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I will come straight to the point in saying that KFC does nothing for me. I love fried chicken and chips but KFC have never really satisfied this love. I have been in to a KFC about five times in my lifetime and although I think their Burgers are quite yummy, their chips (chips being a must to accompany fried chicken) are revolting. Their chips taste of fish - slightly worrying when they sell no fish in any shape or form. Could it be they cook in old oil? Whatever they do - there food is expensive and definitely not worth the money. The chicken is ok - the chips are a big no no. If you're after a good palate of chippies don't go to any KFC's.
The Ericsson T10 is generally given a very high rating. True the T10 is compact and stylish, available in numerous trendy colours (how I managed to end up with a mustard colour T10 I just don't know!. When choosing my mobile phone upgrade I was torn between the Nokia 3210 and the Ericsson T10. I chose the T10 because of all the above characteristics but mainly because everyone seemed to have the Nokia 3210 including my boyfriend. I wanted something just as good but different to the others or I would have got mine and my boyfriends muddled up. The phone is easy to use and its compactability is great when going out. However I have found ,frustratingly, since I bought the T10 that the keys STICK. It is quite annoying when ringing a number and hearing the 'ding dong ding, this number has not been recognised'! because you have typed the number faster than the memory can keep up. Sometimes to many of the number you typed appears or sometimes just completely misses out numbers you have typed. As I said my boyfriend has the Nokia 3210 and if I had the choice now I would choose this over the T10. They are very similar in what they do but the sticky keys of the T10, in my view, takes it down the rating scale just that bit further leaving the 3210 the best.
I have never been the sporty type and since coming to uni I ahve put on a fair bit of weight. During a levels I was slim (comfortably slim) but uni has meant that I eat a lot of rubbish and at not very sensible hours. Putting on weight is fine until it begins to make you uncomfortable with yourself. I've tried umpteen diets and cutting down tewchniques but I just love my food. My friends were members of the gym last year but I couldn't afford to sign up. They charge so much! However this year I found an excellent gym for much less than most charge. I now attend the gym with my house mate 3 times a week and feel a lot better about myself. I signed up for a sixth month period for a total cost of £115. No extra charges. I can go whenever I like and the first four sessions a fitness instructor goes through different routines with you. By the end of these first sessions you know what you need to work on and they develop a personal fitness programme for you - then are free to gym at your own pace. It is hard work but makes you feel great when the workout is done. This gym I go to is called SKY GYM in Brighton just off of Lewes Road. Great student discounts so if you live nearby and want to keep fit without giving up what you love ie. food. then give it a whirl. Everyone there is there for the same reason and not all of them are super fit - it is just normal people which is what I like most. Shape up and feel comfortable. It's actually really good fun!
I set up a first telecom account when I was in my second year as a student. Basically it is a telephone account which has two main advantages: 1) Call charges are much cheaper than usual both in peak and off peak times - especially international calls. I was on the phone to my friend in Australia for 10 minintues and it only cost me approximately £1! 2) It is excellent if you share a house with other students. There is always trouble when working out who made which call. With First Telecom you dont have to worry because you have an account number and pin number which you enter before you key in the phone number you wish to ring and it just withdraws the money from your account. So any phonebills that came to our house had none of my calls listed! When you set up your account you agree a cash amount to have on your account. ie £30 and then every time you use this account, after the call is made they tell you your updated credit limit. £50 lasted me over a year and I am forever on the phone to my friends and family. I recommend setting up an account. It makes things so much easier and it is great value for money. ** Also if you set an account up and recommend it to a friend then the both of you get a fiver added to your account courtesy of first telecom when your friend signs up! #The number to ring to open an account and find out more is Freephone 0800 458 5959 - at least that was it when I set up - give it a try. If you like, put me down as your recommender if you want to get money - they only give you money for recommendations and then you can start to recommend others. If interested e-mail me on email@example.com to get my account number so you can quote it when you ring to set up an account and we'll both get a fiver.
I think Christmas is really enhanced by Christmas Dinner - Traditional Christmas Dinner. One of my friends parents suggested that there family go to a put for Christmas lunch. She, like myself, thinks this is a horrible idea! Half the fun of Christmas is preparing Christmas Dinner - especially if your parents do the majority of it. To hear your parents rushing frantically to get everything cooked at the same time - the full trimmings - is excellent!. My Dad searching for the cookery book to see the weights of the ingredients for yorkshire puddings - he makes them all the time but always has to check the cook book! Bacon wrapped stuffing is just the best, as are brussel sprouts , carrots, mini sausages, cabbage - SWEDE!, and the wine - what a touch. Family Christmas dinners rock - there is so much activity going on and everyone chips in with the preparation. Being a student, a decent meal isn't eaten all that often so Christmas time is great - good grub for at least a week! My advice to anyone whose parents want to lunch at a pub for Christmas is ARGUE TILL YOU GET YOUR WAY AND HAVE THE TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS DINNER AT HOME! You can't beat it!
I have just begun to play Diddy Kong Racing as my boyfriend likes to humiliate me, being an expert! However although it is similar to Mario Cart in its style, I find it a lot harder to control and it is very frustrating. My advice to novices who are interested in buying or stanrting to play this game is to first try out Mario Cart because is makes good practice. It is a similar style and the controls are similar yet the tracks seem a lot less taxing and the battles are purely fun. Once you have mastered Mario Kart give Diddy Kong a go - it is not a worse game than the former but it is more frustrating and less easy to get the hang of. But stick at it is is just as fun when you get used to learning how to control the planes and hovercraft (which adds a different edge to the game). This only what I have found from my own experience - hope you get on ok! Happy racing!
I bought a yearly pass for the UGC Cinema. My local UCI is at Brighton Marina which is an ideal location as I love it at the marina - especially in the summer. Anyway you can now buy a yearly pass for £9.99 a month! The drawback is that you have to buy it for a year, they don't do a monthly pass but they let you pay monthly so it is not a huge capital outlay at the beginning - which is good if you are a student like myself. You can see as many movies as you want and therefore get to make your own opinions about which films are good. I've seen almost every film out since I purchased the pass. It is great value for money. Last week when it poured with rain all day my friends and I went and watched three films in a row (marathon cinema viewing) and you don't feel like you've spent anything coz you've got your moneys worth if you just watch two films a month! I really recommend it if you like watching movies! Happy cinema-ing!
I went to see the Bluetones at the Wing of the Brighton Centre last month on the 30th October. They wer supported by the Webb Brothers. I hadn't ever heard any of their stuff but the bluetones are one of my favorite bands and it was the third time I'd seen them. I thought the Web Brothers were pretty good and felt really annoyed with some girls behind me who kept screaming all the way through them not about them but about Mark Morris who had appeared behind the band to watch them. It looked like the band were getting slightly peeved at the distraction. However they played well and gave quite a good lead up to the Bluetones. I hate it when the support band are really dull. My boyfriend and I got there really early with the hope of seeing some of the band members and we did, we saw Adam, Scott and Richard. However tips when meeting band menbers are: 1) Don't talk rubbish to them when put on the spot. 2) Try not to get carried away - stay calm and collected 3) Say what you intended to say to them rather than just - "can I have your autograph?" All of these things I did and felt really stupid - I had intended to stand and chat to them and then forgot everything I was going to say when I saw them and probably looked like a right wally. I have met them before when I sat for over an hour with them after their gig at Exeter last year and they are really nice guys. This time I just lost all my nerve. So much for getting there so early - i really mucked it up and was really disappointed. However they did a really good set and I would definitely see them again.