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    • Ikea Noresund Bed Frame / Furniture / 24 Readings / 24 Ratings
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      04.10.2012 19:46
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      Definitely would purchase again, cheap cheerful and has lasted years, with lots more life in it!

      An overview: I brought this bed from ikea as I liked the look of it at 5ft9 I wasn't to tall for it and felt it would be tall enough for my then boyfriend he was 6ft. The bed was pretty looking without being too feminine. I like the look of black beds so really felt this was a good choice. It felt like it was sturdy and I like the flat packs as they are easy to move between houses. The beds are slightly bigger than the normal double beds as they are 160cmx200cm, I feel this is plenty big enough for me and the other half. We brought the mattress from ikea too as we knew it would have the perfect fit. We brought an expensive mattress at the time it was £200 but I believe it has gone up to £260. The mattress itself is amazing and I believe that the money was worth spending on it.


      Price: I paid approximately £125 for the frame 8years ago so can't be exact I am afraid. I believe this was a good price as it is still going after 8 years and seems to have lots of life left init. I would definitely pay more for this bed so I honestly believe it was well worth the money.

      Quality: The bed came in two boxes and the slats came seperately. The first time I put it up, it was easy to do and felt very strong and sturdy. Since then it has been taken down three times and put back up and remains as sturdy as the first time. I was concerned that a metal framed bed may become squeaky as it got older but I can assure you this is not the case.

      The slats have had to be replaced this year as when we last took it down the rubber edges had become a bit frail and the spaces broke so we brought new ones. The slats however were all fine not one was broken!

      Advantages:
      This bed is pretty to look at
      It is firm and steady
      It is worth the money paid for it
      It can be taken down and put back up and remains sturdy
      It is very easy to assemble.

      Disadvantanges:
      If someone is very tall the bars at the bottom of the bed can be annoying - not a problem for me but tall people maybe a different story

      Summarise:
      If and when this bed finally gives up I will definitely get another one as it is wellworth every penny spent. It is sturdy, comfy and cheap!

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      24.05.2012 18:28
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      Definitely a recommendation from me

      I have nothing but possitive feedback after visiting Giraffe for our daughters birthday! We went to the Giraffe restraunt on The SouthBank and it was absolutely lovely. But don't be put off by the amount of young children inside as you honestly would ot notice!

      When we first arrived it was noticably child friendly, we knew this by the amount of strollers and prmas in the entrance which has been purposley designed for families that want to eat with there children there is stacks of room for at least 20 maybe even 30 pram and strollers. The restraunt itself is very big spacious and has high ceiling which I am sure is why you can not hear all the children inside.

      We got shown to our table very quickly, which we had not booked but this was no problem to them. They gave us our menus and a colouring book with crayons of a big variety that were in a cup on the table. Every child also gets a balloon attached to there highchair/chair which gave our lil one at least 30minutes of entertainment. All carefully thought about to keep the children from reaking havoc! Our waiter came over very quickly 'Shane' he was a lovely man very friendly and was very good with our two year old playing with her balloon and asking her what she would like. He was very friendly and did not rush us and was not bothered when we all changed our mind half way through oredering. He did not write anything down (I automatically thought he was going to forget) but he didn't and all the food arrived and was given to each of us correctly.

      The menu was extensive but much of a much ness, sandwiches, burgers, wraps. You could have cold food or hot food and they came with chips. All the food was designed to come out quickly so children were not left ages for there food but not so fast you were rushed through your meal experience. I had a lovey steak sandwich in ciabatta bread, cooked to perfection, my husbamd had a burger which again was gorgeous good quality meat and a large helping of salad. My mother had a vegetarian option which consisted of halumi cheese and butternut squash with peeper is a wrap which oozed when you cut into it and looked rather scrumptious. The menu I do not want to go into too much detail as the waiter explained it was changing that week so will not explain what was on the old menu.

      We made a conciuos decision not to order our two year old anything but they did have a children menu one for young children aged 0-6and another one aged 6-12, averagely priced at 3.95 and 5.95 which I think was fair for the portion sizes I witnessed. With all of us giving M some of our food she did not need a meal to herself. The Adult portions are very generous you certainly do not leave hungry but don't leave any food either.

      As it was our little ones birthday they brought her out an Ice Cream with a strawberry in it and a candle for her to blow out, everyone sang to her and she loved it - this was free, no charge which was an added bonus.

      For four of us to eat ad have drinks including coffee at the end of the meal it came to £60 which Ibelieve to be very good for the location and the quality of food we ate. We were in there over an hour, we were not ruched at all and made to feel very welcome and special, there were families in there that got there before us and were still slowly going through there meal again no rushing. This made everyone very relaxed and not on edge which you can feel like when you have a young child.

      I also saw buisness meetings in there and older couples in there having a spot of lunch on the south bank. You can chose to eat outside (we didnt as it was raining), the poutside area looks very clean and has umbrellas for the hot days.

      The toilets are very clean and tidy, there is a baby changing area that both sexes can use and a disabled toilet.

      I would strongly recommend anyone going to Giraffe but especially those with young children, as you will be made very welcome and not rushed though your meal.

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      • Sainsburys Nappies / Nappies & Wipes / 53 Readings / 53 Ratings
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        Would not purchase again due to the regular changing and leaking.

        My little girl is currently 2 and is till in nappies. Sonce birth I have only used pampers. I am a neonatal nurse and they have never failed me at work so knew they wouldn't with my precious bundle. As she is now two I thought I would try something a little cheaper to see if they worked as well.

        ****Price****
        I paid £7.22 for 44 nappies which worked out at 16p per nappy not bad in comparison to pampers which are £9.99 for 42 nappies working out at 24p per nappy so a saving of 8p per nappy. As they say 'every little helps'. I was rather chuffed with my small but needed saving, I could not wait to get home and try them out.


        **** The product****
        A nappy to most people is just a nappy, to some mums a nappy is the difference between changing your child every four hours, sore bottoms and sleepless nights - to dry bottoms, long lasting and no soreness. Personally I do not like to have to regularly change as we tend to go out for long periods of time (obviously if she has had a bowel motion I change her immediately but for urine with the pampers it tends to absorb it well and you dont need to change too urgently). Our little girl never really suffers soreness (other than when teething) and has slept through since she was six months so we have not changed over night for well over a year.

        The nappies come in a polythene bag that I cut open as I could not see an easy rip on it, they have a cotton feel to them and i feel they could be degradable. They claim to have an ultra absorbent core to prevent leaks and encourage little ones to have free movement.

        ****Advantages****
        The Nappies cost 16p per nappy and with this lost cost I could not complain too much. She never got sore whilst wearing these nappies.

        ****Disadvantages****
        Here are my problems. Firstly, I got throught the pack a lot quicker than when I have purchased pampers, there have been no changes in her drinking or bowel motions so i wondered why and then I thought about it. I only used 3-4 nappies per day with pampers, however with little ones I was getting through 5 or more per day as they didnt seem to hold her urine aswell and quite often leaked. I also found her srying one night and she was in a pool of urine which was very unpleaseant for all involved inparticular her!

        Leaking bacame a regular problem having not been used to looking at the watch and constantly feeling to see how wet she was I had to check all the time through fear of having a complete outfit change.

        ****Summary****
        If I had a friend that was struggling for money I would suggest she work out how may nappies she is using and whether it was financially viable purchasing these nappies. I think they probably do save a little bit of moneybut it does depends how many you use a day.

        I personally will not be pircasing them again as the pampers pack lasted me over two weeks and these lasted me two weeks on the dot. I had more washing to do and a night of broken sleep not good for a working mum.

        I have given these nappies a three star which I believe to be generous and honest!

        thank you for reading Charlie

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        • Lamaze Octotunes / Baby Toy / 52 Readings / 50 Ratings
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          09.05.2012 19:05
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          A rubbish toy that is too big for the age group aimed at

          Lamaze octotunes was kindly brought for our little girl for her first Christmas when she was 7months old. It was brought for her as Lamaze as a company is very well known for the cleverly designed toys to aid child development, they liked the fact it had big bright bold colours and you could make tunes with it.

          ****the product****
          so what is the product? Well octotunes is an octopus who's tentacles are designed in tubes that when squeezed the let out a note, so if pressed in the correct order they will sing "Mary had a little lamb" "twinkle twinkle little star" and so on. The legs all have different colour ends so they arecolour coded making it easy to follow the note book to play the tune. (I hope you areable to follow what I am saying). Ghost his very complicated for a baby toy.

          Octotunes is a fabric make unsure of the exact materials but has a felty feel to the legs and body. The head has a happy smiley face with a sensory feel to it. The tenticles have a silky feel to the bottom. The product is made to a very high specification and that you could not fault. It comes in a variety of colours our is yellow but I have seen them in red and blue.

          Octotunes is quite a big toy and heavy fir age it is designed for. The legs are thick and very difficult to squeeze. It comes with a little note book (in paper) that has the colour coded notes to play in order to play the tunes. Unfortunately my little girl managed to chew it off within the first day so we have not been able to play the tunes very well for her.

          The idea of this toy is good, it is designed to encourage young children to interact in musical activities and begin to make there own tunes, the reality is the legs are too thick for young children to squeeze and definitely to heavy to play with. I think once she gets to an age where she could squeeze the legs she will be too old to want to do it.

          ****costing****
          This was brought for us but having done some research it is on the market for approximately £22.99-£30. This is about average for the size and make of the toy as it is made to a very high standard. Octotunes will last a long time as it is hardly aged, it is as good as new yet we have had it 18months that could be because it is hardly played with though. I am unsure whether you can put it in the washing machine.

          **** summary*****
          I have only given this one star as I think I have enjoyed it more than my little girl and I definitely would not recommend this product to anyone as it is surplus to requirement.

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          08.05.2012 19:33
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          Would not necessarily purchase agin unless my baby had sores under the neck

          I brouth these bibs when I was pregnant in recommendation from a friend who had a six month old and said she had used them all the time. I thought if you needed them I would probably need them too. She breastfed and I knew I was going to give that a go too, and I was alos going to give a bottle every now and then to get my husband involved.

          ****Design****
          These bibs are designed to prevent milk or dribble from going under babies chin and making it sore by having a roll at the topp of the bib.. They are made from cotton are machine washable and can be tumble dried. They dome in three different colored trims. Pink trim, blue trim or cream trim. The whole bib is always cream. They are done up with velcro at the back.

          **** Costing*****
          These vary massivey in price, I brought four of them for £4.99 but you can get them cheaper if yu shop around, i think the cheapest I found them was about £3, on the tommee tippee website they are selling for £8

          **** efficiency****
          I found these bibs did work very well and did stop her getting sore when she dribbled a lot through teething. she was never a messy feeder so I did not have her in bibs for her feeds. I can see how they could be really useful for babies that drible a lot when feeding.

          ****Recomendation****
          I would recommend these to a friend if they were having problems with skin under babies neck, however I think for your average baby it is an expense you could do without. They are over priced and I didn't really need them as she probably wore a bib about 10 times so they went to waste really.

          ****Summary****
          I am only giving these 3 stars because the design is clever however they are so overpriced and unnecessarily so, they are ony a bib.

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          07.05.2012 14:29
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          A perfect snack!

          I love Houmous, I don't know life without it as we used to have it as children. When I moved out in 2008 I started experimenting with all the different flavoured houmous' and I believe this one to be one of my favourites.

          Houmous ingredients: Cooked Chickpeas,Vegetable Oil ,Sesame Seed Paste ,Water , Red Jalapeno, Concentrated Lemon Juice , Green Jalapeno , Roasted Red Pepper (3.5%) ,Garlic Purée ,Salt. Houmous definitely has a texture, it is not completly smooth but not coarse either.

          The price, it costs £1.29 for a tub or you can get two tubs for £2 which I enjoy as I feel I am getting a little bargain and I can eat two tubs. Once it is open it last approximately 2-3 days, I have never not finished a tub as it is morish!

          The diffence between this houmous and plain houmous is obviously the fact it has jalapeno and red peppers in. The flavour of the red peppers makes it lovely and sweet tasting but it has the added kick of the Jalapeno. It is fine for me and my little girl who is two also enjoys it but if you do not like spice I suggest not trying this as it really is spicey.

          What to put it with:
          I love my houmous with a warm pitta bread or with jacket potato. My little girl has it with ryvita biscuits. My suggestions would be the pitta bread, toats, savoury biscuits, jacket potato or ryvita.

          I have given it five stars as I believe that tescos have got this recipe perfect. I will give it 5 stars as the price is good and the taste is amazing!

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          • The Lion King (DVD) / DVD / 48 Readings / 47 Ratings
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            06.05.2012 20:31
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            A timeless film for all the family

            I remember going to see the lion king in the cinema for my younger brothers birthday, I remember crying when Moufassa dies and still 18 years later (I now feel old) I have tears most the way through this film.

            ****The film****
            The Lion King is a 2D animated film written by disney, with music written by Elton John and Lyrics by Tim Rice. The film is based in an African Pride Land I believe in either Tanzania or Kenya as Kilamangaro is featured in the opening scene. The films main character is Simba a cub born to Moufassa and Sarabi. The animation is fairly basic in comparisson to your Pixar films but this makes this film. I believe it was a pixar film it would ruin the emotion you can get from the cartoon aspect. The film is a real family film for all the family from young chidren - to the older members of the family.

            ***The opening Scene***
            The opening scene involves all the animals coming together in the pride land for Simbas christening. The opening scene is in my mind the best opening to a film I have ever seen. The music and the coming together of all the animals is mind-capturing.

            **** The Plot****
            The story is based on Simba and his adventure before becoming king. He has a cruel Uncle who beholds a grudge that he is not ever going to be King and plans for Moufassa and Simba to be killed so he can take there place and let the hyenas take over. The hyenas pretend they have killed Simba after Moufassa is trampled to death in a stampede set up by Scar.

            Simba is infact in a Jungle with Timone (meerkat) and Pumba (Warthog), they save him from the heat of the desert where he escaped to. They take him in and he grows up to be like them eating worms and beetles. He never forgets his roots although never lets them knw that he should be king of PrideRock.

            While Simba is living this life, Scar has ruined PrideRock the hyenas have taken over and there is nood food left. Narla a friend of Simbas from childhood heads to the jungle to hunt for some food for the pride, he finds Pumba and chases him through the jungle screaming, it is at this point Simba fight Narla and he gets pinned down. Simba remembers Narla pinning him down when he was younger and realises who it is. She manages to persuade him to go back to PrideRock

            Upon Simbas return to PrideROck he witnesses his Uncle Scar hitting his mother Sarabi, Simba is furious and they end up in a fight.........

            Who dies? Who ends up as king? I will not ruin the end for all of you that have not seen it.

            **** Why I love this film****
            From beginning to end this film touches and plays with your heart, one minute you are looking at the cutest little cub then he is getting chased to be killed, then he is in a jungle meeting the comedians of the film and then your heart is left pounding to see if he gets his rightful place as King.

            My 2 year old loves this film and knows all the animals in the film and her favourite is the Giraffis which are featured in the opening and closing of the film. She loves the songs which are cleverly written to have a real african feel to them. She sings along to some of them and dances away.

            This is a classic film that will not age over time. If anyone gets the opportunity to go and see it at the broadway or in London you really must, it is a must see theatre performance that will get you alot more than the film did.

            I am giving it a five star as it really is a classic Disney film, it is a film for all the family that grandparents and young chidren will equally get as much out of.

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              06.05.2012 09:54
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              I like to have my own life and not live my life around my child

              I write this now as my little one is turning two and currently laying on the floor having a temper tantrum over not having a yogurt and I thank the lord I can have a break when I go to work. However this is not how I have always felt.

              I am a childrens nurse currently working full time in a childrens hospice. I love my job to pieces and although heartbreaking at times it is very rewarding. I also love being a mummy, I have always wanted a child and when I found out I was expecting i was overwhelmed and fell in love immediately! When she was born I was at my happiest and honestly never wanted to work again, however I knew that come 6 month I would not be getting paid enough to pay our mortgage and all the bills and my husband didn't earn enough either although he has a very goood job.

              At four months old we found our little baby a childminder for two days a week and a nursery at my work for one day a week. At six months my heart totally broke as i gave her over to some starngers that didn't know her. It was at that point I became very resentful.

              I have worked since I was 18, I have paid my taxes worked my way up in my job to get a good wage yet I cant have more than six months with my little princess. Two of my friends fell pregnant young and did not have to go back to work untill there children were 2, us as tax payers paid for them to be at home enjoying there little one and to say they struggled would be a lie, there children have a lot more than my child had, designer prams, clothes and every toy you could imagine. This made me very angry as I dont see how this is right, why should they have all the time in the world and I dont.

              However, since I felt like this a lot has happened, I do work full time but I am progressing in my job and have had two promotions since having her, I have completed courses and can now provide her with everything she wants (although she doesn't get everything she wants). We own our own home (although have a mortgage) and when she gets older she will have a house left to her, although my friends are brilliant mums to there children I have been able to provide my child with a different life style and experience. We have been on holiday and had plebty of day trips out.

              When our little one grows up and flys the nest I will still have a career and by that point will be earning enough to help provide her with the opportunities my parents were able to provide me with. She is a sociable little girl that loves other children and has really grown within herself at nursery. The childminder gave her all the time in the world and did things with her that I would not have even thought of.

              If I have the chance to do it all over again, I will definitely save to have a year off as I do think six months was too young, but I love how my life is and I love the fact I have my career and I am going places so when she is older she can look up to me and think I want to be like her just like I did with my mum.

              I do understand why some mums like to stay at home and thats there choice and if there husbands earn enough for them to do that then I am happy for them, but I don't need to rely on anybody except for myself and that makes me happy.

              Working mums vs stay at home mums will always be an intresting debate and everyone does what is right for them and their children. I hope this review helps all those mums that are stressed about going back to work, it is awful but in time it gets easier.

              I hope this has been a helpful review and to all us working mums: high five!

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              • What's In Your Bag? / Discussion / 46 Readings / 42 Ratings
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                I love my handbag, it carries evertything in there for the just incase scenario.

                Ok, so until 14th May 2010 i never used to really have a bag, and then i became a mum and I now would not even think of leaving the house without the kitchen sink. I can't even walk the dog these days without having a bag of essentials hanging off the buggy.

                I never did a changing bag, I decided to get a big classy handbag (well if you are going to do it do it instyle!). It is a big bag and I love it I have lots of room for all the essentials and the added extras in but if you were to go down it I think you would all be in for a shock.

                my number one essentials are baby wipes, I have discovered how amazing they are, I have used them for the obvious but they can get car oil off your hands, clean the dogs paws, wipe your hands after a cheeky drive through!

                2) Nappies, she is coming up to two so until we are potty trained these are essential.
                3)Make up bag, what I did before I have no idea but I have emergency make up bag with lip gloss and mascara in and then my daily make up bag hich includes the whole lot of daily make up.
                4) Tissues again a mum of a 2 year old you always need a tissue for her running nose!
                5) my purse this is down the list as I regularly forget it as my child has discovered money and seems o spend most her time playing with it so I now habe my emergency card in a secret pocket in my handbag!
                6) Perfume, you never know when you may need an extra spray!
                7) my mobile is usually in a pocket but it does make it in to my bag occasionally for a visit!
                8) my keys live in my bag, I can never find them in there amongst the rubbish but they are in there.

                The other bits that are not essential but appear to live n my bag include
                1) a hair comb i hardly ever brush my hair as it is thick and curly so I am unsure as to why i insist on carrying the item but you never know!
                2) endless recipts and bits of paper including bills
                3)batteries for those emergency moments
                4) a change of clothes for my little one (just incase)
                5) Spare bag of organix crisps and a cartoon of juice
                6) Name badge for work tends to live in my bag
                7) tampons, you just never know

                The reality is a womens bag is never that intresting. I have a lot of rubbish in there because I can and the reality is a lot of it could probably come out. I hate anyone rooting through my bag not because I have anything to hide but because its my personal space. I regulalry find my husband going down it when we are out and he knows I hte it but as he says if I didn't have the kitchen sink in there he wouldn't need to go in there.

                I think I would now be lost if I didnt have a handbag. I love them so much and have now a good collection of them!

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                03.05.2012 09:23
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                A lovely scent, that looks and smells classy

                I brought this perfume after i recieved the moisturiser as a present and realsied how much I loved it. It is definitely a scent that oozes class both in scent and look.

                The product:
                The perfume comes in a rectangular glass bottle with an original style spayer at the top. The glass is fairly heavy and tough as I have dropped it and not broken it yet! It has a glass lid as well. It comes in a very classy box, the box is plain cream with a black lined border. It is a very simple design, it has the name clearly written on it. I keep mine in the box as I heard that sunlight can effect the scent.

                The Scent:
                I wear this as a day perfume, it is quite light and flowery, it has rose and jasmine petals in. It is a really lovely smell, it can be very pverpowering if you spray too much on. I tend to use two - three sprays and that lasts the day. It is defonitely a quality perfume.

                Thr Price:
                for 50ml it is about £55 which is expensive. I brought mine in America about 5 years ago. I do ot use it every day as I am a nurse and smells an effect patients. It has not lost it scent at all, so for £55 it has lasted really well. I would shop around as I am sure you could probably get it a little bit cheaper on the internet.

                Summary:
                I would definitely recommend purchasing this perfume. It is expensive but as you do not have to use much it lasts so is worth every penny. I have given it four stars but only because if you use too much it is too overpowering and loses the light smell. It is expensive which means that some people can not afford it especially in the recession.

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                An absolute must have!

                I love Gucci Rush, My best friend introduced me to this fragrance about six years ago and now I insist on having it in my collection at all times!

                The Product:
                Gucci Rush comes in a bright Red box with the spray based at the top in the middle. It is very easy to spray on and as the packaging is thick plastic you do not have to keep it in the cardboard box away from sunlight.

                The smell is definitely designed for night; it is not a refreshing day time smell if that makes sense. The smell is floral with a hint of spice, it is a little woody. You do not need to use too much of this as it can become way to over powering. I used to use three sprays maximum and that would last all night. As the advert above tells me it has a sharp, oriental, woody flavour which I would definitely agree with.

                The cost of Gucci rush is not too expensive I have brought three bottle in my time. I always buy the 50ml bottle as you do not need to use too much they last ages and only cost 315 more. I paid £45 for my bottle but prices vary over the internet so shop around for a deal. I do not believe this is expensive as I have more expensive perfumes and cheaper perfumes so I would say it is middle of the range in price

                Positives:
                This fragrance is a perfume that lasts on the skin, it doesn't fade over the night and is not overpowering. Great for a night out clubbing or a first date! The packaging is clever and it lasts ages as you need to use so little.

                Summary:
                I would definately recommend Gucci Rush to all my girlie friends! It is perfect for a night out! I have given it five stars as I can not find fault with this fragrance.

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                • Peppa Pig / TV Programme / 30 Readings / 28 Ratings
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                  Definately recommend letting little ones watching this

                  I love Peppa pig and I hope this review clearly explains why!

                  Who is Peppa?

                  Peppa pig is a piglet aged about 4-5 years old. She lives in a house with Mummy pig, Daddy pig and her little brother George who is about 18 months.

                  She is a friendly piglet that has just started school with her friends. All her friends names begin with the same letter as the animal begins with for example her best friend is 'Suzie Sheep'. There is 'Zoe Zebra', 'Candy Cat', and 'Pedro Pony'. Peppa love having fun with her friends and loves jumping in muddy puddles. She is very chatty and speaks very clearly. George is younger and says basic words like 'dinosaur'

                  Where do you find Peppa?

                  Peppa pig has become a big brand initially a 2D TV series that is aired regularly on Nickelodeon swell as Channel 5 in the mornings. It is a 5 minute programme that is very basic so young children can follow the storyline easily. The writers have designed the storylines cleverly so they have a very basic plot, nothing too much happens and no-one ever talks over any one so you do not get confused. The pictures are also very bold and again very basic. There is never anything happening in the background so young children focus on what is happening and don't seem to lose the concentration.

                  Our little girl got into Peppa when she was approximately 16months old and has been completely obsessed since.

                  So my reason for loving Peppa Pig:

                  Cleverly Channel 5 put it on in the morning at approximately 715 and 815 these are the times that parents are up and getting in the shower. I put channel 5 on and the minute the music starts I know I have 5 minutes to have a shower. This is perfect as I am aware she will not move and won't get distracted.

                  I have downloaded Peppa pig on my iPhone and regularly use it for moments when you really need your 2year old to either calm down or be quiet, a wedding, in a restaurant when you have waited over an hour for food, in a traffic jam, first thing in the morning if I am knackered. I do not use TV to bring up my child and she is only allowed 2 episodes at a time and she is not allowed it every day as I found she was becoming addicted and waking in the night wanting her.

                  Peppa pig has also helped our little one learn to count she has the Peppa pig laptop which has games she can play on, she is learning the alphabet with some of the branded toys.

                  What else Peppa:

                  Peppa has become massive for all children. There is now a 'Peppa pig world' which is a theme park set up for children as young as 6months. You have to pay for the adult tickets and children tickets are the same price at a whooping £21, children under 1metre are free. It has approximately 7 rides including a balloon ride, riding the clouds and 'Grandpa's little train'. It also has a water park you can go in which has puddles and fountains children can play in. There is an inside area which is soft play and is brilliant. It has been designed so children of all ages can enjoy it but parents can go in as well if their children need help. We went when our little one was 18months and she absolutely loved it. We had photos taken in Peppa pig's house with Peppa pig, we went into Peppa pig's house, and it was so cleverly set up and really well designed. We went first thing in the morning and didn't wait in any queues but it did get busy by lunch time.

                  You can also buy bedsets, furniture, bean bags, toys, pens, paper, bags and the list goes on. Peppa is now massive. We haven't gone too over the top she has some Peppa pig clothes and a bean bag but haven't got too much as they do grow out of it by the time they get to school I hear.

                  Summary:
                  I love Peppa pig, I think the branding is very clever, the show is well written and the theme park is fantastic but I would search around for a deal as for a family of five it £100 which is mega money and quite ridiculous but you do get to use the whole park. I love my five minutes of peace in the morning when I have a shower. I love the fact when we get into a pickle and we are out I can put Peppa on and know she will be an angel child while she watches it. I love the fact she loves Peppa and Peppa gives her comfort at night as she now sleeps with Peppa as a pillow.

                  I would definitely let any child watch Peppa it is inoffensive and with such a simple storyline they slowly learn things off it.

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                    30.04.2012 21:12
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                    Never would buy these again out of principal

                    I am sorry my little girl has only just had these and she is two, I don't mind so much now if she does have a little chocolate as a treat but do we really need to be introducing chocolate to our kids so young when there are healthier snaks they could be eating out there?

                    The product:
                    Chocolate biscotti's can be brought from all main supermarkets they cost approximately £1.10 for a pack of 12. They come in foil packaging that is decorated with the biscuit itself. They have a unique italian recipe and they provide babies with hand eye co-ordination and are the perfect size for little hands to grip.

                    They are a soft biscuit that are easy to chew on and eat. They slowly dissolve so would not be a massive chocking hazard but obviously you need to watch any young child that is eating.

                    Nutition:
                    Every biscuit contains 1.4g of sugar which is approximately a small teaspoon, 0.4g of fat and 21kCal in. To me this is not a healthy snack to be weaning your children on.

                    Summary:
                    These snack have been designed for babies that have not yet got teeth, with 1.4g of sugar in I am curious to see what damage they are doing to new teeth.

                    As I said at the age of two she does have these as a big treat and I have only brought one pack out of intrest. Obviously my little one has enjoyed thwm byt there are healthier snacks out there and I won't be buying them again.

                    I am giving them a 1 star as I do not agree the ages set for these biscuits. We have an obesity problem in this country and biscuits like these are not giving parents any help.

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                      Love this product, highly recommended for coloured hair

                      I began buying this product when I moved out from my parents and realised how expensive pantene was. Herbal essences appeared to have a lot of good offers on it at the times I went to buy it. I do not think I have ever paid full price which £2.13, I usually pay half price or buy one get one free.

                      The product:
                      Herbal Essence 'Ignite my colour' shampoo comes in a pink clear bottle, it is labelled with ingredients on the back and the front has got the shampoo it is designed for. In this case it has been designed for coloured hair. It claims to give your coloured hair glow.

                      As a lot of you know I have got incredibly thick hair that has got highlights in it, I did try a few other products that either reacted with my scalp causing it to blister or made my hair dull and greasy.

                      Herbal Essences seemed to make my hair have a glow to it. My hair was no longer dull and limp it seemed to have a bit of life to it again. My scalp which had been stripped of skin repaired itself due to the gentle formula that is in it.

                      The smell of the shampoo is gorgeous, it is sweet and is full of passion fruit extracts that reall come through in the scent. It is a hair product that when you wash your it really feel clean and you can smell it for a good few days. People tend to comment on the smell of my hair, partly because it is so thick it seems to keep the smell well.

                      Positives:
                      Gives coloured hair a healthy glow
                      Gives my hair volume
                      The smell is divine

                      Negatives:
                      Can not think of any

                      Summary:
                      I love Herbal Essence, I do buy it when it is on offer but would also pay full price for it as I believe it is worth every penny. I have thick hair and it is long so a bottle does not last me very long (one month) but all my friends it lasts about two - three months.

                      I recommend this product highly as it is top quality.

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                      26.04.2012 21:05
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                      Definitely a recommendation from me

                      I brought this product, on recommendation from my mother who reguarly uses this product and highly rates it. According to the soap and glory website it cost £6.39, I brought it from boots for £7. However i had the 'buy two get a third free' so felt it was worth the spend.

                      The product:
                      Soap and glory is distinctively labelled, it has a retro feel to the label and the title of what it is, is clearly displayed. The product is pink in colour. It is made of white and brown sugar and various oils including kukui oil, apricot kernel oil and mango butter with vitamin E. The smell is divine, its really sweet and leaves you smelling sweet. The mango comes over quite strong, i love mango so really enjoy the smell of it. It is not a sickly smell and not over powering.

                      I personally use it all over my body including my face. To use you should apply to damp skin and use a dollop of it. You need to scrub in circular motion for approximately 60seconds before washing off. On my face I use it very carefully only gently scrubbing for about 20 seconds.

                      The product really does remove all the dead skin and leave your skin feeling super smooth. I was a little cautious at first as it has a lot of natural oils in it and didnt want my skin to be left feeling greasy. This product I didnt feel left my skin greasy at all.

                      Positives:
                      I love this product it removes all dead skin
                      leaves skin super soft
                      and smells lovely and fruity again not too heavy and sickly

                      Negatives:
                      Only the price

                      Summary
                      I love this product, I did get it in an offer and would only purchase it in an offer as there are other exfoliators that are cheaper and do the same job just don't smell as sweet and do not leave skin as soft.

                      I would recommend it to people and would definately purchase it for people as a gift.

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