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    • WKD Blue / Liqueur / Cocktails / 13 Readings / 12 Ratings
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      11.06.2009 18:08
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      terrible drink

      WKD truly is Wicked

      I know this review is going to cause a bit of a stir with all those WKD lovers out there but i think people should question who this aimed for.

      Taste : lets be honest this just tastes like fizzy pop and now is availble in wkd red for those kids ( i mean people ) who didnt like the wicked blue. Its sickly, i've drank it myself a few years ago and you will be sick from the sugar levels before you are sick from the actual alcohol content.

      Price: The price again is questionable. They always seem to have offers on : buy 2 bottles for £4 and so on. This is to target an audience that possibly dont have a huge disposable income ( or pocket money ) to spend on alcohol so opt for these pre mixers. Even in the clubs they sell these things for around £1.50 a bottle. i was out recently and i was amazed to find them selling the blue wkd for 99p a bottle. The club was like a youth club though so again this was probably to try and target all the underage teens they accidently forgot to ID on the doors.

      Overall. This is possibly one of the most pointless alcoholic drinks to date. When i was 18 and myself and my freinds were old enough to drink alcohol we never bought this. It was always a thing bought on a friday night to be drank down the woods when we were trying to act cool.
      You will never see a bottle of WKD in my fridge from now until the day i die

      Maybe WKD and other manufacturers of these alcopops should get together and come up with a nice drink at a higher price or at least take the offers off sooo pepole do not drink obscene amounts of this stuff which will then result in alcohol related illnesses and the next comment is a bold statement but
      With teenage pregnancy on the rise and many of which down to alcohol related actions a restriction on sales of such drinks may indeed help reduce these rates.
      Stay clear of it if you want to enjoy a nice refreshing drink
      However if you are a teenager who is just starting to have the odd drink its what i would class as perfect.

      The only reason i have given this 1 star is because it does not let me post the review without a star rating

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      • Burton Mens Clothing / Apparel Store / 7 Readings / 7 Ratings
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        11.06.2009 17:54
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        a great store for the guys

        The shop i have now used since i was a school boy caters for just about every male that walks the streets today aslong as you like to dress in a smart way or smart casual. it also has beach wear and other fashion accesories.

        Layout : i have been in a fair few burtons shops in my travels around the country and the layout is never to different to the last. The shoes are all together. The suits are in the suit section and often offer good deals if you purchase the full suit. Suit jacket, trousers shirt and tie can often be found for under one hundred pounds.

        Selection :

        Burtons has something for everyone as i said earlier i used this shop since i was a school kid. The first thing i bought well i say that it was indeed my parents bought were a pair of shoes. I think we paidf £40 for them and they lasted me an entire year at school. Some feet as most school kids can get through a few pairs of shoes in a year with all the football and things we used to play i was amazed with there durability. Not only that they were also very fashionable and they always seem to keep up with the times.
        I also got my college bag from here again reasonably priced at around £20.
        I shop here for anything from a tie to a new pair of trainers. I often walk in just to have a look around and 9 times out of ten i will come away with something

        Prices. as mentioned above there are some excellent deals to be had and even when the sale isnt on the new lines are always excellent value for a high street label everyone appreciates. Also for all those students out there. They offer a 10 % discount for people with valid connections or NUS cards. A great help when you spend a fair amount of money on clothes.

        Staff. Although burtons is a mens shop they have both male and female staff which is excellent as the girls always seem to be more up to date with the latest fashion than the guys. There appearence is always very smart and tidy im sure they must get a big discount at the store as an incentive to come to work looking smart.

        Returns

        Returning goods to burtons as always been hassle free and they offer full refunds or exchanges with a receipt. If you loose the reciept im sure they will still be quite happy to exchange the goods for you. Obviously with underwear they will not exchange it for you which is standard in just about every high street store in the country now i think

        Overall. A very down to earth shop offering clothing for all events at a very reasonable price. Excellent and always comfy and long lasting. Shoes are brilliant and last forever with a bit of polish. Would reccomend to all students and young guys who enjoy there fashion. Also a great place for the buisnessman who needs a new suit

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      • mandmdirect.com / Online Shop / 10 Readings / 9 Ratings
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        11.06.2009 17:06
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        Swear by this shop when i need to renew the wardroab

        I came across this sight a couple of years ago. it came up on google. i was looking to update my wardrobe and i put in something like " cheap brand name clothes " I went onto m and m direct and i was quite impressed
        It also comes under m and m sports but the same is available on both websites.

        Website layout : The layout of this website is basic and simple to use.
        they have several main categories for examle, mens womens and kids
        They are then sub categories: Which break down each main section
        Shorts
        Tshirts
        Jeans
        Shirts
        shoes
        trainers and so on

        The products

        The merchandise available on this website are second to none. At this price alot of people expect faulty goods that were not quite good enought to put on the shelves. this is not true. Everything at m and m direct is of a high quality. The only thing i will say is the cheap tshirts and so on are usually not this years new releases and are from seasons gone by. However you can get this years stuff aswell. But as one would expect the prices are slightly higher.
        I use this website for winter and summer clothing and would say i order more than £500 worth of stuff and very rarley send anything back. If you are into brand labels at cheap prices this is the place to shop. They have labels such as
        Henleys
        Helly hansen
        Adidas
        Evisu
        Fenchurch
        French Connection
        Fire trap
        Fly 53
        and Fred perry to name just a few

        Price:
        As i said earlier you will struggle to find these sort of prices anywhere else on the web and i think the only shop in the streets that could compete is possibly Tk max. However they cant guarantee you will find what you are looking for. with m and m you can do it all from the comfort of your own home and they can tell you if its out of stock and if your size is not in.

        Delivery
        Delivery is £4 ish i think and they are very speedy i never wait longer than a week for the goods i order. If you spend over £100 which is very easily done on this site then the delivery fee is waived.

        Returns and staff
        Returns are accepted with no questions asked and they are very happy to refund you or exchange the goods. obviously underwear and swimwear cannot be returned but this policy is standard in most high street shops i think. Full refunds are given in the firsst 28 days following your acceptance of the delivery. If you want to return the goods but have lost the receipt all you do is post a letter with your name and address stating your requirements :D.

        Overall :
        Fantastic shop for everyone with excellent prices for both men and women. Think most merchandise is aimed at the younger generations that look for the labels.
        Fast efficient service. My favourite online clothes shop

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      • Tesco Express / Supermarket / 7 Readings / 6 Ratings
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        11.06.2009 11:45
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        Brilliant for the neccesities

        I think most will find that these Tesco express shops are in built up residential areas. for example in the middle of a huge housing estate that has a few shops in the centre. They are indeed ideal for the essentials but please do not go to a tesco express expecting to find the full range of goods you would in your local tesco supermarket.
        These shops are more of a Extended off liensce so to speak with a range off foods and other goods. Most i have visited offer the national lottery services which is always quite handy

        Layout...

        The layout of these shops are ideal and it is very easy to locate things as everything is seperate. The fridges together, the freezers together, Then all the foods are sectioned off. So if you are looking for gravy granuels... the oxo cubes wont be far away. Typical supermarket like layout just obviously not on the same scale.

        Price :

        The prices in tesco express are not to bad but you may expect to pay a little more here as they are more of a convinience store. I doubt many would choose the express store to do there weekly shop. Much better prices and range of goods in the supermarkets.

        Staff :

        The staff i have come across for the most part like in any other tesco i have been to. Very polite and get the job done and always seem to be happy to answer any questions you might have or simply have a chat.

        Returns : always happy to exchange things for you but i do believe that there is a policy in place that the customer is always right. Its not worth loosing custom over refusing to change a bottle of wine. Even if they have had 2 large glasses out of it before they try and exchange it for another bottle as it was "corked " or they simply didnt like the taste.
        So with regards to returning or exchaning damaged or faulty goods... or even things you simply dont like. i doubt that you would ever come across any problems

        Overall :

        A brilliant convinence store that will stock alot more than your local off license. Staff are helpful and friendly and the prices are reasonable.

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        11.06.2009 11:33
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        Cheaper versions are just as nice

        Baileys is a drink that i adore. Served over ice of course. Without the ice to me it is a completley different drink. If ice was not available i think i would indeed opt out and find another drink.

        Taste : I find that baileys has a delicious taste and is lovely to drink after a nice meal. It is also nice used in coffees and those that enjoy the Frappe a shot of baileys mixed in adds a little extra flavour. It is however quite sickly and i have found in the past that cheaper brands : e.g Country Cream and Creme Catalan (bought in spain ) are much cheaper below £5 a bottle and not quite as sickly

        Price . Baileys is quite pricey but is often on special offer in the big chain super markets and can be picked up usually on a £9.99 promo. As mentioned earlier the supermarkets do offer there own brands. These are very nice for the price. However i must state they are usualy Percentage wise a little weaker. and indeed lack the original baileys taste. but never the less excellent value for money

        Overall : A lovely drink over ice. Without the ice it is just not the same. Now opt for country cream even though its not as strong and lacks the original taste. it is superb value for money and has its own unique taste

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      • Slumdog Millionaire (DVD) / DVD / 9 Readings / 4 Ratings
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        11.06.2009 00:43
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        a brilliant must see film

        Before i went to see the movie at the cinema i was dubious as i guess like most i had heard mixed reviews. I did however proceed. The plot to it is good.. and to be honest it wasnt what i was expecting at all.. i was kept interested throughout the movie. I am happy that they actually went to the slums of mumbai and changed the lives of a few children . and didnt go for an all out star stooded line up. You can tell that this movie was made on a budget but for me that makes it even more of a success.. The fact that it cleaned up at the awards cermonies speaks volumes for the film itself .I can say even after having watched this movie at the cinema i will be purchasing this film on dvd in the near future. There are not many films i can watch over and over again but this is well up there with the best of them.
        Great enjoyment for a few hourse very impressed

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        • Bouremouth Airport (BOH) / Airport / 4 Readings / 3 Ratings
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          11.06.2009 00:35
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          no need to avoid it... ideally located for people in dorset and surroundings

          Bournemouth airport is indeed very small and currently undergoing renovations. I would however say if you are just looking for a few days away in the sun. It is ideal . Anyone who lives in dorset then i would reccomend using ryanair to fly to spain from bournemouth airport. There is usually ample parking facilities and there is a taxi rank directly outside the airport.
          The good thing about the airport being small is it is easy to find where you are going.

          Checking in ***
          Check in is right infront of you as you walk through the doors of the airport it is very simple as there are only 2 airlines that fly from the airport, the main is ryanair but the spanish airline palmair also fly from here.
          Online check in is available with ryanair so this also makes the boarding easier. if you have no luggage for the hold you just go to check in give them your reference and then they give you your boarding card.

          Facilities ***

          The facilities are indeed what you would expect from such a small airport. There are the neccesities. a Cafe a bar and toilets.. ATM's which dispense both GBP and the euro. the bar is very reasonably priced as is the cafe that sells both hot and cold food of a decent standard for an airport.
          There are no macdonalds and other well known restaurants that you can find in the bigger airport

          Overall **

          If you are close to the area and find a cheap flight then there are certainly no major reasons to avoid it. You go to the airport to get to your final destination. therefore the 2 hours you are there shouldnt affect you to much.
          I wouldnt go out of your way for the experience of going there like some do for heathrow. But certainly dont avoid it just because you have been told its a shed. Yes its not the most up to date but it does the job

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          good average priced fragrance

          CK in 2 u has a very good smell to it. i swore by ck1 for may a year until there new realease CK in 2u came on the shelves. i first bought it for my father a couple of christmas's ago and he absolutley loved it unsual for him as they usually get put on the shelf and i myself get to use them when he forgets about them. Its reasonably priced around the 3o pounds mark. but obviously can be found cheap in the aiports and on the ferries. With calvin klein a big competitor in the fragrance market they need to be on the ball all of the time and they have truly done them selves well with this fragrance... I reccomended this to my cousin who also went and bought a bottle and since the reccomendation CKin2u has spread like wild fire. Again even the guys who spray you in the bars and the clubs love using this spray as it is popular with all

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          11.06.2009 00:05
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          good cheap holiday for a weekend in the sun

          Had a 4 night stay in this hotel last summer. Myself and my girlfriend went here on an all inclusive break. It cost us around £600 for the 2 of us in the height of summer. I cant really fault the hotel to much as it was reasonably priced and we certainly got our moneys worth at the bar. It was however a typical spanish all inclusive hotel. the food was good but as usual in spanish hotels there was very little variety.
          The staff were very polite but there english was not fantastic.
          The location was good. tossa de mar itself is not huge so you are never to far away from the beach no matter where you stay.
          The rooms are basic but have tv and are comftable.
          The pool is clean but the area around the pool always seemed to be very busy. The brits are starting to take over this quite little area so if you are looking for a traditional spanish holiday its probably best avoided ... if your looking for a home away from home like many do when visiting spain you will find everything you need for your holiday.
          Many are here just on a 3 or 4 night "fag run" as many say... the sale of there cheap cigarettes usually pays for there 3 days in the sun.

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        • Apple iPhone 8 GB / Smartphone / 2 Readings / 1 Rating
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          10.06.2009 23:55

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          amazing buy. hours of fun. fashionable

          £342. from 02... it is the fashion accesorie everyone has craved after this year. the price tag is justified as you can do just about everything on this phone except put a man on the moon. It does however have some floors. You cant forward text messgaes, you cannot copy and past when using the comuter side of the i phone. Also its hard to get half deent ring tones to download. However i am pleased to say on the 17th of june i believe apple are bringing out an application that will be free to download off their website and it will correct all the faults that have been found up to now. There are also rumours that a new headset may also be realsed. I have had this phone for 4 months now and even with the few faults it does have i would still say it is worth every penny.
          I would reccomend getting it on pay as you go as opposed to contract though.
          Yes you have to pay the 342 pounds up front. but on the contracts the deals still arnt that great. pay as you go you use it when you need and they all come with free internet anyway. if you top up 30 a month you get unlimited texts something that i havent seen offered on contract yet. The battery life is not great if you are playing around with all the applications but this is expected . It will last a full 24 hours even if you are constantly playing with the phone.
          reccomended to all
          amazing purchase

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        • Hasbro Giant Connect 4 / Board Game / 8 Readings / 5 Ratings
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          10.06.2009 23:48

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          Good game fun to be had all

          AS a child i used to play the ordinary connect four. as all kids do..... we enjoyed it... This larger version obviously slightly more expensive is a huge hit in the garden in summer with kids and adults alike. The set up is exactly the same as connect four the normal version. And just as easy to set up and start playing. We bought this a year a go and although we rarley use it indoors. simply too big. we have it out in the garden everytime we have friends over. old or young this is definatley a simle game to be enjoyed by everyone. Online you can get some excellent deals for this game. In saying it is easy to set up it needs to be stored away in a reasonable place. it cant be just thrown in the garage as it will break. Hours of fun to be had by a very simply game. A must for the summers

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        • T J Hughes / Department Store / 4 Readings / 3 Ratings
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          10.06.2009 18:11
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          excellent.. can find most things there. brilliant staff.. stores all over uk :D

          This is possibly on of my favourite shops. i am possibly what people class as a shopoholic and when its possible im out there shopping. even if its just for something small i can spend hours shopping looking for it.
          TJ hughes are now obviously spreading pretty quickly across the uk and i have to say... i love it. I go there for alot of things.
          Fragrences - ok so they dont have the huge range of fragrances that places such as boots and the perfume shop have. But they certainly have a good selection for both men and women at very reasonable prices. I always get mine here. ?You can often find small bottles aswell for very good prices. For example last week i got a little tester like bottle of diesel for 99p. the smell was not fantastic but it was nice and long lasting and im sure at 99p they flew out of the shop.
          CLOTHES - Bargains galore in the clothes section. I come here to get clothes for the garden. jogging bottoms and t shirts for just a few pounds. but they do some very stylish fashionable gear. i would reccomend it to anyone even if it is just for a small browse around.
          i went in a month or so ago and picked up a pair of jeans a pair of tracksuit pants a winter coat and underwear and i honestley spent less than £40.. The coat is not a big brand name but it is fantastic. i bought it now ready for next winter. as a big guy i was happy to find they stock for everyone ranging from the very small to the very big:D all round good clothes section

          I also recently bought a set of suitcases for a family holiday to thailand. Knowing how cheap thailand is i think i would have struggled to get a set of this quality as cheap over there. i paid less than £25 for the 3 and they were all of good size and excellent durabilty.
          The shop also sells lots of other things for your home ranging from vases to pillow cases and with the credit crunch in mind this is the place to be in regards to priced. FANTASTIC BARGAINS

          The actual lay out of the shop is a little messy and could be improved but you have no difficulty in finding the things you want. and if you cant find them one of there staff most certainly will. if its not there then they will find out when an order is coming in. Alot of shops just fob you off with useless info but you can see at tj hughes that the staff go that extra step to try and find the information you want.
          I think there staff make the whole shopping experience that little bit more special.
          After service is good. any faulty goods can be returned or exchanged. And they are happy to do it... in some stores it seems like a chore or they cant believe you have the cheak to bring there products back.. here they find the fauly ALWAYS aplogise and change it for you...
          Generally a brilliant store to shop in.
          Also recieved a leaflet in local newspaper the other day promoting all this months offers... shall be there next week :D

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        • Jewson / DIY Store / 4 Readings / 3 Ratings
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          10.06.2009 17:55
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          excellent wouldnt use anyone else

          Jewson are a fantastic professional outfit. As our family business involves building and joinery we can use jewson wherever our job takes us in the country! We can get pretty much anything we need from them and if they dont have it they will certainly do there best to get it in for us.
          We mainly buy timber, bricks, sand off them but they also kit us out with other things such as gravel. If you are looking at doing some DIY. and buying in bulk. for example sand by the tonne. they can often come up with a very good price for you so i would reccomend them to anyone thinking of laying there own patio, building a wall or a pond. or even building house extensions or garages. There delivery service is also second to none. We buy from them on a morning and they will deliver to the house we need the goods at. They always phone ahead if they are going to be late. and in general it is a pleasure to shop with them. From time to time we have had slight hic ups but one quick phone call and everything is resurected. The good thing about the phone lines is it always seems to be someone who knows what there talking about. If we ask if they have a certain brick in stock and how much they have they can usually tell us. I think this is because most have on site receptions and all call centres and dial options are avoided. The phone manner of everyone we deal with at dewson is always down to earth yet proffesional and always come away with the information we need. if they arent sure they will find out for you and call you back.
          I think out of all the big building merchants. and DIY shops if i had to pick one i would choose jewson. WE have used alot in the past and experienced difficulties that cost our business time and money. But with jewson difficulites are indeed a rarity and they are a pleasure to shop with.
          Reccomend them to buisnesses or everyday familys wanting to do some small scale home/ garden improvements

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        • Apple MacBook MB466B/A / Laptop / 1 Reading / 0 Ratings
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          10.06.2009 17:22

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          brilliant. one of the best things i have bought in recent times

          WOW.... This is a cut above the average lap top. apple have certainly gone the extra mile with the mac book. This particular moddle is everything i want with good memory. excellent graphics... speedy processor and a dvd re writer.. The tft monitor is brilliant quality. i take alot of photos and so far have 5000 photos on my mac.. it has no signs of slowing down or filling up and even if it does external hard drives are easy to come buy. i would honestly reccomend this lap top to any buisness man, computer enthusiast, gamer. i would however say these things dont come cheap so if your thinking of buying one for a youngster make sure they look after it well. i would say take out a 3 year guarantee as repairs can be very pricey.. around 300 pounds to renew the key board. BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANt i dont know where i would be without my macbook. easy to transport very light.. and super fashionable..... its the rolex of the computer world

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          Good day out for the kids

          Went there with freinds for a day out ... was difficult to find so best to take a sat nav with you or at least print direction from google or something like that. Once we got there we had a good day we were all 20 and above so would not reccomend it for people hour age but i am certain that the kids would love it. Prices are quite reasonable and the opening times are good as they are open until 6pm so if you do have trouble finding it then you still have plenty of time to splash around. i would say try and avoid it between 4-6 as it got quite busy then possibly when the schools finish ? im guessing if you went early as they open the doors at say ten am then you will have the place to yourself for a few minutes at least. good fun for the kids

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