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It's rare I drink hot chocolate, but not so rare that I drink hot drinks. I am a huge lover of British Breakfast Tea and Coffee. That being said I don't really like to experiment outside of those. However, I like a good rich hot chocolate on occasion to help stir things up. I do not really class this as experimenting either as I used to drink hot chocolate as a child, though stereotypically in winter only.
Sometimes I buy the Cadbury's one where you make it with warm milk and sometimes I buy this one with water. However, though the milk based one is richer in quality, making it with water is quicker and easier. At least for me or am I just being lazy?
Anyway, it comes in a plastic container with a simple purple design and plastic lid. The casing has a curve to it and this helps it to sit well in your hand and to have a firm, yet comfortable, grip. I usually heap in four tablespoons add a little water, mix into a paste, then top up and stir because I hate the bits floating on the top. But hey, this isn't a movie, we're bound to get some bits right? Wrong. Do it how it's directed and you will NOT get bits floating on the surface.
As nice and chocolatey as this instant hot chocolate is, it does not taste like Cadbury's it just taste's standard. However, I would still recommend this product as you can get it a cheap home stores such as B and M or Home Bargains for quarter of the price a leading Supermarket would sell it for. It is also good for children and as the winter season is soon approaching I will definitely be grabbing my own one.
Over the years, or rather over the past four years, I have severely suffered with back problems. So much so it is really painful to do pretty much anything. The doctor said there was nothing wrong with me and after a bunch of physiotherapy and nothing changed, I was prescribed Ibuprofen gel to ease my muscle pain. That ran out and boom, that is when I bought this. A product, which for me did not work.
You basically just squeeze a small amount into your hand and gently rub it into the location of pain. The more you rub it in the more it begins to feel sticky. Once rubbed in you allow it to dry before putting your clothing back on. I did not wait once and found my shirt stuck to my back, so I would certainly recommend waiting a little while, depending on where you use the gel.
The gel recommends you not to take any other paracetamol or Ibuprofen tablets as well as using this and I myself have never gone against this. I'd say that the boots gel worked for around 30 minutes and then it wore off. It is supposed to work for up to 4 hours. That being said I think it would be useful for small muscle pains, such as a pulled leg muscle after working too hard at the gym.
I would recommend this to anyone who suffers with small amounts of muscle pain, but the one the GP prescribed worked a lot better. The gel comes in different strengths, so maybe next time I will try a tougher strength.
This site doesn't have all 10 volumes from season 1 so here I am going to review the whole first series of manga books. The image shows a season 2 book, but the information and title indicates season 1. Let it be known that this is the second manga that I ever read and it was the second I had ever owned so at the time of buying this I did not have much to compare it to, but years on, I now do.
The art inside each volume is stunning, every time I turn a page I am amazed and every time a new character comes into the series I am swept away by the detail being used. However, each new character comes with the same flaw and it is that they are all obsessed with the male protagonist. This whole series is built off that alone. The author painted Tsukune to be extremely desirable.
This is something I dislike, but the thing that kept me hooked on this series and kept me watching it is that I am rooting for Moka to get with Tsukune. I love the evil and natural side of her that comes out too. The plot follows the two through monster school, Tsukune concealing the fact that he is human.
I would highly recommend this series to anyone who like manga or who is a beginner. The plot is gripping and each volume uses a cliffhanger that keeps you hooked. In most manga book stores you can get three volumes for the price of two, so you can pay £10 for three volumes. However, I would say it's for people over 16 because there is some fan service from time to time.
Though I watched the film first I found both the book and film to be completely different. The book kept me hooked all the way through and I really enjoyed it. Especially the fact that it could keep me gripped, because very few books do lately.
Personally in my opinion I found the book a whole 95% better than the film. Need I say Kristen Stewart's terrible emotionless acting ruined the film? At least with the book you are able to picture someone else in the leading role. Just encase anyone is interested in the film, it also stars Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth. Although the film wasn’t all that gripping the climax was quite good, this is why emphasise that the book is only 95% better. I find myself humoured by the fact I say ONLY 95% better.
As I have stated the book is written very well, to the point where I hope the author writes her own work and not just film adaptations. That being said I am yet to check whether this woman actually has written any of her own works, but if she has I will be sure to check them out.
Anyway, the novel follows the basic premise of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, just with a more gripping plot line on the Huntsman’s behalf. Which one can assume by the title of this book. The book is also short and this is one factor that put me off reading this book before actually watching the film.
The cover being used here is incorrect and the correct cover had two people walking their dogs on the front. When I brought this book it was more than £0.20 and I don't understand why the price is so low when this book is one of the best I've read in a very long time. Especially for a kindle book. Being a student I rarely find time to pick up a book let alone buy one. So it was good to be able to purchase this on the Amazon kindle store.
This book is brilliant and so true to real life situations. I really versioned Gilly in my mind and that’s saying something. It takes an artist to be able to create visual imagery in my mind. You predict it to go one way and then secrets start to unfold towards the end which takes your mind elsewhere. This element on its own makes this book fantastic.
The book is brilliantly written, so much so it keeps you hooked. I read this book in a day. So admittedly it is short, but then again I don’t think you are supposed to sit there hours on end to read it. What I find best about this book is that you can read it at a slow pace or like me (in a day) and still get full enjoyment from it.
I seriously thank the author of this book and I will definitely be buying her new novel, Ten Years On. I would also definitely recommend this especially since the price of it has shot right down since I bought it and that’s saying something considering it was cheap enough as it was.
Watching the anime before I even began to read this manga series has really put this manga into perspective now that I am finally reading it. Not that this manga would be hard to comprehend without the anime, but it helps with voices and overall interaction and movement.
The author has made a couple of side references to state that this volume (and other volumes) tend to jump around, but I haven't found that problem yet. In fact I have found quite the opposite.
I like how evenly spaced these chapters are and at times I enjoy the fact that some are longer than others, it keeps you intrigued or at least, it keeps me intrigued.
The sketches are still, as always, beautiful. Some of the best I have seen in manga because they are so artistic and delicate.
That being said, the plot thus far is strengthening and although I own the anime, the manga plot is not spoiled at all spoiled for me. I still find myself hooked at the end of each volume wanting more.
One thing I don't like about this manga though is that it takes me 45 minutes to get through a volume and I dearly miss the Death Note detail. Where it would take me a good, nearly, two hours, but this is not Death Note, so I will not complain. However, I do wish they were slightly longer, especially for the money.
This series so far consists of two protagonists who have concealed feelings, one being very solitary. As the series goes on there is a big misunderstanding between the two main protagonists and though it can seem a bit stretched at times, it is thoroughly enjoyable to read.
This has become my number one favourite manga and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves manga or comics or just general stories about falling in love.
I am a massive lover of bath times because I only have one bath a week. A Saturday night. That way the whole experience can feel more luxurious are rare. I bought this for a cheaper solution than buying two amounts of bath and shower gel, as 6 nights a week I shower. It was all in one, so why not? There is no reason why not.
This product is satisfactory and I would definitely recommend it to those with children. It's not expensive and it's fun design keeps children entertained, because it certainly entertained me. I was attracted to it on the shop shelf so it must have done it's job right?
When using it to wash your body in the shower I find that it didn't work as well as I had liked. It lathered up really well and this is what I adored. Yes, it smelt appealing but it did not linger on my skin long afterwards. In fact I noticed the scent had disappeared whilst patting myself dry.
When using it in the bath I found that I had a better experience. I simply placed a small amount under hot running water and jetted the cold tap at the same time. Shortly after I found my bath head high in bubbled. There were a lot more bubbles than I had expected and they lasted plenty of time. They were still there when I got out the bath and it also left a fruity scent within the room.
I would highly recommend this product to anyone, not just children, because I am not a child, though I could be at heart.
I bought this because I have never made boxed cupcakes before and thought that it was about time I actually tried doing so. I bought this for 99p from Home Bargains and though I had a few complications I really couldn't complain for that price.
The instructions were easy enough to follow and I found that the only things you needed to provide was a small amount of tap water, a teaspoon of butter and a medium sized egg. Now I wasn't aware you needed extra ingredients as I pretty much assumed that everything you needed would be in the box. It must have been naive of me to assume so. That being said for butter I used Lurpak that was in my fringe as I do not use the oil made Flora or Clover. I was lucky in that sense.
The mix was really easy and simple. I made them within 10 minutes but found the mix was extremely runny when I didn't even add all the water in. I poured it into the cases none the less and it filled 8 of the ten cupcake cases a little less than half way. I placed them in the oven for 10 minutes and they sprang just a little above half way and were pleasantly cooked all the way through.
I melted the icing and chose not to add butter, as I am not fond of butter cream and then placed the sugar paper images on top. They looked rather beautiful and how pictured on the box, aside from the butter cream.
I am extremely pleased with what I got for 99p and I would definitely recommend boxes like this for children's parties. For my first boxed cupcakes at 21 I am extremely happy. They came with little to no mess.
Warwick Castle may be a family attraction now but a lot of history still derives there. Since I had watched Merlin I have wanted to visit Warwick castle, but never had the means of doing so. As of recently I was more than fortunate to visit the attraction with my family and when I got there I found that the Merlin side of things was a lot less interesting than the rest. The castle itself was by far one of my favourites. The Great Hall and State Rooms dating as far back as the castle itself. The more rooms you walk around the more about our history you discover and by our, I mean British history. Inside each room depicts the ages of history, up until the present day queen.
The Kingmaker is a close draw with being my favourite part of Warwick Castle. The Kingmaker depicts the life of Richard Neville and the War of the Roses. The stages that they went through to prepare for battle, such as crafting weapons. The grounds were more than entertaining with all the shows they had on such as horrible histories, jousting, birds of prey and more. The only thing that was a let-down for me was the fact the merchandise stores there had nothing for Merlin.
The amount of detail and effort that has been crafted into the exhibits at Warwick Castle is astonishing. They have talking wax works, or rather there are stereo systems that make it seem like they are talking. There are machines that circulate scents around certain rooms to depict what it may have smelled like in each room. Real people put on live shows that illustrate how things may have been in historical context. The exhibits in the State Rooms are also laid out realistically to portray how they would have lived.
One of my favourite attractions there I would have to say is the Castle Dungeons. I spent the whole week leading up to it scared, but I actually found it quite humorous. Granted, the final room scared the living daylight out of me, but it’s still a great attraction if it can affect you like that. I won’t give too many details on what’s inside, because it ruins it for all those who may visit, but each room within the dungeons demonstrates something different. It’s interactive too, so they randomly choose some of you to take part in their exhibits, which was quite fun to watch. Plus, if you’re not too scared you can listen to what the actors in character have to say and they give you small amounts of historical information about the beliefs of people in the days of the plague and folk tales from hundreds of years ago.
A great product and value for money. A lot of people think that the C in 5C stands for cheap, but in fact it actually stands for colour. And my-oh-my does this product pay off. It may be made out of plastic, but I find that I enjoy that element more. It doesn’t feel cheap and unlike the models with the metal casing, doesn’t hurt in your hands with the sharp corners because it has rounded corners. The buttons on the side of the phone also do not feel flimsy.
Back in March I bought this phone out of my 21st birthday money. It was my first smart phone and I didn’t have much else I could compare it to. Before this phone I had a Blackberry as you can probably imagine there is a significant difference in the two. One of the most impressive things about this phone is that is also comes in minimal packaging and I mean minimal. It comes in a box as big as the phone itself, which is shocking. The phone itself comes with a wire and a pair of headphones. This next part may be slightly embarrassing, but I have never had an IPhone before and as it didn’t come with instructions I had to google how to turn it on and how to screen shot and several other things.
The product itself fits in the hand comfortably, even though the widescreen feature is new to this model. It is not too heavy and still looks very attractive. For those who are curious I will add the size and weight below.
Height: 124.4 mm
Width: 59.2 mm
Depth: 8.97 mm
Weight: 132 grams
I don’t know much about what each spec means so I will just talk about the one’s that I do know. My model was a 16GB and I find that this space is sufficient enough for everything I want on there. I have a lot of contacts, documents, ebooks and photos on there, as well as 400+ songs that take up around 3GB. However, I do find that applications tend to take up a lot of memory space on this phone. The other day I deleted majority of my applications apart from 3 social networking apps and 4 games that I play a lot. The one’s that I play not so much I deleted and there was still 5GB worth of data gone on applications and I found that it was because you cannot delete the apps that come with the phone. This I find extremely annoying. Not because I they’re standard but because I never even use this applications so by rights I feel like I should be able to delete them.
This water is one of my favourites because it actually leaves you feeling hydrated whereas water like Volvic tends to leave you with a dry mouth and the need to drink more and more. Which, we can all agree is a pain because then you’re going to the toilet every five minutes, but I guess that’s just how they sell it to you. I know a lot of people say water has no taste, but personally I think that Evian does. It is one of the most clean tasting drinks that helps you to feel refreshed.
I always used to think growing up that Evian was a bottled water aimed at those with money, but then you find that Evian is actually one of the cheapest and better tasting. I mean, I would much rather drink this water than drink tap water or any other type of water. It’s the best type of water that can taste great either fridge chilled or warm off the shop shelf. I myself like small amounts when it is cold, but because of my sensitive teeth, would much rather drink it off the shelf when it is close to being warm.
The product is packaged well and very attractively. The see through bottle, that is tinted blue is always appealing to me because blue is my favourite colour. The lid is blue and the label contains information you may need to know. Sometimes the label can even contain a baby. I don’t know about many others but I love the Evian adverts on television, especially the new spiderman one that has not long just been released.
You can buy this product in bulk or you can buy it on its own. The fact they sell it in singles as well as multi-packs is very handy if you’re out on your own or out with family. It also comes in 125ml which is useful for children’s packed lunches. Which, means I would strongly recommend this product to anyone and of course all ages.
This product is by far one of my favourites when it comes to keeping clean. The original bar is lightly scented and is familiar to my childhood, as it has been a brand in my family for a very long time. The brand is well known worldwide as I have even seen people using it in America. There are many scents to Dove soap, but this Original bar is by far one of my favourites. It’s not overly scented and that is what I love. I am the sort of person who prefers natural smells.
I usually get this product from Poundland as you get two bars for a pound, however, from time to time cheap home stores such as B and M sell the product for 29p a bar which is more beneficial and value for money. The fact this product is so cheap is something you can't complain about because the quality is also nothing to complain about.
The product lathers well when used on its own, with a flannel or sponge. It doesn't flake and dries nicely without getting stuck to the soap bowl, which has been the case sometimes with me. It’s packaged as simply as possible and is also suitable for all ages.
It is also packaged nicely. It comes in a blue and white cardboard box, with the familiar branding logo and design. The box itself, if it is part of a multi-pack, also comes in a silicone wrapper with the same blue and white design. This helps the branding image to stick in your mind.
I started watching Orphan Black yesterday and my only regret with this show is that I did not watch it sooner. A friend at college had recommended the show to me numerous times over the last year or so, yet I had refrained from watching it. At first I was sceptic because the synopsis really wasn’t my sort of thing. The only crime show I watch is Sherlock and Hannibal. It is the third show, in existence, that has gripped me from episode one.
The show is completely and utterly gripping. The plot is great and Tatiana is essential in making the plot work. Her acting skills are absolutely diverse as she adapts many character roles within the show. New ones crop up all the time. My favourite thus far being Cosima. She fits the stereotype of a geek, yet is extremely stylish. She is witty, funny and intelligent.
The side characters are also amusing and they help pull the plot together in an eccentric way. Especially if we’re talking about Fee, portrayed by Jordan Gavaris. His character bring majority, if not all, of the comedy. Every time his mouth opens I find myself laughing. His most iconic line being “Fetch me something gay.”
The plot is different and that is why I like it so much. It is well thought out and the ideas are adapted to screen well. The hardest scene to watch so far, I would say was when Sarah’s daughter got ran over. The show is certified a 15 and yes it was a dummy, but to see such an act in this show was completely shocking. I don’t think I’ve ever been so shocked at a scene. However, as well as shocking you the show also makes you laugh and cringe, through acts of comedy and violence.
As well as this, I have also taken into account everything that brings the show together such as cinematography, music and performance. Performance I have already mentioned, but the use of camera work is brilliant. Especially since they have to edit in the other versions of Tatiana’s characters. The sound is exceptional. The Foley Artists work with the sounds of the special effects well and the soundtracks used fit fine with the scenes.
The box set is in a simplistic format. The disks are secure and there isn't much waste. The box set also fits nicely on the shelf amongst all my other box sets. I would rate the show a 10/10 and the box set a 9/10. I would also thoroughly recommend it to anyone who like crime/humor/drama.
Usually when I start watching a show, I can get through the first 21-24 episodes within a week. Assuming it is an American show that I am watching. If it is a British show with the traditional 10-13 episodes, it will take me a couple of days, depending on how gripping it is. However, I began watching NBC''s Hannibal over a week ago and as of this morning, I was only 5 episodes in. That is how much the programme has disturbed me. However, I mean this in the most positive sense. I admit that it is a gripping show, but it makes me feel sickened nonetheless. I always tend to watch the cannibal scene''s when I am eating and it puts me off. Unluckily, always when I am eating meat. Anyway, as of today I watched the last 8 episodes and finished season one.
The show is great, in a sadistic sort of way. I am not usually an individual who is invested in the crime genre, but there''s something about the plot line of ?hunting down cannibals'' that sparked my adamant interest. Not only that, but the show also stars Hugh Dancy. An actor that by all means, is strikingly handsome. However, in this show is represented as being strikingly deranged, or at least made out to be by Dr. Lector. Yes, that is Hannibal Lector.
The colour tones within the show helps the theme of Crime and Thriller. Not every scene is dark, but they are made to look it with a dull blue and grey overlay. Yet again, another convention of your typical Thriller. That is if the eating of humans doesn''t clarify that genre for you. In some ways, this show can be depicted as a horror with the gruesome cases. Thriller''s, at least for me, are films or shows that make you jump and Horrors are about the gore. Which, this show is fluent in as not only do they show the crime, but re-enact it.
Overall, I am eager to continue this show and I am also hoping to begin watching season two tonight. Season two is currently airing on television and if this review has interested you I recommend you watch this show or get a taste for it by watching an episode.
I originally bought this box set because I enjoyed watching it online. I was surprised to find amongst it''s arrival, from Amazon, that this box set was so compact. It easily fits two box sets into one small case.
I began watching Teen Wolf again a week ago. Not the 1985 television series with Michael J. Fox, but the teen drama that began in 2011. I have heard a lot about the teen show over the past couple of years, but strayed from watching it because of the bad reviews it received. However, some have told me that recently the storyline has picked up in season 3 and that it is thoroughly gripping. So being an avid American television show consumer, I jumped on the chance to watch something new. As I frequently watch ongoing shows back to back in a couple of days and then end up searching for something else.
At first I was weary, I wasn''t sure if I wanted to sit and resolutely waste my time on forty plus episode''s waiting for it to get good, but then I realized season one and two only has ten episode''s each. This I found odd as American shows, at least to my knowledge, vary between 21-24 episodes. Evidently, after gaining this information I happily began watching the first twenty episode''s, waiting for this growing reputation in season three to show, but I was pleasantly surprised when the show bloomed for me in season two. Season one was a little dry, but I found season two be fantastic. New enemies raised into the limelight and the show always has a sense of enigma, who is the Kanima? I easily overlooked the corny acting from majority, but not all, of the actors. I also had to over-look the graphics quality in season one, which for anyone who knows me, was extremely hard to do! Being a film student, I am a stickler for good CGI in fantasy or sci-fi motion picture''s and Teen Wolf wass definitely lacking in the area.
A short synopsis on the plot''s progression. Season one begins with the main protagonist turning into a werewolf and he undoubtedly mistakes who turned him. The end of the season presents a showdown with the alpha that turned him. Season two, digresses from the characters finding themselves and a hunt begins for a new demon, the Kanima. Nobody knows who it is, whether it''s being controlled or whether it''s controlling itself. The plot unfolds and becomes, at times, heartbreaking. Season three, says goodbye to several characters and also welcomes plenty of new one''s. Sacrifice''s are made by the Darach, which then leads into the second and more dark storyline of the Japanese demons, Oni.
However, I noticed that these poor graphics were only in relation to the Werewolves within the series. In season one, Peter the alpha is literally a black blur with two red dots for eyes, until the end of the season when he looks like a plastic figurine. This is, of course, extremely laughable, but overlooking this you realize that every other supernatural being within the show is crafted perfectly. The Kanima in season two and the Oni in season three are amazingly crafted! But this begs the question, if this show is about werewolves, why didn''t they get as much consideration as the minor characters in relation to CGI?
Which brings me to my next point, the characters. In season one it''s all about developing these characters and unfolding the progression of the main character, Scott. However, season two brings in a darker atmosphere and season three is indestructible with a sadistic and terrifying plot. Tyler Posey, who at times in season one has a minor fluctuating acting skill set, is brilliant as the main protagonist. He really fulfils the main role of Scott. Dylan O''Brien who plays Stiles (alongside Tyler Hoechlin, Derek and Ian Bohen, Peter) is without a doubt one of the only actors within this show to play his character flawlessly and as I mentioned earlier, one of the only actors within this show to be able to act. There are so many actors within this show that I should commend on their acting, but it would take up too much time.
By pushing yourself past the terrible graphics, which severely improves in season three and the odd corny scene, there is a lot that should not be missed. The storyline is packed with action, twists, cliff hangers, gore and as the plot progresses in season three becomes extremely dark. I would definitely recommend this show to anyone who enjoys American television shows that is straying from irrelevant the stereotype the Twilight fan base has set up. Personally, I have very much enjoyed watching this show the past week and after how season three ended, are anticipating season four, in June 2014. I think it''s safe to say I am now a hooked fan.
I would rate this show and box set 8/10.