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I purchased these 4 weeks ago from a local B&Q in the North West. The fork, tongs and Spatula are all excellent sizes - so they are perfect for being able to stand slightly back from the bbq. The items appear well made and hard wearing - but B&Q state that the items are dishwasher safe, the first few times I used them we handwashed them after use - purely for ease at the time. However last week we put the items in the dishwasher and the handles on all of the utensils came our discoloured. I am not sure as to why this has happened!? The strength of the utensils has not been damaged, they still feel very hardwearing and useable, but I would not advise that you put these items in the dishwasher.. For the price I am very happy with this pack of 3 bbq utensils and they have been much better than some of the similar priced packs you can buy from places such as B&M Bargains.
After reading the 3 other fantastic Dan Brown novels I naturally eagerly anticipated the release of this 4th book in the 'Robert Langford' thrillers! If you have not read the others you should - they certainly wont let you down! Without giving the whole story away or giving too much detail I must say this is not Dan Browns best ever book - BUT it is a fantastic page turner (as all his books have been). He has kept the traditional short chapters and witty lines - and not to mention the mind blowing twists and revelations coming! The ending is a little disappointing after the book builds up such characters and races against time - a theme in most of his books, in fact a theme in most if not all Crime Thrillers! The book is not over priced for what it is - It is most definitely worth a purchase and a read and it allows you to make your own interpretations upon Dan Browns ever so slightly over enhanced detailings of the usual religion v science topics that his books center around. Give it a go!
I received the Sony Cyber shot camera as a gift for my birthday - picked by my boyfriend, who has thankfully picked a camera that looks cool! I have taken this camera with me on many trips/holidays and considering we both have phones that take pretty good pictures we have actually used this camera much more than I anticipated I would have done. The camera is a perfect size for fitting neatly into clutch bags, handbags and the boyfriends jean pocket! The quality of the images have so far been excellent and the ones we have had printed look brilliant - no awful pixelation and plenty of quality on the colour. This camera is very easy to use - nothing over complicated and I must say the battery is shockingly brilliant! I took the camera out for 3 days in a row - I must have taken near enough 300 pictures and it still had battery life left! If you want a no fuss, easy to use trendy looking camera I couldn't recommend a better camera! But if you are looking for something quite advanced that you can do some ever so slightly over the top images and zooming then this camera is not for you.
Ace car! I bought this car about 2 months ago and I love it! What more could you ask for, it is small so it is so easy to park it is a hard top convertible with gorgeous red leather seats that heat up. The handling on this car is fantastic and despite being low to the ground it is a pretty smooth ride. The price you would pay for these cars is next to nothing for the amount of joy you get out of driving them. They certainly attract a lot of attention and you can't help but smile when your driving it. The Copen is much more fun to drive with the roof down - despite English weather being typically wet I have managed to have the roof down quite a bit the last month or so. The car does 0 - 60 in around 12seconds, which I personally thing is fantastic for a car that is a 695cc. The roof comes down at the flick of a switch in around 18 seconds. It is not a fuel guzzler - which is an added bonus although the car tax for 1 year still stands around £130. Also the boot space is limited when the roof is down - but you would not buy this car for space - you buy it for fun and comfort! You can easily find accessories to buy for the car on Daihatsu dealer websites - and as the other review states Daihatsu drivers really do wave to each other seen as though they are a very rare sight on the round. The only way I would ever give this car up is if I was to buy the 1.3 version!
This museum as interesting to say the least. I love sex so straight away it appealed to me and me and a few others had to go.. Entry was so cheap I think we paid like Euro2/Euro3 each. There are notices on every door before you go in to warn you what is in there - as some people may not want to look - although it kind of deceives the point of going to a sex museum. They have different rooms which outline different fetishes, and they even have a section were you can listen to old sex lines..Very interesting! It is a shame it doesn't have more that relates to modern day porn like the internet and DVD's as that would have made great viewing and kept the museum a little bit more up to date. But it does give you some fascinating information of how pornographic material came about and there are some amazing sexual artefacts on display dating way back.. It doesn't take much time to walk around this place as people often want to go straight to the juicy bits - but it is worth stopping and doing some actual reading about the displays. However the staircases are full of twists and turns and it's not a wheel chair friendly place! The location of the museum is not far from the main strip and is well worth a trip!
Eden is another great club on the water front of San Antonio! You can fit 5000 (apparently) people inside of this club - the décor is amazing, really modern and great lighting. They have an amazing DJ booth and they even have a stage for when bands come and perform..there are plenty of bars in this place, although they are constantly lined with people and would advise buying two bottles at a time to avoid constantly waiting around.. Prices on entry are similar to Es Paradis - which is not far from Eden. We paid Euro20 for entry and we paid similar prices for drinks - around Euro8 for a vodka and mixer and around Euro7 for a Bud. The music is pretty good but clubs such as Amnesia churn out classics much more often than Eden. Great looking club but on average is not really worth the entry price considering the long waits at the bars..
Es Paradis is located on the gorgeous front of the harbour. And the beauty of being right on the harbour means you get 'clubbers ferries' bussing people back and forth (great experience when very drunk). Es Paradis plays some great music, although some of the urban dance mixes were a bit duff.. The place looks great on the inside with all of the drapes on the ceiling and bright coloured walls. It has 10 bars and 3 different rooms which play different types of music. Which provides a good bit of variety for the night especially with having paid so much to get in. Be sure to take any flyers of advertisers during the day for drink offers as the drinks are a little pricey on average you will pay around Euro8 for a vodka and mixer, and on event nights you will probably pay around Euro40 just for entry, we paid Euro25 and it was a non event night. This club is cheaper than places like Amnesia and offers a similar atmosphere - perfect for people who just want to party - also pretty good to people watch from the higher levels. Great club with some cute bar staff and it is slightly cheaper compared to all the other super-clubs..
Amnesia is an amazing nightclub - or should I say super-nightclub with the size of it. I went here with a group of friends last year, we had a fantastic night, great atmosphere and so much decent music constantly being played (very very loudly).. However I do have mixed reviews about this club as it was so expensive. Naturally if you go to Ibiza and you want to go into the (best) clubs yes it is going to cost you a small fortune. But at Euro35+ each for entry I did think that was a little steep..then when you get to the bar you can pay up to Euro9 just for a bottle of Bud!.. Don't be fooled it is a very expensive night out, and you can't help but want to stay in this club all night as it has a great feel about the place, and also the fact you have just paid so much to get in! But then you are faced with the prices at the bar. Either way a great night was had by all. Not 100% sure I would rush back there - but that's only because of the price!
Terry Gilliam has directed a great - yet slightly confusing film here.. This Thriller / futuristic fantasy has some real laugh out loud moments in it - mainly at how fantastic Brad Pitt plays a lunatic! The cast's performance in this film is outstanding; Brad Pitt and Bruce Willis play great roles and most of all they play them well. If you are somebody who finds it hard to concentrate during films - don't watch this, you have to watch it carefully to understand it. The basics of the film is; In 1996 a virus struck the world - this killed over 5 billion people and only few survived until 2035 by being kept in strict militant regimes. One militant group was kept below the ground in Philadelphia..They require a volunteer - James Cole (Willis) to take a journey above ground and retrieve samples of the virus. However this is not enough and they want to send James Cole back in time to track down the source of the virus and get a pure sample of it, in exchange of wiping his criminal record clean.. However it all goes wrong when is sent back to 1990 instead of 1996... Very good film and most definitely worth a watch!
I booked to fly with Thai airways through there own website (thaiair.com) the flights were not too badly priced considering the staff were so helpful. We flew from London to Bangkok, and despite the flight being long and us all travelling with terrible hangovers (from a heavy night out in London!) the flight was smooth and every body was very well looked after - especially for an economy class flight. The flight was only 90% full, which may have helped to make it easier for the staff to keep up. The younger hostesses are much chirpier and smiley and some are very attractive - which often keeps some people amused! The food was pretty good - for airplane food. The air hostesses were always walking around and asking if we would like another drink, and asking if there was anything they could get us. However be warned if you like a drink, they do close the bar at some points during the flight to prevent excessive drinking on board the aircraft - which of course is a very sensible things to do.. The seats are comfortable (about an 8 out of 10 on the comfort scale), however if you can afford to go first class with this airline I would as a friend had previously recommended first class and having had a peek at the seats they looked much more comfortable! All round this Is a good quality, comfortable airline to travel with for any medium - long haul flight.
During a trip to Dubai a small group of us stayed at the Al Manzil Hotel. This hotel is mainly known for its romantic nature - as most of the rooms have gorgeous baths in the middle of the room - which provided a lot of fun for my lady friend and I! I found (at the time) booking through Expedia was slightly cheaper than booking direct or with other hotel booking websites - not sure if this is still the case, always good to shop around. This hotel should be awarded a 5* as it is so much better than the 4* it has been awarded. The staff go out of their way to help you and they have a 24 hour reception desk!...on arrival we were given a complimentary drink and told that there would be hot towel and bathrobes waiting in the bedroom for us - which there were.. The hotels design was a modern Arabic twist, and the rooms were fantastically finished and every where was very clean. There are 3 bars/restaurants in the building, we did not dine in any of these as we chose to eat out every night - although the restaurants were pretty full most nights which Is a good sign. We did one night have a drink in the bar and it was very expensive and I would advise avoiding the pricey bar and sticking to a glass of wine at a restaurant. The location of this hotel could not be better - it is literally 5 mins walk from the huge shopping centre - which is a must to visit. Perfectly located. The hotel also offers - Free Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, fitness room and free parking if you rent a car! A lovely placed to stay and would be more than happy to go back there.
Great atmosphere! I visited this restaurant with a small group of friends during a holiday to Dubai. We booked in advance (over the phone) - good job we did as it was very busy when we got there. I would advise booking 3 weeks before if you want to visit on a weekend. Fantastic atmosphere, food was delicious and the staff couldn't have been more helpful - they were helpful without hovering constantly around the table too. The décor was calm and modern, well air conditioned and the attention to detail from the food to the smallest finishes inside the dinning area is flawless.. The food was beautifully cooked, and very fresh. All 6 of us could not pick fault with any of the dishes and our favourites of the night were - Brill, lobster and herd risotto (lobster cooked to perfection), the roast lamb - which was so tender, and finally the duck, which was packed full of flavour and very well presented. The puddings are especially good here, the mint crème brulee was a personal favourite and my friend almost ordered another Grand Marnier mousse she enjoyed it that much! The wine as you would expect is slightly expensive - but it certainly compliments the food, don't be afraid to ask the waiter if you are unsure what to pick, are waiter even recommended a few for us.. There is a separate vegetarian menu which another plus for this restaurant. If you visit Dubai - save a little bit of money and visit this beautiful modern restaurant.
Rome in two words is; magnificently beautiful. The restaurants in Rome are pretty much the same! Some may look like run down shacks but to be honest they are the best ones! Italian food is so simple yet so beautiful, delicate and very tasty.. If you do go you should try the Brunchette, with fresh mozzarella and the biggest juiciest tomatoes! They serve this practically in every restaurant and makes a fantastic sharing starter. I was advised when I went to try the Carbonara and the Spaghetti Vongole - and I am so glad I did! The Carbanara over there is like bacon and eggs (but really really good!) and the Spaghetti Vongole is mind blowing - it looks like spaghetti with a few clams over it but when you put it in your mouth the simple buttery white wine sauce it is laced in just makes you want more. The price of food is what you would expect for Rome. It is after all a tourist magnet so they are bound to have slightly higher prices. It does cost you slightly more to sit outside - but if you have a beautiful view it is well worth the extra bit of money (usually around £2 - £3 more). On average a table for two, if you pick a restaurant in a busy popular location (like Piazza Novona and Trevi Fountain) with table service you will pay around Euro55/Euro65 for a three course meal. If you are visiting for pleasure treat yourself! The food is well worth the money and the city is such a magnificent place to sit and enjoy a meal, or even just to enjoy a large glass of wine..
Be prepared to queue! The Louvre is worth the wait..if you have seen films or read the book ok the Divinci Code you will probably be as excited as I was! It is amazing to wonder around this huge (beautiful) building full of the most amazing pieces of art from statues, models, paintings and carvings.. Admittedly not everything in there is amazing, there are a few boring looking items and pictures but the majority of items in The Louvre are great.. It is well sign posted inside and the staff are helpful and almost all staff know some English which makes things a lot easier.. Food and drink are expensive and brining your own drink is out of the question as the security checks you have to go through before you can enter do not permit you to take your own liquid in. Try and visit on the first Sunday of every month and you gain free entry! However as you can imagine it will be a little busier and there will be a long wait to get in. It is impossible to look at everything in The Louvre in the detail you would like in one day - impossible! Go back another day and look at the rest or plan ahead and work out which departments you want to look in.. It is an experience you won't forget..
The Perfect airport! Very simple airport - you arrive 2 hours before your flight walk straight through the doors - check in desks are straight in front of you, wait to be checked in (sometimes 10 mins other times 30 mins) Get there a little earlier to avoid waiting around the check in. Passport control is tiny and moves quickly - they are thorough and friendly which makes a nice change! Then you are in one BIG room which is all the gates, departure lounge (with café and a few shops) and toilets all in this one room, which means no faffing trying to find your gate etc.. This airport could not possibly be any easier! First time flyers or people flying alone for the first time should use this airport as it is perfect! There is nothing worse than starting your holiday stressed out - getting lost in the airport and ending up being late because you can't find your gate! You don't have that problem here!