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      17.08.2010 22:11
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      Each segment should be taken in with pleasure!

      Christmas. One of the first words that pops into my head when i see a Terry's Chocolate Orange. And I don't know why they are saved in my family for this once a year celebration because with a taste like this I could eat them all year round for breakfast lunch and dinner!

      The innovative chocolate from Terry's has been around for what seems as since the world started, but they never get old. And now we see a new variety in the collection - mint flavoured. The taste is not only a perfect tang of orange, not too strong not to bitter but the chocolate now comes complete with luscious mint chips that give this age old sweet a well deserved crunch.

      For those who have never been treated to such a delight, the special twist with a chocolate orange is that it is shaped like an orange with many dozens of segment shaped chocolates building up the entire masterpiece and they have to be 'tapped' not 'whacked' to release the flavour!

      The price is never one to be worried about, with these usually in sales of 2 for about 3 pounds, and when you contemplate the fact that these are fully thick with pure chocolate and no air, this isn't a bad price!

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      • Ralph Lauren in General / Clothing / 7 Readings / 6 Ratings
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        31.12.2008 20:09
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        Ensure you've at least on Ralph Lauren in your closet.

        It's coming back. Despite the unoriginality of sticking a logo on a polo shirt and pricing it at 50 quid a piece, these preppy brands continue to sell by the buckets - and Ralph Lauren is one of these original prep compnaies. But the time saved by ensuring that these designers have very little to do year in, year out, is made up by spending ohour of countless energy investing and ingraving the ideda that this silly price should be spent on clothes this 'unique'. Granted in comparison to clothes like Primark, the quality and long lasting ability of these garments can often be seen - but does this justify the price.

        Let's be honest, its not the quality of the garments we are paying for, its the name. That little badge covers 40 odd pounds of this price tag and can we complain when in return for worthless money we receive; style, jealousy and respect?

        Well, it obviously worked on me - I just spent 300 quid in there.

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        • Weetabix Mini Crunch / Breakfast / 13 Readings / 11 Ratings
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          31.12.2008 18:58
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          Delightfully adictive and ready for you all day long

          I often find myself eating these for breakfast lunch and dinner, and with a taste like this who can blame me! Despite the name, the little chips or blends of additional flavours in these healthy nuggets taste very little of what their name suggests, but whatever the alternative substances have been used, they are delightfully addictive!

          The innovative idea from Weetabix has been around for a relatively short time, but their new Weetabix Minis are picking u quickly and rapidly becoming more successful then their previous worldwide famous Weetabix (originals).

          The taste of these new tiny nuggets not only combine the previous healthy eating brought about by the fibre-full Weetabix, but combine them with a taste that is beautiful regardless of whether its early morning, midnight or early afternoon!

          The price is never one to be worried about, with a packet usually available for a few pounds, especially in comparison to other cereals, this isn't a bad price at all!

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        • Terry's Chocolate Orange / Chocolate / 10 Readings / 8 Ratings
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          31.12.2008 18:39
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          Grab 2 for a couple of quid!

          Christmas. One of the first words that pops into my head when I see a Terry's Chocolate Orange. And I don't know why they are saved in my family for this once a year celebration because with a taste like this I could eat them all year round for breakfast lunch and dinner!

          The innovative chocolate from Terry's has been around for what seems as since the world started, but they never get old; the taste is not only a perfect tang of orange, not too strong not to bitter but the chocolate is so pure that this age old sweet never gets old.

          For those who have never been treated to such a delight, the special twist with a Chocolate Orange is that it is shaped like an orange with many dozens of segment shaped chocolates building up the entire masterpiece and they have to be 'tapped' not 'whacked' to release the flavour!

          The price is never one to be worried about, with these usually in sales of 2 for about 3 pounds, and when you contemplate the fact that these are fully thick with pure chocolate and no air, this isn't a bad price at all!

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          • Polo Ralph Lauren / Clothing / 4 Readings / 3 Ratings
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            31.12.2008 17:57

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            Ensure you have at least on Ralph Lauren in your closet.

            It's coming back. Despite the unoriginality of sticking a logo on a polo shirt and pricing it at 50 quid a piece, these preppy brands continue to sell by the buckets - and Ralph Lauren is one of these original prep compnaies. But the time saved by ensuring that these designers have very little to do year in, year out, is made up by spending ohour of countless energy investing and ingraving the ideda that this silly price should be spent on clothes this 'unique'. Granted in comparison to clothes like Primark, the quality and long lasting ability of these garments can often be seen - but does this justify the price.

            Let's be honest, its not the quality of the garments we are paying for, its the name. That little badge covers 40 odd pounds of this price tag and can we complain when in return for worthless money we receive; style, jealousy and respect?

            Well, it obviously worked on me - I just spent 300 quid in there.

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            31.12.2008 17:43
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            Delightfully adictive and ready to pick up all day long

            I often find myself eat these for breakfast lunch and dinner, and with a taste like this who can blame me! Despite the name, the little chips in these healthy nuggets taste very little of chocolate, but whatever the alternative substance is that has been used, its delightfully addictive!

            The innovative idea from Weetabix has been around for a relatively short time, but their new Weetabix Minis are picking u quickly and rapidly becoming more successful then their previous worldwide famous Weetabix (originals).

            The taste of these new tiny nuggets not only combine the previous healthy eating brought about by the fibre-full Weetabix, but combine them with a taste that is beautiful regardless of whether its early morning, midnight or early afternoon!

            The price is never one to be worried about, with a packet usually available for a few pounds, especially in comparison to other cereals, this isn't a bad price at all!

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            31.12.2008 17:24
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            Try mixing up your 2 for 3GBP this year with one original and one toffee crunch!

            Christmas. One of the first words that pops into my head when i see a Terry's Chocolate Orange. And I don't know why they are saved in my family for this once a year celebration because with a taste like this I could eat them all year round for breakfast lunch and dinner!

            The innovative chocolate from Terry's has been around for what seems as since the world started, but they never get old. And now we see a new variety in the collection - toffee flavoured. The taste is not only a perfect tang of orange, not too strong not to bitter but the chocolate now comes complete with luscious toffee chips that give this age old sweet a well deserved crunch.

            For those who have never been treated to such a delight, the special twist with a chocolate orange is that it is shaped like an orange with many dozens of segment shaped chocolates building up the entire masterpiece and they have to be 'tapped' not 'whacked' to release the flavour!

            The price is never one to be worried about,m with these usually in sales of 2 for about 3 pounds, and when you contemplate the fact that these are fully thick with pure chocolate and no air, this isn't a bad price!

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          • FHM / Magazine / Newspaper / 7 Readings / 6 Ratings
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            31.12.2008 17:16
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            Don't brand this mag as pure porn - try it once and see what's in store for you!

            FHM is a pretty long running men's mag, that has long been branded soft porn. But in comparison to the pure nudity available in other mags such as Nuts this is a rather more mature gentlemen magazine. Aside from the delicious looking pin up beauties it also holds some pretty decent reviews and celebrity interviews, that are far more advanced then the tat seen in women's mags where the most immature and unnecessary questions are asked. I am now a yearly subscriber and in comparison to the prices of other UK magazines of a similar quality this has to be a pretty good deal (31 quid for a 12 issue subscription) also they have a very clean cut and useful website which is filled with decent competitions such as winning a Range Rover sport!

            Although as the title suggests For Him Magazine, this mag is just as appealing to women - with my other half picking up my copies more often then me sometimes! All in all, try one copy, if its for you...you'll know.

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              28.12.2008 17:59
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              For those with an older iPod - get ready for colour upgrade. For those without an iPod - be prepared

              I've been living with my 20gb 2nd generation iPod, for longer then I can remember. And THAT was impressive for its time. However, I won a free 120gb iPod with Coca Colas "An iPod - an hour competition"
              These new generation iPods however have wowed the pants off of me.

              With the ability to hold 35,000 songs, hours of videos or 100s of thousands of images, all in a 10% thinner machine - I was stunned. The new iPods also come with the capability to view album covers, search quickly and a perfect colour screen.
              Music:
              Apple have had the music side of their iPod covered from stage one, simply by placing the white headphones in your ear you become a fashion God. However, if you are running or generally walking fast it is likely that the headphones will fall out - so my recomendation is to buy some cheap in ear headphones from somewhere like DealExtreme. As far as capacity holding and quality of songs go the iPod can hold an extremley large amount of songs and at the quality you decide to rip them - they have also brought out an extremley usefull ACC and M4A capability to their iPods, so that you can place extremely good quality music without losing too much space.

              Video:
              Videos and images on the iPod is relatively new. One good thing is that the loading time is quick, they hardly ever skip and there are lots of programs available that can convert virtually any format. However, the screen is currently to small for eyes to view a full 2 hour movie, and you often can't even tell whether the actors are male or female let alone whom they are. This is also loses much of the atmosphere within intense films.
              Competition:
              Apple owned the portable music market for a long period of time before noticable competion arose. Right now, there are many comparable portable music players, from cheap unbranded 128mb music players from Hong Kong, to the elite Archos Multimedia player.
              Without wasting anytime on the others; my recomendation is that if you are looking for a good quality MP3 player with style. Go for this. If not, the only really comperable MP3 player is the Creative Zen.

              Price:
              Although mine was free, the prices have gone down incredibly since I bought my first one, that these are not just for the elite and rich - almost anyone can afford an iPod, with shuffles starting from £25.
              For those of you with an older generation iPod; if you are after more space and a colour screen - these new iPods come with video and picture capability. For those of you without iPod; prepare yourself.

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            • HTC Touch Pro / Smartphone / 8 Readings / 5 Ratings
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              28.12.2008 17:46
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              Perfect for anyone, from a first time user, right up to an advanced computer technician!

              The Touch Pro is more then I could have ever expected. When I went in-store to look at the different phone models available, I was told that this was tough competition for the iPhone. Tough competition? The Touch Pro has beaten the iPhone, hands down. With its super-fast response to touch as well as ease of access to the Internet, weather, emails and texts at the flick of a finger, this phone has to be one of the most user friendly touch screen phones available on the market. As well as boasting a fully functioning touch screen, the phone also holds a full QWERTY keyboard, making it easier to type directly into a Word or Excel document. The operating system, Windows Mobile, includes all of the well known Office suites, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, meaning I can work from my Office away from the Office.

              The sound quality is also second to none, so much so, that I now find myself usually playing songs through bluetooth capabilities of the phone straight through to my laptop, more so then I do using my JBL speakers. I have found that it does cause slight problems if its left on constantly overnight, and can then lead to problems of slightly slower response time, however the simplest way to cope with this is to ensure that it is turned off every evening. Being the all round perfect touch phone, but also so simple to use as well as everything being already pre-installed, I would have no fear in recommending this phone to anyone; from a first-time phone user, right through to an advanced computer technician who likes to play around with Microsoft.

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            • HTC Touch HD / Smartphone / 7 Readings / 3 Ratings
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              28.12.2008 17:30
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              Perfect for anyone, from a first time phone user, right through to an advanced computer technician!

              The touch HD is more then I could have ever expected. When I first went in store to look at the different phone models available, I was told that this was tough competition for the iPhone. Competition? The Touch HD has outranked the iPhone one hundred times over. With its super fast touch response as well as ease of access to internet, weather, emails and SMS at the flick of a wrist this phone is one of the most user friendly touch screen phones on the market. As well as boasting a well functioning touch screen, the phone also runs on Windows Mobile Operating system. The operating system includes all the well known Office suites meaning I can work from my Office away from the Office. This has been the first time I can truly do this, with many phones stating they can do this, yet this being the only one where the full HD widescreen has made it fully possible to see what I am doing.

              The sound quality is also second to none, and I now find myself usually playing songs through the bluetooth capabilities of this phone from my laptop then I do using my JBL speakers. I have found that if it is left on constantly then it can lead to problems of slightly slower response time, however the simpliest way to cope with this is to ensure that it is turned off every evening. Being the all round perfect touch phone, but also so simple to use as well as everything being pre installed, I would have no fear in recommending this to anyone; from a first time phone user, right through to an advanced computer technician who likes to play with Microsoft.

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            • Samsung SGH-F700 / Mobile Phone / 11 Readings / 10 Ratings
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              23.12.2008 20:50

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              Perfect when you are used to it - and rare!

              Despite the phone having a host of features - from touch screen through to QWERTY keyboard, and the all important 3 megapixel (MP) camera...using them is another thing. All phones take a while to get used to, but the F700 takes a long time to perfect the skill of scrolling and navigation, as well as the unusually small QWERTY keyboard. The phone is prone to freezing when switching between landscape and portrait screens. The 3MP comes out as well as the 5MP of Nokia because of such a high quality vivid screen. Also the high quality wide screen is perfect for navigating websites AND watching films. The phone is certainly durable and full of high quality features, and strengths of the phone would include the ability to read full screen email and viewing websites as well as being able to switch between touch on-screen keyboard as well as the QWERTY keyboard, however users must watch out for the unfriendly first few weeks of usage, as well as the prone of this phone freezing. However, if you can get hold of this rare gem - do!

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            • Motorola M930 / Mobile Phone / 8 Readings / 7 Ratings
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              23.12.2008 20:13

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              Perfect backup phone -- or for those who don't need a technological masterpiece!

              Everyone wants the latest phone with cameras, internet and GPS. But when Motorola takes you back to basics with a stylish and cheap colour mobile for as low as 50 quid from Carphone Warehouse, it makes you wonder - why spend hundreds of pounds? This is perfect for those who aren't too fussy about how technological their phone needs to be, or even if you just need a spare one in case your super-duper high tech phone with lasers breaks on you or if you lose it. This is one of the most dependable phones I have ever had and its not too far away from being as useful as a phone you would end up paying hundreds for. Although it can only boast holding a radio and colour screen as its features, its ability to call and text are as good - if not better then a 5 megapixel camera with a phone.

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            • Nokia N95 8GB / Mobile Phone / 9 Readings / 7 Ratings
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              23.12.2008 19:47
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              Try out the N96, yet another step forward in creating the perfect phone.

              The N95 8GB; far more then just a step up from the N95 and a lick of paint. The new N95 comes with enhanced GPS, larger screen and to top it off, a massive 8GB of space - enough to have you playing 80,000 songs or 120 full length films, or 1.5 billion texts, if you were bizzare enough to use a phone for the original purpose of a phone. As with most phones these days, its complete with a 5 megapixel camera, rather the norm with most phones these days, but with a pretty good colour balance because of the use of a Carl Zeiss lens.
              The phone also runs of a Symbian operating system, meaning that there are many many applications to add to the capability of this phone.
              As mentioned there is GPS which is extremely useful for map plotting and if you have internet connection with your contract then will work a dream, if not expect poor working capabilities and to expect to pay 80GBP to unlock the full version of the Nokia Maps.
              All in all the phone has a lot of strengths such as the Nokia name, sleek design, masses of space and ingenuious features such as being able to turn the phone's screen landscape.
              However, despite all the space, if your phone uses so much as half of it, expect it to start running slow and also watch out for the phone freezing - a problem for most people.
              All in all...try the N96, yet another step forward in creating the perfect phone.

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            • Abercrombie & Fitch / Clothing / 22 Readings / 21 Ratings
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              25.05.2008 05:22
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              Of the 300 pieces of clothign in my cloest, 100 of them are A&F; and rightly so its a top brand.

              I don't know where to start. I don't usually fall in love with a clothes line. But...I guess I can make an exception for Abercrombie. There is something about the branding, the style and the hype that makes this brand outrageously morish.

              Sure there is nothing new or unique about a polo shirt, but as soon as that small Moose is stitched on it becomes a different matter. Teens are going crazy for Abercrombie and its difficult to say whether its rightly so. Abercrombie is well designed, lasts for life and is a MASSIVE attention grabber. But is it all fuss? I don't know, but one thing is for sure, they have a great promotions team to have encouraged so many teens to fall in love with this brand.

              My recommendation is - if you want to be attention grabbing, then join in..but don't pay full price. This brand has been around since 1892, and by the look of things the original design has rarely changed, there is no need to pick up a £70 polo in store when you can buy an equally similar one on eBay for £15. That being said Abercrombie does come up with a few good pieces every year and all of them are guaranteed to be VERY well fitting, with a unique muscle fit, durable and likely to last for years and VERY fashionable.

              If you don't have an Abercrombie & Fitch item in your closet - you best not go to town.

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