (R1) nitrous (L1) gear down (L2) gear up (R2) so its fairly straight forward. Of course the overall object of the game is to be the best with the best car as well as playing through the story of you and your friends. The graphics are great, even with the high speed races. I found it a little awkward to get used to the points system. I brought this game for £5 as part of a 4 for £20 deal but retails as £7.99 in game station. Overall this is a great fun filled game. You can view a trailer at http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5Z7_UC0Vhc
Tony hawks underground for PS2 also known as THUG, made by Neversoft and activision, it has 1 to 2 player's offline and 2 to 8 players online. The controls are a bit awkward at first but you get use to them. Jumping (X), Grab tricks (O), Flip tricks (square), grinds (triangle) that's the easy part, manual (jump up down), Lip tricks facing a ramp triangle at the top, Get off your board (great feature) R1 and L1 at the same time and many other moves. In this Tony Hawks there are many modes- Free skate mode where you choose a level and have either unlimited time, just to skate, get to know the level or master tricks, or two minute session where the object is to get the highest score you possible can. Create/ play goals mode where you can choose from goals such as Skate, High Score, Combo and many other types. Two player where you and a friend can play head to head in games such as capture the flag and tag. THUG online play, same as two player mode but over the net and more players. Create a trick, If your not happy with the tricks on the game you can create your own, from a quick little flips to huge extravagant specials. Create a park, create the skate park of your dreams and just have fun, add as many ramps and grind rails as you like with what ever size, length, height you want. Create a skater, using face mapping you can get a photo of you or a mate and copy your image right on to a skater. However a network adaptor is needed, if you haven't got one then using the facial images THUG has you can still get as close as possible. Create a deck, Choose your grip tape, Colour wheels, graphics and decals you'll have your own unique board. And finally story mode where do I start. You create your own skater which starts out with a beat up board and eager to prove himself. With your best mate Eric you have to get noticed by sponsors and pro skaters to turn ultimately pro. To progress through story mode there are so many goals to complete on each level. Each goal will consist of collecting so many objects or beating certain scores etc. As well as your board you can drive cars and other fun vehicles through out the story. In all the modes except story mode there are loads of pro skaters to choose from, Tony hawks, Bam Margera, Rodney Mullen and many many more. I brought this game for £5 from Game station as part of a 4 for £20 deal but on its own priced £7.99. There is some swearing in some of the scenes and this is why it's graded a 16+. The overall graphics are quite good I would rate them above average. I really like the Tony Hawk games, there a good combination of tricks and tasks to do. You can see a trailer at http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uUAOculMrKY&feature=related
lets see where to start priced at £69.79 in Argos but can be brought a lot cheaper on eBay, it requires 4 AA batteries which can also be brought in Argos for £3.29 but im sure you could get them cheaper else where, the recommended age is 6 months and over but both my girls started using this toy at around four month's as they were quite big and capable of holding there head and body themselves. Its very easy and simple to put up and take down its easy to carry if you wanted to move it about from one place to another and when taken down it can go quite small considering its size when its all up right Its features then... The seat in the middle is bright and colourful, bright blue with various coloured designs it will rotate 360 degrees if as your baby turns it turns but your baby will need to be able touch the floor to turn around. It also has a locking system to keep the seat in place if you give your baby a snack or somet. It can also be a rocker if you push the little yellow clips at the bottom up it will be able to rock a little as the baby moves when there pushed down it will make it steady on the floor unable to move around at all so you know it's safe. It has nine toys each helping stimulate and encourage your baby 1, a small yellow star which when pressed lights up and plays the tune of twinkle twinkle little star. 2 and 3, two brightly coloured rattles an octopus and a fish. 4, A large red crab which squeaks when pushed down a little nosy but the kids love this one, 5, there's a crab in a plastic type dome doesn't actually do much but nice for baby to look at, 6, there's a plastic ball that spins around with a ship in the centre and lots of little balls which make noise when you spin, 7, there's a green sort of worm with little rings around hes body which can be moved backwards and forwards, 8 a sort of mirror not glass just a sort of reflective foil baby can see themselves in and 9, a small orange seal that when pressed squeaks. I would recommend this toy as it gives you as the parent five minutes to yourself with out having to worry about whether baby's hurting them self. It also helps stimulate baby's development, hand eye co-ordination and listening. The only thing I could think of to improve this activity station would be for it to have more sounds, music and instrumental sounds and more lights I'd still say it's worth the £69.79 in Argos and defiantly worth it if you can get it for cheaper of eBay.