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      15.01.2014 16:21
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      A good buy for fresh clean smell however, it isn't for me!

      ==About Yankee Candle==
      The Yankee Candle company has been around for a number of years but not until recently has it become so popular with its individual scented candles. The company started off in America,hence the name, then as business become bigger and better there is factories and shops all around the UK and Europe.

      Each year Yankee sell more and more with different fragrances being introduced every season (Spring,Summer). They sell candles for all occasions in different shapes and sizes. However, if a candle isn't something you normally buy they also sell car air fresheners, room sprays, Plug-in fragrances, Candle stands, hand sanitizers and many more different products.

      ==The Candle==
      I bought the candle in the January sale online. After ordering the product with another candle it came rather quickly in the post with no damage! I have always loved the fresh smell of baby powder so I thought that a candle version of this smell would be perfect for my living room. Having guests over often its always good to have a candle burning for a clean smell in the air.

      I couldn't wait to smell the product and when I did it was an absolutely perfect smell and does actually smell of baby powder. I then lit the candle as I couldn't wait for a fresh smell around the room. However, after 10 minutes of the candle burning I couldn't stop coughing and I was getting a sore throat. I was starting to have an allergic reaction to the candle so since this 10 minute burning period I haven't used it since.

      The small Yankee Candle is said to last between 25- 40 hours when burning however I couldn't test it with this product as I couldn't last much more than 10 minutes with it burning. It weighs approx 104g. Prices can vary on how much this product costs but on average costs around £7.99.

      ==Where can I get this product?==
      There are many Yankee Candle shops around the country where they sell all their products. The also sell them in:

      Clinton Cards,
      Privately owned card shops,
      Garden Centres.
      You can also buy them on their easy to use website www.yankeecandle.co.uk

      ==My Overall Opinion==
      A brilliant smelling product but for me not one I will be buying again as I can't seem to handle it when burning. They can also be very pricey so might not be an option for some people to buy as they cannot afford them. However, there is a candle for all occasions! 5/10

      A little tip- If you are buying online and have never smelt the product you want before just buy a small jar as you could be wasting your hard earned money!

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      • WKD Blue / Liqueur / Cocktails / 110 Readings / 108 Ratings
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        23.08.2012 13:42
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        4/5

        Since about the age of 14 I started to drink Blue WKD but only on special occasions like birthdays, weddings and new years eve parties. I wasn't a big drinker not like my peers so a few bottles of this and I was fine. I've always been a big alcopop fan just to start the night off. Most people that tend to drink alcopops are the ones who don't like the taste of alcohol. However, for me this is not the case and I only drink WKD to start the night off when I'm getting ready and my first drink when I am out.

        Blue WKD is a vibrant blue colour(obviously) which looks exactly the same as children's bubblegum drink but please don't get them mistaken for the same because that could get a little messy. The flavour is really hard to explain what exactly it tastes of but in my opinion it is extremely fruity and has a very sugary taste too it. I can't taste the alcohol I just believe it tastes like a fizzy mixed fruit drink. So this in my opinion is a great way to start the night off as it's nothing too hardcore to start with and is the right way to ease yourself into a drunken night out.

        The bright blue alcoholic drink is a Vodka based drink and is 4.5%. It comes in different size clear glass bottles. There is a 700ml and a 275 ml. The 700ml contains around about 3 units where as the 275ml contains 1 unit. I have 1 of the 700ml bottles when I am getting ready to go out and a 275ml bottle as my first drink when I am out( as this is the only sized bottle they do in pubs). The smaller bottles tend to come in a pack of 4 when you buy them at the supermarket and need to be opened with a bottle opener, unless your one of those crazy people who can do it with their teeth but I really wouldn't recommend that one! The 700ml bottle comes with a screw top.

        WKD can really vary in price it just depends on the places that you go. For a 700ml bottle it costs between £4-5 but often in supermarkets they have them on offer. For example, for this weekend I have bought two of them for £7. For a pack of 4 275ml bottles that costs around about £6. However I must warn you that if you want a bottle of WKD when your in a pub it can cost around about £3 that's why I only have one because they don't get me drunk anyway.

        WKD come in many other different colours they do an orange irn bru one, a red one which I think is cherry but i'm not too sure and they do a purple one which is probably blackcurrent. I have never tried any of these ones so I cannot comment on how they taste.

        Before I end the review I would just like to say that I don't have a drink problem and I only tend to go out once or twice a month if that. Also WKD is nice with a bit of port and can be found in a few cocktails. I also don't condone binge drinking. A word of warning too that they do a cheaper version of WKD called VK but I have never had that because it sent my friend a little crazy as he drank too much of it and ending up drinking out of a dog bowl and eating the food, that is a totally different topic though!

        Overall, I love the drink and would drink it I don't have a problem with the taste and the alcohol has very little effect on me!

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          22.08.2012 02:22
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          Not one I will be buying in a hurry

          ~~Personal Account~~
          While shopping in my local Tesco I came across this sugar free sparkling lemonade and thought that I would give it a try seen as it was much more cheaper than other leading brands that I had tried before. In my house we are a big fan of fizzy drink and that seems to be all we drink so for 52p I thought that this would be a good idea as it is saving money as well as being the answer to our love for fizzy drinks even though lemonade isn't our favourite, I thought we had to give it a try as it cost next to nothing.

          ~~Price~~
          For a 2 litre bottle of the drink it cost only 52p which is an amazing price for any fizzy drink on the market. A great thing about this is that you can spend even more on the product by getting different flavours for a similar price.

          ~~Packaging~~
          The product comes in a tall plastic bottle with a label around it. On the label it is pretty basic, with a light blue and white background on and a picture of a glass of lemonade with ice and a lemon slice in. This is their effort to try and brighten up a pretty boring looking product but works fantastically and sums up what the product is about. Everything on the label is simple the ingredients and nutritional information is displayed simply on there too.

          ~~Ingredients and nutritional information~~
          In a 250ml glass it contains:
          2 calories (<1%)
          0.4g of sugar (<1%)
          fat traces (<1%)
          saturates traces (<1%)
          salt traces (<1%)
          The drink also doesn't contain any artificial colours or flavourings which I guess is good for the health as well as it being low calorie.

          ~~What I like~~
          For me what I like about the fizzy drink is the price at 52 p it can't get much cheaper than that otherwise they would be giving it away for nothing. I also like that it is low in calories and low in sugar. It is always nice to know that something your having isn't having much effect on your health like most fizzy drinks on the market.

          ~~What I don't like~~
          However, on the whole I don't like the taste of the product you can tell that it is cheap and you can tell that is cheap and sugar free when you try it. The drink tastes like it has a mixture of gasses in which tend to leave you feeling bloated and having the hiccups like it is some sort of magic remedy. It is very very basic but what do expect for 52p.

          ~~Overall~~
          I don't think I will be buying this product any time in a hurry even though it is so cheap.

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          22.08.2012 01:54
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          A briliant product at a reasonable price!

          Having done a few cleansing face masks in the past I thought that it was time to do another one. My skin doesn't seem very normal at the minute some days it feels and looks not too bad but some other times it feels extremely oily and can be prone to blackheads. Normally when I use a face mask it doesn't normally do the correct job and if anything it feels worse.

          After looking around Tesco I noticed that there wasn't that many available for what I wanted the product to do. Until I noticed the 'My Skin' product and thought with the bright blue packaging that I had to try it because it says that it cares for young skin. As I am 18 I thought this would be the best suited product for me as I want to keep my young skin as healthy as I can for my later years in life.
          As I have sensitive skin I believed this to be the best product available for me.

          The Packaging:

          It is a blue 75ml plastic squeezable tube with a flip top opening to the bottom of a small hole. The front is very brightly coloured with bold lettering. It says it is My Skin, Especially For Teenage Skin 'Honey helps draw out impurities whilst strawberry helps control blemishes' and that it helps keep pores clear and there some brightly coloured floral images on. The back of the tube it states information about the product and directions for use are given, warnings and ingredients are listed, size is stated and contact details for Tesco's are given, as this is their own product. It's a nice and easy to understand and the information is given in a simple but straight form so there aren't any long words about what the product contains its all very simple. The bright colours and basic modern design does aim for the younger generation.

          What Tesco say about the product:

          "My Skin cleansing face mask gently targets pores to remove the build up of daily dirt in your skin. Honey helps draw out the skins impurities whilst also moisturising. Strawberry extract helps control blemishes. Cimicifuga extract helps control excess oil and shine. Dermatologically tested."

          Well yes basically in a simple format it contains strawberry extracts and honey to make sure all the dirt and rubbish from off your face is gone to make you feel clean leaving no oils.

          How I did it:

          Well me just being me I dont really tend to follow instructions and I just go with my own gut feeling and opinion on how to do things. I suppose that isn't a good idea at times but still that doesn't stop me.
          So I started by dampening my face with a cool flannel then squeezed some of the product onto my finger and began to cover my face with it, the smell of honey really came through to me and the sweet smell of strawberries. It was a much better smell than previous face masks I have tried before.

          The product is a very natural light brown almost greyish look about it and is extremely thick. There is a lot to use of the product and there is plenty left to do parts of another persons face or just leave it for another time.

          Avoiding the eyes I put the face mask on and instead of leaving it for the recommended 5-10 minutes I leave it on for approximately 15 minutes.

          Once I was ready to take the face mask off I washed it off with warm water and my face was already seeming a much cleaner and fresh one. According to the instructions you then have to wash with cold water to close the pores. After I had done this I pat my face dry with a towel.

          My face had a much healthier glow than before and felt much more cleaner than ever before. Even though I wash my face twice a day I was extremely surprised at how clean it felt and would definitely recommended the product to anybody wanting to feel fresh and clean with sensitive skin. I will be buying the product more regularly now to ensuring I am keeping my face the healthiest and cleansed it can be.

          Only available in tesco stores!

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            13.04.2012 15:17
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            A great set of headphones for a cheap price

            I always love listening to music but was beginning to get a little tired of having the Ipod headphones stuck in my ears and wanted something with a bit more comfort for when I am at home just wanting to relax. I'm not a fan of the ones that go into your ear as everytime I move they tend to fall out. I just wanted a pair of head phones that fitted over my ears so I could carry on doing other things and not have to stop to put them back in my ears. At first I wanted some Dr.Dre Beats but as a quick fix for something a lot cheaper. I first saw the headphone while looking through the Argos catalogue. I heard of Skullcandy before but I never really knew if they were any good and the brand just doesn't appeal to me but I thought that I should give them a go as I was in need. They were retailed at £24.99 for the pink and black ones.

            About Skullcandy
            Skullcandy offer headphones in all shapes, styles and for all occasions. They offer on ear,in ear, over, dj, sports,mic, ear phones and ear bud headphones. All these come in a wide variety of colours some simple design and some extravagant. In my opinion some of them look really good but others just look silly and I wouldn't be seen out in them. All their headphones come with a 2 year warranty from the date of purchase( if you still have the receipt). This is great because for me I often break headphones so with the kept receipt I know that I always have an option to get another set if they do break. Skullcandy also sell clothes and accessories such as belts, bags and wallets and products for your Iphone or Ipod. The great thing about Skullcandy their products are easy to find and to buy, you often see their products in HMV, Argos and electrical stores.

            Description Of The Headphones
            For me the headphones fit perfectly on my head and over my ears, there are adjustable sides to make the headphones fit perfectly for all different sized heads. They move smoothly to do this. However, the actual headphone seems to rattle a lot like they are coming undone from the frame but it isn't it is just the style of them which makes you take more care of them. The headphones are bright pink around the edge and black in the middle. The headphones are well cushioned with soft black material which has the Skullcandy logo imprinted on. The band which goes over your head is half pink going up then black going across the top of your head. At the top of the headphones there is a large pink Skullcandy logo. This with time has began to wear off which is good for me as I don't really like it. On each side of the pink side it says Skullcandy and as the logo all in black. The wire that attaches the headphones to the device is just over a metre long and it is anti-tangle. This is a great factor of the product because headphone wires are always getting tied in knots and you spend at least 5 minutes trying to do it. So this is a great design for the headphones. The wire is also thicker than normal headphone cables which reminds me of a really long elastic band. The sound quality of the headphones is brilliant as they are securely fitted on your ears they bass and sound is almost crystal clear. They block out all other sound even at a low volume.

            Things I like about the Headphones
            I love the design of the headphones and the vibrant colours. The sound quality is excellent and doesn't leaving an effect to your ears afterwards. They also block out all the surrounding sound which is great when I just want to listen to my music and not other peoples conversations. The price is good for the quality of sound and the quality of the product. I also love that you have a 2 year guaranty on all Skullcandy products. It is also good that the headphones fit perfectly over my head and on my ears.

            What I don't like
            There isn't much that I don't like but if I had to find something it will probably be that they seem to be fragile as they rattle a lot but other than that they are fine.

            Overall
            A great set of headphones for a great price, design and sound quality. The headphones also come in blue and green.

            Thanks for reading
            Louise

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              12.04.2012 15:26
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              Not a drink for me!

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              I have seen the limeade drink when I previously bought the cherryade product before while shopping in Tesco with my mum and never really thought about buying it. Up until recently I have been drinking Coke Zero and fancied a change so after I tried the cherryade I thought I would try this vibrant green drink as it is sin free on my slimming world plan which is great as there is no added sugar. I had never tried limeade before so at a cheap price I couldn't really say no. After the thirsty work of shopping once I got home I was ready to try the green drink just like the cherryade it made a loud fizzing noise that lasted about 5 seconds bit it was still extremely gassy. I just remember the taste being sour and horrible. However I did keep the drink in the fridge so that other family members could help themselves, they were more than welcome to.

              Price
              For a 2 litre bottle of Tesco Limeade it cost 52p, which I thought is a great price for a drink with a bright colour and sugar free but that's probably why it tasted horrible! This price for a 2 litre fizzy drink is excellent compared to other competitors on the market considering they can be up to as much as £2.50. With the price being so low you can stock up and have more bottles for the same amount you'd pay for a top brand name.

              Packaging
              As I have already mentioned the drink comes in a 2 litre plastic bottle with a bright green label which contains all the ingredients and nutritional information.
              As the liquid is almost a florescent green colour this really appeals to the buyer as it is just bursting with flavours. Which I later found to be flavours of sourness.
              On the label there is also a a picture of bubbles to make the product attract to the younger customer to emphasise the fizzyness of the drink.

              Nutritional Information
              Per 250ml this limeade contains
              2 calories
              0.1g sugar
              0g of fat
              0g of saturates
              For me I don't normally understand the nutritional information as it isn't displayed in a simple form but on the bottle it is well labelled and from what I can see there is hardly any sugar and only 2 calories from a normal side cup.

              What I like about the drink
              I love how the drink is so cheap and that you can buy it from any Tesco store. The drink looks very appealing being bright green and really catches the consumers eye. It is great knowing that the drink is sugar free and isn't harming your teeth when you drink it.

              What's not so good
              The taste is disgusting and really isn't one for me it is sour and words can't describe the after taste that it left in my mouth. In my opinion the taste of the drink is really of a poor quality but this might be to your taste.

              Other Tesco Fizzy Drinks
              Tesco do many other cheap fizzy drinks such as lemonade,orangeade,cherryade,dandelion and burdock, cola. These are all at the same price or cheaper.

              Overall
              A drink that really has to be given a miss the drink just doesn't match up to the lovely colour of it but lives up to the cheap price.

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              • Poetry / Discussion / 51 Readings / 47 Ratings
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                A short poem by me

                I first wrote this poem/ short story as part of a college task for young children to understand that they shouldn't want to be like the people that they see in the media. It is an eye opener to see at how many children want to be thinner and want to wear make up at a young age. I believe that it is important for children to feel confident about themselves and should understand that they are fine the way they are. I found that children as young as 3 want to be like somebody famous and would want to change the way they look so I made this poem/ short story so they could recognise it is alright to be different through a fun and engaging way. (Please be aware that this is aimed at 3-7 year olds).

                The poem/short story is about a hamster called that meets all different characters on his journey to the shop and tries to make them feel better about their insecurities by paying them compliments about other things that they are good at. So here goes...

                Harry was a bigger braver hamster than most,
                He just loved to eat toast,
                Harry always worried about his looks from everything he read in those silly books.

                One day Harry needed more bread so went to the shop,
                but he found it a struggle to get to the top.

                As he walked into the shop he saw a cat named Cliff,
                who was complaining he was too stiff.
                Harry reassured Cliff that he is clever,
                but Cliff disagreed and said never.

                Harry finally bought his loaf of bread,
                and began to walk home which was always a dread.
                From his trip he learned nobodies the same,
                and that there was nobody to blame.

                On his was he met a dalmation called Dotty,
                she told him that she's too spotty.
                Harry disagreed and shook his head,
                and told her she's beautiful instead.

                Further on his journey he met a guinea pig called Gurney,
                he didn't like being so so small,
                he wanted to be very tall.
                Harry told him being small can come in handy,
                as old ladies will still give you candy.

                Harry began to realise he didn't want to change,
                as everybody is of a different range.
                Harry the hamster was then full of joy,
                as he knows he's a lovely boy.

                So that is my poor attempt of writing a poem/short story for young children.
                Hope you enjoyed reading it
                Louise

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                • Life Changing Events / Discussion / 98 Readings / 90 Ratings
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                  11 days which changed me into an adult

                  As some of you maybe aware in February 2012 I went to South Africa for 11 days and to put it simply I had the time of my life out there. I want to do this review not to earn any dooyoo miles or Ciao points that doesn't matter to me in this review. I just want to tell you all about the life changing time I had while I was out there, I've been waiting for the right time to do this review and I feel that as it has nearly been two months since I went I thought I should do it now. First before I start I would like to thank everyone on here and Ciao who rated my reviews because the money I earned went on to fund my trip to go over there I couldn't have gone without you.

                  So here is a bit of back ground information on how I got the chance of a life time to go and help out over there. It started off at college as a college enrichment project called 'Challenge South Africa' where you had to apply to see if you fitted any of the qualities that the project staff were looking for. This was round one, this was the first life changing event for me as I have never filled in an application form or even had an interview so this was the first milestone in my life to do something amazing. After many long weeks of waiting I had found out that I had got onto the project with another 27 students who I didn't know as we were all from different courses I knew one other girl but not that well she was just doing the same course as me. From this moment on I wouldn't know how these 27 people would end up changing my life.

                  Every Wednesday we had meetings to discuss our trip, possible fund raising ideas and have time to get to know each other. Going to the first meeting was another life changing moment for me because I had never met these people before, I had never even seen them yet I was managing to talk to them and learn more about them each week. This was another life changing moment for me because I have really poor confidence and low self esteem but meeting these people who didn't judge me and respected everything everyone said was amazing just what everyone should be like. We went on team building weekends to learn more about each other and we became so close as a group we started to do things outside of college, we were like just one big family. Challenge South Africa bought 28 different students from different backgrounds all together to help the less fortunate and now I can truly say that these people have changed my life and I have made friendships that will last a life time.

                  As many of you know I had to fund raise money to go onto the trip. In total I had to raise about £900 and as a full time student I was finding it hard to manage. This is were Dooyoo and Ciao came in handy by writing quick reviews I was earning money towards my trip. Before the trip I had never really raised that much money and had only ever done a sponsored silence or swim and got about £60 for it. But this time I had raise a lot more how was I going to manage to even get £200? Well this was the next life changing event to happen for me. I went a weekend without any technology (which for me is really tough), I was up at 4am to do car boot sales, I was baking more cakes than a cake factory, I was walking dogs, cleaning houses, everything and finally I had raised all the money I needed to go onto the trip. For the first time in my life it really felt like I had achieved something, something that would change my life and not just change me for a few days until it was forgotten about. I now want to do a lot more fund raising for charities and groups that mean something to me.

                  So that was the build up to the actual trip and I already felt different by this point. Every family member and friends said that I would come back from South Africa a changed person and I didn't believe anything they said, how can I be changed from a visit to a country for 11 days that surely wasn't possible. I was going with an open mind though that it might be possible. I landed at Cape Town International Airport and was greeted by two men and a few school pupils from one of the local high schools.

                  Mickey (Mohammed) gave us a welcome speech about how the next 11 days would change our life and we would go back to England with a different out look on life. I was intrigued what this man had to say he seemed to of spoke with so much passion for his country and for the people we were about to meet during our stay there. From his welcome speech one thing he said will stay with me forever and that is " You can't solve all the problems of the world but you can take note isn't that so". That statement was the hole point of the project yes we were going to help out over there but we weren't going to solve all those peoples problems because that just isn't possible but for one day to make see them smile and to make them forget about problems, that feeling is amazing. Mickey was an inspirational person to me and one night we were having a conversation about football or soccer as they like to call it and I told him about how I really didn't want to go home and wanted to stay for longer to get to know everyone even better. He began to tell me how it is great that I want to stay but I should remember the people of South Africa when I am at home to see how lucky I actually am, how I have running water and to tell my mum that I love her and I should be grateful for everything that she does for me. This man seemed to put life into perspective to me, he is a true inspiration and I have so much respect for him.

                  Rizaan was the other man that was there when we arrived at the airport. This man has to be one of the kindest and happiest man I have ever met know matter what he always had a smile on his face. He is a brilliant man he remembered my name out of 35 people all together he knew who I was and he would never fail to make me smile when I was missing home. I refer to him as my African dad and still to this day keep in regular contact with him.

                  As part of this life changing experience we got to visit the District 6 museum and had a tour around Robben Island (where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned). Here I met two people who were our tour guides for our visit to both places. One was a man who was a prisoner on Robben Island who gave us a first hand stories of what life was like on the island at the time of apartheid and how he suffered while he was over there. He was an inspirational person to me as he lives on the island now and he is neighbours with the prison officer who used to lock him up every night. I find it almost unbelievable that he could forgive someone who was putting his life through hell. It just proves to me that when I fall out with somebody over something ridiculous that I should just forget about it and move on with life if this man could then surely I can forget about a silly argument. When we went to the District 6 museum our tour guide was one of the people that got forced out their homes. His heart felt guide gave us a true in site to how his life was during the tough times of apartheid and how him and his family suffered. You could see it in his eyes the pain and suffering he went through. I have so much respect for this man to re-live the hard times of his life to the public. He made me realise that know matter what skin colour, race, religion,age, gender we are all human beings and we all have feelings!

                  On the first night we visited the Manenburg Community Centre, this was the first chance we got to meet the people of South Africa and witness what their lives are like. Before I went to South Africa I told people that I would be visiting Manenburg and they were cautious because this is known as a red zone, an area which is high in crime, drug use and gang culture. At first while driving through I was wary myself. I saw things that night that I will remember for the rest of my life, as we drove to the community centre I looked out of the coach window and saw a man say about early 30's being beaten up by two men and this man was then left there all cut and bleeding. At this point I thought what am I doing in this place I am risking my life to meet people from South Africa who might not even like me. I even got told to keep hold tight of my bag, I was really wanting to go back home at this point and was dreading the next 5 hours spent with the community. However, I couldn't of been so wrong I walked into the community hall and what a reception they had laid out a great buffet they had music playing and a table tennis and pool table that we had previously raised the money for them to have. I couldn't help but notice to the left of the hall that there was a great big port vale flag, I felt right at home! I began to speak to some of the people there and a few people my age. My opinion quickly changed of them that they aren't some gangsters who wanted to beat me up or even kill me. These people were just the same as you and me but they just have an extremely different background and way of life. The people I met that night gave me a true in sight to what their life was like I was amazed at how little they had yet made the most of everything. That night as I sat down on the coach I had time to reflect on what I had learned and began to appreciate my life a lot more. I met some fantastic people and couldn't wait to see them again. As the coach pulled away the coach driver put the CD we made on and Take That- Greatest Day started to play. That song fitted perfectly and seemed to sum up our first day. Everybody was singing along and that had to be the starting point of when my life began to change.

                  As part as our time over there we delivered sports coaching and play ground games to 2 primary schools, Talfalah and Jamaica and then had the chance to interact with the younger children of South Africa. Delivering the sports activities in this heat was unbearable but it was what we set out to do and it was the least I could of done for these children who lived for their education. We had the first group of 7-8 years olds and this was the time to show what all our hard work and effort was for. So the group of about 12 lined up so we could tell them what they could do. I will never forget what I saw this little boy much smaller than the rest was at the end he seemed very shy and couldn't make eye contact with us. He was standing their looking at the floor in a ripped stained vest and a pair shorts no shoes, nothing on his feet. This is what this little boy turned up to school in. From just seeing him standing there I wanted to do absolutely everything I could possible to give him the best time of his life lift his head up and put a smile on his face. At this point while one of the other students was discussing what we wanted them to do I decided to take him to one side and to talk to him. While I was talking to him he told me how he lives with his mum and dad and 14 other siblings I was taken back by this as he told me he lived in the shanty towns. So I tried to make him smile by giving him the encouragement to make him believe he was doing brilliantly. He had such a great talent for sport and it was great seeing him smile, it's something money just can't buy. Then it was break time for the children we stood at the side of the a huge gravel area then all of a sudden hundreds of children come running out of their classrooms and we were all crowded by them. They had never seen white people before in their lives so they thought that we were incredible, they made us sign their arms books and treated us like we were celebrities. I found this rather uncomfortable because they are the exact same as me and you but because we have a better lifestyle and a different colour skin they thought we were amazing. Me and a few other students felt the same way so we went around with pens and asked them to sign our arms and hands just to make them feel just as important as us. After break time we had the chance to go around to visit the children in their classrooms to see how education is different over there compared to here.

                  One thing I found out about every single school I visited is education is all these children are bothered about as it is their way out of the lifestyle they live now. I was speaking to 5 and 6 year olds who wanted to be lawyers and doctors who knew exactly what they had to do to achieve that. I found this astonishing if I asked a child of that age while working in a school over here what they wanted to do when they were older they wouldn't have such high goals. When we visited Talfalah Primary School they had and assembly in the playground. They started off by playing their school song then all of a sudden Whitney Houston- Greatest Love Of All started to play. Every child and staff sung a long, it was one of those moments where your hairs stand up on the back of your neck and arms and when you get a lump in your throat. It was unbelievable. I thought about why that song was their school song then I realised, " I believe children are the future teach them well and let them lead the way". That lyric says it all to be honest. If they teach the children well for them to achieve their dreams of becoming a doctor, lawyer, athlete, fashion designer or whatever high ambition they have then that is their way out of poverty.

                  We visited the Shanty Townships and had to have a police escort through as we were seen as extremely wealthy people going through the poorest area. Mickey came with us because this was where he grew up and knew the area well to tell us about it. Mickey told us that if we looked to the left this was one of the best houses in the area as I looked over I saw about a 6ft brick wall with metal sides and the roof was made out of what seemed to be anything possible, cardboard, wood, bits of scrap then the odd brick to stop it from blowing away. So this was one of the better houses? And I moan about the house that I live in that it isn't big enough. How selfish of me to think this when these people have made their homes from anything they could find and are more than happy with it as it is their safety and security. Now we were going further into the town ships and all around all I could see for miles were these small homes. The eye opener for me was when Mickey told us that there were 100,000 of these in this part of the Shanty Towns and at least 2 million people were living here. How on earth could this be healthy for these lovely people, they are like the size of my living room and they have all those people living there. It was the biggest eye opener of my life, who am I to moan about not having enough room when I have so much more than those. After every 50 houses there was a water pump which was good to see that they have some fresh water and then after about 300 houses they had about 4 portable toilets. It was nice to see something was being done to help these people have better personal hygiene. I just wish more could be done.

                  One place we visited while we were there was Busy Bees Day Nursery and as a childcare student I couldn't wait to go and interact with the younger children. We pulled up outside of the nursery and got reminded that it will be extremely different to what we see over here but to me the next few hours I spent with these children I wanted to make the most of and give them the time of their lives! Me and the 3 other childcare students were allowed to go into the baby room first, we knew before hand they didn't have much to play with so we had taken new toys that they could keep at the nursery. We walked into the baby room and there in front of us were 20 babies all just sitting and looking at us some sitting and crying. Looking after these children were 2 ladies, yes 2! For anyone who knows childcare well in the UK children aged 0-1 should have the ratio of one adult to every three children but this was one to every 10. I couldn't believe what I was seeing and felt sorry for these ladies as looking after three at a time can be a challenge at times. So we told them that they could sit back for the next hour and we took care of the babies we changed them, fed them, played with them and most importantly of all put a smile on their faces. The children have never had toys in the nursery to play with before they just had a concrete floor and about 3 cuddly toys to play with between them all. They really enjoyed having some stimulation.

                  After this we moved on to a 1-2 year old room. How little did I know about what the next hour would do to me. I went in the room again with hardly any toys and just a concrete floor and sat down with the children to sing nursery rhymes. A little girl in a pink jacket, jeans and black boots sat next to me and put her hand on my leg so I put my arm around her and the sad look on her face turned into the cheekiest smile I have ever seen she was beautiful. She was much more quieter than the rest of the children as they were all singing and dancing she just sat down with her hand on my leg. I started talking to the girl who had very little English and asked her if she wanted a cuddle, she just looked at me so I put my arms out and she jumped up and wrapped her arms around me and put and held on tightly so I stood up with her just then my tutor told me that it was time to visit another room, how could I leave this little girl, your not to meant have favourites but she was mine. I told her I had to go and still wouldn't let go from cuddling me. One of the staff at the nursery asked her where she was going she pointed to me and then the door, she wanted to come home with me. At this point every single emotion come flooding to me and I couldn't help but become emotional so started to get tears in my eye and a lump in my throat. I told her I would come back and give her a cuddle before I went so she smiled then waved and blew kisses to me. Well that was it I couldn't help but cry then. This was the first time I had become emotional on the trip and couldn't help it one bit. I played with the older children 3+ outside with tyres and balls I've never seen so many happy children in all my life it was over whelming at how lovely and well mannered they all were. After an hour of playing it was time to go, it was time to go and say goodbye to my favourite little girl so I went in the room and she come running up to me and wrapped her arms around me so I picked her up and told her that I had to go. After a quick photo (which is currently my picture on dooyoo) she kissed me on the cheek and said 'Love You'. I started to get all upset again and couldn't help but cry again. I didn't want her to see I was upset though but I spent at least another 5 minutes at the door waving while she was blowing me kisses, she gave me a smile and I knew that then it was time to go so walked away. Still to this day I feel emotional when I think about her and how beautiful she was, she's changed my life I always think about her.

                  While over in Cape Town we visited an AIDS orphanage and after how emotional I was at the day nursery I already had the tissues ready. We got off the coach and all the children were waiting at the gate, there are about 50 children this one lady looks after in what only can be best described as is two porta cabins. The children were aged between 5 months- 8 years old who all had AIDS and their parents had either died or left them. I walked in to one of the cabins where there were about 25 children in there sitting on plastic seats or on the floor. This was time that we could give them the gifts we had bought them they had cars, balls, trucks, stickers, fairy wings musical toys everything possible. They loved having their photos taken with stickers on their faces because most of the children had never seen what they looked like before and to see them smiling at something simple was great. I glanced over to my left and saw a room where none of the children were going and couldn't help but wonder what was in there however, I carried on playing with the children. A member of staff that came on the trip with us called me into this room I could here a baby crying and in this room there were 6 cots with 3 babies in each one. One of the little girls had just woken up and began to cry so I went to pick her up as soon as I did she stopped crying and began to giggle she was lovely. I couldn't believe that there were 3 babies in each cot, they all had flies around them it was just a real eye opener. I passed the little girl to another student and began to speak to play with a little boy sat in the corner with some cars and trucks. This little boy was very pleasant to me then he said to me 'Mummy you have this car'. This little boy thought I was his mummy, I just smiled and said thank you and swapped it for one of the trucks. Later I was speaking to the lady and mentioned that the little boy called me mummy, she began to tell me that this little boys mum had died as she had AIDS. I had to take a few minutes out as this was just heart breaking. You see it on the TV all the time but I was actually witnessing this first hand. I will never forget my time at the orphanage and will remember those children's smiles every time I'm not having a good day.

                  On the last day we visited Manenburg High School, this was children more my age and this was the time where we told them about us and they told us about them. We visited a number of classes and learned a lot about the pupils of the school they all gave us such a warm welcome. The last class we were to visit in the morning was the oldest pupils of school they were in humanities. We delivered the presentation about ourselves and saw that there was one white boy at the front of the classroom the only white person in the school in fact. He just smiled at me so I smiled back. After we delivered the presentation we had chance to go and talk to them so I went and sat next to the white boy. His name was Frank and he was 19. we started talking about each others lives and he tried to tell me that he was from America but he wasn't he was actually Afrikaans and he wasn't too sure about why he was white. He began to tell me about his family and how he cares for his sick mum , I could relate to him really well as we have similar interests and similar things happen to us in our lives. We laughed and joked for the next half an hour before I had to go as it was lunch time. I knew that this was the last time I was probably going to ever see him which hurt a little as I had just began to got to know him. We had 2 hours for lunch once we had ours we had chance to talk play sport with them and sit with them while they had their break.

                  Mickey called me over to go into this one classroom to see what was happening, he said to me I'm not telling you what is happening in here go and interact with the students and you will learn a lot then he left. This time I had to find the confidence to speak to these people. There were two ladies in there serving a small portion of food ( a fist full) to each student in there. These children couldn't eat the food quick enough. After one boy had finished eating I went over to him and began to talk to him. I asked him if he liked the food and if he has similar at home. He started to tell me about how the children in this room don't get any other food they only have this one meal a day because they don't have the money to have food at home. I was amazed at how these children didn't have any food other than the small meal that they have when they are at school. I just couldn't imagine what they would do at the weekend. After a while Mickey came to talk to me and asked me if I found out what was happening so I told him what the little boy had told me and he said that the government fund them to do this as these children won't get any meals at home. It made me realise at how lucky I am to have food in the cupboards and can go and buy any at any time. I left the room to reflect on the what I have just witnessed. Just when someone tapped me on the shoulder I turned around and it was Frank. He was there, finally I got to speak to him again and for much longer this time. I learned a lot more about him and he was very kind to me. He gave me his Facebook so that once I got back to the England we could still keep in touch with each other. The bell rang and it was time for him to go back to his lesson and time for us to leave. We smiled at each other gave each other a hug and said that we would speak soon. I have made a true friendship with Frank I speak to him at least once a week on Facebook and we have regular contact with each other.

                  That night was our last night so we had organised a party at the community centre to give something back to the people of Manenburg we spent lots of money on food and all the local people enjoyed it very much we had the chance to talk to the friends that we made over the past 10 days. It was a brilliant and emotional night. That was the greatest day of my life and it will take a lot to change that. Once we had got back the hotel that night we had a meeting which gave us time to reflect on our time there. It was very emotional and most people cried as we were discussing how its changed our lives and how amazing the people we are that we have met.

                  I have learned so much during my time in South Africa, I have learned never to make judgements about people because of their skin colour. I have also learned that my education is important, before the trip I was ready to quit college and not do anything but South Africa opened my eyes at how important it is to go to college and to get the qualifications I need to get a good job in the future. I have learned not to take the simple things of running water, food and my house for granted and to cherish everything I have. I have realised I am the luckiest person alive to have what I have and I have learned that I don't need the things like another pair of shoes or unnecessary things.
                  South Africa has changed my life to put it simple. I have seen things that I have never even thought I would ever see. I always wanted to do a trip like this but at such a young age and an early stage in my life I never even dreamed of being able to do it. My life has changed so much I tell my mum everyday that I love her as I hardly ever used to do this. I am a much happier person now that I am back I had to change some things in my personal life and since I ave done this I am such a happier person. I went to Africa as a child and I have come back an adult it has matured me into a better caring person who is more ambitious and I now know what I want to do with my life. I now believe the people who told me it will be a life changing event.
                  My hopes for the future since South Africa is to one day soon go back and visit all those lovely people and all the friends I have made. I want to go and do more work with the children and work in a school over there. I also hope to raise more money for the nursery and orphanage ( I have raised £300 since I have come back).
                  South Africa changed my life.

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                  • Tesco Value Cola / Soft Drink / 68 Readings / 66 Ratings
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                    Good for 17p but I won't be buying it again.

                    ~~Personal Account~~
                    While shopping in my local Tesco I came across this sugar free Coke and thought that I would give it a try seen as it was much more cheaper than other leading brands. In my house we are a big fan of fizzy drink and that seems to be all we drink so for 17p I thought that this would be a good idea as it is saving money as well as being the answer to our love for fizzy drinks.

                    ~~Price~~
                    For a 2 litre bottle of the drink it cost only 17p which is an amazing price for any fizzy drink on the market. A great thing about this is that you can spend even more on the product by getting different flavours for a similar price.

                    ~~Packaging~~
                    The product comes in a tall plastic bottle with a label around it. On the label it is pretty basic, with basic colours and isn't really bright. The white label has a royal blue band around it and has the image of a glass of coke with ice in it. This is their effort to try and brighten up a pretty boring looking product. Everything on the label is simple the ingredients and nutritional information is displayed simply on there too.

                    ~~Ingredients and nutritional information~~
                    In a 250ml glass it contains:
                    2 calories (<1%)
                    0.4g of sugar (<1%)
                    fat traces (<1%)
                    saturates traces (<1%)
                    salt traces (<1%)
                    The drink also doesn't contain any artificial colours or flavourings which I guess is good for the health as well as it being low calorie.
                    Ingredients: Carbonated Water,Barley Malt Extract , Fruit And Vegetable Concentrates (Apple, Carrot, Hibiscus) ,Phosphoric Acid , Flavourings (including Caffeine) , Sweetener (Aspartame) , Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate).

                    ~~What I like~~
                    For me what I like about the fizzy drink is the price at 17 p it can't get much cheaper than that otherwise they would be giving it away for nothing. I also like that it is low in calories and low in sugar. It is always nice to know that something your having isn't having much effect on your health like most fizzy drinks on the market. It also has its other uses such as being a good cleaning product for sinks and toilets, I found that it makes them look like new.

                    ~~What I don't like~~
                    However, on the whole I don't like the taste of the product you can tell that it is cheap and you can tell that is cheap and sugar free when you try it. The drink tastes really flat like it has been opened for sometime even though it was the first time I had opened the bottle. It is very very basic but what do expect for 17p.

                    ~~Overall~~
                    I don't think I will be buying this product any time in a hurry even though it is so cheap. It's good for your health but it isn't good for my taste buds!

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                    02.04.2012 19:45
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                    A cheap refreshing drink

                    ~~Personal Account~~

                    I have seen the cherryade before while hopping in Tesco with my mum and never really thought about buying it. Up until recently I have been drinking Coke Zero and fancied a change so I thought I would try this bright red drink as it is sin free on my slimming world plan which is great. After not having it since I was a young child I was looking forward to having some but served chilled because that's it at it's best. So at a cheap price I couldn't resist.

                    Once I got home I thought I would try the drink it was it made a loud fizzing noise and at this moment I thought all the fizz would be lost but I couldn't be more wrong it was extremely fizzy and the taste of cherry was a much stronger taste than any other cherryade drink I have tried before. This may be because they have all contained a lot more sugar than this. To keep the drink fresh after opening I keep it in the fridge so that everytime I have some it always gives me a refreshing taste. After being opened a few more times the same amount of fizz was still there and it tastes as great as the first time I tried it.

                    ~~Price ~~

                    For a 2 litre bottle of Tesco Cherryade it cost 52p, which I thought is a great price for a drink with a great taste and sugar free! This price for a 2 litre fizzy drink is excellent compared to other competitors on the market considering they can be up to as much as £2.50. With the price being so low you can stock up and have more bottles for the same amount you'd pay for a top brand name.

                    ~~Packaging~~

                    As I have already mentioned the drink comes in a 2 litre plastic bottle with a bright red label which contains all the ingredients and nutritional information.
                    As the liquid is a vibrant red colour this really appeals to the buyer as it is just bursting with cherry flavours.
                    On the label there is also a a picture of bubbles to make the product attract to the younger customer to emphasise the fizzyness of the drink.

                    ~~Ingredients and Nutritional Information ~~

                    Carbonated Water, Citric Acid, Fruit And Vegetable Concentrates (Carrot, Blackcurrant), Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Sweeteners (Aspartame, Acesulfame K), Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Flavourings, Stabiliser (Carboxymethylcellulose).

                    Per 250ml this cherryade contains
                    2 calories (<1%)
                    0.1g sugar (<1%)
                    0g of fat (0%)
                    0g of saturates (0%)
                    salt traces again (<1%)

                    For me I don't normally understand the nutritional information as it isn't displayed in a simple form but on the bottle it is well labelled and from what I can see there is hardly any sugar and only 2 calories from a normal side cup.

                    ~~What I like about the drink~~

                    I love the strong cherry taste and the refreshing feel that it gives me after I have had some. I also love knowing that what I am drinking is good for me even if it could be dying my insides bright red at least they will look nice! The drink is also good because even though there is next to no sugar in it, it still tastes amazing even better that a lot more expensive brands.

                    ~~What's not so good~~

                    The drink may stain as it is a strong colour so be careful!

                    ~~Other Tesco Fizzy Drinks~~

                    Tesco do many other cheap fizzy drinks such as lemonade,orangeade,limeade,dandelion and burdock, cola. These are all at the same price or cheaper.

                    ~~Overall~~

                    A brilliant refreshing drink for only 52p! Which is sin free on slimming world!

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                    • New Look Bootcut Jeans / Clothing / 58 Readings / 58 Ratings
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                      01.04.2012 15:40
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                      A brilliant cheap pair of jeans that last for a long time!

                      I tend to wear jeans in the winter all the time for all occasions really, going shopping, going for a meal, going to watch the football or just to generally relax in. I never normally have bootcut jeans or even New Look ones. However, I went into my local store and saw that they were only £9.99 and I couldn't resist the bargain considering I normally only pay about £25 for Red Herring ones so I was a bit cautious at how these would be. I love shopping in New Look for tops and jewellery but this was this first time I decided to by a pair of dark blue bootcut jeans.

                      --- Sizes and Colours ---

                      The jeans were available in light blue, dark blue and black. I only ever wear dark blue jeans so I stuck with the colour that I normally have. The jeans were available in sizes 8-16 so provides for women all sizes. The leg lengths on the jeans are 28" , 30", 32", 34". For me this doesn't really matter about the leg size because as I am only 4 foot 9 I have to have the length taken up on them anyway. As they are bootcut though I recommended that you go for the next length so they don't look like they have shrunk in the wash.

                      The sizes are good and I found with my size there is a bit more room to breathe in them. Which will make and women feel good to think that they are losing the inches around the waist. Often with new jeans they tend to be hard to get into as they are a bit tough but with these I found them to be smooth fitting and very comfy.

                      --- Style and Fit ---

                      For me the jeans fit perfectly they just have a normal wait too them so they aren't too low and they are too high. I like this because when I wear jeans with a low waist fitting I tend to keep pulling them up and I don't find high waist jeans very comfy. The jeans are fairly baggy and they came with a good boot cut which is ideal for when you wear them with heels. However, I found that you can wear the jeans with Vans, trainers and high heels even if they are bootcut.

                      The style of the jeans are very simple which is expected for them only being £9.99. the jeans have two pockets at the front which could fit a mobile phone and loose change in and the back pockets I use to put my bank card in. This probably isn't very safe but I don't like carrying a hand bag only if I have too.
                      The jeans are made from
                      80% Cotton
                      18% Polyester
                      2% Elastane
                      This just proves how comfy they are. They are fastened with a zip and a button at the front.

                      ---Do you get your moneys worth?---

                      I have had the dark blue jeans now for over a year and they are regularly washed as I seem to wear them all the time especially in the winter. The colour hasn't faded one bit and are still the same colour from the day I have worn them. As I have had them over a year now they are starting to go a bit bobbly but this isn't a problem as they are cheap to go and buy another pair and I have certainly had my moneys worth. They are starting to finally become more baggy but this is only because I am trying to lose weight through slimming world. You definitely get your moneys worth with these jeans and I really think they are better than Red Herring and Primark ones.

                      ---Overall---

                      I would recommended these jeans to anybody they are so comfy and you really go get your moneys worth. They are easy to wash and I find the colour hasn't faded which is great considering other designs and makes of jeans do this over time. Since I bought these I have just bought another pair of the jeans for the same price in a smaller size due to my weight loss which has made me feel brilliant!

                      Thanks for reading
                      Lou.

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                        A once in a life time experience

                        ~~My experience of Table Top Mountain~~

                        I had just touched down in Cape Town International Airport and it was a beautiful hot clear day. I was scared, terrified infact knowing that in a matter of two hours I will be going in a cable car up to the very top of table mountain. As I hate heights it was one thing I wasn't looking forward to I was dreading it. We dropped our luggage off at the hotel and got on our coach and started to head towards the cable car entrance. Going up to this wasn't easy as I imagined as it was twisting and turning road and we were close to the edge of the road. The views while going up to the entrance were amazing looking over at the hole of Cape Town it was perfect. I just wanted to try and imagine what it would look like from the top because I was already blown away. So it was that time, that time to get off the coach and get ready to board the cable car. I was already 360 metres above sea level so I was terrified about going into a cable car with about 40 more people. After a quick stop at the toilet ( which weren't very clean) I was ready to get my ticket and go to the top.

                        As my college booked the tickets online and got us all on for children we only had to pay 85 rand which about 8 pounds in our money. Adult prices are 195 rand which is about 19 pounds. You might think this is a bit expensive but it really is worth every single penny. It is one of the most amazing views I think I will ever see in my life. Also booking online is cheaper than paying on the day. I had my ticket now and was ready to board the cable car. Before we were to do this though we had our picture taken as if we were in a cable car going up to the mountain. I think this was to make a bit more money from us but it is something to remember the visit by. Luckily there wasn't much of a queue to get onto the cable car so the group of 35 and some other people joined us and we were on our way up. I was starting to shake by now holding my friends hand tight as possible I managed to take a sneak peak of the view and wow! It was beautiful, in fact words can't describe it. It is one of those things that you just have to see.

                        As we were going up in the cable car the floor revolves so that you get a view from every angle. I was beginning to feel more at ease by now. Before I knew it after about 2 minutes if that we were at the top and it was time to walk around. I stepped out the cable car and onto the pathway we had 2 hours to walk around and to go and visit the little restaurant and gift shop for any presents that we wanted to take back home. At this point in my life I felt like I was on top of the world, I was managing to look across the hole of Cape Town from way above in the sky it was perfect. Nothing could fault the view at all. We started to walk around and went a little higher on the footpath, suddenly a big gust of wind come and blew my hate off. At this moment in my life I honestly thought I was going to die I thought I was going to be blown off too. So my hat blew off and was heading towards going off the mountain. I screamed like it was me being blown off. Luckily enough somebody caught it and it was back in a safe place, my bag! It was so windy up there even though it was a beautiful day and the table cloth wasn't there it was windy. The paths can be a bit steep the further you go. If you are lucky you may see some wildlife I saw a lizard while I was at the top.

                        After walking around and being able to see Robben Island and the world cup stadium we decided to go and visit the gift shop. They sell everything from sticks of rock to clothes and jewellery. They can be a bit expensive but they are definitely worth it as something to remember your visit by. When I went into the restaurant to get some refreshments and ice cream they had sold out and it was rather busy but the staff were apologetic and couldn't help me enough to get what I wanted.

                        ~~Remember to do the following!!~~

                        -Take sun cream it might be windy but I burned my legs this day!
                        Take a jacket, or cardigan or something long-sleeved just in case it gets a bit chilly up there
                        remember your camera! The views that you will see that day will be ones you will never forget so capture the moment.
                        Food and water and lots of water! The shop can be expensive and can run out of stock quickly so just to be on the safe side take a packed lunch. There are benches and tables all around.
                        Before you plan on going to the cable car ensure that it is open because sometimes if it is too windy then it is closed. The cable cars often have maintenance to ensure that they are working properly and the service can be improved.


                        Overall, table top mountain is one of the places I will never forget in my life. It has stunning views of the whole of Cape Town it is a beautiful and clean place with friendly staff around to make sure your having a good time. Be careful of the wind though you want to make sure you have your hat by the end of it. Also as it is a top tourist attraction in Cape Town don't hesitate to go thinking that it might be too busy there is plenty of room to walk around. I know this might sound silly also but I think my time at the top of the mountain has made my fear of heights almost disappear because something so amazing like the views I seen that day. Cape Town is a gorgeous place and the mountain is only just part of this.

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                          28.03.2012 15:12
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                          A brilliant snack

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                          Well as many of you may know I have just returned from a visit to South Africa where I helped out over there. I tried all the different types of food that they offered me even some that I didn't have an idea about what I was eating. When I come back I was over half a stone heavier and not feeling at my best after snacking on fatty foods. So I joined a local Slimming World to help me to get back to being more healthier. They recommended these as a snack during a meal. At first I wasn't really looking forward to them as I thought they would be bland. However, I couldn't be more wrong they are fruity and taste so sweet. I also don't like apples that much so I was a bit put off by the apple on the front of the packet but in my experience I couldn't taste the apple. I now enjoy having the light cereal bar between breakfast and dinner and it puts my mind at ease when I know that it is much more healthier for me than a chocolate bar.

                          ~~ The Product ~~

                          Considering the bars are only 70 calories I was very surprised at how much taste they had. The summer fruits in the bar made the chewy cereal bar a lot more sugary. Just the right amount of sugar you need to keep you going until lunch time. You can taste the strawberry the most when eating the bar and it isn't too tangy like I thought it would be.
                          The bar smells lovely and fruity which gives you a fresh summery feeling knowing that the food that you are eating is good for you. One thing that I was disappointed with was the size of the bar, the package that they come in is small anyway but it was disappointing to see that a quarter of it was air. I wouldn't really mind if they bars were cheap but priced at nearly £2 for 5 isn't good. However, the packaging really appealed with the deep red and light blue contrasting with each other gave it the true summer feel to it.

                          ~~ Contents ~~

                          Per Bar - Energy 267 kJ
                          Protein-0.8g
                          Carbohydrate- 11.2g ( 4.3g of which is sugars)
                          Fat- 0.8g
                          Fibre- 4.3g
                          Sodium- 0.02g

                          ~~What I liked~~

                          The fruity taste was excellent and the chewiness of the bar was just right. I also love eating them because I know that it is much healthier than eating a chocolate bar and that its light enough to keep me going until lunch. I also like all the fruits that are in there and the yoghurt that is drizzled on top of the bar.

                          ~~ What I didn't like ~~

                          The price can be a little expensive, especially if you are a student. Also the bars might be too small for some people.

                          ~~ Overall Opinion ~~

                          I can't seem to get enough of these bars at the minute they are light and fruity which really do keep you going until dinner time. I would recommended these to anybody who tends to snack between breakfast and lunch on fatty foods these are a great option.

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                          • Top 10 Singles / Discussion / 65 Readings / 59 Ratings
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                            25.09.2011 18:28
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                            Great songs that I love

                            These singles aren't in any particular order I just went through my Itunes and picked my favourites there is a real mix on here and they all have different meanings to me.

                            1.Usher- Burn
                            This song is just amazing and Usher is a brilliant artist I listen to this song all the time and have done for a number of years and I never get bored of it. It has a great rhythm and the lyrics are amazing. I just think its an easy listen song for anybody to listen to. My favourite lyric has to be 'and it's better for me to let it go than hold on and hurt you'. I just think its true that you should let go of being with someone and hurt them.

                            2.Goo Goo Dolls- Iris
                            I haven't listened to this song for long and I first heard it at the xfactor boot camp auditions and thought it was a beautiful song. The vocals are amazing and the lyrics are so true. The instrumental is great too. My favourite lyrics is - 'you're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be' and 'I don't want the world to see me because I don't think that they'd understand'. I feel like that sometimes and I'm sure a lot of people do that nobody can understand or judge you as everyone has their own story why they are the way they are.

                            3.Love Inc- You're a Superstar
                            This song never fails to change my mood it always puts me in a brilliant mood after I listen to it. I guess you could call it my motivating song but you have to listen to it on a very high volume to get the full effect. It's a dance classic I would recommend anyone to listen to it and if it doesn't change your mood then I don't think anything can.

                            4.The Killers- Mr.Brightside
                            Another song that motivates me a lot. This song has a great meaning to me and my friends as this was our prom song it got everybody up dancing even the teachers and it has to be a highlight of my life. It is a classic song and it has great rhythm and lyrics. By the first 5 seconds it never fails to get me and my friends so oh my god and gets us dancing!

                            5.R.Kelly- The Worlds Greatest
                            I love this song and have requested it to be played at my funeral. I think it sounds really big headed that I have but it is a great song and its happy and positive. The gospel choir in the background is just magical. I don't think the song can get old at all. R.Kelly has produced a number of great songs but this has to be the best one he has done. I recommend anybody to listen to it because it is a great song and an inspirational one.

                            6.Gerry and The Pacemakers- You'll Never Walk Alone
                            Well as many of you may know through previous reviews one of the football teams I support is Liverpool Football Club. This song is sung before every home game to pay respect to the 96 victims that lost their life. This has to be one of my top singles of all time due to this fact. My favourite lyric is -'Walk on with hope in your heart and you'll never walk alone'. The lyric just describes why I think it is my favourite.

                            7.Elvis- The Wonder of You
                            I also support Port Vale and this is their song. I love football and it is a big part of my life so this song has to be in my top 10 singles. Elvis is a music legend and did some amazing song. The vocals on the song and the instrumental just make the song amazing.


                            8.Gyptian- Hold You
                            This song isn't everyones ideal top 10 songs of all time and it isn't everyones cup of tea but I think it is an amazing song with an amazing rhythm. It is a very catchy song even if you can't tell what he is saying. It is a great song to remix and to turn into different styles. Give this song a listen it might grow on you.

                            9.Damien Rice- Cannonball
                            I never heard of until Damien Rice until a few months ago and I think he is a great artist. People think his songs can be depressing but this is my favourite song. The vocals are beautiful and I love singing along to it on my Ipod I think my friends are sick of hearing it now. My favourite lyric has to be- ' It's not hard to fall when you float like a cannonball' I will just never get fed up of listening to it.

                            Last one now!

                            10.Dappy- No Regrets
                            Dappy is a member of Ndubz for those of you who doesn't know. He's an inspiration of mine he started from nothing and built himself up to be a role model. The song is fairly new and hasn't been long out but it is just a brilliant song. The lyrics are catchy and names famous celebrities throughout. My favourite lyric is ' No regrets, no point in crying over yesterday'. It is a lyric that is so true and should be considered by everyone because there is no point being down about the past because it can't be changed you should look forward to the future.

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                              03.09.2011 16:33
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                              The perfect spray for keeping your feet cool and refreshed

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                              I first discovered the Peppermint Cooling Spray when I was shopping with my mum in our local shopping centre. I never really venture into The Body Shop as it wasn't with all the other shops and was out of the way but my mum needed to buy some make up. As I was looking around I come across the cooling spray and thought it was handy for any time my feet got a little hot. I bought the small 100ml bottle for around £3 which I thought was a little expensive as I was unsure whether it did its job or not.

                              I started to use the spray first thing in the morning to before a hard day standing on my feet for most of the time. I recommend that you use only one to two squirts on each foot because if you use more I found that it can be that cooling it can numb your feet which wasn't what I wanted first thing in the morning. As the bottle is only small I found it handy to carry around in my bag incase I was in need of it during the day, which for me I found that I didn't really need it.

                              The push down spray bottle has a light blue liquid in which makes the product look refreshing. This is an ideal way to show that the product is going to do exactly what you think it should do and catches the eyes of customers. The bottle is quick and easy to use as all that needs to be done is pushed down. Which is so much easier than using any creams and there is less mess. Please note that the dispenser is facing your foot and not you as it may hurt if you get it near your eyes.

                              -Advantages-
                              For me I found the cooling peppermint spray to do exactly what it is set out do to. The smell of the peppermint is strong and refreshing exactly what you need to keep your feet cool and fresh. It is easy to use and there is no mess you need to clean up afterwards which is great for if you are in a rush. I have also found that if you use it once or twice a day it can last for a few months which makes the £3 go a long way. As it is a small round bottle it is easy to fit in your bag with your other belongings meaning it can be taken anywhere with you for the times you are in need of some freshness.

                              -Disadvantages-
                              For me there aren't really any disadvantages. Maybe be if that you use more then two squirts on one foot it can become that cooling it numbs your feet. The Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray can also be expensive for some people but it definitely does the job it is meant to. The directions of how to use the product aren't very clear on the label it just says keep away from the eyes, which you surely would be doing as it is for your feet.

                              -Overall Opinion-
                              I believe this to be the perfect spray for keeping your feet cool and fresh for a small amount of money. The product is an all round breath of fresh air

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