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      15.07.2000 21:59
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      I saw this product advertised in a Sunday supplement and went out the next week to by some so impressed was I by the rating. It seemed that many others had the same idea because my local Boots was sold out! It contains Biopol which is an oil absorbing substance and designed to keep skin oil free for up to 10 hours. It also has light reflective crystals to make you look younger. I compared it with Philosophy Never Let Them See You Shine and think it is better - also much cheaper. If you suffer from oily skin then this is the product for you. I have oily patches and have to be careful not to put it on where skin gets dry. I use it under foundation in the winter and on its own in summer.

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      15.07.2000 21:32
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      Sisley(a French cosmetic and skincare range) have a mascara called Phyto-proteine. It cost £26 and is worth every penny. The best thing about this mascara is the way it separates and lengthens lashes -even short stubby ones like mine look really good. I have run my own test on this product - one eye with this the other eye with all the other mascaras in my possession (at leat 10) and without a doubt it scores over them all. I was not able to buy it locally but waited until I went to London, although I know several big stores do stock the range. If you go abroad you may find it in duty free and of course in the big malls in Calais etc' (I think its cheaper there)

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    • Nars Multiple / Make Up / 4 Readings / 6 Ratings
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      10.07.2000 01:32

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      Without doubt if I was to have only one make up product to take with me to a desert island it would Nars - The Multiple. It is colour in the form of a stick and can be applied to the cheeks, eyes and lips (hence the name). It add colour and a subtle glow to the skin without making it shine. I saw it advertised in mail order and almost ordered one. I'm glad I waited for the opportunity to choose in a store however, because my original choice was completely wrong. I bought mine at Space NK but I think other shops stock it.

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    • Wheel of Fortune / TV Programme / 0 Readings / 2 Ratings
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      09.07.2000 03:58

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      No thanks. I inadvertently stumbled on this show. Who is that guy who hosts it? His jokey manner and his patronising attitude really made me mad. The prizes were naff and the Star prize was - wait for it - £2000! Still I suppose the guests didn't have to work too hard; answer one question and spin a wheel. The contestants have to tell some sorry tale/embarassing moment. One daft boy (yes boy) had an interview for a place at Oxford. First interview went well - so all pleased with his effort he went out on the p---. Next morning nine o'clock they want him for 3 follow up interviews. Result - bad news no place. Imagine going on telly and admitting you're stupid. Can you believe it? Oxford is better off without him. Better off watching paint dry!

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    • Morrisons / Highstreet Shopping / 0 Readings / 1 Rating
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      09.07.2000 01:21

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      Do you think it's because its a northern based supermarket that they have a full named freezer selection of yorkshire puddings? I certainly appreciate a new brand of tea called Ringtons which I've never seen elsewhere. It's £1.89 for 80 bags and compare very favourably with M&S gold which is much dearer. You can also get Scottish plain bread here and that's a plus. If you haven't sampled this delight you've not lived. The other find I've discovered is a cut of meat called crop of beef -never heard of this cut before -a bit like rib I think. There is fat through it but as any one with sense knows it's the fat that gives the meat it's taste. I don't go a lot on their own brand stuff, but I don't rate any other supermarket own brand either (excluding M&S)

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    • Border Collie / Pet / Animal / 0 Readings / 3 Ratings
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      08.07.2000 23:20
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      We moved to the country and for the first time in our lives considered having a dog. I am ashamed to say that we gave very little thought to the dog only to ourselves. We saw an advert for border collies and fell in love with a black and white bundle of fur. He came from a farm and both his parents were working dogs. It was only when I took him to the vet's and found a form there 'What kind of dog is right for you?' that I realised that we were not the ideal family for a dog who needed so much exercise! However we had committed to an animal and had to do our best for him. We had him for 5 years until we had to move back into the city and it broke my heart when we had to give him up to friends who promised to look after him. I just want to say that if you are considering a dog it would be a great idea if you did some research on the best type of dog for you.

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      • Ford Mondeo (1996-2000) / Car / 1 Reading / 4 Ratings
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        08.07.2000 22:29
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        Question -should I expect a diesel engine to last more than 90000 miles? I have had my mondeo 1.8dlx since September 1995. Until this time last year I would have said that it was a great car. I had done over 90,000 miles with no problem. The car was service regularly at a main dealer - in fact only the main dealer ever touched it. Then horrors. One day with no warning there was this noise. "Listen I said to my husband the car's making a funny noise" "Don't start the car again", he shouted. Too late. The Crank shaft key had sheared. Absolutely ruined the engine. Cost me £1200+vat to repair! Never seen anything like it said the garage. Just one of those things said Ford when I queried it. They suggested I could expect no less having done all those miles. A diesel engine should go on for longer than that don't you think? Ah well. I had to pay out as I still had a loan on the car. But be warned

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        • General Comments... / Archive Electronic / 0 Readings / 3 Ratings
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          08.07.2000 22:03
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          Am I the ONLY person in this country to despise mobile phones? I resolutly refuse to have one and complain bitterly to my colleagues who continue to pollute my space with their musical calls. They go off at the most inconvenient times and places; in meeting; in shops; in the theatre; even in church! On the street people start talking - I'm startled and for a moment think I'm being addressed but no -it's their friend/mother/father/lover. Never ever is it quiet and discreet. Quite the reverse. I've been privvy to the most intimate details of a person's life I can tell you. Once on a train I heard a girl describe her boss and her boss's lover -so did everyone else. Later on that week i happened to be in a shop and recogised the girl. So now i know about her boss and i don't want to know. It's not my business to know. If you must have a mobile phone; keep it short keep it private keep it quiet

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            08.07.2000 19:20

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            Good book for people who like words and using them. The Dictionary of Puns by John S Crosbie. Set out alphbetically, it is fun and easy to flick through when you have a moment. Some puns are a bit obscure pehaps but some are cracking like..... She wore so much lipstick she was IMPECCABLE. RINGLEADER -the first one in the bath. and ..... VD is nothing to CLAP about. or...... Wresling is the sport of CLINGS maybe you prefer....... pornographic novels -LITTERATURE And so on, each one worse than the last. It made me laugh in places and groan in others. Try them out on your friends(or maybe not if you want to keep them!)

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            08.07.2000 18:43
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            If you like garden centres -you'll love Floralux.. in fact I'm quite reluctant to tell where this is because I've never seen any other British people there and I'd hate it to be overrun by the masses. A journey 45 minutes form Ostend on rt 33/32 (go round Roeselare) I can get details, brings you to the most amazing garden centre. Amost at the French border it is huge (got bigger in the past 3 years). The entrance is full of bits and pieces, candles, towels, all sorts of things for the garden and home. A real bargain hunters delight. Move on through to the garden pots and ornaments. Prices from 50p to £1,500! Move along to pot plants, bedding plants, trees hanging baskets and the divine (in august/early sept) chrysanths. Bargains galore and no problem bringing them back to UK (checked it). Pay in Belgian or Fench francs. Simply the best.

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            08.07.2000 18:14
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            Another Vaseline admirer. A top skin specialist in the USA said that the purpose of night creams was to prevent moisture leaving the skin therby causing it to dry and to wrinkle (ugh). He went on to say that the ONLY way to do this was to use a barrier to stop moisture - tra laa - Vaseline. Tests by people who make their living by having to look good - models, film stars, verified this. Even the most expensive creams (up to £250 per tub) waere not as effective. Good enough for me!

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          • London Eye / Sightseeing National / 0 Readings / 3 Ratings
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            08.07.2000 16:58
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            What a challenge! A visit to Kew Gardens or the London Eye. I chose the Eye. Still can't believe it. Me who can't even think about going up high without coming out in a cold sweat. Standing there looking up it was unbelievable - like something out of a science fiction film. And high, high , high. I scrutinised everyone who came off; yes all smiling; no one looked ill or green. I squinted up to the cars above; no one screaming to get out; no one clawing at the windows. BUT...... I've been fooled before (remember that fairground ride they all said was a piece of cake and I was sick from the top to the bottom?) HOWEVER.... What was I worrying about? The views were wonderful, the Eye itself a miracle of technology and the height.....Yes high, but so smoothly done, so slowly executed it was a piece of cake!

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            08.07.2000 16:26

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            I really rate Marks and Spencers foodhall. It's expensive and I would not advocate using it for day to day staples like milk, toilet roll, eggs etc. BUT if you want to have a break from the usual run of the mill mid-week fayre -don't order a Chinese or Indian. Don't even go down the local pizza restaurant. Think M&S. Something exciting from the deli counter or a ready prepared microwavable meal. Add some ready peeled new potatoes and cleaned and trimmed mangetou (scandlous price!) Finish off with a delicious dessert or some organic ice -cream -or both. Wash down with a bottle of red wine and there you have it. Little or no preparation, mimimal washing up, and a really good meal for the price of a very inderior take away or pub meal with chips! One more tip. In response to consumer pressure M&S have now got a reduced section! 20% (come on it's better than nothing!) off selected food.

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          • Other Exercise and Classes / Discussion / 0 Readings / 4 Ratings
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            08.07.2000 03:41
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            The cheapest, easiest and one of the most enjoyable ways to get fit is to walk. You can do it everywhere and anywhere and in all weathers. No special clothing or equipment. However I recommend you buy a pedometer cost about £12-15. This measures the actual distance you walk and it will surprise you! That '4 mile hike' you went on could turn out to be less that you thought. It also allows you to build up your exercise regime. My husband had major surgery and wouldn't/couldn't exersise. No gym for him! Enter one pedometer and voila! -15-20 miles a week. No problem. In frost - in rain - in sun. We see the sights and Thank God turn off the telly'

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            • Toothcare in General / Archive Lifestyle / 0 Readings / 2 Ratings
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              08.07.2000 03:30
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              Definitely the best thing for your teeth is a private dental plan. I wouldn't go to the dentist at all until I was in pain. Three years ago my dentist told me the news that my teeth would fall out unless i had major work 'Oh and by the way since you were last here (2.5 years) we've gone PRIVATE.' I dug deep because I couldn't face;- 1. Finding another dentist 2. Getting false teeth! £300 worse off I signed up for a dental plan and have not missed an appointment yet. I pay about £12 a month and this covers fillings, basic work and checkups as well as the hygenist. Best £144 you'll spend in a year!

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